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About Michelle

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I began my graphic design career in a small-town Wisconsin mom-and-pop print shop. That was back when the Macintosh 

desktop publishing computer was the newest, greatest innovation. The tiny 8.5-inch black and white screen was an amazing, time-saving replacement for the old Compugraphic typesetter. This little 512K workhorse launched a revolution in graphic design along with my career.

Following my love of words, books, and learning, my career evolved from general design to textbooks, to trade books, then to ebooks. I live and work in South Florida and provide designs to clients all over the world. I give them personal service with high standards of design and typography. I work hard to bring out the unique personality of each book, making sure it is recognizable as its genre but is unique enough to attract attention. My designs fit in and stand out.

In addition to book design, I have put my passion for literature and history into publishing Keynote Classics™. These are newly published original texts with added footnotes and an Introductory Key that helps students and casual readers to enjoy sometimes challenging books and to get a little more out of the book than what is on the surface of the story. Historical research puts the novel into perspective and introduces the author. The paperback versions have wide margins for note-taking to help students get more from their reading experience and remember, discuss, or write more confidently about classic literature. Click here to see the latest releases.

As a book designer and forest lover, I am concerned about the impact of book printing on the environment. The industry uses a tremendous amount of water and wood pulp in the manufacture of books. But forests are necessary to sequester carbon, regulate global temperatures, anchor soil, and act as flood barriers. I am committed to giving a portion of profits to organizations like Eden Reforestation Projects, who work to plant, protect, and restore this crucial resource.

To read a few things I've learned that might help you with your book, click here.

Client Reviews

I have to say that seeing the whole book professionally laid out brought tears to my eyes!

I can't believe my 20-year-old concept of I've gotta write a book about this one day

and all the love I've poured into it since is about to become a reality.
The two of you have done an amazing job of capturing my sentiment

and this is truly a dream come true. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

JoAnn Coburn, Empty those Pockets

Michelle is a top-level expert in book design, including book covers, interior design and ebook conversion. She is a great communicator and engages clients professionally and quickly, with fast turnaround and exceptional quality in her work. I rely on Michelle's dedication to her work to produce great results within budget and on time.

Susie Schaefer, Finish The Book Publishing

Michelle worked on the interior layout for my book The Furnace of Leadership Development, Molding Integrity and Character in Today’s World. Michelle is great to work with. She is professional, her work is completed with attention to detail, and her suggestions are based on experience and knowledge of her field. Michelle responds quickly to email and her customer service is fantastic.

Rick Davis, author of The Furnace of Leadership Development

First of all I would like say that I am an artist, storyteller, kindergarten teacher. The publishing part of my book writing is very intimidating to me. Michelle made it easy. She did an excellent job formatting and editing my fifth book without making me feel like the village idiot. I was especially impressed with her professional and communication skills. I trust her completely and will definitely use for my next story.

Patty Gannon, author of Desdemona and Little d

Michelle was a pleasure to work with. She was flexible, competent, attentive to details, and highly professional in all aspects of her work. I worked with her on three books both in print, kindle, and ebook formats and she is my "go to" person for any additional publishing work I plan to do. Because of Michelle's attention to detail, my work is better for having had her on my team and I highly recommend her to anyone who wants a professionally done job.

Eleanor Haspel-Portner, Ph.D.,

Astrology Essentials, Cosmic Secrets, and Second Degree Reiki

MMW Graphic Design provided excellent professionalism, timeliness, and design expertise. We couldn't be happier with the end product and would highly recommend this company for your design needs. Our first cookbook is a great success because of MMW Graphic Design!

Angela Gaffney, Essential Health and Wellness: Breakfast

Michelle did great work and was very professional. She worked with me to make sure my goals were achieved for cover and interior design of my book. She provided an extremely fast turnaround, with great quality and best of all she was easy to communicate with. Definitely would recommend her highly for interior design work of any kind! A pleasure to work with.

Jack Levine, Pieces Still Good

Great work done by this Guru. Five stars across the board. Worked with me patiently since this was my first book. Her input was extremely helpful. Her design creativity was perfect.

Joseph Blomer, Living the Single Life 

We got lucky when we found MMW because not only is she an excellent person for InDesign she also did photo research. MMW is a women of many talents. She has a history degree and has been making fantastic timelines for us that requires knowledge of history. The creativity and balance really made it a standout. She recently knew we had a tight deadline and went in full on to give an outstanding effort. That is the work ethic I wish the next generation to look up to. Well done Michelle.

Sharon Wynne, XAMonline Study Guide: AP US History

Michelle did a great job. I knew exactly what I wanted before we began the project and she delivered it. As I told Michelle, I could not be happier with the work that she did. I highly recommend her and will use her in the future.

Susan Allocco, Eat Right For Life

Absolutely a pleasure to work with. Jobs were done with much thought and expertise. Timeliness was terrific and I would very much recommend this freelancer. I am looking forward to hiring her for our next project as well. Top notch!

Jim Kuehnle, Clovers Garden Center

Michelle worked on the redesign of an ebook of mine, and did an excellent job. She not only produced a terrific final product, but kept me informed and communicated professionally throughout the experience. I would gladly recommend her for any book designing project you might have - I certainly will when I need help in the future!

Sean Glaze, Team Growth Discussion Challenge

MMW was extremely flexible and patient in her approach to my project, which allowed me to make sure I got everything done the way I wanted it. As someone relatively new to publishing, that was invaluable. Many thanks MMW!

Carl Dustheimer, Powerful Presentations

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