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Courtney Rae

Courtney Rae

Oakland, CA

Overview

I have a BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley and am working on the Editing Certification from UC Berkeley Extension. I have been in publishing for the last five years, and have edited and proofread over a dozen books currently in circulation today. I have worked on small literary anthologies, big coffee-table books, fiction books, audio books, catalogs, biographies, newsletters, websites, articles, and product descriptions, just to name a few. I am adept at all style manuals, including Chicago and AP Style. I understand where editing fits in to production and know how important it is to keep deadlines. Even with only five years in publishing, I have attained leadership roles and have experience managing multiple complex projects at once.

Certifications

  • UC Berkeley Extension Professional Sequence in Editing

Work experience

Associate Editor

Mandala Publishing & Earth Aware Editions
June, 2014 – Present (about 3 years)

Started in June of 2014 as an Editorial Assistant, promoted to Associate Editor in a little over a year. I am the lead acquiring and project editor on all Mandala Publishing & Earth Aware titles. Experienced in developmentally editing, copyediting, styling, and proofreading, in addition to writing sales copy and proposals for various genres.

Editor-in-Chief

Imaginarium
February, 2012 – May, 2013 (over 1 year)

Founding editor in chief of Imaginarium, a twice yearly speculative fiction magazine that published short fiction, poetry, and art at UC Berkeley.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

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 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.

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

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

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

The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti

Radhanath Swami

With illuminating references to Western religions and ideologies, The Journey Within invites readers from all backgrounds to discover the simple truths that unite us.The mysteries of the soul have evaded mystics, sages, and gurus for centuries. Humanity has long yearned to discover the answer to our existence, and many spiritual traditions have evolved to provide those answers through sacred t... read more

With illuminating references to Western religions and ideologies, The Journey Within invites readers from all backgrounds to discover the simple truths that unite us.The mysteries of the soul have evaded mystics, sages, and gurus for centuries. Humanity has long yearned to discover the answer to our existence, and many spiritual traditions have evolved to provide those answers through sacred t... read more

Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West

Joshua M Greene

Discover the man behind the movement in this intimate biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).In 1965, a seventy-year-old man—soon to be known as Prabhupada—set sail from India to America with a few books in his bag, pennies in his pockets, and a message of love in his heart. He landed in New York at the peak of t... read more

Discover the man behind the movement in this intimate biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).In 1965, a seventy-year-old man—soon to be known as Prabhupada—set sail from India to America with a few books in his bag, pennies in his pockets, and a message of love in his heart. He landed in New York at the peak of t... read more

The Lost Amazon: The Pioneering Expeditions of Richard Evans Schultes

Wade Davis

Explore the uncharted Amazon with acclaimed botanist and pioneering Amazonian explorer, Richard Evans Schultes, guided by an intimate narrative that supplements his photography of indigenous tribes, hallucinogenic plants, stunning vistas, and much more.

Explore the uncharted Amazon with acclaimed botanist and pioneering Amazonian explorer, Richard Evans Schultes, guided by an intimate narrative that supplements his photography of indigenous tribes, hallucinogenic plants, stunning vistas, and much more.

Shadows of the Sun Dynasty: An Illustrated Series Based on the Ramayana (Sita's Fire Trilogy)

Vrinda Sheth

This deluxe illustrated novel adaptation of the Ramayana—the classic Hindu epic—pairs divinely inspired art with intimate portrayals of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Ravana, and many more. Welcome to the royal city of Ayodhya, a realm ruled by the Sun dynasty, where peace reigns among the citizens while discord simmers behind the palace walls. A prophecy predicts that a son of the Sun dynasty will sl... read more

This deluxe illustrated novel adaptation of the Ramayana—the classic Hindu epic—pairs divinely inspired art with intimate portrayals of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Ravana, and many more. Welcome to the royal city of Ayodhya, a realm ruled by the Sun dynasty, where peace reigns among the citizens while discord simmers behind the palace walls. A prophecy predicts that a son of the Sun dynasty will sl... read more

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