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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Seek the challenging and exciting position of Bookbinder with a firm where my huge experience and ability to produce high quality reproduction bindings will be fully utilized.

An extremely gifted professional Bookbinder with great experience in cutting, sawing, and gluing component parts to bind new books; as well as performing other finishing operations, such as grooving, decorating, and lettering, using primarily hand tools, and precision processing methods and new technology.

Summary of Qualifications

  • More than seven years experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of 18th century bookbinding techniques,    especially English and American.
  • Exceptional ability to produce high quality reproduction    bindings.
  • Enviable poised and personable manner.
  • Excellent public contact skills.
  • Immense ability to communicate effectively in interpreting the    craft of bookbinding to visitors.
  • In-depth ability to teach the craft of bookbinding to fellow    employees.
  • Deep knowledge of inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste,    quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the    manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Strong ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one    hand, a hand together with arm, or two hands to grasp,    manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Strong ability to see details of objects at a close range (within   a few feet).
  • Profound ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise    adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to    exact positions.
  • Excellent ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules    in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order.
  • Sound ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the    fingers, hands, and wrists.

    Professional Experience

    Shippers Network Inc., Tarrytown, NY            2000 - Present

    Bookbinder
    • Apply glue to back of book, using brush or glue machine, and attach cloth backing and headband.
    • Pack, weigh, and stack books on pallet for shipment.
    • Place bound book in press that exerts pressure on cover until glue dries.
    • Fold printed sheets to form signatures (pages) and assemble signatures in numerical order to form book body.
    • Compress sewed or glued signatures to reduce book to required thickness, using handpress or smashing machine.
    • Imprint and emboss lettering, designs, or numbers on cover, using gold, silver, or colored foil and stamping machine.
    • Glue outside endpapers to cover.
    • Attach endpapers to top and bottom of book body, using sewing machine, or glues endpapers and signatures together along spine, using brush or glue machine.
    • Trim edges of book to size, using cutting or book trimming machine or hand cutter.
    • Apply color to edges of signatures, using brush, pad, or atomizer.
    • Insert book body in device that forms back edge of book into convex shape and produces grooves to facilitate attachment of cover.
    • Cut cover material to specified dimensions and fit and glue material to binder board manually or by machine.
    • Cut binder board to specified dimension, using board shears, hand cutter, or cutting machine.

    Colonial John Foundation, Tarrytown, NY           1998 - 2000

    Bookbinder Apprentice
    • Demonstrated and interpreted the crafts of bookbinding and paste-papermaking as they were practiced in Colonial America.
    • Demonstrated and interpreted the 18th Century craft of paper marbling.
    • Interpreted the history of the craft of bookbinding for visitors to the shop.
    • Manufactured reproductions of 18th century forms of bookbinding including leather bindings (both blind and gold tooled), stitched- books, glued books and half-bound books.
    • Restored or rebound antique volumes in styles compatible with their date of printing.
    • Assisted in the manufacture of special presentation bindings as requested.

    Education

    High School Diploma (1998)



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