Cathy Suter

Cathy Suter - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Formerly with Hachette Books, Columbia University Press, and Abrams. Over ten years of experience editing best-selling nonfiction titles.

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Overview

My experience includes 6 years as the Managing Editor of The Permanent Press--an award-winning literary press, managing editorial experience at Hachette Book Group, and working as a freelance editor for Columbia University Press, Abrams Books, and Philosophical Library. This has given me extensive expertise in developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. As a consultant, I can also offer marketing advice and guide clients through all aspects of the book publishing process for self-publishing and eBooks.

Titles I've worked on include The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons edited by Richard Mankoff, The Healing Power of Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn, The War on Normal People by Andrew Yang, and Birth Without Fear by January Harsche.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Health & wellbeing
History
Political Science & Current Affairs
Religion & Spirituality

Work experience

Managing Editor

Hachette Book Group
May, 2018 – January, 2019 (8 months)

I worked on over 50 non-fiction titles including The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons edited by Richard Mankoff, The Healing Power of Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn, The War on Normal People by Andrew Yang, and Birth Without Fear by January Harsche.

Print and Digital Publishing Consultant

Self-employed
May, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

I provide a range of editorial services to authors, including developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading.

Managing Editor

The Permanent Press
July, 2010 – June, 2016 (almost 6 years)

I served as the Managing Editor of The Permanent Press--an award-winning literary press--for six years.
Our books received a Macavity Award, a Pen Award, and a Foreword Book of the Year Award.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China

Karoline Kan

A deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted past as it emerges into a modern, cutting-edge superpower. Through the stories of three generations of women in her family, Karoline Kan, a former New York Times reporter based in Beijing, reveals how they navigated their way in a country beset by poverty and often-violent political unrest. As the Kans move... read more

A deeply personal and shocking look at how China is coming to terms with its conflicted past as it emerges into a modern, cutting-edge superpower. Through the stories of three generations of women in her family, Karoline Kan, a former New York Times reporter based in Beijing, reveals how they navigated their way in a country beset by poverty and often-violent political unrest. As the Kans move... read more

Mindfulness for All: The Wisdom to Transform the World

Jon Kabat-Zinn

More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, ... read more

More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, ... read more

The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

Andrew Yang

From entrepreneur and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America, an eye-opening look at how new technologies are erasing millions of jobs before our eyes-and a rallying cry for the urgent steps America must take, including Universal Basic Income, to stabilize our economy. The shift toward automation is about to create a tsunami of unemployment. Not ... read more

From entrepreneur and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America, an eye-opening look at how new technologies are erasing millions of jobs before our eyes-and a rallying cry for the urgent steps America must take, including Universal Basic Income, to stabilize our economy. The shift toward automation is about to create a tsunami of unemployment. Not ... read more

Know Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth (Revised Edition)

Mika Brzezinski

The bestselling motivational guide that TheAtlantic.com calls "a rallying cry for women to get the money they deserve." Why are women so often overlooked and underpaid? What are the real reasons men get raises more often than women? How can women ask for--and actually get--the money, the job, the recognition they deserve? Prompted by her own experience as cohost of Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski... read more

The bestselling motivational guide that TheAtlantic.com calls "a rallying cry for women to get the money they deserve." Why are women so often overlooked and underpaid? What are the real reasons men get raises more often than women? How can women ask for--and actually get--the money, the job, the recognition they deserve? Prompted by her own experience as cohost of Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski... read more

The Healing Power of Mindfulness: A New Way of Being

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Discover how mindfulness can help you with healing.More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn showed us the value of cultivating greater awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, in The Healing Power of Mindfulness, he shares a cornucopia of specific examples as to how the cultivation of mindfulness can reshape your relati... read more

Discover how mindfulness can help you with healing.More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn showed us the value of cultivating greater awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, in The Healing Power of Mindfulness, he shares a cornucopia of specific examples as to how the cultivation of mindfulness can reshape your relati... read more

The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra

Weisman, Eliot, Valoppi, Jennifer

This Is Day One: A Practical Guide to Leadership That Matters

Drew Dudley

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERLOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLERTORONTO STAR BESTSELLERBased on his TEDx talk "Everyday Leadership (the Lollipop Moment)"--voted one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time--This Is Day One is leadership expert Drew Dudley's guide to cultivating the behaviors that will help you to succeed and empower those around you. If you're intimidate... read more

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERLOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLERTORONTO STAR BESTSELLERBased on his TEDx talk "Everyday Leadership (the Lollipop Moment)"--voted one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time--This Is Day One is leadership expert Drew Dudley's guide to cultivating the behaviors that will help you to succeed and empower those around you. If you're intimidate... read more

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

Michael Caine

Now in his 85th year, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares wisdom and stories from his remarkable career in this "engrossing" memoir that "shines with positive energy" (Library Journal, starred review). One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in over 100 films in his six-decade career, spanning classic movies like Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book ... read more

Now in his 85th year, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares wisdom and stories from his remarkable career in this "engrossing" memoir that "shines with positive energy" (Library Journal, starred review). One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in over 100 films in his six-decade career, spanning classic movies like Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job (the inspiration for the book ... read more

Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality

Ben Orlin

A hilarious reeducation in mathematics-full of joy, jokes, and stick figures-that sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world. In Math With Bad Drawings, Ben Orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange symbols, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician.... read more

A hilarious reeducation in mathematics-full of joy, jokes, and stick figures-that sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world. In Math With Bad Drawings, Ben Orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, its strange symbols, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician.... read more

The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West

Malcolm W. Nance

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author provides a provocative, comprehensive analysis of Vladimir Putin and Russia's master plan to destroy democracy in the age of Donald Trump, with a foreword by Rob Reiner."A convincing cry that treason is afoot." - Kirkus Reviews"[E]ven as this plot gets more intricate (and, yes, sometimes it does read like a political thriller), readers will be tu... read more

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author provides a provocative, comprehensive analysis of Vladimir Putin and Russia's master plan to destroy democracy in the age of Donald Trump, with a foreword by Rob Reiner."A convincing cry that treason is afoot." - Kirkus Reviews"[E]ven as this plot gets more intricate (and, yes, sometimes it does read like a political thriller), readers will be tu... read more

Cathy has 17 reviews

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Ryan Sherman
Cathy's copyediting and editorial assessment far exceeded my expectations. In addition to her excellent work, she promptly communicated with me, met all of her deadlines, and offered a more than a fair rate for her work quality. I cannot recommend Cathy enough and would hire her again in a heartbeat.

Ryan Sherman, November 2020


Tammy Rabideau
I worked with Cathy on developmental and copy editing for the first chapter of my book. The transaction and communication went smoothly. Cathy was pleasant and professional to work with. She completed my project within my short timeframe and helped me develop my piece in key areas in which I was missing needed detail.

Tammy Rabideau, November 2020


Simon Timm
Awesome work! I will definitely recommend Cathy and will hire her again!

Simon Timm, October 2020


Simon Timm
Cathy did an awesome job on my manuscript and was very responsive and accommodating to my changes in timeline. I will definitely hire her again!

Simon Timm, October 2020


Taylor Beith
Very professional and open to questions. The work is what I asked for and at a high level of quality.

Taylor Beith, September 2020

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