Nic Albert

Nic Albert - Ghostwriter

San Francisco, CA, USA

Editorial ventriloquist. Skilled in the art of making you sound like you, but better.

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Overview

I'm a ghostwriter, developmental editor, and editorial jack-of-most-trades. Personally, I like music and travel and being a dad. Professionally, I like to help individuals and organizations put their best words forward. From business, to self help, to education, science for the masses, and more, I'm comfortable working in a wide range of non-fiction genres.

Me, myself, and I have developed high profile franchise titles for Pearson and Cengage, worked on academic and narrative non-fiction titles for UC Press, developed trade and professional titles published by Crown, Berrett-Koehler, Palgrave Macmillan, and Callisto Media, written for Weldon Owen and Popular Science, and am the first call editor for one of Wiley's (New York Times) best-selling authors. Outside of books, I've penned white papers, op-eds, articles, blog posts, and all manner of collateral for individual and organizational clients across industries.
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Humanities & Social Sciences
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Math & Science
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Humanities & Social Sciences
Psychology

Work experience

Ghostwriter and Developmental Editor

Self-employed
October, 2012 – Present (about 7 years)

Developmental editing and (ghost)writing. One stop editorial shop. Some kind authors have said these nice things:

“Nic Albert has been a great partner on every type of project we’ve done together. His editing, research, and writing skills are all first rate and he combines these with a collegial style that makes him a pleasure to collaborate with.”

-Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion 2.0 and Reading Reconsidered

“Nic was an incredible help to me as I edited and revised The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. His insights and suggestions were amazing!”

-John Perkins, author of The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

“Nic went above and beyond to get our book to its most engaging, compelling, and powerful form. The difference was dramatic! His mix of excellent editing skills, ability to hold the 'big picture' vision for how to maximize our book's impact, and ability to bridge coauthors' style and priorities is truly a gift. He was a great match for social justice oriented work for a general or academic audience. I would work with him again in a heartbeat!”

-Sarah Adler-Milstein, coauthor of Sewing Hope: How One Factory Challenges the Apparel Industry’s Sweatshops

“Nic is adept at understanding a manuscript’s key themes and following them throughout the book. He is a genius at blending the voices and styles of coauthors, even diplomatically helping resolve differences of opinion.”

-John Kline, coauthor of Sewing Hope: How One Factory Challenges the Apparel Industry’s Sweatshops

“Over the years I’ve worked with more than a dozen editors, and Nic’s work was the most thorough and thoughtful of them all.”

-James L. Heskett, coauthor of What Great Service Leaders Know and Do: Creating Breakthroughs in Service Firms

Portfolio (21 selected works)

Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College

Doug Lemov

One of the most influential teaching guides ever—updated! Teach Like a Champion 2.0 is a complete update to the international bestseller. This teaching guide is a must-have for new and experienced teachers alike. Over 700,000 teachers around the world already know how the techniques in this book turn educators into classroom champions. With ideas for everything from classroom management to ins... read more

One of the most influential teaching guides ever—updated! Teach Like a Champion 2.0 is a complete update to the international bestseller. This teaching guide is a must-have for new and experienced teachers alike. Over 700,000 teachers around the world already know how the techniques in this book turn educators into classroom champions. With ideas for everything from classroom management to ins... read more

The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success

Rich Karlgaard

What Does it Take to Get Ahead Now—And Stay There? High performance has always required shrewd strategy and superb execution. These factors remain critical, especially given today’s unprecedented business climate. But Rich Karlgaard—Forbes publisher, entrepreneur, investor, and board director—takes a surprising turn and argues that there is now a third element that’s required for competitive a... read more

What Does it Take to Get Ahead Now—And Stay There? High performance has always required shrewd strategy and superb execution. These factors remain critical, especially given today’s unprecedented business climate. But Rich Karlgaard—Forbes publisher, entrepreneur, investor, and board director—takes a surprising turn and argues that there is now a third element that’s required for competitive a... read more

Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement

Rich Karlgaard

A groundbreaking exploration of how finding one's way later in life can be an advantage to long-term achievement and happiness.“What Yogi Berra observed about a baseball game—it ain't over till it's over—is true about life, and [Late Bloomers] is the ultimate proof of this. . . . It’s a keeper.”—ForbesWe live in a society where kids and parents are obsessed with early achievement, from getting... read more

A groundbreaking exploration of how finding one's way later in life can be an advantage to long-term achievement and happiness.“What Yogi Berra observed about a baseball game—it ain't over till it's over—is true about life, and [Late Bloomers] is the ultimate proof of this. . . . It’s a keeper.”—ForbesWe live in a society where kids and parents are obsessed with early achievement, from getting... read more

Reading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction

Doug Lemov, Colleen Driggs, Erica Woolway

TEACH YOUR STUDENTS TO READ LIKE CHAMPIONS—WITH RIGOR, INDEPENDENCE, PRECISION, AND INSIGHT The world we are preparing our students to succeed in is one bound together by words and phrases. Our students learn their literature, history, math, science, or art via a firm foundation of strong reading skills. When we teach students to read with precision, rigor, and insight, we are truly handing ov... read more

TEACH YOUR STUDENTS TO READ LIKE CHAMPIONS—WITH RIGOR, INDEPENDENCE, PRECISION, AND INSIGHT The world we are preparing our students to succeed in is one bound together by words and phrases. Our students learn their literature, history, math, science, or art via a firm foundation of strong reading skills. When we teach students to read with precision, rigor, and insight, we are truly handing ov... read more

One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness

Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, Gillian Coutts

Researchers have found that the accelerated pace of modern office life is taking its toll on productivity, employee engagement, creativity and well-being. Faced with a relentless flood of information and distractions, our brains try to process everything at once increasing our stress, decreasing our effectiveness and negatively impacting our performance. Ironically, we have become too overwork... read more

Researchers have found that the accelerated pace of modern office life is taking its toll on productivity, employee engagement, creativity and well-being. Faced with a relentless flood of information and distractions, our brains try to process everything at once increasing our stress, decreasing our effectiveness and negatively impacting our performance. Ironically, we have become too overwork... read more

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

John Perkins

Shocking Bestseller: The original version of this astonishing tell-all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages. New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins’s classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, hom... read more

Shocking Bestseller: The original version of this astonishing tell-all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages. New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins’s classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, hom... read more

The Future Then: Fascinating Art & Predictions from 145 Years of Popular Science

The Editors of Popular Science

To commemorate the 145th anniversary of Popular Science, this gorgeous, full-color, fun, and lively collection of retro covers from the magazine’s archives explores all those far-flung inventions that never quite made it off the drawing board—from flying cars to personal jet packs—and tracks the evolution of those innovations that did. A lot has happened since 1872, the first year that Popular... read more

To commemorate the 145th anniversary of Popular Science, this gorgeous, full-color, fun, and lively collection of retro covers from the magazine’s archives explores all those far-flung inventions that never quite made it off the drawing board—from flying cars to personal jet packs—and tracks the evolution of those innovations that did. A lot has happened since 1872, the first year that Popular... read more

Eat That Frog! Action Workbook: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Brian Tracy

The workbook follows the same twenty-one-chapter format as the book. Each chapter includes four exercises with space to do the exercises on the pages. The workbook will also include a narrative character who is struggling with procrastination in her work and home lives and uses the recommendations from Eat That Frog! to improve her time management performance.

The workbook follows the same twenty-one-chapter format as the book. Each chapter includes four exercises with space to do the exercises on the pages. The workbook will also include a narrative character who is struggling with procrastination in her work and home lives and uses the recommendations from Eat That Frog! to improve her time management performance.

Sewing Hope: How One Factory Challenges the Apparel Industry's Sweatshops

Sarah Adler-Milstein, John M. Kline

Sewing Hope offers the first account of a bold challenge to apparel-industry sweatshops. The Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic is the anti-sweatshop. It boasts a living wage three times the legal minimum, high health and safety standards, and a legitimate union—all verified by an independent monitor. It is the only apparel factory in the global south to meet these criteria. The Alt... read more

Sewing Hope offers the first account of a bold challenge to apparel-industry sweatshops. The Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic is the anti-sweatshop. It boasts a living wage three times the legal minimum, high health and safety standards, and a legitimate union—all verified by an independent monitor. It is the only apparel factory in the global south to meet these criteria. The Alt... read more

Outsmart Waste: The Modern Idea of Garbage and How to Think Our Way Out of It

Tom Szaky

Ever-expanding landfills, ocean gyres filled with floating plastic mush, endangered wildlife. Our garbage has become a massive and exponentially growing problem in modern society. Eco-entrepreneur Tom Szaky explores why this crisis exists and explains how can we solve it by eliminating the very idea of garbage. To outsmart waste, he says, we first have to understand it, then change how we crea... read more

Ever-expanding landfills, ocean gyres filled with floating plastic mush, endangered wildlife. Our garbage has become a massive and exponentially growing problem in modern society. Eco-entrepreneur Tom Szaky explores why this crisis exists and explains how can we solve it by eliminating the very idea of garbage. To outsmart waste, he says, we first have to understand it, then change how we crea... read more

Popular Science The Science of Sleep

Popular Science - 2017-1-20 SIP

Why do we dream? Can taking a nap improve your memory? And why did we evolve to rise with the sun and doze off with the moon? We sleep every night, but it’s still very mysterious—scientists aren’t even 100 percent sure why we sleep. In this illuminating read, learn:How modern life is affecting our sleep patternsHow the deep-sleep cycle (REM) evolvedWhat lucid dreaming is all about

Why do we dream? Can taking a nap improve your memory? And why did we evolve to rise with the sun and doze off with the moon? We sleep every night, but it’s still very mysterious—scientists aren’t even 100 percent sure why we sleep. In this illuminating read, learn:How modern life is affecting our sleep patternsHow the deep-sleep cycle (REM) evolvedWhat lucid dreaming is all about

Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxiety

Seth J. Gillihan PhD

Learn to be Your Own Therapist in 7 WeeksGetting through depression and anxiety requires changing the way you think. Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks does just that. Offering a simple and practical plan that anyone can follow, this interactive workbook teaches you cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)―an extremely effective approach to managing anxiety and depression.Th... read more

Learn to be Your Own Therapist in 7 WeeksGetting through depression and anxiety requires changing the way you think. Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks does just that. Offering a simple and practical plan that anyone can follow, this interactive workbook teaches you cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)―an extremely effective approach to managing anxiety and depression.Th... read more

This is Not the End: Conversations on Borderline Personality Disorder

"I fight because it’s not over. It doesn't end here."In this unique collection, individuals of all ages and stages share their experiences with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Within these pages, you'll find an honest portrait of what it's like to live with BPD, from the perspective of people with BPD and their loved ones—spouses, siblings, and parents, as well as mental health professi... read more

"I fight because it’s not over. It doesn't end here."In this unique collection, individuals of all ages and stages share their experiences with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Within these pages, you'll find an honest portrait of what it's like to live with BPD, from the perspective of people with BPD and their loved ones—spouses, siblings, and parents, as well as mental health professi... read more

Unmasking Narcissism: A Guide to Understanding the Narcissist in Your Life

Mark Ettensohn Psy.D.

Whether the narcissist in your life is a boss, coworker, relative, or romantic partner, the exercises and advice in Unmasking Narcissism will help you set healthy boundaries and make sense of this complex and often painful issue. In this groundbreaking guide from clinical psychologist Mark Ettensohn, PsyD., you will gain insight into narcissistic behaviors, symptoms, and relationship dynamics.... read more

Whether the narcissist in your life is a boss, coworker, relative, or romantic partner, the exercises and advice in Unmasking Narcissism will help you set healthy boundaries and make sense of this complex and often painful issue. In this groundbreaking guide from clinical psychologist Mark Ettensohn, PsyD., you will gain insight into narcissistic behaviors, symptoms, and relationship dynamics.... read more

The Big Book of Maker Skills (Popular Science): Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects

Chris Hackett

Makers, get ready. This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to plugged-in fun with power tools, from cutting-edge electronics play to 3-D printing wizardry. Join Chris Hackett, Popular Science intrepid DIY columnist and star of the Science Channel’s Stuck with Hackett , on a rummage through the to... read more

Makers, get ready. This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to plugged-in fun with power tools, from cutting-edge electronics play to 3-D printing wizardry. Join Chris Hackett, Popular Science intrepid DIY columnist and star of the Science Channel’s Stuck with Hackett , on a rummage through the to... read more

Anxiety Handbook: The 7-Step Plan to Understand, Manage, and Overcome Anxiety

Calistoga Press

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Self Help Anxiety is one of the number one mental health conditions affecting American adults, and one that many people suffer through alone. Anxiety, stress, and overwhelming negative emotions can get in the way of a fulfilling and rewarding life. But this shouldn't have to be the case. The Anxiety Handbook is your guide to confronting and working through your anxiety,... read more

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Self Help Anxiety is one of the number one mental health conditions affecting American adults, and one that many people suffer through alone. Anxiety, stress, and overwhelming negative emotions can get in the way of a fulfilling and rewarding life. But this shouldn't have to be the case. The Anxiety Handbook is your guide to confronting and working through your anxiety,... read more

A Mindful Year: 365 Ways to Find Connection and the Sacred in Everyday Life

Aria Campbell-Danesh, Seth J. Gillihan PhD

From two experts on the psychology of behavior change comes A Mindful Year, the first book of its kind to join the age-old wisdom of mindfulness with cognitive behavioral science the best-tested set of practices for alleviating stress and anxiety.At a time when there have never been more ways to connect with one another, it has also never been easier to lose track of the people and passions we... read more

From two experts on the psychology of behavior change comes A Mindful Year, the first book of its kind to join the age-old wisdom of mindfulness with cognitive behavioral science the best-tested set of practices for alleviating stress and anxiety.At a time when there have never been more ways to connect with one another, it has also never been easier to lose track of the people and passions we... read more

Building a Successful Social Venture: A Guide for Social Entrepreneurs

Eric Carlson, James Koch

This is the first book on creating and running a social enterprise to combine theoretical discussions with current cases from around the world, filling a huge gap in the literature. It serves as an eminently practical blueprint for those who wish to build, sustain, and grow social ventures.Building a Successful Social Venture draws on Eric Carlson's and James Koch's pioneering work with the Gl... read more

This is the first book on creating and running a social enterprise to combine theoretical discussions with current cases from around the world, filling a huge gap in the literature. It serves as an eminently practical blueprint for those who wish to build, sustain, and grow social ventures.Building a Successful Social Venture draws on Eric Carlson's and James Koch's pioneering work with the Gl... read more

Chakra Healing: A Beginner's Guide to Self-Healing Techniques that Balance the Chakras

Margarita Alcantara

Discover the ancient knowledge of chakra healing and restore balance to your mind, body, and spirit.Within all living beings are powerful centers of energy called chakras. Each chakra holds the potential for immense healing and restoration. However, learning how to harness the chakra system’s amazing power can be challenging when so much of the information available is dense and academic or su... read more

Discover the ancient knowledge of chakra healing and restore balance to your mind, body, and spirit.Within all living beings are powerful centers of energy called chakras. Each chakra holds the potential for immense healing and restoration. However, learning how to harness the chakra system’s amazing power can be challenging when so much of the information available is dense and academic or su... read more

The Modern Enneagram: Discover Who You Are and Who You Can Be

Kacie Berghoef, Melanie Bell

"The Modern Enneagram provides a concise, clear, and accurate introduction to the Enneagram. A wide range of knowledge and personal examples and illustrations make learning the Enneagram an easy and enjoyable process.”―Russ Hudson, co-author of The Wisdom of the EnneagramFaced with the complexities of daily life, many people find themselves interested in cultivating a deeper sense of self-awar... read more

"The Modern Enneagram provides a concise, clear, and accurate introduction to the Enneagram. A wide range of knowledge and personal examples and illustrations make learning the Enneagram an easy and enjoyable process.”―Russ Hudson, co-author of The Wisdom of the EnneagramFaced with the complexities of daily life, many people find themselves interested in cultivating a deeper sense of self-awar... read more

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