The Hasmark Team
Judy O’Beirn, CEO & President
Judy O’Beirn, President and Founder has spent the last 10 years helping hundreds of authors become bestsellers. She has become an author and Creator of a book series titled ‘Unwavering Strength’. Most recently Judy has established Hearts to be Heard Inc. – who’s mission is for the uniquely gifted individuals with undiscovered brilliance. We crash through the barriers of pre-judgement to bring their creative brilliance to the world.
Troy Steine, Sales Manager
Jenn Gibson, Bestseller Campaign Director
Jenn Gibson, Director of our Marketing, Publishing and Bestseller team, has been an important part of the Hasmark Publishing team for the past 10 years also and will be overseeing your Bestseller campaign to ensure the successful launch of your book.
Mary-Kate Luke, Marketing Specialist
Mary-Kate is our Marketing Specialist. With a degree in Film & Television Broadcasting, and a post-graduate certificate in Digital Marketing, she has a wide array of experience and a true passion for storytelling and marketing in the digital space. Her background includes creating digital content for business executives across various platforms and providing support to clients with their marketing strategies. She is always ready to tackle any challenge big or small and will be a helping hand throughout the marketing process. In her spare time, Mary-Kate loves to share book reviews online, and visit coffee shops in search of the perfect latte!”
Graeme Phillips, Publishing Co-ordinator
Sam Dunn, Social Media Expert
Sam Dunn is our Social Media expert. He is currently finishing his Bachelor of Commerce with a major in marketing at Saint Mary’s University. He has a particular focus in content creation, social media strategies, and analytics. Sam has experience working with brands and companies to increase their social media presence. Furthermore, he will help you with your paid marketing strategies to get your book in front of the right audience. If you are struggling to build your presence or want to take a deeper look into your performance, feel free to reach out!
Kelly Vurinaris, Media Marketing Consultant
Kelly showcases Authors in all aspects of marketing and media. As an International Bestselling Author and Visual Marketing & PR graduate from the International Academy of Design & Technology, she draws from her experiences to advise the best strategies to get you, and your book noticed and stand out from the crowd.
Danielle Martins, Branding Manager
Danielle Martins is a Premium Strategic Mentor, International Speaker and co-author of the international best-seller Rising Up From Mental Slavery – How to Unleash Your Infinite Potential. Her expertise is the strategic intervention mentorship, aimed at changing paradigms, focusing on strengthening the self-image and self-confidence. She’s also a Business Branding Strategist and combining her experience with Hasmark professional team, Danielle is introducing to Portugal and Brazil, an innovative way of publishing books.
Anne Karklins, Graphic Design
Anne provides dynamic, creative solutions with a focus on client needs. She bring her expertise in design and typography to any project, ranging from branding, editorial, packaging, direct mail and promotional work, both corporate and consumer based.
Nino Aptsiauri, Illustrator
Nino Aptsiauri is an artist and independent illustrator from the country of Georgia.
She was born and lives in Tbilisi. She’s an illustrator specializing in character and narrative-driven work, using a mix of traditional and digital media.
She love portraits, expressive colors, and intriguing characters.
Her specialties: children’s books, fiction, postcards.
“Books are a very important part of children’s lives and I believe it’s crucial to paint the illustrations beautifully to help children improve their imagination and aesthetic taste.”
Colin Miller, Senior Web Designer
Colin Miller is our Senior Web Designer and is based in Sylva, North Carolina, in the foothills the beautiful Smoky Mountains. He has built websites for Hasmark for more than 10 years now, but his web design experience started in 1997. Before there was an Internet, Colin was a computer programmer writing programs for a myriad of public and private clients. His experience with website design and passion for coding creates fast loading, professional looking websites. He will turn your website into a creative and informative design that is tailored to match your needs and surpass your expectations.
Casey Demchak, Copywriter
Casey Demchak is an award-winning copywriter and a recognized expert at writing high-performance marketing materials for dozens of authors who have reached Amazon bestseller and even international bestseller status. Casey is best known for his innovative approach to creating Core Message Platforms™ that serve as the “master messaging document” for a book’s primary marketing content. Casey is author of the book, Essential Sales Writing Secrets, and he has been the copywriter on seven marketing communication projects that have won American Advertising Awards. Casey is an independant contractor.
Deanna Novak, Ghost Writer/Editor
Deanna Novak is an award-winning published author with over twenty years of experience writing about law, policy, business, leadership, genealogy, culture, and traditions. She provides ghostwriting, copywriting, and editing services for businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, law firms, and novelists. Deanna works with her clients to create the books they’ve only dared dream about, articles, proposals, blogs, and various other content and copy. Her diverse educational and professional experiences have enabled her to connect with her clients and help them tell their stories in more powerful ways.
Deanna is an independent contractor.
Sónia Cristina Paiva, Portugese team member
Sónia is currently located in Portugal. Although having an interesting professional career history and participating in administrative modernization projects, the admiration for the fashion world led her taking a specialization in Personal Image Consulting. Sónia helps individuals and companies by developing marketing strategies through the management of Personal Image, Career Path Planning, and Market Niche Positioning. Sonia is an independant contractor.
Vivek Jain, Illustrator
Vivek Jain is a talented illustrator who has worked with Hasmark on several children’s books. Vivek is also a Director at Matrix Media Solutions, a professional web, mobile apps development and Graphic design company. Contact: Vivek@hasmarkpublishing.com. He is an independant contractor.
Kathryn Young, Ghostwriter, Editor, Script Evaluator
Kathryn Young has worked as a writer, editor, instructional designer, and e-learning developer for twenty-five years across various industries. She has written, edited, and published a diverse collection of writing projects for her clients.She also writes fiction and nonfiction, so she has a special connection with her fellow writers. She assesses book projects, consults with authors, and edits content with a logical mind and an empathetic heart. If your life experience, your exceptional knowledge, your passion, or your imagined fictional story needs to be shared with the world, Kathryn will be your champion. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Kathryn is an independant contractor.
Brad Green, Editor
Brad is an experienced writer, editor, and translator currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Before relocating to Canada and joining the Hasmark family, Brad spent over a decade eating delicious food and cultivating meaningful relationships while living between Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. He has enjoyed a successful career providing English language services to individuals, companies, publications, and government organizations.
Brad is an independent contractor.
Allison Burney, Editor & Proofreader
Allison has always loved reading and writing, and is thrilled to be part of the Hasmark team. Her background in journalism helped solidify a lifelong desire to connect through the written word, and for the past few years, she’s worked as a freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and transcriptionist. She loves all things personal growth, and looks forward to reading your manuscript!
Contact: Allison@hasmarkpublishing.com Allison is an independant contractor.
Judith Scott, Ghostwriter, Editor, Evaluator
Judith Scott has been an editor for over twenty-five years and has worked in Jamaica, the United States, and Canada. Most of her experience has been in educational publishing, but she has also worked as a newsroom editor and radio scriptwriter. Judith helps Hasmark authors to develop outlines and refine their draft manuscripts and also copy-edits and proofreads. Judith is dedicated to helping authors tell their unique story.
Contact: email@example.com Judith is an dependant contractor.
Amit Dey, Interior Layout and Kindle eBooks
My name is Amit Dey, and I am from Kolkata, India. I have over fifteen years of experience in Book Interior Design, and E-book conversion. More than 15+ years of experience working with self-publishing authors, coaches, speakers, publishers etc. and helping them create great looking books that people really want to buy & that will bring you business! We have converted more than 21000+ eBooks with over 1600+ Print ready PDFs in Amazon KDP, Ingram etc. in the last few years.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Amit is an independant contractor.
Harshita Sharma, Editor
Based in Brampton, Canada, Harshita, has worked as a content contributor, editor, and proofreader for publishing houses in Singapore and India on projects for various markets. Her favourite pastimes include solving sudoku and crossword puzzles. She would love to connect with the authors and looks forward to working with them.
Murray Lewis, Editor
Stephen Buffey, Editor
Based in Toronto, Stephen works full time in higher education publishing and enjoys freelance copyediting, focusing mostly on non-fiction. As a pantologist, he has worked in many roles including but not limited to a private tutor, scribe, club president, photographer, bookseller, proofreader and copyeditor. Having spent over seven years as a student, Stephen specialized in the humanities focusing on philosophy and history. His hobbies include reading, watching sports, and collecting fountain pens.
Alison Malcolm, Editor
Alison is a consulting editor, writer, and researcher with several years in the field. She works with publishers, authors, embassies, small businesses, academics, non-profits and more. Before becoming a freelancer, Alison gained experience in the worlds of teaching, academia, and international development. She has also lived and worked all over the globe including in Malawi, Kuwait, South Korea, and Ghana, and most recently lived in Kathmandu, Nepal for 10 years. She is now based in western Canada and when not editing can usually be found reading, hiking, or enjoying “mom” life. She loves working with authors and reading and editing manuscripts of all types.
Jamie Geidel, Editor/Proofreader
Jamie Geidel is an editor and proofreader for Hasmark. She helps authors determine what type of editing their manuscripts need, is an expert in the structure of language, and enjoys working with authors to give a polished and professional touch to their work. She has been an avid reader of all types of fiction and nonfiction since childhood and has learned Italian, Greek, Spanish, and Russian languages. Ms. Geidel is also a private teacher of music, Spanish, and creative writing for children and adults and has a background as a researcher, technical writer, and translator.