Barry Lyons

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New York, United States

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). In my Reedsy Portfolio you will see four books that I have 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
Politics & Current Affairs
Travel

Work experience

Editor and Writer

Self Employed
January, 1998 – Present (almost 21 years)

Late 1990s–Present

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

I'm also a writer. I wrote science 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. 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 in a revised edition in 2013.

Portfolio (9 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

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Lisa Cooney

I chose Barry because he seemed to understand our somewhat non-conventional needs, and he was willing to work iteratively and a bit experimentally with us. I appreciated his patience as we sorted out version control in Reedsy. The author of Evolvagility, Michael Hamman, entrusted me (the editor) to find and work with a copy editor to ensure that the book was error-free. While doubtless Barry c...

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Lisa Cooney, December 2018

Barry Lyons

Those are very kind words! Thank you so much!

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Karen K.

Barry communicated well throughout the project. He worked with my tight deadline and actually accommodated my request to complete the proofreading a day prior to my initial deadline. Everything worked out seamlessly. I love the final product - My book is polished and professional. I highly recommend Barry.

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Karen K., December 2018


Julien Meyer

Honestly, Barry is the real deal. Not only does he know how to properly edit a book but he is extremely professional and makes recommendations to help you improve your book. I WILL 100% be working with Barry again in the near future and recommend him to anyone considering using his services. Thanks Barry!

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Julien Meyer, July 2018


Lee Beaumont

Barry went well beyond the call of duty to reorganize, rewrite, and re-imagine my manuscript. He kept in touch throughout the collaboration and provided an outstanding result. His extra effort warranted extra time, and we communicated regularly as he requested more time to do more work.

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Lee Beaumont, June 2018

Barry Lyons

Thank you Lee for those kind words. And I enjoyed working on this project because it ended up being more of a ghostwriting job than a straight-ahead editing job. I'm happy to do more of these!

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Paul Progen

Barry was thorough in all the facets of my content. When he needed clarity, he questioned the script and patiently gathered my thoughts and suggested appropriate ways to explain the subject. I wrote to expose the substance of a concept that, to this point, has not been addressed. Regardless that I have authored this book, I still do not consider myself a writer. Without Barry's help, I would no...

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Paul Progen, May 2018

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