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David Courtright

David Courtright - Editor

Brooklyn, NY, United States

I've edited a wide variety of work—from Stephen King to the International Review of African-American Art. Let's make your work shine!

Overview

I'm a proofreader, copyeditor, content and developmental editor, and writer with more than five years in the publishing industry working with top publishers such as Simon & Schuster and Gale/Cengage Learning. My experience lies in academic and non-fiction works, as well as fiction, magazine, and blog content writing and editing. I am passionate about the written word, and thrive on making a good manuscript or set of proofs into a great one.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Classics Historical Fiction Literature Plays & Screenplays Poetry
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Business & Management Economics Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Music Nature Politics & Current Affairs Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Proofreader, Copy Editor, Transcriber, Project Manager, Audio Editor, Photo Researcher, Composer

Self-Employed

June, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Freelance editing for a variety of clients including Simon and Schuster, The New Press, The International Review of African American Art, Gale/Cengage Learning, and Bookbright Media.

Project Manager and In-House Proofreader

Bookbright Media

September, 2011 – June, 2014 (over 2 years)

Proofread hundreds of academic, socio-political, and business non-fiction books. Project managed marketing materials. Fact-checked, copy edited, transcribed interviews, photo researched books, created unique traffic flow systems for intra-office deadlines and communication.

Portfolio (26 selected works)

Roadwork

Stephen King

Only Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, can imagine the horror of a good and angry man who fights back against bureaucracy when it threatens to destroy his vitality, home, and memories. “Under any name King mesmerizes the reader” (Chicago Sun-Times).Barton Dawes is standing in the way of progress when his unremarkable but comfortable existence suddenly takes a turn for the worst. A new ... read more

Only Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, can imagine the horror of a good and angry man who fights back against bureaucracy when it threatens to destroy his vitality, home, and memories. “Under any name King mesmerizes the reader” (Chicago Sun-Times).Barton Dawes is standing in the way of progress when his unremarkable but comfortable existence suddenly takes a turn for the worst. A new ... read more

Needful Things

Stephen King

Now available for the first time in a mass-market premium paperback edition—master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a mysterious store than can sell you whatever you desire—but not without exacting a terrible price in return.“There are two prices for this. Half…and half. One half is cash. The other is a deed. Do you understand?" The town of Castl... read more

Now available for the first time in a mass-market premium paperback edition—master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic #1 New York Times bestseller about a mysterious store than can sell you whatever you desire—but not without exacting a terrible price in return.“There are two prices for this. Half…and half. One half is cash. The other is a deed. Do you understand?" The town of Castl... read more

The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action

Veterans Of Hope

Drawing from and expanding on the themes of Michelle Alexander's acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow, this in-depth guide provides a launching pad for groups wishing to engage in deep, meaningful dialogue about race, racism, and structural inequality in the age of mass incarceration. The Study Guide and Call to Action spans the entirety of The New Jim Crow, engaging the critical questions ... read more

Drawing from and expanding on the themes of Michelle Alexander's acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow, this in-depth guide provides a launching pad for groups wishing to engage in deep, meaningful dialogue about race, racism, and structural inequality in the age of mass incarceration. The Study Guide and Call to Action spans the entirety of The New Jim Crow, engaging the critical questions ... read more

A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition

Alyson Martin, Nushin Rashidian

In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use—a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in twenty states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals. Yet the federal government refuse... read more

In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use—a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in twenty states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals. Yet the federal government refuse... read more

Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves A Second Chance at Education

Mike Rose

It’s a statistic that’s sure to surprise: close to 45 percent of postsecondary students in the United States today do not enroll in college directly out of high school and many attend part-time. Following a tradition of self-improvement as old as the Republic, the “nontraditional” college student is becoming the norm. Back to School is the first book to look at the schools that serve a growing... read more

It’s a statistic that’s sure to surprise: close to 45 percent of postsecondary students in the United States today do not enroll in college directly out of high school and many attend part-time. Following a tradition of self-improvement as old as the Republic, the “nontraditional” college student is becoming the norm. Back to School is the first book to look at the schools that serve a growing... read more

Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the super–rich. The Occupy movement made the plight of the 99 percent an indelible part of the public consciousness, and concerns about inequality were a decisive factor in the 2012 presid... read more

The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the super–rich. The Occupy movement made the plight of the 99 percent an indelible part of the public consciousness, and concerns about inequality were a decisive factor in the 2012 presid... read more

The Ferguson Report: Department of Justice Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department

United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed African American high school senior, was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. For months afterward, protestors took to the streets demanding justice, testifying to the racist and exploitative police department and court system, and connecting the shooting of Brown with the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and other young black ... read more

On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed African American high school senior, was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. For months afterward, protestors took to the streets demanding justice, testifying to the racist and exploitative police department and court system, and connecting the shooting of Brown with the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and other young black ... read more

Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice

Karen Houppert

On March 18, 1963, in one of its most significant legal decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that all defendants facing significant jail time have the constitutional right to a free attorney if they cannot afford their own. Fifty years later, 80 percent of criminal defendants are served by public defenders. In a book that combines the sweep of history wit... read more

On March 18, 1963, in one of its most significant legal decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that all defendants facing significant jail time have the constitutional right to a free attorney if they cannot afford their own. Fifty years later, 80 percent of criminal defendants are served by public defenders. In a book that combines the sweep of history wit... read more

Speaking of Fourth Grade: What Listening to Kids Tells Us About School in America

Inda Schaenen

Fourth grade is ground zero in the fierce debates about education reform in America. It’s when kids (well, some of them) make the shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” and tomes have been written about the fourth-grade year by educators, administrators, philosophers, and pundits. Now, in a fascinating and groundbreaking book, Inda Schaenen adds the voices of actual fourth-grade ... read more

Fourth grade is ground zero in the fierce debates about education reform in America. It’s when kids (well, some of them) make the shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” and tomes have been written about the fourth-grade year by educators, administrators, philosophers, and pundits. Now, in a fascinating and groundbreaking book, Inda Schaenen adds the voices of actual fourth-grade ... read more

Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West

Lucy R. Lippard

Award-winning author, curator, and activist Lucy R. Lippard is one of America’s most influential writers on contemporary art, a pioneer in the fields of cultural geography, conceptualism, and feminist art. Hailed for "the breadth of her reading and the comprehensiveness with which she considers the things that define place" (The New York Times), Lippard now turns her keen eye to the politics o... read more

Award-winning author, curator, and activist Lucy R. Lippard is one of America’s most influential writers on contemporary art, a pioneer in the fields of cultural geography, conceptualism, and feminist art. Hailed for "the breadth of her reading and the comprehensiveness with which she considers the things that define place" (The New York Times), Lippard now turns her keen eye to the politics o... read more

The Challenger Disaster (Perspectives on Modern World History)

Sylvia Engdahl

This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increase global awareness, and enhance their understanding of international perspectives about historic events.; This title explores the events surrounding the doomed flight of the space shuttle Challenger, providing background information on the event, examining... read more

This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increase global awareness, and enhance their understanding of international perspectives about historic events.; This title explores the events surrounding the doomed flight of the space shuttle Challenger, providing background information on the event, examining... read more

Stalin's Great Purge (Perspectives on Modern World History)

Noah Berlatsky

This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increase global awareness, and enhance their understanding of international perspectives about historic events.; This title provides historical background on Stalin's purges and explores controversies surrounding the purges. It offers first hand accounts from tho... read more

This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increase global awareness, and enhance their understanding of international perspectives about historic events.; This title provides historical background on Stalin's purges and explores controversies surrounding the purges. It offers first hand accounts from tho... read more

Student Movements of the 1960s (Perspectives on Modern World History)

Alexander Cruden

This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increase global awareness, and enhance their understanding of international perspectives about historic events.; This title explores the historical/cultural events leading up to and following the student movements of the 1960s, issues surrounding the goals of the... read more

This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increase global awareness, and enhance their understanding of international perspectives about historic events.; This title explores the historical/cultural events leading up to and following the student movements of the 1960s, issues surrounding the goals of the... read more

Japan's 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown (Perspectives on Modern World History)

Myra Immell

This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increase global awareness, and enhance their understanding of international perspectives about historic events.; Perspective on Modern World History: Japan's 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown explores the events surrounding Japan's 2011 natural disaster... read more

This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increase global awareness, and enhance their understanding of international perspectives about historic events.; Perspective on Modern World History: Japan's 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown explores the events surrounding Japan's 2011 natural disaster... read more

Brown Vs the Board of Education Trial (Perspectives on Modern World History)

Julia Garbus

Perspectives on Modern World History: The Brown v. Board of Education Trial explores the historical background on the Brown v. Board of Education Trial, examines the controversies surrounding the trial, and offers personal narratives from those who were i; This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increa... read more

Perspectives on Modern World History: The Brown v. Board of Education Trial explores the historical background on the Brown v. Board of Education Trial, examines the controversies surrounding the trial, and offers personal narratives from those who were i; This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increa... read more

Abortion (Opposing Viewpoints)

Noel Merino

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; Opposing Viewpoints: Abortion explores issues surrounding abortion including whether abortion is immoral, how Roe v. Wade has impacted abortion, shou... read more

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; Opposing Viewpoints: Abortion explores issues surrounding abortion including whether abortion is immoral, how Roe v. Wade has impacted abortion, shou... read more

Medical Testing (Opposing Viewpoints)

Noel Merino

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; Opposing Viewpoints: Medical Testing examines concerns regarding the testing of new medicine, how medical testing on humans and animals should be reg... read more

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; Opposing Viewpoints: Medical Testing examines concerns regarding the testing of new medicine, how medical testing on humans and animals should be reg... read more

Civil Liberties (Opposing Viewpoints)

Noel Merino

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title addresses controversies related to civil liberties such as freedom of expression, the separation of church and state, the right to due pro... read more

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title addresses controversies related to civil liberties such as freedom of expression, the separation of church and state, the right to due pro... read more

Government Spending (Opposing Viewpoints)

Noel Merino

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores whether government spending---on education, health care, and earmark projects---is wasteful, whether government spending should a... read more

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores whether government spending---on education, health care, and earmark projects---is wasteful, whether government spending should a... read more

Kosovo (Genocide and Persecution)

Noah Berlatsky

The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history; each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of geno; This title explores genocide and persecution in Kosovo, including the historical/cultural background of long-running disputes between Kosov... read more

The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history; each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of geno; This title explores genocide and persecution in Kosovo, including the historical/cultural background of long-running disputes between Kosov... read more

Rwanda (Genocide and Persecution)

Noah Berlatsky

Genocide and Persecution: Rwanda examines the historical background on the violence in Rwanda. The title covers controversies surrounding Rwanda. The last chapter includes personal narratives by those impacted directly or indirectly.; The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods i... read more

Genocide and Persecution: Rwanda examines the historical background on the violence in Rwanda. The title covers controversies surrounding Rwanda. The last chapter includes personal narratives by those impacted directly or indirectly.; The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods i... read more

El Salvador and Guatemala (Genocide and Persecution)

Alexander Cruden

The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history; each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of geno; Title explores genocide and persecution in El Salvador and Guatemala including, historical background on the repression that began in 1979 ... read more

The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history; each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of geno; Title explores genocide and persecution in El Salvador and Guatemala including, historical background on the repression that began in 1979 ... read more

Uganda (Genocide and Persecution)

Myra Immell

The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history; each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of geno; This title explores genocide and persecution in Uganda, including the historical/cultural background of events from the early 1970s to the ... read more

The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history; each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of geno; This title explores genocide and persecution in Uganda, including the historical/cultural background of events from the early 1970s to the ... read more

Frida Kahlo (Eye on Art)

Don Nardo

The Eye on Art series is intended to assist readers in understanding the various roles of art in society; each volume offers an in-depth exploration of a major artistic movement, medium, figure, or profession.; In this new Eye on Art title, author Don Nardo explores the life and work of one of the finest and most famous female artists of all time, Frida Kahlo. The book details the tremendous s... read more

The Eye on Art series is intended to assist readers in understanding the various roles of art in society; each volume offers an in-depth exploration of a major artistic movement, medium, figure, or profession.; In this new Eye on Art title, author Don Nardo explores the life and work of one of the finest and most famous female artists of all time, Frida Kahlo. The book details the tremendous s... read more

Pablo Picasso (Eye on Art)

Stuart A. Kallen

Paul Cezanne (Eye on Art)

Barbara Sheen Busby

The Eye on Art series is intended to assist readers in understanding the various roles of art in society; each volume offers an in-depth exploration of a major artistic movement, medium, figure, or profession.; This new title in Lucent's Eye on Art series explores the life and works of nineteenth-century visionary artist Paul Cezanne. Although Cezanne did not gain recognition until late in his... read more

The Eye on Art series is intended to assist readers in understanding the various roles of art in society; each volume offers an in-depth exploration of a major artistic movement, medium, figure, or profession.; This new title in Lucent's Eye on Art series explores the life and works of nineteenth-century visionary artist Paul Cezanne. Although Cezanne did not gain recognition until late in his... read more

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