Franco A. Alvarado

fixes things

Sentences + Pages + Books

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Ebook Development and QA

Print Book Design and Layout

Editing and Proofreading

Workflow Consultation

Web Design



I like to fix things. Sentences, pages, books. I have been working in publishing since joining Tea, the literary magazine at the University of Florida in 2007. Since then, I’ve made publishing my career, dabbling in editorial departments, production departments, and even a literary agency before focusing on ebooks. I currently reside in the Boston area.

In 2014, I started Strangelet Press with my colleagues, fellow graduates from Emerson College in Boston. We are a new science fiction and fantasy journal both in print and ebook formats. I design the print version of the book while simultaneously setting the files up for the ebook editions. I also built and designed the website for the journal. Additionally, I also curate cover art and supervise the production process. Since it is a small operation of four core people, we all tend to wear different hats as we go on.

In 2013, I started my freelance work in earnest. In addition to ebook development of all kinds, I also provide book layout design, editorial services, and workflow consultation to bring it all together for your project.

In addition to designing for print, I also manage web-based projects. I built this website plus the website for Strangelet Press.

Aside from my day job, my freelance work, and my work at Strangelet Press, I am also designing a board game and working on my own writing.

Reach out to me on Twitter @NoFrancosPlease or by email via the big friendly contact button above. I am also on LinkedIn. I always like to talk about writing and publishing.