Ariel is a ghostwriter, bestselling editor, and book coach. She spent 10 years working in traditional publishing, most of that time as an acquisitions editor. Several of the books she edited and published have achieved Amazon bestseller status and have been bestsellers for the publisher. Some of her more notable clients include supermodel Genevieve Morton, winner of the TED $1 Million Prize for Research Sugata Mitra, education researcher John Hattie, Home Improvement writer and producer Matt Williams, and NYT bestselling author Warren Berger.
Ariel specializes in memoir and self-help/personal growth. As an editor, she enjoys brainstorming and outlining new book ideas, bringing clarity and purpose to prose, and helping authors find resilience in their writing journey. Her favorite projects are those that tell a story of transformation—either the author’s transformation through an event or situation in their life, or the reader’s transformation in overcoming a problem. She loves working with authors who challenge the status quo and can shine light in the dark spaces of our world with powerful stories.
When she’s not working, you can find Ariel doing yoga, practicing Chopin on the piano, or reading with a cup of tea. Originally from California, she now lives in Chattanooga, TN, with her husband and a growing menagerie of pets.
"Ariel is one of the best editors I've worked with - smart, patient, thoughtful, with great attention to detail as well as a great marketing sense about the book we worked on. She was a strong guiding force throughout the entire publishing process." - Warren Berger, NY Times bestselling author of A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION
“Ariel has a unique gift. She can take your dreams and passions and coach you towards the reality of writing a quality piece of work." - Superintendent Mark Gotcher
Editing and ghostwriting are highly collaborative endeavors. I come to you as a thought partner and provide a high-touch, comprehensive experience, thinking about the management and development of your book from all angles. My current rates are listed below!
- Ghostwriting: $0.40/word
- Developmental Editing: $0.08/word
- Manuscript Review: $0.04/word
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As a book coach and editor, I help aspiring nonfiction authors take the seed of an idea and turn it into an incredible book!
I work with education thought leaders to support system- and school-wide change in schools, through the publication of empowering books that bridge the gap between research and practice.
Acquired titles in Educational Technology and General Methods; oversaw development of key manuscripts; project managed all EdTech titles and the Corwin Connected Educators Series in particular; strategic planning and branding for Corwin EdTech and General Methods; conducted market research in the EdTech market; additional programs as assigned (such as Quaglia School Voice); led project to improve internal professional development; managing editor of Corwin Connect.
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