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Brooke Goode

Brooke Goode - Editor

New Jersey, United States

I'm an experienced editor, and lover of books and words, who has lived and worked in US, UK, Australia, and Africa.

Overview

I have 30 years' experience as an editor and writer working in the book, magazine, and newspaper worlds. Clients include authors, publishing houses, academics, and students. I've authored several books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles, and edited many dozens of fiction and non-fiction books. I've lived and worked in UK, USA, Australia, and Africa, and am familiar with those cultures --and their spelling and vocabulary.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Politics & Current Affairs Sex & Relationships Social & Behavioral Sciences Travel
Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic Themes Literature Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • B.A. English literature; M.A. political economy

Work experience

Freelance copyeditor

Rowman & Littlefield
January, 2010 – Present (almost 8 years)

Freelance editor for national publisher of scholarly titles based in Baltimore, MD. Have edited more than 50 titles in the fields of education, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Owner/Operator

Self-employed
January, 2009 – Present (almost 9 years)

Owner and operator of full-services editing/writing company for academics, authors, businesses, students, and non-professionals.

Writer

Drew Magazine
May, 2008 – January, 2012 (over 3 years)

Reported and edited articles for Drew University's student magazine, based out of Madison, NJ.

Freelance copyeditor

Rutgers University Press
January, 2008 – January, 2011 (about 3 years)

Copyedited many academic titles for this well-established university press, based in New Brunswick, NJ.

Freelance copyeditor

Henry Holt & Co.
January, 1998 – December, 2005 (almost 8 years)

Copyedited many fiction and non-fiction titles for this major NYC publisher.

Freelance copyeditor

St. Martin's Press
January, 1996 – January, 2000 (about 4 years)

Copyedited many scholarly and academic titles for this major NYC publisher.

Reporter

Australian Broadcasting Corp
January, 1993 – January, 1996 (about 3 years)

Reported and wrote stories for Australia's national public broadcasting company.

Freelance writer/editor

IPC Media
January, 1988 – January, 1991 (about 3 years)

Edited and generated copy for several mass-market publications of this international London-based publishing conglomerate.

Freelance copyeditor

Zed Books
January, 1988 – January, 2000 (about 12 years)

Copyedited non-fiction titles for this independent London-based publishing company.

Business and economics editor

West Africa magazine
January, 1986 – January, 1988 (about 2 years)

Business and economics editor for this weekly business magazine, based in London, serving Africa

Freelance copyeditor

James Curry Publishers
January, 1985 – January, 1988 (about 3 years)

Copyeditor for this London-based leading imprint of academic books on Africa.

Editor

Modern Africa magazine
January, 1980 – January, 1988 (about 8 years)

Editor of this bi-monthly business magazine, based in London, serving sub-Saharan Africa

Portfolio (24 selected works)

Angels and Tomboys - Girlhood in Nineteenth-century American Art (Hardback) - Common

By (author) Sarah Burns, By (author) Barbara Dayer Gallati, By (author) Lauren Lessing By (author) Holly Pyne Connor

Angels and Tomboys - Girlhood in Nineteenth-century American Art

Angels and Tomboys - Girlhood in Nineteenth-century American Art

We Cannot Forget: Interviews with Survivors of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda (Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights)

During a one-hundred-day period in 1994, Hutus murdered between half a million and a million Tutsi in Rwanda. The numbers are staggering; the methods of killing were unspeakable. Utilizing personal interviews with trauma survivors living in Rwandan cities, towns, and dusty villages, We Cannot Forget relates what happened during this period and what their lives were like both prior to and follo... read more

During a one-hundred-day period in 1994, Hutus murdered between half a million and a million Tutsi in Rwanda. The numbers are staggering; the methods of killing were unspeakable. Utilizing personal interviews with trauma survivors living in Rwandan cities, towns, and dusty villages, We Cannot Forget relates what happened during this period and what their lives were like both prior to and follo... read more

Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

Rob Lowe

A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eyeA teen idol at fifteen, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at twenty, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-seventies Malibu, where he... read more

A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eyeA teen idol at fifteen, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at twenty, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-seventies Malibu, where he... read more

Reduce Child Obesity: A Guide to Using the Kid's Choice Program in School and at Home

Helen Hendy, Keith Williams, Thomas Camise

Reduce Child Obesity: A Guide to Using The Kid’s Choice Program in School and at Home provides school leaders with a practical guide for applying the Kid's Choice Program (KCP), which is a school-based program to promote healthy behaviors and reduce the risk of child obesity. The KCP Guide may also be used by health researchers to document the program's effectiveness. The KCP was researched wi... read more

Reduce Child Obesity: A Guide to Using The Kid’s Choice Program in School and at Home provides school leaders with a practical guide for applying the Kid's Choice Program (KCP), which is a school-based program to promote healthy behaviors and reduce the risk of child obesity. The KCP Guide may also be used by health researchers to document the program's effectiveness. The KCP was researched wi... read more

Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from The New York Times

The New York Times

Now in paperback, today's most celebrated writers explore literature and the literary life in an inspirational collection of original essays.By turns poignant, hilarious, and practical, Writers on Writing brings together more than forty of contemporary literature's finest voices. Pieces range from reflections on the daily craft of writing to the intersection of art's and life's consequential m... read more

Now in paperback, today's most celebrated writers explore literature and the literary life in an inspirational collection of original essays.By turns poignant, hilarious, and practical, Writers on Writing brings together more than forty of contemporary literature's finest voices. Pieces range from reflections on the daily craft of writing to the intersection of art's and life's consequential m... read more

The New York Times Dictionary of Money and Investing: The Essential A-to-Z Guide to the Language of the New Market

Gretchen Morgenson, Campbell R. Harvey

An indispensible resource for today's independent investorsMore Americans than ever are directing their own investments, and thousands of "experts" promise information on the best stocks and bonds to buy. To be successful in the markets, investors need to dig out of the information overload and the unintelligible lingo. Using examples to help simplify complex financial issues and written in li... read more

An indispensible resource for today's independent investorsMore Americans than ever are directing their own investments, and thousands of "experts" promise information on the best stocks and bonds to buy. To be successful in the markets, investors need to dig out of the information overload and the unintelligible lingo. Using examples to help simplify complex financial issues and written in li... read more

Excuse Me, Your Participle's Dangling: How to Use Grammar to Make Your Writing Powers Soar

Catherine DePino

Excuse Me, Your Participle’s Dangling will give you all the bare essentials of grammar that you need to write like a pro. The book also offers a simple yet foolproof method of writing under pressure, the key to success in any college program or workplace. If you’re a businessperson, college student, or ESL student seeking a user-friendly grammar book that aims to make you a better writer, this... read more

Excuse Me, Your Participle’s Dangling will give you all the bare essentials of grammar that you need to write like a pro. The book also offers a simple yet foolproof method of writing under pressure, the key to success in any college program or workplace. If you’re a businessperson, college student, or ESL student seeking a user-friendly grammar book that aims to make you a better writer, this... read more

How to Finish and Defend Your Dissertation: Strategies to Complete the Professional Practice Doctorate (The Concordia University Leadership Series)

Cynthia Grant, Daniel R. Tomal

This CHOICE award winning author has teamed up with a Chair of the Department of Research at Concordia University Chicago to write a comprehensive book on finishing and defending a dissertation. A first of its kind, this book provides you everything you need to know about successfully passing the dissertation defense such as: preparing and finishing the manuscript, using cloud-based communitie... read more

This CHOICE award winning author has teamed up with a Chair of the Department of Research at Concordia University Chicago to write a comprehensive book on finishing and defending a dissertation. A first of its kind, this book provides you everything you need to know about successfully passing the dissertation defense such as: preparing and finishing the manuscript, using cloud-based communitie... read more

Life's Little Annoyances: True Tales of People Who Just Can't Take It Anymore

Ian Urbina

What can you do when the world is pushing you over the edge? More than you think.For some of us, it's the automated voice that answers the phone when we'd rather talk to a real person. For others, it's the fact that Starbucks insists on calling its smallest-sized coffee "tall." Or perhaps it's those pesky subscription cards that fall out of magazines. Whatever it is, each of us finds some aspe... read more

What can you do when the world is pushing you over the edge? More than you think.For some of us, it's the automated voice that answers the phone when we'd rather talk to a real person. For others, it's the fact that Starbucks insists on calling its smallest-sized coffee "tall." Or perhaps it's those pesky subscription cards that fall out of magazines. Whatever it is, each of us finds some aspe... read more

Understanding Loss and Grief: A Guide Through Life Changing Events

Nanette Burton Mongelluzzo

Loss and grief are universal experiences and much has been written about both. Understanding Loss and Grief: A Guide Through Life Changing Events is a comprehensive self-help book about the various types of loss we may experience over a lifetime, and the attendant grief we feel, in all its variations, related to those losses. Nanette Burton Mongelluzzo considers the variety of ways we experien... read more

Loss and grief are universal experiences and much has been written about both. Understanding Loss and Grief: A Guide Through Life Changing Events is a comprehensive self-help book about the various types of loss we may experience over a lifetime, and the attendant grief we feel, in all its variations, related to those losses. Nanette Burton Mongelluzzo considers the variety of ways we experien... read more

Gangland Chicago: Criminality and Lawlessness in the Windy City

Richard C. Lindberg

This engrossing tale of gangs and organized criminality begins in the frontier saloons situated in the marshy flats of Chicago, the future world class city of Mid-continent. Gangland Chicago recounts the era of parlor gambling, commercialized vice districts continuing through the bloody Prohibition bootlegging wars; failed reform movements; the rise of post-World War II juvenile criminal gangs... read more

This engrossing tale of gangs and organized criminality begins in the frontier saloons situated in the marshy flats of Chicago, the future world class city of Mid-continent. Gangland Chicago recounts the era of parlor gambling, commercialized vice districts continuing through the bloody Prohibition bootlegging wars; failed reform movements; the rise of post-World War II juvenile criminal gangs... read more

How We Can Save Sports: A Game Plan

Ken Reed

Many sports fans are conflicted—they may love the games, the players, and their communities, but may be alarmed by issues including academic corruption, athlete health, and the overarching emphasis on winning and profit at all costs. From disturbing new research about the long-term impact of sports concussions to publicly financed stadiums that drive profits to team owners but not communities,... read more

Many sports fans are conflicted—they may love the games, the players, and their communities, but may be alarmed by issues including academic corruption, athlete health, and the overarching emphasis on winning and profit at all costs. From disturbing new research about the long-term impact of sports concussions to publicly financed stadiums that drive profits to team owners but not communities,... read more

Embodying Culture: Pregnancy in Japan and Israel (Studies in Medical Anthropology)

Tsipy Ivry

Embodying Culture is an ethnographically grounded exploration of pregnancy in two different cultures—Japan and Israel—both of which medicalize pregnancy. Tsipy Ivry focuses on "low-risk" or "normal" pregnancies, using cultural comparison to explore the complex relations among ethnic ideas about procreation, local reproductive politics, medical models of pregnancy care, and local modes of mater... read more

Embodying Culture is an ethnographically grounded exploration of pregnancy in two different cultures—Japan and Israel—both of which medicalize pregnancy. Tsipy Ivry focuses on "low-risk" or "normal" pregnancies, using cultural comparison to explore the complex relations among ethnic ideas about procreation, local reproductive politics, medical models of pregnancy care, and local modes of mater... read more

Balancing the Big Stuff: Finding Happiness in Work, Family, and Life

Miriam Liss, Holly H. Schiffrin

While the current conversation about work-family balance and “having it all” tends to focus on women, both men and women are harmed when conditions make it impossible to balance meaningful work with family life. Yet, both will benefit from re-evaluating what it means to have it all and fighting for changes in their relationships and society to make greater equality possible. Here, Miriam Liss ... read more

While the current conversation about work-family balance and “having it all” tends to focus on women, both men and women are harmed when conditions make it impossible to balance meaningful work with family life. Yet, both will benefit from re-evaluating what it means to have it all and fighting for changes in their relationships and society to make greater equality possible. Here, Miriam Liss ... read more

New Jersey Country Houses - The Somerset Hills - Volume 1

John K. Turpin and W. Barry Thomson

Lavishly ilustrated, The Somerset Hills provides a rare glimpse into some of New Jersey's finest country houses and estates, and the fascinating people who designed and built them. Volume 2 of this stunning series is also now available.

Lavishly ilustrated, The Somerset Hills provides a rare glimpse into some of New Jersey's finest country houses and estates, and the fascinating people who designed and built them. Volume 2 of this stunning series is also now available.

New Jersey Country Houses - The Somerset Hills - Volume 2

John K. Turpin and W. Barry Thomson

Volume 2 documents the prolific estate-building activity that took place in one of the country's exclusive residential "colonies" during the period between World War I and World War II. Beautifully illustrated and extensively researched.

Volume 2 documents the prolific estate-building activity that took place in one of the country's exclusive residential "colonies" during the period between World War I and World War II. Beautifully illustrated and extensively researched.

There's More to New Jersey than the Sopranos

Marc Mappen

An American tourist in Europe stopped at a restaurant in Gdansk, Poland, and struck up a conversation with a local. 'Where do you come from?' he asked. 'New Jersey', she said. He smiled and replied, 'Ah, "Sopranos"'. Even fans of that popular show, one that held viewers captive, may be a bit disheartened to discover that the first thing that pops into minds around the world about New Jersey is... read more

An American tourist in Europe stopped at a restaurant in Gdansk, Poland, and struck up a conversation with a local. 'Where do you come from?' he asked. 'New Jersey', she said. He smiled and replied, 'Ah, "Sopranos"'. Even fans of that popular show, one that held viewers captive, may be a bit disheartened to discover that the first thing that pops into minds around the world about New Jersey is... read more

Mass Deception: Moral Panic and the U.S. War on Iraq (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)

Professor Scott A. Bonn

The attacks of 9/11 led to a war on Iraq, although there was neither tangible evidence that the nation's leader, Saddam Hussein, was linked to Osama bin Laden nor proof of weapons of mass destruction. Why, then, did the Iraq war garner so much acceptance in the United States during its primary stages?Mass Deception argues that the George W. Bush administration manufactured public support for t... read more

The attacks of 9/11 led to a war on Iraq, although there was neither tangible evidence that the nation's leader, Saddam Hussein, was linked to Osama bin Laden nor proof of weapons of mass destruction. Why, then, did the Iraq war garner so much acceptance in the United States during its primary stages?Mass Deception argues that the George W. Bush administration manufactured public support for t... read more

Declaring War Against Schooling: Personalizing Learning Now

Don Glines

Declaring War Against Schooling documents 100 years of educational wars between Visionary learning leaders and Traditional school people. Ironically, to win the existing war, both opposing groups must unify to overthrow the control of education by politicians. The script cites the eras when education was in the hands of flexible educators with support, not opposition, from many politicians. Pr... read more

Declaring War Against Schooling documents 100 years of educational wars between Visionary learning leaders and Traditional school people. Ironically, to win the existing war, both opposing groups must unify to overthrow the control of education by politicians. The script cites the eras when education was in the hands of flexible educators with support, not opposition, from many politicians. Pr... read more

Waters Far and Near: Tales of Angling Adventure and Misadventure Around the World

Charles Gaines

From the glacial lakes of Patagonia to the safari camps of Zambia, Charles Gaines has traversed the globe in search of the elusive catch. Traveling by helicopter, kayak, ship or houseboat, on lakes, rivers, oceans and everglades, he has visited five continents and over 20 countries following his primary passion: fly-fishing. But, as with any epic quest, the adventure—made up of wild stories, s... read more

From the glacial lakes of Patagonia to the safari camps of Zambia, Charles Gaines has traversed the globe in search of the elusive catch. Traveling by helicopter, kayak, ship or houseboat, on lakes, rivers, oceans and everglades, he has visited five continents and over 20 countries following his primary passion: fly-fishing. But, as with any epic quest, the adventure—made up of wild stories, s... read more

Disasters in Field Research: Preparing for and Coping with Unexpected Events

Gillian H. Ice, Darna L. Dufour, Nancy J. Stevens

From ravenous ants and temperamental gear to debilitating illness and unpredictable politics, field research can be fraught with challenges and opportunities for mishap. Disasters in Field Research is your guide to what can go wrong while conducting fieldwork—and what you can do to avoid or minimize the impact of unexpected events.Ice, Dufour, and Stevens address the issues confronting both st... read more

From ravenous ants and temperamental gear to debilitating illness and unpredictable politics, field research can be fraught with challenges and opportunities for mishap. Disasters in Field Research is your guide to what can go wrong while conducting fieldwork—and what you can do to avoid or minimize the impact of unexpected events.Ice, Dufour, and Stevens address the issues confronting both st... read more

A Place of Secrets: A Novel

Rachel Hore

A runaway bestseller in Britain with over 100,000 copies sold, a riveting historical mystery in the tradition of Kate MortonAuction house appraiser Jude leaves London for her dream job at Starbrough Hall, an estate in the countryside, examining and pricing the manuscripts and instruments of an eighteenth-century astronomer. She is welcomed by Chantal Wickham and Jude feels close to the old wom... read more

A runaway bestseller in Britain with over 100,000 copies sold, a riveting historical mystery in the tradition of Kate MortonAuction house appraiser Jude leaves London for her dream job at Starbrough Hall, an estate in the countryside, examining and pricing the manuscripts and instruments of an eighteenth-century astronomer. She is welcomed by Chantal Wickham and Jude feels close to the old wom... read more

Shooting Star: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries)

Cynthia Riggs

In Shooting Star, ninety-two-year-old poet Victoria Trumbull becomes embroiled in controversy at the community theater on Martha's Vineyard. The new artistic director has announced plans to replace local amateur talent with off-Island professionals, and the cast and crew react murderously. Victoria intended the theater's current production, her adaptation of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, to d... read more

In Shooting Star, ninety-two-year-old poet Victoria Trumbull becomes embroiled in controversy at the community theater on Martha's Vineyard. The new artistic director has announced plans to replace local amateur talent with off-Island professionals, and the cast and crew react murderously. Victoria intended the theater's current production, her adaptation of Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, to d... read more

Comfort Woman: A Filipina's Story of Prostitution and Slavery under the Japanese Military (Asian Voices)

Maria Rosa Henson

From Comfort Woman:“We began the day with breakfast, after which we swept and cleaned our rooms. Then we went to the bathroom downstairs to wash the only dress we had and to bathe. The bathroom did not even have a door, so the soldiers watched us. We were all naked, and they laughed at us, especially me and the other young girl who did not have any pubic hair. “At two, the soldiers came. My wo... read more

From Comfort Woman:“We began the day with breakfast, after which we swept and cleaned our rooms. Then we went to the bathroom downstairs to wash the only dress we had and to bathe. The bathroom did not even have a door, so the soldiers watched us. We were all naked, and they laughed at us, especially me and the other young girl who did not have any pubic hair. “At two, the soldiers came. My wo... read more

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