What Now Design Services

Do you want to self-publish a nonfiction book but find yourself bewildered and overwhelmed by the process?

Are you starting a business and need a logo, brochure, and other marketing materials?

Does your company need to update their communications materials?

Are you just not sure what you need for your project?

By asking questions and truly listening, I  help clarify your goals, organize your project, and figure out solutions based on your needs, budget, and vision—all with personalized attention and unparalleled service. My expertise in words, design, and production means we examine your project as a unified whole—and often eliminate the need to hire multiple people.

Please contact me—I’m always happy to do free initial consultations!

Helping Self-Publishers

Ever dreamed of publishing your own book? Need to produce one in-house? I assist authors and companies in publishing their dream publications under a wide range of conditions, specs, budgets, and deadlines. 


  • Nonfiction books
  • Reports and other long-format documents
  • Flyers
  • Logos
  • Business cards
  • Brochures
  • Newsletters
  • Custom illustration
  • Magazines


  • Developmental editing and copyediting
  • Writing
  • Graphic design (including book covers and interiors)
  • Graphics acquisition and creation
  • Photo editing
  • Art direction
  • Permissions (graphics, articles, etc.)
  • Indexing
  • Branding identity
  • Website copywriting and design direction
  • Signage, banners, and packaging
  • Production work
  • Project management
  • Organization and guidance
  • Publications consulting
Project Management

Balancing tasks and tracking logistics during the creation of a publication, especially a complex one like a book, can be complicated. In working with you and the necessary vendors for graphics, permissions, and printing, I can help you juggle all these balls and keep the project on target and within budget by troubleshooting situations before they become costly errors.

  • Scope & Budgeting
  • Research
  • Art Direction
  • Photo & Graphics Selection
  • Acquisition & Permissions
  • Production Management
  • Prepress & Printing Coordination
Editing and Indexing
I have 15 years of experience in editing, revising, and indexing for user manuals, scientific reports, autobiographies, magazines, resource directories, and business marketing. My editing services include technical editing, substantive editing, copyediting, and indexing using manual methods and software.

  • Copyediting & Proofreading
  • Technical & Substantive Editing
  • Editing For Translation & Localization
  • Manuscript Evaluation
  • Indexing (Electronic and Manual)
I have 15 years of experience in editing, writing, and extensive revising, ranging from reorganizing user manuals and clarifying scientific reports to writing advertising copy, investigative stories, and book and restaurant reviews. Whether your existing text needs tweaking or you need original copy created, I can help.
Graphic Design
With 15 years of design and illustration experience, I offer full-service graphic design for your publication, whether it is a book cover, brochure, or POP advertising.

  • Page Layout
  • Formatting & Typesetting
  • Book Design
  • Cover Design
  • Marketing Literature Design
  • Signage and Labeling
  • Advertising
  • Menu and Newsletter Design
Graphics Creation
In addition to graphic design, I can also create unusual, custom graphics by hand or digitally using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I have done logo and identity projects, as well as technical and editorial illustration for publications and CDs, murals for residences, and one-of-a-kind signage and labeling.

  • Logo Design
  • Illustration
  • Digital Image Manipulation