Herb Schaffner

Herb Schaffner – Editor

Born editor with decades of the highest level experience. Launched over 100 authors, always friendly, creative, passionate about what I do.


Highly regarded nonfiction editor with decades of experience working with authors and thought leaders in politics, academy, business consulting, small business, the arts, and medicine. Worked in senior editorial positions at Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, McGraw Hill, and more. Revered book doctor. I am fast, creative, friendly, eager to offer ideas to improve your book.

My method in working with authors is the following. I take the time to listen to your goals for the book, your history with the manuscript, and what aspects of the writing process are fruitful or frustrating. Naturally, I also listen to your needs in the editing process. Secondly, I set forth a theory of my approach and how I will go about it. After we agree, I edit a chapter or two at a time, to ensure you understand my work. I am always available to discuss questions.

Along the way, I provide coaching in teaching long-form writing techniques, and how to go about mastering the sentence, the paragraph, the chapter.
Agriculture Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Nature Political Science & Current Affairs Sports & Outdoors
English (US)

Work experience


Jan, 2009 — Present

McGraw Hill

Jan, 2005 — Oct, 2008 (over 3 years)


Herb has 2 reviews





Leticia R.

Leticia R.

Sep, 2022

Very knowledgeable and informative.
Marvin A.

Marvin A.

May, 2022

Herb is a top class editor! Hardworking, creative and supportive. I really enjoyed working with Herb. I received valuable advice and guidance. Herb is highly experienced, cares about his clients and very kind. I am very happy that I have chosen to work with Herb. Regards, Marvin

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