ARTISTIC ORIGINS HISTORY

Dawn Ireland worked for Compaq Computer from 1984 to1991 writing maintenance and service guides for desktop and laptop computers, software guides, user guides, hardware guides, installation guides, white papers, video scripts and a variety of other documentation.

 

After they downsized her in 1991, Dawn provided technical writing services as a contractor to Compaq Computer from 1992 to 1998. During that time Artistic Origins began as a Sole Proprietor company on June 23, 1995 in Houston, Texas.

 

Dawn Ireland has received many awards from the Society of Technical Communicators (STC), including: Award of Excellence for a Compaq Computer maintenance and service guide.

 

  • Artistic Origins was incorporated in the State of Texas as an S Corporation in June 2005 (file # 800504081).

 

  • Dawn Ireland owns 100% of the shares of the company.

 

  • Artistic Origins is a CCR registered Woman Owned Small Business (09/12/2005).

 

  • The Artistic Origins logo is a registered trademark (2003), along with the medallion that appears on products related to The Puppy Baby Book.

Mission Statement

 

Our mission is to provide the best technical writing services for our clients and take the worry out of the equation. We work well with all types of engineers, managers, support staff, and upper management. No matter how your deadlines fluctuate, we are right there with you to complete your project on time and within budget. You can entrust your project to our highly competent staff and take your vacation.  Contact us today to get started on your project!

Artistic Origins Inc is located in New Braunfels, Texas. The official mailing address is:

 

Dawn Greenfield Ireland

Artistic Origins

PO Box 311266

New Braunfels, TX 78131

 

We conduct work remotely, or at the client’s site.

SERVICES

Artistic Origins provides the highest quality services at competitive rates. We have an impressive portfolio covering many capabilities, such as:

  • Technical Writing

  • Book Project Management

  • Training

  • Editing

  • Book Formatting

  • Printing/Publishing

  • Screen Captures

  • Document Preparation Service

  • Book Publishing (hard & soft cover, technical manuals, fiction, non-fiction)

  • Indexing

  • Cover & Jacket Design

  • Illustrations

  • Photographs: Products & Executive Portraits

  • Corporate Video Scripts

  • Feature Film Screenplays

  • Motion Picture and Video Production

 

 

Our direct experience has produced the following documents using the listed software:

 

 

Expertise

 

  • Operations Manuals 

  • User Guides 

  • Hardware, Software, Installation Guides 

  • Training Materials 

  • Procedures 

  • Maintenance & Service Guides
     (including parts lists, error & diagnostic codes)

  • White Papers 

  • Policies & Procedures 

  • Articles and Books for Publication 

  • Brochures

  • Catalogs

  • Post cards and other marketing material

Software/Programs Used

 

  • Windows XP 

  • MS Office for Mac, version 16:

    • MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point,

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro 

  • SnagIt Screen Capture

  • Movie Magic Screenwriter 2000

  • Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting 

  • DropBox 

  • ATR/Smart Procedures (Vanguard), ThinClient 

  • Easy VSL (Video Sales Letter Presentations)

  • GarageBand (narrator recording for audio)

  • KDP, Flume, Send to Kindle, Vellum

EDITING
HOW MANY WORDS AND PAGES IS YOUR PROJECT?  Email Dawn

Experience Counts.  Whether your project is fiction, a nonfiction book, a manual, quick reference guide, website content—whatever the written word, Dawn can edit it—except for poetry—she knows her limitations!

Dawn Greenfield Ireland’s background comprises 34 years as a technical writer and editor. That experience paved the way for her novels, screenplays and nonfiction books and products.  Most  of her books and screenplays (two optioned) are award-winners. Yours can be as well. She will help you get your project into great shape prior to publishing.

If your book has already been published, but with bad reviews because of poor editing or formatting, she can solve that problem and you will be able to upload a new text file.  Once your book is in great shape, you can enter it into competitions and get some heat going.  Contact Us.  Let's talk.

What does Dawn edit?  Take a look:

Fiction

  • Crime & Mystery

  • Dystopian

  • Humor & Comedy

  • Romance

  • Science Fiction

  • Urban Fantasy

  • Horror

  • Screenplays

Business

  • Business Books

  • Self Help & Self Improvement

  • Manuals

  • Procedures

  • Everything in between

Affordable rates. Projects are on time and within budget.

Contact us  - we can help you!  We can set up a time to talk about your project.

 

How Does Editing Work?

Editing begins with the first page of the frontmatter and continues through to the end of the book contents and back matter.

Dawn uses Track Changes in MS Word, or will use Comments, strike-through, and highlights in a PDF. A Word document will be easier for the writer to make changes.  If you don’t have a table of contents, we will create one. Editing also addresses formatting problems.  Dawn consults with the writer via telephone, Zoom or FaceTime after editing is complete.  Book a session here or contact Dawn for more information.

FORMATTING
LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE  Email Dawn

Is your book a novel without any graphics?

Do you have graphics for scene breaks?

Is your book nonfiction with charts, tables and graphics?

What does formatting involve?

Formatting sets up the interior of your book for publication. Both eBooks and physical books require formatting to make sure the interior design is appealing to the reader. No one wants to attempt to read a book that has different fonts and indentions, or -- gasp! -- no indentions or scene breaks. 

COACHING  LETS TALK!  Email Dawn

Have you had a book  brewing in your head? Have the years passed without you taking any action because you didn’t have the confidence to start your project?

 

Look no further. Dawn is an excellent writing coach and will help you birth that book.

 

If you are an expert in your field, it's time to put your knowledge into book form. The results elevate you among your peers. Opportunities open for experts when they have a book to hand out.

 

What does coaching entail?

 

  • Build an outline that may turn into your table of contents

  • Determine your book deadline/completion date

    • Weekly phone/Zoom meeting progress reports

  • Open communication: text, email, calls, Voxer

  • Accountability for your progress

  • Completion of your project

Lets talk so you can get started on your project.  Click here to contact us!

PUBLISHING and BOOK PROJECT MANAGEMENT

For decades the only option for a writer was to pursue a literary agent or publisher hoping to get a book published. Those days are over. Now you can skip the agent and traditional publisher. No more waiting, fretting, hoping and praying that some literary agent will sign you on and sell your book to a publisher.

 

And, if you are an expert in your field, it's time to put your knowledge into book form. Stand out in your area of expertise with a published book, or report! Now you will be able to take your book by the collar and usher it through the writing and publishing process all by yourself with guidance from Dawn Greenfield Ireland.

                                                                                                 

Take Action!

 

If you’ve had a book or report in your head, but never started it because you didn’t think anyone would want to read it, come out of your writer closet and open your eyes!

 

Stand in any bookstore and look around. Those shelves are stocked with books. Every subject your imagination can drum up is on a shelf somewhere.

 

Then there’s Amazon. They sell millions of books and reports. Print, eBook and audio books. The demand for good material is obvious. You just need to do the work and get the information out of your head, the computer, or the drawer and transform it into the correct format, then launch it into the marketplace.

 

If you have written something and have not taken it to the next level, here’s your chance to dust it off and get it out there so it can start earning money!

 

Artistic Origins (AO) is an independent publisher. We don't pay royalties, or buy an author's book like big publishers, or other independent publishers. We are a doorway for people to get their work on Amazon and other places. AO has the experience and know-how to save people tons of time and money.

Production costs are on a project-by-project basis (word count, whether an eBook, print, or both, audio book, etc.), depending on what the writer has done already. Since the people who come to me have typically only written their book, I will be the project manager and coordinate all services.

The type and size of the book will determine a minefield of costs and project management services and charges.

 

Here’s what Artistic Origins can do for you:

 

Fiction and nonfiction book projects are managed from conception through completion (print, eBook, audiobook). We coordinate all aspects of the book project with service providers (formatters, editors, graphic artists, printers, and narrators).

 

Dawn has extensive experience hiring service providers and managing these projects from beginning to the end of the final project. This entails creating goals, editing the work, requesting corrections, proofing corrections, conducting Zoom meetings, processing payments and communicating with each contractor to determine that they meet all objectives. She is deadline oriented.

Publishing Project Management Project Timeline


Here is what happens and how AO will coordinate/project manage your project:

 

  • Meet with author to determine type of book (genre of book, if they want an eBook, print, both, audio book—then if print, whether paperback or hardcover). 

  • Determine the budget from the following:

1.  The best type of editor for the project – provide quotes

2.  Graphic artist for cover/interior illustrations – get quotes

3.  Graphic artist for layout and formatting for print book – get quotes

4.  Graphic artist for layout and formatting for eBook –get quotes

5.  eBook formatter – get quotes

 

After we determine those things and we have a ballpark figure of what the services will run, and the author wants to move forward, then the following project management services kick in:
 

  • Assign an editor to finished book—this can be days or weeks, depending on the size of the book and the editor's schedule

 

When the editor finishes the work and turns in the report and marked up file with suggested edits on the manuscript, Dawn will meet with the writer and we go over the changes. She tries to make sure that the editor and writer have at least one phone conference. Then the writer starts on the rewrite. This can be an undetermined amount of time because of the writer's schedule.

Once the writer has finished making changes from the editor's notes the following takes place:

  1. Assign a graphic artist for cover design and any interior graphics

  2. Assign a formatter for layout and formatting for eBook & print book

  3. Proof covers, interior graphics and layout work with the writer when completed; order any required changes

  4. Assign ISBN (each type of book has its own number)

  5. Create the copyright page

  6. Help create the synopsis/blurb with author

  7. Help create About the Author page

  8. Compile parts of the book (covers, all frontmatter, book text, about author)

  9. Run one last Spell Check on the entire book file

  10. Send book files to formatter

  11. Proof PDF file from formatter—this is a page-by-page comparison of original file and PDF of finished file

  12. Make changes from the proof copy. Dawn will re-proof from the changes

  13. Final eBook files are delivered; author can upload to Amazon

  14. Send book file to printer for print books

  15. Proof PDF from printer (print books)—this is a page-by-page comparison of original file and PDF of finished file

  16. Order any changes to be made; proof changes; give go-ahead to printer

  17. Print run runs

  18. Determine when the books will be shipped to the author—this is typically for a printing company, not Amazon

  19. Fill out Advanced Book Information (ABI) forms

 

Ready to publish your book?  Contact Us today to get started!

MARKETING

Need marketing materials? Let us create postcards, business cards, brochures—whatever you need to get your books, or your company noticed.

 

Want to do a virtual book tour and get eyes on your books?

 

We are here to help!  Contact us for more information.

TECHNICAL WRITING

Computers

 

Financial

Entertainment

Medical

Artistic Origins will transform your ideas into professional products worthy of any bookshelf.

 

Need a PDF, CAD Illustrations, photographs, or sketches/drawings? No problem. We have the resources to transform your project into professional documents.

 

Finding the best writer, editor, artist, illustrator or printer for your project can be a challenge.

 

Artistic Origins knows that your project, whether a technical manual or a PowerPoint presentation, is a representation of you and/or your company. We can work offsite or onsite – attend a meeting and then leave to do the work.

 

Our commitment is to deliver the highest quality project on time and within budget. We pride ourselves in high quality assurance. Our projects are always on time and within budget!

 

Our experience spans many industries:

 

Some of the Fortune 500 and other companies we have worked with include:

 

  • BP

  • Schlumberger

  • Lone Star WinDebt

  • Petrofac

  • S & B Engineering and Constructors

  • Intertek Caleb Brett

  • Shell International Exploration & Production (SIEP)

  • BTek Turbines

  • Compaq Computer

  • HP

 

Portfolio Examples

 

 

Do you need help?  Click here to contact Dawn for additional information.  Let’s talk!

Oil and Gas

 

Waste Disposal

 

Credit and Collections

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARTISTIC ORIGINS HISTORY

Dawn Ireland worked for Compaq Computer from 1984 to1991 writing maintenance and service guides for desktop and laptop computers, software guides, user guides, hardware guides, installation guides, white papers, video scripts and a variety of other documentation.

 

After they downsized her in 1991, Dawn provided technical writing services as a contractor to Compaq Computer from 1992 to 1998. During that time Artistic Origins began as a Sole Proprietor company on June 23, 1995 in Houston, Texas.

 

Dawn Ireland has received many awards from the Society of Technical Communicators (STC), including: Award of Excellence for a Compaq Computer maintenance and service guide.

 

  • Artistic Origins was incorporated in the State of Texas as an S Corporation in June 2005 (file # 800504081).

 

  • Dawn Ireland owns 100% of the shares of the company.

 

  • Artistic Origins is a CCR registered Woman Owned Small Business (09/12/2005).

 

  • The Artistic Origins logo is a registered trademark (2003), along with the medallion that appears on products related to The Puppy Baby Book.

Mission Statement

 

Our mission is to provide the best technical writing services for our clients and take the worry out of the equation. We work well with all types of engineers, managers, support staff, and upper management. No matter how your deadlines fluctuate, we are right there with you to complete your project on time and within budget. You can entrust your project to our highly competent staff and take your vacation.  Contact us today to get started on your project!

Artistic Origins Inc is located in New Braunfels, Texas. The official mailing address is:

 

Dawn Greenfield Ireland

Artistic Origins

PO Box 311266

New Braunfels, TX 78131

 

We conduct work remotely, or at the client’s site.

SERVICES

Artistic Origins provides the highest quality services at competitive rates. We have an impressive portfolio covering many capabilities, such as:

  • Technical Writing

  • Book Project Management

  • Training

  • Editing

  • Book Formatting

  • Printing/Publishing

  • Screen Captures

  • Document Preparation Service

  • Book Publishing (hard & soft cover, technical manuals, fiction, non-fiction)

  • Indexing

  • Cover & Jacket Design

  • Illustrations

  • Photographs: Products & Executive Portraits

  • Corporate Video Scripts

  • Feature Film Screenplays

  • Motion Picture and Video Production

 

 

Our direct experience has produced the following documents using the listed software:

 

 

Expertise

 

  • Operations Manuals 

  • User Guides 

  • Hardware, Software, Installation Guides 

  • Training Materials 

  • Procedures 

  • Maintenance & Service Guides
     (including parts lists, error & diagnostic codes)

  • White Papers 

  • Policies & Procedures 

  • Articles and Books for Publication 

  • Brochures

  • Catalogs

  • Post cards and other marketing material

Software/Programs Used

 

  • Windows XP 

  • MS Office for Mac, version 16:

    • MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point,

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro 

  • SnagIt Screen Capture

  • Movie Magic Screenwriter 2000

  • Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting 

  • DropBox 

  • ATR/Smart Procedures (Vanguard), ThinClient 

  • Easy VSL (Video Sales Letter Presentations)

  • GarageBand (narrator recording for audio)

  • KDP, Flume, Send to Kindle, Vellum

EDITING
HOW MANY WORDS AND PAGES IS YOUR PROJECT?  Email Dawn

Experience Counts.  Whether your project is fiction, a nonfiction book, a manual, quick reference guide, website content—whatever the written word, Dawn can edit it—except for poetry—she knows her limitations!

Dawn Greenfield Ireland’s background comprises 34 years as a technical writer and editor. That experience paved the way for her novels, screenplays and nonfiction books and products.  Most  of her books and screenplays (two optioned) are award-winners. Yours can be as well. She will help you get your project into great shape prior to publishing.

If your book has already been published, but with bad reviews because of poor editing or formatting, she can solve that problem and you will be able to upload a new text file.  Once your book is in great shape, you can enter it into competitions and get some heat going.  Contact Us.  Let's talk.

What does Dawn edit?  Take a look:

Fiction

  • Crime & Mystery

  • Dystopian

  • Humor & Comedy

  • Romance

  • Science Fiction

  • Urban Fantasy

  • Horror

  • Screenplays

Business

  • Business Books

  • Self Help & Self Improvement

  • Manuals

  • Procedures

  • Everything in between

Affordable rates. Projects are on time and within budget.

Contact us  - we can help you!  We can set up a time to talk about your project.

 

How Does Editing Work?

Editing begins with the first page of the frontmatter and continues through to the end of the book contents and back matter.

Dawn uses Track Changes in MS Word, or will use Comments, strike-through, and highlights in a PDF. A Word document will be easier for the writer to make changes.  If you don’t have a table of contents, we will create one. Editing also addresses formatting problems.  Dawn consults with the writer via telephone, Zoom or FaceTime after editing is complete.  Book a session here or contact Dawn for more information.

FORMATTING
LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE  Email Dawn

Is your book a novel without any graphics?

Do you have graphics for scene breaks?

Is your book nonfiction with charts, tables and graphics?

What does formatting involve?

Formatting sets up the interior of your book for publication. Both eBooks and physical books require formatting to make sure the interior design is appealing to the reader. No one wants to attempt to read a book that has different fonts and indentions, or -- gasp! -- no indentions or scene breaks. 

COACHING  LETS TALK!  Email Dawn

Have you had a book  brewing in your head? Have the years passed without you taking any action because you didn’t have the confidence to start your project?

 

Look no further. Dawn is an excellent writing coach and will help you birth that book.

 

If you are an expert in your field, it's time to put your knowledge into book form. The results elevate you among your peers. Opportunities open for experts when they have a book to hand out.

 

What does coaching entail?

 

  • Build an outline that may turn into your table of contents

  • Determine your book deadline/completion date

    • Weekly phone/Zoom meeting progress reports

  • Open communication: text, email, calls, Voxer

  • Accountability for your progress

  • Completion of your project

Lets talk so you can get started on your project.  Click here to contact us!

PUBLISHING and BOOK PROJECT MANAGEMENT

For decades the only option for a writer was to pursue a literary agent or publisher hoping to get a book published. Those days are over. Now you can skip the agent and traditional publisher. No more waiting, fretting, hoping and praying that some literary agent will sign you on and sell your book to a publisher.

 

And, if you are an expert in your field, it's time to put your knowledge into book form. Stand out in your area of expertise with a published book, or report! Now you will be able to take your book by the collar and usher it through the writing and publishing process all by yourself with guidance from Dawn Greenfield Ireland.

                                                                                                 

Take Action!

 

If you’ve had a book or report in your head, but never started it because you didn’t think anyone would want to read it, come out of your writer closet and open your eyes!

 

Stand in any bookstore and look around. Those shelves are stocked with books. Every subject your imagination can drum up is on a shelf somewhere.

 

Then there’s Amazon. They sell millions of books and reports. Print, eBook and audio books. The demand for good material is obvious. You just need to do the work and get the information out of your head, the computer, or the drawer and transform it into the correct format, then launch it into the marketplace.

 

If you have written something and have not taken it to the next level, here’s your chance to dust it off and get it out there so it can start earning money!

 

Artistic Origins (AO) is an independent publisher. We don't pay royalties, or buy an author's book like big publishers, or other independent publishers. We are a doorway for people to get their work on Amazon and other places. AO has the experience and know-how to save people tons of time and money.

Production costs are on a project-by-project basis (word count, whether an eBook, print, or both, audio book, etc.), depending on what the writer has done already. Since the people who come to me have typically only written their book, I will be the project manager and coordinate all services.

The type and size of the book will determine a minefield of costs and project management services and charges.

 

Here’s what Artistic Origins can do for you:

 

Fiction and nonfiction book projects are managed from conception through completion (print, eBook, audiobook). We coordinate all aspects of the book project with service providers (formatters, editors, graphic artists, printers, and narrators).

 

Dawn has extensive experience hiring service providers and managing these projects from beginning to the end of the final project. This entails creating goals, editing the work, requesting corrections, proofing corrections, conducting Zoom meetings, processing payments and communicating with each contractor to determine that they meet all objectives. She is deadline oriented.

Publishing Project Management Project Timeline


Here is what happens and how AO will coordinate/project manage your project:

 

  • Meet with author to determine type of book (genre of book, if they want an eBook, print, both, audio book—then if print, whether paperback or hardcover). 

  • Determine the budget from the following:

1.  The best type of editor for the project – provide quotes

2.  Graphic artist for cover/interior illustrations – get quotes

3.  Graphic artist for layout and formatting for print book – get quotes

4.  Graphic artist for layout and formatting for eBook –get quotes

5.  eBook formatter – get quotes

 

After we determine those things and we have a ballpark figure of what the services will run, and the author wants to move forward, then the following project management services kick in:
 

  • Assign an editor to finished book—this can be days or weeks, depending on the size of the book and the editor's schedule

 

When the editor finishes the work and turns in the report and marked up file with suggested edits on the manuscript, Dawn will meet with the writer and we go over the changes. She tries to make sure that the editor and writer have at least one phone conference. Then the writer starts on the rewrite. This can be an undetermined amount of time because of the writer's schedule.

Once the writer has finished making changes from the editor's notes the following takes place:

  1. Assign a graphic artist for cover design and any interior graphics

  2. Assign a formatter for layout and formatting for eBook & print book

  3. Proof covers, interior graphics and layout work with the writer when completed; order any required changes

  4. Assign ISBN (each type of book has its own number)

  5. Create the copyright page

  6. Help create the synopsis/blurb with author

  7. Help create About the Author page

  8. Compile parts of the book (covers, all frontmatter, book text, about author)

  9. Run one last Spell Check on the entire book file

  10. Send book files to formatter

  11. Proof PDF file from formatter—this is a page-by-page comparison of original file and PDF of finished file

  12. Make changes from the proof copy. Dawn will re-proof from the changes

  13. Final eBook files are delivered; author can upload to Amazon

  14. Send book file to printer for print books

  15. Proof PDF from printer (print books)—this is a page-by-page comparison of original file and PDF of finished file

  16. Order any changes to be made; proof changes; give go-ahead to printer

  17. Print run runs

  18. Determine when the books will be shipped to the author—this is typically for a printing company, not Amazon

  19. Fill out Advanced Book Information (ABI) forms

 

Ready to publish your book?  Contact Us today to get started!

MARKETING

Need marketing materials? Let us create postcards, business cards, brochures—whatever you need to get your books, or your company noticed.

 

Want to do a virtual book tour and get eyes on your books?

 

We are here to help!  Contact us for more information.

TECHNICAL WRITING

Computers

 

Financial

Entertainment

Medical

Artistic Origins will transform your ideas into professional products worthy of any bookshelf.

 

Need a PDF, CAD Illustrations, photographs, or sketches/drawings? No problem. We have the resources to transform your project into professional documents.

 

Finding the best writer, editor, artist, illustrator or printer for your project can be a challenge.

 

Artistic Origins knows that your project, whether a technical manual or a PowerPoint presentation, is a representation of you and/or your company. We can work offsite or onsite – attend a meeting and then leave to do the work.

 

Our commitment is to deliver the highest quality project on time and within budget. We pride ourselves in high quality assurance. Our projects are always on time and within budget!

 

Our experience spans many industries:

 

Some of the Fortune 500 and other companies we have worked with include:

 

  • BP

  • Schlumberger

  • Lone Star WinDebt

  • Petrofac

  • S & B Engineering and Constructors

  • Intertek Caleb Brett

  • Shell International Exploration & Production (SIEP)

  • BTek Turbines

  • Compaq Computer

  • HP

 

Portfolio Examples

 

 

Do you need help?  Click here to contact Dawn for additional information.  Let’s talk!

Oil and Gas

 

Waste Disposal

 

Credit and Collections

REVIEWS

I highly recommend Dawn Ireland as a writing coach and editor. 

 

I began drafting my Ph.D. thesis after completing my research.  About one third of the way through, I stopped writing, procrastinated doing any more, and just felt stuck.  One of Dawn’s newsletters showed up and when I realized she could edit, I immediately contacted her.  

Without Dawn’s loving yet firm coaching, my thesis would be incomplete.  Instead, I had deadlines, emailed work on a regular basis, received insights and suggestions from her, and was able to expand my thesis.  We had weekly coaching calls to review my progress and set new goals.  I completed my thesis.

Dawn knows what she is doing and is a masterful guide through the world of writing and editing.  I am looking forward to the next time we work together.

Kim Gebron, PhD  8/13/2020

 

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