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Lori Colbeck

Lori Colbeck - Designer

Black Hawk, SD

Transitioning from an advanced academic theory of publishing (typography and interior book design) and applying it to practical experience.

Overview

I am a book designer and proofreader taking the leap from corporate to freelance. My skills were honed while working at the university where I earned my bachelor’s degree in mass communication. Upon graduating, I immediately set my sights on a graduate degree in publishing. An internship-based M.S. program, the university recognized that a theory of publishing is only the foundation.

I am a versatile partner in the author’s process and can assist in a wide range of tasks: proofreading, cover design, layout design, and e-publishing. I have particular interests in designing young adult and new adult fiction, fantasy, and chick lit, but will approach any fiction genre with enthusiasm.

As a reader, I admire anyone who can create a world and write about it. As a proofreader, I will treat any project that crosses my path with the utmost respect. As a collaborator, I will be as sensitive to the author’s imagination as I would be their deadline.

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 (7 months)

Print Book Layout Designer

Girl Friday Productions

April, 2015 – Present (over 1 year)

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 (5 selected works)

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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