The most gratifying part of my job at Samizdat Creative Services is helping my authors clarify why they’re writing so that we can make what they’re writing the best it can possibly be. The rapport I develop with my authors is as important as the book we’re planning to produce. So when the business grew to the point where I needed to bring someone else on, I knew I couldn’t just hire anyone. Sure, my hireling would need to have exceptional editorial, writing, and project management skills (a difficult combination to find in one person!), but this somebody would also need to be as relationally literate as he was editorially.
And I found him. I couldn’t be happier to introduce you to Mike DeVries, our new Director of Creative Services. Mike is one of the most delightful people you will ever meet and he has over 20 years of experience in publishing to boot.
In addition to providing the best writing, editorial, and project management services, he will also be taking the lead in more fully developing our marketing and PR effort. So join me in welcoming Mike. I’m thrilled with the opportunity to work with him. –caleb j seeling