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Lori Paximadis

Lori Paximadis - Editor

Cleveland, Ohio

Editorial, production, and project management services for publishers and individuals since 1991.

Overview

Editorial, production, and project management services for publishers and individuals since 1991. Trade and academic nonfiction (including memoir, social sciences, history, religious studies, educational materials, crafts, theater, cookbooks, and general interest) as well as fiction.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Humor & Comedy Literature Romance Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Economics Education & Reference History Home & Garden Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Principal

Pax Studio LLC

April, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Owner of Pax Studio LLC, which provides editorial, production, and project management services to publishers and individuals.

Project Manager / Developmental Editor

Lachina Publishing Services

March, 2005 – January, 2007 (almost 2 years)

Managed complex textbook projects from editorial through final files.

Electronic Production Manager / Journals Production Editor

University of Hawaii Press

August, 1996 – July, 2002 (almost 6 years)

Managed production for seven academic journals. Hired and supervised freelancers. Worked with journal editors, designers, graphic artists, layout technicians, and printers.

Product Manager / Production Coordinator, Books

The American Ceramic Society

January, 1991 – October, 1996 (almost 6 years)

Oversaw production of more than 100 books, a bimonthly proceedings journal, and a monthly technical journal. Coordinated peer review process. Budgeted and monitored expenses for an $800K/year department.

freelancer

self

January, 1991 – April, 2014 (about 23 years)

Provided professional publishing services, including copyediting, proofreading, production, and project management, for publishers and individuals.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Down the Darkest Road

Tami Hoag

Once upon a time I had the perfect family. I had the perfect husband. I had the perfect children. I had the perfect life in the perfect home. And then, as in all fairy tales, evil came into our lives and destroyed us. Four years after the unsolved disappearance of her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lauren Lawton is the only one still chasing the ghosts of her perfect Santa Barbara life. The world ... read more

Once upon a time I had the perfect family. I had the perfect husband. I had the perfect children. I had the perfect life in the perfect home. And then, as in all fairy tales, evil came into our lives and destroyed us. Four years after the unsolved disappearance of her sixteen-year-old daughter, Lauren Lawton is the only one still chasing the ghosts of her perfect Santa Barbara life. The world ... read more

Quicksilver Soul (The Shadow Guild Series)

Christine D'Abo

WHERE FEAR ENDS, LOVE BEGINSNicola Tesla has never needed a man to complete her life. A gifted engineer, she has always had her experiments to keep her company-or she did, before her vile boss stole them. Now she's working at the Archives in New London, where the memories of the dead are stored. But it isn't long before Nicola discovers she's being watched . . . by a most intriguing, sinfully ... read more

WHERE FEAR ENDS, LOVE BEGINSNicola Tesla has never needed a man to complete her life. A gifted engineer, she has always had her experiments to keep her company-or she did, before her vile boss stole them. Now she's working at the Archives in New London, where the memories of the dead are stored. But it isn't long before Nicola discovers she's being watched . . . by a most intriguing, sinfully ... read more

A Lady Most Lovely (Love's Grace)

Jennifer Delamere

A Heart of GoldSocialite Margaret Vaughn is the wealthiest heiress in London-or so everybody thinks. Saddled with debt left by her father, she agrees to marry a rich man who can save her family's estate. But when her fiancé turns out to be just another poor social climber, Margaret faces financial ruin-and social humiliation. Just when she thinks all is lost, she finds an unlikely angel in Tom... read more

A Heart of GoldSocialite Margaret Vaughn is the wealthiest heiress in London-or so everybody thinks. Saddled with debt left by her father, she agrees to marry a rich man who can save her family's estate. But when her fiancé turns out to be just another poor social climber, Margaret faces financial ruin-and social humiliation. Just when she thinks all is lost, she finds an unlikely angel in Tom... read more

Growgirl: How My Life After The Blair Witch Project Went to Pot

Heather Donahue

The star of the international cult sensation The Blair Witch Project shares the high points of living on a marijuana farm post- Hollywood. At age thirty-four, Heather Donahue's life went to pot. Literally. After starring in The Blair Witch Project-the tiny indie film- turned-blockbuster that Roger Ebert named one of the ten Most Influential Movies of the Century-she became a household name. Bu... read more

The star of the international cult sensation The Blair Witch Project shares the high points of living on a marijuana farm post- Hollywood. At age thirty-four, Heather Donahue's life went to pot. Literally. After starring in The Blair Witch Project-the tiny indie film- turned-blockbuster that Roger Ebert named one of the ten Most Influential Movies of the Century-she became a household name. Bu... read more

Happy Chaos: From Punky to Parenting and My Perfectly Imperfect Adventures in Between

Soleil Moon Frye

From Punky to parenting, Soleil Moon Frye shares insightful, realistic, in-the-trenches parenting advice, inspiration, and fun. Enthusiastic, spunky, and positive, Punky Brewster was the quintessential eighties kid. Nearly thirty years later, Soleil Moon Frye-the adorable girl who played her on TV-is all grown up. Now she's a married mom of two, an entrepreneur who parlayed her successful kids... read more

From Punky to parenting, Soleil Moon Frye shares insightful, realistic, in-the-trenches parenting advice, inspiration, and fun. Enthusiastic, spunky, and positive, Punky Brewster was the quintessential eighties kid. Nearly thirty years later, Soleil Moon Frye-the adorable girl who played her on TV-is all grown up. Now she's a married mom of two, an entrepreneur who parlayed her successful kids... read more

The New York Times Book of Wine: More Than 30 Years of Vintage Writing

Howard G. Goldberg

The best on wine from the New York Times! The newspaper of record has always showcased the writing of some of the world's most respected wine experts, and these 125 articles from its archives feature such esteemed names as Eric Asimov, Frank Prial, Florence Fabricant, and R. W. Apple Jr. They cover everything from corkscrews and winespeak to pairing wine with food, wines from the Continent and... read more

The best on wine from the New York Times! The newspaper of record has always showcased the writing of some of the world's most respected wine experts, and these 125 articles from its archives feature such esteemed names as Eric Asimov, Frank Prial, Florence Fabricant, and R. W. Apple Jr. They cover everything from corkscrews and winespeak to pairing wine with food, wines from the Continent and... read more

Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun (Korean Classics Library. Philosophy and Religion)

Kim Iryop

The author challenges her readers through her creative interpretations of Buddhist doctrines and Buddhist worldview, her reflections on the meaning of Buddhist practice, and her capacity to put together diverse aspects of human existence. In this process, the reader will also get a new insight on modern Korean literature which has been dominated by patriarchal reading and a new vision on the K... read more

The author challenges her readers through her creative interpretations of Buddhist doctrines and Buddhist worldview, her reflections on the meaning of Buddhist practice, and her capacity to put together diverse aspects of human existence. In this process, the reader will also get a new insight on modern Korean literature which has been dominated by patriarchal reading and a new vision on the K... read more

Sweet Baby Lover: A true story of love, death, and hope

Jule Kucera

"This is a love letter, a memoir, a beautiful book about what it means to go on the journey of a lifetime."Seth Godin, Author"Trouble with a capital T"--that's what they called Trent Price, and that's all they saw in him.Jule Kucera had no reason to expect more than the construction work she hired him for. She was older, college educated, professional, affluent, a lifelong achiever . . . and l... read more

"This is a love letter, a memoir, a beautiful book about what it means to go on the journey of a lifetime."Seth Godin, Author"Trouble with a capital T"--that's what they called Trent Price, and that's all they saw in him.Jule Kucera had no reason to expect more than the construction work she hired him for. She was older, college educated, professional, affluent, a lifelong achiever . . . and l... read more

Extraordinary Everyday Photography: Awaken Your Vision to Create Stunning Images Wherever You Are

Brenda Tharp, Jed Manwaring

Get inspired to discover the beautiful images around youPhotographers are born travelers. They’ll go any distance to capture the right light, beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and people. But exotic locales aren’t necessary for interesting photographs. Wonderful images are hiding almost everywhere; you just need to know how to find them. Extraordinary Everyday Photography will help you search be... read more

Get inspired to discover the beautiful images around youPhotographers are born travelers. They’ll go any distance to capture the right light, beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and people. But exotic locales aren’t necessary for interesting photographs. Wonderful images are hiding almost everywhere; you just need to know how to find them. Extraordinary Everyday Photography will help you search be... read more

Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large by William Shatner, Chris Regan published by Dutton Adult (2011)

You love William Shatner. You admire his many and varied talents. You appreciate his creativity and willingness to take risks. You want to learn his master negotiation techniques. You wish you could hang out with him. Admit it. You want to BE William Shatner. And now...you can (almost). This collection of rules, illustrated with stories from Bill's illustrious life and career, will show you ho... read more

You love William Shatner. You admire his many and varied talents. You appreciate his creativity and willingness to take risks. You want to learn his master negotiation techniques. You wish you could hang out with him. Admit it. You want to BE William Shatner. And now...you can (almost). This collection of rules, illustrated with stories from Bill's illustrious life and career, will show you ho... read more

My Other Body: a memoir of love, fat, life, and death

Ann Pai

This award-winning memoir paints an unforgettable portrait of two sisters experiencing life and death in fat bodies. A story of love's triumph over loss and despair, this book is for anyone who struggles with compulsive eating or loves someone who has lived through that struggle. Reviews and more on My Other Body are available at www.sunspotpress.com.

This award-winning memoir paints an unforgettable portrait of two sisters experiencing life and death in fat bodies. A story of love's triumph over loss and despair, this book is for anyone who struggles with compulsive eating or loves someone who has lived through that struggle. Reviews and more on My Other Body are available at www.sunspotpress.com.

Nut Butters: twenty nut butter recipes and creative ways to use them

Mary Loudermilk

Have you made a nut butter before? If so, you know how easy it is! This book not only covers the basics of making nut butters — from peanut, to macadamia, to coconut, to cashew and more — but also introduces flavor combinations you might’ve never thought to try. After making a nut butter, you can then find the accompanying recipe for a way to use each butter. Sure they’re great on toast, but t... read more

Have you made a nut butter before? If so, you know how easy it is! This book not only covers the basics of making nut butters — from peanut, to macadamia, to coconut, to cashew and more — but also introduces flavor combinations you might’ve never thought to try. After making a nut butter, you can then find the accompanying recipe for a way to use each butter. Sure they’re great on toast, but t... read more

Hello, My Name Is Pabst: Baby Names for Nonconformist, Indie, Geeky, DIY, Hipster, and Alterna-Parents of Every Kind

Miek Bruno, Kerry Sparks

Finally, for alternaparents everywhere, the baby-naming book that will ensure that your baby has the coolest, most unique name on the playground. Ashley and Jaden? Over. Atari, Bedford, Sailor, Puma? Oh-so-in. Indie-leaning alternaparents of every kind, from geeks to Goths, are all grown up and procreating, and they want names that reflect the individuality they pride themselves on. Hello, My ... read more

Finally, for alternaparents everywhere, the baby-naming book that will ensure that your baby has the coolest, most unique name on the playground. Ashley and Jaden? Over. Atari, Bedford, Sailor, Puma? Oh-so-in. Indie-leaning alternaparents of every kind, from geeks to Goths, are all grown up and procreating, and they want names that reflect the individuality they pride themselves on. Hello, My ... read more

Being Santa Claus: What I Learned about the True Meaning of Christmas

Sal Lizard, Jonathan Lane

A veteran Santa reveals heartwarming true stories and lessons from his twenty-year career spreading Christmas magic. With the holiday shopping season beginning earlier each year, more than ever, Americans are struggling to remember the true meaning of Christmas. And who better to deliver the gift of Christmas inspiration than a man who has spent the last two decades playing Santa? Sal Lizard w... read more

A veteran Santa reveals heartwarming true stories and lessons from his twenty-year career spreading Christmas magic. With the holiday shopping season beginning earlier each year, more than ever, Americans are struggling to remember the true meaning of Christmas. And who better to deliver the gift of Christmas inspiration than a man who has spent the last two decades playing Santa? Sal Lizard w... read more

The Mad Bomber of New York: The Extraordinary True Story of the Manhunt That Paralyzed a City

Michael M. Greenburg

Between 1940 and 1957, 33 bombs--strategically placed in Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall, Macy's and other populous areas of New York--paralyzed the city, sending shockwaves of fear through an unsuspecting public. George Metesky, the “Mad Bomber,” unleashed a reign of terror that reverberated through America's social, legal, and political landscape, ultimately spurring the b... read more

Between 1940 and 1957, 33 bombs--strategically placed in Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall, Macy's and other populous areas of New York--paralyzed the city, sending shockwaves of fear through an unsuspecting public. George Metesky, the “Mad Bomber,” unleashed a reign of terror that reverberated through America's social, legal, and political landscape, ultimately spurring the b... read more

Weird Oregon: Your Travel Guide to Oregon's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Al Eufrasio, Jefferson Davis

The Pacific Northwest teems with colorful history and unique legends—and this tour of the Beaver State is no exception! Check out the gas station restroom that looks like cowboy boots as you search the skies for a man flying across the state in a lawn chair tethered to helium balloons. And how about visiting that “city” in eastern Oregon with a year-round population of zero to two, depending o... read more

The Pacific Northwest teems with colorful history and unique legends—and this tour of the Beaver State is no exception! Check out the gas station restroom that looks like cowboy boots as you search the skies for a man flying across the state in a lawn chair tethered to helium balloons. And how about visiting that “city” in eastern Oregon with a year-round population of zero to two, depending o... read more

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