Colleen Sell

Colleen Sell - Editor

Eugene, OR, USA

Skilled editor / writer with 26 years experience collaborating with authors and publishers to create, improve, and polish marketable books

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I offer a suite of editorial services to traditionally published authors, self-published authors, book publishers, and businesses. My main focus is line editing, copy editing, and proofreading nonfiction books in multiple categories and fiction in several genres. I also offer the following services on a selective and limited basis, due to the time and dedicated focus required of such projects: developmental editing (nonfiction only); proposal development and writing (including table of contents, chapter outline or summaries, sample chapters); ghostwriting and work-for-hire authoring (nonfiction trade books and corporate legacy books).

My editorial career spans more than three decades and includes 20 years as an independent writer and editor and 7 years in editorial management.

As a book editor, I have revamped, revised, and/or polished 130+ books, approximately 90% nonfiction and 10% fiction, traditionally published and self-published.

As a ghostwriter, work-for-hire author, and anthologist, I have created 60+ nonfiction trade titles—including the international bestseller One Simple Idea (McGraw-Hill) and its sequel, One Simple Idea for Startups and Entrepreneurs, as well as the national best-selling Cup of Comfort book series (Adams Media), for which I compiled 40 titles as the series anthologist/editor, beginning with the series' inception in 2001 through publication of the last title in 2011.

Recent projects include:
— Feminist Fairytale: A Woman Leader's Guide to Surviving Sexism, Beth Rogers, PhD and Dr. Allison Mayer-Oaks, MD. Manuscript evaluation with suggested developmental revisions and restructure (chapter outline); May 2020.
— Ramping Your Brand: How to Ride the Killer CPG Growth Curve, James F. Richardson, PhD; December 2019, Premium Growth Solutions. Developmental edit & copy edit; proofreading, finished manuscript & galleys.
— Plumeria (memoir), Lydia Hill. Copyedit; 2019.
— Finding a New Normal: Living with Chronic Illness. Suzan Jackson, self-published, 2020. Copyedit.
— Target Funding: Discover a Proven System to Get the Money & Resources You Need to Start or Grow Your Business, Kedma Ough; July 2019, McGraw-Hill. Book development, research, ghostwriting, line edit; proposal development & writing; edit & proofreading, publisher's promotional copy and author's website.
— ReducedEffort Changeover: The LEAN Way to Quickly Reduce Changeover Downtime, by Ron Heiskell; 2018, ReducedEffort, LLC (first edition, self-published); 2020, Taylor & Francis (publisher; second edition with new chapter). Developmental & copy edit; proofreading, finished manuscript & design/production galleys; sourced cover art; design liaison.
— Healing with Spirit: Opening Up to Receive Spiritual Information & Support, Book Three in the Healing Series, Mary Ruth Velicki; 2020, Alley Press (self-published). Line edit & copy edit; proofreading, finished manuscript & design/production galleys; design liaison.
— Healing with Awareness: Activating the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection to Restore Health & Well-Being, Book Two in The Healing Series, Mary Ruth Velicki; May 2019, Alley Press (self-published). Line edit & copy edit;, proofreading, finished manuscript & design/production galleys; design liaison.
— Healing through Chronic Pain: A Physical Therapist's Personal Journey of Body-Mind-Spirit Transformation, Book One in The Healing Series, Mary Ruth Velicki; September 2013 and update/reprint April 2019. Development edit, line edit, copy edit; proofreading, finished manuscript & design/production galleys; design liaison.
— An Enduring Mission: The Story of Hartford Steam Boiler; 2017, The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. Work-for-hire author of this corporate legacy book, on the occasion of the storied insurance company's 150th anniversary.
— Against the Grain: How I Went from Factory Floor to My Own Multi-Million Pound Company, Graham Harris; 2018, Rudling House. Book development; proposal development & writing, including table of contents, chapter summaries, and first five chapters.
— 21 Days to Wealth, Well-Being, and Abundance Now, Lisa Lane & Greg Lane; 2017, WellFit Financial PC (self-published). Copyedit and proofreading.
— Through a Glass Brightly: A Mother Celebrates her Autistic Daughter, Molly Romano; 2016, self-published. Line edit & copy edit; proofreading.

Book-publisher clients have included: Adams Media (now an imprint of Simon & Schuster), Big Ideas Press, Bow Tie Press, F+W Media, Fair Winds, Globe Pequot Press, Harmony, Hobby Farm Press, Hunter House, Lotus Press, Lyons Press, McGraw-Hill, NTC Publishing, Presidio Press, Power Story Publishing, Prima Publishing, Rockport, Solution Tree, Taylor Trade Publishing, The Crossing Press, Two Dot, Wheeling, and others

Nonfiction categories: academic, art & culture, beauty, biography & memoir, business & entrepreneurship, children's, cooking, crafts & hobbies, creative nonfiction, education & training, ecology & nature, family & relationships, finance, games & activities, health & fitness, history, home & garden, law, LOHS (lifestyles of health and sustainability), psychology & social science, philosophy, religion & spirituality, self-help & self-improvement, travel, women's issues, writing reference

Fiction genres: action/adventure, historical, literary, mystery, romance, suspense/thriller, science fiction/fantasy; juvenile; young adult

I write and edit using Microsoft Word v. 2016 for PC (desktop and laptop). I utilize Word's Track Changes and Comments tools to redline and finalize all edits and proof corrections in the book manuscipt. When proofreading a design/production galley, I utilize Adobe's Highlight tool to mark errors and Sticky Notes tool to annotate corrections. If the client is unfamiliar with and/or unable to use these applicanion tools, I can suggest alternative methods of marking edits on the Word document and corrections on the galledy (PDF), which I offer at additional cost due to the added time and effort those unautomated options require.

For trade books, I follow the style conventions specified in The Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition. For scholarly and trade books, I follow the style guide specified by the author or publisher, such as the Publication Manual of the APA and the MLA Style Manual. I utilize recent editions of dictionaries recommended by the publishing industry, including Webster's New World Collegiate Dictionary, Webster's International Dictionary, Oxford American Dictionary, and Mirriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. I also consult specialized dictionaries (e.g., accounting, legal, medical), as requested or needed, if accessible.
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"Colleen Sell's work strikes the perfect balance between creative and saleable. Her attention to detail is matched only by her knowledge of the publishing process, and she is the only writer and editor I know who never misses a deadline. It's rare that I have the opportunity to work with someone with such a knack for both creative writing and the editing/proofreading process. I've continually found her to be one of the most responsive authors and editors I've ever worked with."
—Meredith O'Hayre McCarthy, Director of Managing Editorial, Adams Media, a division of Simon & Schuster

"My book, One Simple Idea, reached #1 in three Amazon categories, was in the top 20 of all books sold on Amazon, and received over 50 five-star reviews within a few weeks of its release. This never would have happened and the book would not have been selling so well without the great work of Colleen Sell, my ghostwriter/collaborator. She was able to make my content easy to read, and on top of that, she found my voice. Even though we were on a tight timeline, Colleen was a pro and met all deadlines. She did an amazing job, and I can't thank her enough. I look forward to collaborating with her on my next book."
—Stephen Key, Inventor/Entrepreneur, author, One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dream into a Licensing Goldmine and One Simple Idea for Startups & Entrepreneurs

"Colleen Sell's work was crucial in bringing my instructional memoir, Healing through Chronic Pain, to life. Colleen provided support and guidance through all phases of the writing and publication process, including line editing, copy editing, proofreading, and communicating with the graphic designer. Colleen has a remarkable command of the English language and is also a beautiful writer, blending technical expertise with artistic talent. Her comments and questions helped me clarify and expand the messages in my book, and all of her changes made the text accurate and easy to read while maintaining my distinct voice."
—Mary Ruth Velicki, MS, DPT; author, Healing through Chronic Pain, Healing with Awareness, and Healing with Spirit (Books One, Two, an Three of The Healing Series)

"Phenomenal writer and book editor. Very easy to work with."
—Sherri Donovan, One of America's Top 10 Divorce Attorneys; author (with Colleen Sell), Hit Him Where It Hurts: The Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Divorce

"Colleen is a joy to work with—diligent, conscientious, and very good at what she does. It takes a sensitive and patient personality as well as a gifted editor to work well with the many contributors it takes to build a success anthology series like Cup of Comfort. And Colleen's got it all."
—Kate Epstein, principal, The Epstein Literary Agency; former associate editor, Adams Media

"Colleen Sell was key in making our company's story come to life as the author of our 150th anniversary history book. Hartford Steam Boiler has a unique history, and her writing style told that story factually and compellingly. She is a joy to collaborate with, and she worked well with me during some stressful moments during the project. I highly recommend her."
—Carla Carpenter, Director, Graphic Communications, Hartford Steam Boiler

"We started off together as reporters years ago, and since that time Colleen has become one of the most creative, resourceful, versatile, and hard-working writers and editors I've ever encountered. I've worked with her across all media -- newspapers, magazines, books, online -- and she's mastered them all with grace and speed. Most important, she's a dream to work with."
—Paula Munier, Sr. Literary Agent, Talcott Notch; author, Blind Search and A Borrowing of Bones (Books 1 & 2 of the Mercy and Elvis mystery series) , Fixing Freddie, Plot Perfect, and Writing with Quiet Hands

"Nobody knows more about editing and is more proficient [than Colleen Sell]. She is fast and makes her deadlines. She's a talented writer, a real pro, and also a warm, loving human being. What more can you ask for?"
— Richard Krevolin, PhD, president, Power Story Consulting; author, The Complete Diaries of Young Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hook: How to Share Your Brand's Unique Story, Making Light in Terezin, Screenwriting in the Land of Oz, How to Adapt Anything into a Screenplay, Be the Author of Your Story, Tales of the Truly Grotesque
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Home & Garden
Parenting & Families
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Travel

Work experience

Editor-in-Chief

GRAND Media, LLC
September, 2012 – June, 2014 (over 1 year)

As editor-in-chief of GRAND: The Lifestyle Magazine for Awesome Grandparents (a part-time, freelance position), my responsibilities included:
* Content management: editorial calendar; sourcing, acquiring, and curating contributed content; developing content in-house
* Sourcing and managing columnists
* Editing and proofreading
* Writing: celebrity profiles (cover stories) and departments
* Photo editor (multi-media): sourcing and acquisition of images as well as audio and video content

Anthologist / Editor

Adams Media, a division of Simon & Schuster
January, 2001 – December, 2011 (almost 11 years)

As the work-for-hire anthologist/editor of the national best-selling Cup of Comfort book series (a 10-year remote contractual engagement):
* Developed the book series in collaboration with the publisher
* Solicited and vetted more than 75,000 submissions
* Compiled and edited (developmental and line) 40 Cup of Comfort books -- 39 anthologies of personal essays and one annotated cookbook (recipes, stories, cooking tips, photographs)
* Copyedited those Christian volumes (5-6 books) that were compiled by other editors. I compiled and edited the last of the Christian volumes.
* Wrote the Cup of Comfort blog, bimonthly e-newsletter, and website landing pages and content
* Promoted the series via hundreds of media interviews and bookstore appearances

The last two Cup of Comfort anthologies were published in early 2011, at which time the blog, newsletter, and website were retired.

The Cup of Comfort series has been published in multiple languages. Collectively, the series sold more than 3 million copies worldwide between 2001 and 2011.

In November 2016, Adams Media was acquired by Simon & Schuster. Since then, Simon & Schuster has repackaged (new covers & titles) and republished several Cup of Comfort volumes and also continues to sell many of the original Cup of Comfort titles.

Independent Editor and Writer

Self-employed
May, 1999 – Present (over 21 years)

Specializing in the crafting of books, magazines, and digital content tailored to the individual author, publisher, or business.
* Developmental, line, and copy editing: books (fiction and nonfiction) and magazines (consumer and trade)
* Book proposal development, including table of contents, chapter outline or summaries, sample chapters
* Work-for-hire author / co-author: nonfiction trade books and corporate legacy books
* Ghostwriting: nonfiction trade books, corporate legacy books, magazine articles, online content
* Anthologist: development, curation, editing: fiction and nonfiction
* Editorial management: books, magazines, digital media
* Copywriting: book promotion (cover, dust jacket, description, synopses, catalog), content marketing, corporate communications

Note: Prior to becoming a full-time independent editor and ghostwriter, I moonlit as a book editor for various trade publishers while holding staff positions as a magazine editor, technical writer, and copywriter.

Editor-in-Chief

Aster Publishing
July, 1994 – April, 1999 (almost 5 years)

As editor-in-chief of two award-winning consumer magazines—Biblio: Exploring the World of Books (monthly) and Mercator's World: The Magazine of Maps, Exploration, and Discovery (bimonthly)—my responsibilities included:
* Content acquisition, development, and management
* Art direction and management
* Maintained editorial and art/design budgets
* Managed all in-house editorial, design, and production staff
* Sourced freelance writers, illustrators, and photographers
* Editing and proofreading
* Occasionally wrote feature articles
* Collaborated with advertising, marketing, and circulation departments
* Created promotional material
* Represented magazines at trade shows and promotional events

ACHIEVEMENTS
* Transformed both Biblio and Mercator's World from hobbyist to consumer magazines, converted Biblio from bimonthly to monthly publication, and upgraded content and production quality—resulting in a substantial increase in circulation and advertising revenues
* Biblio named #3 of the best new magazines of 1995, by New York Times' magazine editor
* Mercator's World recipient of Folio award for design excellence

Portfolio (51 selected works)

Ramping Your Brand: How to Ride the Killer CPG Growth Curve

James Richardson

In this book, I outline a 4-Part approach to thinking smarter about growth as a CPG entrepreneur. It is based on years of anthropological research into how and why consumers pay for premium-priced CPG items and intensive 4P pattern analysis among an elite club of premium CPG brands that all reached $100M+ in less than a decade. Part 1. Designing to Command a PremiumThis is where many founders ... read more

In this book, I outline a 4-Part approach to thinking smarter about growth as a CPG entrepreneur. It is based on years of anthropological research into how and why consumers pay for premium-priced CPG items and intensive 4P pattern analysis among an elite club of premium CPG brands that all reached $100M+ in less than a decade. Part 1. Designing to Command a PremiumThis is where many founders ... read more

Target Funding: A Proven System to Get the Money and Resources You Need to Start or Grow Your Business

Kedma Ough

Discover the targeted funding and resources available to support YOUR small business or ideaTarget Funding ensures that the struggle to obtain funds will never again come between you and your dreams.Too often, great business ideas fail to see the light of day because the entrepreneur doesn’t know how to secure the funding he or she needs. Until now. Target Funding proves you don’t need to be o... read more

Discover the targeted funding and resources available to support YOUR small business or ideaTarget Funding ensures that the struggle to obtain funds will never again come between you and your dreams.Too often, great business ideas fail to see the light of day because the entrepreneur doesn’t know how to secure the funding he or she needs. Until now. Target Funding proves you don’t need to be o... read more

One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work

Stephen Key

With must-have updates, a new edition of the bestselling method that shows how anyone can turn their one simple idea into millions – without lifting a finger!Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor who has licensed more than 20 product ideas. In 2011, he shared the secrets to his success in the bestselling book One Simple Idea. Since that time, many changes have occurred in the entrepreneuria... read more

With must-have updates, a new edition of the bestselling method that shows how anyone can turn their one simple idea into millions – without lifting a finger!Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor who has licensed more than 20 product ideas. In 2011, he shared the secrets to his success in the bestselling book One Simple Idea. Since that time, many changes have occurred in the entrepreneuria... read more

One Simple Idea for Startups and Entrepreneurs: Live Your Dreams and Create Your Own Profitable Company

Stephen Key

From award-winning entrepreneur, inventor, and business owner Stephen Key comes the highly anticipated follow-up to his bestseller One Simple IdeaHow many times have you seen a product and thought, I know how to make that better? Or not seen a product and thought, How is it that no one has invented this yet? And when haven’t you thought, I need to be my own boss?You’re thinking the right thing... read more

From award-winning entrepreneur, inventor, and business owner Stephen Key comes the highly anticipated follow-up to his bestseller One Simple IdeaHow many times have you seen a product and thought, I know how to make that better? Or not seen a product and thought, How is it that no one has invented this yet? And when haven’t you thought, I need to be my own boss?You’re thinking the right thing... read more

Healing Through Chronic Pain: A physical therapist's personal journey of body/mind/spirit transformation (The Healing Series)

Mary Ruth Velicki

In this instructive and insightful memoir, Mary Ruth Velicki combines her background as a physical therapist with her personal story of healing through debilitating pelvic pain to provide concrete advice, hope, and inspiration to those who are suffering. The author starts out as a skeptical scientific-type, and readers accompany her as she works to heal and gradually discovers the body-mind-sp... read more

In this instructive and insightful memoir, Mary Ruth Velicki combines her background as a physical therapist with her personal story of healing through debilitating pelvic pain to provide concrete advice, hope, and inspiration to those who are suffering. The author starts out as a skeptical scientific-type, and readers accompany her as she works to heal and gradually discovers the body-mind-sp... read more

Healing with Awareness: Activating the Body-Mind-Spirit Connection to Restore Health & Well-Being (The Healing Series)

Mary Ruth Velicki

Healing with Awareness is for all who wish to increase their awareness of the body-mind-spirit connection and to use this connection to heal on all levels. Key characteristics of the healing process are presented using stories from Mary Ruth Velicki’s personal experience as well as from her work with clients who are actively working to heal in a holistic way. The book also includes activities ... read more

Healing with Awareness is for all who wish to increase their awareness of the body-mind-spirit connection and to use this connection to heal on all levels. Key characteristics of the healing process are presented using stories from Mary Ruth Velicki’s personal experience as well as from her work with clients who are actively working to heal in a holistic way. The book also includes activities ... read more

ReducedEffort Changeover: The Lean way to quickly reduce changeover downtime

Ron Heiskell

“We worked with Ron to implement the ReducedEffort® process and saw a 30% output improvement after just three days. The real bonus came with the unleashing of employee engagement.”— Nick Wilson, President of Morrison Container Handling Solutions; Past Chairman of Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI); Packaging Hall of Fame inductee“I really don’t know if I can put a value on this... read more

“We worked with Ron to implement the ReducedEffort® process and saw a 30% output improvement after just three days. The real bonus came with the unleashing of employee engagement.”— Nick Wilson, President of Morrison Container Handling Solutions; Past Chairman of Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI); Packaging Hall of Fame inductee“I really don’t know if I can put a value on this... read more

Against the Grain: How I went from factory floor to my own multi-million pound company (and you can too)

In his book entitled Against The Grain, Graham Harris, describes how one day, dissatisfied with his lot as a factory print worker, he decided to change his life. Working from his garage in his free time, he invented and developed the Tri-Creaser, a device that has revolutionised the print industry. With honesty and self-deprecating humour, Harris recounts the many ups and downs of his journey ... read more

In his book entitled Against The Grain, Graham Harris, describes how one day, dissatisfied with his lot as a factory print worker, he decided to change his life. Working from his garage in his free time, he invented and developed the Tri-Creaser, a device that has revolutionised the print industry. With honesty and self-deprecating humour, Harris recounts the many ups and downs of his journey ... read more

21 Days to Wealth, Well-Being, and Abundance Now!: Financial Planning for a Healthier Life

Greg J Lane, Lisa J Lane

21 Days to Wealth, Well-Being, and Abundance Now! is a practical guide that links smart money-management and healthful living for people who care as much as about their financial health as they do about their personal health. Written by seasoned financial advisors who have experienced first-hand the benefits of integrating sound financial management and healthy habits into their daily lives, t... read more

21 Days to Wealth, Well-Being, and Abundance Now! is a practical guide that links smart money-management and healthful living for people who care as much as about their financial health as they do about their personal health. Written by seasoned financial advisors who have experienced first-hand the benefits of integrating sound financial management and healthy habits into their daily lives, t... read more

Through A Glass Brightly: A Mother Celebrates Her Autistic Daughter

Molly Romano

Nikki is a lovely young woman with sparkling blue eyes. She loves to dance and swim. She loves pizza and Coke, and hates eggs and cleaning her room. Nikki is also autistic. Written with unwavering positivity, candor, and courage, Through a Glass Brightly is an uplifting memoir about Molly Romano's adult autistic daughter. The book describes Nikki's experiences in school, in sports, and in vari... read more

Nikki is a lovely young woman with sparkling blue eyes. She loves to dance and swim. She loves pizza and Coke, and hates eggs and cleaning her room. Nikki is also autistic. Written with unwavering positivity, candor, and courage, Through a Glass Brightly is an uplifting memoir about Molly Romano's adult autistic daughter. The book describes Nikki's experiences in school, in sports, and in vari... read more

Sacred Travels: 275 Places to Find Joy, Seek Solace, and Learn to Live More Fully

Meera Lester

All roads lead to enlightenment but the choice of which to travel is yours. From Sedona to Lourdes to Mecca, there are certain divinely blessed places that can inspire you to renew your sense of wonder, revitalize your spirit, and restore your faith. In this book, you'll explore the most illuminating sites around the world, including: The Taj Mahal in India, a stunning palace designed for mour... read more

All roads lead to enlightenment but the choice of which to travel is yours. From Sedona to Lourdes to Mecca, there are certain divinely blessed places that can inspire you to renew your sense of wonder, revitalize your spirit, and restore your faith. In this book, you'll explore the most illuminating sites around the world, including: The Taj Mahal in India, a stunning palace designed for mour... read more

Hit Him Where It Hurts: The Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Divorce-Alimony, Custody, Child Support, and More

Sherri Donovan

You're getting divorced. You want out or he wants out, but either way you're tempted to bend over backward just to get it over with. The result: You get screwed. How screwed? Consider this: the average woman experiences a 45 percent drop in her standard of living after divorce; 45 percent of children living with a divorced mother live at or near the poverty line; only about 45 percent of custo... read more

You're getting divorced. You want out or he wants out, but either way you're tempted to bend over backward just to get it over with. The result: You get screwed. How screwed? Consider this: the average woman experiences a 45 percent drop in her standard of living after divorce; 45 percent of children living with a divorced mother live at or near the poverty line; only about 45 percent of custo... read more

The Missile Game (The Dr. Scott James Thriller Series) (Volume 1)

Glenn Shepard

Chaos erupts in a small town when a hidden missile base is suddenly discovered by a local doctor. A criminal mastermind is developing his own fleet of deadly laser-firing drones. An ISIS terrorist cell is building a secret missile base deep in rural North Carolina. A war on American soil seems imminent, and it’s up to Dr. Scott James to stop the carnage. He can’t do it without the help of Eliz... read more

Chaos erupts in a small town when a hidden missile base is suddenly discovered by a local doctor. A criminal mastermind is developing his own fleet of deadly laser-firing drones. An ISIS terrorist cell is building a secret missile base deep in rural North Carolina. A war on American soil seems imminent, and it’s up to Dr. Scott James to stop the carnage. He can’t do it without the help of Eliz... read more

The Zombie Game (The Dr. Scott James Thrillers Series) (Volume 2)

Glenn Shepard

ISIS terrorists are plotting to kill the Pope during his visit to America. The plan: Hijack a hospital ship in Haiti, convert it to a missile launcher, and cruise into Miami Harbor, unnoticed. Their only obstacle: Dr. Scott James is a volunteer on the ship, and he’s recruited a squad of Haitian zombies to stop the attack. But nothing adds up … until the last seven minutes. "The Zombie Game" ha... read more

ISIS terrorists are plotting to kill the Pope during his visit to America. The plan: Hijack a hospital ship in Haiti, convert it to a missile launcher, and cruise into Miami Harbor, unnoticed. Their only obstacle: Dr. Scott James is a volunteer on the ship, and he’s recruited a squad of Haitian zombies to stop the attack. But nothing adds up … until the last seven minutes. "The Zombie Game" ha... read more

Shooter: Combat From Behind The Camera

Stacy Pearsall

Shooter is a visual portrait of war--the perseverance, heroism, and survival--narrated through stunning photographs and powerful essays from a female combat photographer.

Shooter is a visual portrait of war--the perseverance, heroism, and survival--narrated through stunning photographs and powerful essays from a female combat photographer.

The Yoga Zoo Adventure: Animal Poses and Games for Little Kids (SmartFun Activity Books)

Helen Purperhart

This ingenious book uses the postures and movements of zoo animals to teach yoga movements to children. The first part of the book covers theoretical and practical information for parents and teachers working with yoga. Part two takes readers to every part of the zoo, from the insect and reptile houses to the ape cage and the oceanarium. Here youngsters come face to face with a tiger, look in ... read more

This ingenious book uses the postures and movements of zoo animals to teach yoga movements to children. The first part of the book covers theoretical and practical information for parents and teachers working with yoga. Part two takes readers to every part of the zoo, from the insect and reptile houses to the ape cage and the oceanarium. Here youngsters come face to face with a tiger, look in ... read more

Stand in the Heat: Lessons from Legendary Entrepreneurs on Staying Cool Under Pressure

Glenn Carver

Whether you are already an entrepreneur or you are dreaming of being an entrepreneur, read this book now! "Glenn, stand in the heat--don't freak out!" This is the message that Glenn Carver very clearly heard from his conscience, God or someone in between on the morning of February 2, 2010. With a three-month-old, firstborn son at home and a bank account on vapors, he was under stress, anxious,... read more

Whether you are already an entrepreneur or you are dreaming of being an entrepreneur, read this book now! "Glenn, stand in the heat--don't freak out!" This is the message that Glenn Carver very clearly heard from his conscience, God or someone in between on the morning of February 2, 2010. With a three-month-old, firstborn son at home and a bank account on vapors, he was under stress, anxious,... read more

Ayurveda: A Quick Reference Handbook

Manisha Kshirsagar, Ana Cristina Magno

"Ayurveda: A Quick Reference Handbook is an excellent addition to the library of any Ayurvedic student or practitioner, and is written in a clear style for beginners. It summarizes all of the basic Ayurvedic knowledge in beautiful charts that make finding the information for reference easy. Yoga, Jyotish and Vastu included in the same book expands the vedic resources for Ayurvedic students." -... read more

"Ayurveda: A Quick Reference Handbook is an excellent addition to the library of any Ayurvedic student or practitioner, and is written in a clear style for beginners. It summarizes all of the basic Ayurvedic knowledge in beautiful charts that make finding the information for reference easy. Yoga, Jyotish and Vastu included in the same book expands the vedic resources for Ayurvedic students." -... read more

Making Light in Terezin: The Show Helps Us Go On...

Richard Krevolin

If you have ever been touched, or had your life changed, by a song, film, book or performance, you inherently understand the transformative power of the arts. In this new book based upon interviews conducted for the documentary film, Making Light in Terezin, Richard Krevolin reveals the true story of how, in WWII’s darkest days, prisoners in the Terezin ghetto (outside of Prague) made light an... read more

If you have ever been touched, or had your life changed, by a song, film, book or performance, you inherently understand the transformative power of the arts. In this new book based upon interviews conducted for the documentary film, Making Light in Terezin, Richard Krevolin reveals the true story of how, in WWII’s darkest days, prisoners in the Terezin ghetto (outside of Prague) made light an... read more

Be the Hero of Your Story: Understand your story, rewrite it & change your life!

Richard Krevolin, Eliana Barbosa

What personal stories do you live by, and what internal scripts rule your life? What stories were you told as a child that still affect you? Which of these stories and scripts have helped you, and which are hindering you? Be the Hero of Your Story empowers you to re-imagine yourself as the protagonist, the hero, of your own life story—a story in which you are the author of your own destiny. Wi... read more

What personal stories do you live by, and what internal scripts rule your life? What stories were you told as a child that still affect you? Which of these stories and scripts have helped you, and which are hindering you? Be the Hero of Your Story empowers you to re-imagine yourself as the protagonist, the hero, of your own life story—a story in which you are the author of your own destiny. Wi... read more

Developing Connective Leadership: Successes With Thinking Maps

Larry Alper, Kimberly Williams, David Hyerle

'If our best thinking comes by making connections and building patterns, then what would these patterns look like, and what might they be based on'--ask the authors. Most importantly, how could they be used? Developing Connective Leadership shows you how Thinking Maps are an efficient and eloquent language that can be used to explore and reveal ideas, thought processes, and intentions. By crea... read more

'If our best thinking comes by making connections and building patterns, then what would these patterns look like, and what might they be based on'--ask the authors. Most importantly, how could they be used? Developing Connective Leadership shows you how Thinking Maps are an efficient and eloquent language that can be used to explore and reveal ideas, thought processes, and intentions. By crea... read more

Haunted Pet Stories: Tales Of Ghostly Cats, Spooky Dogs, And Demonic Bunnies

Mary Beth Crain

Since ancient times, stories have abounded concerning the existence of ghost animals. From the Native American animal spirits, to the menacing demon dogs of medieval England, to present day encounters with animal apparitions, there can be little doubt that animals, like people, live after death and pass back and forth between this world and the next. In the realm of the paranormal, experiences... read more

Since ancient times, stories have abounded concerning the existence of ghost animals. From the Native American animal spirits, to the menacing demon dogs of medieval England, to present day encounters with animal apparitions, there can be little doubt that animals, like people, live after death and pass back and forth between this world and the next. In the realm of the paranormal, experiences... read more

Vermont Icons: 50 Classic Symbols of the Green Mountain State

Matthew P. Mayo, Jennifer Smith-Mayo

The state of Vermont is illustrated through gorgeous photographs and evocative essays, showcasing 50 iconic places, events, inventions, foods, and objects from the Green Mountain State.

The state of Vermont is illustrated through gorgeous photographs and evocative essays, showcasing 50 iconic places, events, inventions, foods, and objects from the Green Mountain State.

Texas Curiosities, 4th: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)

John Kelso

The definitive collection of Texas's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Texas residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.

The definitive collection of Texas's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Texas residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Missouri Women (More than Petticoats Series)

Elaine Warner

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Missouri Women celebrates the women who shaped the Show-Me State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Missouri Women celebrates the women who shaped the Show-Me State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

True Stories of Courage: A tribute in honor, endurance, and endeavor (Cup of Comfort Stories)

Colleen Sell

In True Stories of Courage, you’ll find the heroines and heroes who have transformed the lives of everyone who knows them. These three stories will kindle your spirit and offer you hope whenever you need it. It’s nothing less than a supporting friend a powerful mentor in times of struggle—and triumph.

In True Stories of Courage, you’ll find the heroines and heroes who have transformed the lives of everyone who knows them. These three stories will kindle your spirit and offer you hope whenever you need it. It’s nothing less than a supporting friend a powerful mentor in times of struggle—and triumph.

Mother/Daughter Stories You'll Love: True tales about the one-of-a-kind bond we share (Cup of Comfort Stories)

Colleen Sell

Mothers and daughters share more than just life, death and love; they exchange wisdom, advice and intimate secrets unlike that of any other relationship. The three stories in Mother/Daughter Stories You'll Love explore the strength and depth of women's unbreakable earliest bond. These stories rejoice in the complexity and kindness—as well as the struggles and triumphs that make the mother-daug... read more

Mothers and daughters share more than just life, death and love; they exchange wisdom, advice and intimate secrets unlike that of any other relationship. The three stories in Mother/Daughter Stories You'll Love explore the strength and depth of women's unbreakable earliest bond. These stories rejoice in the complexity and kindness—as well as the struggles and triumphs that make the mother-daug... read more

A Cup Of Comfort for Mothers: Stories that celebrate the women who give us everything (Cup of Comfort Books)

Colleen Sell

"A mother's love endures through all." Washington Irving. Is your mom your best friend? Or your biggest fan? Your loyal confidante? No matter what she means to you, Mom is always the one you turn to when you need a shoulder to cry on, sound advice, and unconditional love. And there's no better way to pay tribute to the most exceptional woman in your life than with this touching and poignant co... read more

"A mother's love endures through all." Washington Irving. Is your mom your best friend? Or your biggest fan? Your loyal confidante? No matter what she means to you, Mom is always the one you turn to when you need a shoulder to cry on, sound advice, and unconditional love. And there's no better way to pay tribute to the most exceptional woman in your life than with this touching and poignant co... read more

A Cup of Comfort for Dog Lovers: Stories That Celebrate Love, Loyality, and Companionship

Colleen Sell

Presents a collection of inspirational stories that highlight canine love and devotion.

Presents a collection of inspirational stories that highlight canine love and devotion.

A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Special Needs: Stories that celebrate the differences in our extraordinary kids

Colleen Sell

A diagnosis of a childÆs special need can be extremely difficult for parents. However, every day, these children accomplish small victories and make great strides that improve their own livesùand brighten their parentsÆ days. This collection brings to life fifty stories of parents who have struggled with a childÆs diagnosis only to embrace the differences that make their children that much mor... read more

A diagnosis of a childÆs special need can be extremely difficult for parents. However, every day, these children accomplish small victories and make great strides that improve their own livesùand brighten their parentsÆ days. This collection brings to life fifty stories of parents who have struggled with a childÆs diagnosis only to embrace the differences that make their children that much mor... read more

A Cup of Comfort for Writers: Inspirational Stories That Celebrate the Literary Life

Colleen Sell

As every writer knows, keeping the faith isn't always easy. On those days when you find yourself literally at a loss for words, you may long for a little writer's TLC. In A Cup of Comfort for Writers, you'll meet more than fifty writers who, just like you, have faced down that empty page and won! From a woman who enters an elite writing program at the age of forty, and proceeds to blow "the pr... read more

As every writer knows, keeping the faith isn't always easy. On those days when you find yourself literally at a loss for words, you may long for a little writer's TLC. In A Cup of Comfort for Writers, you'll meet more than fifty writers who, just like you, have faced down that empty page and won! From a woman who enters an elite writing program at the age of forty, and proceeds to blow "the pr... read more

A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors: Inspiring stories of courage and triumph

Colleen Sell

If stories are medicine, then this collection will help keep hopes up and spirits alive on the road to recovery. Readers will applaud the bravery of 50 exceptional survivors as they tell their unique experiences with breast cancer. Every breast cancer survivor has a different story, but they all have one thing in common: courage. From dealing with diagnosis to undergoing chemotherapy, facing h... read more

If stories are medicine, then this collection will help keep hopes up and spirits alive on the road to recovery. Readers will applaud the bravery of 50 exceptional survivors as they tell their unique experiences with breast cancer. Every breast cancer survivor has a different story, but they all have one thing in common: courage. From dealing with diagnosis to undergoing chemotherapy, facing h... read more

A Cup of Comfort for Fathers: Stories that celebrate everything we love about Dad

Colleen Sell

He gave you your eye color, your love of old movies, and the inspiration for countless inside jokes that only a father can appreciate. He's your Dad.A Cup of Comfort for Fathers celebrates the indescribable link between father and child through fifty stirring stories written by, for, and in tribute to dads.From a young father still figuring out his role in his new baby's life to an adult son r... read more

He gave you your eye color, your love of old movies, and the inspiration for countless inside jokes that only a father can appreciate. He's your Dad.A Cup of Comfort for Fathers celebrates the indescribable link between father and child through fifty stirring stories written by, for, and in tribute to dads.From a young father still figuring out his role in his new baby's life to an adult son r... read more

The Everything Kids' Gross Cookbook: Get Your Hands Dirty in the Kitchen With These Yucky Meals

Colleen Sell

Describes how to make more than fifty dishes that look disgusting but taste delicious, in a book that includes crossword, connect-the-dots, and word search puzzles.

Describes how to make more than fifty dishes that look disgusting but taste delicious, in a book that includes crossword, connect-the-dots, and word search puzzles.

The Everything Get Published Book: All You Need to Know to Become a Successful Author

Meg Schneider

An insider's guide to the publishing industry covers the complete process from getting started to printed pages, with step-by-step guidelines on the different publishing markets, contract negotiation tips, developing a proposal, promoting one's work, and more, accompanied by an updated agent and publisher listing. Original. 35,000 first printing.

An insider's guide to the publishing industry covers the complete process from getting started to printed pages, with step-by-step guidelines on the different publishing markets, contract negotiation tips, developing a proposal, promoting one's work, and more, accompanied by an updated agent and publisher listing. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Beef Cattle: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit (Hobby Farms)

Ann Larkin Hansen

Hobby Farms Beef Cattle: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit, written by Ann Larkin Hansen, serves as an excellent introduction to raising cows for food or simply to graze while mowing and fertilizing the pasture. This colorful guide offers experienced hobby farmers and beginners all of the essential information necessary to purchase and maintain a small herd of beef cattle. Whi... read more

Hobby Farms Beef Cattle: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit, written by Ann Larkin Hansen, serves as an excellent introduction to raising cows for food or simply to graze while mowing and fertilizing the pasture. This colorful guide offers experienced hobby farmers and beginners all of the essential information necessary to purchase and maintain a small herd of beef cattle. Whi... read more

Matters of Consequence

Copthorne Macdonald

MATTERS of CONSEQUENCE is a comprehensive map of the human situation that explores what is really important in life, addresses our personal search for meaning and significance, and deals with humanity's future in a positive, solution-oriented way. It presents both a realistic vision of a better world and practical strategies for implementing that vision.

MATTERS of CONSEQUENCE is a comprehensive map of the human situation that explores what is really important in life, addresses our personal search for meaning and significance, and deals with humanity's future in a positive, solution-oriented way. It presents both a realistic vision of a better world and practical strategies for implementing that vision.

Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa: A West African Spiritual Tradition

Tobe Melora Correal

In the realm of African spiritual pathways, no tradition is so widely embraced and practiced as the West African religion Orisa. Awakened by her own spiritual journey, Tobe Melora Correal, an initiated priestess in the Yoruba-Lukumi branch of Orisa, guides us along this blessed road. FINDING THE SOUL ON THE PATH OF ORISA provides a fresh look at these ancient teachings and emphasizes introspec... read more

In the realm of African spiritual pathways, no tradition is so widely embraced and practiced as the West African religion Orisa. Awakened by her own spiritual journey, Tobe Melora Correal, an initiated priestess in the Yoruba-Lukumi branch of Orisa, guides us along this blessed road. FINDING THE SOUL ON THE PATH OF ORISA provides a fresh look at these ancient teachings and emphasizes introspec... read more

10 Minute Zen (10-minute Series)

Colleen Sell, Rosemary Roberts

You don't have to sit under a bodhi tree and meditate as the Buddha did to become enlightened. With this easy, engaging guide, you can start bringing more compassion, joy, serenity, and happiness into your life today, right from your own home. Not only will you learn the basic principles of this time-honored religious tradition, you'll enlighten your Self a little bit each day. Just follow the... read more

You don't have to sit under a bodhi tree and meditate as the Buddha did to become enlightened. With this easy, engaging guide, you can start bringing more compassion, joy, serenity, and happiness into your life today, right from your own home. Not only will you learn the basic principles of this time-honored religious tradition, you'll enlighten your Self a little bit each day. Just follow the... read more

Spooky Indiana: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore

S. E. Schlosser, Paul G. Hoffman

Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in the Hoosier State. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and stormy night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to grandma's, this is a collection to treasure.

Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in the Hoosier State. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and stormy night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to grandma's, this is a collection to treasure.

Tutor in a Book: Better Grades as Easy as 1-2-3

Alexandra Mayzler

Organization. Time management. Study skills. These are the three critical skills students need to perform well in school. Most students lack at least one of these skills; many lack all three. Yet without a sound understanding of this all-important learning trifecta, students are likely to fail-over and over again. In this practical hands-on guide, Thinking Caps founder Alexandra Mayzler outlin... read more

Organization. Time management. Study skills. These are the three critical skills students need to perform well in school. Most students lack at least one of these skills; many lack all three. Yet without a sound understanding of this all-important learning trifecta, students are likely to fail-over and over again. In this practical hands-on guide, Thinking Caps founder Alexandra Mayzler outlin... read more

Hidden Faces Of The Soul

Sheldon Z. Kramer

Hidden Faces Of The Soul combines the ancient teaching of the Kabbalah with modern psychology to give you powerful insights that will change your life! Using the timeless wisdom of the mystical teachings of the Kabbalah,you will learn to recognize the ten faces of the soul: unity, wisdom, understanding, love, strength, compassion, dominion, receptivity, stability, faith. You will find the insp... read more

Hidden Faces Of The Soul combines the ancient teaching of the Kabbalah with modern psychology to give you powerful insights that will change your life! Using the timeless wisdom of the mystical teachings of the Kabbalah,you will learn to recognize the ten faces of the soul: unity, wisdom, understanding, love, strength, compassion, dominion, receptivity, stability, faith. You will find the insp... read more

Best You Ever: 365 Ways to be Richer, Happier, Thinner, Smarter, Younger, Sexier, and More Relaxed - Each and Every Day

Rebecca Swanner

You can never be too rich or too thin...or too happy, smart, young, sexy or stress-free. In this book, you'll find the daily tips, tricks, and tried-and-true tactics you need to be all these things—and more. Each day's entry offers advice for a different aspect of your life, such as:Monday: Only Use Cash or Checks to Make Sure You Save MoneyTuesday: Create a Happiness Blog to Record Life's Bes... read more

You can never be too rich or too thin...or too happy, smart, young, sexy or stress-free. In this book, you'll find the daily tips, tricks, and tried-and-true tactics you need to be all these things—and more. Each day's entry offers advice for a different aspect of your life, such as:Monday: Only Use Cash or Checks to Make Sure You Save MoneyTuesday: Create a Happiness Blog to Record Life's Bes... read more

Beautiful Skin : Every Woman's Guide To Looking Her Best At Any Age

David E. Bank M.D., Estelle Sobel

Provides advice on how to achieve healthy skin, including information about laser surgery, acid peels, and plastic surgery.

Provides advice on how to achieve healthy skin, including information about laser surgery, acid peels, and plastic surgery.

Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People

H. Stephen Glenn, Jane Nelsen Ed.D.

No parent or educator can afford to ignore this groundbreaking work! Bestselling authors H. Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen have helped hundreds of thousands of parents raise capable, independent children with Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. On its tenth anniversary, this parenting classic returns with fresh, up-to-date information to offer you inspiring and workable ide... read more

No parent or educator can afford to ignore this groundbreaking work! Bestselling authors H. Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen have helped hundreds of thousands of parents raise capable, independent children with Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. On its tenth anniversary, this parenting classic returns with fresh, up-to-date information to offer you inspiring and workable ide... read more

The Everything Microsoft Word 2000 Book (Everything)

John K Waters

Offers an overview of Microsoft Word's features and functions, discussing document creation, editing and format, templates, graphics, and multimedia.

Offers an overview of Microsoft Word's features and functions, discussing document creation, editing and format, templates, graphics, and multimedia.

How I Sent My Hug Around the World

Donna Ellen Conrad

When a young girl noticesthat the grumpy-growly moodthat began in her family is spreading around the world like a bad cold, shevows to reverse it. See how a simple act of kindness, a hug, reverberates far and widethroughout our universe and brings joy and well-being to every living thing (and that includes trees and frogs and princesses and gods).

When a young girl noticesthat the grumpy-growly moodthat began in her family is spreading around the world like a bad cold, shevows to reverse it. See how a simple act of kindness, a hug, reverberates far and widethroughout our universe and brings joy and well-being to every living thing (and that includes trees and frogs and princesses and gods).

The Everything Giant Book of Easy Crosswords, Volume II: More than 300 quick and easy crosswords

Charles Timmerman

Puzzle enthusiasts of all ages will love this book! With 300 all-new easy crosswords from renowned puzzlemaster Charles Timmerman, this collection entertains gamers of all skill levels. Beginners will appreciate simpler clues and shorter answers, and even more advanced crossword fans will enjoy a light and easy puzzle once in a while.Like all word puzzles, these engaging, confidence-building c... read more

Puzzle enthusiasts of all ages will love this book! With 300 all-new easy crosswords from renowned puzzlemaster Charles Timmerman, this collection entertains gamers of all skill levels. Beginners will appreciate simpler clues and shorter answers, and even more advanced crossword fans will enjoy a light and easy puzzle once in a while.Like all word puzzles, these engaging, confidence-building c... read more

A Cup of Comfort Cookbook: Favorite Comfort Foods to Warm Your Heart and Lift Your Spirit

Jay Weinstein

Each Cup of Comfort book features over 50 exceptional stories of ordinary people who have overcome great obstacles, persevered through thick and through thin, and found the power to control their own destinies. Readers will laugh and cry out loud as they share in the many moving experiences detailed within these pages.

Each Cup of Comfort book features over 50 exceptional stories of ordinary people who have overcome great obstacles, persevered through thick and through thin, and found the power to control their own destinies. Readers will laugh and cry out loud as they share in the many moving experiences detailed within these pages.

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Suzan Jackson
Colleen is an experienced and meticulous editor, and her efforts definitely made my book better. She was devoted to the project and stuck with it as long as was needed to get it just right.

Suzan Jackson, December 2019

Colleen Sell
It was my privilege and pleasure to collaborate with Suzan Jackson on her new book, which I am certain will be of great comfort and value to people who are living with chronic illness. Sue is a ta...
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James Richardson
Colleen is a wealth of editorial experience and constantly learning. She brings a keen editorial eye not only to structure but to the finer details of phrasing. She is effective at challenging authors as well, when that's required and even cites research to educate them. I'm convinced I'm a better a writer now for having worked with her. Can't recommend her highly enough!

James Richardson, October 2019

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