Elusive India: Ladakh and the Kashmir Valley

The latest book in Michael Thomas’ Elusive India series is on his experiences travelling in the region of Ladakh and Kashmir. It includes his photographs of the people and places he encountered on his trips.

I copy-edited the text and co-ordinated changes in MS Word with the author.

To retain the feel of the series, I based the design on the previous books (designed by Sue Walker). It uses the same typefaces but has a different grid, and page furniture, more suitable to the kind and length of the content.

After sketching options, I discussed design approaches and image placement with the author. I did the layout and typesetting; creating final artwork for the printers, as well as a web-friendly pdf.

The resulting 225-page book has 185 images and about 53,000 words: Elusive India: Ladakh and the Kashmir Valley (Michael Thomas, Pipal Press 2019)

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Skills

  • Series design extension
  • Copy editing
  • Image management
  • Clear language advice
  • Typography and graphic design
  • Layout, typesetting and artwork.

Software

Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.

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Front and back covers of Elusive India: Ladakh and the Kashmir Valley
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Pages from Elusive India: Ladakh and the Kashmir Valley
Elusive India book double page spread
Elusive India book double page spread
Elusive India book double page spread
Elusive India book double page spread
Elusive India book double page spread
Elusive India book double page spread
Elusive India book double page spread
Elusive India book double page spread
Elusive India book double page spread
Double-page spreads from Elusive India: Ladakh and the Kashmir Valley

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