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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, ballroom dancing, and hand bell ringing (“bell therapy”).
- BS – Rochester Institute of Technology
- Maine Media Workshops & College
- American Society of Media Photographers
- Business Network International
- Commercial Industrial Photographers of New England, Past President
- Leadership MetroWest
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, the book designer, 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.
Principal, Commercial Graphics, Inc.
Simon Shendelman was born in Ukraine and emigrated to the U.S. in 1982. His initial career was fine art (painting, graphics, and wood carving).
In 1990 he graduated from Rhode Island School of Design where he majored in illustration, graphic design, and advertising. While at school, Simon started Commercial Graphics, Inc., a creative (advertising) agency that specializes in graphic design, direct mail, promotional advertising, decorated apparel, web design, social media graphics, and branding.
Simon has an extensive experience in the graphics industry with both print and digital media. He has designed hundreds of logos, brochures, flyers, and mailers, and has developed numerous websites and multilingual media. He has produced and managed international publications in New York, Boston, Miami and Washington DC.
Professional affiliations include the Worcester, Corridor 9/495, and Charles River Chambers of Commerce.
Principal, Levine Design
Rob is a true creative professional – he understands the value of connecting with the audience on an emotional level by delivering unique and compelling branding and design solutions. Rob’s passion has always been in visual expression. Trained in both the fine arts as well as design, he certainly brings a unique eye to his work. His many professional successes span the disciplines of branding, publication design, marketing/communications design, packaging design, environmental design, and illustration. For more information, visit Levine Design.
Rob takes every opportunity to influence young creative minds. In 2015 he added adjunct professor to his repertoire as he began instructing Lasell University design students. Since then, Rob has focused on teaching concepts of good design, as well as ways to implement design using key tools within Adobe Creative Cloud. In addition, Rob regularly speaks to senior design classes and reviews senior portfolios at Framingham State University. He is a member of BNI International.
Rob is a father of twins who were born on his birthday. He enjoys playing tennis and working on his yard and garden. When he gets a chance, he jumps on his 1981 Honda CB900 and takes a ride to nowhere.