Diane Szulecki

Diane Szulecki - Editor

New York, NY, USA

I'm an experienced nonfiction editor: I edit books, articles, papers, and more. I'll polish your writing so it stands out from the crowd!

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Hi there! I’m Diane. I’m an editor and writer based in New York City.

I’ve spent the entirety of my career in academic publishing. After years reading, editing, and marketing countless manuscripts, I know the value of polished writing. I love helping my clients make their work impressive and impeccable!

I’ve worked as an editor at Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins and Pearson Education, while also freelancing for clients like Rowman & Littlefield, Seatgeek, and Relix Magazine. My skills include editing, proofreading, fact checking, and editorial assessment.

What can you expect from working with me? I'll:

-Create a customized editing plan for your manuscript, so you'll know the specifics beforehand
-Work efficiently
-Keep you updated along the way
-And (most importantly!) make your writing the best it can be - while preserving your voice as author.

Whether you need thorough editing or just a proofread of your work, I'm here to help.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Music
Psychology
Publishing
Sex & Relationships
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Editor

Wolters Kluwer Health
April, 2015 – Present (about 4 years)

I edit, proofread, fact-check, and write copy, articles, and newsletters for the American Journal of Nursing (AJN).
Additionally, I help manage the journal's production process and contribute content to its blog and social media accounts.

Program Manager

Pearson
February, 2013 – April, 2015 (about 2 years)

- Collaborate closely with acquisitions editor to execute macro-level plans for higher education-focused product development; focus on integrating textbooks with digital strategy and learning applications
- Keep tabs on the market by conducting frequent conversations with both professors and authors to gauge feedback on editorial team’s goals.
- Monitor budgets, develop strategies for collaborating with vendors effectively, research ways to achieve high-quality results in a cost and time-efficient manner.

Editorial Project Manager

Pearson
April, 2012 – April, 2013 (about 1 year)

- Independently managed several large-budget developmental and biological psychology textbooks from revision planning through post-publication.
- Collaborated with authors during the revision stage, prepared and submitted manuscripts to production, monitored permissions statuses and solved permissions problems, reviewed proofs, acted as a liaison between the editorial and production departments to ensure timely publication of the products and proper spending of budgets.
- Planned and managed supplement creation for all of the titles on my list, including assessments, instructor’s resources, and media correlations. Managed budgets for supplements.

Editorial Assistant

Pearson
January, 2011 – April, 2012 (about 1 year)

- Assisted editor in the development of psychology textbooks by commissioning reviews, working with authors on manuscript preparation, writing marketing materials and book appraisals, and conducting analyses of competing markets.
- Handled administrative tasks such as making payments, coordinating travel arrangements, and arranging meetings.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Life Span Development: A Topical Approach (2nd Edition)

Robert S. Feldman Ph.D.

Current Research and Real World Application. Updated in its second edition, Life Span Development: A Topical Approach maintains the student friendliness that has been the hallmark of Feldman’s development texts. Rich in examples, it illustrates the applications that can be derived from the research and theory of lifespan developmentalists. The text takes a modular approach providing both reade... read more

Current Research and Real World Application. Updated in its second edition, Life Span Development: A Topical Approach maintains the student friendliness that has been the hallmark of Feldman’s development texts. Rich in examples, it illustrates the applications that can be derived from the research and theory of lifespan developmentalists. The text takes a modular approach providing both reade... read more

Development Across the Life Span (7th Edition)

Robert S. Feldman Ph.D.

Offers a strong balance between research and applications. ¿ Robert Feldman offers students a chronological overview of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development—from conception through death with his text Development Across the Life Span. This best-selling text presents up-to-date coverage of theory and research, with an emphasis on the application of these concepts by students i... read more

Offers a strong balance between research and applications. ¿ Robert Feldman offers students a chronological overview of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development—from conception through death with his text Development Across the Life Span. This best-selling text presents up-to-date coverage of theory and research, with an emphasis on the application of these concepts by students i... read more

Child Development (7th Edition)

Robert S. Feldman Ph.D.

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPsychLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPsychLab search for 0134130472 / 9780134130477 Child Development plus MyPsychLab with eText — Access Card Package, 7/e Package consists of: • 0133852032 / 9780133852035 Child Development, 7/e• 0205206514 / 9780205206513 MyPsychLab with ... read more

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPsychLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPsychLab search for 0134130472 / 9780134130477 Child Development plus MyPsychLab with eText — Access Card Package, 7/e Package consists of: • 0133852032 / 9780133852035 Child Development, 7/e• 0205206514 / 9780205206513 MyPsychLab with ... read more

Physiology of Behavior (11th Edition)

Neil R. Carlson

The most current, comprehensive, and teachable text for behavioral neuroscience Thoughtfully organized, Physiology of Behavior provides a scholarly yet accessible portrait of the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Close collaboration between the author and a talented artist has resulted in beautiful, accurate, and pedagogically effective illustrations in every chapter. No other ... read more

The most current, comprehensive, and teachable text for behavioral neuroscience Thoughtfully organized, Physiology of Behavior provides a scholarly yet accessible portrait of the dynamic interaction between biology and behavior. Close collaboration between the author and a talented artist has resulted in beautiful, accurate, and pedagogically effective illustrations in every chapter. No other ... read more

Biopsychology (9th Edition)

John P.J. Pinel

Delves into how the central nervous system governs behavior Biopsychology, 9/e, introduces the study of the biology of behavior; that is, the neural mechanisms of psychological processes in the central nervous system. This program combines biopsychogical science and student-oriented discussion, interweaving the basics of this specialized field with clinical case studies and exploring the perso... read more

Delves into how the central nervous system governs behavior Biopsychology, 9/e, introduces the study of the biology of behavior; that is, the neural mechanisms of psychological processes in the central nervous system. This program combines biopsychogical science and student-oriented discussion, interweaving the basics of this specialized field with clinical case studies and exploring the perso... read more

Human Development: A Cultural Approach (2nd Edition)

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPsychLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPsychLab, search for ISBN-10: 013413074X / ISBN-13: 9780134130743 That package includes ISBN-10: 0133792420 / ISBN-13: 9780133792423 and ISBN-10: 0205206514 / ISBN-13: 9780205206513. MyPsychLab should only be purchased when required by a... read more

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPsychLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPsychLab, search for ISBN-10: 013413074X / ISBN-13: 9780134130743 That package includes ISBN-10: 0133792420 / ISBN-13: 9780133792423 and ISBN-10: 0205206514 / ISBN-13: 9780205206513. MyPsychLab should only be purchased when required by a... read more

Social Psychology (9th Edition)

Elliot Aronson, Timothy D. Wilson, Robin M. Akert, Samuel R. Sommers

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPsychLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPsychLab, search for 0134131037 / 9780134131030 Social Psychology plus MyPsychLab with eText — Access Card Package, 9/e Package consists of: • 0133936546 / 9780133936544 Social Psychology, 9/e• 0205206514 / 9780205206513 MyPsychLab with ... read more

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPsychLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPsychLab, search for 0134131037 / 9780134131030 Social Psychology plus MyPsychLab with eText — Access Card Package, 9/e Package consists of: • 0133936546 / 9780133936544 Social Psychology, 9/e• 0205206514 / 9780205206513 MyPsychLab with ... read more

Social Psychology (8th Edition)

Elliot Aronson, Timothy D. Wilson, Robin M. Akert

Research made relevant through a storytelling approach. This renowned text maintains its acclaimed storytelling approach, teaching the science of psychology through an engaging narrative that makes research relevant to students. Drawing upon their extensive experience as researchers and teachers, Elliot Aronson, Tim Wilson, and Robin Akert present the classic research that has driven the field... read more

Research made relevant through a storytelling approach. This renowned text maintains its acclaimed storytelling approach, teaching the science of psychology through an engaging narrative that makes research relevant to students. Drawing upon their extensive experience as researchers and teachers, Elliot Aronson, Tim Wilson, and Robin Akert present the classic research that has driven the field... read more

Children and Their Development (7th Edition)

Robert V. Kail

Demonstrates how research translates into practice. Reflecting the way scientists conduct research on children’s development, Children and Their Development is organized topically, showing readers the way researchers actually study the discipline. The book’s unique and effective pedagogy focuses on practice through its accessible writing, modular format, and application-based features. It expl... read more

Demonstrates how research translates into practice. Reflecting the way scientists conduct research on children’s development, Children and Their Development is organized topically, showing readers the way researchers actually study the discipline. The book’s unique and effective pedagogy focuses on practice through its accessible writing, modular format, and application-based features. It expl... read more

Diane has 7 reviews

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Zakiya Sterling
she every easy to work with her ever professional she works fast and she follows up with you on anything need to fix and as author voice and integrity of the book.

Zakiya Sterling, June 2019


Tim Burningham
Working with Diane was so easy and she was always quick to respond. She did such a great job with my book. I'd very highly recommend her!

Tim Burningham, June 2019


Zakiya Sterling
I like how she understands me and believe me and journey write my book

Zakiya Sterling, May 2019


Courtney Pankrat
Working with Diane was so easy. She's very responsive and her advice was right on point. I would definitely work with her again and recommend her to others.

Courtney Pankrat, April 2019


Uchechi Kalu
I absolutely love Diane's copyedits! She is so thorough and concise and I'm now so deeply confident in my manuscript because of her work. I'm not someone who thought I needed a copyrighter, but after working with Diane I'm so happy I didn't go at it alone. I so impressed by how easily she understood the deeper meanings behind the niche topics in my text. Her edits felt so authentic and original...
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Uchechi Kalu, February 2019

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