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Courtney Andersson

Courtney Andersson - Editor

Oakland, CA

I am an editor, copyeditor, proofreader, and writer. I love the outdoors, learning about other cultures, crafting, and learning.

Overview

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy Horror Romance Science Fiction Short Story Themes & Motifs Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing

Certifications

  • UC Berkeley Professional Sequence in Editing Certification
  • BA from University of California, Berkeley

Work experience

Associate Editor

Mandala Publishing / Earth Aware Edition

June, 2015 – Present (over 1 year)

- Project editor for all titles under the Mandala Publishing and Earth Aware Editions imprint (4-6+ books/season)
- Work closely with authors, artists, and photographers during the acquisitions, editorial, design, and production phases of publishing
- Create and maintain schedules and profit-loss sheets for all titles under imprints
- Proofread, copyedit, line edit, and developmentally edit titles as needed, and review the work of out-of-house copyeditors and proofreaders
- Write and/or edit all sales copy for titles, including writing copy for various marketing materials and trade shows (domestic & international)
- Assist executive editor and acquisitions manager with contract negotiations
- Review and conduct market research on incoming submissions
- Brainstorm and bring ideas for new books to acquisitions meetings
- Maintain all social media channels for imprints
- Assist the publisher (acting in his capacity as a board member) as a liaison with a national nonprofit environmental education organization (NatureBridge) to ensure the success of the yearly national Gala, with a focus on creating and editing all communications materials

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The Sustainability Secret: Rethinking Our Diet to Transform the World

Keegan Kuhn, Kip Andersen

The groundbreaking 2014 documentary Cowspiracy presents shocking truths about the effects of industrial animal agriculture on the planet. The leading cause of deforestation, rainforest destruction, greenhouse gas production, water consumption and pollution, habitat loss, species extinction, ocean dead-zones, topsoil erosion, and a host of other environmental ills, animal agriculture is the big... read more

The groundbreaking 2014 documentary Cowspiracy presents shocking truths about the effects of industrial animal agriculture on the planet. The leading cause of deforestation, rainforest destruction, greenhouse gas production, water consumption and pollution, habitat loss, species extinction, ocean dead-zones, topsoil erosion, and a host of other environmental ills, animal agriculture is the big... read more

The Singing Guru: Legends and Adventures of Guru Nanak, the First Sikh (Sikh Saga)

Kamla K. Kapur

From the best-selling author of Ganesha Goes to Lunch and Rumi’s Tales from the Silk Road comes an original novel about the life and travels of Guru Nanak, a musician, enlightened thinker, and one of the most beloved figures in eastern spirituality.In this fascinating book, Kamla K. Kapur weaves together facts, legends, folktales, myths, and over forty of Guru Nanak’s poems—preserved in the Si... read more

From the best-selling author of Ganesha Goes to Lunch and Rumi’s Tales from the Silk Road comes an original novel about the life and travels of Guru Nanak, a musician, enlightened thinker, and one of the most beloved figures in eastern spirituality.In this fascinating book, Kamla K. Kapur weaves together facts, legends, folktales, myths, and over forty of Guru Nanak’s poems—preserved in the Si... read more

Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses

Yogrishi Vishvketu

Packed with over 800 unique poses performed by renowned practitioner Yogrishi Vishvketu, Yogasana is the most comprehensive yoga asana guide to date. The poses range from beginner to advanced levels, which makes this the perfect book for both the yoga novice and the studio owner.Vishvketu, a lifelong yoga devotee who grew up in the Himalayan foothills, unveils the mystery surrounding the names... read more

Packed with over 800 unique poses performed by renowned practitioner Yogrishi Vishvketu, Yogasana is the most comprehensive yoga asana guide to date. The poses range from beginner to advanced levels, which makes this the perfect book for both the yoga novice and the studio owner.Vishvketu, a lifelong yoga devotee who grew up in the Himalayan foothills, unveils the mystery surrounding the names... read more

In a World of Gods and Goddesses: The Mystic Art of Indra Sharma

James H. Bae

Expressing his spirituality through art, Sharma’s unique masterpieces are meant to inspire peace and reflection in the viewer. With sections on major Hindu deities and classic Vedic texts that include both art and accompanying descriptions, In a World of Gods and Goddesses is the definitive collection of Indra Sharma’s lifework. By combining contemporary and traditional artistic styles, Sharma... read more

Expressing his spirituality through art, Sharma’s unique masterpieces are meant to inspire peace and reflection in the viewer. With sections on major Hindu deities and classic Vedic texts that include both art and accompanying descriptions, In a World of Gods and Goddesses is the definitive collection of Indra Sharma’s lifework. By combining contemporary and traditional artistic styles, Sharma... read more

Mile 46: Face to Face in Maasailand

Mile 46 unveils the intimate lives of a traditional Maasai family through the revealing photographs and journal entries of a young American woman who lived with them in a dung hut on the rugged outskirts of Kenya in 1988. More than a quarter of a century later, that same woman revisits the journals she wrote and the photographs she took and connects her young voice with her twenty-first centur... read more

Mile 46 unveils the intimate lives of a traditional Maasai family through the revealing photographs and journal entries of a young American woman who lived with them in a dung hut on the rugged outskirts of Kenya in 1988. More than a quarter of a century later, that same woman revisits the journals she wrote and the photographs she took and connects her young voice with her twenty-first centur... read more

The Journey Home Audio Book: Autobiography of an American Swami

In this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love. With the author's masterful reading, listeners are guided by the former Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide. The Journey Home is an incredibly intimate account of the author’s steps to sel... read more

In this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love. With the author's masterful reading, listeners are guided by the former Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide. The Journey Home is an incredibly intimate account of the author’s steps to sel... read more

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