Welcome! I'm Crystal Stranaghan, the C.M. of Crystal Clear Solutions. I'm really excited to see you here.
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Tried to self publish myself by “following the prompts” as my instructor had advised after he told me my novel was ready for publication. The process soon became too complicated for me and at the advice of a writer’s group here in Nanaimo, I contacted Crystal. Crystal guided me through final editing, creating a cover, and listing with Amazon/Kindle. I am truly grateful for her guidance and continued assistance with questions I have, now two years later. I have sold over 1,000 copies and sales still going strong. Thank YOU Crystal for your patience and faith in me.Diane Bestwick, Author
Thanks to the ever-patient guidance of Crystal and her team my book is no longer languishing in a Word Document on my computer; instead it is now available for purchase by an international audience and is a finalist for the Inaugural Whistler Independent Book Award for fiction.Kath Curran, Author
Crystal Clear Solutions worked with us to create our first truly interactive online course. Crystal has a thoughtful approach and a keen eye for detail, both of which contributed to a fantastic final product. We are already working with her to create a second online course.Anita Wilks, College of Dental Surgeons of BC
The final product was nothing like I was imagining at the beginning of the project. It was much better. Crystal was able to turn a basic idea of an educational children’s book about fall prevention into an amazing product.Fabio Feldman, PhD
From our first telephone conversation, I trusted Crystal to see me through the “intimidating” process of self-publishing. She was recommended to me by another author and I’m glad I listened. Crystal’s expertise, friendly manner and accessibility made her a joy to work with, and her rates (thankfully) were reasonable. We got the job done in a timely way with an end result that made me proud! I would not hesitate to recommend Crystal’s services.Ramona McKean, Author
My novel would never have seen the light of day if it weren’t for Crystal’s exceptional guidance through the jungle of publishing. In her and CCS, I had a superbly professional support team that edited, commented, guided and motivated me every step of the way from scribbled notes to published author!Henk Muni, Author
Working with Crystal and the Crystal Clear Solutions team was an incredible learning experience. Crystal is so knowledgable and generous and put my mind at ease. I found some of the technical and business related areas of self-publishing overwhelming, but Crystal was there to guide me through, step-by-step until I had achieved my goals. Her expertise and assistance have been so valuable saving me time and unwanted stress. I will definitely use her again and highly recommend her.Kelly Charron, Author
It’s a complicated business, but Crystal of CSS takes the complicated out of it, streamlines every step of the indie publishing process and makes it all seem so simple. Stress vanishes and I can focus on the thrill of having my book published and available, and turn my mind to the next steps. No matter what, I know I can turn to Crystal for support. She knows her stuff.Mary Ann Clarke Scott, Author
Crystal Clear Solutions presented affordable, organized and viable print and print-on-demand options for publishing ‘Instruction Matters’ and delivered a final product that exceeded all our expectations. Crystal’s depth of knowledge for modern publishing processes and her ability to convey workable solutions transformed a complex project into a successful resource for educators. Crystal is a thoroughly informed, up-to-the-minute, well-organized professional and has been an outstanding contributor to our learning resource services.Victoria Miles, North Vancouver School District
Crystal is very easy to collaborate with, she is very talented and easy to bounce ideas off of. She is a pleasure to work with. I would absolutely recommend her. My website is clean, professional and very easy to navigate.Izabela Bzymek, Animator
Crystal was extremely helpful in building my website for Willow St. Massage Therapy. I wasn’t even sure about what it was I needed, so Crystal helped me figure it out. She made an overwhelming task almost fun! I can’t recommend Crystal as a project manager enough. She is results orientated and great at finding solutions. I’d call her a problem solver, but I don’t think she even sees problems, just situations that don’t have a solution yet!Sophie Joyce, RMT & Owner at Willow St. Massage Therapy
Our participants have had a very positive response to both the online modules and the in-person workshops. They report finding the online module easy to navigate and very well laid out. For the workshops, they are delighted with the course manual, finding it an essential resource to the course which is comprehensive and clearly laid out.Tanya Dunne, VCH Fall & Injury Prevention Program
After a couple of false starts, I was referred to Crystal. Working with her was a dream come true. Even though I’m a writer I couldn’t articulate very well what I was looking for – yet somehow she gleaned what I meant, and built the exact site I wanted – even though I didn’t know it was what I’d wanted till I’d seen it!Susin Nielsen, Author
I have worked with Crystal and her team at CCS for the past 6 years. Crystal’s encouraging attitude and experience in the publishing field have helped shaped my writing career. I have published 11 titles under the guidance of CCS. My projects have had the professional attention and polished look that has helped them stand out in the marketplace. One of the titles received an Independent Publishers honorable mention and another received a bronze medal in the Living Now Awards. I am so grateful to have CCS on my team.Emily Madill, Author
FINDING FRASER was my first attempt at self-publishing after 6 traditionally published novels, and Crystal and her team walked me through every step of the learning curve. I couldn’t have done it without the benefit of her experience and knowledge. She is a marvel. I cannot recommend her more highly.kc dyer, Author