I’m a superb proofreader and provider of editorial services with a long history in publishing, beginning at Simon & Schuster many years ago. After taking some detours (as an Emmy-winning TV producer, operations supervisor of a bookstore chain, manager at UNICEF where I was required to shepherd Audrey Hepburn around town), I am back at my reading and writing desk. I’ve worked on Amazon and NY Times bestselling fiction and nonfiction; websites and other marketing material for nonprofits, Fortune 500 companies, and other businesses; training and educational curricula in medical and many other fields; academic papers written by native and non-native speakers of English; and books by first-time authors. I provide excellent and professional service – and I’m a pleasure to work with, I’ve been told.
Clients have included literary agents, budding novelists, established novelists, e-book authors, university professors, self-help writers, Fortune 500 companies, national nonprofits, brick-and-mortar publishing houses, as well as the local Village government and PTA. One long-term project for an international pharmaceutical firm required me to proofread in 14 languages.
I've worked as a consultant for Selling on in-house projects including their direct mail, sales letters, Web sites, e-newsletters, white papers, press releases and more; and I've also done the same for many of Selling's top brand-name clients. I've done p.r. and gotten publicity for their academic affiliate at Northwestern University -- the Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement. Telemarketing on behalf of their numerous B-to-B name-brand and Fortune 500 clients is another skill I honed at Selling.
At a boutique literary agency, I read and reported on manuscripts for acquisition, and acted as liaison between clients, potential clients, and principal of agency. Helped with editing and proofreading of client projects.
Assistant to the President | Not-for-profit Years: US Fund for UNICEF
January 1987 - January 1991
I functioned as liaison between President and all internal departments, as well as the Board of Directors. Recruiting and working with celebrities to aid in the cause of publicizing the premier organization to aid children in developing countries included writing and editing articles, reports, press releases, talking points, and doing research for the President and celebrity representatives.
During the TV years I worked for the program director at WEWS-TV in Cleveland and as a producer on a two-hour daily live morning talk/news show, and then came to New York to work for Regis Philbin's nationally syndicated Lifetime show.
From '77 to '84 were the Book Years. At the Summit imprint of Simon & Schuster I worked in Editorial, editing novels and non-fiction by wonderful people you've never heard of, and some you have, such as Hunter S. Thompson. Moving to Cleveland, I managed a Classic Bookshop and then became regional supervisor for the Canadian chain's 13 U.S. stores.
In 1911 Florence rides in a Model T her dad buys from a door-to-door car salesman. Julia climbs trees in a skirt and bloomers. Victoria goes to Woodstock at 12. Terri Ann flees Saigon with her Vietnamese mother and American GI father. In Michigan, Aalaa wakes up to a new world on 9/11. Over fifty girls under 13 years old give a unique look at a century of life in fascinating personal narrative... read more
New York Times Bestseller Uplifting Service: The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues, and Everyone Else You MeetWe are deep in a service crisis. In the operating room, surgeons and their teams communicate in a very precise language; airplane pilots follow a strict protocol to take off and land safely every time; and, when launching a new product, companies lay out a plan that ... read more
Textbook for standards for foreign language learning.
Getting women into her bed is easy. Getting them out is hard. Women love Cleopatra Giovanni and she loves them back – in ways they’ll never forget. The masculine but very pretty butch radiates charisma and a magnetism that attracts flocks of women – some are random strangers, and some show up because they’ve heard of her infamous skills as a lover (and her “snake”). But those single-minded wom... read more
Twenty-three year old wunderkind professor, Dr. Gordon B. Gray has it all, a Nobel Prize, tenure at Caltech University and looks that make women swoon. Last night he was tossing frozen pumpkins off the library roof and today -- well -- he’s saving the world.When twenty-two of Dust, West Virginia’s twenty-three inhabitants disappear into thin air, U.S. Army Lieutenant General John Wilkinson res... read more
The Hebrew word for letter,” ot also means sign” or wonder” or miracle.” For thousands of years, Jewish sages have taught that the letters of the Hebrew alphabet embody miraculous powers.According to the earliest known book on Jewish mysticism, The Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Creation), written more than 15 centuries ago, God formed the entire universe by speaking aloud the 22 letters.... read more
What if the best advice for improving your child’s chances of getting into a great preschool and improving an adult’s chances of getting into a great graduate school were the same? “From Preschool to Grad School” will show you—unequivocally—that it is.Together, the elements of the admissions process aim to predict whether the candidate will be capable and happy as a student, engaged as an alum... read more
"A thorough exploration of one of the most pressing problems in marketing: How to cope with the complexities of the digital world..." Al Ries co-author, The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding and War in the Boardroom. When businesses began to move their brands online in the '90s the first step was placing information online. Brochures were cut-and-pasted to the web. It didn't work, and companies so... read more
“Where there’s a mouse, there’s a way,” says Louie LaSurie. But it will take more than lofty words for Louie to achieve his goal: to be the first mouse to play for France in the World Cup soccer tournament.WORLD CUP MOUSE is a funny, action-filled tale of friendship and pursuing one’s dream even when it seems impossible. For example, how can Louie ever manage to kick a human-sized soccer ball ... read more
Fifteen-year-old Thea Wallis was born to entertain. Her mother, Oscar winning actor Cassie Hartley, thinks differently and has kept her daughter out of the spotlight since day one. Coming from showbiz royalty, it hasn't been easy to go unnoticed, but mismatched surnames, a family home in Tasmania and a low-key scriptwriter father has made this possible. Just like her cousin Rory on the hugely ... read more
This book is based on an eleven-year observation of two children who were simultaneously exposed to three languages from birth. It tells the story of two parents from different cultural, linguistic, and ethnic-racial backgrounds who joined to raise their two children with their heritage languages outside their native countries. It also tells the children's story and the way they negotiated thr... read more
At 14 years old, Christian Picciolini, a bright and well-loved child from a good family, had been targeted and trained to spread a violent racist agenda, quickly ascending to a highly visible leadership position in America's first neo-Nazi skinhead gang. Just how did this young boy from the suburbs of Chicago, who had so much going for him, become so lost in extremist ideologies that would hor... read more
Donovan McClintock knows two things about sex. 1.) She wasn’t having enough of it. 2.) She would like to. Sean McAvoy, her overworked fiancé, was more turned on by the sight of their bed than he was by her. Rather than spend her life rotting in the marital hereafter with a perpetual spooner, Donovan hires an escort for sex lessons to revive her dying relationship. It’s just research she tells ... read more
If you’ve read all the housekeeping books...If you know all the hints and tips...If you’ve you watched all the TV experts show you how ‘easy’ it is... And yet, for some reason, you still lack the motivation to do housework. Or worse - it’s become a source of misery, boredom, frustration, even fury. The last thing you need is yet another ‘how-to’ manual. What you need is a ‘Why-Bother’ manual.H... read more
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Highly experienced Project Editor and Proofreader specialising in Christian books and children's picture books.
Experienced editorial consultant and award-winning author of books for children of all ages - toddlers to teenagers. I know what works!