I offer book editing, production, and publishing services. I am experienced with every step a book takes as it journeys from manuscript to bound book, so I work with each author to design a program that fulfills their unique needs. For example, I can help if you:
- Have written a book and are not sure what to do now
- Know you want to self-publish and now need the team to do it
- Are in the midst of writing and need help getting it right
- Have had a manuscript rejected and need it fixed
- Want someone to read your book and write a report on what it needs
- Have concerns about whether the structure holds things together
- Are wondering if the content flows well
- Need someone to bring out your genius by asking the right questions
- Want to be sure you have the grammar right and the typos fixed
- Would like to ensure that your book meets professional publishing standards
I spent four years working full-time for Sounds True, sharpening my skills in the art of spiritual publishing. I held dual roles as a developmental editor and as a production editor, working on everything from titling books for the marketplace, to querying authors on content, to hiring freelancers, to ensuring everything is done according to the Chicago Manual of Style, to collaborating with interior and cover designers.
I have been offering a wide range of publishing services to freelance clients, on a contractual basis, throughout my 14-year career in publishing. I have experience creating contracts and work-for-hire agreements that exceed author's initial service expectations. Whether I am supporting your efforts in traditional publishing or managing your self-publishing project, we can work together to create amazing books.
What did the Dalai Lama say to the pizza guy from Brooklyn? “Make me one with everything!” It’s a familiar joke, muses Lama Surya Das, but it holds a profound truth: that in addition to inner peace, meditation is a path for all-inclusive connection .With Make Me One with Everything, he invites us to experience this expansive dimension of the dharma through the art of intermeditation. “If you’v... read more
Here is a book for finding your way as a warrior and adapting to a peaceful life at home. The techniques of yoga and meditation have extensive scientific support for their effectiveness in relaxing the stress response, sharpening mental acuity, boosting immunity and recovery time, and promoting a general sense of health and psychological well-being. In Yoga for Warriors, acclaimed teacher Bery... read more
Have you ever felt like you’re living out a script written for you by others—in your work, your relationships, or spirituality? “To break through the norms we’ve been conditioned to believe is an act of rebellion,” writes Chandresh Bhardwaj. “We must be prepared to be brutally honest. We must overturn our assumptions and unlearn our suffering. We must be willing to discover our real reasons fo... read more
Most people think of the Tao Te Ching as a book on philosophy or a treatise on leadership. Yet there is a little-known treasure hidden within the familiar passages of Lao Tzu’s work: step-by-step practical guidance for the spiritual journey. With Practicing the Tao Te Ching, renowned teacher Solala Towler reveals a new facet to this spiritual classic, offering accessible instructions paired wi... read more
How do you measure greatness? Whereas "excellence" is about becoming the best you can be at one particular thing, greatness moves you past routine success and onto a new plateau where your achievements are more meaningful and satisfying. It is a deliberate act of finding the best in yourself and making choices from a different mindset. It's a way of seeing a special kind of "more" in your life... read more
In Love Smart: Find the One You Want -- Fix the One You Got, bestselling author Dr. Phil tells people who are dissatisfied with their love lives to stop making excuses and start taking action.You deserve a committed relationship, and it is within your control to have the one you want. First, though, you need to determine what you want in a partner, plot your course, and get out there and creat... read more
There’s no shortage of psychology self-help books on depression—but this collection, envisioned and edited by Sounds True founder Tami Simon, is not one of them. You won’t be revisiting familiar therapies or antidepressant options. What you will find is a gathering of 16 exceptional and compassionate teachers who have faced profound depression themselves. Their purpose? To radically shift the ... read more
Physics is a complex, even daunting topic, but it is also deeply satisfying--even thrilling. And liberated from its mathematical underpinnings, physics suddenly becomes accessible to anyone with the curiosity and imagination to explore its beauty. Science without math? It's not that unusual. For example, we can understand the concept of gravity without solving a single equation. So for all tho... read more
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