About

Colin and Laura

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved elegantly-crafted writing and design. I believe that art is the most impactful when it simultaneously conveys a meaningful message and is a treat to experience from beginning to end. Like unwrapping a present, opening a book or website for the first time should be exciting, enlightening, and perhaps even a little challenging (if you wrap your presents like I do). By focusing my passion for creativity and precise craftsmanship into a polished, market-conscious package, I am ready to take your project or organizational mission to the next level.

After graduating from DePaul University, I began honing my developmental skills as an editor for intro-level college textbooks. In this role, I have overseen the development of nationally-adopted AAA titles, managed upwards of 10 concurrent projects, and built long-lasting relationships with clients. During this time, I have also managed the website and social media marketing arm of an internationally-circulated bimonthly magazine. Equally comfortable in fast-paced, project-oriented team environments and contemplative one-one-one brainstorming sessions, I fit neatly into nearly any organizational structure.

Today, I have more than seven years of experience in the publishing industry and more than a decade of experience in commercial website design. An avid tech junkie with an appetite for the latest and greatest, I am comfortable working within many modern software platforms. I am currently available for freelance website development, social media planning, digital/integrated marketing strategy consultation, graphic design, computer assembly/repair, and more.

I live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my wife Laura and our twin sons Miles and Elliott. When not glued to my desk, I enjoy weightlifting, playing and designing board games, homebrewing, and trying new local restaurants. Thanks for visiting my website!

Services

Editorial Services

Content Development

I am experienced in professional, error-free content creation across a number of digital and traditional media. My specialties include short- and long-form copywriting, textbook supplement development, and new media.

Website Development

Whether coded from scratch or built on a content management system, I can design and develop a site to fit your specific needs and aesthetics. I specialize in site copy writing, analytics, ease-of-use, SEO, multimedia, and more.

Graphic Design

Whether you need a new logo, background, business card, advertising piece, or infographic, I can work with you to create a graphic that grabs attention—and perfectly complements your brand while doing so!

Content Creation

Editorial Services

A keen editorial eye can take your title from an also-ran to a best seller. My editorial services include proofreading, copyediting, and deep developmental editing for textbooks and trade books of all subjects.

Marketing Strategy Consultation

Your digital and integrated marketing efforts will have the greatest impact if you can leverage the right channels to reach the right market segments for your brand. I helped write the book on marketing…literally.

Social Media Management

Social media can be an extremely powerful marketing tool—if used correctly. A comprehensive plan that leverages industry best practices and statistical data will provide the roadmap to maximize your social media marketing efforts.

Computer Assemby and Repair

Like a car, computers need regular maintenance to perform at maximum efficiency. I’ve built two dozen PCs from scratch and repaired hundreds more. Whether your PC needs a software tune-up, a clean wipe, or any type of hardware upgrade, I’m your guy.

And more!

My experience in the publishing industry has provided me with a skill set that extends beyond the web. Do you have a project you’ve always wanted to get off the ground, but weren’t sure quite how? Let’s talk about it!

Portfolio

As a member of the Fearless Factory, I had the good fortune to work with Colin Grover on a presentation for an important philanthropic pitch to Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio state government. We needed graphics and facts that would tell our story simply and memorably. Oh, and we needed them in short order. Colin engaged his capable team and under his masterful guidance developed a poster and booklet that were powerfully persuasive! His grasp of the concepts and delivery of key points, turned round so quickly, held my team in speechless appreciation. I can’t wait until our next project!
Jay R. McKeever, Director of Worldwide Marketing, Cincom Systems, Inc.
Colin Grover knows his stuff. And he knows how to make that stuff happen! When I first met him, I knew that my website had to go from A to Z, but without a techie background, I had no idea how to make my ideas a reality. Colin is very intuitive and listened to what I needed my website to accomplish. He was very responsive to my overall vision and he worked with me to put together a solid design. As work progressed, Colin kept in close communication with me, including making excellent suggestions along the way. The end result was absolutely fantastic – my website reflects perfectly (and more) my vision and I am absolutely thrilled with the page.
Simone Kuzma, Wanderlust:Wanderlearn
Colin regularly produced results that impressed authors, reviewers, and clients (both internal and external), and his polished, thoughtful, and pleasant email communication reflected well on himself and on B-books as a whole. Equally if not more important than the results Colin achieves is how he gets the work accomplished: with diligence, humor, and attention to detail. His understanding of when he needs to call in reinforcements is only matched by his flexibility and willingness to collaborate. Colin takes projects with ambiguous deliverables, impossible deadlines, and unrealistic requests in stride and delivers results that delight clients and help them meet their goals.
Jamie Bryant, B-books, Ltd.

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Colin Grover Freelance Development

6248 Rogers Park Place

Cincinnati, Ohio 45213

Phone: 312.218.8476