Three Levels of Editing
Photography and Illustration
Book Interior Design
Book Cover Design
ISBN and LCCN
Formatting and Prep for Print
The following list comprises a sampling of the books we have completed. The descriptions explain what we provided for each client, customizing services to suit their needs.
Life Among the Chibok of Nigeria
For this 624-page anthropology/history book, AV provided substantive editing, cover design, interior design, adjustment and insertion of the author’s photographs, and ISBN, LCCN, and barcode. AV also served as liaison to the book printer.
Special Features: Index, maps, and a fold-out genealogical chart in full color.
Glimpses of Life in Northeast Nigeria: 1954-1968
For this book of cultural presentation, AV provided developmental editing, ghost writing, and ISBN, LCCN, and barcode. Cover design, interior design, and adjustment and arrangement of the author’s photographs completed the production services needed. AV also served as liaison to the book printer.
Special Feature: 254 black and white photos translated into duotones of black plus brown to achieve the dark, warm skin tones.
Remnants: Prairie Gas Stations Remembered
For this pictorial presentation of historic buildings, AV provided substantive editing, cover design, interior design and formatting, adjustment and insertion of the author’s 562 color photographs, and ISBN, LCCN, and barcode.
Special Feature: Addition of second color for portions of black-and-white cover image.
McPherson Church of the Brethren: Our Story 1885-2010
For this documentation of church history, AV supplied copyediting, cover design, and interior design with insertion of 178 black-and-white photos.
Special Features: A three-page index and comb-binding with CD pocket inside the back cover.
For this memoir, AV provided substantive editing, ISBN, LCCN, and barcode, cover design, and interior design.
Design challenge: Author wanted her own dog in the cover photo.
Solution: With a little Photoshop magic, AV embedded an image of her dog into a dynamic background of stock photography.
Fun on the Run
For this short, entertaining memoir, AV provided copyediting, cover design, interior design and formatting, ISBN, LCCN, and barcode.
For this children’s chapter book, AV provided substantive editing, ISBN, LCCN, and barcode, interior design, and cover design.
Challenge: Author needed illustrations for cover and interior.
Solution: AV hired and directed the illustrator.
Cottonwood Series for Young Children
For each of three books in the series, AV provided substantive editing, cover and interior design, insertion of illustrations, the ISBN, LCCN, and barcode. Also registered copyright.
Science Saves the Day Series for Young Children
For the first two books of this series about Savanna Spider, Super Scientist, AV provided copyediting, cover design, and interior design with insertion of the illustrator’s images.
Book three will launch this year.
Special Feature: Scientific information inserted as footnotes in the story.
Catching the Trade Winds
For this poetry book, AV provided cover and interior design for both print and e-books. Included the author’s choice of stock photography for the cover.
Special Feature: Icon of a ship’s wheel was inserted on selected pages.
Love and Lovers
For these chapbooks of poetry, AV provided copyediting, interior design and formatting for print and e-book, and cover design using images of the author’s art. Also registered copyright.
From Holidays Past to Holidays Future: Finding Joy After a Loss
This 24-page inspirational booklet had already been edited. So AV provided cover design, interior design, and formatting for print with insertion of selected stock photographs. Also registered copyright.
Special Feature: Quotations set off in a decorative typeface.
The Graveyard Rendezvous
AV designed the cover for this fantasy book using custom photography that was altered and combined to create the image of a spooky moonlit night.
Titans of Earth
For this science fiction/fantasy book, AV designed the cover and its imagery, using altered stock photography to express the author’s vision.
Taking Back the Bullet: Trajectories of Self-Discovery
For this 288-page novel, AV provided developmental editing, interior design, and formatting. Many consultations ensured the satisfaction of the client.
Places in My Mind: A History of Our Family
For this memoir, AV provided cover design and image improvement that greatly pleased the client.