Who We Are

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Steven W Rodgers
line editing
composing, music arrangements, lyrics, graphic design

Steven W Rodgers received his MFA from the University of Virginia, and has nearly 30 years' experience as an editor, satirist, textbook author, newsletter publisher, playwright, arranger, composer. and college writing instructor. He has written textbooks, satirical essays, plays and musicals.  He wrote and developed an English proficiency exam for new college students.  He has edited a number of novels and memoirs, medical journal articles, and dissertations and theses on topics ranging from the latest in computer technology to soil composition.  His speciality is line editing, in which he emulates the writer's style, improves sentence structure and finds more appropriate vocabulary to achieve the greatest flow and coherency. He has written over 300 songs, and 5 musicals, and has arranged for multi-part harmonies and orchestral instruments.


Some past writing experiences include:

• “Revolutionary Gentleman,” rock opera, Washington, D.C., Writer, Composer, Lyricist
• “What’s that Word” vocabulary textbook, Author
• Cavalier Daily, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, Columnist
• “The Will to Get Married,” comedy, Hudson Theatre, New York City, Playwright
(Ozark Writers’ League Award for Best Play of the Year)
• Northern Lights, Ernst Community Cultural Center Newsletter, Editor and Writer
• “All Write Already” English writing textbook, Author
• Dozens of official letters, lyrics, poems, press releases, Writer/Editor/Formatter
• “Dead Lovers,” comedy play, Nat Horne Theatre, New York City, Playwright
• 200 songs performed live and streamed on dozens of sites, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger (see soundcloud.com/mistercomposer)


 

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Darci Howland in addition to her duties as administrative assistant, also specializes in formatting and in transcription of written work and verbatim/non-verbatim and desired format of audio in the areas of law enforcement/media/business/YouTube/general recordings. She also works in proofreading AI transcribing software and dictation legal/medical. State Police certified full background check; authorized to work with sensitive information.  Strict confidentiality standards, always.  

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Darci Howland
administrative assistant
transcriptions/formatting

Russell Gmirkin is an independent researcher and scholar who has published books and articles and lectured at academic conferences for twenty years. He is widely known for his innovative work on the late date and Greek sources of the Hebrew Bible and on the Dead Sea Scrolls. His latest work is a book for the lay person, Who REALLY Wrote the Bible?

 

Russell Gmirkin
Scholarly Editing (non-fiction)

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Carolyn Tracy
Developmental Editing, ghost writing (fiction)
script writing & analysis

Carolyn Tracy is a novelist, playwright, composer and lyricist from Portland, Oregon. Her one-woman show "Two Bit Ham Actress" enjoyed a successful run at Chez Robert's Dinner Theatre in Salem, Oregon.  She also was commissioned to write a play commemorating Oregon's 150th Anniversary. She is co-lyricist of the rock opera, "Revolutionary Gentleman," a satirical look at the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Benedict Arnold, including the songs "Revolutionary Wife" and "Who's to Say?"  She is the composer, lyricist and librettist of the musical "A Kiss Don't Cost a Penny," which includes the song "Definitely Maybe." Her Play, In Like With Me was nationally honored.  Most recently, she has written the young adult novel, "Pulling Taffy,"  available soon. She has worked with clients for 25 years with a smile on her face!