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10 Steps to Publish & Succeed: How to Put Your Best Book Forward
by Jill Ronsely

1st Place! 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

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About Jill Ronsley
Jill Ronsley is an editor and book designer. She has been engaged by the American Cancer Society, Moody Press, Guernica Editions, Lightwave Publishing and other publishers for book cover design and interior book design. She has been a copy editor for two glossy lifestyle magazines, La Dolce Vita Magazine and City Life. For three years, she was the editor-in-chief of The Blue Review, a monthly online children's writers e-zine, for which she wrote two columns. She won the Best Book Editor 2005 award from the Editors and Preditors Readers Poll and has been a judge in several writing competitions.

She is a member of the Bay Area Editors Forum, the Canadian Authors Association and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and she is listed in the CE-L Directory of Freelancer Editors, Indiana University. She is a member of Adobe InDesign User Group Chapters and Freelance Designers. She has written articles on editing, book design and writing. In 2010, she conducted a Special Event Workshop on “Editing & Book Design” for She was a presenter at the Muse Online Writers Conference in 2009 and 2010.

Jill earned a BA at McGill University. She studied fine art at McGill and at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and has a diploma in languages and literature from Vanier College, where she studied English literature, French, German and Italian. She studied Hindi at McGill and French at the University of Grenoble.

As a designer, she does interior book design, typesetting and cover design on works of nonfiction, including books on self-help and career advancement, memoirs, books for women, and scholarly texts; novels and collections of short stories; books for children, including picture books and middle grade novels; spiritual books; books of poetry; film scripts; and manuals. She also designs promotional materials, such as postcards, brochures, business cards and bookmarks.As needed, Jill works closely with graphic artists, fine artists and illustrators, based on the wishes of her clients.

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