Our Staff

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Senior Editor – Dr. Carol Michaels – CEO of Absolute Author

Dr. Carol Michaels is the founder of Absolute Author and has more than two decades in the publishing industry. Her clients include numerous best-selling authors in a variety of genres. Having worked in a large publication firm, she started out in that company as a messenger and worked her way up to senior editor. She is happy to share her knowledge here on Absolute Author.

Principal Senior Editor – Dr. Melissa Caudle


Email: drmelcaudle@gmail.com

copy__2__of_mexico_missions_028Dr. Melissa Caudle is not only our Principal Senior Editor, but she is also an American author with more than a dozen publications. Early in her career, she became a special education high school teacher and after six years in the classroom, she was promoted to the role of principal. During that time she published numerous educational books and had a segment on the morning news. Once she retired at an early age of 41, she went into the television and film industry as a screenwriter, director, and producer. She also managed a television station. Her love to write drove her toward Dr. Carol Michaels, who at the time was her editor and publisher. Soon, Dr. Caudle worked alongside her mentor and become one of the best editors for the company. It was a no-brainer for Dr. Michaels to bring Dr. Caudle on Board with Absolute Author.


Copy and Line Editor – Kathy Rabb

IMG_4046[9830]One of our senior editing team members with Absolute Author is Kathy Rabb. She brings years of experience to our editing department having worked as a secretary for several school principals and as an administrative assistant for an investigative service. Her eagle eyes catch everything from grammatical errors to punctuation and sentence structure.


Graphic Designer – George Flanderson

George Flanderson is one of the best graphic designers when it comes to marketing and creating both the front and back jackets for your novel. He has won awards for his work and is considered one of the best in his field.