This article, with two photos, appeared in Pulitzer’s Santa Maria Times on April 24, 2004 (pp. C 9-10).

Niche Publisher

Freelancer understood business when he started in 1981


Orcutt resident Gordon Burgett owns and directs a publishing company from the confines of his home.

Communication Unlimited was  started in 1981, when Burgett saw a need for niche publishing, which identifies specific demographic markets and publishes books directed to that group's needs.

From humble beginnings, Burgett  and Communication Unlimited have carved a niche in the publishing world and thrive among the giants in  the industry, he said.

"I've been writing for many years and by the time I decided to get into publishing myself 1 had over a thousand freelance articles in print. It struck me that people didn't know how to get freelance work into print," Burgett said.

"It was at that point I began to give seminars on how to sell freelance work and that's when the idea for a book on the subject came in.

“I went to some publishers and found 1 would make very little money doing it their way. So 1 decided to try to do it myself, knowing nothing about how to do it in the beginning.”

"I started with a $600 investment in my first book and a lot of patience; then size, etc.) used in Word to compose the page. (That same information also appears below, for your convenience.)


What link gets you to the sample page? Try http://www.gordonburgett.com/reportpage.pdf.



This is the text found on the second page of the sample report page:





The above page shows how an inside page in this report actually looks in print. It is reproduced here in .pdf format so you can see its visual appearance.

Since it was originally composed in Word, let me give you the page setup dimensions under File (F) so that if you care to use this structure, yours should appear roughly as this reproduction looks. (If it doesn’t fit on one page or appears irregular on your computer, you may have set your page defaults too narrow, thus distorting the printed .pdf version.)

The page setup is 1” top, 1” bottom, 1” right, 1” left, 0 gutter, and .5” left and right from gutter.

The text is two columns wide (see Format), 3” each with a .5” space.

The sub-titles are in New Times Roman 14-point boldface, with a 13-point spacing above and below.

The text is 13-point New Times Roman. The white space in the text between paragraphs is 10 points.

The text is hyphenated.

The header is in 14-point Arial Black, centered, followed by 20 points of space.

The footer begins with a 10-point space, and an underline at 10 points, with all text in 10-point New Times Roman. The last line is centered.

All text is right-left justified.



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