WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Eric. D. Oberer
Civil Litigator & Trial Lawyer
Author, One Hundred Guilty Persons
I had written what I thought could be a publishable book but I didn’t know what to do with it. I stumbled across Tatia Gordon-Troy on LinkedIn; she had been a connection of mine for nearly five years. When I reached out to her and her publishing company, Ramses House Publishing, I didn’t get my hopes up. But after talking with her, I got the impression that she could help me produce something I would be proud of. I went from having this obscure document to seeing myself as a published author in a matter of minutes.
Working with Tatia Gordon-Troy on my book has been an amazing experience. In looking back, I firmly believe I could not have chosen a better publisher. Tatia is not only a skilled writer and editor, she is an attorney; so she understood the content and could see how to present it in the best way. That made this experience even better.
After my wife saw the edits, changes, suggestions, additions, and improvements Tatia had made to my manuscript, she said that while hiring a publisher is expensive, Tatia was worth every penny; the monies could not have been better spent. I was incredibly impressed with all the work that was done.
It is amazing how much time and effort goes into getting a manuscript into a format ready to publish. In fact, I could not believe all that goes into getting a book ready to publish—it is a lot of work. I thought I had written a great piece. But after Tatia got finished with it, there were changes made that I would never have even considered. Her work is remarkable.
Owner and Managing Attorney
M.L. Clardy-Davis LLC
I never thought of myself as a writer. But when I had the opportunity to publish a recent piece on mental health, I almost turned it down. I reached out to Ms. Tatia Gordon-Troy and asked if she would be interested in working with me on this project. She agreed and with her skill and expertise as a professional editor, I knew that I would be in good hands. I was 100% correct.
After turning in my draft, Ms. Gordon-Troy worked her magic. What was special about her work is that she managed to maintain the essence of who I was in my writing and find ways to make it more impactful, clean, and transformative. The final product was not only timely, accepted, and published, but it gave me the confidence that I could deliver value through my writing.
If you are looking for an editor that captures the best pieces of you through your words, I would encourage you to work with Tatia Gordon-Troy.
Operations Director, International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association
(Memento Mori magazine)
A hallmark of association work is that you wear many hats. When our magazine editor told me she would be retiring in six months I panicked. I knew no amount of reshuffling duties would do justice to the publication our members had come to rely on. We had to find someone who understood the goals of our magazine, who could get up to speed quickly on our profession and breathe new life into a magazine that was showing its age.
That’s when our printing company introduced us to Tatia Gordon-Troy, Esq., founder and CEO of Ramses House Publishing.
From our first meeting I could tell she got it. I had already reviewed her work, so I knew she was technically up to the task, but it was her enthusiasm and sense of purpose that struck me.
She listened when we talked about our members. She asked questions. Lots of questions. The kind you ask when you are genuinely interested in learning more. That’s when I knew we found the right fit. Our magazine is an extension of our members, and our members live every day in service to others – listening to their stories, offering understanding, guidance and professionalism. You see, our association represents the deathcare profession, and the importance of people and connections is paramount.
The time was right for us to break away from our predictable, and dare I say, traditional magazine. We wanted to give our members a new experience. We wanted to entice them to open the cover, and then hold their attention to the last page with poignant stories, actionable advice, and purposeful images.
Almost a year into the life of our reimagined association magazine, it continues to surprise with relatable content in a reader-friendly design that we are proud to mail to our membership each month.
Tatia and her creative team have given us a redesign that has elevated our magazine. Rebranded with a new look and new name, the goal of our publication is clear: to inspire our members to innovate, motivate them to never be satisfied with the status quo, and clarify the importance of their chosen profession. And we feel it delivers on all points. Hats off to you, Tatia, and her team of creative designers.
The magazine has never looked this great. The issues are fabulous, seriously, awesome! I hear from folks about the magazine and they love the new look and the layout.
Rick Platter, Marketing Manager, ICCFA
I settled in and read it cover to cover ... great new look.
Susan Mena, Executive Director
Georgia Cemetery Association
Wow, another gorgeous layout! Thanks so much, Tatia. You make our stuff look 10 times better.
Rick Gershman, Vice President, Messaging & Content
Ring Ring Marketing
Your layouts do a tremendous job of telling the story. Thank you so much.
It's always a pleasure to read your magazine.
Marketing Director, AMIGA Lawyers
Tatia is the publicist we recommend and have worked with. She is a wordsmith and has the unique ability to create flow and harmony for a book from drafts and outlines. Not to mention, she doubles as a marketer and can assist in creating a promotional plan for the book once it is published. We have loved working with Tatia!
Director, Communications, School Administrators Assn. of New York State
We had a basement full of unsold books - then we found Tatia and Ramses House Publishing. Tatia brought us into the modern era of book publishing – our books are now selling on Amazon and sales have never been better. Her service and expertise have been invaluable to our association.
Author, Be the CEO of Your Law Firm: Gain Control, Turn a Profit, and Reclaim Your Life
Ever since I was a young girl, I wanted to be a writer; and ever since then, I have dreamed of writing my acknowledgments page. That is why it is appropriate that I first thank Tatia Gordon-Troy, who took my words and brought them to life. You made this all possible. Thank you for understanding my vision and my voice. This book is infinitely better thanks to your talent.
Author, The Physician Immigration Handbook, coauthor, The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook
It is with pleasure that I recommend the services of Tatia Gordon-Troy of RAMSES HOUSE Publishing LLC. I’ve known Tatia for several years and when she moved from an in-house publishing position with the American Immigration Lawyers Association to establish her own company, I was enthusiastic about the opportunity to continue working with her in her new role. I’ve written chapters for AILA books over the years and remembered Tatia’s professionalism and solid reputation in our national organization.
I am an immigration lawyer who has been practicing in my field since 1990. I am the author of several books, including titles published by Thomson Reuters, the American Bar Association, LexisNexis, and the
Society for Human Resource Management. However, a few years back, I saw the changes happening in the publishing industry and realized that an author could much more easily harness resources previously unaffordable and only available through large publishing operations. So for my book, The Physician Immigration Handbook, I decided to publish on my own. I wanted more control over the look and feel of the book, the pricing, the marketing strategy, and wanted to retain more of the earnings of the book
instead of just royalty payments.
I knew Tatia had the talent and skillset to help me with this venture so I was happy she was available to accept me as a client. And I can say without hesitancy that it was a great stroke of luck that Tatia’s career move coincided with my publishing timeline. That project has been a great success; and when it came time to deciding to work with her on two follow-up projects – the second edition of my physician immigration book and a new title on employer immigration compliance – I didn’t think twice about
hiring her again. She was able to assist from the earliest part of the writing process all the way through publishing and then post-publishing marketing and promotion, which allowed me to focus on the part most of interest to me – writing.
There are many reasons why the experience was so positive. First and foremost, Tatia’s years of experience in publishing meant that she knew every aspect of what it would take to get the book from my word processor to final publication and into the hands of a broad market. At the earliest stages, she was incredibly helpful in the drafting stage and was able to edit the content to be more reader-friendly. She was then able to move the text from a plain word processing format into a very professional format
that was exactly what we were looking for without our even having to enunciate this to Tatia. Tatia went out and found a designer who produced a gorgeous book cover for us at a very reasonable price. And she handled all of the details of working with the printers to get the book produced at an affordable price and exactly to our specifications. She also produced the book in various ebook formats and set the book up for marketing on the major online retailers.
This book was my fifth; and between the various editions of my other four books, I’ve gone through the process of working with publishers dozens of times. I can genuinely say that this book was the best publishing experience I’ve ever had and I believe that the book itself is the best product I’ve seen in the 23 years since my first book was published. Tatia’s attention to detail and her years of experience made this project a big success.
A number of years ago, I was the chair of the ABA’s Law Practice Management Book Publishing program so had the experience of being a publisher and not just an author. Between my work as an author and
that experience as a publisher, I came to appreciate just how complex the book publishing process is and how many ways there are to mess it up. Tatia made it all look easy and she’s someone I don’t hesitate to recommend whenever I have the chance.
Bruce E. Buchanan
Coauthor, The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook: A Guide to Employment Verification and Compliance
Writing a book is a tough task, but just as tough is getting the book ready for publication, publishing the book, and promoting the book. Tatia has been magnificent in all of these areas. I don’t think Greg and I would have gotten our book, The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, published without Tatia. Additionally, Tatia made sure we were doing our part in putting the finishing touches on the book. I wholeheartedly endorse Tatia.
Mary E. Kramer
Author, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: Representing Foreign-Born Defendants in Criminal Court, Seventh Edition (AILA)
This edition, like the last one, is edited by writer extraordinaire and attorney Tatia Gordon-Troy. What would I do without Tatia? She is patient, dedicated, meticulous, and caring. She is the ultimate professional. I’m fortunate to have her by my side and this book is as much Tatia’s as mine. Over the past 10 years, Tatia has edited four editions of my criminal-immigration law book. Because she is a lawyer, Tatia understands legal writing, and the complicated schedule of a practicing attorney. She is skilled not only in editing, but steering a writer through the complicated and often stressful world of publishing—including formatting, indexing, and printing. Tatia is the definition of a professional, working nights and weekends to complete a project timely and keep pace with her writer. She also is a perfectionist. She makes the writer look good every time. I highly encourage attorneys, professional writers, and authors—anyone who values quality—to look for Tatia for any project, large or small. I know that I will continue to seek her professional expertise for my memoranda, briefs, articles, and books.
John "Jack" L. Pinnix, immigration attorney, Allen & Pinnix PA; writer; former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Tatia Gordon-Troy for over 10 years. She is a skilled writer and brilliant editor.
Richard Boswell, associate dean for Global Programs and professor of law, Univ. of Calif., Hastings; author of Essentials of Immigration Law (AILA)
I worked for many years with Tatia at AILA. She was a creative manager and publisher and played an important part in getting AILA Publications to where it is today. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Bob Pauw, immigration attorney, Gibbs, Houston, Pauw; author of Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court (AILA)
Tatia is great to work with, an excellent editor.
David Leopold, immigration attorney, Leopold & Associates; national writer; former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association
In a word, [Tatia]is amazing. Among AILA’s core missions is the improvement of the practice of immigration law. The AILA Publications Department is the cornerstone of this effort. For years, Tatia was instrumental in raising the quality of AILA's publications and more than doubling the number of books comprising AILA’s publications offerings. With Tatia at the helm of AILA’s publishing program, AILA has offered some of the best, most respected professional guidance and detailed, practical advice for use in a complicated field of law practice. Our members have come to rely on AILA’s excellent publications, which are the gold standard in the industry. As an outstanding editor and project manager, Tatia has earned praise from many authors for her tireless efforts in producing books they could be proud of. During her tenure as director, AILA's presence and position in the immigration publishing arena were strengthened, making it the go-to resource for immigration law references. Tatia also managed to take a struggling CD research product and, amid much criticism, transformed it to a million-dollar revenue-generating online database. Her innovative ideas, attention to detail, and skills in getting the job done would benefit any company or association. She’s also a wonderful person and an absolute pleasure to work with.