As a production editor, I work closely with authors to help clean and perfect their manuscripts before the final pages are sent to press. I conduct light proofreading, organize freelance copyeditor and proofreader schedules for various projects, and help transform transmitted manuscripts into finished books under the imprints of Da Capo Press, Seal Press, and Running Press. I work with professional authors who are experts on the subjects of psychology, anthropology, political science, pop culture, race and gender issues, feminism, and health and wellness.
In my role as editorial coordinator (and previously as editorial assistant), I composed current events articles for my company’s educational database and created marketing copy for book titles on Amazon. I worked closely with our acquisitions team to find and develop timely manuscripts on the subjects of psychology, political science, pop culture, and American literature. I acquired titles and worked with authors on the front end of the publishing process.
As associate editor (and previously as editorial intern) on the School Library Connection staff, I edited content for the SLC magazine and wrote reviews for psychology reference materials that were published in ABC-CLIO’s renowned American Reference Books Annual (ARBA).
This groundbreaking feminist classic dismantles the way we view rape in our culture and replaces it with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure. In the original edition, feminist, political, and activist writers alike presented their ideas for a paradigm shift from the "No Means No" model--and the result was the groundbreaking shift to today's affirmative consent model ... read more
A groundbreaking, medication-free, scientifically based approach to healing depression, anxiety, and brain fog by focusing on your "whole brain"--the brain, the gut, the microbiome, and the thyroidThere is a fundamental connection between the brain, the gut, the microbiome, and the thyroid: if any one part of this "whole brain" system is malfunctioning, it will impact the others. Taking care o... read more
Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America uncovers a hidden history of the biggest psychedelic distribution and belief system the world has ever known. Through a collection of fast-paced interlocking narratives, it animates the tale of an alternate America and its wide-eyed citizens: black market chemists, the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of Central Park, the Grateful Dead-loving AI scientist... read more
A skewering of the American underbelly by the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Deadly Sins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven, and You're Making Me Hate YouThe always-outspoken hard rock vocalist Corey Taylor begins America 51 with a reflection on what his itinerant youth and frequent worldwide travels with his multiplatinum bands Slipknot and Stone Sour have taught him abo... read more
The first book-length study of Harper Lee's two novels, this is the ultimate reference for those interested in Harper Lee's writing, most notably as it considers race, class, and gender.• Assists students as they strive to better understand complex issues of race, class, and gender that remain relevant topics of discussion• Provides a needed and updated student guide on Harper Lee's writing• A... read more
This concise yet comprehensive reference book provides an overview of the Black Lives Matter movement, from its emergence in response to the police-involved deaths of unarmed black people to its development as a force for racial justice in America.• Provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the origin, growth, and development of the Black Lives Matter movement• Explores how modern acti... read more
This is the ultimate source for anyone who wants a comprehensive view of how the sharing economy began and how it may fundamentally change capitalism across the globe.• Takes a global and multidisciplinary approach to defining the sharing economy, its facilitators, and its outcomes• Provides a concise yet thorough study of the sharing economy, in one volume• Presents case-based research to exp... read more
This collection of entries offers a front seat view of the rise, reign, and fall of powerful modern political families and examines the effects they have had on political, social, and economic issues in American society.• Profiles prominent political families such as the Bushes, Kennedys, and Roosevelts, in entries authored by historians with established expertise • Features articles alphabeti... read more
This book will help readers to better understand and address a strange social phenomenon: the apparent choice by some seniors to live in squalor.• Incorporates the latest research concerning laws and medical classifications• Offers the first in-depth treatment of legal and political theory questions underlying the issue of self-neglect by senior citizens• Includes policy approaches crafted to ... read more
This comprehensive history of America in the 1920s presents the decade's most compelling controversies as precursors to today's culture wars.• Offers a compelling historical overview of American culture in a popular decade• Insightfully argues for moving the starting point of contemporary cultural conflicts back to the 1920s • Provides relevant political information on red states and blue stat... read more
This book reveals how embedded beliefs more so than a lack of scientific knowledge and understanding are creating a cognitive bias toward information that coincides with personal beliefs rather than scientific consensus―and that this anti-science bias exists among liberals as well as conservatives.• Provides readers with a clear understanding of how ideology and personal values supersede scien... read more
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My aim is to enhance the saleability (is that a word? . . . it is now!) of publications, by providing indexes of the highest quality.
Freelance editor and collaborator who has worked with major publishing houses and specializes in memoirs, self-help, and inspirational books