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Corrine Casanova

Corrine Casanova - Editor

Professional book editor specializing in editorial assessment, content editing and manuscript review with 17 years of publishing experience.

Overview

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.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships

Work experience

Senior Editor

Gentle Path Press

May, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

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.

Developmental Editor

Park Nicollet, International Diabetes Center

March, 2007 – May, 2009 (about 2 years)

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.

Book Coach and Editor

Freelancer

April, 1999 – Present (over 17 years)

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.

Acquisitions Editor

Hazelden Publishing

November, 1998 – March, 2007 (over 8 years)

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.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Always Turned On

Robert Weiss, Jennifer Schneider

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

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

Mending A Shattered Heart

Stefanie Carnes Ph.D.

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

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

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction

Patrick J. Carnes

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--and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction--this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the... read more

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--and to address the exploding phenomenon of cybersex addiction--this third edition identifies the danger signs, explains the dynamics, and describes the... read more

Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women (Participant's Workbook)

Stephanie S. Covington

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.

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.

Shadows of the Cross: A Christian Companion to Facing the Shadow

Craig Cashwell, Pennie Johnson, Patrick Carnes

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

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

Facing the Shadow [3rd Edition]: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery

Patrick Carnes

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

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: Starting Recovery from Alcohol and Drugs

Patrick Carnes, Stefanie Carnes, John Bailey

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

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

Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts

Stefanie Carnes, Mari A. Lee, Anthony D. Rodriguez

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

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: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships

Robert Weiss, Jennifer P. Schneider

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

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

Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men

Robert Weiss

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

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: Facilitators Guide

The facilitator's guide is divided into two parts. In the first half, background information about trauma gives you a basic understanding of the depth and complexity of issues, helping you facilitate the group process. The second half includes 11 Session Outlines, which are like lesson plans. Among the sessions: "Power and Abuse," "Reactions to Trauma," and "Endings and Beginnings."

The facilitator's guide is divided into two parts. In the first half, background information about trauma gives you a basic understanding of the depth and complexity of issues, helping you facilitate the group process. The second half includes 11 Session Outlines, which are like lesson plans. Among the sessions: "Power and Abuse," "Reactions to Trauma," and "Endings and Beginnings."

Intake & Orientation (Workbook): Mapping a Life of Recovery & Freedom for Chemically Dependent Crimi

Corrire Casanova

A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Curriculum. Mapping a Life of Recovery & Freedom for Chemically Dependent Criminal Offenders.

A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Curriculum. Mapping a Life of Recovery & Freedom for Chemically Dependent Criminal Offenders.

Writing to Save Your Life: How to Honor Your Story Through Journaling

Michele Weldon

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

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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