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The Damianos Team
Project Manager / Publisher
Long ago and far away in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Lynne co-published a mimeographed neighborhood newsletter while in elementary school titled (interestingly enough) “The Viking Press.” She loved connecting all the parts – the project management aspect that brought together content, imagery, printing, marketing and delivery.
After receiving her BS in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, Lynne continued her editorial work for years as editor of the CIPNE Journal, a professional trade publication for the Commercial Industrial Photographers of New England.
Time moved on, and as Lynne pursued her other passion via Damianos Photography, she continued to be called upon as a resource for a variety of publications. She eventually published her first book, The Bancroft Building and Its People to document and celebrate the history and images of characters in her studio mill building. This project led to a request to publish a similar book with a more extensive history, The Saxonville Mills: Three Centuries of Industry in Framingham where she teamed up with historical researcher and author Kevin A. Swope and editor James L. Parr.
After learning the pitfalls to avoid and the details necessary to produce an engaging and quality book, Lynne realized she’d be a great resource for authors looking to publish their own book. With so many online resources out there (yet very few live human beings to speak with), Lynne knew where she could make a difference. Her vision of a hybrid publishing company emerged . . . one that would offer a la carte services tailored to each author, not preset packages that didn’t offer enough or included more than needed. She launched Damianos Publishing in 2012, aligning the firm with specialists in design, editing, marketing, plus a world-class book printer/distributor with over a century of experience. Now she is able to provide the ultimate in quality, services and competitive rates for her clients.
When not connecting the dots, Lynne enjoys photography, kayaking, yoga, hiking and hand bell ringing (“bell therapy”).
- BS – Rochester Institute of Technology
- Maine Media Workshops & College
- American Society of Media Photographers
- Boston Society of Architects
- Business Network International
- Commercial Industrial Photographers of New England, Past President
- Leadership MetroWest
- MetroWest Visitors Bureau
- Society for Professional Marketing Services
Lisa Breslow Thompson
Principal, Lisa Thompson Graphic Design
Lisa has 30+ years of design and art directing experience, managing all aspects of the creative process, from concept to completion.
Whether working with non-profits, small business owners or large corporations, Lisa adheres to the simple design aesthetic that “less is more.” She is expert at cutting through the clutter to produce clean and clear communication where both form and function are of equal importance. Lisa can create a brand new identity for your business, or polish your existing materials to make them shine. She has extensive experience with corporate identity and logo design, book design, as well as a variety of promotional and marketing materials.
Lisa graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a BA in Political Science. She continued her education at New England School of Art & Design with a concentration in Graphic Design. She continues to explore her creative passion with studies in fine art and painting. Her artwork may be viewed on Facebook.
Together, Lisa and Lynne offer their clients creative consultation, design services, photography, and project management.
Principal, Peruzzi Communications
Brett has over 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, and proofreader. He has worked as a technical and marketing/public relations writer, newspaper editor, freelance journalist, and educator, and is a widely-published poet.
An editor and proofreader is often the “invisible hand” that helps turn a book into a polished, accurate, professional finished product – that represents your work in the best possible way. Let Brett make sure your book is as good as it can be. And when it’s done, Brett can also help you with marketing and publicity to ensure it gets the attention and audience it deserves.
Brett graduated from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, magna cum laude, with a BA in English, and later earned a master’s degree in technical and professional writing from Northeastern University, and a certificate in project management from Boston University. He is an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University, where he teaches in a graduate-level technical communication program.
Brett uses his editorial skills to work with authors, Lisa, and Lynne to ensure a book is as readable, accurate, and error-free as possible.
You can read some testimonials from some of Brett’s satisfied customers here.