Developmental Editing

Lipsology: A Training Manual by Jilly Eddy Book Cover for Lipsology

Lipsology is a bit like palm reading in that someone who has been studying the “language” of the lips’ lines, lumps and bumps will interpret them to learn your story. With Lipsology, the client puts on lipstick and then kisses paper—you read that right—kisses paper and then the Lipsologist “reads” the resulting lip print.

Lipsology creator and instructor Jilly Eddy needed a teaching manual as an organized way to teach and grade her methodology. She already knew her information, it just needed to be articulated and made visual for students.

Working with Jilly, I created graphics to illustrate all the different characteristics a lip reader might come across (collected and cataloged by Jilly for over 20 years!) and designed the manual in an easy to read and understandable way. I also edited Jilly’s verbiage to be concise and informative while maintaining her distinct “voice.”

The Training Manual has since been re-edited and released as a book for anyone who might be interested in learning about lip prints. The book Lipsology: The Art and Science of Reading Lip Prints is available on and it’s a lot of fun doing lip-readings as entertainment at office parties or at home.

You might be surprised what your lip prints say about you!



Rain Gardens for the Pacific NorthwestRain Garden

We’re writing a book! Myself, Zsofia Pasztor owner of Innovative Landscape Technologies and illustrator Jill Nunemaker are officially co-authoring a book about rain gardens in the Northwest! We’re working with Skipstone, an imprint of Mountaineers Books and the book is tentatively scheduled to be published in the fall of 2016.

Zsofia is the main author who will be sharing her vast knowledge of water conservation and rain garden design and I’ll be doing the developmental editing. Images and info to come as this project moves along!