Michael McInnis

Design + Copyediting Portfolio and Pricing Guide

design

digitally Handcrafted

We can laugh about the irony of handcrafting a book cover on a computer. For me, designing books, whether for the ICA Boston, or small independent publishers, is like making a cutting board or lamp. Each starts with an idea, an image or mood, a sense of place and function. I may keep sharp chisels and a computer in seperate toolboxes, but both feel like extensions of my hands.

Catalog Cover, 'Boston School' · Client : ICA Boston
Advertising, 'New Histories' catalog · Client : ICA Boston
Interior page, 'Boston School' catalog · Client : ICA Boston
Book Cover · Client : Nixes Mate Publications
Book Cover · Client : Nixes Mate Publications
Book Cover · Client : Nixes Mate Publications
Interior page, 'Frieze' catalog · Client : ICA Boston
Pamphlet Cover · Client : Primal Publishing
Chapbook Cover · Client : Nixes Mate Publications
Chapbook Cover · Client : Nixes Mate Publications
Broadside · Client : Nixes Mate Publications
Broadside · Client : Nixes Mate Publications

Copyediting

We all do it. We all think faster than we type. That line, or perfect sentence has to come out of quarantine now. But there is always a missing word, the classic transposed letters of E and H in teh, the reliance upon the unreliable spell check. I’m not a card carrying member of the grammar police. I want to help you clean your manuscript and make it ready to send out to an agent, publisher, or literary journal.

Pricing