Because of my love for the written word, I assist a limited number of bold authors each year.

Book cover design is available for authors who want to be different, classy, artsy, avante garde, unique, or remarkable. I also offer “old-school” book typography, guidance through the publishing process, and  editing/coaching/encouragement on “the writer's journey.”

  • Design Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, 15 years of university design teaching experience, Adobe Site-of-the-Day Winner, Runner-up in Adobe Design Achievement Awards.
  • Book Cover Design: If I design your cover, I will read all or most of your book so I can capture the essence of what it's about. Final art is adjusted to production specs and prepped to print properly the first .
  • Book Typography is a specialty. This includes creating drop-caps by hand, use of typefaces specialized for book typography, classic page layout, and elimination of widows and orphans and runts (one word on the last line of a paragraph). Every paragraph and every page is inspected and adjusted to pre-digital standards. Compare a book you find in an antique store to one you find in a bookstore. Call me if you want your pages to “glow in the dark” the way they used to in the days of hot metal type.
  • Developmental and Technical Editing is priced after I've inspected your manuscript. I'll mark up a thousand words or so at no charge, and this will give you a sense of my style and value, the readiness of your manuscript for release, and what working together will be like.

 

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