Quiet Reflections

Quiet Reflections of Peace, Quiet Reflections of Hope

Baker Publishing Group/Revell


Project Management, Editorial, Design (covers and interiors), Composition

Baker wanted a brand-new product—devotionals for women with a new feel. We worked with Baker to design “visual devotionals,” one for a woman to read in the morning (Quiet Reflections of Hope) and one for her to read in the evening before bed (Quiet Reflections of Peace).


The Livingstone team

  • Developed the books’ approach with Baker, determining a plan to provide devotionals that would help a woman get going into her day first thing in the morning, and then help her wind down before bed.
  • Located 120 verses for each book (verses focused on morning or evening respectively), and received approval for these verses from the editor at Baker.
  • Assigned the devotional writing to women in our freelance writer network. These writers delivered freshly-written devotionals. They were asked to write “visually” and tell us what they saw as they wrote. They then suggested photos that would go with their devotionals.
  • Managed the editorial process, including the editing and copyediting, before providing a final MS for Baker’s review.
  • Created cover designs for Baker’s advertising and catalogs.
  • Created interior designs allowing for best use of copy and photographs.
  • Researched appropriate photos to accompany each devotional—delivering two or three photos and working with Baker’s editorial and creative departments for final photo choices.
  • Provided typeset pages for Baker’s review, final proofread, and comments.
  • Ran quality control checks on all pages at every typesetting stage.
  • Developed front and back matter, including an introduction to the book and photo credit list in the back.
  • Prepared final, high-resolution PDFs.

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One Response to “Quiet Reflections”

  1. Jennifer Owens Says:

    Hello, i was wondering how does one manage to be a devotional writer for your series? Also, can you tell me more about how to find out about how to submit for book publishing?

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    Thanks, Jennifer Owens