Category Archives: Editorial Services

Devil Dog, by David Talbot, designed by Norma Tennis for Simon & Schuster

We edit and design great books!

Let us make your work shine

We can  do the whole project:

  • Edit your manuscript to perfection
  • Design interior and cover
  • Take it all the way to printed and digital form.

Or provide editorial and/or design services at an hourly rate.

Why work with us?

We are highly talented visual and literary craftspeople. We are also great communicators. We know the book business. We have experience. We have patience. If the process is new to you, we will explain each phase clearly. If you are a veteran, we will speak your language.

Who are we?

I (Cary Tennis) handle the editorial side. I am a writer and editor with 30 years of experience in journalism and publishing. Norma Tennis handles the design. She is an incredible designer. Look at these books she did for the Talbot Players. For that project with Simon & Schuster, Norma created a rich visual language steeped in pulp adventure, comics, tabloid magazines and lurid retro illustrations.

She can also produce traditional, solid, cost-effective layout for self-published and indie-press books such as the Mamas Write book, and the Benjamin Wachs book A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City, which we published with CreateSpace under the indie imprint Strange Castle Press. Norma also designed our whole series of advice column compilations, which are really first-class books, especially the first one, Since You Asked.

What does it cost?

Our prices depend on the depth of the project, the amount of time needed and, frankly, how much we love it. We can estimate a whole project and put a cap on the maximum cost. Or we can charge by the hour in a pay-as-you-go arrangement. Give us a call and let’s talk about your project!  415 308-5685. Or email us: info@carytennis.com.