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Resources for Canadian Authors

You want to focus on your writing.  Let me help you with the technical details.  I specialize in non-fiction books,
particularly history, medical history and biography.
INDEXING SERVICES:  book indexing to Chicago Manual of Style specifications.  Includes editing to catch
errors and redundancies.
DOCUMENT EDITING SERVICES:  Expert formatting of Microsoft Word documents, and editing to catch
errors and redundancies.  Documents can be saved in .docx or .pdf format.
PHOTO EDITING SERVICES:  includes trimming, resizing, placing, and adding captions to photos.  See
the Photo Editing section for details.

More Resources For Authors

Self-Publishing Resources from Lulu.com:  Besides providing self-publishing services for authors, Lulu.com
also offers free resources for authors, including a New User Guide, links to professional services like editors
and cover designers, and a
Book Pricing & Planning Tool.

Enjoy a Creative Workshop Experience at Forestwriting.com:  "A workshop experience where pen and
nature merge to create an empowering space for well-being.  Activities are a combination of meditation, forest
oracle introductions, poetry writing, and reflective writing.  Activities are time dependent and reflective of
participant interest.  All activities are for those interested in connecting with trees.  No writing experience
necessary.  All workshops are offered by donation.
Forest Writing Productions is located in Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Working Together

My author's services are available to clients locally from Digby to Annapolis Royal, and via the Internet
anywhere in Canada.

INITIAL CONSULTATION: before beginning to work together, we will discuss your needs in a free
personal consultation (in person or by phone or email).  

WORKSITE:  I generally work from my home office, but can work on-site with local clients in the Digby
to Annapolis Royal area.

For indexing, documents in Word or .pdf format can be emailed to me.  Indexes will be created in .docx
format but finished indexes can be saved to .pdf or other formats if needed.  NOTE:  Book indexing is
done from the completed manuscript; if editing is required after indexing is begun, the indexing will need
to be re-done.
For editing, documents in Word format can be emailed to me (.pdf documents will be converted to .docx
for editing). 
For photo editing, print photos can be mailed (or brought to me if you are local).  Digital photos can be
emailed.  NOTE:  Any common image format (.jpg, .tif, .png, etc.) is acceptable, but lossy formats like
JPGs must NOT have been edited and re-saved previously.  Digital images should be as large as possible.
Original materials will be returned to the client unless otherwise requested. 
The client is responsible for the cost of mailing.


Hourly:   $20/hour, usually billed monthly. 
Or you can pre-pay for a block of time in advance.  (With a pre-paid block I will send you a timesheet showing the
time used and the amount remaining).

Interested?  Contact me to arrange a free initial meeting.

Books worked on include :

"Alberta's Medical History: Young and Lusty, and Full of Life" (by Dr. Robert Lampard)

"Deans, Dreams And a President: The Deans of Medicine at the University of Alberta, 1913-2009 (by Dr. Robert Lampard)

"Medicine Makes a Wonderful Life" (biography of Dr. William A. Cochrane, by Dr. Robert Lampard and Barbara Kermode-Scott);

"A History Of Children's Cancer Care In
Calgary And Southern Alberta" (by David
H. Ross Truscott);

"Pathways To Education" (by Robert Lampard, Henry Wostenberg, et al.)
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Author Dr. Lampard with "Medicine Makes A Wonderful Life".