Cathy has a pretty good reputation so it definitely won't hurt.
If you're on the learning curve you might want to also check out the video, From Camera to Print, by Michael Reichmann and Jeff Schewe at the L-L store here.
I have it already and am reviewing it. I spent the afternoon looking at the Adobe video mentioned and changed some settings in photoshop as well as soft proofed a photo.
The bottom line is that I now own an Epson 3800 and am attempting to print on papers other than glossy and matte. I stricty use Premier papers but I thought to try the Ilford gold fibre silk which was so highly recommended here.
I have probably wasted about five sheets of it so far, that's why I went to Cathy to see if she could help.
The problem seems to be in the shadows on the Ilford paper.
However I did make two excellent black and white prints which led me to believe that it was a paper more suited to black and white prints.
I will await Cathy's profile.
I will do more soft proofing now,
but in the end, a big why oh why does Lightroom not offer a soft proofing module??
A serious fly in the ointment imo.
Perhaps the new 2.0 will? Does anyone know??