An Intrinsic Love for The Craft
The Art of Expression: The Verbiage – The Visuals
IN MY PASSION TO CREATE a Christian children’s book many years ago —
— Let me stop there for a moment. Yes, inspirational writings and artistry have long been where I hang my heart. All the various genres which boldly, softly, or creatively between-the-lines share how to find, or how to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ. For it was His love that reached past my sins and fears. It was His blood that gave me new life from the inside out. It is still His words of life that give me the daily answers and direction for His purposes in me. Although it’s taken years upon years to more fully realize my place in Christ, I now believe with all my heart that I am to be who I am, to have what I have, and to do what I do in Jesus’ Name for Jesus’ fame —
That said, now on to that time a few decades past when I was in a veritable Le Mans learning curve. A novice do-it-myself-er, I was writing, formatting, illustrating, and self-editing the final rewrites and re-designs for print-ready files to complete a little self-pub book. In the end, the book had minimal outreach, but experiencing all that was involved proved invaluable. Today, Total Edits & Design offers all those getting-into-print services, from first draft edit to final, the option of adding illustration or creating graphics, all the way to publish-ready Adobe InDesign files.
I CAN’T DESCRIBE how satisfying it is to get to know and encourage writers. Of course for everyone, the goal is to get to the finish with the best manuscript, book, or document presentation possible. Still there are those along-the-way blessings, like helping someone find his or her writing voice, or discover how the simple rearrangement of a sentence or paragraph can make a world of difference. Equally exciting, is the creative work for those who want something visual–an illustration or graphic design bringing a concept or message to life with one look. It is all work–I mean, W-O-R-K, but I love the craft. I love the people. I love the projects. I love the process.
SPEAKING OF WHAT I LOVE — please meet Total Edits Editor, Christina Langley. She is my very accomplished daughter-in-love. I’ve never met anyone more meticulous for detail or more determined to perfect. These innate temperament bents along with her education and acquired life skills have brought her success in many areas of life, including raising four prodigies. (I’m not prejudiced–promise. Well . . . perhaps I am somewhat.) The benefit Christina brings to Total Edits & Design customers? Her perfectionist drive accommodates that much desired flawless finish.
Enough “About Us” . . .
WHAT IS YOUR NICHE FOR THE ART OF EXPRESSION?
VERBIAGE? VISUAL? BOTH?
- INSPIRATIONAL POSTS
- INFORMATIONAL STUDIES?
- NEWS OR MEDIA POSTS?
- PROSE OR POEMS?
- SHORT STORIES?
- MEDIA PRESENTATIONS?
NOT WRITING FOR PLEASURE OR CAREER? Maybe you need something crafted:
- LETTER OR DOCUMENT
- BIO – BROCHURE – BOOKLET
- WEBSITE CONTENT
THE VERBIAGE: The fact that you are reading this page probably means you have something ready for proofing. Perhaps ready to finally soothe that ache to hold a final copy of your writing labor in your hands.
WE INVITE WRITERS to send us a paragraph or two which we will return with a sample edit and clean copy. That way you can determine if we are a good fit for you. Click the Contact Button below to find out how.
NOTHING TO PROOF? You need something drafted or crafted as a visual?
THE VISUALS: What response do you want from the visual?
- CAPTURE CURIOSITY?
- HOLD THE RAPT FOCUS OF A TARGET AUDIENCE?
- SHARE A SINGLE CONCEPT?
- OFFER CHALLENGE FOR SOMETHING MORE COMPLEX?
GRAPHIC DESIGN OR COMPUTER ARTISTRY, I will work with you to get the results you envision in print, or for online presentation.
- SOMETHING THAT SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS
- SOMETHING THAT WILL RESONATE WITH YOUR AUDIENCE
Whatever will invite your viewers to contemplate value, consider meaning, or simply bring pause for a smile or a WOW!
YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR SATISFACTION