About Colin Dunbar

I’m based in South Africa, and married to a wonderful supportive woman (and my biggest critic).

I’ve worked in the technical writing field for more than 37 years, and I’m an indie author with 5 (#6 coming soon) self-published books to my name, and more to come. After following the regular career path, I started my own corporation and ran it for five years – then decided to sell it.

In 1990/91 I wrote the draft of my first book, Profile of the Technical Writing Profession which I tried publishing through the traditional route. According to the literary agent, there was no demand for this type of book in South Africa. I scrapped the idea to publish it.

Then in 2004, I self-published my book, Invest In Yourself, and in the same year I started a part-time online business, and self-published my book, Get What You Want (ebook sold from my website).

As my experience on the web grew, in 2007 I accepted a virtual contractor position with a Canadian-based company.

For the years 2007 to 2014, I offered an e-cover design service. And, also, from 2009 to 2014, I offered a book design service.

In 2011 I launched a self-publishing service website, but in 2014, due to time constraints I closed it to focus all my attention on my own writing.

I started the blogged book, Format Book In Word in 2013, and will be self-publishing the book later this year. This is the first in a series of four books.

Thanks for reading my ramblings.

Leave a legacy, write your book.

Colin Dunbar’s Books

How to Format Your Book in Word

You want to self-publish your book and you have Microsoft® Word. But you don’t have advanced experience with Word. You’re nervous as heck because you have no idea how to get your book to look professional; there are just so many things that you need to know… “I just can’t get the headers and footers… [Read More]

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