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Emma Lyders

Emma Lyders - Editor

Houston, Texas

Developmental and content editor. Business, fiction, memoir, and young adult. Experience with self and traditional publishing.

Overview

A creative and analytical editor and writer with experience in content editing, copyediting, and coaching to businesspeople and authors of any level in any genre. A background in marketing offers an added perspective to authors throughout the editorial process. Experience with traditionally published authors, as well as novice authors looking to self-publish. Specialize in blog-to-book projects, memoir, and business. Published personal essayist, including a contribution in the upcoming Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience, pending publication by Seal Press. Seeking challenging editorial projects to further my development and growth as a communications professional, which will enhance my abilities as a writer.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies Literature Short Story Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Law Parenting & Families Psychology Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Editorial Associate

American Psychological Association

January, 2006 – July, 2012 (over 6 years)

Facilitate the effective functioning of peer review in the Journals Back Office (JBO) through production in the Production Back Office (PBO) for the American Psychological Association, the editor's office, the offices of the associate editors, and APA Journals Department for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Manage the manuscript submission process, assist with the peer review process, communicate with editorial staff, reviewers, and authors as conditions warrant, including overseeing the transition of new associate editors and providing training on the JBO software. Process manuscripts into production, including securing all publications/permissions forms, all final manuscript and figure files, and transmitting all materials through the JBO to PBO for production. Edit action letters and manuscripts prior to submission to PBO for production. Confirm APA formatting for all manuscripts.

Administrative Manager

TSO, Inc.

October, 2003 – December, 2005 (about 2 years)

Write and compile consultation reports based on store location assessments performed by the director of operations for statewide optical chain. Edit corporate communication materials. Plan corporate annual meeting: logistics with facility, promotion to exhibitors/sponsors and attendees, and production of collateral.

Marketing Council Manager

TSO Marketing, Inc.

October, 2002 – October, 2003 (about 1 year)

Plan and execute regional and individual marketing and advertising activities for Houston, Beaumont, and Austin markets. Present quarterly marketing campaigns at committee-level and market-level. Edit corporate marketing brochures. Edit corporate marketing brochures. Manage production of newsletters for store location staff and patients.

Manager of Research & Marketing

Plunkett Research, Ltd.

November, 1999 – June, 2001 (over 1 year)

Layout selected marketing brochures and newsletters. Manage production of publications. Coordinate direct mail marketing. Update and monitor customer database regularly. Train new editorial research assistants.

Editor and Researcher

Plunkett Research, Ltd.

October, 1999 – June, 2001 (over 1 year)

Research and write company profiles, and edit book content for business industry guides: Plunkett's Retail, Health Care, InfoTech, Financial Services, Engineering & Research, Energy, Entertainment & Media, Biotech & Genetics, and Telecommunications Industry Almanacs; E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac; On-Line Trading, Finance & Investment Web Sites Almanac; and The Almanac of American Employers and Companion to the Almanac of American Employers.

Editor and Writer

Self

October, 1999 – Present (about 17 years)

Copyedit, content edit, developmental edit, and offer author guidance in a number of genres. Edited books include Andrea Kates’ Find Your Next (published by McGraw-Hill, number two on Inc. Magazine’s best business book list), Steve Santagati’s Code of Honor: The Ten Commandments That Define All Bad Boys and Bad Girls (Santagati’s previous book The Manual: A True Bad Boy Explains How Men Think, Date, and Mate—and What Women Can Do to Come Out on Top is a New York Times and Amazon.com bestseller), Chris Cander’s Whisper Hollow (publication by Other Press forthcoming in 2015), and David Weekley’s How to Buy a Home without Getting Hammered; a number of self-published memoirs (Jay Rusovich’s Urban Dystrophy: The Perverse Truths about Mid-Life in the Big City, Carone Cobden’s Road to Iboga, Tom Peery’s So, Dad, What Makes a Man?, a priesthood memoir by an anonymous author entitled Mending Broken Dreams, and Anna Jorgensen’s Me: A Rewrite); three legal textbooks by sports attorney Patrick K. Thornton: Sports Law and Sports Ethics, published by Jones and Bartlett, and Legal Decisions That Shaped Modern Baseball, published by McFarland Publishing; a blog-inspired music industry publication written by Gary Powell, Grammy-nominated producer: Good Boys Do Fine, Always; a number of self-published business management publications by Joe M. Powell, former founder of world renowned architectural firm PDR; and Charles Thomsen’s Program Management, a strategy book about the construction industry written by former CEO of 3D/International.

TECHNICAL
Edit technology-focused blog posts, white papers, and documentation for Air Liquide and Pinnacle Management.

ACADEMIC
Copyedit engineering, science, psychology, education, and humanities dissertations and graduate program admissions materials.

COPYWRITING
Write copy in the form of web content, marketing newsletters, prospect and client marketing communications, weekly blogs, and related collateral. Clients include Clark, Burnett, Love & Lee, LP (plaintiff law firm); Writespace (a writing workshop space), Doug Gehrman (Life Under Construction blog about spiritual awareness), Myron Steves (family-owned insurance agency), The Lancaster Hotel (historical boutique hotel), Green Apple Salon (Aveda hair salon), Utility Research Garden (cooperative farming business), Business Genome (innovation engine/management consulting), Rice Building Institute (construction research non-profit), and Worthing Brighton Publishers (business book publisher).

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Whisper Hollow

Chris Cander

Set in a small coal-mining town, a debut novel full of secrets, love, betrayal, and suspicious accidents, where Catholicism casts a long shadow and two courageous women make choices that will challenge our own moral convictions One morning in Verra, a town nestled into the hillsides of West Virginia, the young Myrthen Bergmann is playing tug-of-war with her twin, when her sister is killed. Una... read more

Set in a small coal-mining town, a debut novel full of secrets, love, betrayal, and suspicious accidents, where Catholicism casts a long shadow and two courageous women make choices that will challenge our own moral convictions One morning in Verra, a town nestled into the hillsides of West Virginia, the young Myrthen Bergmann is playing tug-of-war with her twin, when her sister is killed. Una... read more

How to Buy a Home Without Getting Hammered

David Weekley, Patrick Byers

Few things in life can put you on the emotional roller coaster like buying a home, from the highs of finding the perfect one and seeing it completed to the lows of construction delays and mortgage red tape. "You mean the hardwood flooring we saw in the model isn't included?" "Why won't our builder return our calls?" "Where did these extra costs come from?" Before you buy your next home, let on... read more

Few things in life can put you on the emotional roller coaster like buying a home, from the highs of finding the perfect one and seeing it completed to the lows of construction delays and mortgage red tape. "You mean the hardwood flooring we saw in the model isn't included?" "Why won't our builder return our calls?" "Where did these extra costs come from?" Before you buy your next home, let on... read more

So Dad, What Makes a Man? A Narrative on the Male Identity

Tom Peery

"So Dad, What Makes A Man? : A Narrative on the Male Identity" is a collection of true stories in a captivating style that reads like a novel. Tom Peery develops his life in details not often told that invites you to compare your own perspective on life, whether you are a man or a woman wanting to better understand men. Peery's story is of a man trained in the latter half of the past century t... read more

"So Dad, What Makes A Man? : A Narrative on the Male Identity" is a collection of true stories in a captivating style that reads like a novel. Tom Peery develops his life in details not often told that invites you to compare your own perspective on life, whether you are a man or a woman wanting to better understand men. Peery's story is of a man trained in the latter half of the past century t... read more

Mending Broken Dreams

Paul Carty

Mending Broken Dreams is the story of a young man who had a dream: to become a priest. After twenty years in the priesthood, Paul Carty responded to another calling, that of family and marriage. This is his tale of the trauma, heartbreak, and eventual love that he encountered in the process.

Mending Broken Dreams is the story of a young man who had a dream: to become a priest. After twenty years in the priesthood, Paul Carty responded to another calling, that of family and marriage. This is his tale of the trauma, heartbreak, and eventual love that he encountered in the process.

Find Your Next: Using the Business Genome Approach to Find Your Company's Next Competitive Edge

Andrea Kates

Combat flat sales, capture new markets, and drive innovation using the Business Genome approach The Business Genome is a proprietary database that tracks company data, maps it across data of all industries, detects patterns, and determines precisely how that company should plan for the future. In Find Your Next, Business Genome creator Andrea Kates explains how to ensure growth and prosperity ... read more

Combat flat sales, capture new markets, and drive innovation using the Business Genome approach The Business Genome is a proprietary database that tracks company data, maps it across data of all industries, detects patterns, and determines precisely how that company should plan for the future. In Find Your Next, Business Genome creator Andrea Kates explains how to ensure growth and prosperity ... read more

Sports Law

Patrick K. Thornton

Sports Law looks at major court cases, statutes, and regulations that explore a variety of legal issues in the sports industry. The early chapters provide an overview of sports law in general terms and explore its impact on race, politics, religion, and everyday affairs. Later chapters address hot button issues such as gender equity, drug testing, and discrimination. Written from a sport manag... read more

Sports Law looks at major court cases, statutes, and regulations that explore a variety of legal issues in the sports industry. The early chapters provide an overview of sports law in general terms and explore its impact on race, politics, religion, and everyday affairs. Later chapters address hot button issues such as gender equity, drug testing, and discrimination. Written from a sport manag... read more

Sports Ethics For Sports Management Professionals

Patrick K. Thornton, Walter T. Champion Jr., Lawrence S. Ruddell

Sports Ethics for Sports Management Professionals provides students with the necessary tools to make ethical decisions in the sports management field. It presents several ethical models that the sports management professional can use as a platform to make ethical decisions. Directed at future sports executives and sports managers, the book contains numerous case studies which allow students to... read more

Sports Ethics for Sports Management Professionals provides students with the necessary tools to make ethical decisions in the sports management field. It presents several ethical models that the sports management professional can use as a platform to make ethical decisions. Directed at future sports executives and sports managers, the book contains numerous case studies which allow students to... read more

Legal Decisions That Shaped Modern Baseball

Patrick K. Thornton

This work takes a look at the cases that have had a significant influence on the game of baseball, such as Flood v. Kuhn and Garvey v. MLB, which either made it to the U.S. Supreme Court or brought up major legal issues in baseball. Also included are cases that explore legal issues in baseball but are not as well known and cases that appear in most sports law books. For each case, the historic... read more

This work takes a look at the cases that have had a significant influence on the game of baseball, such as Flood v. Kuhn and Garvey v. MLB, which either made it to the U.S. Supreme Court or brought up major legal issues in baseball. Also included are cases that explore legal issues in baseball but are not as well known and cases that appear in most sports law books. For each case, the historic... read more

Code of Honor Women: The Ten Commandments That Define All Bad Girls

Steve Santagati

Everyone lives by a code of honor, but this Code of Honor are the rules and principles bad boys and bad girls live by. Amazon.com and New York Times bestselling author Steve Santagati first revealed the tenets to being a bad boy in "The MANual," and now you'll learn the ten commandments that define him and all bad boys, as well as the ten commandments that define all bad girls. The Code has be... read more

Everyone lives by a code of honor, but this Code of Honor are the rules and principles bad boys and bad girls live by. Amazon.com and New York Times bestselling author Steve Santagati first revealed the tenets to being a bad boy in "The MANual," and now you'll learn the ten commandments that define him and all bad boys, as well as the ten commandments that define all bad girls. The Code has be... read more

Code of Honor Men: The Ten Commandments That Define All Bad Boys

Steve Santagati

Everyone lives by a code of honor, but this Code of Honor are the rules and principles bad boys and bad girls live by. New York Times and Amazon bestselling author Steve Santagati first revealed the tenets to being a bad boy in "The MANual," and now you'll learn the ten commandments that define him and all bad boys, as well as the ten commandments that define all Bad Girls. The Code has been p... read more

Everyone lives by a code of honor, but this Code of Honor are the rules and principles bad boys and bad girls live by. New York Times and Amazon bestselling author Steve Santagati first revealed the tenets to being a bad boy in "The MANual," and now you'll learn the ten commandments that define him and all bad boys, as well as the ten commandments that define all Bad Girls. The Code has been p... read more

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