Board Game Rulebooks

I provide one-stop technical writing, editing, and layout services for tabletop game rulebooks. My blended background in writing, layout production, and game design gives me the skills to map out how a rulebook will look and feel from start to finish.

We often call out bad rulebooks for games, but this one is SO clear, it tells you EXACTLY what to do.... One of the best rulebooks I've ever seen.

Tom Vasel, Dice Tower review of Tammany Hall 2020 edition

Selected Work

I am always blown away by not only how professional and thorough Jeff is, but how creative and resourceful he is when he tackles rules – just the best!

Peter Vaughan, Cardboard Alchemy (Flamecraft)

The rules just made so much more sense after Jeff edited them. Jeff has a way of finding the most concise phrase, while still capturing every angle of each rule. Highly recommend.

Jay Cormier, Off the Page Games (Mind MGMT)

My Services

I offer the following services, either as a package or individually:

  • Technical Writing/Editing: Working with the designer to write or revise your rulebook and written components, improving clarity, organization, and writing style
  • Game Development: Playtesting and suggesting changes to your rules to improve playability
  • Rulebook Layout: Professional print layout in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, including graphics and diagrams
  • Example Design: Creating step-by-step visual examples to help readers see how your game actually works
  • Player Aids: Designing and writing visual aids to help players learn and remember key information

Need a Rulebook?

As a full-time freelance professional, I have flexible availability and can work around your production schedule. I work remotely from Ottawa, but you can catch me at most major US board game conventions. 

To request an estimate for your project, view layout samples, or just say hi, use the contact form below or reach out to me on Facebook.

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