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 up to 100% net royalties (“net” means after the retailer and printer take their share). 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)
Jennifer has a background in both the corporate and nonprofit worlds. Prior to coming to Tellwell she worked with nonprofits and social entrepreneurs around the world to help them bring… (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)
Caitlin came to Tellwell with nearly a decade of customer relations experience, including time in the world of fashion as well as the tech startup industry. She completed her BSc… (more)
Suzzete has 15 years experience working in customer service and management at international companies, including 3 book publishing companies. Before joining the publishing industry, she spent 7 years as a… (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)
Having started out his career as a copywriter in the advertising industry in the UK, Elliott relocated to Canada, and arrived at Tellwell to help people share their stories.Along with… (more)
Simon came to Tellwell after ten years spent supporting clients of all ages and backgrounds while delivering a variety of high quality projects in the non-profit and recreation sectors. … (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)
Mar is a Argentinian illustrator currently based in Buenos Aires. Her main fields of illustration are children’s books (her great passion) and generally any inspiring project. Mar has been working… (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)
The youngest son of a linguist with forty-seven unique dictionaries on his shelf, Simon’s excavation of the English language was mandated almost at conception. Mercifully, it all stuck, as a… (more)
Alison received her BA (Hons.) from the University of British Columbia in 2014 specializing in Holocaust Literature. She also studied at Simon Fraser University for her Master of Publishing (2016).… (more)
Since coming to Vancouver Island eight years ago, Warren has worked as a freelance editor, ghostwriter, and illustrator. His clients have included unpublished, self-published, and traditionally published authors, and he… (more)
Adelia (Nicola) MacWilliam recently completed her MFA in poetry at the University of Victoria working with Homer Award winning poet Tim Lilburn. She learned that if you cast the mythic… (more)
Helen has been a writer/editor for 25+ years. With a background in communications she has had the opportunity to write and edit a wide variety of material, including creative content,… (more)
Gabrielle has over six years of creative writing education and over twenty-five years of creative writing experience. She’s been published in FreeFall Magazine and Numéro Cinq, has participated in writing… (more)
With experience editing fiction, nonfiction, and scholarly writing, Lauren has turned her passion for words into a job that she loves. Her background in English literature and professional communication has… (more)
Rebecca has worked as a freelance editor for three years. Her research, writing and editing skills have been developed through two bachelor’s degrees, one master’s degree, and in previous roles… (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)
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)
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)
Shannon comes to Tellwell after working in media and creative marketing for nearly a decade for companies throughout North America. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Dalhousie… (more)
Kate’s experience stems from working in marketing, communications, and media with a large-scale event production company in Canada and the United States. She has a specialty in social communications and… (more)