Deborah Grandinetti

Deborah Grandinetti – Editor

Empathic book development editor. Ten years in-house publishing experience. Developed a Rodale bestseller; excel at working with innovators.


Are you someone with a meditation or awareness practice? Are you looking for an editor who will resonate with you, and quickly and intuitively "get you" and your project? If so, let's talk and explore our fit. I bring over two decades of experience as a book editor and a similar amount of experience as a student of meditation and other awareness practices. As an editor, I excel at helping clients organize their material so that the book has a clear "through-line" that makes it a joy to read, throughout. I'm also very experienced at adding those touches that bring a book up to a higher level of excellence. As a writer/book development editor, I have Rodale bestseller to my credit and a decade of in-house publishing experience. In terms of content, I am exceedingly well-versed in holistic health, psychology and emotional healing, social entrepreneurship, urban education and youth development.
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing New Age Parenting & Families Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sex & Relationships
English (US)

Work experience


Jan, 2005 — Present

At Writing That Hits the Mark, I help innovators in different fields develop the books, blogs, and other media platforms that build their brand. I specialize in developmental editing across a range of media, and in nonfiction book proposal writing. I am very skilled at helping organizations determine how to plan content to engage the different "sub-groups" within the larger target audience. I also excel at helping authors organize their material and create the "through-line" that makes the blog, article, or book a smooth read from start to finish.

► Positioned client’s self-published book, a 1st in the field of postnatal care for mothers, won the “Mom’s Choice Award” from an international organization that reviews thousands of submissions from 55 countries.

Running Press Book Publishers

Sep, 2001 — Aug, 2006 (almost 5 years)

I proposed, developed, and edited trade books, and instrumentally contributed to executive team’s selection of manuscripts to acquire. Additionally, I collaborated with outside authors, as well as in-house designers and production staff.

► Edited “front of the catalogue” titles, including projects with celebrity authors such as Stephen Hawking and James Watson.

► Developed trade books that generated $2.5M in net sales in 1 year, outperforming 2 senior acquisition and development editors.


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LEARN HOW TO HACK HUMAN MOVEMENTJoin the movement that has reached millions of athletes and coaches; learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your human potential, live pain free…and become a Supple Leopard.Improve your athletic performance,... read more
Why does the U.S. stagnate and how do we bridge our cultural divide? ?What causes some populations to flourish and others to subsist? What perspectives and practices optimize our well-being? Author Mark Bitz has been thinking about these questions for over for... read more
Amazon Best SellerA CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL ODYSSEY as much as a manual on negotiations, Across the Table will prepare you to negotiate both in high-stakes business environments and in everyday situations."Oil is rarely found in nice places," William A. Young ... read more
Whan it comes to health, it is the thought that counts. This book shows readers, in detail, how to take control of the mind, uncover its hidden potentials, and reward themselves with health and happiness. 50 illustrations.
Ever wonder why you can skip meals and cut calories--but never see the scale budge? Or why you keep craving those rich foods that sabotage weight loss?It's easy to blame yourself for a lack of willpower. But the truth is, you can't lose weight and keep it off ... read more
Searching for a safe, sane, proven way to a secure your retirement? Look no further than Retirement Breakthrough. This easy-to-follow, comprehensive guide is packed with financial wisdom relevant for today's turbulent times. This book delivers the key informat... read more
The Curse of Blessings is a paradox. It is a tale of utter simplicity that expresses life's most complex truths. It is a story that can be read in a sitting, but which will stay with you forever. It is life--distilled to its purest element--while revealing the... read more
Yoga For Suits

Edward Vilga

A mid-afternoon latte isn't the only way to re-charge at work. Yoga for Suits provides more than 33 exhilarating alternatives! So free those scrunched up shoulders, unfrazzle that frizzled brain, and go from fuzzy to focused. Edward Vilga, a certified yoga tea... read more
For everything you give your child, you take something away. ENTITLEMANIA IS AN EPIDEMIC. Well-intentioned parents across the country are enabling a ''me'' generation of children who lack the wisdom and satisfaction of accomplishment that only struggle and adv... read more
A GROUNDBREAKING SELF-CARE PROGRAM FOR PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM WOMEN, no matter how long it has been since you had your baby. Let BabyBod® get you into the best shape for delivery and then get your sexy back on as a mom! Learn self-care advice for Diastasis Re... read more

Deborah has 4 reviews





Jenn J.

Jenn J.

Sep, 2023

I can't express enough how much working with Deb has been everything that I needed: a clear-cut plan, tips and tricks for the industry and a phenomenal amount of support. Will always recommend highly and will be back with future books for sure!
Deborah G.
Thank you, Jenn! I am excited for you and thrilled about the timeliness and relevancy of your topic! It was a pleasure working with you!
Alaya B.

Alaya B.

Nov, 2022

Working with Deborah is exceeding my expectations. I'm very grateful to her for the way that she shows up, the way that she understands my project and her skill to help bring the work through in a clear, simple and powerful way that will connect with my audience.
Halyna A.

Halyna A.

Oct, 2022

A+, 5 stars, wise, proffessional, caring and simply amazing!
Nathan P.

Nathan P.

Jul, 2020

Deborah Grandinetti was a wonderful individual to collaborate with over my first book, Metaphysical Madness. She was very honest and direct concerning the strengths and weaknesses of my writing. She also advised me on potential ideas and strategies for marketing as well as some key pointers to follow if I ever wanted to publish through a major publisher rather than self publish my work. I wou...
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