Brian Baker

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Los Angeles, CA, USA

I'm a Los Angeles–based book editor, writing coach, publishing consultant, and ghost writer with over 18 years of experience

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I offer expert project management, editing, proofreading, and manuscript development services. I'm a former editor at W. W. Norton and John Wiley & Sons publishers, and currently work freelance for publishers and individuals. I have a strong working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, AP, APA, and MLA styles and am highly proficient with Microsoft Word (including tracking changes, commenting, styles, and working with templates), Adobe Acrobat (PDF markup, commenting, and querying authors), FTP clients, and more. I’ve worked on hundreds of non-fiction books for a variety of major publishing clients as well as individuals. The services I offer include project analysis, project management, copyediting, developmental editing, and proofreading. I edit all types of non-fiction books, including memoir, history, business, spirituality, the sciences, and more.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Economics
Education & Reference
Engineering
Entertainment
History
Religion & Spirituality

Work experience

Editorial Consultant

Self-employed
November, 2014 – Present (over 4 years)

Editing, Writing, and Publishing consultant
• Direct programs and strategies for print and digital publications
• Edit books and content for publishers and individuals
• Edit author content so that is appropriate for the target audience
• Manage and coach authors, freelance development editors, and subject matter experts
• Maintain schedules and budgets
• Ensure market competitiveness and marketing support

Editor

John Wiley & Sons
March, 2007 – November, 2014 (over 7 years)

• Edited and managed publications in Business, Marketing, Accounting, Engineering, Geosciences, and the Sciences
• Managed content creation, photo research, permissions clearances, budgeting, production, and design
• Managed the creation of digital publications and online courses from initial plans to launch
• Developed strategies for new publications, including marketing and business plans
• Conducted meetings with authors and clients to develop new products and to gather feedback on products

Associate Editor

W. W. Norton
May, 2000 – March, 2007 (almost 7 years)

• Edited publications in Literature, History, Political Science, Drama, and Religion
• Edited 30+ books per year
• Managed and edited titles in the Norton Critical Editions series
• Managed and edited titles in the Norton Anthology series
• Conducted meetings with authors and clients to develop new products and to gather feedback on products

Portfolio (24 selected works)

Leadership: Leaders, Followers, Environments

Art Padilla

Padilla's Leadership brings a more holistic and comprehensive view to the leadership-followership process by focusing on all three of these critical aspects (leader, follower, organizational setting) – something no other book on the market does. Padilla offers the strongest and most contemporary research and theory (as the reviewers have also confirmed) and unique ideas and topic coverage surr... read more

Padilla's Leadership brings a more holistic and comprehensive view to the leadership-followership process by focusing on all three of these critical aspects (leader, follower, organizational setting) – something no other book on the market does. Padilla offers the strongest and most contemporary research and theory (as the reviewers have also confirmed) and unique ideas and topic coverage surr... read more

Engineering Mechanics: Statics First Edition

Sheri D. Sheppard, Thalia Anagnos, Sarah L. Billington

Mechanics courses tend to provide engineering students with a precise, mathematical, but less than engaging experience. Students often view the traditional approach as a mysterious body of facts and “tricks” that allow idealized cases to be solved. When confronted with more realistic systems, they are often at a loss as to how to proceed. To address this issue, this course empowers students to... read more

Mechanics courses tend to provide engineering students with a precise, mathematical, but less than engaging experience. Students often view the traditional approach as a mysterious body of facts and “tricks” that allow idealized cases to be solved. When confronted with more realistic systems, they are often at a loss as to how to proceed. To address this issue, this course empowers students to... read more

Supply Chain Management: A Global Perspective

Nada R. Sanders

Existing supply chain management books focus on logistics, operations management, and purchasing. Sanders provides supply chain managers with a completely unique approach, presenting SCM from a balanced, integrative, and business-oriented viewpoint. Rather than examining SCM as an offshoot of other business functions, this book discusses it as a boundary-spanning function that is intertwined w... read more

Existing supply chain management books focus on logistics, operations management, and purchasing. Sanders provides supply chain managers with a completely unique approach, presenting SCM from a balanced, integrative, and business-oriented viewpoint. Rather than examining SCM as an offshoot of other business functions, this book discusses it as a boundary-spanning function that is intertwined w... read more

Global Marketing Management

Masaaki (Mike) Kotabe, Kristiaan Helsen

Get the Global Edge in Marketing "The conceptual framework developed in this book will facilitate an in-depth study of international marketing issues. . well-thought out and structured analysis of several important concepts. A comprehensive set of tools are presented so that students can analyze and understand the global marketplace. The examples are application oriented and focus on interesti... read more

Get the Global Edge in Marketing "The conceptual framework developed in this book will facilitate an in-depth study of international marketing issues. . well-thought out and structured analysis of several important concepts. A comprehensive set of tools are presented so that students can analyze and understand the global marketplace. The examples are application oriented and focus on interesti... read more

A Speaker's Guidebook

Dan O'Hair, Rob Stewart, Hannah Rubenstein

A Speaker's Guidebook is the best resource for public speaking in the classroom, on the job, and in the community. Praised for connecting with students who use it (and keep it!) year after year, this tabbed, comb-bound text covers all the topics typically taught in the introductory course and is the easiest-to-use public speaking text available. In every edition, including this one, hundreds o... read more

A Speaker's Guidebook is the best resource for public speaking in the classroom, on the job, and in the community. Praised for connecting with students who use it (and keep it!) year after year, this tabbed, comb-bound text covers all the topics typically taught in the introductory course and is the easiest-to-use public speaking text available. In every edition, including this one, hundreds o... read more

Media & Culture

Richar Campbell, Christopher R. Martin, Bettina Fabos

While we all use digital technology daily, many of us don't realize how text, audio, and visual media converge together to enhance our everyday experiences. The new edition of Media & Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age enriches students' understanding of these experiences – a skill that has become more important than ever. Media & Culture starts with the digital world students know a... read more

While we all use digital technology daily, many of us don't realize how text, audio, and visual media converge together to enhance our everyday experiences. The new edition of Media & Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age enriches students' understanding of these experiences – a skill that has become more important than ever. Media & Culture starts with the digital world students know a... read more

The Red and the Black (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

Stendhal

Based again on Robert M. Adams’s highly regarded translation of Stendhal’s 1831 novel of ambition, love, and betrayal, this Second Norton Critical Edition of The Red and the Black is the most comprehensive and up-to-date edition available. An extensively revised “Backgrounds and Contexts” section provides geographical and political insights into mid-nineteenth century France and places the nov... read more

Based again on Robert M. Adams’s highly regarded translation of Stendhal’s 1831 novel of ambition, love, and betrayal, this Second Norton Critical Edition of The Red and the Black is the most comprehensive and up-to-date edition available. An extensively revised “Backgrounds and Contexts” section provides geographical and political insights into mid-nineteenth century France and places the nov... read more

How the Other Half Lives (Norton Critical Editions)

Jacob Riis

How the Other Half Lives occupies a premier place on a small list of American books―along with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Jungle, Silent Spring, The Feminine Mystique, and Unsafe at Any Speed―that changed public opinion, influenced public policy, and left an indelible mark on history. The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1901 Scribner edition and includes all 47 of Riis’s unfor... read more

How the Other Half Lives occupies a premier place on a small list of American books―along with Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Jungle, Silent Spring, The Feminine Mystique, and Unsafe at Any Speed―that changed public opinion, influenced public policy, and left an indelible mark on history. The text of this Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1901 Scribner edition and includes all 47 of Riis’s unfor... read more

Management, 13th Edition

John R. Schermerhorn, Daniel G. Bachrach

We’ve got you covered for your Principles of Management course with Schermerhorn/Bachrach, Management 13th Edition. With new cases, more opportunities for self-assessment and the Management Weekly Updates news blog, the text and its comprehensive suite of resources promote critical thinking and active learning. Thoroughly updated while maintaining its trusted balance of concepts and applicatio... read more

We’ve got you covered for your Principles of Management course with Schermerhorn/Bachrach, Management 13th Edition. With new cases, more opportunities for self-assessment and the Management Weekly Updates news blog, the text and its comprehensive suite of resources promote critical thinking and active learning. Thoroughly updated while maintaining its trusted balance of concepts and applicatio... read more

Organizational Behavior, 13th Edition

Mary Uhl-Bien, John R. Schermerhorn, Richard N. Osborn

This text includes a rich array of exercises, cases, and applied materials such as the Kouzes and Posner Leadership Practices Inventory and Pfeiffer Annual Edition exercises. It also offers a greater focus on the hot topic of ethics throughout the entire book to ensure it is contemporary and engaging.

This text includes a rich array of exercises, cases, and applied materials such as the Kouzes and Posner Leadership Practices Inventory and Pfeiffer Annual Edition exercises. It also offers a greater focus on the hot topic of ethics throughout the entire book to ensure it is contemporary and engaging.

Darwin (Norton Critical Editions) (3rd Edition)

"The best Darwin anthology on the market" (Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard) has just become better, in this newly revised version of the now classic Norton Critical Edition, first published in 1970. The impact of Charles Darwin’s work on Western civilization has been broad and deep. As much as anyone in the modern era, he changed human thought, and his influence is still felt in virtually all aspec... read more

"The best Darwin anthology on the market" (Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard) has just become better, in this newly revised version of the now classic Norton Critical Edition, first published in 1970. The impact of Charles Darwin’s work on Western civilization has been broad and deep. As much as anyone in the modern era, he changed human thought, and his influence is still felt in virtually all aspec... read more

Moby-Dick (Third Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

Herman Melville

“One of the great strengths of this third edition is Hershel Parker’s inclusion of commentary on Moby-Dick from its publication in 1851 right into the 21st century to answer why Moby-Dick―boisterous, beautiful, filled with soaring language, forever questioning, and nearly 200 years old―is more popular than ever.” ―MARY K. BERCAW EDWARDS, University of ConnecticutThis Norton Critical Edition in... read more

“One of the great strengths of this third edition is Hershel Parker’s inclusion of commentary on Moby-Dick from its publication in 1851 right into the 21st century to answer why Moby-Dick―boisterous, beautiful, filled with soaring language, forever questioning, and nearly 200 years old―is more popular than ever.” ―MARY K. BERCAW EDWARDS, University of ConnecticutThis Norton Critical Edition in... read more

A Clockwork Orange (Norton Critical Editions)

Anthony Burgess

“A brilliant novel . . . a savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds.” ―New York Times “Anthony Burgess has written what looks like a nasty little shocker, but is really that rare thing in English letters: a philosophical novel.” ―Time A terrifying tale about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom, A Clockwork Orange became an instant classic when it was publi... read more

“A brilliant novel . . . a savage satire on the distortions of the single and collective minds.” ―New York Times “Anthony Burgess has written what looks like a nasty little shocker, but is really that rare thing in English letters: a philosophical novel.” ―Time A terrifying tale about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom, A Clockwork Orange became an instant classic when it was publi... read more

Inferno: A New Verse Translation

Dante Alighieri, Dante

Accompanied by facing-page Italian and explanatory notes, a new translation, using modern American English, of the great poetic masterpiece maintains Dante's original triple rhyme scheme.

Accompanied by facing-page Italian and explanatory notes, a new translation, using modern American English, of the great poetic masterpiece maintains Dante's original triple rhyme scheme.

Beowulf: A Verse Translation (Norton Critical Editions)

Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney’s translation "accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right" (New York Times Book Review). The translation that "rides boldly through the reefs of scholarship" (The Observer) is combined with first-rate annotation. No reading knowledge of Old English is... read more

Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney’s translation "accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right" (New York Times Book Review). The translation that "rides boldly through the reefs of scholarship" (The Observer) is combined with first-rate annotation. No reading knowledge of Old English is... read more

Visualizing Geology, Binder Ready Version (Visualizing Series)

Barbara W Murck, Brian J Skinner

Visualizing Geology, 4th Edition introduces students to geology and Earth system science through the distinctive mode of visual learning that is the hallmark of the Wiley Visualizing series. Readers learn that the geologic features we see and experience result from interactions among three grand cycles, which extend from Earths core to the fringes of our atmosphere: the tectonic cycle, the roc... read more

Visualizing Geology, 4th Edition introduces students to geology and Earth system science through the distinctive mode of visual learning that is the hallmark of the Wiley Visualizing series. Readers learn that the geologic features we see and experience result from interactions among three grand cycles, which extend from Earths core to the fringes of our atmosphere: the tectonic cycle, the roc... read more

Metamorphoses: A New Translation

Charles Martin

"A version that has been long awaited, and likely to become the new standard."—Michael Dirda, Washington PostOvid's epic poem—whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages—is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante's times to the present day, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid's work. Char... read more

"A version that has been long awaited, and likely to become the new standard."—Michael Dirda, Washington PostOvid's epic poem—whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages—is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante's times to the present day, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid's work. Char... read more

Personal Finance WileyPLUS Learning Space Registration Card + Print Companion (Wiley Plus Products)

Vickie L. Bajtelsmit

This package includes a copy of ISBN 9780470905159 and a registration code for the WileyPLUS Learning Space course associated with the text. Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that your instructor requires WileyPLUS Learning Space. Note that WileyPLUS Learning Space and traditional WileyPLUS codes are not interchangeable; check with your in... read more

This package includes a copy of ISBN 9780470905159 and a registration code for the WileyPLUS Learning Space course associated with the text. Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that your instructor requires WileyPLUS Learning Space. Note that WileyPLUS Learning Space and traditional WileyPLUS codes are not interchangeable; check with your in... read more

The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Tenth Edition) (Vol. Package 1: Volumes A, B, C)

A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the best-selling anthology in the field The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources. NEW video modules help introduce students to literature in multip... read more

A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the best-selling anthology in the field The most trusted anthology for complete works and helpful editorial apparatus. The Tenth Edition supports survey and period courses with NEW complete major works, NEW contemporary writers, and dynamic and easy-to-access digital resources. NEW video modules help introduce students to literature in multip... read more

The Norton Anthology of American Literature (Ninth Edition) (Vol. Package 1: Volumes A and B)

A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the market-leading anthology of American literature. The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision. The Ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have reener... read more

A responsive, refreshed, and media-rich revision of the market-leading anthology of American literature. The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision. The Ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have reener... read more

The Norton Anthology of African American Literature (Third Edition) (Vol. 1)

An exciting revision of the best-selling anthology for African American literary survey courses. The much-anticipated Third Edition brings together the work of 140 writers from 1746 to the present writing in all genres, as well as performers of vernacular forms―from spirituals and sermons to jazz and hip hop. Fresh scholarship, new visuals and media, and new selections―with an emphasis on cont... read more

An exciting revision of the best-selling anthology for African American literary survey courses. The much-anticipated Third Edition brings together the work of 140 writers from 1746 to the present writing in all genres, as well as performers of vernacular forms―from spirituals and sermons to jazz and hip hop. Fresh scholarship, new visuals and media, and new selections―with an emphasis on cont... read more

Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology

The Most Comprehensive Anthology of Jewish American Literature Ever Published: With the work of 145 writers, from 1645 to the present, writing in all genres―fiction, poetry, drama, essays, letters, editorials, journals, autobiography, cartoons, song lyrics, and jokes.Classic and Contemporary Writers: Here, generously represented, are the writers who have shaped the tradition, among them Emma L... read more

The Most Comprehensive Anthology of Jewish American Literature Ever Published: With the work of 145 writers, from 1645 to the present, writing in all genres―fiction, poetry, drama, essays, letters, editorials, journals, autobiography, cartoons, song lyrics, and jokes.Classic and Contemporary Writers: Here, generously represented, are the writers who have shaped the tradition, among them Emma L... read more

Management, Binder Ready Version: A Balanced Approach to the 21st Century

Christopher P. Neck, Charles L. Lattimer, Jeffrey D. Houghton

Management: A Balanced Approach to the 21st Century by Neck, Lattimer and Houghton helps students think critically, make better decisions, and act in an ethical way that contributes to long-term organizational success. The authors of Management believe that young managers can contribute to building a more sustainable future by making decisions that are more acutely informed by their ability to... read more

Management: A Balanced Approach to the 21st Century by Neck, Lattimer and Houghton helps students think critically, make better decisions, and act in an ethical way that contributes to long-term organizational success. The authors of Management believe that young managers can contribute to building a more sustainable future by making decisions that are more acutely informed by their ability to... read more

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RIIAN NADIS
One of the best experiences I had. Brian is fair, talented and great to work with.

RIIAN NADIS, May 2019


James Leiter
I do not have his work yet, it is due later today. The tardiness is probably my fault.

James Leiter, March 2019


Philippa Rees
Brian went further than professional ( although he was certainly that). He was generous and fully prepared to engage about every aspect of what was a complex work; one that took a lot for granted. As editors often do he made me re-examine the text and the shape of an entire book, which was salutary. He was prepared to work at fairly short notice and delivered as promised on time. I have no reg...
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Philippa Rees, February 2019


Lance Floyd
Brain was very professional and provided a quality edit. I feel the manuscript is much better with his inputs. He was very responsive, interactive and knowledgeable. He is a gifted editor that I would recommend to anyone. As a first time author I was afraid of the editing process. I felt my work might not survive with my voice. In retrospect, there is nothing to fear and working with Bria...
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Lance Floyd, December 2018


Frank Fitzpatrick
Brian has been extremely professional and accommodating. He has great ideas and is very proficient as a editor. I am looking forward to working with him more.

Frank Fitzpatrick, November 2018

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