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.

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Overview

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

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 3 years)

- 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

Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn

Discover the biggest issue in conservation today. This companion to the documentary Cowspiracy explores the impacts of the most environmentally destructive industry on the planet: animal agriculture.

Discover the biggest issue in conservation today. This companion to the documentary Cowspiracy explores the impacts of the most environmentally destructive industry on the planet: animal agriculture.

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

Kamla K. Kapur

Part fiction, history, and mythology, this unconventional retelling of the life of divine spiritual master Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh religion and revered by Muslims and Hindus alike, provides an intimate look at the enlightened Guru while bringing his ancient wisdom to a modern audience.From the best-selling author of Ganesha Goes to Lunch and Rumi’s Tales from the Silk Road comes an ori... read more

Part fiction, history, and mythology, this unconventional retelling of the life of divine spiritual master Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh religion and revered by Muslims and Hindus alike, provides an intimate look at the enlightened Guru while bringing his ancient wisdom to a modern audience.From the best-selling author of Ganesha Goes to Lunch and Rumi’s Tales from the Silk Road comes an ori... read more

Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses

Yogrishi Ph.D. Vishvketu

Filled with chakra activation charts, images and descriptions of over eight hundred poses, and Sanskrit translation guides, this comprehensive encyclopedia makes the spirituality, practice, and language of yoga more accessible than ever before.Packed with over eight hundred individual poses performed by renowned practitioner Yogrishi Vishvketu, Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses is the m... read more

Filled with chakra activation charts, images and descriptions of over eight hundred poses, and Sanskrit translation guides, this comprehensive encyclopedia makes the spirituality, practice, and language of yoga more accessible than ever before.Packed with over eight hundred individual poses performed by renowned practitioner Yogrishi Vishvketu, Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses is the m... read more

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

James H Bae

Reformatted into a new, smaller size, the masterful Indra Sharma’s celebrated collection of traditional spiritual Indian paintings is now more affordable than ever. With painstaking detail put into each illustration, these beautiful works of art highlightExpressing his spirituality through art, Sharma’s unique masterpieces are meant to inspire peace and reflection in the viewer. With sections ... read more

Reformatted into a new, smaller size, the masterful Indra Sharma’s celebrated collection of traditional spiritual Indian paintings is now more affordable than ever. With painstaking detail put into each illustration, these beautiful works of art highlightExpressing his spirituality through art, Sharma’s unique masterpieces are meant to inspire peace and reflection in the viewer. With sections ... read more

Mile 46: Face to Face in Maasailand

Joni Binder

Discover the multifaceted culture of the African Maasai through the journal entries and photos of a young Western woman who lived among them.

Discover the multifaceted culture of the African Maasai through the journal entries and photos of a young Western woman who lived among them.

The Journey Home Audio Book: Autobiography of an American Swami

Radhanath Swami

An inspiring tale of adventure, enlightenment, and spiritual discovery read by the author, The Journey Home follows a young man on his path toward becoming one of India's great spiritual leaders.In this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love. Listeners are guided by the author, the former Richard Slavin, from the suburbs of Chicago to... read more

An inspiring tale of adventure, enlightenment, and spiritual discovery read by the author, The Journey Home follows a young man on his path toward becoming one of India's great spiritual leaders.In this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love. Listeners are guided by the author, the former Richard Slavin, from the suburbs of Chicago to... read more

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