I have assembled a caring team of experts to help you produce your book and ready it for publishing.
Ginger is enjoying her retirement from a 30-year career as an educator to use her keen knowledge of writing and the English language to be a book editor. She has a master’s degree in teaching and teacher education from the University of Arizona after earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the same school. She taught and trained in the internationally-recognized Spalding Education International language arts system which utilizes the Writing Road to Reading to promote literacy in students of all ages. She has also helped parents and other educators learn to teach this program to their students.
Ginger is married to Adam Colwell, they live in Tucson, AZ, and they have two daughters and two grandchildren.
Carla is an experienced book designer with a long-fostered love of the written word. She went from being a precocious reader to a journalism major and marketing and PR specialist in her early career, then segued to graphic design and the entrepreneurial life. Now, as principal of Clarity Designworks, Carla has made it her mission to support independent authors through the book design and publishing process and become their book’s best friend. She is passionate about giving each story the unique, hands-on attention it deserves, whether she is crafting an aspiring author’s first book or meticulously grooming the pages of a seasoned self-publisher’s next release.
Beyond books, Carla is barefoot more often than not, never met an ice cream flavor she didn’t like, and loves planning adventurous vacations almost as much as taking them. A California native, Carla lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter and dog, all of whom make her smile every day. Learn more.
Gretchen’s passion is books—both to read and make! Born and raised in Kentucky, you can always find her with a book in one hand and doing a new art project with the other. Her talent led her to Western Kentucky University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in visual arts.
In 2017, she launched her book design company, Ink-to-Book, where she leads a team of talented book cover designers, typesetting masters, and eBook programmers. Based in Louisville, Ink-to-Book assists self-publishing authors who don’t want to look self-published. Partnering with designers who have been in the publishing business since 1998, Ink-to-Book designs covers and professionally typeset books that stand out from the crowd.
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Katherine has been working in the book publishing industry since 1997 and running her own design and typesetting business since 2002. Since its inception, The DESK has designed and typeset hundreds of book interiors for some of the biggest names in Christian publishing as well as for many self-published authors.
Katherine’s passions are organizing and editing – both words and in life – reading historical and literary fiction, writing poetry-prose, and traveling (usually to be near an ocean). She lives in Oregon, has four mostly-grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and two grandsons.
Jimmy has a broad range of graphic design skills in publications, marketing, advertising and design. He has over 20 years experience in the industry after graduating in 1997 from what is now the Southwest University of Visual Arts. He is also a talented illustrator.
Focused on exceeding his clients’ needs, Jimmy has worked on book covers, event manuals, devotionals, magazines, newsletters, appeals, logos, and campaign marketing tools. A native of Tucson, AZ, Jimmy is a Navy veteran who has been happily married for 20 years and has two sons, two grandkids and two dogs.
Enrique is a professional translator of English and German to Spanish. He has translated seven fiction and non-fiction books from English and German to Spanish as well as several short stories and articles. The toughest translation he has done was also his first long project, Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, by Karl Marlantes, a 600+ page New York Times bestseller.
Raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Enrique has a Ph.D. degree in Philosophy from the Humboldt University of Berlin. As a journalist, Enrique has contributed to newspapers, magazines and blogs in Latin America, Spain and Germany. As an editor, he has been responsible for printed and digital magazines with millions of readers.