Hi, I’m Tricia Lawrence, CEO of real/brilliant, inc. and I have a thing for words!

About real/brilliant, inc.

I started real/brilliant, inc. in 1995 from my tiny corner office (8′ x 8′) and have never looked back (well, maybe a few times).

I copyedit and proofread for educational publishers, including supplements and ancillaries, specializing in humanities, social sciences, history, religion, politics, business, marketing, computer technology. I currently copyedit/proofread for McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Cengage USA, Kendall Hunt Publishing, Learning Mate, Wiley Asia, Aptara, and Cenveo.

Although I mostly wrote kids books as a kid, my first foray into print publishing was at age 23 (I hand-sold my first gift book to an editor at a large trade publisher without an agent) and then at 24, I sold my first gift book series, Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Friend, and Father also without an agent. I got married and moved to Seattle with my husband. In 2007, my first picture book, A Princess’s Crown, was released worldwide.

I write blogs and email newsletters for Fortune 300 companies, women’s organizations, and nonprofits, essays and textbook chapters for educational book publishers, as well as ebooks and my own print book proposals. I also develop marketing plans and book proposals for select clients at Erin Murphy Literary Agency as social media strategist and associate agent.

If you’d like to connect online, I’m on Twitter: @realbrilliant and I’m on email: tricia at realbrilliant.com. And real/brilliant has a Facebook page!

Thanks for visiting!