Joe Rhatigan

Joe Rhatigan - Editor

Asheville, NC, USA

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

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Overview

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!
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Children’s Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
DIY & Crafts
History
LGBTQ Non-Fiction

Work experience

Freelance editor/writer

self employed
January, 2009 – Present (almost 13 years)

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

President

Self-employed
September, 2019 – Present (about 2 years)

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Art for Kids: Drawing: The Only Drawing Book You'll Ever Need to Be the Artist You've Always Wanted to Be

Kathryn Temple

The only drawing book children need to become the artists they want to be!“This is a gold mine of information.”—Library Media Connection When children draw, they want to create an accurate likeness of the things they see. With this imaginative, informative, and amply illustrated guide, it's amazingly easy for kids to make their art dreams come true. The entertaining, hands-on lessons begin wit... read more

The only drawing book children need to become the artists they want to be!“This is a gold mine of information.”—Library Media Connection When children draw, they want to create an accurate likeness of the things they see. With this imaginative, informative, and amply illustrated guide, it's amazingly easy for kids to make their art dreams come true. The entertaining, hands-on lessons begin wit... read more

White House Kids: The Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls of the Presidents' Children

Joe Rhatigan

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 even help you with your homework! But life isn't always easy for the youngsters who call the White House home. They're always in the spot... 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 even help you with your homework! But life isn't always easy for the youngsters who call the White House home. They're always in the spot... read more

Theodore Roosevelt, CEO: 7 Principles to Guide and Inspire Modern Leaders

Alan Axelrod

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 at this much-studied figure. In an engaging, conversational style, Axelrod explores seven inspirational areas that characterize Rooseve... 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 at this much-studied figure. In an engaging, conversational style, Axelrod explores seven inspirational areas that characterize Rooseve... read more

Immersed in Verse: An Informative, Slightly Irreverent & Totally Tremendous Guide to Living the Poet's Life

Allan Wolf

Poetry's hip, poetry's hot, and poetry's a blast with this cool, contemporary guide created in the same entertaining style as the popular In Print!Kids instinctively love poetry--its rhythm, its rhymes, and its playful transformation of ordinary language. And these days, such cutting-edge, youthful forms as rap, hip-hop, and slams have made poetry more relevant than ever. With its fun facts, e... read more

Poetry's hip, poetry's hot, and poetry's a blast with this cool, contemporary guide created in the same entertaining style as the popular In Print!Kids instinctively love poetry--its rhythm, its rhymes, and its playful transformation of ordinary language. And these days, such cutting-edge, youthful forms as rap, hip-hop, and slams have made poetry more relevant than ever. With its fun facts, e... read more

Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

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 is considered by many to be one of the most prolific poets in American history. What better time to introduce your children to the writt... 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 is considered by many to be one of the most prolific poets in American history. What better time to introduce your children to the writt... read more

The 12-Month Gardener: Simple Strategies for Extending Your Growing Season

Jeff Ashton

“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 showing apparatus used to protect crops....A tremendous pleasure to read.”—HortIdeas.

“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 showing apparatus used to protect crops....A tremendous pleasure to read.”—HortIdeas.

12,000 Dreams Interpreted: A New Edition for the 21st Century

Linda Shields, Gustavus Hindman Miller, Lenore Skomal

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 offered an enlightening introduction to dream history and types, and organized his symbols into eminently logical categories. Now, popul... 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 offered an enlightening introduction to dream history and types, and organized his symbols into eminently logical categories. Now, popul... read more

The Centre Cannot Hold

David Gulden

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 landscape of all the precious creatures that live there. In 95 black-and-white photographs that feature tranquility, bursts of action, portraitu... 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 landscape of all the precious creatures that live there. In 95 black-and-white photographs that feature tranquility, bursts of action, portraitu... read more

Julius Caesar, CEO: 6 Principles to Guide & Inspire Modern Leaders

Alan Axelrod

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 an engaging, conversational style to explore six inspirational principles that constitute Julius Caesar's guiding tenets. From this, Axel... 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 an engaging, conversational style to explore six inspirational principles that constitute Julius Caesar's guiding tenets. From this, Axel... read more

The New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy: More Than 100 Years of Covering the Expanding Universe

Cornelia Dean

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 these 125 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. Selected by ... 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 these 125 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. Selected by ... read more

The Real History of the Civil War: A New Look at the Past (Real History Series)

Alan Axelrod

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 subject. Covering everything from the roots of the conflict to Reconstruction, Axelrod addresses a range of less-discussed subjects such as... read more

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 subject. Covering everything from the roots of the conflict to Reconstruction, Axelrod addresses a range of less-discussed subjects such as... read more

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ML Mires
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.

ML Mires, January 2019

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