Barbara Curialle

Barbara Curialle - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Freelance editor living, working, playing piano, and running in the New York City area.

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Overview

I have many years' experience as an in-house and freelance developmental editor, line editor, and copy editor for major educational and scholarly publishers. My goal in editing is to preserve each author's individual voice while fine-tuning consistency and overall structure for a clear outline and articulate final product that will engage readers.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Music
Philosophy
Politics & Current Affairs
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Fiction
Historical Fiction

Work experience

Supplements Editor, then Developmental Editor

Worth Publishers
March, 1990 – February, 1996 (almost 6 years)

Developmental Editor: Hired and supervised reviewers of "Listen" (3rd brief ed.) by Joseph Kerman; other duties included hiring music manuscript copyists; supervising music recording selections; hiring authors of student and instructor manuals and test bank.

Supplements Editor: Hired and supervised freelance writers and editors of supplements packages (including sound recordings) for college-level textbooks in music, U.S. history, and psychology: student and instructor manuals and test banks. Coordinated with parent-text editors to ensure consistency and quality from manuscripts to bound books.

Before 1990:

Cambridge University Press: Project Editor, "Interchange" series of textbooks and supplements in business English for ESL-speakers; supervised complex layouts of instructors' and student manuals, recordings, and illustrations from manuscripts to bound books.

Random House–McGraw-Hill: Project Editor: Supervised copy editing and production from manuscript to bound books; coordinated with design and production departments. Projects included college-level textbooks in TV news gathering, film, humanities, and social sciences.

Earlier positions:

Macmillan School Division: Chief Project Editor for middle-school (grades 7 and 8) music textbooks and instructor manuals; heavy editing of text, illustrations (photos and rendered art) and musical examples (written and recorded); and checking all proof stages. Also worked to clear permissions for non-public-domain music.

Macmillan Children's Trade Books: Copy editor of children's books from picture books to YA novels. Either copy edited or hired and supervised freelance copy editors. Also edited illustrations, both photos and rendered art and checked all proof stages.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

I Sang the Unsingable: My Life in Twentieth-century Music

Bethany Beardslee, Minna Zallman Proctor

American soprano Bethany Beardslee rose to prominence in the postwar years, when the modernist sensibilities of European artists and thinkers were flooding American shores and challenging classical music audiences. With her light lyric voice, her musical intuition, and her fearless dedication to new music, Beardslee became the go-to girl for twelve-tone music in New York City. She was the firs... read more

American soprano Bethany Beardslee rose to prominence in the postwar years, when the modernist sensibilities of European artists and thinkers were flooding American shores and challenging classical music audiences. With her light lyric voice, her musical intuition, and her fearless dedication to new music, Beardslee became the go-to girl for twelve-tone music in New York City. She was the firs... read more

Educating Liberty: Democracy and Aristocracy in J.S. Mill's Political Thought

Chris Barker

Alexis de Tocqueville famously identified the problem of democracy as the "tyranny of the majority," when the rule of the majority oppresses or marginalizes minorities and individuals. John Stuart Mill, perhaps more than any other liberal thinker, attempted to find a solution to this problem. In this study of Mill's political theory, Chris Barker shows how Mill's civic education transforms an ... read more

Alexis de Tocqueville famously identified the problem of democracy as the "tyranny of the majority," when the rule of the majority oppresses or marginalizes minorities and individuals. John Stuart Mill, perhaps more than any other liberal thinker, attempted to find a solution to this problem. In this study of Mill's political theory, Chris Barker shows how Mill's civic education transforms an ... read more

European Perspectives on John Updike (European Studies in North American Literature and Culture)

From the publication in 1958 of his first book, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures, the American writer John Updike attracted an international readership. His books have been translated into twenty-three languages. He had a strong following in the United Kingdom, where his books were routinely reviewed in all the leading national newspapers. In Germany, France, Italy, and other count... read more

From the publication in 1958 of his first book, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures, the American writer John Updike attracted an international readership. His books have been translated into twenty-three languages. He had a strong following in the United Kingdom, where his books were routinely reviewed in all the leading national newspapers. In Germany, France, Italy, and other count... read more

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

John W. Dower

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II. Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracin... read more

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II. Drawing on a vast range of Japanese sources and illustrated with dozens of astonishing documentary photographs, Embracin... read more

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Dale A. Olsen, Daniel E. Sheehy

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Ruth M. Stone

Explores key themes in African music that have emerged in recent years-a subject usually neglected in country-by-country coverageemphasizes the contexts of musical performance-unlike studies that offer static interpretations isolated from other performing traditions presents the fresh insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of diverse national origins-African, Asian, Europea... read more

Explores key themes in African music that have emerged in recent years-a subject usually neglected in country-by-country coverageemphasizes the contexts of musical performance-unlike studies that offer static interpretations isolated from other performing traditions presents the fresh insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of diverse national origins-African, Asian, Europea... read more

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Robert C. Provine, Yosihiko Tokumaru, J. Lawrence Witzleben

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Alison Arnold

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Terry E. Miller, Sean Williams

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Norton Guide to Teaching Music Theory

The ultimate resource for music theory teachers and pedagogy classes Featuring twenty-three essays by outstanding teacher-scholars on topics ranging from Schenkerian theory to gender, The Norton Guide to Teaching Music Theory covers every facet of music theory pedagogy. The volume serves as a reference for theory teachers and a text for pedagogy classes.

The ultimate resource for music theory teachers and pedagogy classes Featuring twenty-three essays by outstanding teacher-scholars on topics ranging from Schenkerian theory to gender, The Norton Guide to Teaching Music Theory covers every facet of music theory pedagogy. The volume serves as a reference for theory teachers and a text for pedagogy classes.

Ragtime: Its History, Composers, and Music

Essays on ragtime music cover rhythm, instruction, novelty songs, influence on early country music, and the works of Scott Joplin, James Scott, and James P. Johnson

Essays on ragtime music cover rhythm, instruction, novelty songs, influence on early country music, and the works of Scott Joplin, James Scott, and James P. Johnson

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