David W. Edelstein Text & Design. Write It. Publish It. Better.

Professional editing, book design,
and graphic design for all types of documents

Express yourself with clarity and style

For nearly 20 years, I have been offering design, editing, and translation services to help bring your words to life. Whether you are publishing a book, creating a report or résumé, writing an essay, or printing a poster or brochure, I can work with you from first draft to final print, or anywhere in between. Below is an overview of my services. If you are interested, please visit my portfolio page, or contact me for more info or to obtain a quote.

Typesetting, formatting, layout and design

I typeset and design books, book covers, and many other types of documents. I aim for a design that is clean and easy to read, yet eye-catching, professional and elegant. See samples of my work here.

  • books and book covers
  • reports and newsletters
  • magazines and newspapers
  • advertisements, brochures, and posters
  • logos and more

Editing and proofreading

From developmental editing to copyediting and proofreading, I work with the flow of words, sentences, and paragraphs to remove the clutter and clarify the writer’s message and style. I have edited and proofread a wide range of documents:
  • reports, articles, essays
  • books, including fiction and general non-fiction, as well as poetry
  • résumés, letters, and more

​I specialize in editing and design services for self-publishing authors and small businesses. I work with authors at any point in the process, from the very beginning stages of outlining and writing drafts, to finalizing the text, to creating a beautiful book design and cover, as well as an e-book.

For businesses, I design logos and create advertisements, business cards, brochures, and other marketing material.

I also offer translation from Japanese to English. I work with straightforward fiction and non-fiction, including stories, essays, articles, and more. Please contact me for more information.

Here’s what some recent clients have said:

I am thrilled with the work David has done for me and have gratefully added him to my ‘favourite designers’ list! He is creative, responsive and professional. A total triple-threat, he goes above and beyond to meet and exceed a high standard, asks the right questions and offers valuable suggestions. I am thankful to have him on my design team and look forward to working with him on many more book publishing projects.
— Anne Louise O’Connell, OC Publishing

I worked with David for my first self-published book and it was one of the best decisions I made on this book yet. He was extremely helpful not just with the cover and interior, but with overall guidance on the self-publishing process. I really like the end result, too – it looks so professional, inside and out. Highly recommended, and I’m already eager to jump into the next book with him!
— Joel Dawn, author

David has been amazing to work with on my book! He is talented in design and has great ideas. David was keen, obliging and aimed to accomplish requests asked of him. I would highly recommend him for design, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and promptness. Great work!
— Glenda Morrissey, author

David is a gem. He provided prompt, professional advice aiding us to design and print a native wildflower guide for Nova Scotia. His attention to detail and knowledge of his craft, enabled us to produce a best-seller.
— Howard Williams, Blomidon Naturalist Society

David is thorough, kind, patient, and invested in your project. He was assistive to me at every step in the process of publishing, and frequently gave me a sense of ease when I was working through edits and revisions. I cannot recommend David enough.
— James Barone, author

I have worked with David for more than ten years, and I can highly recommend him for his services, including English editing, writing, re-writing, proofreading, and design, as well as Japanese-English translation. David’s writing has style and reflects his sensitivity and intelligence. He takes the time to check facts, and is mindful of the cultural background of both the writer and prospective readers. His design work is tasteful and could vary from modern to classic look depending on the type of publication you are working on. His translation work is also very professional. Above all, David is always a pleasure to work with. He is always reliable in terms of responses and meeting deadlines, and he makes himself fully available to meet your needs to the smallest details. Working with David is an enjoyable co-creative process, and I am always happy to see the completed work come out better than my expectations.
— Masami Miyazaki, Exec. Director, The Goi Peace Foundation

David’s work is impeccable, his responses to email near immediate, and his suggestions and instincts are spot on. I can’t say enough good things. Looking forward to working together again!
— Bonnie Tomlinson, author

I highly recommend David for anyone looking for design layout services in the book publication process. As a self-published author, his expertise, turnaround time and attention to detail offered me a sense of confidence that my book would have the polish and professionalism required to capture the attention and interest of an international audience!
— Cathy Caswell, author

David is professional, prompt, fair, talented, and reliable. I use him for all my marketing needs here in the Annapolis Valley. Thank you David!
— Jeremy Novak, Where It’s At Tours

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Please contact me for more information or to obtain a quote. Thank you for visiting. I look forward to working with you!
david [at] textanddesign.com | +1.902.300.6708