Publishing consulting

I love solving the storytelling puzzles at the heart of publishing — finding just the right combination of words and images, in the appropriate medium, to help a story shine.

As a publishing consultant, I lead teams in producing visually compelling stories in print and digital spaces. Building on my years of expertise as a journalist, art director and editorial project manager for the Seattle Times, at Tandemvines Media I’ve had the privilege of designing narrative solutions for clients ranging from a distinguished architect to Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, and from an investigative journalist to the Washington State Jewish Historical Society.

Publishing November 2023: The Woman in the Room, by L. Jane Hastings

Jane Hastings was just nine years old when she declared she would become an architect. A child of Depression-era Seattle, Jane worked her way through college in the aftermath of World War II and was among the first women licensed to practice architecture in the state of Washington. Throughout her award-winning career, she designed more than 500 projects and achieved many “firsts” as a leader in the American Institute of Architects, both locally and nationally.

In her memoir, The Woman in the Room, Jane describes her journey to the top of her profession—a story of persistence, resilience, and creativity. Along the way, she embraced a life of adventure while building friendships that span nine decades and circle the globe.

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Other recent publishing highlights

Inside Pike Place Market

Client: Pike Place Preservation & Development Authority

Edited and designed an interactive book explaining the inner workings of Seattle’s historic public market. Project included extensive research and rights management of historical images in regional repositories.




An Air That Still Kills

Client: Andrew Schneider, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Project: Schneider’s investigative reporting on the nationwide asbestos crisis that started in Libby, Montana, is captured in an interactive book for Mac and iOS, as well as print and Kindle editions. Awarded “iBook of the Year” by the iBooks Author Conference.



The Pharmagellan Guides

Client: Frank S. David, founder and owner of Pharmagellan, a biotech consultancy.

Project: Designed and produced two books guiding investors through the nuances of valuing biotech clinical companies.


Let’s talk about how to tell your story

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