Patti has lived through traditional publishing and self-publishing with her two novels. She has an understanding of what it takes to follow either path, and she understands the pros and cons of each.
She can help an author decide which path is right for them. If they choose to self-publish, she can help them navigate and manage the ever-changing world of self-publishing.
With the exciting new opportunities of print-on-demand (POD) and ebook publishing, writers are seeking new ways to get their work out in the world. Patti has helped several writers see their dreams become reality by designing their manuscript into both POD and ebook formats. Recent clients include Lorna Landvik (Mayor of the Universe; interior book design).
Patti is an exceptional proofreader and editor. She has freelanced for Llewellyn Worldwide for the past twelve years and has completed a wide variety of projects (both fiction and nonfiction). Her work is consistently excellent and is delivered on time and on budget. She has a solid grasp of Chicago Manual of Style and other editing requirements.
—Nanette Stearns, Editorial Director, Llewellyn Worldwide
Patti was my editor and publishing consultant for my book: Lead Yourself First! Breakthrough Strategies to Live the Life You Want. As a first-time author, I found Patti’s depth of knowledge during the entire process to be invaluable. I was most impressed by her capacity to effortlessly work through each chapter, making insightful recommendations as my editor. I am thrilled with the finished product and reaction in the marketplace. There is a great deal to understand about the highly complex world of self-publishing and the ever-changing nature of the book business. Patti is highly knowledgeable regarding the latest trends and her advice was extremely helpful. I highly recommend Patti to anyone seeking editorial and book-consulting services.
—Michelle Ray, Author, Founder & CEO, Lead Yourself First Institute
Patti has been an extremely valuable member of my writing support team. As a copy editor, she pays attention to detail and delivers in a prompt and professional manner. As a developmental editor, she is able to point out inconsistencies and make useful suggestions without losing intentional tone. As a publishing consultant, she has walked me through many diverse projects, from fiction to graphic novels. I would highly recommend her!
—C.B. Murphy, Author of Cute Eats Cute and End of Men
Patti edited my memoir and has great insight, wonderful instincts, and a very smart eye. It also helps that she's quite pleasant and has a nice sense of humor. I particularly appreciated her sensitivity to the nuances of my life as a transgender person. I wholeheartedly recommend Patti!
—Ellen Krug, author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir About Love, Honesty, and Gender Change
Patti's edits are like a mini-MFA. As my developmental editor, she has helped take my draft beyond what my instincts as a storyteller could accomplish. Her edits provided solid guidance without being prescriptive. With Patti as my editor, I am still the writer, and my story is becoming a well-written novel.
—Abigail Stokes Palsma
Some Books Patti Has Worked On