Developmental editor and publishing consultant Stephanie Gunning is a 33-year veteran of the mainstream publishing industry, often specializing in books on the topics of health, spirituality, personal growth, and new thought. Her creative endeavors are dedicated to individual empowerment and the conscious evolution of humankind. Her clients have included publishing firms, literary agencies, small presses, and entrepreneurs.
Formerly a senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell and an associate editor at HarperCollins Publishers, she has worked on books by numerous New York Times and national bestselling authors, including Gregg Braden, Hale Dwoskin, Marlo Morgan, Ruby Payne, Arielle Ford, Thomas Moore, Stephen Mitchell, and Ruth Montgomery.
Books Stephanie has ghosted and cowritten have been published by companies that include HarperCollins Publishers, HarperOne, Hay House, New World Library, Harmony Books, Three Rivers Press, Broadway Books, New Page, McGraw-Hill, Jossey-Bass, Putnam Perigee, and Health Communications Inc. She has edited hundreds of books and is an excellent coach for authors who are serious about doing meaningful work.
In 2012, Stephanie expanded her services to include custom book packaging, providing supported self-publishing services and consultations, as determined on a case-by-case basis, to qualified individuals and organizations.
For about two minutes several years ago, she was a professional actor working in theater, film, and television. She is also a raving fan of essential oils, meditation, and energy healing.
A graduate of Amherst College and the School of Life, Stephanie lives in New York City.
For four years, Stephanie ran operations at the New York City-based book production company she founded with a now-former business partner, where she packaged books for self-published authors in a variety of nonfiction genres. Her role was bringing together teams and resources, project management, steering the vision of the firm, establishing procedures, and providing supervision for her colleagues at the advent of the digital publishing era. She's a pioneer. In 2017, she refocused her attention upon Stephanie Gunning Enterprises LLC.
Since 1996, Stephanie has served her clients by playing a variety of functional roles. These days, she is highly selective about which projects and authors she takes on. She is equally agile and well versed in navigation of mainstream and independent publishing options. Her expertise and experience are deep and grounded in reality. Foundationally, no matter what Stephanie lends her skills to accomplishing (editing, vetting solutions, and more), her goal is to help her clients realize their vision and goals for their books.
Stephanie was recruited by Delacorte/Dell to establish a line of nonfiction health and wellness books published in hardcover, trade paperback, and rack-sized editions. Her specialization was the invention of book series about complementary and alternative medicine, and responding to trends of the day in the self-help industry.
Joining the Trade Department at HarperCollins right out of college, Stephanie rose from being assistant to the managing editor, to being an editorial assistant, assistant editor, and then an associate editor--at which point she acquired her first New York Times bestseller and was headhunted to join a different company as a senior editor.
"You cannot win without a workplace where women and men have equal opportunities, equal input, and equal power."—Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & CompanyOn almost a daily basis, we read stories in the news about high-profile male leaders, CEOs, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs harassing and acting inappropriately toward the women with whom they work. Following such rev... read more
Between 1993 and 2000, a series of groundbreaking experiments revealed dramatic evidence of a web of energy that connects everything in our lives and our world—the Divine Matrix. From the healing of our bodies, to the success of our careers, relationships, and the peace between nations, this new evidence demonstrates that we each hold the power to speak directly to the force that links all of ... read more
Gregg Braden investigates what it would mean to discover an ancient language - a literal message - hidden within the DNA of life itself, and shows what was once believed of our past is about to change.
In his latest book, former senior computer systems designer and bestselling author Gregg Braden merges these ancient and modern world views into a powerful new model of time. Marrying the modern laws of fractal patterns to the ancient concept of cycles, he demonstrates how everything from the war and peace between nations to our most joyous relationships and personal crises are the returning p... read more
What would it mean to discover that everything from the DNA of life, to the future of our world, is based upon a simple Reality Code—one that we can change and upgrade by choice? New revelations in physics and biology suggest that we’re about to find out! A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that our universe works like a Consciousness Computer. Rather than the number codes of typica... read more
The Crisis:Best-selling author and visionary scientist Gregg Braden suggests that the hottest topics that divide us as families, cultures, and nations-seemingly disparate issues such as war, terrorism, abortion, genocide, poverty, economic collapse, climate change, and nuclear threats-are actually related. They all stem from a worldview based upon the false assumptions of an incomplete science... read more
There’s a time when every crisis can become transformation; when simply surviving can become joyous thriving. In our lives that time is The Turning Point. In our world that time is now! We live in a time of extremes. And because the conditions of global finance, markets, resources, and jobs touch so much of our lives, we can no longer separate our everyday routines from the extremes of the wor... read more
There are beautiful and wild forces within us.” With these words the mystic, St. Francis, described what ancient traditions believed was the most powerful force in the universethe power of prayer. For more than 20 years, Gregg Braden, the best-selling author of The God Code, has searched for evidence of a forgotten form of prayer that was lost to the West following the Biblical edits of the ... read more
A Groundbreaking Interpretation of Prayer, Quantum Science, and Prophecy.Only one document was discovered completely intact among the 25,000 fragments of papyrus, parchment, and hammered copper known as the Dead Sea Scrolls: the Great Isaiah Scroll. Nearly one thousand years older than existing copies of the Old Testament's Book of Isaiah, the twenty-two-foot-long parchment was still rolled an... read more
Validated and proven effective by a Harvard Medical School study and results from tens of thousands of people throughout the world for over a quarter of a century, The Sedona Method is a quick, easy, highly-effective, yet elegant way for you to protect and expand your sense of inner security and well-being-even in today's challenging and demanding environment.The Sedona Method will show you ho... read more
Mutant Message Down Under is the fictional account of an American woman's spiritual odyssey through outback Australia. An underground bestseller in its original self-published edition, Marlo Morgan's powerful tale of challenge and endurance has a message for us all. Summoned by a remote tribe of nomadic Aborigines to accompany them on walkabout, the woman makes a four-month-long journey and le... read more
"I AM is a fascinating, in-depth and eye-opening look at the very essence of how each of our lives are created in every moment." - Hale Dwoskin, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Sedona Method and featured teacher in The SecretFor centuries humankind has been asking fervent questions about the meaning of life. As Howard Falco learned, the answers to these questions can ultimately be... read more
If you're an ambitious woman in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe or the Middle East, there has never been a better time to be you. Markets are opening up. Businesses everywhere are expanding. Your career or business has unlimited potential. In UNDETERRED, you will find the keys to success, based on four years of research, deep expertise, and interviews with more than 250 relatable b... read more
“Don’t wait for miracles to happen—make them happen. In Joanna Garzilli’s new book, she offers step-by-step tools for activating your genius, cultivating brilliant ideas, and—ultimately—living the life of your dreams.”—Jack Canfield, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul®Experience the power of actively transforming your life with spiritual success coach Joanna G... read more
In their book debut, Sound, acclaimed musicians, artists, and humanitarians João Mendes and Ramiro Mendes take a deep look at the essence of sound, combining their professional music education with four decades of work in the field of music, promotion of peace in Africa, and the study of ancient civilizations and traditional wisdom-all to present a fresh perspective on the nature of the human ... read more
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Experienced freelance book editor with an interest in literary fiction and general-interest nonfiction, especially memoir.
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