As a self-publishing specialist -- as well as an online English/ESL instructor/editor/tutor, I have had more than twenty years of experience editing, proofreading, designing, typesetting, and publishing educational books. Most of the authors I have worked with have been professional high school teachers and university professors. As well as publishing and self-publishing, I have also edited and proofread fiction and nonfiction through my own companies, LPL Publishers, Classic Editing, and Perfecto Editing. Take, for example, The Glass Sky,...
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I am a native English-speaking professional, born and educated in Canada. My specialties are preparing manuscripts for publication, including self-publishing, and English/ESL online instruction, editing, and tutoring. My academic qualifications include a BA in philosophy, professional teacher certification, postgraduate philosophy study, and an MPhil in Ancient Cultures (cum laude). I taught senior secondary school English/ESL with the Vancouver School Board for twenty-two years, and marked university papers at Langara College for several years as well. I have also authored more than a dozen books -- most of them self-published, others not -- on a variety of subjects.
As president of LPL Publishers, I have overseen the publication of the following:
* 21 titles self-published (7 student handbooks, 6 on weight training, 4 quotation books in hand calligraphy, 1 children's hardcover picture book, 3 poetry collections);
* 9 titles (23 editions) written by other teachers and/or professors;
* 30 titles published;
* 53 editions published in total.
In 2007 my fiction/philosophy book, Stargazers, was published in the UK.
I also do freelance editing and proofreading of nonfiction and fiction. A recent work was editing The Glass Sky by Niko Perren.
I am intimately acquainted with all aspects of the publishing process, not least of which is the presentation of material that is clear and enjoyable to read. In my work, I am flexible, precise, and punctual, striving always to work...
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