Coach - Book descriptions - Book trailers - Webdesign
J. SHARPE FOUNDER
Dutch author J. Sharpe is a multiple award nominee and Amazon Bestselling author of suspense novels. He is best known for how he blends themes and elements from two or more different genres in his books, including Eden (nominated for a Bastaard Award), Syndrome (nominated for a Harland Award and Bastaard Award) and Broken Memory (also nominated for a Harland Award).
So far Sharpe has traditionally published fourteen novels and several short stories in The Netherlands and Belgium and self-published multiple of his translations on Amazon. He has also written a non-fiction book about self-publishing and marketing. His work is translated in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian and a few of his books are also available in braille.
Joris has worked for several traditional publishers and has helped hundreds of self-published authors with coaching, book descriptions, book trailers, website designs, and more. He is often referred to as being very down-to-earth and sincere, always eager to help out.
He looks forward to working with you next!
Marijke has been a cover designer since 2015 when she started designing for Dutch publishing house Zilverspoor, which she still does to this day. After a couple of years she decided to start her own business designing covers for self-publishing authors, named Hummingbird Book Covers. Once her husband, author J. Sharpe, decided to provide authors with services such as book trailers and book descriptions, they talked about merging their businesses to create a one-stop-shop for authors. That’s how Cutting Edge Studio was born. Marijke has since created covers for both fiction and non-fiction books, always striving to design a cover that both fits your story and is commercial.
Danijela is a creative, energetic, fast and innovative graphic designer with 20+ years of experience in a variety of exciting projects. She gained experience while working in a publishing house, a couple of design studios and printing houses, after which she decided to make designing a full time job. She now designs book covers for self-publishing authors, her strength being non-fiction design. Design is her passion, love and work, client satisfaction being the highest priority.
In her free time, Danijela spends as much time as possible with her daughter and two lovely dogs.
Daliborka is a graphic designer with 20+ years of experience in the field. Some of her favorite jobs to work on are book covers and typography. She has made a few hundred book covers for children, YA and adult books so far for several publishers from all around the world, as well as countless promo materials for social media and web/print advertising. She finds her job to be challenging and creative therefore very satisfying. Daliborka loves animals and nature and she lives with her husband, son and two cats.
Daliborka prides herself on being punctual, patient and dedicated to all of her projects. That's why most of her clients are return clients.
Kim started her professional career as a documentary photographer. In all her projects, she looked for similarities between people and tried to invalidate prejudice.
Writing proved a better way to express herself. In her stories, she combines well-written worlds and characters with great emotional depth. She doesn't avoid intense subjects. Her stories became her window to the real world.
As to date, she has written over 8 fantasy novels. At the moment she is working on a new instalment to THE TALES OF THE DOWNFALL, a continuation of her LILLITH TRILOGY.
Besides that, Kim has created several fantasy covers for traditional publishing houses. And she would love to create one for you. Check out the book cover portfolio to see examples of her work.
Pam is our in-house illustrator from the Netherlands. She has a job as a PhD at Utrecht University where she studies how sand goes from A to B on a beach. Some other things she does are making fantasy costumes, archery and juggling. To be more specific: devilstick juggling. It’s awesome. Google it if you don’t know what it is.
She started drawing dragons and unicorns as soon as she could hold a pencil. At a certain moment, she also started drawing characters. Now she creates the most amazing illustrations for book covers and specializes in fantasy.
Corina has always been an avid reader, writer, and editor for as long as she can remember. Birthdays and Christmas money was always spent on accumulating her growing pile of precious paperbacks, and any spare moment not spent playing sport was dedicated to reading about adventures or writing her own. Fast-forward quite a few years and she is now a self-published author and accredited editor who offers a range of editing services for indie authors in both US and UK English.
As an author, she completely understand the process of going from the messy, first draft to the final, published manuscript. There is no denying that it is scary submitting your book baby to an editor (no matter whether it is your first or not), but it doesn’t need to be—not if you’ve done your homework and found the right editor for your needs. A professional edit can be an exciting process that both the author and the editor enjoy. Given there is a lot of trust involved, it is vitally important to find the editor that best suits your style and your voice. So, that said, Corina encourages you to contact her for a free sample edit to work out if you two would be a perfect match.
Alia Marie is the chief editor for Badass’D Digital Ink who helps writers achieve word excellence so that their books and public works can be admired and adored for the ages of time. Now she also provides editing services for indie authors through Cutting Edge Studio. She believes an author’s story is a significant work of art, an art that needs to be cultivated and crafted to perfection.
Before becoming an editor, Alia crafted advertising posts for small businesses and indulged in her love of acting.
Copy Editor - Proofreader
Susan lives in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, USA, and is a lover of people, nature, and words. As a blogger, a copy editor, and a certified proofreader, her passion is to help authors deliver their best to their readers.
She understands how hard it is to wear the many hats necessary to publish. However, publishing a book with typos and misspelled or misused words will harm your credibility and yank your reader out of your message. Allow Susan to save you time and embarrassment by proofreading or copy editing your project. She is trained and certified with a keen eye for details and mistakes either missed or made during the editing process. Your audience deserves your best and will appreciate your attention to detail.
Robin has been passionately in love with the written word ever since teaching herself to read at the age of four. This love expanded to include writing as soon as she could pick up a pencil. When she eventually discovered editing, she knew that she had found her dream career.
Robin believes that an author’s most important asset is their original writing voice, and her goal is to preserve and amplify that voice by removing obstacles such as grammar and punctuation problems, lack of clarity, and weak structure. She is committed to helping authors publish their work with the highest possible quality.
I’m Val Cervarich, a nonfiction editor and word nerd at heart. I assist authors in creating compelling and polished manuscripts. While getting my master’s degree in Teaching English, I deepened my knowledge of grammar and writing. This has translated into comprehensive developmental and copy editing services for self-publishing authors. I utilize a constructive approach in providing feedback, which empowers authors to refine their writing skills and their voices. And my teaching background has shaped my communicative and flexible approach for working with clients, especially novice authors.
I would love to support your journey to publication!
Doris has been editing print media and organizing educational programs since 2005 as the Chief Copy Editor and Program Coordinator for several environmental agencies. Doris is now the Chief Editor for a non-fiction book publishing company specializing in self-help books. She also offers editing services for fiction, ranging from short stories, novels, plays, and even video game narratives. These experiences have primed her to be an extremely attentive editor, delivering a fast turnaround without ever sacrificing quality.
When Doris is not editing, she is writing, reading, or drawing. Doris is currently working on self-publishing her debut novel and understands the challenges indie authors face. Through Cutting Edge Studio, she is committed to helping authors achieve clarity and momentum towards their book's publication. Please contact Doris for a free sample edit to see how she can transform your work.
Formatter - 3D character creator
Cheri Lasota has worked in publishing since 2004, with an initial focus on editing and writing fiction, culminating in seven SFF novels and USA Today and Wall Street Journal listings for her novel Petra. She has expanded her skills and services over time, which now include cover design, book formatting, 3D character design, stock art, and author websites. With nearly 800 stock images in her shop, nearly 100 books formatted, and over 200 cover designs under her belt, Cheri is ready to help bring your project to fruition.
Proofreader - Formatter
Arjen has been working in IT for over 30 years. His adventure into electronic publishing started in 2011 when he wrote an email to John Vance, the son of the grandmaster of sci-fi and fantasy Jack Vance, asking whether his father's works were available as ebooks. This resulted in the Vance Digital Edition, a 66-volume ebook-set containing the complete works of Jack Vance. After a visit to Oakland where he got to meet Jack, the idea of a publishing house was born.
Over the last decade he has proofread and formatted over 300 titles from different authors for different publishers worldwide. When not working behind his computer he loves to travel, go for long hikes, spend time with his children or just simply enjoy watching TV accompanied by his two cats Murdock and Monty.
My name is Sophie and I’m an interior book designer with more than 5 years experience. I design book interiors and do ebook conversions. I help authors self-publish their books, from manuscript to print and/or converted to an ebook.
Designing books is ALL I do. They are my passion and my specialty. I make the process as smooth as possible for first-time authors and for seasoned authors. If you are a first-time author, you’ll probably have many questions, and I will be there to provide answers for you. Check out my customer reviews and you’ll see what I mean.
I’m easy to reach and work with, so let me work with you.
Suzanna Chriscoe, a US based designer, has been creating award-winning formatting for magazines and newspapers since 1999. Keen attention to detail and ability to take an author’s ideas and translate them into sound communication is what makes her work stand out. Suzanna’s love for written word and never-ending enthusiasm to learn has brought about a pivot in her work priorities. Moving from B2B/B2C publication design over to book formatting and cover design has reignited Suzanna’s creativity and lead to a resource we are glad to offer here at Cutting Edge Studio.
Suzanna’s specialties include formatting for fiction and non-fiction, creation of unique infographics, product and title branding as well as typography. Her more than 20+ years’ experience working with the Adobe suite of products including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop allows your manuscript to have seamless transition from e-book to printed page.
Olly has always been an avid reader of the fantasy/light novel genre for as long as he can remember. His specialties include formatting for fiction and non-fiction books and he has a good grasp on the Adobe suite programs; Indesign and Photoshop to make sure the Manuscript looks professional and ready for publishing.
Olly encourages clients to voice out their opinions on things they do and don't like/want added to the final product and gives them regular updates on the process to make sure they like the way things are going before moving on to the next step.
As a formatter he always makes sure the customer gets what they asked for and nothing but the best quality. He is very easy going and has a good reputation with the various authors who he's worked with in the past.
Michael is a formatter with years of experience. Let him help you make your manuscript look professional.