Seasoned professional with 25 years of experience, specializing in memoir, narrative and prescriptive nonfiction, and commercial fiction.
Provide developmental editorial services, line editing, and proofreading to prepare book-length manuscripts for submission to publishers and for publication. Work with authors published by major houses and independents including Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Beacon Press, The New Press, Verso, Down and Out Books, Familius and more.
Provide book-length translation services from Spanish into English. Published books include Fidel and Gabo: A Portrait of the Legendary Friendship between Fidel Castro and Gabriel García Márquez, by Angel Esteban and Stephanie Panichelli; and the forthcoming Killing the Story: Journalists Risking Their Lives in Pursuit of the Truth in Mexico, by journalist Témoris Grecko (The New Press 2020).
Published critically acclaimed bilingual illustrated books with read-along audio CDs, Ruben's Rainbow and Ruben's Jungle. Managed every aspect of the production process, oversaw production of the audio cds, handled publicity, and managed sales to the trade, education and library markets.
Developed a critically acclaimed line of contemporary romance novels, evaluated submissions, recruited authors, negotiated contracts, and edited the manuscripts. Some of the wonderfully talented first-time authors I signed to Encanto include Caridad Pineiro, Berta Platas, Sylvia Mendoza and Lynda Sandoval.
Acquired books in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres for a major commercial publisher, evaluated submissions, edited manuscripts for publication, and served as the author's advocate within the publishing house.
Murder is trending. Hipsters are getting slashed to pieces in the hippest neighborhood in New York: Williamsburg, Brooklyn. While Detectives Petrosino and Hadid hound local gangbangers, slacker reporter Tony Moran and his ex Magaly Fernandez get caught up in a missing person’s case—one that might just get them hacked to death. Filled with a cast of colorful characters and told with sardonic wi... read more
Julia Rios figures salsa lessons at her aunt’s dance studio are just the answer to spice up her life after a very public breakup with one of San Diego’s most eligible bachelors. When a tall, handsome Tex-Mex cowboy struts into the studio, the usually cool Julia gets more sizzle than she bargained for when she finds herself paired with—and against—him. Ricardo Montalvo has a one track mind and ... read more
Clad only in a towel, Alina Marquez finds herself face to face with the most attractive man she's ever seen. Alina is so rattled she allows the sexy Spaniard to think she's a secretary, rather than admit she's the vintner who's single-handedly transformed this run-down Georgia vineyard into a prestigious winery poised on the edge of fame. Too late, she discovers that the aristocratic Felipe Ro... read more
After fourteen years of marriage, Pilar Valenzuela is devastated to realize that her husband, Danny, is more devoted to his career than to her and decides to move on, but Danny has another plan in mind--to show Pilar that they are destined to be together forever. Original.
When confronted with the challenges of border security and illegal immigration, government officials are fond of saying that our borders have never been as safe and secure as they are now. But ranchers in the borderlands of Arizona and Texas fear for their lands, their cattle, their homes, and sometimes their lives due to the human and drug smuggling traffic that regularly crosses their proper... read more
More than just the study of a shocking crime, the true story of Robert Solimine's murder by his high-school classmates explores the ruthless social world that teenagers in pleasant suburbs must face, sometimes at their own peril. Original.
LIKE A BLAZING SHOOTING STAR, JENNI RIVERA LIT UP THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, YET THE SKY SWEPT HER AWAY BEFORE HER TIMEJenni Rivera: The Incredible Life of a Warrior Butterfly:Full color photosThe complete discography of Jenni RiveraBillboard lists of sales rankings of Jenni's songsExclusive interviews A complete, entertaining, and objective biographyWritten by one of the country’s leadi... read more
Making America a welcome place for everyone, from long-established citizens to immigrants who have just arrived.This compelling approach to the immigration debate takes the reader behind the blaring headlines and into communities grappling with the reality of new immigrants and the changing nature of American identity. Ali Noorani, the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, inte... read more
Dreamers is a movement book for the generation brought to the United States as children—and now fighting to live here legally Of the approximately twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, as many as two million came as children. They grow up here, going to elementary, middle, and high school, and then the country they call home won’t—in most states—offer financial ai... read more
Protecting the VoteWhen cybersecurity expert Jake Braun challenged hackers at DEFCON, the largest hacking conference in the world, to breach the security of an American voting machine, a hacker in Europe conquered the task in less than 2 minutes. From hacking into voting machines to more mundane, but no less serious problems, our democracy faces unprecedented tests from without and within. In ... read more
WHO ARE THE CHINESE?Through on-the-ground interviews, Ana Fuentes uncovers the real China and offers a panoramic look at Chinese culture from the point of view of its citizens. She spent nearly 4 years living and working in China and discovered a world few have written about . . . until now.FROM THE DRAGON’S MOUTH: Ten True Stories that Unveil the Real China is an exquisitely intimate look int... read more
A Mexican-American lawyer exposes corruption in the US asylum procedure and despotism in the Mexican governmentFrom a storefront law office in the US border city of El Paso, Texas, one man set out to tear down the great wall of indifference raised between the US and Mexico. Carlos Spector has filed hundreds of political asylum cases on behalf of human rights defenders, journalists, and politic... read more
Kyera Tayler Kacey
Imagine setting yourself free from the trauma and setbacks of your past, daring to chase after the life of your dreams, instead of settling for “good enough.”In She Dares, Kyera takes you on a journey of transformation as she recounts her turbulent past and how she overcame trauma, addiction, heartbreak, and betrayal. Raw, honest, and inspirational, Kyera shares how even the most difficult and... read more
A harrowing and unforgettable look at reporting in Mexico, one of the world’s most dangerous countries to be a journalist In 2017, Mexico edged out Iraq and Syria as the deadliest country in the world in which to be a reporter, with at least fourteen journalists killed over the course of the year. The following year another ten journalists were murdered, joining the almost 150 reporters who ha... read more
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Quick and efficient proofreader with experience of all genres, lengths and budgets. Likes whisky.
Eagle-eyed, approachable copyeditor. CIEP Professional Member. Master of Education. Fiction and non-fiction (ELTon award).