Whether you are a new writer with just a glimmer of an idea, a seasoned author whose manuscript deserves a caring editor and professional design, or an organization with an important story to tell, you’ve come to the right place.

Better Books is a comprehensive author services company that offers coaching, editing, book design, and book packaging. Since 2000 (as Lorimer Press) we’ve been helping people just like you get their book projects not just off the ground, but soaring to great heights.

We’ve worked with poets, novelists, and memoirists as well as large corporations, non-profit organizations, and municipalities, providing all with unmatched attention to detail—from a one-of-a-kind art book to mass market print runs of ten thousand.


Rindoks’ ability to design, edit, and coach, combined with her high standards of content and visual product quality make her services absolutely invaluable to any author (and/or illustrator) who wants a quality book that will stand out from the competition and enjoy a long shelf-life.

In an industry where the first impression might be the only chance an author has to launch a project successfully, it is absolutely critical to have Leslie Rindoks and Better Books as part of the team.

—Jen Walls, artist, writer, mark maker  

Our services include:

Writing Coach
Manuscript Writing
Creative Direction
Award-Winning Design

Proofreaders Are Not Mind Readers

by Joseph Young


There are a number of very important steps on the way to publication of your book: writing the book (of course!), getting the book edited, working with your publisher on layout and design, and proofreading.

Some authors might be tempted, because of the bit of extra cost and a lack of information on what the job entails, to skip the proof of their manuscript. But after working in the small press world for 15 years, I can tell you that proofreading is a must!

Want to Know More?

If you have been searching for someone to help make your next book project a success, please send us an email us or give us a call – 704.896.8998.

Where Your Writing Takes Flight

Lorimer Press is now Better Books, providing coaching, editing, and book design—services to help writers soar and produce their very best books.