Archive for the ‘Featured Titles’ Category

Value Match Selling

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Editorial Inspirations Editing/Indexing/Proofreading

Proven, powerful, and effective, ValueMatch™ listening skills will help you open the door to your prospective home buyers’ emotional need to buy a new home. With ValueMatch™ Selling for Home Builders, you will learn how to build rapport with prospective home buyers, learn about their needs, make powerful presentations that are focused on their values, and go for the close. This book provides practical applications that can be used by the rookie or seasoned veteran. Nowell’s emphasis on questioning strategies and listening skills helps salespeople build relationships with potential customers by helping to find a home to match the prospective buyer’s specific needs.

April Michelle Davis spent three weeks editing this manuscript and preparing it for publication. She knows that editing manuscripts requires analytical skills that publishers expect of editors. April Michelle took the lead and was steadfast in her work to keep the project on its schedule.

The Sick Bug

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Editorial Inspirations Editing/Indexing/Proofreading

In this delightful and amusing story, little Tess doesn’t feel well. When her Mom says she has ”a bug,” Tess becomes concerned, believing that she may have an actual insect inside her body. Mom goes on to clarify that Tess’s type of bug is a ”sick bug,” and she gives fun and imaginative descriptions of the creatures, explains how they affect a little one’s body, and, most importantly, advises how to get rid of them.

The Sick Bug is a timeless story that will appeal to children and adults alike. The clever rhyming dialogue between a mother and daughter captures a child’s wide-eyed innocence and endless imagination, as well as the patience and empathy of a parent comforting a sick one. The Sick Bug is a whimsical tale complete with vivid and captivating illustrations that bring the ”sick bugs” and their bug world to life. At the same time, it leaves readers with a simple but true message for how to get better. Sure to bring a smile even when under the weather!

April Michelle Davis worked with the publisher to proofread this manuscript. She completed the proofread of this rhyming book within a week to keep this wonderful project on schedule.

Revenge for the Hunted

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Editorial Inspirations Editing/Indexing/Proofreading

When six hunters are found dead shortly after the season opens, law enforcement investigates the seemingly connected murders, a link that’s confirmed when an unknown anti-hunting extremist demands that the season be closed. Despite safety concerns, the state refuses, an angered hunting community reacts, and more hunters fall victim. As FBI Agent Max Miller learns about the deadly, ghost-like killer and takes to the mountains trying to cross his path, he suspects the man he’s looking for, ironically, has hunted before.

April Michelle Davis proofread this manuscript for the publisher. She completed this project within one week to finalize this self-published project for the author.

Real Estate Agent Redefined

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Editorial Inspirations Editing/Indexing/Proofreading

The Real Estate Agent Redefined is a practical guide to running a successful referral-based real estate practice. By incorporating the strategies, concepts, and exercises outlined in this book, you will benefit from delivering the ultimate client experience in a world of evolving technology and changing consumer behavior. Whether you are a seasoned veteran looking to redefine how you do business or a rookie agent searching for direction and “how to’s,” this book is your answer.

April Michelle Davis was given six weeks to complete both the proofreading and the indexing for this project. First, she proofread the manuscript to be sure no major changes would occur, and then she wrote the index for this book.

No Time for Tears

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Editorial Inspirations Editing/Indexing/Proofreading

Welcome to the maze of secrets and corruption among friends, the jealousy and animosity between brothers, and attraction fueled by unbridled passion among strangers. Eavesdrop on the dialogue that befriends the hidden agendas among them. Discover old alliances that expose a past each of them sought to remain silent about. Welcome to the local crime investigation unit, which has exhausted every lead discovered in solving the crimes. This is a story of desperation among friends, unfulfilled desires between lovers, and a series of violent events that allow No Time For Tears.

April Michelle Davis spent several months working directly with the author to perform a substantive edit, as well as a copyedit, on the manuscript, preparing it for publication.

Never Finished…Just Begun

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Editorial Inspirations Editing/Indexing/Proofreading

Lloyd Burgess Sharp, affectionately called L. B. by those who knew him best, was a pioneer in outdoor education long before the term became commonly known (and coined by Sharp himself). Beginning his career with Life Magazine’s Fresh Air Farms in the early 1900s, L. B. transformed youth camping programs from what had previously been militaristic, oppressive, and punitive to a focus on providing educational, nurturing, and small group camping experiences for youth across the United States. Spanning the decades from his birth in 1895 to his passing in 1963, Never Finished . . . Just Begun presents L. B.’s remarkable career accomplishments, as told by his friends and associates, and the many ways in which his leadership inspired them all.

April Michelle Davis worked directly with the publisher and proofread the manuscript. April Michelle completed this project within one week, which kept the book on the publisher’s schedule and kept the book’s costs within the author’s budget.

NAHB-OSHA Trenching and Excavation Handbook

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Editorial Inspirations Editing/Indexing/Proofreading

Prevent trenching accidents! NAHB-OSHA Trenching and Excavation Safety Handbook explains in simple language how to comply with OSHA excavation standards on residential job sites. In an easy-to-use English-Spanish format, the book provides guidelines for conducting safe trenching and excavation operations and identifies safe work practices that can prevent serious accidents and injuries. It includes clear explanations and photographs of the following:

  • trenching and excavation hazards
  • competent-person responsibilities
  • soil type and testing
  • protective systems usage
  • house foundations/basement excavations
  • employee training
  • hazardous atmospheres
  • entry and egress into trenches and excavations
  • inspections

April Michelle Davis worked with the publisher to satisfy their requirements while copyediting the English version of this book. April Michelle worked quickly and efficiently and completed the edit within two weeks, editing not only the text but also the many charts and tables.

Modern Day Gypsy

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Editorial Inspirations Editing/Indexing/Proofreading

The answer to the question on everybody’s mind lies in between the pages of this refreshing collection of short stories where Gypsy discovers the secret to satisfaction by accepting her insatiable appetite for the unknown.

Gypsy, a spirited city girl from the suburbs of Detroit, finds herself in a career that fits into her lifestyle perfectly, a flight attendant for Encompass Airlines. Because she has always had an attraction to space travel and the wonders of the world, this career move appears to be destiny calling. Gypsy’s world seems impossibly fascinating as she wanders through different countries in exquisite clothing and pricey stilettos, sampling the world of relationships and giving readers an inside invitation to enjoy her incredible life on the fly. She travels to some of the most fantastic cities and has unrestricted access to the rich and the powerful: basketball players, prime ministers, police officers, and, of course, pilots. Her increasing desire for spontaneous relationships flourishes with each amazing story.

Modern Day Gypsy is hugely revealing and provides unobstructed views from the top with a humorous narration that connects through a series of exchanges, problems with work, broken friendships, and spicy love affairs. She may have to consider giving up the fast lane for a slower paced city life when she’s faced with a life-altering decision that could either destroy her passionate spirit or heal her misguided soul. The choice is hers to make and the options are clear, but the window of opportunity is closing in fast on Gypsy’s world of glamour.

Do flight attendants really have a man in every port of call?

April Michelle Davis worked directly with the author to edit the manuscript and prepare it for publication. Working with the author on this project was fun and humorous, just as this book plays out.

Leaders for Tomorrow

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Editorial Inspirations Editing/Indexing/Proofreading

Our world today offers a host of new challenges and opportunities. On the one hand, we see an emerging global knowledge economy fed by an unprecedented investment in network technologies and the unleashing of human creativity in all fields. On the other hand, we also face significant challenges: economic disparity, global warming, education inadequacies, and global financial service failures. When we encounter these problems, the future feels insecure.

Emerging leaders will need to deal with these confusing realities and set a course for the future. Leadership thinking of previous eras created today’s challenges, but that thinking won’t solve them. Your leaders need to engage in different conversations. Conversations designed to cause the emergence of new ideas and new processes capable of delivering on the promise of this new era. Are you having the conversations you need to have to prepare your leaders for tomorrow?

April Michelle Davis worked directly with the publisher to prepare Leaders for Tomorrow for publication. She proofread the manuscript in one week and kept the book on its publication schedule.

Fuse It

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Editorial Inspirations Editing/Indexing/Proofreading

This basic primer for using any and all things fusible covers the gamut of products available today and melds the boundaries between various crafting communities by empowering you with skills to mix and match various mediums and techniques. This project-oriented book, Fuse It and Be Done!, features 12+ items to create, using fusible products such as web with applique, threads and ribbons for embellishing, fleece for stabilizing, bias tape for stained glass work, batting, grid for mosaic and watercolor design.

April Michelle Davis proofread this manuscript in one week to aid the publisher and help keep the book on its publication schedule.