Here at Tala Editorial, our mission is to help self-publishing authors seamlessly navigate the publishing process from start to finish, turning rough draft manuscripts into high-quality novels.
We want each and every client to feel fully supported and stress-free throughout their publishing journey - and overwhelmed with joy at their finished product!
We are a group of friends who realized we share a few things in common:
We love to write
We love to read
We passionately believe every story deserves to be preserved & published
We also passionately believe every author should keep their Creative Control (and revenue!)
It simply made sense to team up and create Tala Editorial for every indie author who has wanted to self-publish at the same high-quality level as traditional publishing without sacrificing their voice, their dreams, their sales profits, or their sanity!
Founder & Developmental Editor
In 2004 Nikki became the youngest-ever editor/journalist in her high school's newspaper staff, and simultaneously studied remotely with the Institute of Children's Literature (back when "learning remotely" meant typing up packets of homework, tucking it into an envelope, and waiting for postal delivery to bring back the teacher's comments and new homework!).
She was published in the city newspaper, authored a sold-out theatrical production, and earned state-wide accolades and recognition for her involvement in the creative arts...all by the age of 18.
2007 was the year she discovered her dreams of becoming an archaeologist meant more about learning and preserving stories rather than just studying objects. Of course, she still studied archaeology (who wouldn't?) but she wanted to know more about the cultures that created, the people who preserved their histories through stories, and most of all: how these stories were crafted.
Today, Nikki helps new writers and aspiring authors not only perfect their drafts via traditional editing, but truly understand how storytelling can be an incredible vehicle for sharing language, culture, and history. Even the most original, mind-bending science fiction has roots in reality, and utilizing these principles strengthens the overall message being communicated.
Tara Cho has ten years of experience writing and editing. She has a BA in English and Writing and is a former editor for Scholastic, Inc. She taught for twelve years in New York City and loves encouraging writers and helping them unleash their unique stories into the world with confidence.
As a writer herself, she can empathize with the artist's struggle to disengage from their work to critique it honestly. She knows firsthand the value of a fresh set of eyes helping to chisel away rock that obscures the finished masterpiece. She is ready to be a cheerleader for you and help you find your unique voice.
You can find her published work on Her View from Home and in the print magazine Calla Press. Tara has a blog on WordPress titled Prayers from the Whale Belly. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Ray, and son, Caleb.
Kristy Lynae Moore
Kristy Lynae Moore is a published author whose debut novel, Trouvaille, inspired the launch of Tala Editorial. With a passion for creating books for the wanderlusting soul, her dream is to take readers on adventures and inspire them to embark on their own personal journeys.
As her novel was being published, Kristy fell in love with the typesetting process and how a book’s typography influences the reader’s experience. With Nikki’s encouragement, Kristy dove head-first into this specific area of publishing and has since completed numerous projects.
With her portfolio steadily growing, Kristy is eager to take authors' stories and transform them into beautiful works of art with customized fonts and embellishments which reflect the author’s personality and their story.
When she isn’t writing, typesetting, or planning her next adventure abroad, Kristy spends her time in Monterey Bay, California, paddleboarding in the ocean, horseback riding with her daughter, or exploring Big Sur with her husband.
Benjamin Richard is a historical and literary fiction writer, photographer, graphic designer, film maker, painter, and musician, or as he likes to be called, simply Creative.
He has structured his life around three virtues which he feels brings him immense contentment and growth: spirituality, creativity, and simple living. He documents his journey and opens up on his successes and failures in his journey on his YouTube Channel @benjaminbe.
When Benjamin is not engaged in one of his creative endeavors, he can often be found in nature, hiking, biking, walking, and exploring, or being a full time single fur-parent to his dog and cat, Kiki and Marietta (respectively).