I have experience in qualitative and quantitative social research, education, creating written materials (both fiction and non-fiction), medical imaging (both X-ray and Nuclear Medicine), the military, web design, and some programming experience. I am also a frequent presenter and panelist at both literary and academic conventions, and professionally format ebooks in both ePub and Kindle formats as well as print layout.
I am also a small publisher as Alliteration Ink, and I am a member of several professional industry organizations.
Wright State University• June 2009
Wright State University • March 2011
Naval School Of Health Sciences • August 1999
Fort Knox Non-Commissioned Officers Academy • March 2011
Army Academy of Health Sciences • June 1995
Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton OH • 2002 - Present
Alliteration Ink, Dayton OH • 2011 - Present
Context Convention, Fanaco Inc, Columbus OH • 2013 - 2014
Department of Sociology, Wright State University • 2011 - 2012
U.S. Army, Fort Leonard Wood • 2000 - 2002
U.S. Army, Fort Leonard Wood, MO • 2000 - 2002
Nuclear Medicine Department, U.S. Army, Fort Leonard Wood • 2000 - 2002
Fifteen years of nuclear medicine experience in civilian and military environments. Create instructional materials for medical, technical, and literary settings. Present original research at conferences. Facilitate formal and informal instruction in one-on-one, small group, and classroom settings. Conduct social and behavioral research in academic and professional settings using qualitative and quantitative methods. Maintain and develop a high level of computer competency to facilitate teaching and learning opportunities.
At Miami Valley Hospital I was responsibile for several aspects of quality control, creating staff workflows, creating and altering programs, improving patient flow, and personnel training. I even did research to back up our facility's decision to stop performing combined gastric emptying studies.
Here are a series of uncompiled Aladdin™ scripts to work with the Xeleris Molecular Imaging System™ and other files for a nuclear medicine clinic.Nuclear Medicine, Educator
I have been converting eBooks by hand since 2011. My clients have included first-time independent authors, established bestselling authors publishing their backlists, and agencies in the United States government. I can provide quality eBook conversion for you into Kindle and ePub standards by hand, ensuring that your book will be clear and pleasing to people on all devices.Publishing Services
Selected Conference panels
As Alliteration Ink, I have published a number of anthologies, collections, and novels. It is a sole proprietorship; there is no alliteration in the name, nor was the business originally built around paper and ink.
Alliteration Ink is a small/micro press with a focus on anthologies and collections. Pursued by Bears is an imprint Steven uses on the rare occasion when he publishes his own work.Branding, Illustration
My experience is varied and largely self-taught, starting with modding BBSes in C in 1995 and continuing through to the work I put out today. This experience means that I usually don't know it's impossible to do something until after I've already figured out a way to do it.
Some of the projects I'm happiest with are:
Steven Saus has been where you are. He's gone through the steps and has a genuine interest in teaching others to avoid the pitfalls of beginners everywhere. His input can be firm, yet fair. He'll tell you what you need to hear.Patrick Tomlinson, author of The Children of A Dead Earth series
When I ventured into my first e-book conversion, I dreaded the learning curve. So I was delighted when I found that Steven Saus could handle it for me for a reasonable fee. He was prompt and professional and delivered a trouble-free e-book conversion. I am grateful.Alma Alexander, author of Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax
I found Steven Saus on Wikipedia, under "E-book conversion" services. Call it good intuition or damn good luck but Steven replied swiftly to my request and offered the most equitable quote. He answered my novice technical questions with astute professionalism and in simple, easy to grasp terms. His turn-over time was superb and his eye for detail was excellent. I could not have found a better conversion consultant and someone who was genuinely interested in making my book look and feel as close to the real book as possible. Best of all, he was friendly, prompt, and a pleasure to work with. Steven has my highest recommendation!Wendy-O Matik (author), Oakland, CA
Steve's critiques are always timely and insightful, and cover the range of both grammatical and style elements. In other words, he'll tell you if your t's are crossed and i's are dotted, but he'll also tell you if some aspect of your writing needs improvement, if the perspective shifts are warranted, if the story is too choppy, etc. His critiques are not for the faint of heart, however; Steve is honest and unafraid to point out flaws. Of course, that's what you should want from a critique if you're trying to improve your writing!Sarah Hans, editor of Steampunk World and Sidekicks
As an author lacking knowledge in converting rich media content into an epub arrangement; I needed to find an expert. Through a great deal of internet searching, I found Steven Saus. Steven did more than his required obligation. He dispatched visual epub and pdf examples engaging straightforward views. He conveyed to me the logic for which my book was not adaptable as an eBook since it is one written in epistolary and rich in pictures. Steven could have taken my money, and delivered an end result that didn't look very "pretty," but he doesn't roll that way. His honesty speaks highly of a person with character, and I would endorse his expertise to anyone. Thank you for the education.Renee Wendinger, author of Extra! Extra! The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York
Whether it is about creating the perfect eBook, advising on publishing, doing nuclear medicine, teaching a class, or speaking at a conference, I can help you. Contact me with any of the ways below.