RKedit Associates and Expertise

Ron Kenner, editor at RKedit, works periodically with writers, editors, and others who assist in providing editorial and graphic services as required, including development, expansion and updating of book material for new editions, book covers and jackets, query and book proposal material, book synopses for author/publisher websites, and other editorial services. This includes some talented associates providing graphic services for book cover and other design functions.  

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Tom Puckett

Ron works frequently with TOM PUCKETT. As an associate editor, Tom provides book editing, proofing, writing and critiquing and other editorial services for RKedit. With Ron as listed editor on Orléans Embrace with The Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carré, the 2007 Ben Franklin gold medal winner for “Best First Book nonfiction” and “Best New Voice nonfiction,” Tom served as assistant editor on this project. He also recently provided, to high satisfaction of author and publisher, a final chapter updating a celebrity book for a new edition, and has written published cover material for use in books and websites. Tom is a graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in English. While at UCLA he edited Ufahamu, a journal of the African Arts, and wrote for the UCLA Daily Bruin. He also pursued an MA in journalism at Cal State Northridge, where he wrote for the Sundial. He has authored four novels, numerous short stories and several screenplays. Two of his one-act plays have been produced on Los Angeles stages. As well as providing editorial services to RKedit as required, he is currently working on his fifth novel. (See Sample Chapters.)

Among others, Ron has worked closely with Kirk Thomas www.kirks-graphics.com who has provided typography, book cover design and other graphic services for books edited by RKedit and others. Kirk, a web site designer who has assisted greatly in setting up the RKedit website, is an experienced print designer for book typography, cover design and graphic elements or images used in books. Some examples of covers (of books edited by RKedit) designed by Kirk are shown in the column on the right. Kirk has also worked with text material developed by RKedit for use in this website and promotional materials.

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