I could not say enough about how wonderful Carla is to work with. In addition to having the highest level of professionalism, and extraordinary work ethic, she is also very patient and supportive. Book writing can be a lonely endeavor, but Carla makes you feel like you are on a team. I have said, and mean it sincerely, I want to write another book just to work with Carla and Clarity Designworks again. If this was a five star rating, I’d give her ten!

The Claimant

Rachel Weinhaus, “The Claimant”

Carla is the absolute best!! She has provided an outstanding experience while working on the design of my latest book. She is thorough and patiently explains the process and goes above and beyond. My book turned out absolutely amazing. She even helped set up the sales channels on Amazon and Ingram Spark. I look forward to working with her again and highly recommend her services.

Street Dog

Ursula Vari, “Street Dog”

After having four books published, I decided to work with independent book consultants. Carla was recommended to me. I looked at her work, was very impressed, and I decided to go with her. I have worked with publishers and had the benefit of their efforts. Carla’s work was in every respect consistent with or exceeded publishing house work. The cover design was exceptional and so was the formatting. Trading Innocence shows the benefit of her fine hand. I recommend her without reservation.

Trading Innocence

James Ardaiz, “Trading Innocence”

I found Carla once my book was ready to go and I needed design to complement a story that happened in 4 countries eighteen years ago. She heard my ideas and brought them to glorious life. I am so proud of the design of my book and I’ve been able to reach many people with it, thanks to Carla’s helpful guidance. I hope I come up with another story to write, so that I can work with Carla again!

Saturn Return

Mark Halpert, “Saturn Return”

I strongly recommend you consider working with Carla for any and all of your book publishing needs. Carla laid out my book, The Perfect Free Throw. Carla also did the cover design and even made the recommendation for a shorter title (Original title: The 18 Laws of the Free Throw). This is my second book and I have used multiple editors and layout designers. Carla is the best out there! Aside from her amazing work, it is evident that she loves what she does so much that you will certainly get more than you expect at a price that is affordable.

The Perfect Free Throw

Mark Kampa, “The Perfect Free Throw”

I was referred to Carla to help me publish a book of my memories. Before selecting her, I asked if she would be willing to read the manuscript of approximately 140,000 words. As I intended to insert many (150) photographs in the book, I wanted her familiar with the stories. Not only did she read the manuscript, she scanned the 150 photos and inserted them in the appropriate chapters and pages. She then guided me regarding book size, paper stock, type style and font, cover design and much much more. She suggested a publisher that would provide a soft cover proof before doing the printing run. I found sixteen corrections going through the proof. The book would have had some glaring errors if she hadn’t insisted on this step. I have received numerous compliments on the quality of my book and the credit goes to Carla!”

Rick Balzer, “A Laguna Kid”

Carla is my secret weapon for publishing books! She makes my books look great, but she is also a fantastic project manager. She keeps all the details and dates in order, reminds me of critical to-dos on all the platforms involved, and goes the extra mile to make sure the book comes out on time and in excellent shape. I recommend her to my book coaching clients all the time and will be using her myself again soon. She’s a top-notch pro!”

Blueprint for a Book

Jennie Nash, “Blueprint for a Book”

In the crowded book publishing world, Carla is the real deal. She makes self publishing a book seamless! She explained the process clearly, laid out clear timelines, and patiently answered my many questions. Speaking of patience, she incorporated my (at times contradictory) feedback about the interior formatting and cover design with grace and professionalism.

Best of all, she creates beautiful, eye-catching book covers that stand out in a crowd.

I wholeheartedly recommend Carla, and am happy to share more details with anyone considering working with her.

Speak Up, Dammit!

Hope Timberlake, “Speak Up, Dammit!”

After having a dreadful experience with my book layout, Carla saved the day. I knew I was in good hands the moment I met with Carla. She obviously knows the ins and outs of book design and book publishing. On top of that, Carla is a calm presence to work with, which is just what I needed.

I absolutely love my book design and am so proud of Onboarding Matters, thanks to Carla and her expertise. I highly recommend Carla’s services and look forward to working with her on my next book.

Onboarding Matters

Donna Weber, “Onboarding Matters”

Someone once said – “Ability is a wonderful thing, but its value is greatly enhanced by dependability.” When our Foundation discovered Carla Green at Clarity Designworks, we understood the truth of this statement.

After a decision to write a book about our organization, research began to indicate that the writing part would be easy compared to the actual book design and publishing part. And even though self-publishing made sense for us, it too, appeared to be complicated and daunting. Good luck was on our side when Carla was spotted being interviewed online. Her quiet and gentle spirit, coupled with her amazing wealth of knowledge, prompted us to contact her. It proved to be the smartest move we made!

Carla worked by our side from beginning to end. She explained each necessary step in detail, always conscious that everything related to book design and publication was new to us. She made suggestions beginning with who to contact for early copy-editing all the way through to the finished exterior and interior layout, which she did herself. The finished product was amazing and something about which our non-profit Foundation is extremely proud.

Myself, and the entire Atascadero Greyhound Foundation Board in Atascadero, California highly recommends Clarity Designworks. Carla’s ability proved unparalleled and her dependability to create an amazing book is assured.

Lighthouse — Weapon of Rescue

Carol Freed Gobler, “Lighthouse – Weapon of Rescue”