BookCRITICO – attention to detail and professionalism is key to my work ethic.
Being a writer, proofreader and designer qualify me to assist you with the essential elements in your publishing process.
I strive to provide the best service possible and would like to invite you to give us an opportunity to work together.
Here is a bit about myself, to give you a better understanding of who you will be collaborating with.
Luculle Stols, close and personal – I have a background in corporate communication, public relations, digital marketing and design, stretching over 26 years. I manage BookCRITICO alongside DEZIGN REBEL, a creative marketing communication consultancy providing services to entrepreneurs, SMEs and corporate organisations. The two interests compliment each other really well, as there are many similarities, just serving different markets.
I have been devouring books from a very young age.
I am passionate about anything books. Cover design, pages, smell, feel and look, name it! Growing up, the library was my favourite place. The intoxicating smell, just to walk through the isles and run my hand over the spines of thousands of beautifully bound books was a treat. Book covers always facinated me. The first thing I would do when picking up a book or looking at an ebook, is to study the cover. What images were used, font, colour, how the design flows and how the cover design matches the book title. How it can either entice or discourage a reader to pick it up and start exploring the adventure hidden between the pages.
With the onset of modern technology, nowadays I mostly read on Kindle or iPad, favouring various genres. I enjoy crime fiction, fantasy, thrillers, paranormal and mysteries, but don’t limit myself to these genres.
I am also a copywriter, web content writer and blogger. Graphic Design is another passion, creating something from nothing. I am currently working on a Women’s Fiction Novella, “Changing The Locks”, and have a few more titles planned out.
As you will have noticed, I am a bit of a creative geek. I live with my two dogs Madam Roza and Dame Lola, two bicycles and a cupboard full of running shoes and gear. I am a licensed spandex brigade member and is a self-confessed gadget freak. Adventurer at heart, I am a mountain biker and trail runner, often participating in races either one day or multi-stage. The races are sometimes tough, but so worthwhile and exhilarating, taking me to the most beautiful places.
My other interests are a love for nature and wild animals. I volunteer at a game reserve in my area. I am an avid photographer, concentrating on nature and event photography. I absolutely love road trips. On slow days you will find me scratching in my garden. Herbs, veggies and roses are my favourites. I love cooking, often bake, do try to keep it healthy, but who can resist CHOCOLATE …
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🇿🇦 The Professional Editors’ Guild (PEG) represents practitioners who operate in the South African publishing industry, corporate communications and media. PEG’s stated objectives are; to promote high standards of copy-editing and proofreading, the organisation endeavour to uphold the professional status of copy-editors and promote professional behaviour amongst its members. They promote contact among members, the exchange of ideas and the dissemination of information on matters of professional interest, promote an understanding of the work of copy-editors among potential clients and the general public, and establish and maintain liaison with other societies of copy-editors worldwide.
Read the feedback from authors with whom I have been privileged to work with.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating – “Phenomenal!!! Words cannot express my gratitude and excitement for having Luculle on my book project! She’s a professional extraordinaire. She’s encouraging, upbeat, and her work is thorough. I could go on and on! Thanks a million for your amazing work! Looking forward to future projects for sure!” – PROOFREADING, EDITING, CREATESPACE LAYOUT, FORMATTING, … Continue reading Gentry – Author & Coach (USA)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating – “Excellent experience. Very helpful, focused, professional feedback. I would recommend this and will happily book this gig again.” – BETA READING SERVICE – Women’s Fiction – 77K Word Novel
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating – “Very easy and quick. A great critique very helpful.” – BETA READING, PROOFREADING & EDITING SERVICE – Drama – 28K Word Novella
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating – “Great service, very quick. I’ll definitely use this again!!!” – BETA READING SERVICE – NA Cozy Mystery – 45K Word Novella
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating – “Luculle beta read my first novel and provided some good feedback. She was kind and courteous in her suggestions and comments and had a quick turnaround time. Very professional.” – BETA READING SERVICE – Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance – 142K Word Novel
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating – “Fast- very fast return on 9 chapters. She follows a framework methodology that provides continuity of detail with a great series of milestones. Additionally, I was provided very interesting and appropriate research articles to support my writing. I would recommend Luculle Stols to those seeking feedback on content, character, and plot.” – BETA READING … Continue reading Paul – Author (USA)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating – “Very thorough and very professional. I will absolutely be using her again. Highly recommended.” – BETA READING SERVICE – Historical Fiction – 65K Word Novel
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating – “Very professional. Love the suggestions she gave. I’m implementing them into the project. I will work with her again.” – BETA READING SERVICE – Crime Fiction – Short Story