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Kristina Makansi

Kristina Makansi - Editor

Tucson, AZ, United States

I offer a variety of author services under Blank Slate Communications.


I am co-founder and chief editor and cover designer of Blank Slate Press and Amphorae Publishing Group as well as co-owner of Blank Slate Communications along with my daughter Elena. I have 20+ years experience in the communications field. I read and edit a little bit of everything, with an emphasis on literary genre fiction. I am also a co-author of The Seeds Trilogy, a YA sci-fi dystopia alongside my two daughters Elena and Amira.

English (US)
Children's - Middle Grade Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Romance Women's Fiction

Work experience

Editor, Co-Founder

Amphorae Publishing Group

November, 2013 – Present (almost 3 years)

Amphorae Publishing Group includes the Blank Slate Press imprint, the Walrus Publishing imprint, and the Treehouse imprint. We are an award-winning small press based in St. Louis, MO and Tucson, AZ.

Chief Editor

Kristina Makansi is self-employed

November, 2008 – Present (almost 8 years)

BSC offers a variety of authorial services including structural editing, line editing, manuscript review, copyediting, proofreading, interior layout design and formatting, ebook conversion, cover and jacket design, supplementary author marketing materials, and publishing consultation especially self-publishing.

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