Dave Bricker has a natural gift for creating compelling stories and helping others to do the same. He spots storylines that digress or are incomplete or incongruent. He points out opportunities in the story that could be leveraged for more impact. He can take almost any story and make it relatable to a targeted audience so they believe they can overcome, achieve, or whatever the takeaway lesson is.
LAURIE GUEST, CSP
What is so important to me about Dave Bricker’s work is his ability to edit my words to sound so much better yet still keep my voice. He has such a talent for making the text pop off the page and drawing the reader in immediately. I recommend him without reservation.
MARGARITA GURRI, PHD, CSP
Dave Bricker is a treasure! Brilliant, honorable, hard-working, and quick-witted, his artistic sensibilities and graphic expertise make him a force of nature. He is the cornerstone of all my editing, publishing, and marketing needs.
RICHARD GELLER, AUTHOR
Dave’s work demonstrates the enviable ability to design not merely functional covers, but ones that tell compelling stories. Unlike so many others, the first thing he did was to read my books. It was immediately apparent he understood what I was about. We’ve been working together ever since.
FRANK AND GABI YETTER
While laboring through the final draft of our first co-written book, my wife and I decided to hire an editor to help us polish the work and make it more presentable to the public. We’re both experienced journalists and are therefore well aware that everyone needs an editor, and that no work is exempt from the need for a sharp editor’s eye and pen.
Dave asked the tough questions; suggested twists, additions and approaches we’d not thought of, and made us better writers in the process. Thanks to Dave, I’ve remembered writing tips long forgotten and have a bunch of new arrows to deploy from my writer’s quiver on future projects.
Dave made our book better, our writing clearer, more precise and accurate, and he even deftly navigated the linguistic landmines coaching my British wife and me on which spellings to use. It was clearly a labo(u)r of perspicacity, if not genuine concern.
He’s also a genuinely good guy, fun and smart. Hire him. We’re certainly glad we did.
KELLY SWANSON, CPAE
As a writer and storyteller, I didn’t really think I needed a book editor. Boy was I wrong! And what a gem I found in Dave Bricker! I never realized just how good my book would become until Dave put his magic spin on it. Not only did he work wonders with the writing and structure of the content, he did an excellent job on the layout. And on top of that, he designed my contextual models for worksheets and postcards to use in conjunction with my book in programs and workshops. He was easy to work with, and didn’t just meet my deadlines – he beat them. I can’t sing his praises enough, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for premium editing and graphic design services. Five stars.
W.D. CLARKE, AUTHOR
I truly enjoyed working with Dave on the process of getting my novel White Mythology ready for print — he somehow transforms the plodding, meticulous job of generating and correcting the proof into a joyous interaction, a meeting of minds even. His no-nonsense approach is leavened with a dry sense of humour, and he is as easy-going as he is hard working. But if you are considering working with Dave, above all else hire him for his eye, for his aesthetic sensibility. His work on my cover floored me, and I will not work with any other interior designer than he.
ROBERT M. FISHER, AUTHOR
Dave was the erudite, accessible, and so human English professor that I never had.
The editing of my book was a true collaborative effort, and the redesign of the book cover was brilliant: I am so happy with the results.
I advanced my writing skills and acquired a new friend!
SID MITCHELL, AUTHOR
All the comments about my book have been extremely favorable:
“What a great cover!”
“Love the pictures!”
“Who did the graphics?”
JENNIFER EGGERS, SPEAKER
Dave’s insight was invaluable to improving both my speaking and the speech I was preparing. He is a masterful storyteller, but even better, he is a master at teaching others to do the same. Dave has my strongest recommendation.
STEVEN BAUER, WRITER/EDITOR AT HOLLOW TREE LITERARY SERVICES
I asked Dave to design and publish a client’s book. Dave’s work was a revelation; his book design—his sense of what a page should be like, his typesetting and choice of font, his ornaments, and his cover—showed a remarkable sensitivity to my client’s work and was absolutely beautiful to boot. He involved me as an editor every step of the way, letting me see what he had done and cheerfully making changes at my request. As well, he must have read the typeset copy a dozen times, searching for errors that I had missed. The end result was elegant without being showy, perfectly in tune with the book’s mood, and a joy to hold and to read. My client was absolutely delighted and so was I. I highly recommend Dave as a book designer and publisher. And he also writes a mean sentence.
CAROLINE DE POSADA, SPEAKER
I had the privilege of meeting Dave at the National Speakers Association Annual Convention in 2015. I could not have fathomed then the relationship that was to come. Dave is now my editor, graphic designer, and friend. He has transformed my writing and teaches me more about the English language than years of expensive education. His creative mind opens my eyes to design that I otherwise could not see. I am fortunate to have him on my team.