Hermes Creative is led by Jules Hermes, a creative catalyst and critical thinker with more than 20 years of experience providing individuals and organizations with the conceptual horsepower they need to make their mark in the world.
With skills and expertise spanning ghostwriting, copywriting, design and publishing, she has developed outstanding books, presentations, speeches, and websites for a wide range of clients across a broad spectrum of industries.
A published author and photographer passionate about documenting scenes of life, her first five books were part of The World’s Children series (Carolrhoda Books, Inc.) and focused on youth in India, Morocco, Bolivia, Guatemala, and the Islands of Micronesia. She has also interviewed, photographed, and contributed to a biography of the 14th Dalai Lama, and has confidentially ghostwritten books and executive bylines that have appeared in Inc. Magazine, TechCrunch, WIRED, Tech Target, Beverly Hills Magazine, San Fernando Sun, The CEO Magazine, Electronic Design, Women in Business and Industry, and World Pipeline Magazine, among others.
Among her work with numerous nonprofit groups, she served as director of communications and public relations for the American Refugee Committee from 1997-2001. Traveling to the war-torn countries of Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia, she developed strategic partnerships with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the International Olympic Committee, and John Hancock Financial, among others, to raise awareness of global refugee crises.
A graduate of UCLA with a degree in political science, Jules is an alumni mentor, a decades-long hospice volunteer, and past winner of the first—and only—UCLA Carol Burnett student Tarzan-calling contest.
HERMES HOUSE PRESS
In 2009 Hermes established Hermes House Press with the publication of PEACE. LOVE. PAWS: The Art of Being Kind, an inspiring collection of children’s art to support the work of the Atlanta Humane Society. Since then, Hermes House Press has released several titles such as: Borderland by Julie Dargis; Permanent Deadline (first edition) by Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Fritz; and Una Experiencia de Rehabilitacion Basada en la Comunidad (Community-based Rehabilitation in the Bolivian Amazon) by Teresa Glass Connaker, which the Bolivian government recently embraced as policy for reaching and providing services to people with disabilities.
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Marybeth Lorbiecki, M.A., is a highly sought-after writing workshop facilitator, public speaker, writing mentor, educator, and author of more than 30 books for adults and children—most of which are award winners. Her works have been widely published by companies large and small, including Penguin-Putnam, Simon and Schuster, Oxford University Press, Rizzoli Ex Libris, and Dawn Publications, among others.
As an author, she offers compelling, vibrant presentations to audiences of varied ages and backgrounds on a wide range of subjects including oceans in crisis and religious response; the conservationist Aldo Leopold and his land ethic; Laudato Si’: On Care of Our Common Home, Popes Francis and John Paul II on ecology; and on topics from her children’s books. As an experienced adjunct professor who spent years teaching advance writing, she has the ability to successfully guide adults through the memoire process and inspire young readers and writers.
Marybeth’s career history includes working as copy director in marketing and public relations, and serving for five years as a children’s substantive book editor with Lerner Publications, where she worked closely with authors, designers, and illustrators, editing hundreds of books and developing new series. In 2015, she joined Minnesota-based EMC Publishing as a developmental editor and marketing/acquisition specialist identifying strategic opportunities and markets for new projects, as well as proposing, developing, managing and editing both digital and physical books.
A passionate advocate for the oceans, Marybeth is the volunteer director of Interfaith Oceans (www.interfaithoceans.org), a nonprofit program that seeks to bridge the worlds of faith and science in ocean conservation. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Catherine University and a master’s degree in English with a concentration in writing from Mankato State University. Honored with an International Rotarian Award, she also spent a year of post-MA study in literature and philosophy at the University of Essex, Colchester, England.
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“I have had the pleasure of working with Jules over the past year. Jules is an excellent writer and skilled communicator. Her passion for knowledge and innovative thinking is contagious. She is intelligent, resourceful, creative and focused. She takes initiative, goes the extra mile and works over time to ensure that our projects receive the attention needed.” — Karen Gold., CARE USA
“Jules Hermes combines her superb talent, experience, knowledge, and broad outlook to support and help her clients grow and reach their vision, even if it’s not clear to them at the time. I hired Jules to guide me in the process of self-publishing my children’s book, “The Magical Mindful Day,” and to edit many of my marketing materials. She has been an invaluable guide and mentor since day one, and to this day I don’t know what I would do without her. I have great admiration for Jules, both as a writer and entrepreneur, and I feel deep gratitude for all the assistance I have received from her over the years. Jules is easy to work with and extremely reliable. I give her professional services my highest recommendation, without reservation.” — Deborah Salazar Shapiro, MSW, Author and Mindfulness Instructor
“Working with Hermes Creative was a terrific experience. We have had several websites and copy developed over the years with some successes and some failures. With Hermes we knew success was inevitable. The process was smooth and logical, with results wildly exceeding our expectations! I highly recommend Hermes Creative.” — Mercer Dye, Dye Aviation
“Jules Hermes has been a trusted partner of Beyond Fifteen Communications since 2014. She consistently puts forth extra effort and research to take things above and beyond my expectations, making everything from a press release to a CEO byline more relevant and enticing to readers – in strategic ways I’d never have thought. She quickly turns around assignments and works as a true partner by my side whenever I’m in a pinch and is able to work with multiple personalities and members of my team. The pieces she has written have secured publication in some of the top business and tech publications, as well as newspapers – making my clients shine in the media spotlight, all while she quietly churns out more as our favored ghostwriter.” — Leslie Licano, Co-founder, Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc.