Tired of a two-hour commute to NYC (once it took seven hours; black ice was to blame!), I finally decided that a home office was for me, and for the past fourteen years I've freelanced.
As a freelance editor I provide the same top service and offer the same kind of editorial advice I offered as a Senior Editor at two top publishers. That means my clients receive: manuscript collaboration, content editing, editorial assessments, and/or consultation. My clientele consists of aspiring writers and published authors, literary agents, and publishers .
Recruited by John Wiley Inc. to be a Senior Editor in their trade paperback and hardcover list, Elizabeth conceptualized, acquired, and developed titles focused on health and wellness, self-help, and parenting.
Joining the Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks department right out of college, Elizabeth started as an Editorial Assistant to three busy NYC-based editors.
A mere seven months after Elizabeth joined the company, the V.P. and Editor-in-Chief snatched her away when she lost her own assistant (truly! just ask my three editors...).
In her new role Elizabeth worked as the Editor-in-Chief's Executive Assistant, as well as Coordinator for the Trade Department.
A series of promotions ensued - Assistant Editor; Associate Editor; Editor, and Senior Editor - meaning that Elizabeth was fortunate to happily acquire, develop, and edit titles in all kinds of subjects areas (both fiction and nonfiction) at Ballantine Books for a period of thirteen years.
The covers of such magazines as Time and Newsweek have described parents as living in “mayhem” and “madness” with their children. TV’s Supernanny regularly captures kids wildly, unbelievably out of control. How did our families get to such a state? Child psychologist Dr. Beth Grosshans has the answer. And mothers and fathers everywhere are listening. In what is sure to become a much-discussed ... read more
"A riveting read, this novel will ensnare readers in the first chapter and not let up." --Kirkus Reviews"Inna Swinton is the Gary Shteyngart of chic-lit, capturing the contemporary Russian-Jewish immigrant experience with a light touch and a sharp eye." -- Sally KoslowMila Simon is having a meltdown. Newly separated from her investment banker husband, she chain-smokes in her Jewish immigrant p... read more
Many of you who appear to have life under control are simply great actors. Underneath you live with inner tensions, anxiety or panic states, feelings of hopelessness or paranoia, racing thoughts, ongoing anger, bone-weary fatigue. . . . The good news is that all this is fixable.What is the best treatment for ongoing depression, mood swings, exhaustion, and anxiety? Psychotherapy? Prescription ... read more
A practical guide to building your child’s bond with family and fostering school success amid the allure of digital screensKids’ obsessive use of video games, social media, and texting is eclipsing their connections with family and school—the two most important contributors to their well-being. The result: a generation of kids who suffer from soaring rates of emotional and academic problems, w... read more
From the New York Times best-selling author of Where Angels Walk Now, for the first time in paperback, The Power of Miracles brings together Joan Wester Anderson’s most glorious and remarkable accounts of unexpected healings, celestial visions, mysterious rescues, and angelic encounters. The amazing occurrences shared within these pages teach us to be conscious of God’s work in our everyday li... read more
On the eve of Robin’s 30th birthday, her life spins out of control: Her sister is suicidal, her husband may be cheating, and a promotion doesn’t go as planned. Robin is desperate for a break, and the chance to pull herself—and her life—back together. Robin decides a vacation—an exotic trip for women in the Amazonian rainforest—is just what she needs. But before the group has even settled in at... read more
Getting Older, Being Here guides you, personally or as a caregiver, through the challenges of the later years of life. You learn how to add grace and compassion to this journey by reducing stressful thoughts and actions. It is filled with vital information and real-world solutions to aging and caregiving challenges, including how to do Rehab “right.” The book gives you the simple keys to makin... read more
John Adler’s life was orderly and predictable until the day he stumbled upon something that would strangely impact him forever. The normal and serene life John had been living was suddenly vague and complicated. It became increasingly difficult for him to differentiate between the reality of his every-day life and the fantasy which was quickly taking over his mind. John had always connected wi... read more
The control-freak, the narcissist, the slacker, the cynic... Difficult people are the worst part of a manager’s job.Whether it comes from direct reports or people above, outbursts, irrational demands, griping, and other disruptions need to be dealt with—and it’s your responsibility to do it. Leading the Unleadable turns this dreaded chore into a straight forward process that gently, yet effect... read more
In this wonderfully illustrated "chapter book" readers young and older will enjoy the adventures of Gabriel Peters. We meet him at the end of his fourth grade year, when he confronts his toughest bullies, Ronnie, on the playground and Carl, his brother, in their shared bunkbeds. Soon the underdog will take control and win over the bullies as well as your heart. This book should be read aloud i... read more
At last, step-by-step guidance and concrete exercises that tailor the Feel the Fear program to the demands of your busy life!With her phenomenal bestseller Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, renowned author Susan Jeffers has helped millions of people overcome their fears and move forward in their lives with confidence, action, and love. Now in this new work, Dr. Jeffers takes us by the hand and g... read more
Eight essential keys to resolving conflict and rebuilding your life. This unique and empowering guide gives divorcing couples the skills to manage their divorce successfully, handle the legal and emotional issues harmoniously, and redefine and preserve the positive elements of their relationship. Informed by eight mediation concepts developed and used by the authors in their practice, the proc... read more
When Mary Magdelene is born into a Jewish family in a small town on the western bank of the Sea of Galilee, no one has any idea of the impact she will have on biblical history for thousands of years to come. As she grows up learning to have a reverence for God, celebrating auspicious days, and listening to the prayers and readings of the Torah, Mary eventually matures into a young woman who un... read more
An empty mind is a safe mind. Yulia's father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she's captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she's thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power. Yulia quickly realizes she can trust no one--... read more
A child caught in the horror of alcohol and drug addition. A mother helplessly standing by unable to save her. The Lost Years is the real life story of just such a mother and child, each giving their first-hand accounts of the years lost to addiction and despair. Kristina, the second of four children, tells how she turns to alcohol for comfort when she is thirteen. She gives a brutally honest ... read more
Get an Insider Glimpse into What Life is Really Like Among Hollywood's Bright Lights and Big Stars As a young woman struggling to make ends meet in L.A., photographer Jennifer Buhl never dreamed that a chance encounter with the paparazzi would lead her to chasing celebrities around in her bright-red, beat-up pickup truck. It wasn't long before she became one of the most successful "paps" in th... read more
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New York Times bestselling editor and published author specializing in memoir, self-help, health & fitness, and spirituality.
I'm a freelance editor and collaborator who worked at HarperCollins Publishers for nine years before going freelance. Non-fiction only.