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Work experience

When people complete their manuscripts, these are questions they usually ask: Now what? Where do I start?

Who do I trust? What’s next?

We guide new and seasoned authors through the book publishing minefield. Our job is to help you produce a professional looking, well-edited product and try to make the process as seamless as possible. We can help you adapt your product to the new platforms and help make new media simple and show you how you can make it work for you.

Publishing is changing and so are reader habits. We help you learnhow to stay relevant in today’s marketplace with low-cost to no-cost innovative ways to publish and market your message. We also help you plug into the new wave of social media and use it to your advantage, including combining it with traditional methods that let you keep your wallet in tact.

Debbie Elicksen has authored, edited, ghosted, and project managed well over 100 books, including 10 of her own. Her bestselling “Self-Publishing 101” is still carried in bookstores since its release in 2005. Her author list includes professional speakers, royalty publishers, creative agencies, doctors, professional athletes, politicians, business people, and many more.

Elicksen has been a professional sportswriter and covered the National Hockey League, was the first woman to ever headman a football conference in Canada, was PR Director for the Edmonton Trappers Baseball Club, and worked as a volunteer for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. She has worked with and interviewed celebrities, to name a few: Wayne Gretzky, The Doobie Brothers, Stan Fischler, Mario Lemieux, Hurricane Carter, and Marcus Camby.

Dec 1990Present


Freelance Communications


Writing and editing
Copywriting and editorial writing Editing manuscripts Editing annual reports
Project management
Overseeing projects from scratch to finish, putting out fires, managing people
Training and facilitating
Workplace literacy training Workshops on publishing and writing New media training

Some Books I've Worked On

Professional Photo Album


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