About Common Deer Press
Common Deer Press is on a mission to find and publish extraordinary and enduring books for children and teens. Books that change lives. Books that build bridges, connect cultures, transcend differences and, by showing the humanity in others, open hearts. We believe that when you captivate a child with books, worlds of possibilities open up to them. Books widen the aperture of what a child’s life can become.
Throughout our publishing endeavours, we strive to be excellent partners to our authors, distributors, and suppliers; helpful guides to parents, educators, and librarians; and caring allies to the literary community.
David is a professional book designer. He sees a book as an extension to the author's body of work. Each books story/subject is unique in that it’s reflected by the author’s subject matter, and that is the approach David brings to each book design.
David has over 12 years’ experience, with over 350 book covers and interiors designed. He studied and received his diplomas in desktop publishing from University of Toronto, and advertising and design from Humber College.
After receiving her B.A. in Media Studies, Debbie spent the first eighteen of her twenty-six years in publishing as a magazine and website managing editor before venturing out as a freelancer. She currently proofreads and edits for a variety of educational, literary resource, and children's book publishers
Publisher & Acquiring Editor
Kirsten is a CPA with over twenty-seven years in senior management positions. aside from her publishing and editorial activities with Common Deer Press, she has a private practice as a coach + mentor to writers.
She is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, has a B.A (English Lit.), and an M.Sc. in Organizational Psychology.
Publishing & Editorial
Emily brings eight years of communications experience to Common Deer Press. She handles copy editing, design, and a handful of other tasks.
She is a graduate of uOttawa’s English Program and NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute. She is a student affiliate of Editors Canada and will soon complete a Certificate in Publishing through Ryerson University.
Marketing & Publicity
Caroline has over ten years of experience as a social media specialist, content creator, and digital marketer. She creates and manages marketing and promotional campaigns for all Common Deer Press books. Caroline has a B.A. (humanities) and T.E.S.L. certificate. She is a member of SCWBI, CANSCAIP, The Writer's Union of Canada, The Canadian Children's Book Centre, Authors' Booking Service, and Access Copyright. Caroline is also a popular kidlit author.
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