Tree of books

Publishing a book: it takes a village.

When you’ve written THE END, where do you go from there?

If you need to sort through the pieces, we know that feeling. we’ve been where you areā€”from the editing side AND the author side. But if you have a book that needs to be written and wants to be published, then we are so glad you’re here.

Here at Skinner Self-Publishing Services, we thrive on getting people through the labyrinth of self publishing a book (and we’ve picked up some hacks that make life easier along the way). Whether you work with us or you springboard to one of our trusted colleagues, we want the best for you and your book!

The journey is worth the effort.

Our business purpose: First Peter 4 verse 10: Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms.

So where are you in the process? Is your book written? Whether you need editing to finalize the writing process or you’re ready for the final touches so you can have copies printed and ready for autographs . . . Let’s bring your book to life. (Together.)

Skinner Self Publishing Services: Need a book formatting coach? Jody Skinner's book, Format Your Book with Vellum, walks you through one of the top book formatting software programs in self-publishing.

Formatting your own book?

Learn how to use one of the top book formatting programs available to self-publishing writers today:


With its advanced typesetting algorithm for print books and its clean, fast interface for creating beautiful ebooks, save yourself time, headaches, and money in the long run. Get your copy of Format Your Book with Vellum, or visit today.
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Interior Book Layouts

Tabbed book interior

While I enjoy creating ebooks and doing copy editing, my specialty lies in custom-designed book interiors and offering proofreading as part of the process.

After you’ve had your document edited and it’s ready to become a book, you can either request an approval review (where you send your full manuscript and we chat a bit to see if we’re a good fit for each other), or I can point you toward resources for formatting things yourself.

Don’t just take my word for it…

If you are looking to impress a publisher, edit an eBook, prepare a Bible study, perfect your blog post or turn in a flawless thesis, Jody is the proofreader you need!

Tassie S.

Jody is the best!
Thank you for reviewing my website and giving me helpful suggestions for improvement. I would recommend you to anyone!

Laura C.

Jody is an all-star editor. She is an excellent communicator, works efficiently and diligently, she’s organized, and fun to work with! I highly recommend her!

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