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"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. they are the destination and the journey. they are home." - Anna Quindlon

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Katie Zeliger | Owner, Meraki Press

People lover, world traveler, linguist enthusiast. Can be found with a coffee in hand + deep in convo with literally anyone.

Meraki Press Owner, Katie Beard has been a freelance writer, copywriter, and editor for the better part of the last decade. Being trained and skilled in life coaching and counseling, she brings an interesting element to the publishing process by way of author coaching and exceptional support for the author's entire creative process. She has worked with authors from all walks of life to bring their hearts and soul into print.

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how it started

The dream began in a small church 4 years ago when Katie's young adult group became interested in writing a devotional book. This sparked an interest that became a freelance hobby that hung on a hook in the background until a few years later.

 

Katie began working in a mental health facility, helping coach participants struggling with moderate to severe mental health issues. This led to working with a participant and she soon unearthed a secret. This man's dream was to write and publish a book. The following week he showed up with a messy stack of papers - computer paper, legal pad paper, even hard cardboard and napkins - covered in writing. There were no chapter breaks, no punctuation, no quotations between dialogue. It was one beautiful, glorious run-on sentence. This was this man's baby.

Katie spent seven months training this man who had a 6th-grade reading level how to use grammar and punctuation, how to edit, rewrite, and more. Together they completely edited and formatted his manuscript. Several weeks later, he smiled a toothy grin as he cradled his book and signed the first edition copy for his biggest fan. 

how its going

[may-rah-kee] (adjective)

Meraki is a Greek word that is often used to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love -- when you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing, whatever it may be. A labor of love. npr.org)

 

So here at Meraki Press, we put our heart and soul into serving you, so that what YOU have put your heart and soul into, can be cherished for years to come.

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