Barry Lyons

Barry Lyons - Editor

New York, United States

I am a content editor, copy editor, and proofreader. I specialize in nonfiction books.

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Overview

I've worked as a freelance editor and proofreader (primarily for Wall Street firms) since the 1990s, but I now edit nonfiction manuscripts of almost any stripe: politics, science, nature, history, biography, and memoir (I say “almost” because I will not take on sports or religion). In my Reedsy Portfolio you will see a list of several books I've edited. (Note: The descriptions of these books come from Amazon and have not been edited by me.)
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
History
Philosophy
Political Science & Current Affairs
Travel

Work experience

Editor and Writer

Self Employed
January, 1998 – Present (over 22 years)

Late 1990s–Present

Proofreader and copy editor, primarily for financial and marketing firms.

I'm also a writer. I wrote book reviews for the now-defunct British publication, Prometheus (editorial members included Toni Morrison, Eduardo Galeano, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.). I've written pop music reviews for Earvolution and classical music annotations for Muze and Naxos. I've also written book reviews for IndieReader. My first book, Letter to a Prohibitionist, which argues for marijuana legalization and an end to the War on Drugs, was published via Amazon's CreateSpace service in 2013.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Peak Performance Trading And Investing

Bruce Bower

“Peak Performance Trading & Investing” is a clear road map for both traders and investors seeking success in any market and on any time frame.Seven LessonsIn his research, Bruce kept coming back to the same topics and points over and over. His blog posts over several years would hammer away at the same conclusions. He decided to summarize the main things he had leaned as the following seven le... read more

“Peak Performance Trading & Investing” is a clear road map for both traders and investors seeking success in any market and on any time frame.Seven LessonsIn his research, Bruce kept coming back to the same topics and points over and over. His blog posts over several years would hammer away at the same conclusions. He decided to summarize the main things he had leaned as the following seven le... read more

The PlayBook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader

Mike Bellafiore

Want to become a truly great trader – either for yourself or for a proprietary trading firm? This book will help you get there. This unique approach is the closest thing to signing up for a “trader boot camp” yourself! You’ll learn by watching new traders walk through actual trades, explain what they’ve tried to do, and try to survive brutally tough expert critiques. One trade at a time, The P... read more

Want to become a truly great trader – either for yourself or for a proprietary trading firm? This book will help you get there. This unique approach is the closest thing to signing up for a “trader boot camp” yourself! You’ll learn by watching new traders walk through actual trades, explain what they’ve tried to do, and try to survive brutally tough expert critiques. One trade at a time, The P... read more

Independent Like Our Founding Fathers

Mr. Marco Valdivieso

DID YOU KNOW that the first US established political party didn’t exist until 1791 (the Federalist Party)? But early US political parties were more like small groups and factions, and not established parties, so many decades passed before an established party began. The only established parties back then were from England, the Whig and Tory Parties. This means that since the first English sett... read more

DID YOU KNOW that the first US established political party didn’t exist until 1791 (the Federalist Party)? But early US political parties were more like small groups and factions, and not established parties, so many decades passed before an established party began. The only established parties back then were from England, the Whig and Tory Parties. This means that since the first English sett... read more

Life Blocks: Psychology in Entrepreneurship and Career

Ales Zivkovic

This book is a must read for anyone that wants to skip a few painful steps founding a successful business or building a career.It sheds the light of sense on what seems to be indisputable to so many entrepreneurs, career-chasers and business people. The author talks about what in fact is behind psychological drives that motivate us towards things that seem so obvious in everyday life—in entrep... read more

This book is a must read for anyone that wants to skip a few painful steps founding a successful business or building a career.It sheds the light of sense on what seems to be indisputable to so many entrepreneurs, career-chasers and business people. The author talks about what in fact is behind psychological drives that motivate us towards things that seem so obvious in everyday life—in entrep... read more

Data Management and Governance Services: Simple and effective approaches

Tejasvi Addagada

The book provides simple and effective approaches for business, operational, and technology leaders who are setting up and implementing data management and governance as standard services in their organizations. Most industries actively manage and govern their data primarily to achieve their regulatory preparedness and service excellence goals. While it is equally important to set up a data of... read more

The book provides simple and effective approaches for business, operational, and technology leaders who are setting up and implementing data management and governance as standard services in their organizations. Most industries actively manage and govern their data primarily to achieve their regulatory preparedness and service excellence goals. While it is equally important to set up a data of... read more

Plea of the Valueless: Proposing Economic Equality

Paul Progen

Citizens constitute the nation, and the nation does not exist without them.• When banks and public corporations are too big to fail, citizens will bail them out.• When government decides upon war, citizens will offer to fight.• When disaster strikes, citizens bear the weight to recover and go on.• When the nation's survival is at stake, citizens persevere in order to succeed.The value of the n... read more

Citizens constitute the nation, and the nation does not exist without them.• When banks and public corporations are too big to fail, citizens will bail them out.• When government decides upon war, citizens will offer to fight.• When disaster strikes, citizens bear the weight to recover and go on.• When the nation's survival is at stake, citizens persevere in order to succeed.The value of the n... read more

Evolvagility: Growing an Agile Leadership Culture from the Inside Out

Michael Hamman

Organizations around the globe are struggling to adapt to an increasingly complex and turbulent social, economic, technological, and business environment—whether they be banks, product development companies, or city councils. Many are responding by embracing agility as a way of working—some with a primary orientation around operational agility (Agile software development methods such as Scrum ... read more

Organizations around the globe are struggling to adapt to an increasingly complex and turbulent social, economic, technological, and business environment—whether they be banks, product development companies, or city councils. Many are responding by embracing agility as a way of working—some with a primary orientation around operational agility (Agile software development methods such as Scrum ... read more

Stay-At-Home Moms Making Money: 7 Steps to Starting Your Own Virtual Assistant Business

Karen Kamenwa

MAKE THE MONEY YOU WANT TO LIVE THE LIFE YOU DESIREAre you anxious about taking your kids to daycare so that you can go work? Are you worried that your kids will not get the attention and care that they need while you are at work? Do you wish you could make money without compromising time with your family?This book is about how to start your virtual assistant business so that you can have fina... read more

MAKE THE MONEY YOU WANT TO LIVE THE LIFE YOU DESIREAre you anxious about taking your kids to daycare so that you can go work? Are you worried that your kids will not get the attention and care that they need while you are at work? Do you wish you could make money without compromising time with your family?This book is about how to start your virtual assistant business so that you can have fina... read more

5 to 50 to 500: How to Build and Run Scalable Organizations

Eric Kish

Drawing on military leadership knowledge and personal experience, 5 to 50 to 500 introduces The Business Navigation Framework™, designed to create the conditions for organizational scalability. To be scalable, organizations need to navigate toward an end state using an intent based decision-making and action-enabling framework. Scalability is not about resources, it's about an adaptability min... read more

Drawing on military leadership knowledge and personal experience, 5 to 50 to 500 introduces The Business Navigation Framework™, designed to create the conditions for organizational scalability. To be scalable, organizations need to navigate toward an end state using an intent based decision-making and action-enabling framework. Scalability is not about resources, it's about an adaptability min... read more

Teaching English in Japan: A theory and method of language acquisition and teaching

Vedran Markovic

Based off Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, this short but concise book explores the problems faced when teaching English as a secondary language in Japan, alongside examination of its culture, a new and radical way to approach teaching, and brief, practical examples to help improve your craft and hopefully inspire interesting activities.

Based off Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, this short but concise book explores the problems faced when teaching English as a secondary language in Japan, alongside examination of its culture, a new and radical way to approach teaching, and brief, practical examples to help improve your craft and hopefully inspire interesting activities.

Boy, I'd Hate to be Made out of That Stuff!: The Lunar Antics Presents

Robert Walters

Meet the gang from the Lunar Antics comic strip! Zeno, Zed, Linda, and Drusus are inhabitants of the moon who just love to hang out here on Earth. Because it's not enough to be superior to all Earthlings, Zeno's mission is to make sure you know that he is superior to all Earthlings. The shyer Zed astounds all with his 7,234,732-calorie diet. Linda, the only female of the troop, holds her own i... read more

Meet the gang from the Lunar Antics comic strip! Zeno, Zed, Linda, and Drusus are inhabitants of the moon who just love to hang out here on Earth. Because it's not enough to be superior to all Earthlings, Zeno's mission is to make sure you know that he is superior to all Earthlings. The shyer Zed astounds all with his 7,234,732-calorie diet. Linda, the only female of the troop, holds her own i... read more

MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION: A Functional Medicine Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment: Get Rid of Fat, Fatigue, and Brain Fog

Michael Chang

GET RID OF FAT, FATIGUE, AND BRAIN FOG!Are you sick and tired of being tired, overweight, brain fogged, and depressed? You've tried everything and nothing makes a difference. You've seen several doctors and holistic practitioners who prescribed pills and supplements but they have not addressed the root cause.The answer may lie deep inside your cells called mitochondria, the energy factories th... read more

GET RID OF FAT, FATIGUE, AND BRAIN FOG!Are you sick and tired of being tired, overweight, brain fogged, and depressed? You've tried everything and nothing makes a difference. You've seen several doctors and holistic practitioners who prescribed pills and supplements but they have not addressed the root cause.The answer may lie deep inside your cells called mitochondria, the energy factories th... read more

Harness the POWER of Personal Branding and Executive Presence: Elevate Your Life and Career NOW!

S. Renee Smith

p>Elevate your life and career starting now.S. Renee shares her most transforming work to employees at Cigna, Bank of America, Wal-Mart, University of Delaware, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Her insights have been featured in Woman's World, SHAPE, and OK! Magazine and on numerous radio and television shows.S. Renee Smith simplifies personal branding and demystifies exec... read more

p>Elevate your life and career starting now.S. Renee shares her most transforming work to employees at Cigna, Bank of America, Wal-Mart, University of Delaware, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Her insights have been featured in Woman's World, SHAPE, and OK! Magazine and on numerous radio and television shows.S. Renee Smith simplifies personal branding and demystifies exec... read more

Big-Ticket Clients: You Can't Catch A Whale With A WormTM (How To Use The Psychology Of Story To Land Big-Ticket Clients Online, While Being Your Most Authentic Self)

Dr. Pelè Raymond Ugboajah

Every day, consultants, advisors, and coaches make one critical mistake that costs them millions of dollars: they use small-ticket marketing and sales strategies to try and land big-ticket clients. The result? Frustration and failure. What they learn is: You Can’t Catch A Whale With A Worm™ In a noisy world of free templates and copycat marketing, looking and sounding like everyone else can li... read more

Every day, consultants, advisors, and coaches make one critical mistake that costs them millions of dollars: they use small-ticket marketing and sales strategies to try and land big-ticket clients. The result? Frustration and failure. What they learn is: You Can’t Catch A Whale With A Worm™ In a noisy world of free templates and copycat marketing, looking and sounding like everyone else can li... read more

Stop Killing Deals: How to avoid deadly assumptions and achieve sales excellence

Brontén, George, Druadìn Head, Fen, Andersson, Björn, Jordan, Jason

Barry has 26 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Mark Greer
Good work, beat deadline, provided great suggestions.

Mark Greer, April 2020


Don Osburn
Barry was an excellent copy editor. Excellent professional experience. I especially liked the way he took a couple of pages from my manuscript in advance to show me what he could do for my work during the bid/quote process. As soon as I saw his edits on my work, I was sold. He was very punctual, and excellent communications. Would definitely hire again.

Don Osburn, March 2020


Rayner Teo
Great work as usual! Very responsive too!

Rayner Teo, March 2020


George Brontén
Professional, fast, and friendly! I highly recommend Barry!

George Brontén, March 2020


Kris Borer
Barry proofread my manuscript and found quite a few mistakes that were missed during copy editing. He also threw in some copy edits for free and finished ahead of schedule.

Kris Borer, March 2020

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