Welcome to Backspace Ink

Joanne Shwed at Backspace Ink


Helping authors create books from their heart


When I decided to write my second book, I knew how critical it would be to find the perfect editor. From the very beginning, I connected with Joanne and knew she was the editor for me. She knows her stuff and would quickly return material in a way that was well communicated and easy to understand. She immediately adapted to my writing style, accurately captured my ideas, and working with her was so easy. Not only did she help with editing, she designed the cover and the interior of my book. I love the finished product! I continue to use Joanne’s services for my editing projects. She’s the best!

Linda McFarland, Author, Co-founder Ascend2Success, Executive Assistant, The Wizard behind the CEO: Enchanted stories from the assistant with the magic WAND

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


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Books from the Heart: Our Self-Publishing Journey

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Download your complimentary copy.


From start to finish, these four classes will lead you through the journey of self-publishing your book. Interaction is encouraged and questions will be answered. Let's have some fun and make some books!

Classes are on 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, and 7/28 (all Saturdays from 11 am - 12 pm Pacific time). Contact us today to reserve your place!

Read more about these online classes. 

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Backpocket Crosswords: Handmade Puzzles

Read more about this crossword puzzle book.

Order the PAPERBACK version.