I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman.—Carl Sandburg

Welcome to Compass Rose Horizons.
We offer expert proofreading, editing, book design, eBook formatting, and transcription services.

Meet Our Senior Staff

Joanne Asala, Senior Editor

Joanne Asala, Senior Editor

Joanne, a Chicago native, is an accomplished author and editor with more than 20 years of experience in book, magazine, educational, and business publishing. Skilled in both print and on-line editing, Joanne holds a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Iowa and is certified in tech writing and editing. She handles the majority of the editing at Compass Rose Horizons, but if there is a particular project that she feels is better suited for another editor, she will work with you to find the right one. Joanne currently divides her time between Chicago, Illinois, and Phoenix, Arizona.

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Robert “Ted” Calhoun, Webmaster

Robert “Ted” Calhoun, Webmaster and Tech Consultant

Born in Ohio, Ted was raised in Missouri and Kansas and earned a dual major in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Kansas. He is an experienced software developer and an Oracle® Certified Internet Applications Developer, with extensive knowledge of Java programming. Additionally, he has supervised and mentored development teams overseas. Ted is the president of Compass Rose Technologies, Inc., a full-service software development, custom programming, and Web design company based in the Chicago area. When not behind the computer, he can often be found tinkering with one of his VW Vans. He and Joanne share their home with a dog and four cats.

Job Opportunites at Compass Rose Horizons

At this time, we are not hiring additional freelance proofreaders, editors, or transcriptionists.

Our staff may be reached at editor@compassrose.com.

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