Tellwell Talent does business differently.
Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Tellwell was named 10 to Watch by Douglas Magazine in 2015 and was a finalist for Viatec’s Startup of the Year. We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.
We are an experienced and friendly team of publishing professionals who want to give authors an exceptional publishing experience. We know the industry can be confusing. We are here to guide you through it every step of the way.
We hope to work with you. If you have any questions, get in touch: 1.888.415.1541.
Publishing a book is a team effort – get to know us by reading our profiles below.
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.
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 worldwide distribution or… (more)
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 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)
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)
Growing up as an avid reader working in her family-owned bookstore, books have become an intrinsic part of Meara's life. After working for nearly a decade in Retail Management (most… (more)
Robert relocated to Canada from the UK just over a decade ago. He comes to us with a recent background in technical sales. He loves the fact that he now… (more)
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)
Derek has a passion for books, a business education, and extensive customer service experience. Originally from Vancouver, he made the move to Victoria five years ago to pursue an entrepreneurship… (more)
Alison brings to the Tellwell team ten years professional publishing, writing, and editing experience. She has worked as an editor and project manager in trade and educational publishing houses, taught… (more)
Sean joined our team after almost a decade working in the television and film industries. During the start of his career he worked on many different projects including; feature length… (more)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
Brittani came to Tellwell with a decade of experience in the non-profit sector, where she spent years coordinating services for clients, and acting as the primary liaison between clients and… (more)
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 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)
I Cenizal has illustrated numerous of Children's books for authors around the world. She is infatuated with rhymes and has loved to draw ever since she was a kid. At… (more)
Bonnie Lemaire began her career as a freelance illustrator with her first promotional postcard in 1989. She graduated from Ontario College of Art’s communication and design program in 1992 and… (more)
Terri-Lynn (TL) Papagiannis was born and raised on the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. TL attended Camosun College where she received a Diploma in Visual Arts before continuing… (more)
Working out of her studio at home in beautiful British Columbia, Sakshi is naturally drawn to toward the fascinating world of children’s book illustration where bold colours and scribbly lines inspire her… (more)
Rob jumped head first into the deep end of the inky pool of Freelance illustration just under a quarter century ago and has not looked back yet, for fear of… (more)
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)
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 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)
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)
With more than 10 years in the independent publishing business, Darin has helped hundreds of authors say what they mean in their books. He believes that words matter and does… (more)
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 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)
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)
Francesca has a background in communications and public relations, with a double major in Journalism and French from Carleton University. She is bilingual and worked on Parliament Hill as a… (more)
Tyler has a diverse background that includes a Master's Degree in History, experience pitching and writing stories as a freelance journalist, and has worked as a producer in television.Tyler – an avid… (more)
After completing a BAH in English Literature and Visual Arts from Queen's University, children's book publishing seemed the perfect fit for Kendal. She obtained a post-graduate diploma in Book Publishing… (more)