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Lori Colbeck

Lori Colbeck - Designer

South Dakota, United States

I use advanced academic theory of publishing (typography and interior book design) and apply it to your independent publishing project(s).

Overview

I am a freelance creative professional living in South Dakota. I have a reverence for those who are brave enough to share what they've written with the world, and I am meticulous in presenting those words in a way that enhances, never distracts.

I have several skills utilized by the publishing industry; let me put them to use for you. I specialize in print layout, ebook file conversion (both epub and mobi), and full and/or ebook cover design.

As a reader, I admire anyone who can create a world and write about it. As a designer, I can create a beautiful cover and a typographical design that touts professionalism. As a collaborator, I will be as sensitive to the author’s voice as I would be their deadline. Communication is essential, and our relationship will not be lacking.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Christian Crime & Mystery Fantasy Literature Romance Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Master of Science, Publishing

Work experience

Freelance Layout Designer/ebook Conversion

BookFuel

May, 2016 – Present (9 months)

Print Book Layout Designer

Girl Friday Productions

April, 2015 – Present (almost 2 years)

Self-employed

Word Polish Editing

September, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

Provide timely, professional-quality editorial and e-publishing services to independent authors and publishers.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

His

Amanda Ayers, Tiffany Walters

Charlotte Greene is a beautiful and successful nurse practitioner, married to her first love and best friend, Derek Greene. Their lives are picture-perfect before an unfortunate series of tragedies befall them. Derek finds solace in a liquor bottle while pushing the grieving Charlotte away. Charlotte feels all alone, but she isn’t alone. After returning to work, she catches the eye of a loner ... read more

Charlotte Greene is a beautiful and successful nurse practitioner, married to her first love and best friend, Derek Greene. Their lives are picture-perfect before an unfortunate series of tragedies befall them. Derek finds solace in a liquor bottle while pushing the grieving Charlotte away. Charlotte feels all alone, but she isn’t alone. After returning to work, she catches the eye of a loner ... read more

The Haunting of Marcasite

James Best

The Haunting of Marcasite is about a small western town built with the idea it would be a gem on the flat prairie landscape. Little did the founders realize their little town was haunted by ghoul and werewolf creatures. These noxious, fiendish, heinous foreign intruders came out during each severe thunderstorm that struck from spring till fall each year! More and more people were killed and ot... read more

The Haunting of Marcasite is about a small western town built with the idea it would be a gem on the flat prairie landscape. Little did the founders realize their little town was haunted by ghoul and werewolf creatures. These noxious, fiendish, heinous foreign intruders came out during each severe thunderstorm that struck from spring till fall each year! More and more people were killed and ot... read more

A Third Fell: The Angelic Civil War Has Begun

Webster G. Clarke II

The great Angelic Civil War has been declared!Destruction of faith is now at hand, as the angelic battles consume the heavens. Michael the Archangel and his band of angels must battle Lucifer and his legion of demons for control of Heaven and Earth. The cosmic clash between good and evil will result in one victory, a victory from a war that will take you on a journey to the epic end! How did t... read more

The great Angelic Civil War has been declared!Destruction of faith is now at hand, as the angelic battles consume the heavens. Michael the Archangel and his band of angels must battle Lucifer and his legion of demons for control of Heaven and Earth. The cosmic clash between good and evil will result in one victory, a victory from a war that will take you on a journey to the epic end! How did t... read more

Whatever Happened to Martin Barnett?

Peter Conti

In the tradition of Jay McInerny’s Bright Lights, Big City and Richard Price’s Ladies Man, Peter Conti’s debut novel chronicles the week in the life of an abandoned husband. Bobby Ryan’s downward spiral begins when his wife, a wanna-be B actress, boards a place for Morocco (or is it Monaco?). Almost immediately he gets caught in the middle of a celebrity-crazed, drug-fueled Hollywood nightmare... read more

In the tradition of Jay McInerny’s Bright Lights, Big City and Richard Price’s Ladies Man, Peter Conti’s debut novel chronicles the week in the life of an abandoned husband. Bobby Ryan’s downward spiral begins when his wife, a wanna-be B actress, boards a place for Morocco (or is it Monaco?). Almost immediately he gets caught in the middle of a celebrity-crazed, drug-fueled Hollywood nightmare... read more

Mindscape: Book 1: Engineering the Past

N.A. Fleischer, V.W. Bauman

Mindscape is a collaboriate strategy book series that combines true fiction with math, physics, and psychology across multiple story paths. As a reality architect, the reader changes the reality of the main character by selecting various paths, each with their own clues to help him find answers and reach one of the many ends that may or may not help him complete his revenge mission.The first b... read more

Mindscape is a collaboriate strategy book series that combines true fiction with math, physics, and psychology across multiple story paths. As a reality architect, the reader changes the reality of the main character by selecting various paths, each with their own clues to help him find answers and reach one of the many ends that may or may not help him complete his revenge mission.The first b... read more

Second Chances

H.R. Foglesong

Gabriella McPherson’s life is turned upside down when the father of her young son reappears back in her life. Much to her surprise, Billy Carter hasn’t changed at all. He is still the same selfish boy that broke her heart over five years ago. Not only does she not buy his lies, she has something else on her mind these days. Jake Riley. The young man that made her feel love again and break down... read more

Gabriella McPherson’s life is turned upside down when the father of her young son reappears back in her life. Much to her surprise, Billy Carter hasn’t changed at all. He is still the same selfish boy that broke her heart over five years ago. Not only does she not buy his lies, she has something else on her mind these days. Jake Riley. The young man that made her feel love again and break down... read more

The Casquette Girls (The Casquette Girls Series Book 1)

Alys Arden

After the storm of the century rips apart New Orleans, sixteen-year-old Adele Le Moyne and her father are among the first to return. Adele wants nothing more than to resume her normal life, but with the silent city resembling a war zone, a parish-wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, normal needs a new definition.Strange events—even for New Orleans—lead... read more

After the storm of the century rips apart New Orleans, sixteen-year-old Adele Le Moyne and her father are among the first to return. Adele wants nothing more than to resume her normal life, but with the silent city resembling a war zone, a parish-wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, normal needs a new definition.Strange events—even for New Orleans—lead... read more

The Devil's Horn (A USAF Pararescue Thriller)

David L. Robbins

Inside South Africa’s Kruger National Park, ranger Promise discovers the remains of a crashed military drone—and a live missile. Immediately, Promise calls her uncle, Juma, a rhino-poaching kingpin and an illegal arms dealer. With Promise’s help, Juma has kept her and her grandparents out of crushing poverty with illicit money.Alerted US authorities send pararescuemen LB and Wally into the Kru... read more

Inside South Africa’s Kruger National Park, ranger Promise discovers the remains of a crashed military drone—and a live missile. Immediately, Promise calls her uncle, Juma, a rhino-poaching kingpin and an illegal arms dealer. With Promise’s help, Juma has kept her and her grandparents out of crushing poverty with illicit money.Alerted US authorities send pararescuemen LB and Wally into the Kru... read more

Killer Jam (A Dewberry Farm Mystery)

Karen MacInerney

When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother’s farm in Buttercup, Texas, she’s looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick. Two days later, Nettie Kocu... read more

When Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother’s farm in Buttercup, Texas, she’s looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. But Lucy has barely finished putting up her first batch of Killer Dewberry Jam when an oil exploration truck rolls up to the farm and announces plans to replace her broccoli patch with an oil derrick. Two days later, Nettie Kocu... read more

Home to Cedar Branch (A Quaker Café Novel)

Brenda Bevan Remmes

After a betrayal ends in tragedy, Katy seeks refuge from her abusive husband, Hank, in her quiet hometown of Cedar Branch, North Carolina. Taking up residence on the old family farm and landing a job at the local Quaker Café, she hopes to leave her troubled past behind.At the café, Katy finds allies, kind people willing to protect her and offer advice. There’s the gracious owner who insists th... read more

After a betrayal ends in tragedy, Katy seeks refuge from her abusive husband, Hank, in her quiet hometown of Cedar Branch, North Carolina. Taking up residence on the old family farm and landing a job at the local Quaker Café, she hopes to leave her troubled past behind.At the café, Katy finds allies, kind people willing to protect her and offer advice. There’s the gracious owner who insists th... read more

Grind: Greatness Rises in Each New Day: Get Up, Show Up, and Grind

Katie Falkowski

GRIND: Greatness Rises In each New Day revolves around the philosophy that greatness and success are attainable- but only to those willing to show up and put in the necessary work to get there. Whether it be in your profession, social life, hobbies, sport or any endeavor you are pursuing- it’s only if you are willing to chase down your goals with grit and determination that you are going to at... read more

GRIND: Greatness Rises In each New Day revolves around the philosophy that greatness and success are attainable- but only to those willing to show up and put in the necessary work to get there. Whether it be in your profession, social life, hobbies, sport or any endeavor you are pursuing- it’s only if you are willing to chase down your goals with grit and determination that you are going to at... read more

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