Welcome to Backspace Ink

Joanne Shwed at Backspace Ink


Helping authors create books from their heart


What are you looking for? Support in development, shaping your work, expressing yourself with clarity? Someone who is attentive to detail, organized, efficient and timely? One who brings creative design capabilities? Is it important for you to know where you are on your budget throughout the project? Amazingly, Joanne Shwed is one consummate professional who delivers it all.
—John Felitto, The 90-Day Game and The 90-Day Game Playbook


After Joanne brilliantly edited my first book a few years ago, I knew all along she was the only one to edit my next book. ... Joanne has a knack for keeping your voice pure in the book, while polishing and shining the words to perfection. She has an eagle eye for detail, flow, consistency, and overall readability. Joanne is a delight to work with, totally professional, and a kind soul who wants the best for your book. I am truly grateful I found her, and I have since recommended her to several friends looking for a brilliant editor.
—Taryn Voget, Trust Fall 



• We hope you enjoy the below slideshow. Visit the Portfolio page for the complete collection. Click on the link below each image to see more.

Books from the Heart: Our Self-Publishing Journey

Read more about this electronic book.

Download your complimentary copy.



Saturday, June 23, 2018
11 am - 12 pm (Pacific time)

Read more about this online class.

Download the info sheet and RSVP today to reserve your place.


Backpocket Crosswords: Handmade Puzzles

Read more about this crossword puzzle book.

Order the PAPERBACK version.

Read more about our SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR crossword puzzle demo on June 12, 2018.