After collaborating on projects for over 15 years, Cathy Minz and Janet Boccone joined forces in early 2020 to form Elowyn Press. Created with time-strapped industry leaders in mind, Elowyn Press helps entrepreneurs and small-to-medium-sized business owners get published and establish themselves as authorities in their fields.
Cathy Minz — Co-Founder, Elowyn Press
Cathy Minz is a copywriter, project manager and founder of clb communications.
In the early days of computing, while working on her thesis project at York University in Toronto, Cathy discovered that processing her research statistics in a software program was highly preferable to calculating them by hand. After embracing the world of software, Cathy was hooked!
She has rocketed from the early days of desktop publishing to website design, implementing custom software for Fortune 500 companies and helping entrepreneurs publish their books on modern publishing platforms.
When she does step away from the computer, she enjoys road trips with friends, walking her giant dog, Remy, and sharing stories with her three adult children.
Janet Boccone — Co-Founder, Elowyn Press
From her early days as an advertising coordinator and marketing assistant to her most recent work as a copywriter, cookbook editor and graphic designer, Janet’s creativity knows no bounds!
Janet’s foray into book publishing began in 2009 when Chef Deb Rankine approached her to edit and design what would be the first of eight cookbooks in The Fridge Whisperer Cookbook Series. Since then, she has helped a variety of independent authors get their books published and online.
Janet served several years on the board of directors of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region and is a founding member (and former vice-president) of the Ontario Writers’ Conference. In 2016, after realizing she is happiest working behind the scenes to help others shine, Janet launched Boccone Creative. As a creative virtual assistant, she helps busy entrepreneurs manage their marketing needs and get back to doing what they love.
Janet’s off-hours are spent walking, planning adventures with her husband, and enjoying the company of her family.
What Authors are Saying
I feel so blessed that Janet shared her talents with doing the interior book design for The Writing Spiral: Learning as a Writer. She was professional, quick, and creative. She was responsive to my vision for the book and offered great suggestions for building on it. She is hardworking, knowledgeable, and generous and made me feel supported all along the way, finding excellent solutions to some potential design challenges. I highly recommend her work and would jump at the chance to work with her again.
I hired Cathy a few years ago to do get my book onto the world stage and she did! I re-hired her recently to edit my new free e-book.
She makes it easy because this time I sent her a lot of text and a simple instruction to “make it fabulous looking.” She exceeded my expectations…again!
She was easy to work with and even offered suggestions to make my book even more appealing!
The adage ‘You only get one chance to make a great first impression’ is a truism that Janet holds in the highest regard.
From inception to the publishing of its eighth title, The Fridge Whisperer Cookbook Series‘ success can directly be credited to the herculean creative efforts of Janet Boccone.
From editing, design and layout to branding, promotion and social media, Janet Boccone does it all… brilliantly.
Cathy provided excellent service and was ready and available at a moment’s notice.
She was friendly, committed, and always made sure to give the best advice for the editing of the book.
We would highly recommend using her services!