“In the publishing world, a project manager requires a broad knowledge of the production process from editing through publication—be it in print, online, or both. It may require oversight of an author or a team of writers as well as editors, designers, photographers, and production artists.” – Andrea Ptak
Andrea Ptak has worked for a variety of firms in the communications industry, including a local newspaper, three advertising agencies, a corporate in-house agency, and a large commercial printing company. In the 1980s, she ran her own six-person, full service design and photography studio in San Antonio, Texas. In the 1990s, as the publishing industry changed and desktop publishing software dominated, she moved to Seattle and established her business here. These days, she serves as an editor and publishing project manager.
For Book Publishers Northwest’s October meeting tonight, Ptak will discuss publishing project management and how to make the process of going from idea to finished book easier.
Our October 23 meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Center, room 221, 4649 Sunnyside N., Seattle, Washington. There is free parking on site.