Charles Annis

Charles Annis - Editor

Morristown, NJ, USA

I'm a bibliophile who has spent over thirty years in the field of book production, including design, copy editing, and manufacturing work.

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Overview

In recent years I have copy edited more books than I can count, both non-fiction, typically history or academic monographs, and fiction, including a lot of historical fiction and mysteries.
Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Politics & Current Affairs
Travel
True Crime
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction

Work experience

Copy Editor

Self-employed
February, 2009 – Present (over 10 years)

Books I have copy edited include fiction with titles like:

From Blood; Hope’s Road; Machiavelli; The Original Crime; The Spanish Revenge; Sugar, Texas; and A Traitor’s Loyalty,

and non-fiction with titles like:

Genetics and the Unsettled Past; Investing for Income; Major League Anxiety; The Mental Edge in Trading; Popular Trauma Culture; Session Man; and The Tao of Twitter.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Popular Trauma Culture: Selling the Pain of Others in the Mass Media

Anne Rothe

In Popular Trauma Culture, Anne Rothe argues that American Holocaust discourse has a particular plot structure—characterized by a melodramatic conflict between good and evil and embodied in the core characters of victim/survivor and perpetrator—and that it provides the paradigm for representing personal experiences of pain and suffering in the mass media. The book begins with an analysis of Ho... read more

In Popular Trauma Culture, Anne Rothe argues that American Holocaust discourse has a particular plot structure—characterized by a melodramatic conflict between good and evil and embodied in the core characters of victim/survivor and perpetrator—and that it provides the paradigm for representing personal experiences of pain and suffering in the mass media. The book begins with an analysis of Ho... read more

Genetics and the Unsettled Past (Rutgers Studies on Race and Ethnicity)

Keith Wailoo

Our genetic markers have come to be regarded as portals to the past. Analysis of these markers is increasingly used to tell the story of human migration; to investigate and judge issues of social membership and kinship; to rewrite history and collective memory; to right past wrongs and to arbitrate legal claims and human rights controversies; and to open new thinking about health and well-bein... read more

Our genetic markers have come to be regarded as portals to the past. Analysis of these markers is increasingly used to tell the story of human migration; to investigate and judge issues of social membership and kinship; to rewrite history and collective memory; to right past wrongs and to arbitrate legal claims and human rights controversies; and to open new thinking about health and well-bein... read more

Machiavelli: A Renaissance Life

Joseph Markulin

This epic piece of storytelling brings the world of fifteenth-century Italy to life as it traces Machiavelli’s rise from young boy to controversial political thinker. The often-vilified Renaissance politico and author of The Prince comes to life as a diabolically clever, yet mild mannered and conscientious civil servant. Author Joseph Markulin presents Machiavelli’s life as a true adventure st... read more

This epic piece of storytelling brings the world of fifteenth-century Italy to life as it traces Machiavelli’s rise from young boy to controversial political thinker. The often-vilified Renaissance politico and author of The Prince comes to life as a diabolically clever, yet mild mannered and conscientious civil servant. Author Joseph Markulin presents Machiavelli’s life as a true adventure st... read more

Prospice: A Novel

Karen Kelly

Struggling to move on with her life after she loses her husband in World War II, Caroline Hunt brings her two daughters back to her childhood home in Salem, Massachusetts. Caroline's chance meeting with her college sweetheart leads to a complex union that weaves two families together, bringing both great joy and heartrending sorrow. At the center of this compelling drama is the simmering, unco... read more

Struggling to move on with her life after she loses her husband in World War II, Caroline Hunt brings her two daughters back to her childhood home in Salem, Massachusetts. Caroline's chance meeting with her college sweetheart leads to a complex union that weaves two families together, bringing both great joy and heartrending sorrow. At the center of this compelling drama is the simmering, unco... read more

Hope's Road: A Novel

William Wells

Hope's Road is the story of a family in crisis and, ultimately, of survival and redemption. When their teenage daughter is murdered by a serial killer, her parents struggle with their anger and grief until her killer is captured and her body is found. With their daughter returned to them, the parents are able to regain the will to face a future without their child -- not the future they had im... read more

Hope's Road is the story of a family in crisis and, ultimately, of survival and redemption. When their teenage daughter is murdered by a serial killer, her parents struggle with their anger and grief until her killer is captured and her body is found. With their daughter returned to them, the parents are able to regain the will to face a future without their child -- not the future they had im... read more

Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level

Joel A. Garfinkle

A leading executive coach pinpoints three vital traits necessary to advance your career In Getting Ahead, one of the top 50 executive coaches in the United States, Joel Garfinkle reveals his signature model for mastering three skills to take your career to the next level: Perception, Visibility, and Influence. The PVI-model of professional advancement will teach you to: (1) Actively promote yo... read more

A leading executive coach pinpoints three vital traits necessary to advance your career In Getting Ahead, one of the top 50 executive coaches in the United States, Joel Garfinkle reveals his signature model for mastering three skills to take your career to the next level: Perception, Visibility, and Influence. The PVI-model of professional advancement will teach you to: (1) Actively promote yo... read more

What's Behind the Numbers?: A Guide to Exposing Financial Chicanery and Avoiding Huge Losses in Your Portfolio

John Del Vecchio, Tom Jacobs

Learn how to detect any corporate sleight of hand—and gain the upper hand with smart investing Investing expert John Del Vecchio and “Motley Fool” Tom Jacobs offer a compelling arguement that the secret to stock-market success today isn’t finding the next Google or eBay, but avoiding the next AIG or Enron. To that end, they offer simple, clear techniques for detecting when and how legitimate c... read more

Learn how to detect any corporate sleight of hand—and gain the upper hand with smart investing Investing expert John Del Vecchio and “Motley Fool” Tom Jacobs offer a compelling arguement that the secret to stock-market success today isn’t finding the next Google or eBay, but avoiding the next AIG or Enron. To that end, they offer simple, clear techniques for detecting when and how legitimate c... read more

The DragonSearch Online Marketing Manual: How to Maximize Your SEO, Blogging, and Social Media Presence

Ric Dragon

Get noticed! Create a powerful online marketing platform that draws customers—and increases profits There are few guarantees in business today, but here’s one: If your message or product isn’t easy to find online, you won’t be in business very long. Whether you own a small business or plan to launch a new product or service, getting your message out to the right people has to be one of your to... read more

Get noticed! Create a powerful online marketing platform that draws customers—and increases profits There are few guarantees in business today, but here’s one: If your message or product isn’t easy to find online, you won’t be in business very long. Whether you own a small business or plan to launch a new product or service, getting your message out to the right people has to be one of your to... read more

The Mental Edge in Trading : Adapt Your Personality Traits and Control Your Emotions to Make Smarter Investments

Jason Williams

LEVERAGE YOUR MOST POWERFUL TRADING ASSET: YOUR PERSONALITY The Mental Edge in Trading explains the critical link between successful trading and personality traits--and it gives you the tools to use this information to make smarter trades. A highly trained psychiatrist, Dr. Jason Williams, son of legendary trader Larry Williams, explains how to assess and measure your innate personality traits... read more

LEVERAGE YOUR MOST POWERFUL TRADING ASSET: YOUR PERSONALITY The Mental Edge in Trading explains the critical link between successful trading and personality traits--and it gives you the tools to use this information to make smarter trades. A highly trained psychiatrist, Dr. Jason Williams, son of legendary trader Larry Williams, explains how to assess and measure your innate personality traits... read more

Conversations that Get Results and Inspire Collaboration: Engage Your Team, Your Peers, and Your Manager to Take Action

Shawn Kent Hayashi

Achieve All Your Business Goals Using the Art of Conversation “This book will increase your influence and success rate by the end of the first chapter.” —Alan Weiss, PhD, author of Million Dollar Consulting and Getting Started in Consulting What is the key to business success? COLLABORATION. Executive coach and professional development expert Shawn Kent Hayashi provides everything you need to ... read more

Achieve All Your Business Goals Using the Art of Conversation “This book will increase your influence and success rate by the end of the first chapter.” —Alan Weiss, PhD, author of Million Dollar Consulting and Getting Started in Consulting What is the key to business success? COLLABORATION. Executive coach and professional development expert Shawn Kent Hayashi provides everything you need to ... read more

Invest to Win: Earn & Keep Profits in Bull & Bear Markets with the GainsMaster Approach

Toni Turner, Gordon Scott

How to maintain a bullish portfolio--no matter where the market goes Invest to Win revolutionizes the way investors approach the markets by offering a more profitable alternative to the old buy-and-hold strategy that leaves many people destitute in this age of market crashes. Acclaimed financial educators Toni Turner and Gordon Scott bring together their sought-after teachings for the first ti... read more

How to maintain a bullish portfolio--no matter where the market goes Invest to Win revolutionizes the way investors approach the markets by offering a more profitable alternative to the old buy-and-hold strategy that leaves many people destitute in this age of market crashes. Acclaimed financial educators Toni Turner and Gordon Scott bring together their sought-after teachings for the first ti... read more

Social Media Networking: How to Use Social Media to Get the Job You Want, Find Love, Get Business Success and Boost Your Travel Experience

Tim Lewis

Unleash the real power of social media to get the job you want; find a great new romantic relationship and 10x your travel experience.In this book, Tim interviews over twenty people about their experiences of using social media to get ahead in their lives. The real power of social media today is not secret strategies for selling products or becoming a fake influencer on Instagram but the abili... read more

Unleash the real power of social media to get the job you want; find a great new romantic relationship and 10x your travel experience.In this book, Tim interviews over twenty people about their experiences of using social media to get ahead in their lives. The real power of social media today is not secret strategies for selling products or becoming a fake influencer on Instagram but the abili... read more

Tao of Twitter

Mark W. Schaefer

All new for 2018! The Tao of Twitter is the world's best-selling guide to Twitter. Whether you're a beginner or have enjoyed the platform for years, you're bound to learn new insights and ideas from this book. This all-new edition includes:* Secrets to building influence on Twitter* The formula behind every Twitter business success* 25 ways build an audience that wants to connect to you* Conte... read more

All new for 2018! The Tao of Twitter is the world's best-selling guide to Twitter. Whether you're a beginner or have enjoyed the platform for years, you're bound to learn new insights and ideas from this book. This all-new edition includes:* Secrets to building influence on Twitter* The formula behind every Twitter business success* 25 ways build an audience that wants to connect to you* Conte... read more

F-Commerce Handbook

Paul Marsden, Paul Chaney

The 10 Secrets to Selling on the World’s #1 Social Network Facebook is the perfect tool for reaching out to customers. Now, you need to take the next step and make it pay by selling on Facebook. The f-Commerce Handbook shows you how. From the co-editors of Social Commerce Today, The f-Commerce Handbook delivers practical guidance, proven strategies, and best practices to profit from Facebook a... read more

The 10 Secrets to Selling on the World’s #1 Social Network Facebook is the perfect tool for reaching out to customers. Now, you need to take the next step and make it pay by selling on Facebook. The f-Commerce Handbook shows you how. From the co-editors of Social Commerce Today, The f-Commerce Handbook delivers practical guidance, proven strategies, and best practices to profit from Facebook a... read more

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