Chad Sievers

Chad Sievers - Editor Tick

Indianapolis, IN, USA

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.

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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.

Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
LGBTQ
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Freelance editor

Self-employed
July, 2011 – Present (over 7 years)

Senior project editor

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
June, 2010 – July, 2010 (about 1 month)

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

Project editor

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
August, 2006 – June, 2010 (almost 4 years)

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

Copy editor

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
July, 2002 – August, 2006 (about 4 years)

I was a copy editor for consumer For Dummies books.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Dryland: One Woman's Swim to Sobriety

Nancy Stearns Bercaw

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 fifty-meter freestyle event. But nearly two decades later, when she hung up her cap and goggles, she was confronted with a different ki... 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 fifty-meter freestyle event. But nearly two decades later, when she hung up her cap and goggles, she was confronted with a different ki... read more

A Beautiful Work In Progress

Mirna Valerio

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, from the dusty back roads of central New Jersey to the busy Route 222 corridor in Pennsylvania to the sweltering deserts of Arizona. W... 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, from the dusty back roads of central New Jersey to the busy Route 222 corridor in Pennsylvania to the sweltering deserts of Arizona. W... read more

Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies

Meri Raffetto, Wendy Jo Peterson

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 European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition EPIC study is one of the largest cohort studies in the world with more than ha... 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 European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition EPIC study is one of the largest cohort studies in the world with more than ha... read more

Stay or Go: Dr. Ruth's Rules for Real Relationships

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, Pierre A. Lehu

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 your losses and move on.In Stay or Go, Dr. Ruth divides troubled couplings into three “flavors”: Dark Toxic (run!), Rocky Road (rough p... 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 your losses and move on.In Stay or Go, Dr. Ruth divides troubled couplings into three “flavors”: Dark Toxic (run!), Rocky Road (rough p... read more

Sales Presentations For Dummies

Julie M. Hansen

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 today's buyers to pull the trigger on a new deal requires a certain set of skills, and this straightforward text guides you through wha... 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 today's buyers to pull the trigger on a new deal requires a certain set of skills, and this straightforward text guides you through wha... read more

The Beauty of the Fall: A Novel

Rich Marcello

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 boss fires Dan from RadioRadio, the company that he helped create, he crashes and isolates himself. Willow, a poet and domestic violence... 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 boss fires Dan from RadioRadio, the company that he helped create, he crashes and isolates himself. Willow, a poet and domestic violence... read more

Chancer: How One Good Boy Saved Another

Donnie Kanter Winokur

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 reality after they decide to adopt two infants from Russia. As Iyal and Morasha grow, it becomes clear that Iyal’s development is drastic... 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 reality after they decide to adopt two infants from Russia. As Iyal and Morasha grow, it becomes clear that Iyal’s development is drastic... read more

The Last Fairy Tale

E. S. Lowell

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 unforeseen consequences. Just when all hope seems lost, Olivia enters Aeldyn, a land created thousands of years ago when man exiled mag... 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 unforeseen consequences. Just when all hope seems lost, Olivia enters Aeldyn, a land created thousands of years ago when man exiled mag... read more

The Adventures of Horace, George and Ingle - The Rise of the Black Knight

Hw Cumming

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 their father the King. The boys didn't know that tonight would be the start of an adventure that would change the course of their lives a... 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 their father the King. The boys didn't know that tonight would be the start of an adventure that would change the course of their lives a... read more

Wilderness Survival For Dummies

Cameron M. Smith, John F. Haslett

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 lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to ... 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 lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to ... read more

The Road Home

Debbie, Chuck Wilson

Debbie Wilson is thirty-one years old; her days full of the joys and obstacles familiar to everyone navigating the American Dream. On the verge of launching her career as a teacher, she is the busy mother to two young boys--and her husband, Chuck, has just left the security of his career in the Navy amidst the economic crisis of 1987. The steady rhythm of her everyday is disrupted one morning ... read more

Debbie Wilson is thirty-one years old; her days full of the joys and obstacles familiar to everyone navigating the American Dream. On the verge of launching her career as a teacher, she is the busy mother to two young boys--and her husband, Chuck, has just left the security of his career in the Navy amidst the economic crisis of 1987. The steady rhythm of her everyday is disrupted one morning ... read more

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donald politi

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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donald politi, October 2018

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