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Agent 001: Maureen Forys (she/her)
Codename: Madame RayGun
Master of: Book design, automation, and production
Licensed to: Turn a piece of text into a book, ebook, or XML faster, cleaner and tighter than any superpower has the right to expect
Can boast: That she infiltrated the world of book production and made it her own

Agent 001 has over 25 years of experience working in book publishing and graphic design, specializing in long document publishing, book design, and production automation. As the director of Happenstance Type-O-Rama, she is a respected and often called upon expert in her field. Agent 001 is a leader in the development and use of macros, transformation scenarios, and scripting to automate book production.

In addition to countless hours of professional training and research, Agent 001 holds a B.A. in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Redlands. She is a founding board member of Bay Area Women in Publishing and over the past number of years has been training in art of bookmaking at the San Francisco Center for the Book.