Nigel D. Allen
6 Silver Avenue
Telephone (416) 535-8916
Web page: http://www.ndallen.com/
Typographer/Computer Artist, Graphics and Photography Services
(formerly IMS Creative Communications), Faculty of Medicine,
University of Toronto, May 1982-August 1995.
Preparing printed documents and computer-generated slides in a Macintosh environment. Training new staff as required. Extensive experience with applications such as Quark XPress, Aldus PageMaker, Aldus Persuasion, Excel, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Adobe Illustrator, AppleScan, and Aldus Freehand, and equipment including Apple Scanner, Linotronic 300, and DAT drives. Some experience with forms design software and Adobe Photoshop. Extensive dealing with clients and photography and video production staff. Translating documents from English to French.
Production Manager, The Varsity, June 1981-April 1982. Operating typesetting equipment and stat camera. Hiring and training student typesetting staff. Some writing and editing of news stories and other materials. Managing subscription department. Previous and subsequent work as volunteer. Giving seminars as needed.
Staff member, The Dalhousie Gazette, 1976-1979. Layout, writing, editing, training staff, production work, participation at conferences, covering both student affairs and external news.
Volunteer, Canadian University Press. Author of a guide to subscription management for student newspapers which appeared in the CUP Style Guide, organizing and participating at regional and national conferences, assistance with developing and maintaining electronic mail networks.