Evelyn Leigh

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Stone Ridge, NY, USA

Skilled, experienced nonfiction editor and writer specializing in health, self-help, and plant-related topics

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Overview

I provide a range of editing and writing services to publishers and independent authors. I bring to every project an exacting eye for detail, a keen ear for language, and an ability to cut through distractions to make your voice and ideas shine. My job is to make my clients look good--on paper or online. I offer years of experience in big-picture manuscript assessment, developmental and substantive editing, line editing, copyediting, research-based writing, and copywriting. I specialize in health and medicine, self-help and spirituality, and botanical topics.
Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Agriculture
Health & wellbeing
Home & Garden
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Nature
New Age
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Freelance editor and writer

Self-employed
January, 1998 – Present (about 21 years)

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Western Herbs according to Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Practitioner's Guide

Thomas Avery Garran

The first book to exclusively use Chinese medical theories and terminology to guide practitioners of Chinese medicine in the use of Western herbs • Written entirely according to the theory, diagnosis, and treatment paradigm of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) • Explains how to combine and modify the standard TCM formulas to non-Chinese herbs suitable for Western practitioners • Includes 58 m... read more

The first book to exclusively use Chinese medical theories and terminology to guide practitioners of Chinese medicine in the use of Western herbs • Written entirely according to the theory, diagnosis, and treatment paradigm of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) • Explains how to combine and modify the standard TCM formulas to non-Chinese herbs suitable for Western practitioners • Includes 58 m... read more

The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature

Stephen Harrod Buhner

Reveals the use of direct perception in understanding Nature, medicinal plants, and the healing of human disease• Explores the techniques used by indigenous and Western peoples to learn directly from the plants themselves, including those of Henry David Thoreau, Goethe, and Masanobu Fukuoka, author of The One Straw Revolution• Contains leading-edge information on the heart as an organ of perce... read more

Reveals the use of direct perception in understanding Nature, medicinal plants, and the healing of human disease• Explores the techniques used by indigenous and Western peoples to learn directly from the plants themselves, including those of Henry David Thoreau, Goethe, and Masanobu Fukuoka, author of The One Straw Revolution• Contains leading-edge information on the heart as an organ of perce... read more

Rhythms of Change

Mary Saunders

Rhythms of Change takes you on a journey that reveals the ancient wisdom of Oriental medicine and applies it to the challenges of daily life. The book provides self-assessment tools and practical, proven guidelines to achieving better health and a deeper sense of your own well-being. Common sense protocols for addressing the physical and psychological issues typical of imbalance are included.

Rhythms of Change takes you on a journey that reveals the ancient wisdom of Oriental medicine and applies it to the challenges of daily life. The book provides self-assessment tools and practical, proven guidelines to achieving better health and a deeper sense of your own well-being. Common sense protocols for addressing the physical and psychological issues typical of imbalance are included.

Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices Of Herbal Medicine

David Hoffmann

A foundational textbook on the scientific principles of therapeutic herbalism and their application in medicine• A complete handbook for the medical practitioner• Includes the most up-to-date information on preparations, dosage, and contraindications• By the author of The Complete Illustrated Holistic HerbalMedical Herbalism contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and ... read more

A foundational textbook on the scientific principles of therapeutic herbalism and their application in medicine• A complete handbook for the medical practitioner• Includes the most up-to-date information on preparations, dosage, and contraindications• By the author of The Complete Illustrated Holistic HerbalMedical Herbalism contains comprehensive information concerning the identification and ... read more

Pagan Christmas: The Plants, Spirits, and Rituals at the Origins of Yuletide

Christian Rätsch, Claudia Müller-Ebeling

An examination of the sacred botany and the pagan origins and rituals of Christmas • Analyzes the symbolism of the many plants associated with Christmas • Reveals the shamanic rituals that are at the heart of the Christmas celebration The day on which many commemorate the birth of Christ has its origins in pagan rituals that center on tree worship, agriculture, magic, and social exchange. But ... read more

An examination of the sacred botany and the pagan origins and rituals of Christmas • Analyzes the symbolism of the many plants associated with Christmas • Reveals the shamanic rituals that are at the heart of the Christmas celebration The day on which many commemorate the birth of Christ has its origins in pagan rituals that center on tree worship, agriculture, magic, and social exchange. But ... read more

Natural Therapies for Emphysema and COPD: Relief and Healing for Chronic Pulmonary Disorders

Robert J. Green Jr.

The first book to address emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from a nutritional and alternative medicine approach • Explains the benefits of detoxification, dietary changes, and food combining • Details 45 suggested herbs and 26 nutritional supplements as well as information on how to stop smoking Approximately 35 million people in the United States have been diagnosed ... read more

The first book to address emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from a nutritional and alternative medicine approach • Explains the benefits of detoxification, dietary changes, and food combining • Details 45 suggested herbs and 26 nutritional supplements as well as information on how to stop smoking Approximately 35 million people in the United States have been diagnosed ... read more

Shamanic Christianity: The Direct Experience of Mystical Communion

Bradford Keeney Ph.D.

A guide to reconnecting with Jesus, Mary, and the saints as shamanic teachers of divine mysteries• Contains meditations, contemplations, parables, and active ritual tasks that help bring forth a shamanic understanding and practice of Christianity• Shows shamanic experience to be the root of mystical communionWhen the missionaries came to North America to “save” the American Indians, they were ... read more

A guide to reconnecting with Jesus, Mary, and the saints as shamanic teachers of divine mysteries• Contains meditations, contemplations, parables, and active ritual tasks that help bring forth a shamanic understanding and practice of Christianity• Shows shamanic experience to be the root of mystical communionWhen the missionaries came to North America to “save” the American Indians, they were ... read more

Coyote Wisdom: The Power of Story in Healing

Lewis Mehl-Madrona

An in-depth look at the therapeutic and transformative powers of storytelling in Native American and other cultures• Explores how to create a healing state of mind using stories• Includes healing stories from Native American traditions and other cultures from around the world• By the author of the bestselling Coyote MedicineStories are powerful sources of meaning that shape and transform our l... read more

An in-depth look at the therapeutic and transformative powers of storytelling in Native American and other cultures• Explores how to create a healing state of mind using stories• Includes healing stories from Native American traditions and other cultures from around the world• By the author of the bestselling Coyote MedicineStories are powerful sources of meaning that shape and transform our l... read more

Narrative Medicine: The Use of History and Story in the Healing Process

Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Seeks to restore the pivotal role of the patient’s own story in the healing process • Shows how conventional medicine tends to ignore the account of the patient • Presents case histories where disease is addressed and healed through the narrative process • Proposes a reinvention of medicine to include the indigenous healing methods that for thousands of years have drawn their effectiveness fro... read more

Seeks to restore the pivotal role of the patient’s own story in the healing process • Shows how conventional medicine tends to ignore the account of the patient • Presents case histories where disease is addressed and healed through the narrative process • Proposes a reinvention of medicine to include the indigenous healing methods that for thousands of years have drawn their effectiveness fro... read more

Beyond the Indigo Children: The New Children and the Coming of the Fifth World

P. M. H. Atwater L.H.D.

Connects the arrival of a new type of children with the fulfillment of the Fifth World of the Mayan Calendar and other great prophecies• Provides detailed information about the world changes that will take place before and after December 21, 2012• Explores the seven "root races" representing the genetic gene pool of the human family and the phenomenon of soaring intelligence• Explains the gran... read more

Connects the arrival of a new type of children with the fulfillment of the Fifth World of the Mayan Calendar and other great prophecies• Provides detailed information about the world changes that will take place before and after December 21, 2012• Explores the seven "root races" representing the genetic gene pool of the human family and the phenomenon of soaring intelligence• Explains the gran... read more

Gemstone Reflexology

Nora Kircher

An innovative and holistic approach that combines the healing powers of gemstones with reflexology therapy• Presents a synergistic therapy that can help numerous mental and physical disorders• Includes illustrated instructions for determining the specific needs of a disorder and how to apply the therapyCombining the healing energy of crystals and reflexology therapy, Gemstone Reflexology offer... read more

An innovative and holistic approach that combines the healing powers of gemstones with reflexology therapy• Presents a synergistic therapy that can help numerous mental and physical disorders• Includes illustrated instructions for determining the specific needs of a disorder and how to apply the therapyCombining the healing energy of crystals and reflexology therapy, Gemstone Reflexology offer... read more

Healing Love through the Tao: Cultivating Female Sexual Energy

Mantak Chia, Maneewan Chia

A new edition of the bestseller• The first book to reveal in the West the Taoist techniques that enable women to cultivate and enhance their sexual energy• Reveals Taoist secrets for shortening menstruation, reducing cramps, and compressing more chi into the ovaries for greater sexual power• Teaches the practice of total body orgasmFor thousands of years the sexual principles and techniques pr... read more

A new edition of the bestseller• The first book to reveal in the West the Taoist techniques that enable women to cultivate and enhance their sexual energy• Reveals Taoist secrets for shortening menstruation, reducing cramps, and compressing more chi into the ovaries for greater sexual power• Teaches the practice of total body orgasmFor thousands of years the sexual principles and techniques pr... read more

The Forbidden Rumi: The Suppressed Poems of Rumi on Love, Heresy, and Intoxication

The first collection of poems translated into English from the forbidden volume of the Divan of Rumi• Presents Rumi’s most heretical and free-form poems• Includes introductions and commentary that provide both 13th-century context and modern interpretationAfter his overwhelming and life-altering encounters with Shams of Tabriz, Rumi, the great thirteenth-century mystic, poet, and originator of... read more

The first collection of poems translated into English from the forbidden volume of the Divan of Rumi• Presents Rumi’s most heretical and free-form poems• Includes introductions and commentary that provide both 13th-century context and modern interpretationAfter his overwhelming and life-altering encounters with Shams of Tabriz, Rumi, the great thirteenth-century mystic, poet, and originator of... read more

The Encyclopedia of Popular Herbs: From the Herb Research Foundation, Your Complete Guide to the Leading Medicinal Plants

Robert McCaleb, Evelyn Leigh, Krista Morien

For more than 15 years, the Herb Research Foundation has been respected by medical professionals worldwide as the source for information about the effectiveness of medicinal plants in the treatment of disease. Now, you too can have the Foundation?s storehouse of knowledge right at your fingertips. Inside, you?ll find detailed, easy-to-understand information on the healing power of today?s most... read more

For more than 15 years, the Herb Research Foundation has been respected by medical professionals worldwide as the source for information about the effectiveness of medicinal plants in the treatment of disease. Now, you too can have the Foundation?s storehouse of knowledge right at your fingertips. Inside, you?ll find detailed, easy-to-understand information on the healing power of today?s most... read more

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