In the last 6 years I have edited and written non-fiction, comics and graphic novels, guided meditations, fictional prose (primarily sci-fi and fantasy), poetry, and web copy/blogs.
I often deal with translated material or writing from authors whose first language is other than English, and with all of my work I place an emphasis on creating a natural flow of ideas and grammar while never deviating from the author's voice unless advised. I'm honest and up front about my assessments but also non-judgmental—every writer at some point struggles with doubt and the last person you need pressing that wound is an editor.
I'm able to proofread all forms of text, and will at least consider any medium or genre for deeper edits. Among other subjects, I enjoy working with spiritual books of any belief system, self-help or other kinds of instructional books on personal growth, travel writing, and memoir.
My connection with comics comes from a lifetime of reading and appreciating the medium's unique literary merits as well as providing editorial assistance for over a year at Fantagraphics Books, publisher of best selling, award winning graphic novels and non-fiction. I am very comfortable working with fully designed books and other text with a strong visual component and can also offer design advice.
With poetry, I'm especially looking for collections that pay mind to the ordering of a book either in service of a literal or thematic narrative, epic poems (as rare as that may be), and though it's not necessary I'm instantly won over by sophisticated or inventive use of rhyme.
If I didn't mention your particular genre don't hesitate to reach out and ask a question! I'm always happy to demystify the publishing process and take great joy in helping writers improve their craft.
Most of my freelance work has been with full-length manuscripts, but has also included web content for both ad agencies and directly with companies, entrepreneurs, and more.
Areas of focus:
- Nonfiction: self help, memoir, spiritual, meditation and well-being
- Fiction: scifi, fantasy, myth
- Poetry: poetry collections focused on telling a complete thematic narrative, epic poetry, songwriting
- Graphic novels and comics
One of the most critically acclaimed publishers in comics history, Fantagraphics has long been a champion of the comics form devoted to printing challenging contemporary works and historically important graphic novels.
During my time here I worked on over a dozen books, two of which won major comics industry awards. I also helped with the massive digitization of The Comics Journal, a long running comics criticism publication.
I have upheld a disciplined daily writing practice for 15 years, have a bachelor's degree in creative writing which focused on poetry and short fiction prose, and have worked as a copywriter with non-fiction, guided meditation scripts, articles/blogs, web copy, UX design, and more.
Some of my self-published works include:
- Three poetry chapbooks which I designed and printed
- Three comic books in collaboration with illustrators
- Four full-length albums of music which I wrote, recorded, and mixed. I also acted as the creative director on each project, in some cases personally designing the visual components and arranging music while working closely with visual artists, vocalists, and musicians.
In Nondual Therapy Georgi Y. Johnson offers tools to release energetic contractions in the psyche, through the healing power of Nondual Qualities. This is a new healing modality, through which you'll discover: - The evolutionary form of the human psyche - The transformative power of Nondual Qualities - How to recognize and release energetic contractions - When to engage and when to 'let go' - ... read more
2016 Eisner Award Winner for Best Comics-Related Book! This biography reveals the true story of Mad creator Harvey Kurtzman―the man who revolutionized humor in America; it features new interviews with his colleagues Hugh Hefner, Robert Crumb, and others. Harvey Kurtzman created Mad, and Mad revolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman was the original editor, artist, and sole writer of Mad, one o... read more
In the Hivosphere, citizens are ranked according to a strict social hierarchy. At the top stand the smart, attractive and healthy, but in such a tenuous society, nobody’s place is secure and the possibility of downgrading is always around the corner. Receiving a poor sexual performance rating, developing a new health condition, or simply aging, can permanently land one in the lower ranks of th... read more
In this sensitive manga series about transgendered preteens, the boy who wants to be a girl deals with acne, and is scouted for the school’s theater club along with Chiba-san. Shimura Takako’s groundbreaking, critically acclaimed, and beloved Wandering Son continues to explore gender identity among its cast of middle school students in our 7th volume. Nitori-kun gets his first signs of acne. T... read more
In the latest volume of this realistic manga about transgender students, our protagonists experiment sartorially. Curiosity and transphobia collide in the latest volume of Fantagraphics’ critically acclaimed manga about a boy who wants to be a girl, and a girl who wants to be a boy. In Volume 8, Nitori-kun, a boy who wants to be a girl, explores kissing with girlfriend Anna-chan; and Yoshino-s... read more
This book collects the "best of" Frank Stack, who was one of the first underground cartoonists, and the artist behind Harvey Pekar’s award-winning graphic novel My Cancer Year. “Cult” cartoonist Frank Stack is best known as the artist behind Harvey Pekar’s award-winning graphic novel, My Cancer Year (his art was featured in the American Splendor film), and as the creator of the first undergrou... read more
This is a more-than-complete collection (it includes the unpublished 17th issue!) of the quintessential underground comic book.There scarcely was an underground comics world before Robert Crumb’s classic solo first issue ofZap. By Zap #2, he had begun assembling a Seven Samurai of the best, the fiercest, and the most stylistically diversified cartoonists to come out of the countercultural kiln... read more
Seeking an ascetic life in the desert away from today's noisy and noisome world, Nick is seduced by the spectacular and mesmerizing spectacle of the procession of the Queen of Saba. A fantasia of delightful philosophical mind games.
Charlie Brown hits a home run and Linus tries to get Snoopy a Supreme Court seat in the 22nd volume (’93-’94) of The Complete Peanuts. Even the most devoted Peanuts fan will be surprised by revisiting Schulz’s last decade of work. Schulz’s cartooning has never been more expressive, and his sense of humor never more unencumbered by formula or tradition. In one sequence, the gang waits… and wait... read more
This art book collects film noir posters and critical commentary, with a foreword by Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist). Collecting 101 noir movie posters of, arguably, the greatest noir films ever made (including classics The Maltese Falcon, Laura, and Double Indemnity). Reproduced in a stunningly designed, over-sized format that shows off th... read more
This is a biography of a legendary underground cartoonist (contemporary and collaborator with Robert Crumb), most famous for his Checkered Demon character. The is the definitive account of the boldest and most audacious of the legendary underground cartoonists: the taboo busting, eyeball blistering S. Clay Wilson. This first volume contains all of his underground comic stories from Zap Comix, ... read more
Artist S. Clay Wilson adapts to the post-underground art world in this second volume of a three-part complete comics collection / retrospective. As the Age of Aquarius morphed into Discomania and Reaganomics, pioneering underground cartoonist S. Clay Wilson discovered a new generation of punks and misfits in America and abroad who appreciated his point of view. He found new outlets for his art... read more
This is a collection of the National Book Award-nominated author’s poems: sonnets, odes, ballads, and more. The publication of Alexander Theroux’s Collected Poems, a gathering of more than 660 poems, an astonishing creative output, will be among the major literary events of the year. Here is a full cornucopia of sonnets, odes, ballads, free verse, triolets, pure, satires, narratives, dramatic ... read more
In-depth, career-spanning interviews with the cartoonists ― Crumb, Shelton, and more ― who forever altered the course of American comics with their anthology title, Zap Comix. The definitive Comics Journal interviews with the cartoonists behind Zap Comix, featuring: Supreme 1960s counterculture/underground artist Robert Crumb on how acid unleashed a flood of Zap characters from his unconscious... read more
2016 Eisner Award Winner for Best Archival Collection/Project―Strips! Seminal Argentinian science fiction graphic novel whose main character is still viewed as a symbol of resistance in Latin America. This originally appeared as weekly installments from 1957-59. Juan Salvo, the inimitable protagonist, along with his friend Professor Favalli and the tenacious metal-worker Franco, face what appe... read more
Strong Hearts Are Mandatory is a series centering in an animal-dominated land known as Media. All of the land’s residents are gifted with intelligence, and a few even with the forbidden practice of magic. Within the contents of Heart of Glass, we follow the perspective of the main hero, a little noble cat known as the Radio Star. Radio is chosen to collect the fragments of a crystal heart left... read more
This is my true story about overcoming stuttering. In this book, I am writing about the strategies that I am still using today to increase my fluency. The book is structured in the way that I first give my personal story and then I elaborate on the strategy and the lesson from that story. At the end, I am sharing my 5 ways to speaking fluently. The book is full of interesting exercises and act... read more
WeAreComingToKillYou. For four hundred years, the human race has been hiding, defending, surviving against an unknown alien attack, using weapons known as rippers and smashers.Except they are not weapons, they are children—descendants of Cally Raiden—with unique abilities to rip open the space-time continuum and smash through to one moment in the future and broadcast back what they glimpse bef... read more
Cyrus' life ends with a flash and a bang as the bullet enters his heart. Moments later, he opens his eyes to find his body changed, sporting a new pair of... angel wings? Something's definitely not right here... Unable to be seen or heard by anyone and with no one guiding him, Cyrus strikes out on his own as he attempts to make up for his wasted life. At first he is merely observing, but he qu... read more
Sometimes fiction is closer to the truth than reality.The great financial crisis of 2008 was impossible to avoid, because some secret hidden in an art work of Raphael.A story that spans centuries and yet it is so realistic that it seems that you can touch and talk to the great characters of history like you watch today’s personalities on TV shows.The French architect and art expert George Lacr... read more
Viva la revolution, baby!Freddy Fredrickson has gone missing, chasing after a dame named Maria. To the horror of his father, Maria's a sub-dweller who lives under the city. And she's organizing a revolution—which is a problem, considering Freddy's father is the mayor.While tracking down Freddy and Maria, Van Avram uncovers a festering truth about the city he calls home, one that will bring it ... read more
What is happiness and how do we live it? If you are looking for a self-help book that promises to expose the secrets of happiness... keep searching. However, if you are looking for a book on Life that leans heavily on ancient wisdom from the Buddhist Monks and Stoic Philosophers, then this is the one. Living Happiness takes you on the journey of exploring the foundations of happiness. From a s... read more
This is about spiritual empowerment. This is a guide designed to help you learn which spiritual energy does what, and then how you can cultivate and use those different energies for the type of spiritual experience you desire.The focus of this book is on seven chakra energies. Each chakra is composed of a different type of spiritual energy, which can then create certain types of spiritual expe... read more
Akylay Baimatova translated Epos Manas into English using Mar Baijiev’s Russian translation as a guide. There are very few translations of this work available in English and the versions that are available do not do a work of this magnitude justice. Akylay is a native Kyrgyz who grew up studying verses of Epos Manas and celebrating its epic stories. This project started from Akylay’s desire to... read more
Inspired by Paulo Coelho along with Rolf Potts about following your dreams, listening to your heart, as well as going with the flow. Rambling Across America contains valuable insights, interesting quotes, and a lot of practical information to act as an example to take a chance while never giving up on your dreams. We all have one shot at life. "Rambling Across America .." was the true adventur... read more
How many more years of your life are you going to waste in a job that gives more unhappiness than joy?We were told that joining a big corporation or a recognized firm is all we needed to be successful in life, so you fought for it. When you first joined the firm you were very happy, full of dreams and expectations. But after months or even years, you live in constant anxiety and monotony. You ... read more
Balancing Act is about goal setting across five specific areas of life: fitness, friends, family, finance and faith. The book focusses on the idea that if you set goals within each of these categories, you will make balanced progress as you set goals to improve your life. The book provides a specific method for setting goals and an in-depth look at how we use our time. Worksheets are included ... read more
Fulfillment is a book for your soul.We have a feeling that something is missing. We look back, we look forward, and we cannot say what it is, but we know we must find something that will bring us peace. Many of us are engaging in a journey that we can compare with “The Golden Rush.” We do not look for gold, we look for happiness, but soon we realize that happiness is not something that we can ... read more
Vampires roam the world and are only contained by the gifted Hunters whose responsibility it is to kill them. For Barros Toldar his life took a dangerous turn when he thought he could break all the rules and marry one. Now Barros faces the most difficult choice of his life. To try and undo the act that ended his career as a Hunter or let the world fall to ruin under the iron fist of a Vampire ... read more
Audiobook available free at http://sa-schneider.com/audiobook-for-martin-james-vs-the-masked-moss-trooperFind out if the top agent and his young protege can stop the masked killerMartin & James are on the trail of Martin's greatest archnemesis - and must risk it all on a speeding train!Martin, Headquarters top agent, and James, his trainee, are on their most dangerous mission. This time they a... read more
An Evil Scientist has developed giant mosquitoes - but Martin & James are out to stop himWill they be in time to stop his plans?Headquarters top agent, Martin, has taken his trainee, James, up the side of a mountain to the lair of their quarry. They have lost most of their team and must survive giant mosquitos to gain access to their enemy.Martin must figure out how to stop this man while prot... read more
Abner Toldar, now a Sword Lord in his own right, sets out into Taagras after the Fortress has fallen, to make a life of his own. He enlists in the Renori Tournament. But meeting a stranger is all that it will take to set his life on a completely different path. Will Abner acquire a taste of the hunt, or like many before him, fail in the attempt?Taste of the Hunt is the second book in the Tolda... read more
Do you find yourself questioning or exploring your beliefs about God? Do you ever wonder how you will begin teaching your children about something so big as the concept of God? Whether you are a firm believer, a reasonable agnostic, a skeptical atheist, or something in between, this book will help guide your spiritual journey to discover your unique personal truths about God while better under... read more
Laid out over 16 tracks--album-style--is the story of a Millennial trying to find certainity in a trying time of uncertainity. Confusion, self-doubt, and anxiety abound, but instead of lying down and getting conquered by those demons, he fends them off. The resulting clash is his Brainless Thoughtstorm hard at work.
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Have you ever heard this saying? Before we get a chance to say a word, our gestures and manners have already spoken for us. Though some of the rules of good manners change, others remain constant. This book is about the constants: the least you need to know to make a good first impression. As Clarence Thomas once said, “Good manners w... read more
Eight years have passed since the fall of the West Anacore Huntrey, and Abner Toldar now excels as a Hunter in his own right. He is tasked with tracking and killing the mysterious wolves that have stalked Taagras since his first encounter many years ago. But will Abner discover if he is truly the Hunter or if he is the Hunted?Hunted is the third novel in the Toldar Series. Continue the death d... read more
Stabbed in the back by the woman he loved, Abner Toldar now finds himself in a strange new place. A new world in which the Hunters have all but lost the war against the Vampires. A new world in which Tal’davin rules with an iron fist. A new world in which Vampires reign over humans. Can Abner find himself again and complete the biggest hunt in history? Final Hunt is the fourth and last install... read more
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Editor and proofreader of trade non-fiction, formerly at Thames & Hudson. I'll make detailed, sensitive edits that let your work shine.