Barney Latimer

Barney Latimer - Editor

New York, NY, USA

An editor of literary scholarship, memoirs, poetry, fiction, and children's books, helping authors find and develop their unique voices.

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Overview

I edit novels (adult and young adult), memoirs, academic monographs, poetry, and literary anthologies, as well as bank documents, screenplays, and advertising pitches and treatments. I am passionately committed to helping my clients find and develop their unique voices and capture their readers' imagination with vivid, clear language. I am currently a senior editor at the Modern Language Association of America, where I edit and help oversee production of PMLA, the premier academic journal of literary scholarship.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children's - Non-fiction
Political Science & Current Affairs
Fiction
Picture Books

Certifications

  • BA
  • MA

Awards

  • Frederick Mortimer Clapp Fellowship (poetry)

Work experience

Senior Editor

Modern Language Association of America
March, 2005 – Present (over 15 years)

I edit articles by literary scholars for the association's academic journal, PMLA, and I oversee aspects of its production. I also train new editors and proofreaders and write blog posts about editing for our online Style Center.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Falling: A Daughter, a Father, and a Journey Back

Elisha Cooper

Elisha Cooper spends his morn­ings creating children’s books and his afternoons playing with his two daughters. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoë’s midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes. Surgery, sleepless nights, months of treatment, a drumbeat of worry. Even as the family moves to New York and Zoë starts kindergarten, they must navigate ... read more

Elisha Cooper spends his morn­ings creating children’s books and his afternoons playing with his two daughters. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoë’s midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes. Surgery, sleepless nights, months of treatment, a drumbeat of worry. Even as the family moves to New York and Zoë starts kindergarten, they must navigate ... read more

River

Elisha Cooper

A breathtaking adventure as a traveler and her canoe begin their trek down the Hudson River. In a mountain lake, the canoe gently enters the water's edge, paddling toward the river. The nautical journey begins.She is alone, far from home.Three hundred miles stretch in front of her.A faraway destination, a wild plan. And the question: can she do this?In Cooper's flowing prose and stunning water... read more

A breathtaking adventure as a traveler and her canoe begin their trek down the Hudson River. In a mountain lake, the canoe gently enters the water's edge, paddling toward the river. The nautical journey begins.She is alone, far from home.Three hundred miles stretch in front of her.A faraway destination, a wild plan. And the question: can she do this?In Cooper's flowing prose and stunning water... read more

Tiger: A Dark Eyes Novel

William Richter

A vigilante fights for justice at any cost.Wallis Stoneman isn’t like other teenage girls. She’s beautiful, fearless, and deadly.Wally lives alone in her Brooklyn loft. She’d be a regular teenager, except that she’s the daughter of a Russian assassin. Crime is in Wally’s blood, but she uses her legacy for good: she solves missing persons cases for the Ursula Society, an under-the-radar organiz... read more

A vigilante fights for justice at any cost.Wallis Stoneman isn’t like other teenage girls. She’s beautiful, fearless, and deadly.Wally lives alone in her Brooklyn loft. She’d be a regular teenager, except that she’s the daughter of a Russian assassin. Crime is in Wally’s blood, but she uses her legacy for good: she solves missing persons cases for the Ursula Society, an under-the-radar organiz... read more

Spectacular Rhetorics: Human Rights Visions, Recognitions, Feminisms (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)

Wendy Hesford

Spectacular Rhetorics is a rigorous analysis of the rhetorical frameworks and narratives that underlie human rights law, shape the process of cultural and legal recognition, and delimit public responses to violence and injustice. Integrating visual and textual criticism, Wendy S. Hesford scrutinizes “spectacular rhetoric,” the use of visual images and rhetoric to construct certain bodies, popu... read more

Spectacular Rhetorics is a rigorous analysis of the rhetorical frameworks and narratives that underlie human rights law, shape the process of cultural and legal recognition, and delimit public responses to violence and injustice. Integrating visual and textual criticism, Wendy S. Hesford scrutinizes “spectacular rhetoric,” the use of visual images and rhetoric to construct certain bodies, popu... read more

The Norton Anthology of World Literature (Third Edition) (Vol. A)

A classic, reimagined.Read by millions of students since its first publication, The Norton Anthology of World Literature remains the most-trusted anthology of world literature available. Guided by the advice of more than 500 teachers of world literature and a panel of regional specialists, the editors of the Third Edition―a completely new team of scholar-teachers―have made this respected text ... read more

A classic, reimagined.Read by millions of students since its first publication, The Norton Anthology of World Literature remains the most-trusted anthology of world literature available. Guided by the advice of more than 500 teachers of world literature and a panel of regional specialists, the editors of the Third Edition―a completely new team of scholar-teachers―have made this respected text ... read more

Crawling: A Father's First Year

Elisha Cooper

“There’s a head sticking out of my best friend . . . This isn’t a miracle, it’s assault. I’d call 911 but we’re already in a hospital.” So begins the birth of Elisha Cooper’s daughter, and so begins this touching and hilarious chronicle of his year as a first-time father.Cooper gives voice to the life-changing joy, anxiety, exhaustion, and pride of new parents everywhere. At first he struggles... read more

“There’s a head sticking out of my best friend . . . This isn’t a miracle, it’s assault. I’d call 911 but we’re already in a hospital.” So begins the birth of Elisha Cooper’s daughter, and so begins this touching and hilarious chronicle of his year as a first-time father.Cooper gives voice to the life-changing joy, anxiety, exhaustion, and pride of new parents everywhere. At first he struggles... read more

Big Cat, Little Cat

Elisha Cooper

A 2018 Caldecott Honor bookThere was a cat who lived alone.Until the daya new cat came . . . And so a story of friendship begins, following the two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn’t come back.This is a poignant story, told in measured text and bold black-and-white illustrations about the act of moving on.

A 2018 Caldecott Honor bookThere was a cat who lived alone.Until the daya new cat came . . . And so a story of friendship begins, following the two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn’t come back.This is a poignant story, told in measured text and bold black-and-white illustrations about the act of moving on.

Train

Elisha Cooper

A night train, a freight train, a high-speed train. Racing across the country, from coast to coast. All aboard!Climb aboard a red-striped Commuter Train in the East. Switch to a blue Passenger Train rolling through midwestern farmland. Then hop on a Freight Train, soar over mountains on an Overnight Train, and finish on a High-Speed Train as it races to the West Coast.Trains are moving. Fast a... read more

A night train, a freight train, a high-speed train. Racing across the country, from coast to coast. All aboard!Climb aboard a red-striped Commuter Train in the East. Switch to a blue Passenger Train rolling through midwestern farmland. Then hop on a Freight Train, soar over mountains on an Overnight Train, and finish on a High-Speed Train as it races to the West Coast.Trains are moving. Fast a... read more

8: An Animal Alphabet

Elisha Cooper

Explore the animal world, from aardvark to zebu! Discover hundreds of animals, great and small. Lion and lizard, whale and wombat. Learn one wild fact about each animal. (Did you know that gorillas yawn when they are nervous?) Look carefully, because for each letter of the alphabet, one animal is pictured eight times. Why 8? Come inside and find out.

Explore the animal world, from aardvark to zebu! Discover hundreds of animals, great and small. Lion and lizard, whale and wombat. Learn one wild fact about each animal. (Did you know that gorillas yawn when they are nervous?) Look carefully, because for each letter of the alphabet, one animal is pictured eight times. Why 8? Come inside and find out.

Essentials of Comparative Politics (Fourth Edition)

Patrick H. O'Neil

The freshest, most contemporary introduction to comparative politics.Essentials of Comparative Politics introduces students to the concepts that political scientists use to study and compare political systems and the particulars of specific political systems. The Fourth Edition has been revised and updated to include the most current and relevant examples and scholarship. The text is available... read more

The freshest, most contemporary introduction to comparative politics.Essentials of Comparative Politics introduces students to the concepts that political scientists use to study and compare political systems and the particulars of specific political systems. The Fourth Edition has been revised and updated to include the most current and relevant examples and scholarship. The text is available... read more

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