Joe Rhatigan

Joe Rhatigan – Editor

I work with my authors to create engaging manuscripts–creating content that readers reach for, relate to, relish, and remember.


I am a freelance editor/writer who operates out of Asheville, North Carolina. I am a writer and editor with more than twenty-five years of experience in book publishing. I am offering copyediting, proofreading, and developmental editing for adult non-fiction titles, including cookbooks, art books, memoirs/biographies, and more. I can help shape your book no matter what level of editing you require, and I genuinely love what I do! Check me out and let me know how I can help your book succeed!
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Children’s Non-Fiction DIY & Crafts History
English (US)

Work experience

self employed

Jan, 2009 — Present

I have worked for Sterling Publishing, Quarto, Lark Books, MoonDance Press, Hollan Publishing, and several other publishers and individual authors.


Jan, 2009 — Present

Bottle Cap provides a full-range of editorial services for authors and businesses. With more than twenty-five years of publishing experience, not only will your manuscript be ready to print, but we can also connect you to designers, illustrators, photographers, and more, while advising you on next steps of your publishing journey.


The Civil War is shrouded in legend and mythology--but this new entry in The Real History series provides a clear, fresh view of the events for curious readers who want an intellectual, but not dryly academic, presentation of this inexhaustibly fascinating sub... read more
From the discovery of distant galaxies and black holes to the tiny interstices of the atom, here is the very best on physics and astronomy from the New York Times! The newspaper of record has always prided itself on its award-winning science coverage, and thes... read more
Thanks to Caesar, “crossing the Rubicon” has become a synonym for bold, decisive decision-making where the risks are great--but the rewards can be greater. In his popular CEO series, bestselling writer Alan Axelrod analyzes Caesar as a business leader, using a... read more
Having spent the last 20 years in Africa photographing wildlife alongside the likes of Peter Beard, David Gulden has come to understand that his endeavour is more than one to create appealing artworks, but instead to create a document of the declining landscap... read more
A bestselling classic, back and bigger than ever! Nearly a century ago, Gustavus Hindman Miller published his groundbreaking masterwork, 10,000 Dreams Interpreted, the most compelling and thorough study of all the symbols that appear in our dreamscape. Miller ... read more
“A solid guide to creating contraptions that can help you start gardening earlier and keep going longer.”—Chicago Tribune. “Beautifully produced...focuses on ways to inexpensively protect crops from low temperatures....Includes many full-color photographs show... read more
A 2018 Notable Poetry Book for Children (National Council of Teachers of English) Introduce your children to the beautiful words of classic American poet, Walt Whitman. Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman makes the work engaging and easy to understand. Walt Whitman ... read more
The newest in Alan Axelrod's celebrated CEO series examines Theodore Roosevelt--typically ranked among the top five US presidents by historians. Following in the vein of his popular Winston Churchill, CEO and Gandhi, CEO, Axelrod provides an unprecedented look... read more
Living in America's most famous residence might seem glamorous at first--it's the most fun place any kid could live! There's a bowling alley in the basement, chefs are always available to prepare whatever you're craving, and sometimes presidential aides will e... read more

Joe has 1 review







Jan, 2019

I appreciate Joe's directness and detail work. First, he listed exactly what he would do according to my budget. I knew what to expect. Second, he presented information I had not considered for formatting, clarity of age-range, and the need for additional information. Third, Joe was prompt and friendly in answering my questions and concerns. I look forward to working with Joe again.

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