Book Design

I have designed and developed a number of books and magazines.  The process includes downloading the client’s file and placing in a 6 x 9 or 8 x 11 format.  I work on the layout and styling, proofreading, table of contents, cover art, as well as submitting the files to a printer, negotiating print costs, and reviewing proofs. I also have many years of experience proofreading and editing for attorneys.

If you have prose or poetry which you want published in a book form, please contact me. My rates are reasonable: $30 an hour, with most books costing from $300 to $400, depending on how much work is involved.

For inquiries and questions, here is my email: telepoetic77@hotmail.com

I am including a few samples of my work (Meg’s book and mine are partial samples):


Out of Our

Out of Our

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An honor to be included in this issue of Out of Our. Terrific choices, impassioned poetics and fearless politics throughout. The photo, “Lied to,” punched me in the gut, that powerful, that authentic. Loved the ink drawing, “Tree Hugging Pregnant Woman,” made me laugh, such a sweet thought manifested.

Thank you.

– Jack Cooper


Jet Shock and Culture Lag

Jet Shock and Culture Lag

by Steven Gray

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A terrific poet with his finger on the pulse of today, who also is one of the most effortless rhymers around.

Jack Hirschman

Poet Laureate of San Francisco (2006 – 2009)


Bird Envy

Bird Envy

by Meg Pokrass

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Steven Gray was wonderful to work with on an original design for my first self-published collection “Bird Envy”. He was flexible, inventive, and visually intelligent and problem-solving with the images I had found and wanted badly to use for front and back cover. “Bird Envy” became the #2 paperback bestseller at the Harvard Bookstore where it was produced. I owe it to the lovely look of the book, the intelligence Steven used when making final decisions about layout and blurbs, and how it all came together as a package. I could not be happier with any book designer than Steven Gray.

– Meg Pokrass

Author “Bird Envy,” “Damn Sure Right” (Press 53)
Associate Editor, New World Writing


The Evolution of a Progressive Christian

The Evolution of a Progressive Christian

by M. Laurel Gray

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I liked your book immensely. I was impressed that you had included articles and essays you wrote during the time of the events you mentioned. What I particularly liked was that you emphasize and offer primary sources for each of what you call your conversions.

– Judith Johnson

History Professor