The Tellwell Team

Tim Lindsay

Tim Lindsay

Founder & CEO

Tim has more than a decade of experience in media and publishing. He has helped over 350 authors understand the self-publishing industry, helping them develop and execute a plan with the help of editors, designers and marketers.

He understands writing a book is a labour of love for authors, and his mission is to make the publishing process enjoyable, informative and easy. Tellwell brings together a creative and talented team on each book, adding a personal approach so authors feel supported every step of the way.

Tim founded Tellwell in January 2015 to give authors a better self–publishing experience. He found larger companies don’t give the best deal when it comes to royalties and printing rates, and they are often not transparent about who is designing and editing each book.

Tellwell gives authors 100% net royalties (“net” means after the retailer and printer take their share), without marking up the printing cost. That means Tellwell is objective and neutral when advising authors how to best distribute and sell books.

Tim is excited to work alongside a wonderfully talented team at Tellwell and is proud of the books published.

Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez

Director of Marketing & Communications

Monica has more than 10 years combined experience in storytelling, journalism, and marketing. She works on Tellwell’s content and digital marketing, corporate communications and public relations, to help craft and… (more)

Erin Ball

Erin Ball

Production Manager

After several years managing and editing a weekly newspaper and online publication, Erin brings a passion for publishing and considerable experience working with editors, designers, illustrators and writers in a… (more)

Francesca Jackman

Francesca Jackman

Book Marketing Program Manager

Francesca has a background in communications and public Relations, with a double major in Journalism and French from Carleton University. She is bilingual and on worked Parliament Hill as a… (more)

Natasha Miller

Natasha Miller

Project Manager

Natasha came to Tellwell from the professional communications program at Royal Roads University. She served as the editor-in-chief of an online lifestyle magazine, where she honed her experience scheduling, assigning… (more)

Amanda Richardson

Amanda Richardson

Project Manager

Amanda has nearly a decade of print experience, cutting her teeth first as a reporter in B.C. and Alberta before transitioning into pagination and ultimately finding a home in publishing… (more)

Jordan Mitchell

Jordan Mitchell

Lead Designer

Jordan is a graphic designer and creative professional who specializes in beautiful books. He appreciates all types of design, but being able to touch and manipulate a final, printed piece… (more)

Roxanne van Gemert

Roxanne van Gemert

Project Manager

Roxanne moved to the west coast two years ago to pursue a Masters Degree at Royal Roads University, where she is researching creativity and innovation in cities. She brings years… (more)

Mitchel Anderson

Mitchel Anderson

Lead Publishing Consultant

With an insatiable appetite for reading and an Honours degree in English literature, Mitchel is your guide to the world of self-publishing. Whether you are looking for world-wide distribution or… (more)

Daemon Moore

Daemon Moore

Publishing Consultant

Daemon comes from a family with a long tradition in the book business, growing up with literally thousands of books at his home. He worked for seven years as an… (more)

Scott Lunn

Scott Lunn

Publishing Consultant

Scott has worked in marketing and sales for some very recognizable sports apparel brands, most recently acting as the district sales manager for western Canada. Writing has always been his… (more)

Carolyn Molson

Carolyn Molson

Publishing Consultant

Carolyn comes to us from Alberta where she has a diverse background in finance. In pursuit of her passion for reading and helping others she moved to the West Coast… (more)

Marc Brick

Marc Brick

Publishing Consultant

The value of self-publishing is in the freedom for authors to make big decisions regarding editing, design, distribution and marketing of their book as a product. Marc helps guide authors,… (more)

Alan Hunter

Alan Hunter

Lead Developer

Alan leads Tellwell’s IT and software development program. In addition to a degree in business, he brings a wealth of experience as a programmer and senior developer working on software… (more)

Dave Riedstra

Dave Riedstra

Developer

Dave is a software developer, musician and composer. He enjoys teamwork, working on projects from conception to completion, and helping artists cooperate and disseminate their work. At Tellwell, Dave focuses… (more)

Tara Lynn Price

Tara Lynn Price

Designer

Tara Lynn Price is an award-winning graphic designer who has for many years specialized in page and book design. With an extensive background designing books for both traditional publishers and… (more)

Sandy Ibrahim

Sandy Ibrahim

Book Marketing Consultant

Publishing a book is an entrepreneurial endeavor. Sandy’s combined experience as a writer, a coach, and a successful business person managing her own public relations campaigns puts her in a… (more)

Lenore Kennedy

Lenore Kennedy

Marketing

Lenore is passionate about using her extensive experience in marketing, communications, media relations, and event management to help authors (and their books) reach their full potential. Before book marketing, Lenore… (more)

Liviu Peicu

Liviu Peicu

Designer

Liviu seeks inspiration and excellence in every project. He has more than ten years’ experience as a graphic designer and a portfolio of hundreds of cover designs. He expresses his… (more)

Raeanne Pearce

Raeanne Pearce

Project Manager

An avid reader with a love for journaling and amateur poetry, Raeanne brings years of experience acting as the primary point of contact for clients. She manages multiple projects while… (more)

Stefanie

Stefanie

Illustrator

A child of the 80's, from Ontario, Canada, Stefanie spent most of her days with her head in her books, absorbing and adapting a broad range of skills and establishing… (more)

Sheng-Mei

Sheng-Mei

Illustrator

Sheng-Mei graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Interactive Arts and Design with dual majors in Design and Media. Sheng-Mei specializes in photomanipulation and digital illustration ranging from… (more)

Dani

Dani

Illustrator

Dani is passionate about education, writing, parenting and (of course) art. She has a BFA in Drawing from Bowling Green State University. She has been creating art for over 15… (more)

Editors

Jen

Jen

Editor

With seven years of professional editing experience, Jen applies her well-honed language skills, imagination, and intuitive sense of story to her work. Jen's teaching background in elementary and adult education… (more)

Rachel

Rachel

Editor

Writing should always keep the readers in mind. Lose that, and the focus of the book goes sideways. This is the core of Rachel’s approach as an editor. She teases… (more)

Lara

Lara

Editor

Lara comes to Tellwell with fourteen years' experience working for a major international book publisher, first as a proofreader and then as an editor. While she specializes in editing romance,… (more)

Angela

Angela

Editor

Angela has been working mainly with indie authors for the past 12 years. She has been involved with a wide variety of editorial projects, both in terms of subject matter… (more)

Sally

Sally

Editor

Sally has more than 11 years of editing experience for three of Canada’s largest and most respected publishing houses. She has a strong knowledge of all communications platforms, including traditional,… (more)