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Dick Margulis

Dick Margulis - Designer

New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Book editor and book designer with over half a century of experience, working with serious authors of nonfiction and fiction in many genres.

Overview

I am chief cook and bottle washer at Dick Margulis Creative Services, where my focus is on thoughtful editing, appropriate design, expert production, and comprehensive project management, for book publishers of all sizes, including self-publishing authors. I began correcting my elders as a small child and have been editing one thing or another for over half a century. I learned to set type at an early age and have been studying and practicing typography ever since.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure Children's Picture Books Classics Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Literature Poetry Romance Short Story Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Antiques & Collectibles Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Computers & Internet Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Economics Education & Reference Engineering Entertainment Health & wellbeing History Home & Garden Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Self-help & Self-improvement Technology

Work experience

Sole proprietor

Dick Margulis Creative Services

August, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, design, composition, cover design, production, and project management on all kinds of books, for publishers large and small. It's my passion, and I'm good at it.

Technical writer, marketing writer, publication designer

various

March, 1993 – August, 2014 (over 21 years)

Contract and salaried positions working for manufacturers, software companies, and others, writing, editing, and designing all manner of things.

Butcher, baker, candlestick maker

various

June, 1968 – March, 1993 (over 24 years)

I am a person of broad experience and exposure. Advertising copywriter, magazine columnist, organic farmer, bread baker, herbarist, and, yes, a stint in a butcher shop. And all of that background knowledge has proved useful in book editing. All of it.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Because You've Never Died Before;Spiritual Issues at the End of Life

Kathleen J. Rusnak Ph.D.

You or a loved one has received a terminal prognosis. It is like hitting a brick wall. This is the start of an unexpected new journey, an amazing journey into a previously unimaginable spiritual terrain, with a worldview that is forever changed. Deep insights into the meaning of life and the essence of the self, the other, and God emerge. What the dying learn about living at the end of life is... read more

You or a loved one has received a terminal prognosis. It is like hitting a brick wall. This is the start of an unexpected new journey, an amazing journey into a previously unimaginable spiritual terrain, with a worldview that is forever changed. Deep insights into the meaning of life and the essence of the self, the other, and God emerge. What the dying learn about living at the end of life is... read more

Chermpf (The Cats of Nova) (Volume 1)

Mr. William S. Russell III

Everyone should have a name; with that thought Gracie Fisher steps into her backyard on a moonlit summer night. Leaving her sleeping parents behind, following her nervous cat Roscoe and a kitten harboring an ancient secret, she embarks on an adventure leading far beyond her father's vegetable garden, to a domed forest-city tethered to the Moon. There, she faces a terrible danger from the prehi... read more

Everyone should have a name; with that thought Gracie Fisher steps into her backyard on a moonlit summer night. Leaving her sleeping parents behind, following her nervous cat Roscoe and a kitten harboring an ancient secret, she embarks on an adventure leading far beyond her father's vegetable garden, to a domed forest-city tethered to the Moon. There, she faces a terrible danger from the prehi... read more

Everyone's Universe: A Guide to Accessible Astronomy Places (second edition)

Noreen A Grice

One out of five Americans has a disability. Everyone's Universe: A Guide to Accessible Astronomy Places (second edition) is an innovative, enabling book that explores ways to provide universal access to educational science programs through: MOBILITY ACCESS for people who use wheelchairs, LOW VISION AND TACTILE ACCESS for people who are blind or visually impaired, SPECIALIZED ENVIRONMENTS for p... read more

One out of five Americans has a disability. Everyone's Universe: A Guide to Accessible Astronomy Places (second edition) is an innovative, enabling book that explores ways to provide universal access to educational science programs through: MOBILITY ACCESS for people who use wheelchairs, LOW VISION AND TACTILE ACCESS for people who are blind or visually impaired, SPECIALIZED ENVIRONMENTS for p... read more

Autism and the Savant Hypothesis: The Evolution of Human Cognition and Mind

Thomas Fabricius, MD

Autism and the Savant Hypothesis approaches the complex condition of autism from a standpoint of signal processing. It is actually surprising to see how much of the many dimensions of autism can be understood with this approach. We start with the enigmatic autistic savant, and work backwards through the many facets of this condition, including: enhanced musical abilities, language difficulties... read more

Autism and the Savant Hypothesis approaches the complex condition of autism from a standpoint of signal processing. It is actually surprising to see how much of the many dimensions of autism can be understood with this approach. We start with the enigmatic autistic savant, and work backwards through the many facets of this condition, including: enhanced musical abilities, language difficulties... read more

The Essentials of Bowling

Steven B. Felege

The Essentials of Bowling was written specifically for bowlers who are tired of carrying the same average year after year. It is the first book of it's kind to explain the simplicity of basic bowling theory; the universal principals which determine successful technique. It clearly explains how anyone can adjust their techniques to obey those principals. Loaded with valuable tips, secrets, and ... read more

The Essentials of Bowling was written specifically for bowlers who are tired of carrying the same average year after year. It is the first book of it's kind to explain the simplicity of basic bowling theory; the universal principals which determine successful technique. It clearly explains how anyone can adjust their techniques to obey those principals. Loaded with valuable tips, secrets, and ... read more

Textbook of Urgent Care Management

John Shufeldt, Laura Schiesl, Marty Martin, Megan Lamy, Lisa Cintron, Erin Terjesen, John Harris, Tracy Patterson, Damaris L. Medina, Gary Gerlacher

A 6 x 9 paperback, formatted specifically for lightweight portability and ease of reference in a clinical setting. The book features 47 chapters and 625 pages of urgent care practice management information of the highest utility and relevancy. About The Textbook of Urgent Care Management • A quintessential guide to starting, operating and selling your urgent care clinic • The chapters are orga... read more

A 6 x 9 paperback, formatted specifically for lightweight portability and ease of reference in a clinical setting. The book features 47 chapters and 625 pages of urgent care practice management information of the highest utility and relevancy. About The Textbook of Urgent Care Management • A quintessential guide to starting, operating and selling your urgent care clinic • The chapters are orga... read more

BS/MD Programs-The Complete Guide: Getting Into Medical School from High School

Todd A Johnson, Kelley Anne Johnson

The most complete guide to BS/MD programs available. Updated for 2015. Written by college counselors who have helped hundreds of students like you become the strongest candidate for BS/MD programs. Includes: • How to find the best program for your needs • The types of essay questions asked by BS/MD programs • Questions asked during medical school interviews • How to be the strongest possible c... read more

The most complete guide to BS/MD programs available. Updated for 2015. Written by college counselors who have helped hundreds of students like you become the strongest candidate for BS/MD programs. Includes: • How to find the best program for your needs • The types of essay questions asked by BS/MD programs • Questions asked during medical school interviews • How to be the strongest possible c... read more

Storming the Gates of Bedlam; How Dr. Nathan Kline Transformed the Treatment of Mental Illness

Meredith M. Platt

Anyone whose life has been touched by mental illness will want to meet the man who emptied the asylums and completely transformed the way mental illness was treated. Using desperate measures in desperate times, Dr. Nathan Kline freed the insane from the sanke pits of asylums in 1953. However, he never revealed the painful secret about his own family that determined his destiny. The only winner... read more

Anyone whose life has been touched by mental illness will want to meet the man who emptied the asylums and completely transformed the way mental illness was treated. Using desperate measures in desperate times, Dr. Nathan Kline freed the insane from the sanke pits of asylums in 1953. However, he never revealed the painful secret about his own family that determined his destiny. The only winner... read more

Life on the Periphery : An Ordinary Man's View of the World

Mr. Louis Bruno

Thoughts, views, opinions and commentary on subjects ranging from the contemporary family, the contemporary neighborhood and avoiding bad jobs and worse relationships to pets, politics, religion, spirituality and the work place from the perspective of an average "Joe". How does the modern family dynamic differ from that of previous generations? How can we avoid some of life's pitfalls through ... read more

Thoughts, views, opinions and commentary on subjects ranging from the contemporary family, the contemporary neighborhood and avoiding bad jobs and worse relationships to pets, politics, religion, spirituality and the work place from the perspective of an average "Joe". How does the modern family dynamic differ from that of previous generations? How can we avoid some of life's pitfalls through ... read more

Caring for the Caregiver: A Spiritual Approach for the Professional

Kathleen J. Rusnak Ph D

The task of being a caregiver includes having to cope with present losses, recurrent losses that occur over an extended period of time, and grief that is in anticipation of future losses or death. Long-time caregivers are thus inundated with loss and grief, a condition which can lead to emotional and physical exhaustion. But caregiving can include so much more. It is possible for caregivers to... read more

The task of being a caregiver includes having to cope with present losses, recurrent losses that occur over an extended period of time, and grief that is in anticipation of future losses or death. Long-time caregivers are thus inundated with loss and grief, a condition which can lead to emotional and physical exhaustion. But caregiving can include so much more. It is possible for caregivers to... read more

Fixing American Healthcare: Wonkonians, Gekkonians, and the Grand Unification Theory of Healthcare

Richard, N. Fogoros

Richard N. Fogoros, MD, the popular DrRich of heartdisease.about.com, wants to fix the American healthcare system with your help. In Fixing American Healthcare, you'll learn about: *** Wonkonians, who want to regulate our way out of the mess we're in - and why that cannot work *** Gekkonians, who think the solution to our problems lies in maximizing profits - and why that cannot work *** the G... read more

Richard N. Fogoros, MD, the popular DrRich of heartdisease.about.com, wants to fix the American healthcare system with your help. In Fixing American Healthcare, you'll learn about: *** Wonkonians, who want to regulate our way out of the mess we're in - and why that cannot work *** Gekkonians, who think the solution to our problems lies in maximizing profits - and why that cannot work *** the G... read more

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