The Tellwell Team

Tim Lindsay

Tim Lindsay

Founder & CEO

Tim has more than a decade of experience in media and publishing. He has helped over 350 authors understand the self-publishing industry, helping them develop and execute a plan with the help of editors, designers and marketers.

He understands writing a book is a labour of love for authors, and his mission is to make the publishing process enjoyable, informative and easy. Tellwell brings together a creative and talented team on each book, adding a personal approach so authors feel supported every step of the way.

Tim founded Tellwell in January 2015 to give authors a better self–publishing experience. He found larger companies don’t give the best deal when it comes to royalties and printing rates, and they are often not transparent about who is designing and editing each book.

Tellwell gives authors 100% net royalties (“net” means after the retailer and printer take their share), without marking up the printing cost. That means Tellwell is objective and neutral when advising authors how to best distribute and sell books.

Tim is excited to work alongside a wonderfully talented team at Tellwell and is proud of the books published.

Publishing Consultants

Mitchel Anderson

Mitchel Anderson

Publishing Consultant

With an insatiable appetite for reading and an honours degree in English literature, Mitchel is your guide to the world of self-publishing. Whether you are looking for worldwide distribution or… (more)

Scott Lunn

Scott Lunn

Publishing Consultant

Scott has worked in marketing and sales for some very recognizable sports apparel brands, most recently acting as the district sales manager for Western Canada. Writing has always been his… (more)

Robert Hitchen

Robert Hitchen

Publishing Consultant

Robert relocated to Canada from the UK just over a decade ago. He comes to us with a recent background in technical sales. He loves the fact that he now… (more)

Jennifer Chapin

Jennifer Chapin

Publishing Consultant

Jennifer has a background in both the corporate and nonprofit worlds. Prior to coming to Tellwell she worked with nonprofits and social entrepreneurs around the world to help them bring… (more)

Production

Natasha Miller

Natasha Miller

Production Manager

Natasha came to Tellwell from the professional communications program at Royal Roads University. She served as the editor-in-chief of an online lifestyle magazine, where she honed her experience scheduling, assigning… (more)

Caitlin Ing

Caitlin Ing

Project Manager

Caitlin came to Tellwell with nearly a decade of customer relations experience, including time in the world of fashion as well as the tech startup industry. She completed her BSc… (more)

Suzzete Avila

Suzzete Avila

Project Manager

Suzzete has 15 years experience working in customer service and management at international companies, including 3 book publishing companies. Before joining the publishing industry, she spent 7 years as a… (more)

Ireshe Himaya

Ireshe Himaya

Project Manager

Ireshe is a registered nurse turned project manager who has over 7 years of experience working for global companies, specializing in customer service, project management and records management in various… (more)

Alison Strumberger

Alison Strumberger

Project Manager

Alison brings to the Tellwell team ten years professional publishing, writing, and editing experience. She has worked as an editor and project manager in trade and educational publishing houses, taught… (more)

Elliott Hockley

Elliott Hockley

Project Manager Team Lead

Having started out his career as a copywriter in the advertising industry in the UK, Elliott relocated to Canada, and arrived at Tellwell to help people share their stories.Along with… (more)

Simon Page

Simon Page

Project Manager

Simon came to Tellwell after ten years spent supporting clients of all ages and backgrounds while delivering a variety of high quality projects in the non-profit and recreation sectors. … (more)

Ryland Glass

Ryland Glass

Distribution Manager

Ryland joined the Tellwell team after working most recently in a support role in telecommunications. This provided him with a range of experience mostly around customer service and administrative duties.… (more)

Léna Girard Tremblay

Léna Girard Tremblay

Project Manager

Before relocating to Victoria, Lena taught ESL as well as English literature in Quebec for more than five years. She speaks both English and French and has experience with proofreading… (more)

Stefanie

Stefanie

Illustrator

A child of the 80's, from Ontario, Canada, Stefanie spent most of her days with her head in her books, absorbing and adapting a broad range of skills and establishing… (more)

Sheng-Mei

Sheng-Mei

Illustrator

Sheng-Mei graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Interactive Arts and Design with dual majors in Design and Media. Sheng-Mei specializes in photomanipulation and digital illustration ranging from… (more)

I Cenizal

I Cenizal

Illustrator

I Cenizal has illustrated numerous of Children's books for authors around the world. She is infatuated with rhymes and has loved to draw ever since she was a kid. At… (more)

Bonnie

Bonnie

Illustrator

Bonnie Lemaire began her career as a freelance illustrator with her first promotional postcard in 1989. She graduated from Ontario College of Art’s communication and design program in 1992 and… (more)

Terri-Lynn

Terri-Lynn

Illustrator

Terri-Lynn (TL) Papagiannis was born and raised on the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. TL attended Camosun College where she received a Diploma in Visual Arts before continuing… (more)

Sakshi

Sakshi

Illustrator

Working out of her studio at home in beautiful British Columbia, Sakshi is naturally drawn to toward the fascinating world of children’s book illustration where bold colours and scribbly lines inspire her… (more)

Rob

Rob

Illustrator

Rob jumped head first into the deep end of the inky pool of Freelance illustration just under a quarter century ago and has not looked back yet, for fear of… (more)

Mar

Mar

Illustrator

Mar is a Argentinian illustrator currently based in Buenos Aires. Her main fields of illustration are children’s books (her great passion) and generally any inspiring project. Mar has been working… (more)

Editors

Jen

Jen

Editor

With seven years of professional editing experience, Jen applies her well-honed language skills, imagination, and intuitive sense of story to her work. Jen's teaching background in elementary and adult education… (more)

Rachel

Rachel

Editor

Writing should always keep the readers in mind. Lose that, and the focus of the book goes sideways. This is the core of Rachel’s approach as an editor. She teases… (more)

Lara

Lara

Editor

Lara comes to Tellwell with fourteen years' experience working for a major international book publisher, first as a proofreader and then as an editor. While she specializes in editing romance,… (more)

Sally

Sally

Editor

Sally has more than 11 years of editing experience for three of Canada’s largest and most respected publishing houses. She has a strong knowledge of all communications platforms, including traditional,… (more)

Darin

Darin

Editor

With more than 10 years in the independent publishing business, Darin has helped hundreds of authors say what they mean in their books. He believes that words matter and does… (more)

Simon Ogden

Simon Ogden

Editor

The youngest son of a linguist with forty-seven unique dictionaries on his shelf, Simon’s excavation of the English language was mandated almost at conception. Mercifully, it all stuck, as a… (more)

Development

Alan Hunter

Alan Hunter

Lead Developer

Alan leads Tellwell’s IT and software development program. In addition to a degree in business, he brings a wealth of experience as a programmer and senior developer working on software… (more)

Book Marketing

Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez

Director of Marketing & Communications

Monica has more than 10 years combined experience in storytelling, journalism, and marketing. She works on Tellwell’s content and digital marketing, corporate communications and public relations, to help craft and… (more)

Kendal Gerard

Kendal Gerard

Marketing

After completing a BAH in English Literature and Visual Arts from Queen's University, children's book publishing seemed the perfect fit for Kendal. She obtained a post-graduate diploma in Book Publishing… (more)

Shannon Emery

Shannon Emery

Marketing

Shannon comes to Tellwell after working in media and creative marketing for nearly a decade for companies throughout North America. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Dalhousie… (more)