Renee Jardine is editor and associate publisher at VeloPress, an endurance sports publisher in Boulder, Colorado. Having worked at VeloPress for more than 14 years, she has enjoyed the chance to learn many facets of the business, from production and print buying to acquisitions and royalties. The books she collaborates on are similarly diverse: from traditional training books to cookbooks and journals. Renee got her start in publishing in the editorial production department at Rowman & Littlefield.
Renee Jardine-VeloPress, Boulder, CO

Renee Jardine-VeloPress, Boulder, CO

As the Editor in Chief at Fulcrum Publishing – a Colorado-based company that has published industry-leading materials on Native Americans, conservation, history, and politics for the past thirty years – Rebecca McEwen works in all aspects of book publishing and production. Her work encompasses everything from initial manuscript review, through acquisitions and editing, to directing design and printing. With more than 20 years in the industry, she has specialized in educational publishing for publishers in the United States, as well as in New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Rebecca McEwen - Fulcrum Publishing

Rebecca McEwen – Fulcrum Publishing

Daniel Pratt graduated from Colorado State University in 1999 with a degree in English. For the past seventeen years he has worked in various business, editorial, and production capacities at the University Press of Colorado. He has been UPC’s Production Manager since 2005, and currently works with fifty to sixty new titles each year. Since 2010 he’s been a co-principal in Pratt Brothers Composition, where he provides design, typesetting, and proofreading services and publishing advice to small and independent publishers.
Dan Pratt - Univ Press of Colorado

Dan Pratt – Univ Press of Colorado

Elyssa Nager is co-founder of Resort Books along with Kenny Nager who could not be here today. She is a digital marketing strategist and author of 2 novels and 6 children’s books (2 to launch this fall).  By day, she works as the VP of Marketing for a software company which supports her writing habit, two dogs and 3 boys. Kenny and Elyssa live in Eagle Colorado.
Portraits of Elyssa Pallai and Josh Timmer. 7 January 2014. Photo by Mark Tantrum |

Elyssa Nager – Resort Books


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