To be sure, Heather is the closest professional to an actual "book doctor" here in Northern Michigan. Heather is competent in all matters relating to manuscript development and the publishing process.

—Mark Dressler, former BookExpo America Director of Education


Designer for Kansas City Star Publications


Editor and designer for Aaron Stander


Editor and designer for Scott Couturier


Editor and designer for Peter Marabell


Designer for Get Waisted


Designer for Michelle's Cherry Works


Editor and designer for Fustini's


Editor and designer for Bob Martel


Designer for Joan Schmeichel


Designer for Marla Houghteling


Designer for Michigan Writers Coop Press


Designer for Inland Seas


Editor and Designer for Greg Holmes and Katherine Roth



2000 to 2006 : Researcher to Doug Stanton, 2001 New York Times bestseller


2002 to 2008 : Editor of the literary magazine, Dunes Review


2002 to 2010 : Board member, Michigan Writers, Inc.


2003 and 2004 : Creative Writing instructor at Interlochen Center for the Arts


2005 : Founding Committee Member of Traverse City Film Festival


2006 : Clarion Editor, ForeWord magazine


2006 to present: designer for Michigan Writers Cooperative Press publications


2007 to 11/2009 : Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director, ForeWord magazine


2007 to 11/2009 : Book and Product Editor, Spirituality & Health magazine


2008 to 2009 : Editor, Spirituality & Health Books


2008: attended Stanford Publishing Courses for Professionals


2009 : Managing Editor, Spirituality & Health magazine, winner of the FOLIO Bronze Award for Editorial Excellence, 2009 and winner of the Utne Independent Press Award in Health/Wellness for outstanding journalism in 2009.



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