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Our mission is to help you showcase your ideas, content, message, or cause to the world by providing quality publishing and editorial support. Develop the "story" behind your ideas. Enhance and clarify your thinking. Communicate with gravity and depth. Distill complex topics for a broad or specialized audience. Create compelling work that resonates with readers. Smart, creative content starts with writing that not only informs but dazzles.

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What We Do

Inform, inspire, and motivate.

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” ― Muriel Rukeyser

Night Owls Press Books

We're a small, independent press that publishes nonfiction books that challenge and re-imagine prevailing conventions about business, work, and life. We turn big ideas into great books and transform changemakers into authors. Our books have been featured or mentioned in Stanford Social Innovation Review, Publishing Perspectives, The Bookcast, Small Business Labs, BizEd Magazine,, Texas CEO Magazine, Yahoo! Small Business, Small Business Digest, Venture Beat, GigaOM, The Next Web, Fast Company, Business Insider, CNN Money, The Globe and Mail, The Financial Times, Shareable, Deskmag, SocialEarth, FreelanceSwitch, and North Bay Bohemian, among others. Our professional team of skilled editors, book lovers, and author advocates is based in Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA.

Along with developing our nonfiction imprint, we also provide a wide range of stand-alone editorial services for small businesses and organizations and individual clients around the world. By showcasing your ideas, content, or message in the best way, our editorial support can be an essential part of your business or organization.

Work With Us

Publish your book with Night Owls Press.

We're actively looking for new authors, voices, and collaborators for Night Owls Press books. To explore your publishing options, review our partner-publishing program to see if we're the right fit for you and your book. Then, fill out the Author Partner Registration form to submit a preliminary book proposal. If we like it, we'll ask you for a more detailed proposal and get the conversation going. Note: We are no longer accepting submissions to our Night Owls Press imprint at this time.

Request a review copy or ARC.

We're happy to send review copies or ARCs of our titles to book reviewers or journalists. Please contact us and indicate in your message the following information: the title of the book, your name, address, e-mail address, website/blog, applicable social media links, and the publication(s) or website(s) for which you are a reviewer.

Hire us for your next editorial project.

To learn more about our editing and writing services, look over our editorial services. Download and complete the Editorial Project Brief to initiate a discussion.

Questions or comments? We want to hear from you.

To get in touch, use our Contact Us form. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Our Story

Night Owls Press was hatched, er, started during a series of conversations over a trip through Central and South America that we— Genevieve DeGuzman and Andrew Tang— shared in late 2010. Taking stock of our long careers in business and economics, and wanting a break from the grind, we decided to team up and start a company that would provide stellar editorial services for small businesses and organizations. Helping others hone their voice and prose and fostering real inquiry and reflection— seemed just like the tonic. Today, we're focused on expanding our catalog and developing our partner-publishing model.

Having traveled and worked all over the world, we're constantly inspired by the entrepreneurial drive, inventiveness, and creativity that characterizes so many small businesses, startups, nonprofits, think tanks, educators, and thought leaders we've been fortunate enough to meet. Our goal is to provide a thoughtful platform for this vibrant community here and around the world through intelligent, educational, and inspiring books.

The Team

Genevieve DeGuzman

Genevieve DeGuzman, Co-founder and Managing Editor

Genevieve is passionate about small businesses and nonprofits. Before escaping the cubicle and uncomfortable shoes and starting Night Owls Press, she worked in a variety of fields in the U.S. and overseas: corporate (Bloomberg LP), nonprofit/NGO (Innovations for Poverty Action and several NGOs in Asia), and international economic development (United Nations, Asian Development Bank). Through it all, Genevieve has nurtured a healthy obsession with the art and craft of communicating and illuminating complex ideas, whether in a working paper, report, article, or book. Genevieve is a published author and seasoned editor and has contributed to a wide range of papers, books, and reports, writing extensively on issues related to improving the business environment and sparking economic growth. She holds undergraduate ('01) and graduate ('07) degrees from Columbia University and is a member of the Bay Area Editors' Forum.

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Andrew Tang

Andrew Tang, Co-Founder, Production Editor, and Business Guru

Andrew has worked on a number of media start-ups and digital ventures. Previously, Andrew worked as a Portfolio Manager for Mellon Capital Management, Barclays Global Investors, Oregon State Treasury, Tenneco Gas, and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas. A globe trekker, Andrew has visited every single continent except Antarctica and has lived in Argentina, England, Malaysia, and Mexico. He is an avid hiker and runner, completing over a hundred marathons around the world. He holds a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester [UK], has an MBA from Rice University ('86), and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Saga Briggs

Saga Briggs, Associate Book Editor

A native of the Oregon Coast, Saga has made a point of mining the literary arts community wherever she has gone, seeking meaningful and varied ways to contribute her services. Before joining Night Owls Press, she built her editing career at Tin House Magazine, Tin House Books, Dancing Moon Press, the Oberlin Review, and a number of small start-up companies. Saga has taught and tutored writing at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, and has researched and written extensively about the roles of memory and attention in the writing process. She currently writes for InformED - Open Colleges. She prefers to view writing as a social action— not simply a means of communication— and hopes to exercise this belief through her work with Night Owls Press. She earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College ('11) and lives in Portland, OR.

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J. Adam Collins

J. Adam Collins, Associate Book Editor

Adam is a new edition to the publishing field as a recent graduate of Portland State University's Master of Writing and Book Publishing program. He relocated to Portland, OR in 2010 after studying literature and creative writing at Marshall University in his home state of West Virginia. In Portland, he worked at Relium Media as a researcher and publishing consultant and on several book projects with Ooligan Press. Adam performs at spoken word events around the city, including the Stone Soup Reading Series, Caffeinated Art, Ink Noise Review, and the Portland Poetry Slam. His first chapbook, How to Construct a Body, was self-published in the Spring of 2013.


Karen Hannah, Associate Book Editor

Karen has been working in the education and editorial field for years, teaching poetry, literature, and ESL, as well as privately tutoring. She has also lived and worked in South Korea as a curriculum editor and currently freelances in San Francisco. Karen is also a published poet and the founder of Zumbar Press, an indie press that publishes letterpress broadsides and “broadbooks,” and takes on other wild letterpress projects, such as specially-designed wine labels. She is currently working with Californian renegade artisan winemakers at Winemaker Studios to design letterpress labels for select wines. Karen is passionate about helping entrepreneurs develop unique approaches to break into the field of their dreams, even if it’s combining poetry with printing and printing with wine.

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Natalie Nicolson, Book Publicist

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Natalie graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Literature. She works in San Rafael, CA as a publicity manager for Insight Editions. Prior to this, she was the associate publicist for Avalon Travel and Seal Press, and interned for Berrett-Koehler Publishers and Publishers Group West. She is also on the planning committee of the Young to Publishing Bay Area chapter, a group that strives to give junior level employees a chance to build a community outside of their own publishing houses.

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