“It was always a pleasure to work with Joy, who remained unflappable and endlessly patient with our panic attacks and last-minute updates. I would recommend Joy to anyone venturing on the journey of publishing a book.“
Mt Evelyn History Group
“Thank you so much for your help in launching ‘Chocolate’s Bushwalk’. Your professional advice and facilitation has been invaluable; I’m so grateful to you. I will certainly advice anyone wanting to venture into publishing to get in touch with you.“
Thanks for all your help, talent and patience with these projects – it has all come out fantastic!
Regards, Anthony McAleer“
On behalf of Mt Evelyn RSL and Lilydale Rotary
“Joy Carrick worked with the Mount Evelyn History Group on the graphic design of our booklet Aborigines in the Yarra Valley and Northern Dandenongs (2011).
The booklet is aimed at a wide age range, from upper primary to adult, and needed to be clear and appealing to all. It also presented the design challenge of an A4 Landscape format and a variety of illustration styles (colour and black & white photos, maps, drawings).
Joy succeeded through subtle use of colour and a well-spaced layout. She was able to transform a photo of an outdoor mural into a very effective cover. The result is a book that has been widely praised for its immediate visual appeal and that ‘almost sells itself’.
Joy was able to advise on technicalities such as appropriate fonts and paper stock. She also made the publishing task easier by liaising with the printer and clarifying the process for us. It was always a pleasure to work with Joy, who remained unflappable and endlessly patient with our panic attacks and last-minute updates.
I would recommend Joy to anyone venturing on the journey of publishing a book.“
Karen Phillips – Mt Evelyn History Group
“I highly recommend Joy Carrick for book typesetting and layout. Joy handled all of the layout and typesetting for my book “Life Sucks but YOU CAN Turn It Around!” Nothing was too much trouble and Joy’s professionalism and graphic design skills shine through in the final result. AMAZING – her work speaks for itself!“
Maree Hamiton, Business Keynote Speaker & Author, Olinda, Victoria.