“Debbie Seeger did a fantastic job editing my first book, Music Theory for the Bass Player. Published in 2015—and still a frequent Amazon bestseller in the Bass Guitar Songbooks category—I hit the jackpot with Debbie as my editor. I highly appreciated her exceptional clarity of language, improving my writing through skillful pruning and effective explanation where needed. Her edits read as if she were going through the exercises in my book with bass in hand, experiencing it from the student’s perspective. I believe her editing work not only fostered excellent language but, most importantly, logic and understanding. She is detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and gets straight to the point (which is appreciated by a busy musician and author!) Debbie also has a zany sense of humor. I highly recommend her as an instructional music book editor and consultant.”

—Ariane Cap (Music Author, Educator, and Performer)


“Debbie Seeger had always performed first-class work and conducted herself with the highest standards of professionalism and integrity during her tenure at Hal Leonard. I was happy to have benefitted from her involvement in several of my book projects over the years, as the results were always top notch. She will be an asset to any endeavor she pursues.”

—Troy Stetina (Virtuoso Guitarist, Best-Selling Guitar Method Author, Music Educator)


“I had the opportunity to work with Debbie Seeger when she handled editorial production duties for my Pierre Bensusan Guitar Collection book, which contains more than 240 pages of informative text, guitar tablature, and full-color artwork. I was very pleased to collaborate with her as part of my book production team. She paid meticulous attention to detail, offered suggestions, and spotted music notation and text translation errors. The result was a unique and beautiful book, thanks to her experience, expertise, skills, and generous nature during each phase of the editorial production process. I hope to work with her again.”

—Pierre Bensusan (Musician, Composer, Educator, Producer, DADGAD Team)


“I had the pleasure of working with Debbie Seeger for many years at Hal Leonard. She edited and procured photo rights for many of my books and her skills and professionalism were second to none. In addition, her patience and creativity made her easy to work with while always maintaining productivity. Debbie’s experience and vast knowledge guarantees her success at all levels of writing, editing, publishing and beyond”.  

—Dave Rubin (Author, Blues & Classic Rock Historian, Educator)

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“I had the pleasure of working with Debbie on three of my drum method books. Beyond her acute attention to detail and valuable insights, her warm demeanor and willingness to go above and beyond made the whole process quite enjoyable — which is saying a lot when trying to finalize a publication! I hope to work with her again in the future.” 

—Jeff Bowders (Drummer, Author, Musicians Institute Instructor)



“Centerstream Publishing has been partnered with Hal Leonard since 1984. During that time, we have had several editors assist with our projects by obtaining UPC codes, assigning product inventory numbers, submitting book specifications for print quotes, performing final proof procedures, and sending our book files to print. Debbie Seeger was the best of them all. She is helpful and very easy to work with: Debbie had even saved me time and money by routing minor final proof corrections to Hal Leonard’s Creative Services team so I wouldn’t need to contact my freelance production designers to have them done. Debbie Seeger has the core skills for any job, and I enjoyed my time working with her!”

—Ron Middlebrook (Owner, Centerstream Publishing)

“I had the pleasure of working with Debbie, both in-house at Hal Leonard and as a freelance author and editor, for more than 15 years. She was personable and a cherished colleague, demonstrating a passion for her craft and producing quality work in a timely manner. I’d be delighted if our professional paths were to cross again.”

—Chad Johnson (Musician, Author, Online Content Specialist)

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“I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Debbie for 20 years on more than 200 books and projects particularly for Hal Leonard but including other professional clients as well. She has a very wide range of experience in many areas, and I’ve found her to be very professional in her manner, as well as friendly, good-humored, and creative. Debbie is very meticulous and a fabulous editor and project manager. I daresay many projects would not have progressed as expeditiously and impeccably without her attention to detail and organizational expertise. I think she would be an outstanding asset to any company or individual that hires her.”

—Charylu Roberts (Owner, O.Ruby Productions)


“Debbie Seeger and I worked together for many years as Production Editors at Hal Leonard LLC. Debbie is diligent, hardworking, prideful, and enthusiastic about her work. She was able to handle multiple projects and meet important deadlines.  She will bring those same productive skills to any future endeavor.”

—Denis Kavemeier (Musician and Composer, BMI)


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