I provide developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting services for independent authors and nonfiction and fiction book publishers. Publishing houses I've worked with include AdventureKEEN, Columbia University Press, Apollo Publishers, and Simply Charly Books.
• Developed and managed the following interactive online humanities anthologies: Early World Literature, Modern World Literature, and Understanding Development
• Commissioned magazine feature-style commentaries, managed academic advisory board, and supervised acquisitions for Early World Literature reference
• Curated and acquired excerpts from diverse articles and publications, including New York Times-bestselling books, for inclusion in Understanding Development reference
• Acquired and edited contributions to Oxford’s flagship online reference titles: Oxford Islamic Studies Online, Oxford Biblical Studies Online, and the Oxford African American Studies Center, a collaboration with Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute
• Managed Oxford African American Studies Center homepage
• Created and commissioned bimonthly photo essays for Oxford African American Studies Center
focusing on black history and culture
• Evaluated agent-submitted nonfiction book proposals
• Worked directly under Collins imprint publisher to provide editorial support for the following nonfiction books: Bill Russell’s memoir Red and Me; CNN correspondent Suzanne Simons’s profile of Blackwater CEO Erik Prince, Master of War; Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’s The Hidden Life of Deer; and the Sarah Palin–inspired humor title Terminatrix
"A seasoned author and Hemingway scholar, Scott Donaldson brings this remarkable story to life with precision, lending keen new insight into Hemingway’s elusive character. A masterful work and a cracking good read.”—Valerie Hemingway, author of Running With the Bulls: My Years with the HemingwaysErnest Hemingway was not only one of the most important 20th-century American writers, but also a m... read more
Need to run a workshop? Your attendees are trusting you with their time and attention. What are you giving them in return?Most workshops don't work. They fail to deliver real results and they fail to keep the audience energetic and engaged. They're stressful to run and painful to attend.Designing and running a brilliant workshop is easier than you think. It's not about flashy showmanship or na... read more
Weddings scheduled around a college football team’s bye week. Children taken out of school on Fridays so their family can attend away games. Public officials who win or lose elections based on their college affiliation. Welcome to life in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the most fanatical family in college football, if not all of college sports. In the fall of 2014, self-professed Notre Dam... read more
When Pulp Fiction was released in theaters in 1994, it was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. The New York Times called it a “triumphant, cleverly disorienting journey,” and thirty-one-year-old Quentin Tarantino, with just three feature films to his name, became a sensation: the next great American director. Nearly twenty years later, those who proclaimed Pulp Fiction an instant classic have... read more
Paul Bacon, ex-Navy boxer and fun-loving, Jazz-Age fashion plate, moved to 1920s California for the endless sunshine, oranges, and bright, white beaches. But all he finds is loneliness and misery in the chilly, fog-choked canyons of San Francisco.One night, homesick and miserable, he meets, and falls for, Molly Carver, a mysterious beauty who lures him on a romantic weekend escapade across the... read more
North Carolina Adventure Weekends makes it easy for campers, hikers, cyclists, paddlers, and climbers to plan weekend after weekend of memorable outdoor trips. It’s written for both novice and experienced adventurers who enjoy―or aspire to enjoy―a variety of outdoor pursuits but don’t have time to spend hours researching the best destinations or can’t get away for a long trip. Most outdoors en... read more
Mt. Shasta is California s premier, stand-alone, 14,000-foot mountain— with the largest and longest glaciers in the state. Along with Washington s Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta is one of the two most prominent large mountains in the contiguous United States. Shasta is sought after by so many climbers and skiers nationwide because it offers such a wide variety of routes, especially moderate ones for ... read more
Award-winning fitness guru Dr. Len Kravitz distills the hottest celebrity workout, high-intensity interval training—HIIT—and reveals how both laymen and gym rats can conquer it themselves, no expensive personal trainer required. HIIT is the “do anywhere workout.” It uses your own bodyweight to burn fat and build muscle. It alternates short periods of intense, heart rate raising exercise with l... read more
Die amerikanische Filmindustrie ist im Umbruch - und keiner merkt es. Die Studios verkaufen den Traum vom Erfolg und verheimlichen, dass ein Drittel ihrer teuersten Produktionen Flops sind. Obwohl Hollywood den Weltmarkt beherrscht, stehen die meisten Studios kurz vor der Pleite. Filmstudios sind gigantische Bürokratien, die alles versuchen, um das Risiko klein zu halten. Aber gerade wenn sie ... read more
In THE WOLF AT THE DOOR, veteran California attorney and elder financial abuse writer Michael Hackard draws from forty years of legal experience to advise families, caregivers, and professionals who work with seniors what elder financial abuse is, how to identify it, and—most importantly—what to do if abuse is suspected. As the baby boomer generation rapidly ages into retirement, elder financi... read more
Scott has played over 500 concerts at hundreds of venues spanning almost two decades. From performing to the bar staff at strip mall dive bars, to a sold-out show with members of The Misfits and the Ramones, 33 Percent Rockstar: Music, Heartbreak and the Pursuit of Rock Stardom is about the love of music and life as a struggling musician. It is the true story of what happens when you give up e... read more
The statistics are eye-opening: A half-million new cases of Alzheimer's are diagnosed each year in the United States, and nearly 6 million Americans are currently living with the disease. Compounding this tragedy is the fact that every person with Alzheimer's or dementia is a potential victim of inheritance-related exploitation. The two scourges go hand in hand, each year leading to tens of th... read more
On March 2, 2018, Niyati Tamaskar heard the words that would forever change the course of her life: “All three sites have tested positive for cancer.” She was a thirty-four-year-old breastfeeding mother with a doting husband, fulfilling engineering job, and two children under four. How could this be happening to me? She wondered, shell shocked. Further complicating things, Niyati grew up in In... read more
So you get up every day at 7 a.m., slip into a traffic jam and get shouted at by your boss for ten hours. Maybe you dream of something bigger. Well, you might be delighted to know that there’s a country where people do all that for $1,200 a month.That place is the Czech Republic—birthplace of Donald Trump’s first wife, the words “robot” and “Budweiser,” and the very best methamphetamine in the... read more
In Searching for Oedipus, attorney Ken Glazer recounts his decades-long quest to answer the Riddle of Oedipus: why Oedipus Rex, after 2,500 years, still wields such enormous power. Along the way he slices through the scholarly debate, laying bare the many ways this ancient masterpiece still speaks to us today.
Veteran hospitality expert Dan Sachs interviews top business leaders to reveal how extraordinary customer service brings high profit, brand loyalty, and a vibrant workplace, and to share how you can implement their techniques in your own business. For more than twenty years, Dan Sachs has helped established and emerging businesses use hospitality practices to strengthen employee moral, custome... read more
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I'm a Los Angeles–based book editor, writing coach, publishing consultant, and ghost writer with over 20 years of experience
Proofreader and copy editor specialising in academic books in the humanities, social sciences, education, economics and business.