Tricia is committed to helping me make my books the best they can be! She has a reputation for accuracy, thoroughness, reliability, and professionalism. When proofreading the process is focused and intense. She makes at least two, often three passes. During the first Tricia adds her changes, during the second she reviews the changes, and during the third, she reads the book as if seeing it for the first time. Tricia is determined to catch any of those pesky little mistakes that seem to hide in the text waiting for an unsuspecting reader to trip into them.
Tricia Parker - Proofreader
Christina loves working with authors to help make their manuscripts the best they can be. She highly details oriented, and deadline focused and enforces the highest standards for the authors with whom she works. As the closest reader of content, Christina also works with authors to help translate their content into successful marketing materials. When not editing, she is a project manager for a large textbook publisher and worked with textbook authors to develop several first editions that went on to be bestsellers.
Christina Lepre - Editor
Maureen has more than 20 years in journalism and public relations, she has been in newsroom trenches, writing under deadline, and in corporate board rooms, prepping CEOs for international media interviews. She understands what media want and how critical messaging is in building buzz, developing trust and delivering results. Words matter. Details matter. Passion is a must!
Maureen Rich Wallace – Book Manager
Gwen Gades – Cover Designer - Billy Books
Gwen has 20 years in the publishing industry. She has worked on books from new authors to NYTimes bestsellers, and everything in between! She sees it as her responsibility to make my books “WOW books”, and for them to be unique and fabulous. Gwen works with the latest version of Adobe’s Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat etc) to prepare and preflight files, and works with you to make sure that the book you get is the book you were hoping for.
Helen, of Ibex Illustrations, is a freelance illustrator based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, in the UK. She creates bespoke illustrations to fit the needs of the story. Through the use of bright colours and quirky characters, her aim is, above all else, to make readers smile. And from the positive feedback I’ve had, she certainly achieves that objective.
Paul Shinn – Cover Designer - Hole Trillogy & Iron Overload
Paul is a freelance illustrator and comic artist based in London, UK. Paul uses a combination of hand-drawn and digital techniques in his illustration work, and likes to create images which make people smile. He has a BA degree in Typography & Graphic Communication and an MA in Illustration.
Lola-Rose Maxwell - Narrator - Billy Books
Lola-Rose is a professional and experienced voice-over artist, audio engineer, comedian and actor based in London. She has worked for BBC Radio 4 - The Literary Adventures of Mr Brown, among other media, as well as several other corporations. Her projects include audiobooks, films, corporate videos and comedy gigs. She has access to a professional studio and the ability to edit her own narration.
Lola-Rose is also a working actress and comedian and recently appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Amanda Horan - Copy Editor
Amanda is an avid reader and book reviewer who has freelanced as an editor and proof-reader for the past two years. She has worked on everything from children's books to horror. She loves working with authors to enhance their writing to ensure it is the best it can be. Amanda has worked with authors all over the world; including some who have made the bestseller list on Amazon.
Helen Rushworth - Illustrator - Billy Books
Pete Nottage – Narrator - The Hole Opportunity
Pete is a UK-based presenter, voiceover and writer. He’s a continuity announcer at Channel 4. He’s the station voice of BBC 6Music and MUTV. He’s presented stuff for Smart and Sony Ericsson and has also hosted the inaugural Oxford Fashion Week. He does loads of stuff. And nearly all of it is half-decent. He’s even made a Doctor Who parody video which has gained over a million hits on YouTube – but he’s not one to brag.
Fiona Joyce – Structural Editor & Writing Coach
Fiona is a writer and creative-writing teacher, who lives near Montpellier in southern France. As Fiona Dunscombe, she won The Dundee International Book Prize for her first novel ‘The Triple Point of Water’. She also has a written radio drama, poetry, short stories, and articles on French life. Fiona is currently writing a second novel, provisionally titled ‘Connecting’
Harmony Kent - Copy Editor/ Proofreader
Harmony is an award-winning multi-genre author. She is avid an reader and writer, and offers editing, proof-reading, manuscript appraisal, and beta reading services. She’s a book reviewer and passionate supporter of her fellow indie authors. Harmony works hard to promote and protect high standards within the indie publishing arena. She is always on the lookout for talent and excellence, and will freely promote any authors or books who she feels have these attributes.
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