First Folio is Closing

IMG_2812We started our business more than 22 years ago. And since that time we have completed more than 862 dockets. Some of those dockets were for simply copy editing one book. And some of those dockets were for multi-grade multi-book series. It is safe to say that in the last 22 years we have been involved in the publication of well over 2000 books for well over 100 different “publishers”.

We typeset our first math book in 1992 and completed our first original series that same year. We did our first book on using the internet in 1994. And we did our first completely electronic learning resource in 1997. We have done resources on practically every subject and at every grade level and in many different forms.

IMG_2820My staff and I have constantly been learning and have constantly been improving the process and our skill base. We sought out the best freelancers and contract workers (each excellent in their field) and have strove to produce the best products for our clients no matter the timeline. No matter the budget.

However we have reached a point in our journey that we can no longer do what we love to do in the way we have been doing. The industry is changing and so must we.

IMG_2784So it is with great sadness, and with some excitement for the future, that I am announcing the closing of First Folio Resource Group Inc.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank my staff current, most of whom I have worked with for more than 10 years and several for all 22. I wanted to thank past staff members. I wanted to thank all of the freelancers that have helped us along the way. And most certainly I want to thank all of our clients who had faith in our skills and came back to us time and time again.

Shortly I will be posting a list of staff (with contact info) who will be continuing on as freelancers. In the meantime, please feel free to contact them at their email address. Our email addresses will stay active for the near future.

I have always tried to be fair in my business dealings. Throughout it all I have tried to keep joy in my heart and a sense of fun and playfulness while doing my very best to make our customers happy and give them a great product at the end. I didn’t always succeed but I always give it my all and I always had fun. Well. I mostly had fun😉

If you would like to keep in touch with me, please follow me on LinkedIn.

It has been an absolutely joyous 22 years,

Cheers, to whatever is next.

Tom's signature

P.S. No doubt my editors will find many faults with what I have written above. I can’t decide whether I will miss them correcting everything I type or not. I think I shall.


First Folio is Closing

Staff Contacts

Finding all the things
Finding all the things

First Folio Inc. is continuing the process of winding down. Below is a list of staff that have indicated that they are interested in continuing to work in their respective fields. Please feel free to get in touch.

All emails are either at gmail dot com or at rogers dot com (as indicated). So, if you are not a spamming robot: “gmail noreply” would become Yes. I know. Silly. I spent the better part of 4 hours reading everything that is readable about e-mail address obfuscation. The methods. The pros. The cons. And basically it amounts to the fact that spammers are horrible horrible people who should never be allowed to have pie again.

Tom Dart
Project Manager and Production Artist
(Adobe Creative Suite 6, layout of long and short format documents, technical art,  mathematics & business materials)
gmail tomwdart

Kim Hutchinson
Project Manager and Production Artist
(Adobe Creative Suite 6, layout of long and short format documents, business, software and educational materials, technical art, blog writing)
rogers happy4km

Collecting all the things.

Eileen Jung
(mathematics, science, psychology, accounting, business, genetics, chemistry, physics)
gmail emjung8

Loretta Johnson
Copy Editor
(school, higher ed)
gmail ljjohnson2012

Julie Kretchman
Editor and Writer
(all areas of science, social science, mathematics, education)
gmail juliekretchman

Shredding all the things

Bradley T. Smith
Editor, SMART Board Composition
gmail bradleytsmithto

Debbie Smith
(corrections/criminal justice, psychology, English, drama, guidance, education)
gmail debbiesmithedits

Staff Contacts