Carolyn Lengel

Carolyn Lengel - Editor

Garrison, NY, United States

Content editor, style wrangler, and grammar geek with 13 years of experience at a major NYC publisher.

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I served as an in-house development editor at Bedford/St. Martin's (later Macmillan Learning), one of the top five college publishers, for thirteen years, and as a freelance writer and editor for other major publishers for several years before that. In the development editor role, I worked with authors from the initial planning stages of a book or media project through the final publication. I guided authors toward choices that would allow the published product to meet market needs and win customers' hearts. I edited drafts and suggested revisions until the right book emerged from the manuscript, and when that book eventually ended up in teachers' and students' hands, it was likely to have my marketing copy on the back cover.

Although big-picture thinking is part of my expertise, details are extremely important to me. My work requires intimate familiarity with guidelines of three major documentation styles (MLA, APA, and CMOS). If you're a researcher, I can help you show off all your hard work in error-free notes and references. If the grammar and style choices absolutely, positively have to be perfect, I know how to make them so--and I know that "perfect" means different things to different people, so I can help you determine which kind of perfect your work needs to be.

And educational publishing isn't the only world I know; I have served as an independent editorial contractor working across a range of fiction and nonfiction genres. Self-help books? I can help. Comics that need more zip, pow, oomph? Done, done, and done. True tales of Bollywood? I'll make them dance and sing.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Comics (non fiction)
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
History
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction

Certifications

  • TESOL

Work experience

Senior Development Editor

Bedford/St. Martin's
June, 2004 – January, 2017 (over 12 years)

I developed top-selling books and digital tools on writing, rhetoric, and style, from traditional handbooks to two editions of the only comic-book composition text. Working with authors to help translate their vision into student-friendly texts, I had hands-on involvement in every stage of the process, from planning and drafting to editing and revising, from creating design memos and illustration plans to writing marketing copy.

Freelance Editor

well-known editorial services company
October, 2014 – May, 2015 (7 months)

As an independent contractor, I worked on nonfiction manuscripts on subjects ranging from religion and political science to real estate and food safety. For each manuscript, I evaluated and edited the content and created an editorial letter outlining possible future revisions.

Freelance Editor, Researcher, Writer

Self-employed
January, 1997 – Present (over 23 years)

I edit nonfiction content for publishers and others; create ancillary texts, video scripts, and assessments for secondary and higher education markets; and do art research and fact-checking.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

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Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing

Elizabeth Losh, Jonathan Alexander, Kevin Cannon, Zander Cannon

After shaking up writing classrooms at more than 450 colleges and universities, Understanding Rhetoric, the comic-style guide to writing that instructors have told us gets "nothing but positive responses from students," has returned for a second edition! Combining the composition know-how of Liz Losh and Jonathan Alexander with the comic-art credibility of Kevin Cannon (Far Arden, Crater XV) a... read more

After shaking up writing classrooms at more than 450 colleges and universities, Understanding Rhetoric, the comic-style guide to writing that instructors have told us gets "nothing but positive responses from students," has returned for a second edition! Combining the composition know-how of Liz Losh and Jonathan Alexander with the comic-art credibility of Kevin Cannon (Far Arden, Crater XV) a... read more

The St. Martin’s Handbook, Eighth Edition

Andrea A. Lunsford

Andrea Lunsford’s comprehensive advice in The St. Martin’s Handbook, Eighth Edition, supports students as they move from informal, social writing to both effective academic writing and to writing that can change the world.Based on Andrea’s groundbreaking research on the literacy revolution, this teachable handbook shows students how to reflect on the writing skills they already have and put th... read more

Andrea Lunsford’s comprehensive advice in The St. Martin’s Handbook, Eighth Edition, supports students as they move from informal, social writing to both effective academic writing and to writing that can change the world.Based on Andrea’s groundbreaking research on the literacy revolution, this teachable handbook shows students how to reflect on the writing skills they already have and put th... read more

EasyWriter

Andrea A. Lunsford

EasyWriter is the little handbook with the Andrea Lunsford difference. It features Andrea’s friendly voice, her research-based Top Twenty, her recognition that writing today is increasingly digital and multimodal, and above all, her respect and appreciation for student writers’ potential to change the world. When your students need reliable, easy-to-find writing advice for college and beyond, ... read more

EasyWriter is the little handbook with the Andrea Lunsford difference. It features Andrea’s friendly voice, her research-based Top Twenty, her recognition that writing today is increasingly digital and multimodal, and above all, her respect and appreciation for student writers’ potential to change the world. When your students need reliable, easy-to-find writing advice for college and beyond, ... read more

By Andrea A. Lunsford - St. Martin's Handbook: 6th (sixth) Edition

Andrea A. Lunsford

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.

The St. Martin's Handbook, 7th Edition

Andrea A. Lunsford

Andrea A. Lunsford's latest findings show that today's students write more than ever before -- and make rhetorically appropriate choices in texts they create outside the classroom. “We're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization,” she notes. The St. Martin's Handbook, Seventh Edition is the first handbook to help students build on the sm... read more

Andrea A. Lunsford's latest findings show that today's students write more than ever before -- and make rhetorically appropriate choices in texts they create outside the classroom. “We're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization,” she notes. The St. Martin's Handbook, Seventh Edition is the first handbook to help students build on the sm... read more

The Everyday Writer, 4th Edition

Andrea A. Lunsford

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates. Students write every day and everywhere -- for school, for work, and for fun. And nobody else in the field of composition understands the real world of student writing better than Andrea A. Lunsford. Her trademark attention to rhetorical choice, language and style, and critical thinking and argument -- based on ye... read more

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates. Students write every day and everywhere -- for school, for work, and for fun. And nobody else in the field of composition understands the real world of student writing better than Andrea A. Lunsford. Her trademark attention to rhetorical choice, language and style, and critical thinking and argument -- based on ye... read more

The Everyday Writer

Andrea A. Lunsford

Andrea Lunsford’s research shows that students are writing more than ever — in classrooms, workplaces, and social spaces, in local communities and around the world. The Everyday Writer, Fifth Edition, is the first tabbed handbook to help the participants in this "literacy revolution" build on the smart decisions they make as social writers — and use their skills in their academic and professio... read more

Andrea Lunsford’s research shows that students are writing more than ever — in classrooms, workplaces, and social spaces, in local communities and around the world. The Everyday Writer, Fifth Edition, is the first tabbed handbook to help the participants in this "literacy revolution" build on the smart decisions they make as social writers — and use their skills in their academic and professio... read more

Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing

Elizabeth Losh, Jonathan Alexander, Kevin Cannon, Zander Cannon

This comics-style collaboration between rhetoricians Elizabeth Losh and Jonathan Alexander and illustrator team Big Time Attic presents the content of the composition course in a form designed to draw students in. Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing covers what first-year college writers need to know — the writing process, critical analysis, argument, research, revision, and pre... read more

This comics-style collaboration between rhetoricians Elizabeth Losh and Jonathan Alexander and illustrator team Big Time Attic presents the content of the composition course in a form designed to draw students in. Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing covers what first-year college writers need to know — the writing process, critical analysis, argument, research, revision, and pre... read more

Dictionary of Literary Biography: Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century British Literary Biographers

Steven Serafin

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary hist... read more

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary hist... read more

Eat Clean, Eat Safe: Dodging Food Dangers and Learning to Shop for, Prepare and Love Healthful Meals Anytime, Anywhere You Go!

Claudia Del Vecchio, Barry M. Grey

Do you really think the food supply is safe?If you have doubts--and you should--this is the easy, fun guide for helping keep danger away while enjoying a healthy new mealtime philosophy.Did you know that food poisoning can be a contributing factor in many gastrointestinal issues, autoimmune diseases, and chronic illnesses?Whether you’re eating at home, dining out, or catching meals on the road... read more

Do you really think the food supply is safe?If you have doubts--and you should--this is the easy, fun guide for helping keep danger away while enjoying a healthy new mealtime philosophy.Did you know that food poisoning can be a contributing factor in many gastrointestinal issues, autoimmune diseases, and chronic illnesses?Whether you’re eating at home, dining out, or catching meals on the road... read more

New York City Haiku

Readers of The New York Times

One hundred fifty haiku on New York City in just three lines each. New York City Haiku collects 150 of the best haiku inspired by the Big Apple. These succinct three-line poems express not only the personal experiences of every New Yorker (or New Yorker at heart), but also the universal truths about living and loving everything that New York has to offer as well. Written by poets of all ages a... read more

One hundred fifty haiku on New York City in just three lines each. New York City Haiku collects 150 of the best haiku inspired by the Big Apple. These succinct three-line poems express not only the personal experiences of every New Yorker (or New Yorker at heart), but also the universal truths about living and loving everything that New York has to offer as well. Written by poets of all ages a... read more

EasyWriter

Andrea A. Lunsford

PACKAGE THIS TITLE WITH OUR 2016 MLA SUPPLEMENT, Documenting Sources in MLA Style (package ISBN-13: 9781319088651). Get the most recent updates on MLA citation in a convenient, 40-page resource based on The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition, with plenty of models. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Andrea Lu... read more

PACKAGE THIS TITLE WITH OUR 2016 MLA SUPPLEMENT, Documenting Sources in MLA Style (package ISBN-13: 9781319088651). Get the most recent updates on MLA citation in a convenient, 40-page resource based on The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition, with plenty of models. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Andrea Lu... read more

The Writer's Presence: A Pool of Readings 5th Edition (Fifth Ed.) 5e By Donald Mcquade and Robert Atwan 2006

McQuade

Writer's Presence (5th, 06) by McQuade, Donald - Atwan, Robert [Paperback (2006)]

Writer's Presence (5th, 06) by McQuade, Donald - Atwan, Robert [Paperback (2006)]

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