Archangel Ink was created by authors, for authors.
Meet the team that can make your book launch a success!
The world of publishing has changed dramatically in recent years. The growth of self-publishing, and the commensurate explosion of resources designed to serve emerging authors, has shifted the industry’s center of gravity toward authors and independent publishers.
Entrepreneurs and thought leaders from any industry now have the ability to leverage their knowledge and share their ideas with the world. Originally founded in 2012 by Rob Archangel and Matt Stone, Archangel Ink was created to offer professionals the opportunity to navigate the self-publishing process as painlessly as possible. Rob has always been passionate about writing and communication. He worked as an assistant to the publisher of the longest running permaculture journal in North America and developed an appreciation for the power of the published word.
Working with Archangel Ink gives authors a wealth of options under one roof: from cover design and editing to ghostwriting and audiobook production. The process is designed to allow content creators to focus on their specific area of genius while the publishing of their book is handled with efficiency and professionalism.
Archangel Ink Team Members
Archangel Ink was created to provide the quality, professionalism and in-house services of a large publisher, while maintaining the ease and individualized service of a self-publisher.
Rob Archangel – Owner
Rob Archangel here, logophile, communication enthusiast and self-publisher. My goal is to help authors and entrepreneurs navigate the self-publishing landscape as painlessly as possible so they can share their story and build their brand. Several years ago, I worked as an assistant to the publisher of the longest running permaculture journal in North America and came to appreciate the power of the published word. I partnered with Matt Stone in 2012 to expand the reach of www.180degreehealth.com, and spearhead his entry into the eReader, print-on-demand paperback, and audiobook world. Realizing the value of this experience to others, he and I founded Archangel Ink as a self-publishing hub. From cover design and editing to ghostwriting and audiobook production, we let authors and professionals focus on what they do best, while we add efficiency and professionalism to the rest of the process.
Kristie Lynn – Publishing Coordinator
Hi, I’m Kristie, the Publishing Coordinator, organizing ninja, email extraordinaire and overall, Rob’s right hand here at Archangel Ink. Besides handling the day to day operations and coordinating all of our projects, I’m a single homeschooling mom, animal lover, and INTJ with a passion for psychology and the human experience. I love black bean tacos and require copious amount of sunlight. My background in billing, physicians credentialing, finance, sales, and telecommunications make me just OCD (or crazy) enough to keep things running (mostly) smoothly. I love building relationships with our clients and witnessing their success. We have an excellent team, focus on quality, and I truly love my “job!”
Tyler Derosier- Typesetting and Design Chief
Hey I’m Tyler Derosier. I primarily focus on digital and physical book design and formatting here at Archangel Ink. I know I know, it’s 2017 and we live in the world of digital books now, but some people still like to have an actual book in their hands. As digital books keep growing, physical books will always have their place. Besides, who doesn’t like that trademark physical book smell?
I have a rich background in Information Technology and after serving some time in the dreaded corporate world as a consultant, I burned myself out. I now focus on freelancing from home as much as I can doing a wide range of nerdy things from web development and design to creating books here at Archangel Ink. In my spare time I like to take my nerdiness to new levels by researching health and nutrition, roasting my own coffee, doing creative photography, and trying to stay above “hipster” status listening to the latest new music.
Jordan Ring – Marketing and Launch Guru
Hey I’m Jordan, the marketing and book launch guru here at Archangel Ink. I’ve learned the ins and outs of launching books by writing, publishing, and launching three of my own in a short time span. During the day I am a freelancing authorpreneur. Which means I spend a lot of time writing on my blog here while drinking iced coffee and consulting Ironman. At night I run a podcast with my wife called Freedom-Cast where we act goofy and do our best to lift people up and encourage them. My favorite things are Hiking, Marvel movies, Hawaiian Pizza, Board Games, and Keywords. I also enjoy being random. I love working with the awesome team here at Archangel Ink, and am excited to partner with you on your journey to success.
Erica Ellis- Chief Editor
Hi, I’m Erica Ellis, Chief Editor here at Archangel Ink and owner of Ink Deep Editing. I took a rather circuitous route to becoming an editor via degrees in biology and wildlife biology and jobs as a dolphin trainer, veterinary assistant, sea turtle researcher, wildlife biologist, technical writer/editor (oooh, getting close!), stay-at-home mom, and chiropractic assistant.
Once I finally figured out what I wanted to do when I grew up, I quickly got educated in editing, obtaining a Specialized Certificate in Copyediting from the University of California at San Diego and training in developmental editing through the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Author-Editor Clinic. In addition to my work here at Archangel Ink, I work with private authors, helping them bring their stories to the world.
Nichole Kraft- Editor
Greetings! I’m Nichole Kraft, and I’m so excited to be one of Archangel Ink’s proofreaders. I’m also a freelance copyeditor specializing in nonfiction. I love working with words, cooking up amazing vegan food, and doting on my husband and pets (a miniature horse, cat, and rabbit). I hail from a tiny town in southeastern Kansas, just a few miles from where I was born and raised. I’m a country girl through and through, but I love to experience the world through words, food, and friendships.
Paige Duke – Editor
Hello, I’m Paige Duke, an editor with Archangel Ink. I fell in love with stories at an early age in the pages of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, and A Wrinkle in Time and watching sci-fi shows with my dad. These days, some of my favorite authors are Louise Penny, Sue Miller, Rainbow Rowell, and Daniel Handler.
I fell into editing by way of a summer publishing internship. Then after seven years in corporate editing and part-time freelancing, I transitioned to working with indie authors and publishers full time. Editing still feels like a dream job—developing stories, polishing prose, and helping authors reach their goals. My favorite part of this work is experiencing the power of the written word to entertain, inform, and even change the world.
When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling, listening to podcasts, taking my kids to the park, and watching The Office.
Mackenzie Clench – Copywriter
Mackenzie Clench is a copywriter for Archangel Ink, as well as a creative instigator, author, agent provocateur and a creator of absurd (but cool) job titles. When he’s notweaving words for Archangel, he’s kicking over the apple cart of “that’s-the-way-it’s-always-been-done” and giving the advertising intelligentsia aneurysms on a nearly daily basis. He believes 1 + 1 = 3, women are the future and that the coolest dinosaur is the thesaurus. He’s currently on a mission to show that every single human-shaped human on this big blue marble is a walking, talking latte-sipping engine of creation. Mackenzie doesnot normally refer to himself in the third person, but will do so if asked nicely. Cookies help too.
Jon Pedlow – Web Designer / Developer
Jon has been a professional web design and developer since 2011. On top of this he has been a team member of technical support for some of the leading web design forums where he helped developers fix any coding and design issues.
Websites he has designed and built for clients are custom WordPress builds to ensure that the websites were fast loading and focused on the visitors experience. Clients have included multi-million dollar companies, small to medium sized businesses, charities and new start ups. You can learn more about Jon’s Web Design and Hosting business (WP Hive) here.
Dan Culhane- Voice Talent
I’m Dan Culhane. Narrator here at Archangel Ink. I’m a logophile and communications enthusiast. Shoot. That’s Rob. I’m a recovering perfectionist with a passion for psychology – dang it. That’s Kristie. What I do is read aloud. Into a microphone. I channel stories from other people. Which explains my wife asking me why I mumble so much. I don’t have any words of my own. I’ve also verbalized many training, instruction, and sales videos. Valuable subject matter. Like 30 pages of information concerning the glue that holds body side-molding on cars. TV and Radio commercials, on-hold messaging, and more. Things like that. See the books I’ve narrated HERE.
Joni Abbott- Voice Talent
Hi I’m Joni Abbott, audiobook narrator here at Archangel Ink. I’m just a girl who figured out she loves people, digs great music from any genre, and talks WAY too much. I put all of that together and got into radio at 17 years of age. Once I started having kiddos, I figured out I had an inner gork (a girl-dork). Once I let her out-of-the-closet, I embraced studying various systems within the body and instead of the typical lust-in-the-dust romance novels next to my bed stand, I kept Anatomy and Physiology volumes. I’m a crunchy Mom (so much so, I am almost crispy) with a radio show (at www.naturalnewsradio.com) who also loves reading…. YOUR books. Doing voiceovers (TV/Radio commercials, intros for shows or YouTube channels, comedy, and audiobooks) is another one of the passions that makes me, me. You can listen to some samples of my audiobook work HERE.
Greg Zarcone- Voice Talent
Hi I’m Greg Zarcone, one of the talking heads at Archangel Ink by night. By day, I’m an IT Project Manager trapped in a corporate cubicle farm poking my head above the divider like a meerkat every time someone screams “Leftovers in the break-room!” Nothing sucks the soul out of a body quite like florescent lighting. Weird combination, I know. 🙂 A little something for the left brain, a little something for the right. Anyway, Archangel Ink is a big part of the reason I was able to make my escape and I am glad to be here! I am now free to scamper happily across the countryside, recording audio as I go. If the voices in your head lead to paying work, you’re not actually crazy. Pretty much mostly. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. Check out the books I’ve narrated HERE. Don’t look directly at them or you’ll get blinded by all the 5-star reviews.
Angie Hickman- Voice Talent
Hi, I’m Angie Hickman, a narrator here at Archangel Ink. I’ve been in love with the written word forever. I tried writing (empty page = too scary for me), teaching high school English (and LOVED teaching those kids; if only teaching were the only expectation put on teachers these days), theater (so competitive), and working in book stores and at libraries. Then I finally found narration – heaven! When I’m not sitting in a tiny padded room and letting the voices in my head come out to play, I’m reading about permaculture gardening and dreaming of a larger yard. I’m blessed to live in an area with four completely different seasons, in a house with two cats and my two favorite humans.