Trade Publishing

Here are a few samples that we’ve worked on.

From simple text layout for a novel to the most complex formatting of non-fiction books, including intricate graphs and charts, we have done it all.

We can create a book for you from concept to the printed publication or any one stage in between from manuscript preparation to cover and text design, to formatting and print production.

Heidy Lawrance Associates have acted as our production coordinators for the past four years. They are, without doubt, one of the very best production groups I have worked with: they are reliable, cost-conscious, proactive, and always work to the highest standards of the book industry.
—Patrick Crean – Publisher and Editor Thomas Allen Publishers

It is always a great pleasure doing business with HLA . . . The professionalism of your organization is a ‘rare find’ nowadays.
—C. MacDiarmid, The Canadian Council of Rehabilitation and Work

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Educational Publishing

Here are a few samples that we’ve worked on.

We have extensive experience in creating all level student texts and ancillaries, both in English and French as well as math.

We can create a book for you from concept to the printed text or any one stage in between: corrections to manuscript • cover design • text design • formatting • print production

Eager, willing, creative, and deadline-oriented are four words that immediately come to mind when describing Heidy Lawrance Associates. Over the course of many years of collaboration, I know that I can count on HLA to get the job done in a timely fashion with beautiful results.
— Oxford University Press

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Self Publishing

Publish Your Own Book. You might be surprised!

On behalf of the Pastoral Council of St. Gregory’s Church, I would like to compliment you for the excellent job you did  in producing our book Fifty Years of Faith.

The final product has a quality look and feel  and has been very well received by the parishioners.

As well, I would like to thank you for working so hard to accommodate the last minute changes, and then deliver the book to us in time

Again, our sincere thanks.

— Allan Evans

Ok, they just arrived and I’ve now stopped dancing, OMG, they look fantastic, fan-freakin tastik! Can’t believe how much better they look when 8×10 and the gloss paper was a big surprise… and the colours… the book looks better than I pictured it would, thank you sooo much…”
— Tarquin Lougheide, publisher of PAN MAN, the Sweet Sound of Steel

Thank you for your patience, your support, and your expertise.
— T. Klein, author of Life Unwrapped

I am very pleased with the production of the book which was very capably handled by Heidy Lawrance at WEMAKEBOOKS.CA .  Heidy has been in the publishing business for many years with considerable experience in all aspects of publication.  She has a very competent team of people around her who are true professionals.  I highly recommend you contact her should you want to proceed with your book.
— John McDonald; author of Halton’s Heritage

“My book ended up winning the Award of Merit. …thank you for your support….  My book was nominated a few weeks back for this award at the 41st Annual Toronto Heritage
— Awards and Kilborn Lecture!”


You might be surprised to know that some of our most successful authors have published their own books! Or, as in the case of one very successful client, an entire series of books. The fact is, self publishing is a growing and highly regarded facet of the publishing industry. We can take your manuscript from words on the page through editing, design, layout, cover design, formatting and printing to finished product. We’ve done it hundreds of times. As book producers with publishing experience spanning 30 years, we take care of every detail so you don’t have to.

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Since 1988, Heidy Lawrance at WeMakeBooks has delivered top quality projects for publishers and authors alike.

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