Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson – Editor

Non-fiction developmental and copy editor with a passion for history, pop-sci, biographies, and business. Let's get excited about your book!

Overview

I specialize in editing non-fiction books on history, art history, biographies, popular science, and business. With ten years in the editing and publishing industry, I have worked on hundreds of book projects, academic dissertations, and corporate documents. I am currently engaged in an ongoing contract for writing and editing in the United Nations system.

Whether it's building compelling arguments or fixing pesky typos, we'll work together to make you proud of your new book. This means looking at your goals, the standards in your industry or genre, and your target market to create an engaging and professional product. We'll bring out the strengths in your manuscript and hammer out the issues to leave a polished final draft that truly reflects your vision.


I've been fortunate to work with accomplished and talented authors. Here's what they've said:

"I’ve written five books, all with Eric as the editor, and he has largely been the reason for their quality and success. Eric made the editing process painless and effective, but his help extended to much more than just editing: he took an active role in suggesting improvements and strategies. With Eric’s help, Mastering Online Marketing became the polished, professional book I had envisioned."
- Magnus Unemyr, author of 'Mastering Online Marketing' and others

“I enjoyed working with Eric. His editing work was excellent and he came up with several suggestions that I would not have thought of on my own. Everything was completed in a timely manner. The only change I will make for my next book is connecting with him earlier in the process.”
– John Cameron, author of 'Rock Solid: How to Strengthen Your Company'

"Eric’s editing is smart. His keen eye, attention to details and command of the English language helped my sentences and ideas get clearer and more precise throughout my book. I appreciated the first round of the editorial evaluation. This gave me a chance to better structure my book, before going into his final editing service. And now after he has gone through the book with a fine comb, I feel confident putting it out into the world. I highly recommend his services.”
– Sue Vittner, author of 'From Your Vision Board to Your Bedroom'
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Computers & Internet History Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)
Certifications
  • Project Management Diploma, Humber Business School
  • MA, Art History, University of Victoria
  • BA, Art History, NSCAD University

Work experience

Self-employed

Apr, 2012 — Present

I work with authors to develop and refine their manuscripts through editing, coaching, and publishing preparation. Over hundreds of manuscripts, I've worked with individual authors, publishing companies, and non-profit organizations to ensure their projects are crisp, engaging, and professional.

Innovate Development

Jan, 2013 — May, 2016 (over 3 years)

Created and managed an online news agency focused on innovative technologies, projects, and approaches in the humanitarian and international development sector.

FriesenPress

Jan, 2011 — Apr, 2012 (about 1 year)

Assisted up to fifty concurrent authors as they navigated the self-publishing process. This included preparing their manuscript, liaising with editors and designers, and pushing their book into the right distribution channels. Working closely with authors was a great way to learn about the unique hurdles each person faces as they complete the publication process and move into the marketing phase. I was grateful to experience such a wide range of approaches to writing and to see the amazing breadth of ideas that authors bring to their projects.

University of Victoria

Sep, 2007 — Apr, 2009 (over 1 year)

Taught and tutored for undergraduate courses in art history and film history.

Portfolio

There’s a lot of talk about business innovation today. Everyone is seeking new or better ways to compete by reaching goals faster, more efficiently, at lower cost. In the race to win, owners and leaders of small to mid-market businesses often miss out on the o... read more
Power tools revolutionized the building of your family home.Now they will revolutionize your health.Power Tools for Health will teach you to how to: - treat new or chronic health conditions like pain, anxiety, insomnia, diabetes and injuries- avoid annoying or... read more
SINCE BEING "DISCOVERED " IN 1767, Tahiti has faced a profound cultural upheaval. From the start, she has been branded with the irresistible dual myth of the Noble Savage's harmonious Arcadian life and of the vahine's amorous favours freely granted. People (na... read more
Mastering Online Marketing is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book available on advanced web marketing. It reveals the secrets that can help take your Internet marketing to a new level. Hundreds of books have been published on online marketing, so what m... read more
Welcome to the world of John T. Draper, better known as Captain Crunch, an eccentric genius who went from being a penniless hacker to a millionaire and back again. Along the way, he developed some of the most significant tools of the computer revolution, but f... read more
For people who have made their career in the technology industry, IT World Canada is an iconic Canadian business to business (B2B) publisher. In the world of consumer publications and to those outside the industry it may be virtually unknown. But within Canada... read more
Do you long to find true love, but think all the "good ones" are taken? Are you lonely, frustrated and tired of the whole love search thing? From Your Vision Board to Your Bedroom: Using the Law of Attraction to Find True Love will help you manifest the love y... read more
In the highly competitive world of free enterprise, there are four indisputable facts.• Every day companies must compete for market share. The only way to grow your business is to take market share away from someone else. • The core values and the guiding prin... read more
Financial literacy and planning are more important than ever, and much of what we need to know to be successful is never taught in school. Children often grow up without a sound understanding of their own finances, leaving them unprepared as they enter adultho... read more
Other guidebooks occasionally feature lakes, but this is the first, most comprehensive guide to the beautiful lakes that make southern Vancouver Island such a wonderful place to live and visit. Find the best place to soak up sunshine, where to launch your boat... read more
Want to know how to build a great company? Then buy and read Rock Solid. Not only will it help you lay a firm foundation, it will help you build a future that will be rock solid and sound. Isnt that what we all want?-Peter Legge, OBS, LL.D (HON), D. Tech.Chair... read more
The people of the Camas Valley in Washington State were founded in two socioeconomic streams as they survived the Great Depression of the 1930s and moved into the war years of the 1940s. The theoretical foundation of this history asserts the existence of a per... read more
“WE ARE ALL CONSULTANTS one way or another—most people just haven’t realized that yet. Anyone providing knowledgeable advice or services to others, independently of their profession, is a consultant. There are certain characteristics that we must all nurture t... read more
Wednesdays With Wooden

Dr Michael Levi

Dr. Michael Levi, a Southern California podiatrist, as a youth admired UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden. He attended several of his summer camps and regularly went to UCLA basketball games at Pauley Pavilion with his father, Myron "Mike" Levi. Through a serie... read more
The marketing industry is being disrupted right before of our eyes, and the new technological revolution will transform our world. Artificial intelligence is set to change everything we know about marketing and how we interact with customers. Business leaders ... read more
What is mathematics, and what aspects of it should be taught in schools? How and to whom should it be taught, and how should its understanding be assessed? These questions continue to drive curriculum development, school organization, teaching methods, and res... read more
In Life at Sea, anthropologist Monique Layton draws on her experiences on modern cruise ships to examine the evolution of sailing from the Age of Exploration to the Age of Tourism. Using historical records and the reports of people who once went to sea through... read more
The Internet of Things is driving the next industrial revolution, along with advanced data analysis methods like artificial intelligence that are now coming into use. Fifty billion products are expected to be Internet-connected by 2020, profoundly changing how... read more
This raw and powerful autobiography follows the life of a registered nurse who turns to alcohol to help chase away her demons brought on by persistent physical and mental domestic abuse, rape, workplace bullying, and deteriorating mental health.At first, it se... read more
Without Reserve

Dorinda Vollmer

Dorinda Vollmer has lived a life full of music, art, and poetry, which have sustained her in the happiest and the darkest of times. Her abiding passion has always been to live a life of purpose. With determination and courage, Dorinda often chose the more diff... read more
The East York Foundation was originally created in April of 1965 by an Act ofthe Provincial Legislature. Prior to this, municipal administrators and politicianshad worked together to establish a not for profit body to assist in preserving andprotecting the cul... read more

Eric has 7 reviews

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Chris K.

Chris K.

Nov, 2019

Excellent work and service. Highly recommendable
Eric A.
Thanks, Chris! You have a fantastic manuscript and I hope everything goes perfectly with the publishing and marketing.
Chris K.

Chris K.

Oct, 2019

Very pleased with the work done so far. So much so that I decided to collaborate further on the project I was writing. Prompt with replies and very friendly to work with.
Eric A.
Thanks, Chris. I've really enjoyed working with you too. Excited for round two!
Francis M.

Francis M.

Oct, 2019

I submitted my manuscript to Eric for Editorial Assessment. I was very impressed by the information he provided to me ... professional, concise, insightful, well-organized feedback with easy to follow guidelines for improving my manuscript, and he delivered it within the timeline agreed on. I highly recommend Eric to anyone needing editorial assessment. Keep up the good work Eric. I will defini...
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Eric A.
Thank you, Francis. It was wonderful to work with you and I look forward to doing so again.
John B.

John B.

Sep, 2019

Eric is always insightful and a pleasure to work with
Eric A.
Thanks, John! It was great to work with you too. Good luck with the next steps!
John B.

John B.

Aug, 2019

This was my first book after years of wanting to write one. Eric is responsible for it being a readable book. He had great suggestions about the structure of the book, and reducing awkward sentences into a smoother flow of narration for the reader. His suggestions were spot on, and I could tell that he gave my book 100% of his attention.
Eric A.
Thank you, John. It was a pleasure to work with you and I hope everything goes perfectly with the rest of your project.

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