Michelle Lovi

Michelle Lovi - Editor

Wellington, New Zealand

Owner and publisher at Odyssey Books, a small publishing house based in Wellington, NZ. Also freelances as an editor and book designer.

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Overview

Unlike other author publishing services, I like to develop a mentoring relationship with my clients. My services don't have to end when I hand over finished files. Not only will I polish your manuscript and design stunning book pages and covers, I can guide you through print and ebook distribution and promotion opportunities, navigate the world of social networking, and demystify publishing industry terminology and processes.

My services include:
- Editing and proofreading
- Book design and typesetting
- Customised cover design
- eBook publishing
- Promotional bookmarks, postcards, and posters
- Custom WordPress author websites
- Print brokering / account set up with self-publishing platforms

Some of my clients' feedback:

"Michelle was very professional and easy to work with. She always responds right away and she really knows what she is doing. She was able to format my ebook perfectly and quickly in epub and mobi format." - Lisa Gornall, In Light & Love: My Guide to Balance

"Thanks to Michelle for making my book look great and for making the CreateSpace publishing process so easy! As a self-publisher, I knew that I wanted to go beyond the stereotypical amateur product and end up with a top quality, professional book that I could be proud of. Michelle provided me with excellent copy/content editing, formatted the interior and cover, and took care of uploading all the files for publication. I was able to concentrate my energies on writing and creating my marketing plan instead of wasting weeks or months learning how to do a bunch of tasks I’d never do again. My book is now in print far faster than I could have gotten it out alone, and no one who sees it can believe that it’s self-published."- Nancy L. Hill, Nature Whispering,148 Ways to Have Magical, Mystical Experiences in Nature

I received my proof in the mail and I have to say it looks FANTASTIC. I want to thank you and your team for the outstanding service you have provided for me. I am stunned at how fast you were able to publish my book. Yet I can sit my book next to any book in my local book store, and feel proud. No one would ever know it was self published. Michelle you made me feel as though you cared about my project just as much as I did. I would tell any author who decides to self publish to partner with Odyssey Books. Thank you for helping me to achieve my dream of becoming a published author."- DeDe Hunt, Empty Spaces

"I’d like to thank you for your work on the interior file and the full cover for my book Dangerous Secret. You went way beyond simple competence! Your professionalism and talent created a wonderful frame for my writing and I’m both proud of and delighted with my novel because of your work."- Renée Goudeau, Dangerous Secret

"Michelle is a masterful artist with her layout work. She is also clear and competent. Five stars!"
- Belden Johnson, Co-Creating Deeper Connections in your Real Relationship
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Anthologies
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Horror
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Mashups
Mystery & Crime
Picture Books
Romance
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
History
Inspirational
New Age
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships
Travel
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • Communication and Media
  • Adobe InDesign

Work experience

Publisher

Self-employed
July, 2009 – Present (about 11 years)

I founded Odyssey Books in 2009 after a long career in academic/government and magazine publishing, and freelancing for small businesses and independent authors. Some Odyssey titles and various client projects have gone on to win or place in literary awards, or become bestsellers.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Pop Stars, Pageants & Presidents: How an Email Trumped My Life

Rob Goldstone

Pop Stars, Pageants & Presidents: How an Email Trumped My Life is a firsthand account of the extraordinary life of British-born music publicist Rob Goldstone who found himself at the center of the RussiaGate investigation after an email he wrote to Donald Trump Jr. became public. From Manchester to Manhattan to Moscow, this very personal memoir takes the reader through Goldstone's early days i... read more

Pop Stars, Pageants & Presidents: How an Email Trumped My Life is a firsthand account of the extraordinary life of British-born music publicist Rob Goldstone who found himself at the center of the RussiaGate investigation after an email he wrote to Donald Trump Jr. became public. From Manchester to Manhattan to Moscow, this very personal memoir takes the reader through Goldstone's early days i... read more

Manifest Empire: Book One: The High Mage of Hell

Cameron Trindall

When an incompetent coven summons an ancient magician, the city of Sydney is targeted for demonic invasion. It can only be stopped by a disparate group of superhumans - known to the world as Manifests - but they are too busy fighting each other and a hostile government to see the warning signs. Or see the far greater threat that watches...and hungers.Manifest Empire Book One: The High Mage of ... read more

When an incompetent coven summons an ancient magician, the city of Sydney is targeted for demonic invasion. It can only be stopped by a disparate group of superhumans - known to the world as Manifests - but they are too busy fighting each other and a hostile government to see the warning signs. Or see the far greater threat that watches...and hungers.Manifest Empire Book One: The High Mage of ... read more

Kind Words Uplift: Nourish your Relationships with Inspirational Verses for all Occasions

Celia Fuller

Words Heal, Words Uplift, Words Change the World An inspiring collection of verses to revive relationships and put more love and meaning into communication. Show your love and care with these words. Take time out of your day to choose, rewrite or post your loving thoughts and well wishes. Be creative, make your own cards or create precious social media moments. Within these pages are over two ... read more

Words Heal, Words Uplift, Words Change the World An inspiring collection of verses to revive relationships and put more love and meaning into communication. Show your love and care with these words. Take time out of your day to choose, rewrite or post your loving thoughts and well wishes. Be creative, make your own cards or create precious social media moments. Within these pages are over two ... read more

Pregnancy and Birth: The Conspiracy of Silence: Essential Details they Conveniently Forget to Tell You

Celia Fuller

“An extremely frank and insightful guidebook that breaks the ’Code of Silence’ among the sisterhood of women.” No longer should new mothers have to wrestle inside themselves, feeling emotionally alone, inept or a failure. Eighty percent of new mothers feel shocked how radically their life is changing and feel as though a lack of truthful discourse among experienced mothers and medical personne... read more

“An extremely frank and insightful guidebook that breaks the ’Code of Silence’ among the sisterhood of women.” No longer should new mothers have to wrestle inside themselves, feeling emotionally alone, inept or a failure. Eighty percent of new mothers feel shocked how radically their life is changing and feel as though a lack of truthful discourse among experienced mothers and medical personne... read more

The Secrets Out! Men and Sex, Why Women Say No: The Perfect Guide for Women and Men to Get the ZING back Into THEIR Relationships

Celia Fuller

Celia Fuller shares her wisdom and insight within the pages of this book drawing on over 20 years experience as a Wholistic Lifestyle Counsellor / Consultant. Are you frustrated with your Sex life? Is sexual anxiety, doubt and depression getting in the way of your experience of success? Did you know that 90% of women struggle with confusion as to why their sexual appetite shuts down after kids... read more

Celia Fuller shares her wisdom and insight within the pages of this book drawing on over 20 years experience as a Wholistic Lifestyle Counsellor / Consultant. Are you frustrated with your Sex life? Is sexual anxiety, doubt and depression getting in the way of your experience of success? Did you know that 90% of women struggle with confusion as to why their sexual appetite shuts down after kids... read more

Mage Catalyst

Christopher George

Devon had always just assumed that he was normal, just like everyone else. It wasn't until he met Renee that he realized that he was something different - something dangerous. He is a Mage.Led into a world of corruption and temptation Devon soon learns that there is always a price for power.

Devon had always just assumed that he was normal, just like everyone else. It wasn't until he met Renee that he realized that he was something different - something dangerous. He is a Mage.Led into a world of corruption and temptation Devon soon learns that there is always a price for power.

Lessons From A Cult Survivor

Claire Ashman

Growing up in the southern Australian countryside in Lal Lal, Claire Ashman knew there was something different about her strict Catholic upbringing. Largely isolated from the outside world, Claire and her siblings were raised by parents who rejected the post-Vatican II attempt to modernize the Catholic church by following the Tridentine teachings of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX). As a res... read more

Growing up in the southern Australian countryside in Lal Lal, Claire Ashman knew there was something different about her strict Catholic upbringing. Largely isolated from the outside world, Claire and her siblings were raised by parents who rejected the post-Vatican II attempt to modernize the Catholic church by following the Tridentine teachings of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX). As a res... read more

Pan Am Captain: Aiming High

Bill Travis

Come take a flight with Pan Am Captain Bill Travis - from Tennessee farm boy to high school dropout, working in the Detroit car factories, to professional pilot and captain for Pan Am. Hear from the cockpit of a Pan Am Boeing 747 what really goes on behind the scenes: the banter, the problem passengers, the celebrities, the scary moments. This is not a story of how one man got lucky and achiev... read more

Come take a flight with Pan Am Captain Bill Travis - from Tennessee farm boy to high school dropout, working in the Detroit car factories, to professional pilot and captain for Pan Am. Hear from the cockpit of a Pan Am Boeing 747 what really goes on behind the scenes: the banter, the problem passengers, the celebrities, the scary moments. This is not a story of how one man got lucky and achiev... read more

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