Allan Graubard

Allan Graubard – Editor

Expert editor and publishing consultant across the sciences and humanities, with over 30 years experience -- numerous award winning titles.

Overview

I'm an expert editor/publisher across the sciences and humanities. I love working with authors to clarify their intentions for books and articles (print and digital), and enhance their writing for defined and broad audiences.

Creating a unique book or article requires sensitive and honest collaboration; values that have fed my success over three decades in the professional, research, higher education, and trade markets.

An author as well, I understand what it takes to write, and how best to reach and satisfy readers.

I look forward to working with you.


Services
Non-Fiction
Art Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Geography History Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Music Photography
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Book of the Year PROSE, Association of American Publishers: multiple books
  • Book of the Year, American Journal of Nursing; multiple books

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2020 — Present

Expert editorial services (developmental and language) for book and article-length content for the academic, scholarly, researcher, practitioner, and trade markets. I bring 30+ years of publishing expertise to enhance your project for target markets.

As consultant, I can also facilitate the publication of your manuscript at traditional and nontraditional publishing houses.

Dover Publications

Aug, 2019 — Apr, 2020 (8 months)

I acquire, develop, and edit books in the physical sciences, mathematics, history, economics, art, and literature for trade academic, scholarly, and professional markets.

Self-employed

Jun, 2017 — Jul, 2019 (about 2 years)

Expert editorial services (developmental and language) for book and article-length content for the academic, scholarly, researcher, practitioner, and trade markets.

As consultant, I can also facilitate the publication of your manuscript at traditional and nontraditional publishing houses.

Oxford University Press

Oct, 2012 — May, 2017 (over 4 years)

At OUP I developed, curated, and edited major new web-based reference projects in the Earth, Space, Biological and Health sciences, quite broadly conceived and inclusive of allied social science and humanities disciplines.

Springer Publishing

Jun, 2007 — Oct, 2012 (over 5 years)

Acquired, developed, and edited books in nursing education, research, practice and policy -- for professionals at all career levels, educators and students (baccalaurate to graduate/ post-graduate), and allied disciplines.

American Geophysical Union

Jul, 1999 — Jun, 2007 (almost 8 years)

Directed, curated, and edited leading monographs and special publications in the Earth and Space Sciences for scientists, researchers, and graduate-level readers.

Kensington Publishing

Apr, 1997 — Jul, 1999 (about 2 years)

Acquired, developed, and edited trade health titles for the lay market.

National League for Nursing

Oct, 1987 — Apr, 1997 (over 9 years)

Directed NLN Press; acquired, edited, and produced expansive book lists in nursing education, research, and practice for all levels of educators, students, researchers, and practitioners. NLN is one of two accrediting bodies for higher education in nursing the United States.

Portfolio

Language of Birds

Graubard, Allan

Lawrence D. Butch Morris (1947–2013) was an American jazz cornetist, composer and conductor, internationally considered one of the great musical innovators of our times. His interests in ensemble music―from avant-garde jazz to contemporary classical―crystalliz... read more
Through a comprehensive collection of articles, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication explores the origin and evolution of our understanding of climate change as it is presented in communication and media. Taking a multifaceted approach, the ... read more
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of theSpecial Publications Series.Today nearly half of the Earth's peoples live in cities, andprojected trends indicate a rise to five billion city dwellers bythe year 2025. All cities become increasingly cou... read more
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series.This book, beautifully illustrated with dozens of extraordinary photographs, not only tells the history of the expeditions to explore the Columbia Glacier, but also shows ho... read more
Angela Barron McBride has a long and renowned history in nursing leadership and education. This book, which focuses on developing nurse leaders, carries on in the tradition of her previous successes, including The Growth and Development of Mothers, recognized ... read more
Praise for the First Edition:“There is a plethora of policy books on the market, but none illustrate the steps in the policy process better than this one. The high caliber editors and contributors, all of whom have been involved in policy work, bring years of ... read more
...[A] superb textbook based on the expertise of multiple contributors from the field... The editors accomplished a difficult task in developing this well-written, comprehensive psychiatricñmental health nursing text. It is an excellent resource for both the ... read more
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of theSpecial Publications Series.Hurricane research implicates something more than science. It isthe key to saving lives and mitigating economic damage. From theGalveston catastrophe of 1900, where more than... read more
Surrealism in North America has a fractured history, with several arcs of continuity. Here is the story of one collective that evolves in five cities through various groups over four decades. Volume I charts its course from 1971 through 1985. Volume II continu... read more
Awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education category This is the first book to provide an in-depth exploration of strengths-based nursing care. It includes personal stories from practicing nurses an... read more
Roma Amor

Allan Graubard

Poetry. "Always in Allan Graubard's work there is the dreamer dreaming that he is dreamed by the dreamer, eyes wide open, seeing, yes, but also stripping through the layers that make up our existence, here and now, dark and luminous, dreamt and waking. Graubar... read more
Surrealism in North America has a fractured history, with several arcs of continuity. Here is the story of one collective that evolves in five cities through various groups over four decades. Poets, artists, dance theater and theatre creators, photographers, c... read more
And, tell, tulip, the summer charts a journey over several years and continents amidst the turmoil and conflict that mark our time. Episodic, combustive, lyrical and urbane, its poems and stories capture and captivate the world we know and wish to know. From t... read more
2010 PROSE Award Winner for Nursing & Allied Health Sciences! 2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Public Interest and Creative Works! The accounts are vivid, colorful, descriptive, intense, and often horrific and give cross-sectional views of life in the... read more
The rise of American geography as a distinctive science in the United States straddles the 19th and 20th centuries, extending from the post-Civil war period to 1970. American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographic Science is the first book to thoroughly ... read more

Allan has 11 reviews

Professionalism

Quality

Value

Responsiveness

Donna S.

Donna S.

Jan, 2024

Allen's work on my manuscript contributed significantly to the overall quality of the material, improving focus, flow, and general readability/appeal. After careful consideration, I used 90% of his suggested changes. Due to never having worked with an independent editor in this way before, my complete ignorance of the editing process made much of our work together left me frustrated, as I had a...
Read more
Samuel M.

Samuel M.

Oct, 2023

I am a first time author and worked with Allan for developmental editing. He took my ugly duckling draft and enabled me to turn it into a respectable prince of a manuscript. His edits and comments were consistently clear and on-target. He provided feedback on both macro and micro levels. He helped me to identify and focus on my audience. He responded to all of my inquires in a very timely ...
Read more
Allan G.
Working with Sam was a pleasure. His book is certainly publishable by a noted university/academic or similar press. When neurology and music interact, the results are ever revealing.
Michael W.

Michael W.

Sep, 2023

Allen provided clear and helpful development and copy editing to clinical practice guidelines that have been under development for the past three years. He was responsive, timely, and very easy to work with. I am grateful for his contribution to this project.
Allan G.
I enjoyed working with Judith and in preparing these exemplary guidelines for the treatment of Autism for publication.
Barbara S.

Barbara S.

Apr, 2023

Great and easy to work with
Allan G.
Working with Barbara has been a pleasure. Her book will offer new hope to those suffering from the disease she writes about.
sean W.

sean W.

Nov, 2022

Has good expertise.

Sign up to read more reviews

Create a free Reedsy account to connect with Allan and thousands of other publishing professionals on Reedsy.

Professionals similar to Allan

Get a range of offers by requesting quotes from multiple professionals.

Maria Lewytzkyj-Milligan

Maria L.

I've completed 50+ projects in current events, leadership, thrillers/susp./mystery, YA, historical-fi, sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary ....

Sebastopol, CA, United States

100% reply rate

View profile
Catherine Dunk

Catherine D.

20+ years editing, proofreading and indexing; some specialities include self-help, biography and history. Contact me for a polished result.

Sydney NSW, Australia

100% reply rate

View profile
Amanda Rodgers

Amanda R.

Indexer and proofreader with several years of experience, with special interest in theology, music, and cookbooks.

Newmarket, ON, Canada

100% reply rate

View profile