Chad Sievers

Chad Sievers – Editor

I'm a development and copy editor who has worked with Wiley and Amazon. My motto is simple: Helping every writer reach his or her potential.

Overview

I edit your text with care and detail, identifying issues with clarity, flow, and accuracy, make and suggest revisions to improve your written word's readability, and collaborate with you in order to reach a final project with which you're happy.
Past clients include John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Amazon, and several self-publishers.
I particularly enjoy editing memoir, how-to books (including self-help), YA fiction, and LGBTQ-related books.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing LGBTQ Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sex & Relationships
Fiction
LGBTQ Fiction Middle Grade Young Adult
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Aug, 2011 — Present

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Jun, 2009 — Jul, 2010 (about 1 year)

I served as a development editor and project manager for advanced For Dummies books.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Aug, 2006 — Jun, 2009 (almost 3 years)

I was a development editor and project manager for consumer For Dummies titles.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Jul, 2002 — Aug, 2006 (about 4 years)

I was a copy editor for consumer For Dummies books.

Portfolio

Set your virtual team on a path to success In the global marketplace, people can work practically anywhere and anytime. Virtual teams cut across the boundaries of time, space, culture, and sometimes even organizations. Rising costs, global locations, and advan... read more
Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself los... read more
Horace, George and Ingle are three brothers growing up during a time of relative calm in a land once dominated by great battles. Galray has enjoyed peace and prosperity for many years under the watchfulness of the knights council and the strong leadership of t... read more
Olivia Wickworth lives in Orphanage Nine, a refuge for the genetically-modified children living in the final days of a dying Earth. In what could be our near future, mankind has completed the widespread implementation of cellular computing-but with devastating... read more
When a devastating diagnosis tears author Donnie Kanter Winokur’s family apart, a service dog may be their best hope to stay together.Donnie Kanter Winokur and her husband, Harvey, never could have imagined the heart-wrenching struggle that becomes their new r... read more
A TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE CHARTS A HIGH-RISK, UNCONVENTIONAL PATH WHILE GRIEVING THE LOSS OF HIS SON Dan Underlight, a divorced, workaholic technology executive, suffers lingering grief over the death of his ten-year-old son, Zack. When Dan's longtime friend and ... read more
Are your sales presentations stuck in the 20th century? Sales Presentations For Dummies rises to the challenge of guiding you through the process of engaging and persuading busy buyers in a world that's constantly bombarding them with sales pitches. Motivating... read more
Committing to a long-term relationship is a big deal—especially if you have doubts. With a focus on common sense over emotion, world-renowned sex and relationship therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer offers straight-up advice on whether you should stick it out or cut... read more
In Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies 2nd Edition the authorsboth accredited as registered and certified dieticiansshare their expertise revealing the latest studies research and tried and true advice Featuring 25 new and revised content including The Eur... read more
Runners’ vocabulary is full of acronyms like DNS for “Did Not Start” and DNF for “Did Not Finish,” but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for “Did Not Quit.”Valerio has tied on her running shoes all across the country... read more
For swimming champion Nancy Stearns Bercaw, the pool was a natural habitat. But on land, she could never shake the feeling of being a fish out of water. Starting at age two, Nancy devoted her life to swimming, even qualifying for the 1988 Olympic Trials in the... read more

Chad has 4 reviews

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Erik M.

Erik M.

Jan, 2020

Chad really helped me improve my writing, in particular with removing extraneous text that didn't move the story foward. He provided extensive notes along with the edits, all very helpful!
Corinne A.

Corinne A.

Jun, 2019

Chad is the best. He was easy to work with and his suggestions and service were spot on. I look forward to working with him on my other manuscripts. Thanks Chad, for all your hard work...you’re fabulous!
Corinne A.

Corinne A.

Feb, 2019

If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Chad is amazing. His suggestions are on point. He is sensitive in his comments and never offends. If I could see him I’d give him a big hug, he took such care with my characters. A huge thank you to Chad and I highly recommend him.
Chad S.
Thank you for the kind words.
donald P.

donald P.

Oct, 2018

Chad was extremely insightful and his observations were valid and appreciated. To quote Richard Bach "A great writer is an amateur who didn't quit". Not sure how I will proceed with this endeavor. It seems Reedsy should make the ability to communicate with each other easier. Thanks for your evaluation. Regards, Don

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