About Us

Our Mission

At Misguided Press, we’re passionate about transforming books and offering author services that help our clients navigate the complex world of publishing. We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and we’re committed to helping our clients share their stories with the world. Our approach is collaborative, creative, and tailored to each client’s unique needs.

Organizations our team members are a part of


Catherine is a disabled, neurodivergent publishing and editing professional involved in every step of book production for over 15 years. Her focus is on speculative fiction and creative non-fiction, though she has a background in business, academic, and non-fiction works. She embraces works written by the voices of neurodivergent, disabled, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and all diverse peoples. Her ideal book features found family, strong characters, and the paranormal or magical.
Photo by Andrea Norberg Photography

Eric is an executive management sales and marketing professional with over 15 years experience. Since 2015, Eric has been involved in book projects from conception to selling. He has experience producing audiobooks, editing, managing projects, coordinating events, and collaborating with authors and industry professionals. Reading Interests include: non-fiction (especially philosophy, social sciences, and natural sciences), plays, poetry, literature, sci-fi, and fantasy. He is also a photographer hobbyist.

Brett is an experienced Beta Reader, business professional, and website manager with over five years experience. Their background includes retail sales and creative arts. Reading interests include: fiction stories with dragons, LGBTQ+ and diversity, artistic stories, stories for adult and young adult audiences, and creative non-fiction featuring diverse voices.


With more than five years of experience as a freelance editor, Tara Solomon delves into fiction and non-fiction, specializing in literary and Indigenous fiction, mysteries, thrillers, self-help, memoirs, spiritual works, and children’s stories. With a background in education as an ESL teacher and tutor, her language prowess and knack for effective communication add an extra sparkle to her editing skills. As a member of the Indigenous Editors Association, Tara approaches projects with cultural sensitivity, celebrating diverse voices and perspectives. Currently, she is on a knowledge-seeking mission to keep up with the latest industry best practices and is enrolled in the Professional Editing Standards Certificate program at Queen’s University. One of her greatest joys comes from collaborating with authors to produce outstanding books that they can proudly present to their readers. You can get in touch with Tara by visiting

Jesse Savage, creator of Toadstool Editing, has a Master of Publishing from Simon Fraser University, and certification from the University of Waterloo. As a professional editor and beta reader, she has worked with a variety of subjects and genres including fantasy, sci-fi, historical romance, and even memoir. You can connect with Jesse on her website at

Who is a ravenous neurodivergent children’s book reader and a Dean’s Honour Roll graduate from Langara College’s Digital & Print Publications program? Stephanie Watterson, a current student of Simon Fraser University’s Editing Certificate program, that’s who! She is thrilled to be part of Misguided Press. She is actively taking freelance pitches for her next projects. When she isn’t finding typos on a local restaurant’s menu, she can be found obsessing over soft things or convincing others how to properly use an em dash.

Brittany is an indexer and developmental editor who studied in the SFU MPub program and was mentored by the president of the Indexing Society of Canada. She is a member in good standing at ISC/SCI, the American Society of Indexers, and Editors Canada. Her indexing specialties include history, popular science, philosophy, and biography. For fiction, she favours speculative works but will read just about anything that catches her, regardless of genre. You can get in touch through her website at

Sarah Jessie Tucker of is an Innovative Business Consultant specializing in grant writing, creative business development, and editing. Sarah is a Writer’s Studio graduate at SFU and a Student Affiliate member of Editor’s Canada. Sarah is a Storyteller with a passion for memoirs, non-fiction, and poetry. She is Treaty 13 People with settler origins from Ireland, Scotland, and England. With over ten years of healing experience from childhood trauma and suicide loss, Sarah is a Cultivating Safe Spaces facilitator and approaches her work in a decolonial and trauma-informed way.

 Claudia Blakemore has a BA in Psychology from UBC, and an Editing Certification from SFU. She has experience editing non-fiction and poetry as well as blog posts for social media. Her interests range widely from fiction, short stories and children’s literature to non-fiction. She feels passionate about helping you refine your project; finding just the right word to help smooth the writing and convey the message that will help your work shine and come to life. 

Laurie Cooper launched Pub Craft in 2013, a boutique digital marketing agency specializing in brand development and book promotion. She supports and empowers authors through collaborative coaching, virtual assistant services, and marketing. She is Misguided Press’s go-to digital marketing professional consultant. You can also connect with Laurie on her website at

Konn Lavery is an author who specializes in graphic design and web development. He is always open to new projects and you can contact him regarding estimates or questions relating to the industry. He gained his skill base through the Digital Media Production program at the Edmonton Digital Arts College graduating in 2010. Afterwards he continued to grow his skill base until he was able to fully operate as an independent contractor, continuously growing and seeking new work. Connect with Konn directly an his website at

Ben Galley is a British author of dark and epic fantasy who currently lurks in Vancouver, Canada. Since publishing his Emaneska Series in 2010, Ben has released the award-winning Scarlet Star Trilogy and The Heart of Stone, the critically-acclaimed Chasing Graves Trilogy and Scalussen Chronicles, and the new Bloodwood Saga. When he isn’t conjuring up new stories, Ben assists all kinds of authors to publish and market their books. Ben is a past Guardian Masterclass Tutor, and has spoken on self-publishing at the London Book Fair, Book Expo America, and dozens of events and universities. Passing on his expertise is a passion for Ben, and he’s proud to have helped thousands of authors over the years. Find out more about Ben’s books:

I’m Tina Laurelli, a Beta Reader who started reading professionally during lockdown. When I’m not at my nine to five office job or looking after my two boys, I love to escape in the pages of a good book! Having been an avid reader for a number of years, I love being able to use my love of reading to help upcoming authors achieve their dream of publishing their work. The genres I usually gravitate toward are contemporary romance, and memoirs but honestly, I’m open to anything at all starts with a great storyline.


As a book editor with two years of experience, Rachael is passionate about helping authors bring their stories to life. Her expertise lies in fantasy, romance, horror, and YA, although she’s open to any kind of genre. She believes that every book has the potential to be great and takes pride in helping authors achieve their goals and reach their readers. You can contact her through her website at

Alexandra is a fiction author who masquerades as an environmental biologist by day. Her university degrees and involvement in constructive writing groups have awarded her extensive creative writing experience spanning 12 years. She founded her independent novel critique service, Words of Woods, in 2023. Her focus for novel critique is beta reading, providing the writer with comprehensive feedback and actionable suggestions to make their work the best it can be! She delivers a reader’s perspective with the eagle-eye precision of a fellow writer. Alexandra’s preferred genres are fantasy, thriller, horror, murder mystery, and historical fiction. You can connect with Alexandra on her website at

Isabelle has a ten-year-and-counting dedication to experiencing, understanding, and enhancing her clients’ works, whether they choose the traditional or self-publishing route. She has been involved in projects with indie authors from around the world, the Big Five publishers, Cengage, Microsoft, film finalists, YouTubers, professional tabletop RPG designers, universities, and creators who have never shared their work with anyone before. Isabelle is open to all genres, and she’d be thrilled to join your author/creator team as an editor, reader (alpha, beta, sensitivity/DEI), or author coach. You can connect with Isabelle on her website

Emma is an experienced editor and beta reader who started offering freelance book services after taking editing courses and working as a writing tutor at Seattle Pacific University. She works with both fiction and nonfiction, and specializes in fantasy, historical fiction, and memoir. Reading interests include: found family, disability representation, and historical fantasy. You can connect with Emma through her website at  

Streetlight Graphics began in the early 2000s as a hobby comic book project that quickly grew into a full-time business creating covers and interiors for Indie and self-published writers and small-press publishers. We aren’t just a team of designers—we’re also creators. We know the publishing business because we have hands-on, personal experience on all the major platforms—Amazon/KDP, Draft2Digital, Apple, BN, Smashwords, Lightning Source/Ingram Spark, etc. Reach out at


Being a passionate reader and amateur writer for over a decade, Cielo Bellerose’s goal is to help authors making their stories as exceptional and true to their vision as it can be. Having worked with over 150 beta reading clients (and counting!), Cielo has extensive experience with a wide variety of genres, including but not limited to Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance and Mystery/Thrillers. Cielo also runs a book blog, Bellerose Reads, since 2020, and has a degree in Business Management.


Andi is a former classroom teacher who is out to see the world. Originally from the US, she spent a year in Spain teaching English as a certified TEFL teacher while learning a bit of Spanish. She is currently pet sitting her way around the UK. Andi has a B.A. in English literature from Hope College where she learned to love Shakespeare and the history of the English language. She enjoys reading a variety of genres, but especially sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction, and literary fiction. She is open to reading diverse voices and themes and is excited to partner with Misguided Press as a beta reader! You can connect with her through her website at

Whitney Moon is a BETA-Reader with several years of experience. She is passionate about all things creative, and with an insatiable devotion, aims to defend the freedom of an artist; trusting in art as a purification of the soul that must be preserved even against disaccord. Born in the South-East coast of Britain, she holds a Bachelor degree in Criminology as well as being a certified EFL teacher (TELF & CELTA) now teaching in The Eternal City – Rome, Italy. Being able to see the beauty in all forms of writing, she can relish the words of any genre, however, those dearest to her are: Dark fiction, Children’s literature, Nonsense literature, Psychological, Philosophical and Spiritual fiction or realism. You can connect with her through her website: 


Sumudu is a book addict and is passionate about words and the power of stories in our lives. Sumudu is strongly committed to preserving a writer’s style, voice, and creative insight in all projects she works on. As a professional editor and beta reader, she specialises in contemporary fiction, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, and YA with interests in literary fiction and crime. Sumudu has a background in biomedical science and has a PhD in Biological Sciences. You can connect with her through her website: