As an editor, collaborator, and editorial consultant, I help authors craft books that matter. After working at HarperCollins, Jossey-Bass, Random House, and Harvard Business School Press, I know just what publishers look for in a manuscript and book proposal—and how to help authors transform their ideas into viable commercial projects.
I bring my deep understanding of the elements of a successful book to every project: sharp positioning, clear audience, smart packaging (title, cover, and copy), perfect timing, and, above all, a compelling, authentic voice. I engage deeply with my authors' books and ideas, providing comprehensive, candid, and constructive edits. My goal is to make the editorial process as enjoyable and productive as possible.
If you need an experienced developmental editor to sharpen your arguments and prose and improve the structure of your manuscript or book proposal—or a collaborator to work alongside you through extensive coaching, editing, and writing—I can help.
My focus is on business books of all kinds; actionable, smart books that help people be more productive in life and work, achieve success in a meaningful way, or acquire new skills (e.g., become a better negotiator; develop stronger relationships); books that discuss women in the workplace or help women balance their personal and professional lives; psychology or behavioral sciences books that aim to help people improve themselves (e.g., become better decision-makers, increase their social capital, become more empathetic, resilient, etc.).
Are you above average? Is your child an A student? Is your employee an introvert or an extrovert? Every day we are measured against the yardstick of averages, judged according to how closely we come to it or how far we deviate from it.The assumption that metrics comparing us to an average—like GPAs, personality test results, and performance review ratings—reveal something meaningful about our ... read more
William Ury, coauthor of the international bestseller Getting to Yes, returns with another groundbreaking book, this time asking: how can we expect to get to yes with others if we haven’t first gotten to yes with ourselves?Renowned negotiation expert William Ury has taught tens of thousands of people from all walks of life—managers, lawyers, factory workers, coal miners, schoolteachers, diplom... read more
In The Happiness Track, founder of Fulfillment Daily and science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University Emma Seppälä draws upon the latest scientific research on resilience, willpower, compassion, positive stress, creativity, and mindfulness to reveal the connection between happiness and success, and how to achieve both. Featuring pract... read more
Peter Bregman, author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller 18 Minutes, offers strategies to replace energy-wasting, counter-productive habits that commonly derail us with truly effective ones.The things we want most—peace of mind, fulfilling relationships, to do well at work—are surprisingly straightforward to realize. But too often our best efforts to attain them are built on destructive hab... read more
Do you feel you don't have enough time to manage your people?Do you avoid interacting with some employees because you hate the dreaded confrontations that often follow?Do you have some great employees you really cannot afford to lose?Do you secretly wish you could be more in control but don't know where to start?Managing people is harder and more high-pressure today than ever before. There's n... read more
Respected former CEO, professor, and speaker examines what it takes to become a values-based leaderIn this highly-anticipated book, Harry Kraemer argues that today's business environment demands values-based leaders who, in "doing the right thing," deliver outstanding and lasting results. The journey to becoming a values-based leader starts with self-reflection. He asks, "If you are not self-r... read more
A guide to getting luck on your side As the pace of change accelerates and the volume of information explodes, we're under great pressure to connect just in time with the people and ideas we need to thrive. But we can no longer plan our way to success—there will always be factors beyond our control. This uncertainty, however, cultivates one of today's key drivers of success: serendipity. More ... read more
"Jugaad Innovation is the most comprehensive book yet to appear on the subject [of frugal innovation]." —The Economist A frugal and flexible approach to innovation for the 21st century Innovation is a key directive at companies worldwide. But in these tough times, we can't rely on the old formula that has sustained innovation efforts for decades—expensive R&D projects and highly-structured inn... read more
Trust, Pride and Camaraderie-transform your company into a "Great place to Work" The Great Place to Work Institute develops the annual ranking of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. In this book, the authors explore the model of a Great Place to Work For-one which fosters employee trust, pride in what they do, and enjoyment in the people they work with. They answer the fundamental ques... read more
Inspired by the Simple Sabotage Field Manual released by the Office of Strategic Services in 1944 to train European resistors, this is the essential handbook to help stamp out unintentional sabotage in any working group, from major corporations to volunteer PTA committees.In 1944, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS)—the predecessor of today’s CIA—issued the Simple Sabotage Field Manual that... read more
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A dedicated commissioning, project manager and editor with over a decades' worth of experience in-house at HarperCollins and Pearson.
Are you a specialist who wants to write for a non-specialist audience? I can help you to communicate your ideas with clarity and passion.