Alistair Dabbs is a highly experienced editorial production specialist, regularly freelancing as a magazine production editor and editorial workflow manager.
In addition to print production, Bento Media can handle your production work for Apple iPad and ePub publishing, interactive PDF and other e-book publishing platforms, including Kindle.
Before retraining as a sub-editor in 1989, Alistair worked in print production for a magazine publishing company in London, and has since established himself as an expert in all aspects of editorial production, from writing, editing and subbing to digital imaging, page layout and prepress.
Alistair is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and a QuarkXPress master. He is also a regular beta-tester for Adobe, focusing on the key Adobe Creative Suite applications using in modern publishing (Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat Pro) and Adobe’s new Digital Media Publishing tools for producing beautiful interactive magazines for the Apple iPad.
He is an acknowledged expert in colour management, preflighting and PDF workflows.
Do you regularly publish a magazine but struggle every issue when it comes to putting it all together?
Alistair can save you time and money by handling the sub-editing, laying out the pages, processing your photo images (including cut-outs), producing illustrations and graphics, placing your adverts, exporting final pages to press-ready PDFs, preflighting everything and sending the lot to your printers.
Alistair can turn your raw copy into a finished magazine or book for considerably less than it would cost you to hire individual sub-editors, designers and prepress bureaus. For larger titles, Bento Media can draw upon its network of industry contacts and colleagues to take on the job collectively.