Supporting fine word craft, one book at a time.
I’m a book shepherd.
That means I know a good bit about the publishing process and can lead you through whatever steps you need me for.
Just got that story completed and need a professional reader to give it more than a pat-on-the-back read? I can take a look at your story flow and help you craft that engaging experience for your readers.
Editing & Proofreading
Need a set of eagle eyes to copy edit or proofread your text? I take a practical and flexible approach that honors your voice and gives everyone a smooth read.
Need a more professional layout than Microsoft Word can provide? Let’s work on a great layout with awesome fonts and text organization. With InDesign, we can catch and keep readers’ attention.
Need some hand-holding?
I love to work with self-publishing authors. Let’s walk this path together and master the process.
From my clients . . .
Publications contractor for NASA
For Emotional Development and Emotional Intelligence
Peter Salovey, Yale University
For Another City upon a Hill
Joe Conforti, University of Southern Maine
For The Country Houses of John F. Staub
Stephen Fox, Rice University
For My Dogs by Jude Heimel
Jude Heimel, Author of My Dogs And How They Shaped My Life
From the blog . . .
Steve Jobs was right on this point. Give the customer an experience, not just a product. And that applies to those of us providing freelance services in the publishing industry (yes, it does!). I see the customer experience as being 50% product quality, 50% customer service. In the end, my job is to service the…
I’ve worked with self-publishing authors for several years now. They often live in an isolated writing world without that traditional publisher to guide them along. They might send their finished manuscript out to friends to “evaluate” but otherwise aren’t sure if their story is a good read. The Purpose When I work with a self-publishing…
As a professional editor and proofreader, I am about 99% in favor of professional editing and proofreading. Not just because it’s my bread and butter, though. I’ve been a voracious reader since age seven, and I really want good copy to make my reading experience awesome. Self-Publishing Cost Trade-Offs I do understand that indie authors…
After several years of working interior book design, I still wonder why Adobe makes their InDesign software so complex. I know that the idea may be to provide a rich palette of tools and options, but it’s still a bit intimidating. I’ve worked with Photoshop before, so I know how much Adobe loves “tools” and…