Barbara Munson has been writing and editing books, articles, newsletters and brochures for more than 25 years. She formed Munson Communications in 1998 to provide editorial, ghostwriting and copywriting services to others. Since her last full-time job had been at a financial organization, her first clients were financial advisors. She soon expanded to include other business people, entrepreneurs, and authors. She joined the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) at that time, and served on CIPA's Board of Directors for six years.
When she wrote her first book, A Reason for Optimism: Treating Cancer with a Bone Marrow Transplant, she formed Two Pillars Press, an independent publishing company, to publish it. Since then she has added three additional titles. One of them, Gilly: A Humble Crusader, won a CIPA Book Award in 2003.
Barbara's experience in publishing began years prior to this, however. She managed a publishing unit of Control Data Corporation in the eighties and worked for a book publisher, Fulcrum Publishing, in the nineties. She also was a publications proofreader, a national association newsletter editor and reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Today, still closely tied to CIPA, an organization she praises for its strong support of independent publishers, Barbara works closely with its members to help produce their books. Her services include ghostwriting, collaborating and editing. Her clientele has steadily grown to include individuals across the country. Many are award-winning authors, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and non-profits...others are individuals with a good story to tell.
They all have profited from her expertise. She recently added book publishing consulting to her list of services, since she always is asked the typical questions: What is an ISBN number? Where do I start? What does an agent want? How much can I expect to earn from my book? Can you recommend a good printer for my self-published book? How do I market it now?
Barbara lives in the Rocky Mountain foothills above Golden, Colorado. She enjoys hiking with her two Siberian huskies, reading and gardening.
Phone: (303) 526-9095
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