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Barry Lyons

Barry Lyons - Editor

New York City

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

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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). I particularly like to do content editing. In contrast to straight-ahead editing and proofreading (and I will gladly take on such assignments), I love the back-and-forth nature of content editing as we burnish the prose to make it the best that it can be. In my Reedsy Portfolio you will see four books that I have edited. (Note: the descriptions of the books shown below come from Amazon and have not been edited by me.)

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Economics Health & wellbeing

Work experience

Editor and Writer

Self Employed

January, 1998 – May, 2015 (over 17 years)

Late 1990s–Present

Proofreader and copy editor, primarily for financial firms.

During the go-go years of the "Dotcom Boom" I edited and proofread content on finance, entrepreneurship, careers, and relationships for a motivational website (Dreamlife.com, now defunct) founded by author Tony Robbins.

I also wrote science book reviews for the now-defunct British publication, Prometheus (editorial members included Toni Morrison, Eduardo Galeano, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.). I also wrote pop music reviews for Earvolution and classical music annotations for Muze, a company that provided kiosk information during the heyday of CDs. I've also written book reviews for IndieReader.

Finally, I have written a book, Letter to a Prohibitionist, that argues for marijuana legalization and an end to the War on Drugs.

Portfolio (4 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. Key Benefits 1. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts at the heart of any successful methodology, whether you are an intraday trader or a long-term investor 2. A new understanding of risk that will help you to design a workable trading system, no matter what ... 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. Key Benefits 1. You’ll learn the nuts and bolts at the heart of any successful methodology, whether you are an intraday trader or a long-term investor 2. A new understanding of risk that will help you to design a workable trading system, no matter what ... 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)? Early US political parties were more like small groups and factions, and not established parties, so many years 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 settlement... read more

DID YOU KNOW that the first US established political party didn’t exist until 1791 (the Federalist Party)? Early US political parties were more like small groups and factions, and not established parties, so many years 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 settlement... 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

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Jesus De Hoyos

Great working with Barry, very profesional and fast.

Jesus De Hoyos, December 2016

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