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 . . .
For Another City upon a Hill
Joe Conforti, University of Southern Maine
For The Sacred You & The Heart Knows
For My Dogs and How They Shaped My Life
An indispensable voice in the writing of my memoir
Kristy Sweetland, Coaching to Come Alive
Great editor with a sharp eye for detail!
Pàl Ó’ Siadhail
From the blog . . .
Yeah, I know too many of you have kind-of a “no” answer to that, at least in terms of any kind of plan. Many of my editing and design colleagues are introverts who would much rather deal with clients one at a time, do the work, and collect their fee than play the sales game.…
I had a project recently where I totally miscalculated my suitability to the client’s needs. I lost money because of it because I had to spend way too much time dealing with the client mismatch itself. There’s the scope fog for the job itself (conflicting scopes from different client representatives), and then there’s scope creep…
. . . And when to begin and/or enlist a professional editor. I read a great book several years ago, The INFJ Writer by Lauren Sapala. I think it’s good reading for all writers, regardless of their Myers-Briggs score, although those with an “N” in their score (for “intuitive) will more likely have a writing process…
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…