LP Family

The "staff" at LibrisPro is comprised of independent contractors who are highly competent and skilled professional editors, graphic designers and artists. All have past experience in the publishing industry. Depending upon the requirements, your project will be assigned to the contractor best suited to your needs.




Karlene Browning

Designer/Typesetter
As the principle designer, editor and typesetter at LibrisPro, Karlene has been designing books since 1991 when she and a partner first opened MacGraphics. A few years later, Karlene bought out her partner and changed the name of the company to Professional Pre-Press. Recently changing the name again to LibrisPro, Karlene has decided to focus only on books and book-related projects.

Karlene has an extensive client list. You can see some of her work on this blog.




Lori Nawyn

Graphic Designer
Lori has worked in the design field for over twenty years. In both public and private sectors, she has been responsible for the design of corporate materials including logos, book covers, bookmarks, and brochures, as well as educational and promotional materials. Her art and photography have appeared in regional and national publications, and on home d├ęcor products, apparel, scrapbooking papers, stickers, gift tags, and greeting cards and posters.

Lori was the graphic designer for the bestselling children’s book, Sarah Jane’s Very Best Story Ever, and the illustrator of the award-winning children's picture book What Are You Thinking? which was released in July 2010 by ThoughtsAlive Publishing. She also designed the covers for Powerful Tips for Powerful Teachers and Stolen Christmas.

You can see more of Lori's work at her website.



Bill Justesen

Website Designer
Bill started programming at the age of 13 years old, when he created a simple word processing program, a debt elimination program, and contact program for his scout troop. Through the years, he has provided informal, unpaid technical support to various users and groups while growing in computer expertise.

Bill graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University after studying Spanish and Computer Information Systems. He spent an additional 15 ½ full-time weeks in a formal computer training program with one of the top 50 companies in the Fortune 500 list, whereupon he graduated and was employed for several years. Bill is now earning a master’s degree in business with an emphasis in technology.

He and his wife, Heather, own Computers & More, LLC where they provide many services including building Web sites. He has created and maintains several Web sites including the following: Millard County Sheriff’s Office, Heather Justesen, Computers & More, LLC.




Valaree Brough

Editor 
Valaree Brough graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a dual minor in English and French. She later attended Brigham Young University to renew her teaching certificate and work on a Talented and Gifted endorsement. Her professional experience spans from teaching language arts, math, and social studies in a charter school to substitute teaching in the public schools and teaching piano lessons.

Valaree is an avid reader and writer. Her articles have been published in the Ensign and in Chicken Soup for the Latter-day Saint Soul. She has proofread manuscripts for Professional PrePress, including He Did Deliver Me from Bondage; Clean Hands, Pure Heart; From Heartache to Healing; and others. With her eagle eye for detail in spelling, punctuation, agreement, and meaning, she gives 100% attention to every mark on the pages of a manuscript.


Anne Burt

Editor
Anne comes to the LibrisPro family with a wide range of editing and writing expertise. From newsrooms, to corporate America, to freelance editing and ghost writing, Anne has learned that creating a positive experience for readers is paramount. In the newsroom, whether editing or writing, she ensured that the story was both interesting yet also concise. Add to that her experience as a senior technical editor for one of the largest computer software companies in the world where she tamed lengthy user manuals and you have an editor with a well-rounded perspective and attention to technical detail.

Anne has worked for Karlene previously editing workbooks, textbooks, books, and newsletters. She currently volunteers for the largest storytelling festival in the west editing brochures and programs as well as writing press releases. Anne enjoys the challenge of making ideas and stories interesting and easy to understand while also ensuring technical accuracy at every level.