Here to help you make the world a better place
Do you have a great idea for a book, but are not completely confident of your own writing and editing abilities? Or, have you written a book and need to format it for a self-publishing company (such as Lulu, Blurb, AuthorHouse, Lightning Source, etc.)? Does your book need a great front and back cover that is both contemporary and timeless? Or maybe it's brochure, postcard, and newsletter text and/or design that you need.
You've come to the right place. I am a writer and graphic artist with a workspan over twenty years. I have written articles for several publications, and wrote a paperback biography of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. I am an experienced Adobe Creative Suite user, and I can also take great pictures - visit my portfolio at Behance.net and see my photos of Venice Beach, the farmer's market, and all sorts of sundry things. Oh, and don't forget to meet the Roundhedz©!
My specialty is creating and co-creating projects that contain positive psychology, projects that aim to help make the world a better place. There's too much negativity, nagging, and "no" in the media marketplace - from people who think that name-calling is effective political discourse to TV and radio shows that promote bullying as a catalyst for change. I say let's counteract these dark forces with positvity, cheering, and "yes, we can!"
Whether I am at home, in the park, sitting on a train or at the coffee shop, my mind is an active factory of ideas and words - a factory that can work for you, too.
What I can do for you
- Ghostwriting / Co-authoring
- Article writing
- Newsletter writing
- Brochure writing
- Short ad writing
- Information product writing
Want proof? Read my writing samples.
I can also help with
- Graphic design
- Business cards
- Display ads
- Medical forms
- Web graphics
- Books (printed and digital, including covers - more on that below)
Download my fee schedule here.
My new e-books
Remember my e-book, Goody Ideas? It's available in a different format now - for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Smashwords. Same goody content, now easier to read and carry with you on your e-reader.
Also, I have an all-new e-book: It is OK. I have been making a list of all of the things that I know (and you know, too) that it is really OK to do. When the list got long enough, I thought, Hey, if other people could read this list, it might give them a real lift. (That gave me motiviation to finish the book and get it out to you!)
For less than the price of the average magazine ($3.98 total - minus the ads and the guilt-inducing pictures of Photoshopped models), you can have both books in your e-reader today. Give them a read, and please let me know what you think.
JBH Books - a new boutique publisher
Since book design is one of my specialties - I should say my personal favorite - I have decided to create a separate division of my business, a new boutique publishing company called JBH Books.
JBH Books is the publisher for authors who want their book(s) to be beautiful on the outside as well as the inside. It is the publisher for people who don't want to be just a number on a list. JBH Books is the publisher for people who are writing stories (truth and fiction) to take along when we travel by train, go camping next to a lake which turns silver at sunset, or sit on a balcony facing the beach with a tall glass of iced tea (preferably brewed by the sun).
Not only do you get book design with JBH Books, but you receive editing and textual assistance. I want your book to look its best just as much as you do.
I will get your book ready for not only print (on any self-publishing template), but for popular e-book formats like Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, etc. so your message can reach the widest reader base. (Some readers like to have both printed and e-books on hand.)
If you have a completed manuscript, see what JBH Books can do for you. Download the JBH Books Fee Schedule and Guidelines here.
I look forward to helping you with your beautiful book.
What I will not do for anyone
As a writer and graphic artist, I want to know that my work is contributing to the forces of good.
I will not assist in projects that promote racism, sexism, homophobia, cruelty, fundamentalist religion, fraudulent or dangerous ideas, undeniable medical quackery, libel and slander, stupidity, and anything else that pollutes the mental marketplace.
I will not work for free unless it’s for a cause I believe in, or a tiny low-profit, high-visibility publication. Nor will I work for five dollars an hour. Working for wages too low to support my household devalues not only my own work, but that of every other freelance writer/graphic artist. My fee will be competitive but fair for both you and me.
Are you ready to share your good (goody?) ideas with the world? Send me an e-mail, and let's see what we can do together.
I still believe that this is a wonderful world - it's the only one we have! - and it would be an honor for me to help shine a light on our best parts. I look forward to working with you.
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