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Jeanette Shaw

Jeanette Shaw - Editor

New York, NY, United States

Freelance editor with more than a decade of experience in fiction and nonfiction developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading.

Overview

I am an experienced editor, copyeditor, and proofreader available for all editorial services. I work with writers to develop, refine, and position their work for publication. I offer a range of editorial services for writers, agents, and publishers, from proposal writing and line editing to consulting, ghostwriting, copyediting, and proofreading.

I was an editor for twelve years at Penguin Random House, where I worked in nonfiction categories including self-help, natural living, beauty, popular reference, travel, food writing, business motivation, career development, relationships, pop culture, and memoir. As a copyeditor and proofreader I have worked with a variety of publishers and private clients on a range of fiction including romance, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, picture books, and general fiction.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy Romance Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Entertainment Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Editor

Jeanette Shaw is self-employed

August, 2016 – Present (4 months)

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader

Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Amazon

January, 2008 – Present (almost 9 years)

Copyediting and proofreading for various publishers on a freelance basis. Subject areas include women's fiction, science fiction and fantasy, romance, young adult and middle grade, memoir, and picture books.

Editor

Penguin Random House

March, 2004 – August, 2016 (over 12 years)

Nonfiction editor at Perigee Books and TarcherPerigee. Categories included self-help, business motivation and career development, food writing, memoir, pop culture, pop reference and humor, natural living, beauty, pop history and pop science.

Portfolio (30 selected works)

The Book of Useless Information

Noel Botham

What you may so cavalierly call useless information could prove invaluable to someone else. Then again, maybe not. But to The Useless Information Society, any fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that test merits inclusion in this fascinating but ultimately useless book... Did you know (or do you care)...• That fish scales are used to make lipstick?• Why organized crime... read more

What you may so cavalierly call useless information could prove invaluable to someone else. Then again, maybe not. But to The Useless Information Society, any fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that test merits inclusion in this fascinating but ultimately useless book... Did you know (or do you care)...• That fish scales are used to make lipstick?• Why organized crime... read more

Angelfall (Penryn & The End Of Days Series Book 1)

Susan Ee

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with Raffe, an injured enemy angel. Traveling through a dark and twisted... read more

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with Raffe, an injured enemy angel. Traveling through a dark and twisted... read more

The Better Part of Darkness

Kelly Gay

Atlanta: it's the promised city for the off-worlders, foreigners from the alternate dimensions of heaven-like Elysia and hell-like Charbydon. Some bring good works and miracles. And some bring unimaginable evil.... Charlie Madigan is a divorced mother of one, and a kick-ass cop trained to take down the toughest human and off-world criminals. She's recently returned from the dead after a brutal... read more

Atlanta: it's the promised city for the off-worlders, foreigners from the alternate dimensions of heaven-like Elysia and hell-like Charbydon. Some bring good works and miracles. And some bring unimaginable evil.... Charlie Madigan is a divorced mother of one, and a kick-ass cop trained to take down the toughest human and off-world criminals. She's recently returned from the dead after a brutal... read more

Shadows Before the Sun (Charlie Madigan)

Kelly Gay

Between life and death lies a chasm of pain beyond imagining. . . . Elysia may be a heavenly off-world destination, but beyond it, in the siren city of Fiallan, the Circe have punished Charlie Madigan’s partner, Hank, into a torturous state between life and death. With all the proper legal channels cleared, Charlie heads to Elysia, not knowing what she’ll find, or if she’ll ever see the siren ... read more

Between life and death lies a chasm of pain beyond imagining. . . . Elysia may be a heavenly off-world destination, but beyond it, in the siren city of Fiallan, the Circe have punished Charlie Madigan’s partner, Hank, into a torturous state between life and death. With all the proper legal channels cleared, Charlie heads to Elysia, not knowing what she’ll find, or if she’ll ever see the siren ... read more

The Hour of Dust and Ashes (Charlie Madigan)

Kelly Gay

To save her sister, she must stop a silent killer. . . . Protecting Atlanta from the off-world criminals of Underground is tough enough, but now Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner, Hank, learn that the addicts of the offworld drug ash have begun taking their own lives. Ash makes humans the perfect vessels for possession, and something or someone is leading them to their deaths. Ch... read more

To save her sister, she must stop a silent killer. . . . Protecting Atlanta from the off-world criminals of Underground is tough enough, but now Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner, Hank, learn that the addicts of the offworld drug ash have begun taking their own lives. Ash makes humans the perfect vessels for possession, and something or someone is leading them to their deaths. Ch... read more

The Darkest Edge of Dawn

Kelly Gay

It takes a strong woman to keep the peace in a city of endless night. . . . Deep beneath Underground, a cunning bid for power and revenge has begun—one that threatens to make Atlanta the new battleground in the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The powers of hellish Charbydon have the upper hand after plunging the city into primordial night. And under the cover of darkness, a seria... read more

It takes a strong woman to keep the peace in a city of endless night. . . . Deep beneath Underground, a cunning bid for power and revenge has begun—one that threatens to make Atlanta the new battleground in the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The powers of hellish Charbydon have the upper hand after plunging the city into primordial night. And under the cover of darkness, a seria... read more

Christopher's Diary: Secrets of Foxworth (The Diaries series Book 1)

V.C. Andrews

Jealousy, tragedy, survival, and revenge—the discovery of Christopher’s diary in the ruins of Foxworth Hall brings new secrets of the Dollanganger family to light and obsesses a new generation. With Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind both now major Lifetime TV events, this first new addition to the Dollanganger story in nearly thirty years is a timely look at the events in the attic—f... read more

Jealousy, tragedy, survival, and revenge—the discovery of Christopher’s diary in the ruins of Foxworth Hall brings new secrets of the Dollanganger family to light and obsesses a new generation. With Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind both now major Lifetime TV events, this first new addition to the Dollanganger story in nearly thirty years is a timely look at the events in the attic—f... read more

Bite

K.S. Merbeth

Kid is trying to survive in a world gone mad. Hungry, thirsty and alone in a desert wasteland, she's picked up on the side of the road by Wolf, Dolly, Tank and Pretty Boy - outlaws with big reputations and even bigger guns. But as they journey across the wild together, Kid learns that her newfound crew may not be the heroes she was hoping for. And in a world that's lost its humanity, everyone ... read more

Kid is trying to survive in a world gone mad. Hungry, thirsty and alone in a desert wasteland, she's picked up on the side of the road by Wolf, Dolly, Tank and Pretty Boy - outlaws with big reputations and even bigger guns. But as they journey across the wild together, Kid learns that her newfound crew may not be the heroes she was hoping for. And in a world that's lost its humanity, everyone ... read more

Fellside

M. R. Carey

A haunting and heartbreaking thriller from the author of the USA Today bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts.Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life.It's a place where even the walls whisper.And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message f... read more

A haunting and heartbreaking thriller from the author of the USA Today bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts.Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life.It's a place where even the walls whisper.And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message f... read more

Star Crossed (Stargazer)

Jennifer Echols

He said . . . She said. Publicist Wendy Mann has always competed hotly with her rival Daniel Blackstone, but this time they’re headed for a collision. Wendy’s job is on the line if she doesn’t save the image of a spoiled young starlet who’s posting provocative pictures of herself all over the Internet in a snarky attempt at revenge on her former boyfriend. Daniel is representing the ex, a onet... read more

He said . . . She said. Publicist Wendy Mann has always competed hotly with her rival Daniel Blackstone, but this time they’re headed for a collision. Wendy’s job is on the line if she doesn’t save the image of a spoiled young starlet who’s posting provocative pictures of herself all over the Internet in a snarky attempt at revenge on her former boyfriend. Daniel is representing the ex, a onet... read more

Zero-G (Outer Earth)

Rob Boffard

ZERO-G is the nonstop sequel to Rob Boffard's Tracer, a brutal, gripping thrill-ride, where the hero moves like lightning and the consequences for failure are deadly.The clock is ticking down again for Riley Hale. She may be the newest member of Outer Earth's law enforcement team, but she feels less in control than ever. A twisted doctor bent on revenge is blackmailing her with a deadly threat... read more

ZERO-G is the nonstop sequel to Rob Boffard's Tracer, a brutal, gripping thrill-ride, where the hero moves like lightning and the consequences for failure are deadly.The clock is ticking down again for Riley Hale. She may be the newest member of Outer Earth's law enforcement team, but she feels less in control than ever. A twisted doctor bent on revenge is blackmailing her with a deadly threat... read more

The Waiting Tree

Lindsay Moynihan

The real me? I thought. What was I now, the fake me? Would I suddenly wake up and discover I’d dreamt up this entire year or had been in some sort of coma? Eighteen-year-old Simon Peters wants to stand up for the truth about who he is. His love for Stephen is unwavering, but does he have the courage to defend it when his entire church community, including his eldest brother Paul, have ostraciz... read more

The real me? I thought. What was I now, the fake me? Would I suddenly wake up and discover I’d dreamt up this entire year or had been in some sort of coma? Eighteen-year-old Simon Peters wants to stand up for the truth about who he is. His love for Stephen is unwavering, but does he have the courage to defend it when his entire church community, including his eldest brother Paul, have ostraciz... read more

Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark Book 16)

Kresley Cole

An immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty in this sizzling novel from Kresley Cole’s #1 New York Times bestselling Immortals After Dark series.A foundling raised in a world of humans Growing up, Josephine didn’t know who or what she was—just that she was an outcast with strange powers. Protecting her baby brother became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo’s transit... read more

An immortal assassin is caught between desire and duty in this sizzling novel from Kresley Cole’s #1 New York Times bestselling Immortals After Dark series.A foundling raised in a world of humans Growing up, Josephine didn’t know who or what she was—just that she was an outcast with strange powers. Protecting her baby brother became her entire life. The day he was taken away began Jo’s transit... read more

Rise Again: A Zombie Thriller

Ben Tripp

Rise Again marks a vivid and powerful fiction debut from an author who “balances kinetically choreographed scenes of zombie carnage with studies of well-drawn characters and enough political intrigue to give his tale more gravity and grounding than most zombie gorefests” (Publishers Weekly).A mysterious contagion. Mass hysteria. Sudden death. And a warning that would come all too late... Fores... read more

Rise Again marks a vivid and powerful fiction debut from an author who “balances kinetically choreographed scenes of zombie carnage with studies of well-drawn characters and enough political intrigue to give his tale more gravity and grounding than most zombie gorefests” (Publishers Weekly).A mysterious contagion. Mass hysteria. Sudden death. And a warning that would come all too late... Fores... read more

Deception

Kris Kennedy

A beautiful silk merchant and a dashing con man join forces in the second scorching medieval romance from Kris Kennedy.Award-winning author Kris Kennedy brings the treacherous world of thirteenth-century England to life in this scorching romantic adventure! A dashing con man Breaking and entering to reclaim her corrupt late father’s ledger comes surprisingly easily to Sophia Darnly. But is it ... read more

A beautiful silk merchant and a dashing con man join forces in the second scorching medieval romance from Kris Kennedy.Award-winning author Kris Kennedy brings the treacherous world of thirteenth-century England to life in this scorching romantic adventure! A dashing con man Breaking and entering to reclaim her corrupt late father’s ledger comes surprisingly easily to Sophia Darnly. But is it ... read more

Such a Lovely Couple

Linda Yellin

A charming and bittersweet first novel, set in the 1980's, about falling in love and marrying your best friend, then divorcing because you both have gently drifted apart, only to discover too late that you made a mistake that can’t be fixed because the love of your life now has a fatal brain tumor. Yellin will win you over with her keen eye, warm wit and heartbreaking story.

A charming and bittersweet first novel, set in the 1980's, about falling in love and marrying your best friend, then divorcing because you both have gently drifted apart, only to discover too late that you made a mistake that can’t be fixed because the love of your life now has a fatal brain tumor. Yellin will win you over with her keen eye, warm wit and heartbreaking story.

The Fangirl Life: A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal

Kathleen Smith

Are You a Fangirl? • Do you survive boring classes or meetings by imagining your favorite TV couple making out? • Have you posted a lengthy diatribe on the Internet defending a fictional character? • Have you gotten carsick from reading fan fiction on your smartphone? • Has Netflix presented you with the “Are you still watching?” button at least once? If you answered yes, you are a fangirl. (B... read more

Are You a Fangirl? • Do you survive boring classes or meetings by imagining your favorite TV couple making out? • Have you posted a lengthy diatribe on the Internet defending a fictional character? • Have you gotten carsick from reading fan fiction on your smartphone? • Has Netflix presented you with the “Are you still watching?” button at least once? If you answered yes, you are a fangirl. (B... read more

Homemade Beauty: 150 Simple Beauty Recipes Made from All-Natural Ingredients

Annie Strole

150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes that are inexpensive, toxin-free, and easy for readers to make themselves. Homemade Beauty is a beautifully packaged collection of 150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes. From turning blueberries into a lush detoxifying mask to fresh lemongrass into a non-toxic bug repellent, Homemade Beauty takes the ubiquitous eat-local, farm-to-tabl... read more

150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes that are inexpensive, toxin-free, and easy for readers to make themselves. Homemade Beauty is a beautifully packaged collection of 150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes. From turning blueberries into a lush detoxifying mask to fresh lemongrass into a non-toxic bug repellent, Homemade Beauty takes the ubiquitous eat-local, farm-to-tabl... read more

How to Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life

Jeffrey Marsh

This book is about how to finally give up on feeling bad about yourself and discover the best person you can be.An interactive experience, How to Be You invites you to make the book your own through activities such as coloring in charts, answering questions about how you do the things you do, and discovering patterns in your lives that may be holding you back. Through Jeffrey's own story of "g... read more

This book is about how to finally give up on feeling bad about yourself and discover the best person you can be.An interactive experience, How to Be You invites you to make the book your own through activities such as coloring in charts, answering questions about how you do the things you do, and discovering patterns in your lives that may be holding you back. Through Jeffrey's own story of "g... read more

New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace

Susan Packard

Business is a team sport. Learn how to win.Where would your career be if you could understand how your colleagues--especially men--succeed and win at work? And if, in understanding and applying the rules, you could win, too?In New Rules of the Game, business leader Susan Packard shows you how to cultivate gamesmanship--a strategic way of thinking regularly seen in the video game and sports wor... read more

Business is a team sport. Learn how to win.Where would your career be if you could understand how your colleagues--especially men--succeed and win at work? And if, in understanding and applying the rules, you could win, too?In New Rules of the Game, business leader Susan Packard shows you how to cultivate gamesmanship--a strategic way of thinking regularly seen in the video game and sports wor... read more

The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life That Matters

Adam Smiley Poswolsky

Have you ever known that you needed to make a change, but felt unable to do anything about it? Have you ever felt like you aren’t where you are supposed to be, and wondered how the people around you managed to find their purpose in life? After realizing that his well-paying, prestigious job was actually making him miserable, Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky started asking these big questions: How do yo... read more

Have you ever known that you needed to make a change, but felt unable to do anything about it? Have you ever felt like you aren’t where you are supposed to be, and wondered how the people around you managed to find their purpose in life? After realizing that his well-paying, prestigious job was actually making him miserable, Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky started asking these big questions: How do yo... read more

Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon

Throughout history women have caused wars, defied the rules, and brought men to their knees. The famous and the infamous, queens, divorcées, actresses, and outlaws have created a ruckus during their lifetimes-turning heads while making waves. Scandalous Women tells the stories of the risk takers who have flouted convention, beaten the odds, and determined the course of world events. *When Cleo... read more

Throughout history women have caused wars, defied the rules, and brought men to their knees. The famous and the infamous, queens, divorcées, actresses, and outlaws have created a ruckus during their lifetimes-turning heads while making waves. Scandalous Women tells the stories of the risk takers who have flouted convention, beaten the odds, and determined the course of world events. *When Cleo... read more

The Vegan Cheat Sheet: Your Take-Everywhere Guide to Plant-based Eating

Amy Cramer, Lisa McComsey

The Vegan Cheat Sheet is a portable resource for vegan living that puts essential information right at readers' fingertips. It's packed with more than 100 everyday recipes, shopping lists, restaurant tips, and everything else you need to live a simple, easy vegan lifestyle. Special sections include: The 21-day Vegan Transformation Guide - Makes the vegan transition a no-brainer by including th... read more

The Vegan Cheat Sheet is a portable resource for vegan living that puts essential information right at readers' fingertips. It's packed with more than 100 everyday recipes, shopping lists, restaurant tips, and everything else you need to live a simple, easy vegan lifestyle. Special sections include: The 21-day Vegan Transformation Guide - Makes the vegan transition a no-brainer by including th... read more

Seagan Eating: The Lure of a Healthy, Sustainable Seafood + Vegan Diet

Amy Cramer, Lisa McComsey

People choose to become vegan for different reasons, but for some it's tough to stick to such a strict diet. Seagan Eating offers a healthy alternative by motivating you to adopt a "seagan" diet--largely plant-based but including seafood. At the same time, the book discourages "evil" ingredients and addresses many of today's food conundrums (GMOs, organic versus nonorganic, etc.). A recipe sec... read more

People choose to become vegan for different reasons, but for some it's tough to stick to such a strict diet. Seagan Eating offers a healthy alternative by motivating you to adopt a "seagan" diet--largely plant-based but including seafood. At the same time, the book discourages "evil" ingredients and addresses many of today's food conundrums (GMOs, organic versus nonorganic, etc.). A recipe sec... read more

Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life

Peter Himmelman

Are you afraid of your dreams?Do you want to stop procrastinating?Would you love to be more creative?Is there an idea you need to realize?If so, then Let Me Out is for you. Whether it’s learning ragtime piano, losing 30 pounds, or starting an organic jellybean company, award-winning musician turned communications expert Peter Himmelman's unique techniques to harness fear and take the steps to ... read more

Are you afraid of your dreams?Do you want to stop procrastinating?Would you love to be more creative?Is there an idea you need to realize?If so, then Let Me Out is for you. Whether it’s learning ragtime piano, losing 30 pounds, or starting an organic jellybean company, award-winning musician turned communications expert Peter Himmelman's unique techniques to harness fear and take the steps to ... read more

The Conquer Kit: A Creative Business Planner for Women Entrepreneurs

Natalie MacNeil

The Conquer Kit is a canvas for your dreams and goals. You are invited to sketch, scribble, collage, and write all over these pages, all while developing an airtight business plan with proven strategies for success. Author and entrepreneur Natalie MacNeil guides you to tap into your creative genius, build a strong foundation with the four pillars that hold up every thriving business, create he... read more

The Conquer Kit is a canvas for your dreams and goals. You are invited to sketch, scribble, collage, and write all over these pages, all while developing an airtight business plan with proven strategies for success. Author and entrepreneur Natalie MacNeil guides you to tap into your creative genius, build a strong foundation with the four pillars that hold up every thriving business, create he... read more

Everyone Wants to Be Me or Do Me: Tom and Lorenzo's Fabulous and Opinionated Guide to Celebrity Life and Style

Tom Fitzgerald, Lorenzo Marquez

Tom and Lorenzo began blogging in 2006 with a fansite for the show Project Runway. In response to demand from their readers, they expanded to cover celebrity fashion, couture, red carpet commentary and other TV shows and TLo (as their "bitter kittens" call them) has become a household name, reaching more than 7 million visitors a month.Thanks to their biting, insightful commentary on celebrity... read more

Tom and Lorenzo began blogging in 2006 with a fansite for the show Project Runway. In response to demand from their readers, they expanded to cover celebrity fashion, couture, red carpet commentary and other TV shows and TLo (as their "bitter kittens" call them) has become a household name, reaching more than 7 million visitors a month.Thanks to their biting, insightful commentary on celebrity... read more

Style Eyes

Taylor Chang-Babaian

Everything you need to know to create beautiful eyes Trying to find the best way to accentuate and enhance the eyes can be a nerve-wracking experience for women of all ages. One of the most frequent questions celebrity makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian is asked is how to apply eye makeup. In Style Eyes she shares her highly sought-after beauty tips and techniques that will help you: • Identif... read more

Everything you need to know to create beautiful eyes Trying to find the best way to accentuate and enhance the eyes can be a nerve-wracking experience for women of all ages. One of the most frequent questions celebrity makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian is asked is how to apply eye makeup. In Style Eyes she shares her highly sought-after beauty tips and techniques that will help you: • Identif... read more

Cooking Up a Business: Lessons from Food Lovers Who Turned Their Passion into a Career -- and How You C an, Too

Rachel Hofstetter

Stories and advice for creating a business out of the food you love. Do you have a passion for delicious food and want to create your own business out of it, but have no idea where to start? Cooking Up a Business is essential reading for aspiring entrepreneurs and gives you a real-world, up-close-and-personal preview of the exciting journey. Through profiles and interviews with nationally know... read more

Stories and advice for creating a business out of the food you love. Do you have a passion for delicious food and want to create your own business out of it, but have no idea where to start? Cooking Up a Business is essential reading for aspiring entrepreneurs and gives you a real-world, up-close-and-personal preview of the exciting journey. Through profiles and interviews with nationally know... read more

Cooking Comically: Recipes So Easy You'll Actually Make Them

Tyler Capps

This is not your grandma’s cookbook. Cooking should be as much fun as reading a comic book. Recipes should be cheap and easy. And the food has to taste good. That’s where Cooking Comically comes in. Tyler Capps, the creator of recipes like 2 a.m. Chili that took the Internet by storm, offers up simple, tasty meals in a unique illustrated style that will engage all your senses. These dishes are... read more

This is not your grandma’s cookbook. Cooking should be as much fun as reading a comic book. Recipes should be cheap and easy. And the food has to taste good. That’s where Cooking Comically comes in. Tyler Capps, the creator of recipes like 2 a.m. Chili that took the Internet by storm, offers up simple, tasty meals in a unique illustrated style that will engage all your senses. These dishes are... read more

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