Copy Editors

Emily Youers


Emily is certified by the Editors Association of Canada in structural, stylistic, and copy editing—one of fewer than 40 editors in the country to hold all three designations. Emily relishes the opportunity to work directly with authors and help them convey their knowledge, experience, and passion in a way that creates a full, resonant connection with readers.


Julia Kollek

Julia Kollek Creative Services

Julia’s been helping people communicate with clarity for more than 30 years.  She specializes in editing non-fiction manuscripts and has helped authors with everything from organizing the structure of their work, to designing their branding. She’s edited biographies, professional manuals, educational material and self-help books.

If you’d like to finally get your work into the hands of readers, get in touch. Drop a line to

Denise Willson

Beop Inc. Editorial Services

Aside from being a professional developmental editor, copy editor, and book coach with two decades of experience, Denise Willson is an award-winning author and ghostwriter. She is a feature writer for four magazines, including Our Homes Magazine, and is represented by Canada’s oldest literary agency. Denise believes words are magic, and everyone has a story to share. She specializes in nonfiction and fiction manuscripts (books), and also writes and edits marketing content, websites, and pretty well everything within the business communications world.

If you’ve got the seed of an idea, Denise will help you develop and organize the story you’re itching to tell. If you’ve already put pen to paper, Denise will polish your prose to rave reviews. Either way, reach out to her for experienced guidance at or 905-397-7421.


Kate MacDonald

Kate has a passion for travelling, seeking out new experiences and making connections wherever she goes. She was awarded the “Volunteerism Award” for accomplishing 500+ hours over her high school career and most recently was a nominee for the highest achieving grade in Sales in her second year at college. Kate is well versed in social media marketing and has excellent attention to detail.

Penny Redmond

Digital Marketing Consultant, Digital Media Educator, Podcast Host & Producer

Penny Redmond an accomplished business strategist, entrepreneur, blogger, e-course creator, producer & host of a podcast called, Ladies in Biz and of course a digital marketer.
She has more than 20 years of extensive domestic and international expertise knowledge in marketing, digital marketing, global sourcing and product development. Her rare blend of financial acumen and creativity positioned her for key roles in many company startups and scaling up businesses.
Basically, people know her for understanding digital marketing, branding, trends, and social media channels. Plus, inspiring, and coaching other entrepreneurs to reach their full potential. She is very passionate about helping other entrepreneurs so she offer courses on Instagram and how to podcast so they can grow their business.
Penny currently lives in Mimico and when not working can be seen walking the shores of Lake Ontario with her rescue dog Sophie, family and friends. Social media plans

PR and Media Relations


Karen Majerly

Communications at Work

Karen is an accomplished communications specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the profession. Karen has a keen nose for news and understands what will capture the interest of the journalist and his or her audience.



Shannon Eckstein

Silvershadow Photographic Images

Shannon Eckstein’s award winning style and years of experience provide intimate storytelling images. Silvershadow Photographic Images is a full service studio taking care of all your photography needs.

Rita Zietsma

Rita Zietsma Photography

Rita Zietsma is an award winning portrait photographer whose super power is capturing the essence of her subject in images that they love. Her creative and personable approach helps make even the most camera shy person feel comfortable and confident during the session. With over 2 decades of working with design and marketing teams, she is an expert at visual communication and personal branding.

Website Development

Elaine Slatter

XL Consulting Group, Website Design

Elaine has over 30 years of marketing experience in a variety of industries. For the last 8 years she has focused on helping entrepreneurs rocket to success online. As an author herself, Elaine understands how to make individual entrepreneurs stand out online. She helps authors develop their brand, design a website to showcase their talents and sell their books on their website, even if they are also listed on Amazon.

From simple to full e-commerce websites Elaine can design what an author needs to get noticed. All sites are maximized for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The website designs come with full video custom training so an author can manage their own site after the launch. XL Consulting also offers managed services after the website launch for authors who do not wish to maintain and update their own site. Prices range from the budget package at $999 to a custom e-commerce branded site at $2999 for authors who have multiple revenue streams in addition to their books, such as consulting and courses. Each author’s needs are different and our website designs are quoted individually to fit your specific situation.

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