Jennifer Tipton Cappoen
Founder of Paws and Claws Publishing, LLC., Illustrator and Designer

Lynn Bemer Coble
Editor, Writer, and Copy Editor

Lynn went to the University of Northern Iowa for her BA degrees in Elementary Education and Secondary French Education. She studied for a summer in France at the University of Angers and toured all chateaux in the Loire River Valley. She continued at UNI with all course work for a Masters degree in Elementary Education with a math emphasis. Lynn served in the 404th Signal Company in the U.S. Army Reserves as a switchboard operator.

She taught third grade at West Elementary School in Independence, Iowa. Then she worked at a federally funded teacher center: the AEA-VII Teacher Center. Lynn helped write newsletters, and wrote and created  learning-centers displays for teachers.

 In 1983, Lynn started at The Education Center, Inc., as Senior Editor of The Mailbox® magazineIntermediate. One month
later, she created Worksheet Magazine (now Teacher’s Helper® magazine). For ten years, Lynn was the only in-house copy editor on all magazines, products, learning centers, Centers Galore books, and more. She copyedited for the Richmond Hill Inn and Conference Center in Asheville, North Carolina. The 1889 mansion was restored and renovated by The Education Center’s cofounders: Dr. Albert J. and Margaret Michel.

 Lynn copyedited for Pace Communications on Pace magazine for Piedmont Airlines, Presidential Airways magazine, IGA Grocergram magazine, and Southern Bride (now Elegant Bride) magazine. She also copyedited William Mangum’s first coffee-table book called North Carolina—Behold the Beauty three times, his calendars, his newsletters, the program for the coffee-table book’s show at the Carolina Theatre, and 1/3 of his second coffee-table book Carolina Preserves. For the Center for Creative Leadership, Lynn copyedited Measures of Leadership and wrote the style manual for that book.

 After leaving The Education Center, Lynn worked at BizNexus, Inc., as a QA Tester of websites and as the customer-service contact for long-term clients. Then she became the Executive Personal Assistant for a person who ran fund-raising events and donated books about Poland in World War II to area schools and universities. Lynn spent eight years as an elementary substitute teacher in more than 35 Guilford County Public Schools.

 She works at the Kernersville Target® store. And she’s thrilled to once again be back in the publishing world. Lynn is proud to be working with Jennifer Tipton Cappoen’s company as the editor, writer, copy editor, promoter. marketer, fellow small-business entrepreneur, and cheerleader.


Scott Lyons
Editor, Writer, and Copy Editor

Scott studied for his BA in English at Grace College in Indiana. Afterward, he attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and earned an MA in English, specializing in writing and editing.

 He has worked in publishing, in one form or another, for over twenty years. Scott currently freelances from home. He is primarily a stay-at-home dad, beset by a great many children. He spends most of his time changing diapers, negotiating, and making macaroni and cheese. Sometimes he writes.


We’re a small, independent, privately owned publishing house. We publish books we believe in with our whole hearts. Books we want to publish and that we hope our readers will want to read. We have no hierarchical organization of men or women in suits to tell us what to do. We do what we believe is right. We have years of experience in all aspects of publishing, the drive to continue to grow Paws and Claws, and the desire to promote all of our books by all of our authors to sell as well as they possibly can in an ever-changing publishing landscape.

  

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