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"Any writer who wants to be taken seriously, either by a reviewer, an agent, or just the general public, should use copy editing and formatting services. I was just fortunate enough to find the right one on my first try. Submit a sample edit, and see for yourself.

Carol Ann devoted a lot of time, and attention to detail, throughout a process which moved along much quicker than anticipated. She offered assistance beyond what was agreed upon, and her work ethic and skills are what made my book the finished product that it is. For that, I thank her and would not hesitate to use her services again.

What Religions Don't Want You to Know...An Expose' of Belief SystemsAmazon Kindle by R. K. Sidler, available on Amazon.com

"It started out a 60,000 word document. Carol Ann turned it into a story that came to life, culminating in a published book. Carol Ann's professionalism, promptness and attention to detail is exemplary. Her assistance through the editing process including offering suggestions for a cover were truly a blessing. Thank you Carol Ann."

Detention: How The Stress Of Being A High School Principal Drove Me To Drink by Jeffrey J.Amazon Kindle "Carol Ann, Thank you again for you help with my book, America and the Almighty. Without your patience and attention to detail, I'm sure I could have never gotten this project to press. I am very proud of what we achieved together. I am looking forward to working with you on my next book."


John R. Bunkley, America and the AlmightyAmazon Kindle

"When I completed the writing of my book, I wanted to make sure that I took every precaution to make sure that it was written as well as it could be. ... After looking over a number of free samples, I decided to work with Carol Ann. She has helped me tremendously with every aspect of my book--from reformatting it to making sure that all sentences were written well. She was easy to work with and easy to contact. She also was very timely with her written replies. ... Thank you Carol Ann!"

Neal B. Finkelstein, Author, If I Only Knew They Had Chocolate Chip Cookies in Heaven

"This was my first book of any kind so I needed more than an editor. I needed someone to hold my hand and gently take me through the process. My budget was limited and Professional Publications was the best priced proposal I received.

But lower price did not mean lower value. Carol Ann was wonderful and so much more than I expected. She went above and beyond the call of duty in so many ways, maintaining the utmost professionalism even as I changed and revised things many times. Her patience and coaching has given me confidence to go forward with other ideas. Thank you so much Carol Ann and I look forward to working with you again on my next endeavor."

Vanessa B. Jackson, Strategic Marketing Professional, Author: Prospect Smarter, Not Harder: The Art and Science of Getting More Customers!Amazon Kindle a Kindle eBook

As a non-profit organization and a small publisher, we do not have an in-house designer. I am delighted that we chose Carol Ann Johnson and Professional Publications to design the cover and interior of our most recent title. It was a pleasure to work with Carol Ann; she is extremely creative and imaginative, and her lightning fast responses to communications will make her an asset to any publishing project with which she is associated. I recommend her wholeheartedly.  

Mark Evans, President, Cultural Conservation/Basset Books, Author: Mark! My Words: How to Discover the Joy of Music, the Delight of Language, and the Pride of Achievement In The Age of Trash Talk and MTVAmazon Kindle

"I am a first time author, and this is my very first fiction book. I was skeptical about how to go through the process, My wife and I researched local editors, and came across Carol Ann Johnson. If I had just one word to describe Carol, she was fantastic. When I had an idea about the book cover, she came back meeting all my expectations for the concept I wanted to create. She was very helpful and prompt in responding to ideas, or any questions I had. She took my manuscript, and made it come alive. I look forward to working with her again, and I highly recommend her."

Keith Reisinger Author: Justin RoseAmazon Kindle

Recent Editing Projects and Book Cover Designs

Waking of the Samurai (American Bushido #1)Waking of the Samurai by Christopher Lee
Waking of the SamuraiRevenge of the Samurai   This is the story of Gabriel Dunne, a lower class white kid growing  up in South Florida. At the age of ten, he is thrust, along with his  best friend, Thomas, into a hair-raising adventure. Stalked by a  savage foreign killer, they only have each other and one way out  to escape.  Gabriel's life-and-death experience as a boy serves as an  initiation, unwittingly sending him into manhood.
Available on Amazon.com
 
Revenge of the Samurai (American Bushido #2)Christopher Lee by Christopher Lee
Revenge of the Samurai This is the second book and sequel in the American Bushido series. This novel is what the title suggests it is: a Revenge story.  Commando, Gabriel Dunne hunts the men that left his childhood friend on death’s doorstep.  Revenge must wait as Gabriel and his team are whisked around the globe and asked to do the impossible. Gabriel must battle his emotions while fighting terrorists on foreign soil.  Vengance transforms Gabriel into The Angel of Death as he hunts evil men inside his own borders. His search leads him to the top of an empire and a final showdown.
Available at Amazon.com
 
Shattered (Shattered Hearts) (Volume 1)Shattered Hearts by Nicole Banks - Winner of our facebook Writing Contest
Shattered Hearts He was finally home. But guilt weighed heavily on his soul. She's been broken, running from a past she can't seem to escape. Two childhood friends, beaten down by life, find their way back to each other after years of pain and torment. As passion and desire rises, can Jasmine and Angel find solace in each other’s arms? Or, are the shattered pieces of their lives too much for either of them to put back together?
Available on Amazon.com
 
The EvensongThe Evensong by Lindsay Payton, 2nd place winner in our facebook Writing Contest
The Evensong Since she was four, Riley's lived in a house of--as they are rudely called--witches. They lived as normally as anyone else could, but for a few exceptions. No one else knew the difference. And then a stranger moved to her small town bringing with him more than the usual curiosity. There was something different about him . . . he wasn't one of them, and he wasn't human either. . .
Available on Amazon.com

The Mushroom, a short story by Christopher Lee

The Mushroom, a short story by Christropher Lee Book Cover Design by Professional Publications. The Mushroom is a story of Robert Hamlin, "an ordinary man," set in our current American culture. He's someone with whom most men can identify, at least on some levels. He is a good-hearted man who loves his wife and his job, but soon finds his life in complete and utter ruin, despite his best efforts.
Finding the will to get up one more morning was all he needed to turn his world around. A new sunrise and a special mushroom will provide him with extraordinary powers, skills and visions of the past, present, and future, which will change his life forever.
Kindle also available on Amazon.comAmazon

Chasing the Artificial Rainbow: "Defining Your Moment" - A Platform for African American Success by Coach Gregory Ford and Calvin Hayes

Chasing the Artificial Rainbow Book Cover Design by Professional Publications. This book is intended to be a resource for African American students and supporters that envision a brighter future for them. This book offers insight into the psyche of our youth and what it takes to transform their thinking in a more positive and productive manner. Chasing the Artificial Rainbow has been written specifically to help minority students understand the importance of a quality education and why making sound decisions, and being of service is necessary.
Available in print and Kindle on Amazon.com.Available in print and Kindle on Amazon.com.

Chasing the Artificial Rainbow Website

Chasing the Artificial Rainbow We created a website for the authors where they sell and promote their book and Kindle. The website also has a blog where readers can discuss their book.
Coach Gregory Ford and Calvin Hayes

K-9 Cop: Case# 1 - The Dreck Report (Volume 1)The Dreck Report by Erna Mueller

K-9 Cop Dreck Even after a lifetime of putting dangerous criminals behind bars, heartless cop Spencer needs to redeem himself before he may enter heaven. Only the J.R.P. (Jerk Redemption Program) can help him now. He's sent back to earth in the body of his K-9 partner to help a troubled teenager and his dysfunctional family. Spencer also swallowed an important microchip his killers need to execute their evil plan. Can Spencer maul the shins (and other choice areas) of the criminals and stop them? Can a selfish man find a heart? You bet, he just has to become a dog first.
Available on Amazon.com

Strength For Your Journey by Cheryle Richardson

Strength for Your Journey There is a definite parallel between what happens in the realm of the spirit, and in the natural. In this book, we will explore the similarities between a whitewater rafting experience (considered an "extreme sport") and life itself (which also at times takes on the characteristics of an "extreme sport"). Understanding the parallels will facilitate the proper and accurate discernment of the challenges that we experience - and what we tell ourselves about our ability to navigate them successfully.
This is Dr. Richardson's second book and is available at Xulonpress.com

The Curse of Being and Living It: A Universal Refugee Experience from an Eritrean's PerspectiveThe Curse of Being and Living It by Fetsum Abraham

The Curse of Being and Living It Book Cover Design by Professional Publications. This book is about the experience of an Eritrean in the era of its struggle for freedom and independence. It reflects the objective reality of the Eritrean experience from the periphery and/or from within the struggle. I am an Eritrean who became an American by circumstance beyond my control. An American may be controversially born into a culture of democracy, freedom and a relatively stable economic system. I, on the other hand, was conditioned to deal with my society, which has endured centuries of oppressive culture of war, corruption and betrayal.
Available at Amazon.com

How To Build "Kingdom Minded" Organizations: Good News for Tumultuous Times: Giving Your Employees a Hope and a Future in this Upside Down World.Mark Griffin

How to Build Kingdom Minded Organizations In How To Build " Kingdom-Minded" Organizations, author, speaker and accomplished HR consultant Mark A. Griffin gives Christian leaders encouragement in building values-led organizations during these difficult economic times. Most importunately Mark shows you how to make it happen. Using a model he developed through years of organizational development experiences, Mark demonstrates how to integrate your Mission, Vision and Values into all of your HR practices. This ensures your Christ centered culture is integrated into your organization and maintained into the future.
Available on Amazon.com.Kingdom Minded Organizations

Justin RoseMark My Words by Keith Reisinger

Justin Rose Book Cover Design by Professional Publications.
Justin, a man in serious need of a vacation, unexpectedly finds Jamar when he arrives in Jamaica. Circumstances beyond their control, will introduce them to Carmella, the daughter of a very powerful underworld figure. Here's where the adventure begins.
Three strangers will confront a fork in the road, which will alter their lives, and have them grapple with dangers they never could have imagined.
Justin RoseJustin RoseBook and Kindle available at Amazon.com

The Adventures of Hoppy, Floppy & Squeak! by R. K. Sidler

The Adventures of Hoppy, Floppy & Squeak! Book Cover Design by Professional Publications.
Follow along as Hoppy, Floppy & Squeak explore their world, and learn about life. The three very different friends stick by one another no matter what troubles they may encounter.
The Author, (R. K. Sidler) was born and raised in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He currently resides with his wife in Colorado.
Available on the Author's website.

MuTerra (Volume 1)MuTerra by R. K. Sidler

MuTerra Book Cover Design by Professional Publications.
When the Earth and all the life on it are exposed to a catastrophic solar event, will those who survive the initial destruction find life worth living? Will this be a period that ushers in a new Age; or, will it be the final chapter to that which preceded it?
"Hours after the first, and final, transmission from earth in relation to the massive solar storm, the six members of the international space station looked down on the planet in utter astonishment.
No matter what other thoughts tried to break through their concentration, nothing could counteract the mesmerizing effect of the scene unfolding so many miles below."
Available on the author's website.

Why Me? THE TRUE STORY OF MY SURVIVALStacey Porter by Stacey Porter

Why Me? Book Cover Design by Professional Publications.
This story touches the heart of the reader. It is about the love and strength of Stacey Porter, and how she was put in situation that would break the strongest person down. But because of the love she received from her grandmother and cousin Terry and then later from her children, she was able to overcome the worst of situations and still be able to have love in her heart.
Available on Amazon.comWhy Me?

Pick Me Up - Inspirational Messages to Make you Jump for JoyPick Me Up by Michelle Mattsen

Pick Me Up! Book Cover Design by Professional Publications.
This is a no-nonsense, feel good about yourself book dedicated to inspiring you to become who you were born to be. It is to be used as a quick reminder of the talents you possess. Who are you anyway? What makes you stand out? What are the unique blend of talents and experiences that only you can offer?
Available at Amazon.comebook

My Neighborhood Super KidsSuper Kids by Nicole Hollis

My Neighborhood Super Kids This book was written to teach young children how to develop friendship, get along well with others and express kindness. Children who demonstrate self-confidence have a high self-esteem and they feel good about themselves. As you read this book with children, use it as a tool to develop a strong character and increase love through friendship. Nicole Phillips-Hollis is a native of Orlando, Florida and a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida. She lives with her two boys in Orlando. She enjoys writing to inspire young minds to reach their higher potential in life.
Available at Amazon.com and other outletsNicole Hollis
Called to the Childbirth Profession: Opportunities for Doulas, Birth Educators, and YouDonyale Abe by Donyale Abe
Called to the Childbirth Profession: Opportunities for Doulas, Birth Educators and You Book Cover Design by Professional Publications.
The first and only A to Z career guide to the Childbirth Profession. Learn how to get started and how to grow your career as a Childbirth Professional. This valuable resource lists sixty-six roles for individuals to pursue in the field of childbirth. Popular roles such as Doulas, Midwives, and Lactation Consultants are mentioned, and new roles are introduced, such as Baby Planners, Birth Activists, Fertility Awareness Teachers, Placenta Encapsulation Specialists, and Stroller Exercise Instructors.
Available in print and Kindleebook

Mark! My Words: How to Discover the Joy of Music, the Delight of Language, and the Pride of Achievement In The Age of Trash Talk and MTVMark My Words by Mark Evans

Mark My Words Book Cover Design by Professional Publications. Classical music, jazz, film scores, and the masterpieces of musical theater are in danger of fading into an undeserved oblivion. This crisis extends not only to music, but also to an ignorance of good books, art, theater, and films. This crisis is exacerbated by our vanishing history, a decline in language, and a pervasive celebrity culture. If this problem is not solved, our nation's cultural and artistic heritage will be irretrievably lost. "Mark! My Words" by Mark Evans is the first book to address the challenge of this crisis. "Mark! My Words" details what we can do as a society and what you can do as an individual to embark on an exciting journey of discovery that can truly impact your daily life.
Available at Amazon.comMark My Wordsand other outlets.

Heaven or Hell You Decide Take Control of Your DestinyHeaven or Hell by Relonzo Dell Richard, Sr.

Heaven or Hell: You Decide Book Cover Design by Professional Publications. This book is a collaboration of some of the state of California's most insidious inmates. These men were saturated in a sea of negativity, for an extensive amount of time. However, through trial an error they changed their lifestyle. Their testimonials give you a better understanding of why some people turn to drugs, gangs, and crime; these testimonies are real and raw to give you a vivid insight into their reality. Redemption is a process that is possible for anyone willing to take the first step.
Relonzo Dell Richard, Sr., lived the life of a Los Angeles, gang member and drug dealer for
two decades. After serving an extensive prison sentence, he has traveled the road of redemption and is now a positive member of society.
Heaven or Hell You Decide Take Control of Your DestinyHeaven or Hell Also available in Kindle. Available at Amazon.com and other outlets.

Moon Warrior's DreamAmazon Kindle by Jesus Velazquez

Moon Warrior's Dream - Cover Design by Professional Publications Book Cover Design by Professional Publications.
Natayo is an adventurous boy from a tribe of food gathers. Almost every night he has the same recurring nightmare. Unable to go back to sleep, he goes to his favorite place, the ridge that overlooks the villages. He enjoys the stream that flows endlessly through the neighboring villages and the stars and especially the moon. For weeks he notices something strange heading towards his friend Yanyan's village. A herd of buffalo maybe, deer; he doesn't pay too much attention to it. Then one day he sees some men from Yanyan's village bloodied and badly hurt. Their village has been attacked by the Pume', a small tribe of, barbaric nomads.
He also learns they have taken several young women away including Yanyan. Because the villagers are afraid of the Pume', no one goes looking for them, no one that is . . . except Natayo. But before he sets out he learns the truth about something that will change his life forever.
Available on Amazon.com,Amazon Kindle
Traveler X: For Many are Called, But Few are ChosenTraveler X by Raphael A. Mizzell
Traveler X: Vol. I -For Many are Called, But Few are Chosen X is a man without fear with an anonymous past who sets out in search of his true identity and life's purpose. The names given him in childhood seem meaningless, so he calls himself simply "X." He has neither college degree nor is he a maven of religion, but his travels lead him to the knowledge of an ancient spiritual legend that will unlock universal truths only to those who are chosen. Although the United States is known for its liberty, patriotism and iconic landmarks, it is beset by crime, racism, environmental issues, war, and disease, better known as CREWD.
X's revelations lead him from the West to the small town of Utopia, New York, where he crosses paths with five youths who are also in search of answers to their own puzzling discoveries.
Traveler X: For Many are Called, But Few are ChosenTraveler X on Amazon.com

From Feminist To Rapist: Falsely Accused of RapeFrom Feminist to Rapist by Fetsum Abraham

From Feminist to Rapist Book Cover Designed by Professional Publications.
America is suffering from the mismatch between the society's ability to free the victims of false accusation of rape and the legal system's relatively faster rate of incarcerating them. Recent high profile cases have drawn attention to the issue. In fact, Radical Feminism has reduced America to one the most dangerous places in the world for men to live. This is a true story of not only the battle for my own freedom, but also the danger of how feminism is being used as a weapon against men unjustly accused.
Available online at Amazon.com &Fetsum Abraham Barnes and Noble

The Four Faces of God: A Different Perspective on the Sudden Appearance and Evolution of HumankindThe Four Faces of God by Laurence Bergeron

The Four Faces of GodBook Cover by Professional Publications.
In this book, Laurence Bergeron addresses the controversial debate over creationism versus evolution, and explains why he believes that neither theory is 100% correct nor 100% wrong; that the truth, in fact, lies somewhere in between. The author traces the evolution of human kind from its very beginnings until the sudden appearance of modern man and gives examples of unexplainable circumstances that do not fit the standard evolutionary model
He looks at the archeological and the written record for confirmation of his theory that man, while a descendent of the ape, has received developmental assistance in the form of genetic engineering from a yet unknown entity.
Available on Amazon.comLaurence Bergeron

SPIRITUAL CONTRACTIONS: Birthing Your Vision by Dr. Cheryle L. Richardson

Birthing Your Vision If you can embrace the simple truth that life and death exist both in the natural and spiritual realm then you can embrace the truth that just as life begins with conception, pregnancy and birth in the natural realm life also begins with conception, pregnancy and birth in the spiritual realm. It is this revelation that will assist you in manifesting all that God would have for you to manifest. It is this revelation that will equip you with the tools necessary to complete such an amazing task and it is this revelation that is outlined in great detail within this book.
So, prepare your spirit, soften your heart, remove the clutter from your soul and enjoy this book and all of the revelation that is brought to light within it. Available through Xulon Press

What Religions Don't Want You to Know...An Expose' of Belief SystemsAmazon Kindle by R. K. Sidler

What Religions Don't Want You to Kow Book Cover by Professional Publications -
What Religions Don't Want You to Know is not an attempt to drive anyone away from his or her belief in God. However, this book is an indictment against religion itself; that is, breaking the false premise that religion is a necessary medium required to have a relationship with God. The book examines the historical record and behavior of certain well known religions who have perpetrated atrocities in the name of God, and considers a common thread inherent among all religions and denominations, i.e., control and manipulation over their adherents.
Also, available on Amazon.com and on the Author's website.

Detention: How The Stress Of Being A High School Principal Drove Me To Drink by Jeffrey J.

Detention - How Being a High School Principal Drove me to Drink Book Cover Design by Professional Publications - Detention - How Being a High School Principal Drove Me to Drink is a recollection of the author's life from age 16 to his eventual downfall as an unemployed 47 year-old principal. Educators are often assaulted, threatened or otherwise confront experiences that result in police investigations and more, events leading to stress and anxiety in their daily lives.
Read how the author lost control of his life while the grip on the bottle grew tighter and tighter, landing him in treatment and eventually jail. Available on Amazon.com in paperback. Also available in Kindle Detention - How Being a High School Principal Drove me to Drink

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Chasing the Artificial Rainbow: "Defining Your Moment" - A Platform for African American SuccessAmazon by by Coach Gregory Ford & Calvin Hayes

K-9 Cop: Case# 1 - The Dreck Report (Volume 1)K-9 Cop, the Dreck Report by Erna Mueller

MuTerra (Volume 1)MuTerra by R. K. Sidler by R. K. Sidler

The Curse of Being and Living It: A Universal Refugee Experience from an Eritrean's PerspectiveThe Curse of Being and Living It by Fetsum Abraham

Portraits of African American LeadersPortraits of African American Leaders by Dr. Raphael Mizzell

Strength for Your Journey by Cheryle Richardson

The Adventures of Hoppy, Floppy & Squeak! by R. K. Sidler

How To Build "Kingdom Minded" Organizations: Good News for Tumultuous Times: Giving Your Employees a Hope and a Future in this Upside Down World.Amazon Kindle by Mark A. Griffin

Justin RoseAmazon Kindle by Keith Reisinger

Why Me? THE TRUE STORY OF MY SURVIVAL by Stacey PorterAmazon Kindle

Pick Me Up - Inspirational Messages to Make you Jump for JoyAmazon Kindle by Michelle Mattsen

My Neighborhood Super KidsAmazon Kindle by Nicole Hollis

Called to the Childbirth Profession: Opportunities for Doulas, Birth Educators, and YouAmazon Kindle by Donayle Abe

Mark! My Words: How to Discover the Joy of Music, the Delight of Language, and the Pride of Achievement In The Age of Trash Talk and MTVAmazon Kindle - by Mark Evans

Heaven or Hell You Decide Take Control of Your DestinyAmazon Kindle by Relonzo Dell Richard, Sr.

Moon Warrior's DreamAmazon Kindle by Jesus Velazquez

Traveler X: For Many are Called, But Few are ChosenAmazon Kindle by Raphael A. Mizzell

From Feminist To Rapist: Falsely Accused of RapeAmazon Kindle by Fetsum Abraham

The Four Faces of God: A Different Perspective on the Sudden Appearance and Evolution of HumankindAmazon Kindle by Laurence Bergeron

SPIRITUAL CONTRACTIONS: Birthing Your Vision by Dr. Cheryle L. Richardson

What Religions Don't Want You to Know...An Expose' of Belief SystemsAmazon Kindle by R. K. Sidler

Detention: How The Stress Of Being A High School Principal Drove Me To Drink by Jeffrey J.

If I Only Knew They Had Chocolate Chip Cookies in HeavenAmazon Kindle by Neil Finkelstein

Going Full CircleAmazon Kindle by Cynthia Jeffers

America and the AlmightyAmazon Kindle by John R. Bunkley

Prospect Smarter, Not Harder: The Art and Science of Getting More Customers!Amazon Kindle by Vanessa B. Jackson