Danielle Goodman

Danielle Goodman - Editor

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Overview

I've been a freelance developmental editor for 10 years, working on many memorable books including John Hope Bryant's The Memo, Katherine Cramer's Lead Positive, Sharon Rowe's The Magic of Tiny Business, Helene Lerner's The Confidence Myth, and Martha and Hayden Sears' The Healthy Pregnancy Journal. Originally from Trinidad, I lived in Miami for seven years and LA for five before moving to San Francisco in 2012. I love words, I love new ideas, and I have a talent and passion for shaping the way great ideas are brought to life and consumed by the world. I work with authors to organize their thoughts into complete and compelling narratives. I work with diction to strike the exact right tone. I refine messages by asking the hard questions and suggesting possible answers. I have a gentle but firm hand with authors that wins their trust; they know that I'm helping them to be the best version of themselves (in print) and showcase the best version of their big ideas.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Health & wellbeing
Humanities & Social Sciences
Parenting & Families
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Developmental Editor

Self-employed
January, 2007 – Present (over 13 years)

I work with authors to:

-Develop book proposals
-Turn their big ideas into books
-Refine draft manuscripts and get them ready for publication
-Ghostwrite marketing and other promotional pieces in support of their books (workbooks, blog posts, white papers, articles, etc.)

Topics include business communications, leadership and engagement, marketing, diversity and inclusion, cross-cultural communication, entrepreneurship, work/life balance, mental health and wellness, motivation, and self-improvement.

Managing Editor

IBISWorld
February, 2010 – January, 2019 (almost 9 years)

IBISWorld is an independent online publisher of research on industries in the US, China, UK, Australia, and Canada. Industry research reports cover market size, products and services, operating environment, competitive landscape, and revenue forecasts.

- Built the editorial and layout functions for the US headquarters

-Recruited, trained and managed a teams of 30+ editors, writers, and production designers

- Provided training and mentoring on report writing and editing, usage of proprietary systems, time management, leadership, and team management

- Managed dynamic production schedule and identified new emerging industries to cover

- Collaborated across business functions in Los Angeles, New York, London, China and Australia offices to resolve publishing issues, create sales and marketing materials, and implement changes to content and style guidelines, design templates, and publishing processes

Managing Editor, Graziadio Business Journal

Pepperdine University
March, 2007 – February, 2010 (almost 3 years)

The Graziadio Business Review is the online applied research journal of the Graziadio School of Business and Management of Pepperdine University.

- Managed editorial process, working with authors from idea to publication

- Managed GBR Blog: assigning, editing, posting, and social media

- Managed vendor relationships

- Managed freelance editors and maintained growing style guide

- Managed book review section, including assigning and editing faculty reviews and working with publishers

- Led technological, promotional, marketing and audience expansion efforts

- Interviewed prominent business persons for podcasts; oversaw production

Portfolio (14 selected works)

The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation

John Hope Bryant

True power in this world comes from economic independence, but too many people have too much month left at the end of their money. John Hope Bryant, founder and CEO of Operation HOPE, illuminates the path toward liberation that is hiding in plain sight. His message is simple: the supermajority of people who live in poverty, whom Bryant calls the invisible class, as well as millions in the stru... read more

True power in this world comes from economic independence, but too many people have too much month left at the end of their money. John Hope Bryant, founder and CEO of Operation HOPE, illuminates the path toward liberation that is hiding in plain sight. His message is simple: the supermajority of people who live in poverty, whom Bryant calls the invisible class, as well as millions in the stru... read more

The Magic of Tiny Business: You Don’t Have to Go Big to Make a Great Living

Sharon Rowe

“This is a powerful book—tiny is mighty. Sharon Rowe's simple shift in thinking is a profound idea, precisely what we need to hear.”—Seth Godin, author of LinchpinToo many of us feel trapped by work that keeps us from living our purpose. We fantasize about starting our own business, yet we're warned against falling into debt, working eighty hours a week, and coping with the pressure to grow. E... read more

“This is a powerful book—tiny is mighty. Sharon Rowe's simple shift in thinking is a profound idea, precisely what we need to hear.”—Seth Godin, author of LinchpinToo many of us feel trapped by work that keeps us from living our purpose. We fantasize about starting our own business, yet we're warned against falling into debt, working eighty hours a week, and coping with the pressure to grow. E... read more

Young Money: A Powerful 5 Step Money Plan to Financial Success Now (Networlding Leadership Series)

Todd Romer

Do you worry about money?Do you think you have to be super smart or to have come from a wealthy family to be financially successful? Are you sick and tired of how you loosely save, manage and spend your money? Have you wanted to begin investing but have no idea how and where to start?When it comes to being financially successful in life, like many millennials you might be worried that you will... read more

Do you worry about money?Do you think you have to be super smart or to have come from a wealthy family to be financially successful? Are you sick and tired of how you loosely save, manage and spend your money? Have you wanted to begin investing but have no idea how and where to start?When it comes to being financially successful in life, like many millennials you might be worried that you will... read more

The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar: Modern Lessons from the Man Who Built an Empire

Phillip Barlag

The Leadership Genius of Julius CaesarModern Lessons from the Man Who Built an Empire“Brilliantly crafted to draw leadership lessons from history, this is one of the finest leadership books I have read.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin, bestselling author of Team of Rivals and The Bully PulpitLeaders are always trying to get better, which is why there is an enormous and growing collection of literature o... read more

The Leadership Genius of Julius CaesarModern Lessons from the Man Who Built an Empire“Brilliantly crafted to draw leadership lessons from history, this is one of the finest leadership books I have read.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin, bestselling author of Team of Rivals and The Bully PulpitLeaders are always trying to get better, which is why there is an enormous and growing collection of literature o... read more

The Serious Business of Small Talk: Becoming Fluent, Comfortable, and Charming

Carol Fleming

Small Talk Is the Single Most Important Communication Skill You Can Develop Carol Fleming wants to show you that small talk is not as “small” as you might think. It's the foundation of every relationship, professional and personal. It is the sound of people reaching out to each other, searching for similarities, shared interests, goodwill, connections, and friendship. And it's something we all... read more

Small Talk Is the Single Most Important Communication Skill You Can Develop Carol Fleming wants to show you that small talk is not as “small” as you might think. It's the foundation of every relationship, professional and personal. It is the sound of people reaching out to each other, searching for similarities, shared interests, goodwill, connections, and friendship. And it's something we all... read more

Dig Your Heels In: Navigate Corporate BS and Build the Company You Deserve

Joan Kuhl

Joan Kuhl helps women create a clear vision of what their career path deserves to be and make a convincing business case for equality to their managers and senior leadership. You'll learn strategies for overcoming sexist cultural attitudes about gender and leadership, as well as for dealing with self-limiting behaviors like Imposter's Syndrome (the feeling that you're never good enough despite... read more

Joan Kuhl helps women create a clear vision of what their career path deserves to be and make a convincing business case for equality to their managers and senior leadership. You'll learn strategies for overcoming sexist cultural attitudes about gender and leadership, as well as for dealing with self-limiting behaviors like Imposter's Syndrome (the feeling that you're never good enough despite... read more

Diversity Beyond Lip Service: A Coaching Guide for Challenging Bias

La'Wana Harris

The ugly truth about diversity is that some people worry they must give up their power for others to have a chance. La'Wana Harris's Inclusion Coaching method helps people realize that sharing power isn't the same as losing it. The elephant in the room with diversity work is that people with privilege must use it to allow others equal access to power. This is often why diversity efforts falter... read more

The ugly truth about diversity is that some people worry they must give up their power for others to have a chance. La'Wana Harris's Inclusion Coaching method helps people realize that sharing power isn't the same as losing it. The elephant in the room with diversity work is that people with privilege must use it to allow others equal access to power. This is often why diversity efforts falter... read more

Hidden Strengths: Unleashing the Crucial Leadership Skills You Already Have

Milo Sindell, Thuy Sindell

Books like StrengthsFinder 2.0 have helped leaders discover their strengths—but they stop there. The Sindells argue that focusing only on your best abilities neglects a vital development opportunity. They show how to identify hidden strengths that can be quickly elevated into full strengths with attention and focus. Working mainly on your strengths can ultimately make you weaker, they argue—yo... read more

Books like StrengthsFinder 2.0 have helped leaders discover their strengths—but they stop there. The Sindells argue that focusing only on your best abilities neglects a vital development opportunity. They show how to identify hidden strengths that can be quickly elevated into full strengths with attention and focus. Working mainly on your strengths can ultimately make you weaker, they argue—yo... read more

The Confidence Myth: Why Women Undervalue Their Skills, and How to Get Over It

Helene Lerner

Not only do we need more female leaders at the top, but we need more women at all levels of business, government, and nonprofits to step up—there's no time to waste. The problem, says Helene Lerner, isn't so much that women lack confidence but that they misunderstand what confidence really is. True confidence isn't fearlessness; it's having the courage to jump in even when your knees are shaki... read more

Not only do we need more female leaders at the top, but we need more women at all levels of business, government, and nonprofits to step up—there's no time to waste. The problem, says Helene Lerner, isn't so much that women lack confidence but that they misunderstand what confidence really is. True confidence isn't fearlessness; it's having the courage to jump in even when your knees are shaki... read more

Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, and Do

Kathryn D. Cramer

How to implement effecitve, magnetic leadership by applying asset-based thinking and shifting your mindset from the negative to the positive Lead Positive takes the fundamentals of Asset-Based Thinking (ABT) and turns them into a playbook for successful leadership. ABT is a simple mindset management process that shows people how to make small shifts in perception and thinking to achieve great ... read more

How to implement effecitve, magnetic leadership by applying asset-based thinking and shifting your mindset from the negative to the positive Lead Positive takes the fundamentals of Asset-Based Thinking (ABT) and turns them into a playbook for successful leadership. ABT is a simple mindset management process that shows people how to make small shifts in perception and thinking to achieve great ... read more

The Healthy Pregnancy Journal: A Weekly Guide for Reflecting on Your Pregnancy and Preparing Your Heart, Body, and Mind for Motherhood

Martha Sears RN, Hayden Sears MA

A week-by-week guide and beautiful keepsake for a mother’s pregnancy journey, from America’s favorite childcare and attachment-parenting experts Pregnancy is a time of tremendous change. As you carry new life into the world, you undergo an initiation into an entirely new way of being. The massive changes you experience—to your body, your lifestyle, even your relationship with yourself—will be ... read more

A week-by-week guide and beautiful keepsake for a mother’s pregnancy journey, from America’s favorite childcare and attachment-parenting experts Pregnancy is a time of tremendous change. As you carry new life into the world, you undergo an initiation into an entirely new way of being. The massive changes you experience—to your body, your lifestyle, even your relationship with yourself—will be ... read more

Extraordinary PR, Ordinary Budget: A Strategy Guide

Jennifer R. Farmer

Low Cost, High Impact!Public relations is a make-or-break factor for all organizations, especially those that are small or mission driven. While it can be tempting to think that PR is a luxury only larger organizations can afford, PR expert Jennifer R. Farmer shows how her CCRR framework—being credible, creative, responsive, and relentless—is the silver bullet for even cash-strapped organizati... read more

Low Cost, High Impact!Public relations is a make-or-break factor for all organizations, especially those that are small or mission driven. While it can be tempting to think that PR is a luxury only larger organizations can afford, PR expert Jennifer R. Farmer shows how her CCRR framework—being credible, creative, responsive, and relentless—is the silver bullet for even cash-strapped organizati... read more

The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves

The Arbinger Institute

Unknowingly, too many of us operate from an inward mindset—a narrow-minded focus on self-centered goals and objectives. When faced with personal ineffectiveness or lagging organizational performance, most of us instinctively look for quick-fix behavioral band-aids, not recognizing the underlying mindset at the heart of our most persistent challenges. Through true stories and simple yet profoun... read more

Unknowingly, too many of us operate from an inward mindset—a narrow-minded focus on self-centered goals and objectives. When faced with personal ineffectiveness or lagging organizational performance, most of us instinctively look for quick-fix behavioral band-aids, not recognizing the underlying mindset at the heart of our most persistent challenges. Through true stories and simple yet profoun... read more

Bedtime Stories for Managers: Farewell, Lofty Leadership . . . Welcome, Engaging Management

Henry Mintzberg

In forty-two succinct, surprising essays, legendary scholar Henry Mintzberg brings management down from the clouds and onto solid ground.If you're like most managers and things keep you up at night, now you can turn to a book that's designed especially for you! But you won't find talking rabbits or princesses here. (There is a cow, but it doesn't jump.) Henry Mintzberg has culled forty-two of ... read more

In forty-two succinct, surprising essays, legendary scholar Henry Mintzberg brings management down from the clouds and onto solid ground.If you're like most managers and things keep you up at night, now you can turn to a book that's designed especially for you! But you won't find talking rabbits or princesses here. (There is a cow, but it doesn't jump.) Henry Mintzberg has culled forty-two of ... read more

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So thorough and professional. Exactly what I needed.

Josh Packard, December 2019

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