I love to help people write books. I am an experienced book coach, ghostwriter and developmental editor. I have worked for traditional publishers and have helped authors self publish. Non-fiction is my specialty. Book publishing is my passion! I would love to help you publish your book. No project is too big or too small.
Lead editorial and marketing efforts to make sure viable, innovative content (books, workbooks, ebooks, curricula, etc.) is published on time and on budget.
•Acquire manuscripts and negotiate publishing contracts.
•Work with authors on manuscript development.
•Oversee printer and warehousing fulfillment duties.
•Manage distributor and other strategic parternships to bring books to marketplace.
•Coordinate with graphic designer the book and cover design.
•Develop new product ideas, initiate product proposals and lead feasibility process.
Planned and developed high-quality diabetes education publications, including core curricula.
•Created and effectively led project development teams.
•Designed content to meet educational goals of patients.
•Communicated complex health and scientific concepts to meet health literacy goals.
•Managed relationships with internal clinical diabetes subject matter experts.
•Marketed services at national diabetes educator conferences.
Coach, advise, guide and encourage both new and seasoned self-published authors on writing a book.
•Create book outline.
•Conduct weekly coaching sessions with author.
•Coordinate all aspects of book publishing (includes ebook and trade book).
•Do an extensive developmental edit of the manuscript.
•Freely share 17 years of publishing experience.
Acquired, developed, and edited research-based curricula pertaining to substance abuse/dependence in a treatment center, health care and criminal justice setting.
•Played a leading role in developing publishing strategy and ensuring the publication of curricula to meet a $5 million net revenue goal.
•Completed Profit & Loss Statements and consistently met budget requirements.
•Regularly reviewed research- and evidence-based practices in the areas of criminal justice and chemical dependency treatment.
•Hired and supervised freelance writers, editors, and video production companies.
•Actively pursued project acquisitions at national/international conferences.
•Worked closely with authors, marketers and copy editors from manuscript development through publication.
•Negotiated contracts with authors, attorneys, government agencies and literary agents.
•Handled all managerial tasks in addition to regular job duties during supervisor’s nine-month leave of absence.
Technology has significantly changed our world. Sexual imagery and encounters can now be accessed anywhere, anytime, using portable electronic devices. Users can generate a stream of graphic pornography, a wide variety of virtual sexual activities, and casual, anonymous, or paid-for sexual encounters with a click or a tap. We now have greater access to highly stimulating sexual content and pot... read more
When your partner betrays, what are the first steps to picking up the pieces of your shattered heart?Many unsuspecting people wake up every day to discover their loved one, the one person whom they are supposed to trust completely, has been living a life of lies and deceit because they suffer from a disease--sex addiction. This is a disease shrouded in secrecy and shame. This is your go-to-gui... read more
With the revised information and up-to-date research, Out of the Shadows is the premier work on sex addiction, written by a pioneer in its treatment.Sex is at the core of our identities. And when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.Out of the Shadows is the premier work on this disorder, written by a pioneer in its treatment. Revised and updated to include the latest research--an... read more
Best-selling author and clinician Stephanie Covington, PhD, explores the relationship between substance abuse, trauma, and mental health. By combining didactic information, role-playing, guided imagery, and workbook exercises, the Beyond Trauma curriculum is user-friendly for women of all learning styles.
Often Christians who struggle with sex addiction live the ultimate "Jekyll and Hyde" existence, being active in their church communities even as they hide their addiction. The Christian church, in general, struggles to address issues of sexuality in a non-shaming way, which further supports the hidden nature of the addiction. For these men and women, spirituality and sexuality have become comp... read more
For all addicts, a moment comes when they realize they have a problem. There is sudden clarity—the insight that life has become unmanageable. That moment, however, is fragile. It is easily lost to craving and denial. People struggling with sex addiction find the old refrains creeping back into their thinking: My situation is different. . . . This will all blow over. . . . People are over-react... read more
Facing Addiction is the first book to apply Dr. Patrick Carnes' research-based thirty-task model to treating addiction to alcohol and drugs. People who are addicted to drugs and alcohol now have access to the groundbreaking model that has facilitated thousand of sex addicts in achieving long-lasting recovery. This revolutionary model helps therapists and recovering people understand the intera... read more
When you discover that the person you loved and trusted most in the world is hiding a secret life as a sex addict, the result can be devastating. Facing that heartbreak is what this book is all about. The healing process will take time regardless of whether you decide to stay in the relationship or leave.Facing Heartbreak weaves real life stories with practical therapeutic advice and specific ... read more
Closer Together, Further Apart offers current unique insight into the cultural shifts brought about by digital technology and the Internet. It considers how these new connections are impacting not only society as a whole, but more specifically communication in relationships and across generations.Digital technology has in less than a single generation, dramatically and permanently altered the ... read more
A moment comes for every addict when the consequences are so great or the pain is so bad that the addict’s life becomes out of control because of his or her behavior. Some are news making moments, such as the public censure when a congressman, minister, general, or professional athlete is cited for unacceptable sexual behavior. For most people those moments are followed by resolves to never d... read more
Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women is an evidence-based, twelve-session program created by Dr. Stephanie Covington, pioneer in the field of women's issues, addiction, and recovery. The materials are the product of both research and clinical experience and designed for trauma treatment, although the connection between trauma and addiction in women's lives is a primary theme throughout. ... read more
A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Curriculum. Mapping a Life of Recovery & Freedom for Chemically Dependent Criminal Offenders.
Michele Weldon understands the healing power of words. Written words. Words that come from deep within ourselves. Unedited thoughts. Uprooted recollections. Unsettled feelings. She introduces the process of "scribotherapy" as a method of using one's own words to honor life's difficulties and blessings. It is a regimen Weldon expertly practices and shares in this instructive and very entertaini... read more
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