I have ten years of editorial experience at major publishing houses and specialize in adult trade nonfiction, including narrative and illustrated books. Titles edited include New York Times best-sellers. I can take books from conception and line editing to final manuscript or printer-ready (packaged) files, typeset or highly designed. I have a BA in writing, am proficient in Chicago Style, and am based in NYC. I will consider fiction after receiving a full manuscript. A sample of edited books are featured below; more are available on request.
Bursting with lush, vibrant photographs, Passage to Israel is a timeless tribute to one of the world’s most soulful, resolute, and newsworthy countries. Divided into sections on Land, Light, Life, and Soul, the stunning images featured inside capture Israel’s glorious landscapes, its city life, its culture, and its people. From an enchanting sunset over the Dead Sea to the lively city life of ... read more
To stroll the streets of Cubato hear the rumbling engines of its 1950s automobiles, the jazz, and the rumbais to travel back in time, to see jaw-dropping natural beauty and the artists, musicians, and folklore of legends.With access few others have had, Cynthia Carris Alonso has spent twenty years capturing Havana’s crumbling, baroque splendor. Her photographs celebrate the dreamy palette of... read more
In 2001, the Taliban approved Peter Bussian’s request to photograph Afghanistan, asking him to show the world the true Afghanistan,” and for the past fifteen years, he’s followed through on his promise to do so. In total, Bussian has spent nearly four years on the ground in Afghanistan, traveling there as both a photojournalist and with aid organizations such as the United Nations. In this en... read more
Acclaimed Israeli intelligence analyst Avi Melamed has spent more than thirty years interpreting Middle East affairs. His long-awaited Inside the Middle East challenges widely-accepted perceptions and provides a gripping and uniquely enlightening guide to make sense of the events unfolding in the regionto answer how the Arab world got to this point, what is currently happening, what the ramif... read more
Weaving together philosophy, social science and neuroscience research, personal anecdotes and dialogues, The Philosophy of Childing takes a radically different approach to the traditional boundaries between childhood and adulthood to reveal how rather than lapse into adulthood, we can achieve what the Greeks of old call areteall-around excellencewhen we look to children and youth as a lodest... read more
Dr. Brian King is a psychologist and stand-up comedian whose humor therapy seminars are attended by more than ten thousand people each year. In The Laughing Cure, King combines wit with medical research to reveal the benefits of laughter and humor on physical and emotional health. King’s language is humorous and uplifting, and his advice is backed by science. Studies featured in The Laughing C... read more
Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo is known for her electrifying voice and fearless advocacy work. In this intimate memoir, she reveals how she escaped Communist Africa to make her dreams a reality, and how she's prompting others all around the world to reach for theirs as well.Born in the West African nation of Benin, Angélique Kidjo grew up surrounded by the rich sounds, rhythms, an... read more
Rob Fordthe most ridiculed and scandal-ridden mayoris an international celebrity. When the photo of him smoking crack cocaine circulated, garnering billions of hits, it was the icing on the cake. Ford, not just the favorite buffoon of late-night comics and journalists, was also a known alcoholic and the subject of legal, political, and police investigationsstripped of his mayoral powers by ... read more
Original, amusing, and brilliantly documented, Shake is a heartwarming collection of sixty-one beguiling dogs caught in the most candid of moments: mid-shake. This glorious, graphic volume will stop you dead in your tracks as you are presented with images of man's best friend caught in contortion: hair wild, eyes darting, ears and jowls flopping every which way.With Shake, photographer Carli D... read more
The highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book Shake, Shake Puppies also features 61 dogs caught mid-shake—only this time they’re even more adorable and laughter inducing.Shake Puppies features two images of each dog placed side by side to capture the action of the shake—the tousled hair, the distorted expression, the flying water droplets. The photographs capture the dogs in the mos... read more
A New York Times Bestseller Frank Sinatra desperately wanted to be part of John F. Kennedy’s gang. He had his own famed Rat Pack,” made up of hard drinking, womanizing individuals like himselfguys like Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Peter Lawfordbut the guy Ol’ Blue Eyes” really wanted to hang with was Lawford’s brother-in-law, the real chairman of the board, John F. Kennedy. In Sinatr... read more
“I am a hugefan! Kate Payne has nailed it in this humorous and creative guide for fabulous,chic and easy-on-the-wallet ideas for your home. . . . another must have for mygirlfriends.” —Kim Barnouin,co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Skinny Bitch “Anencouraging, non-perfectionist, step-by-step guide for creating a pleasurablehome without killing yourself (or the planet).” —Sally Sch... read more
The author of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking shows you how to love your kitchen and learn to make creative, delicious food without breaking your budget.You can become a confident cook—even if the drawer with the take-out menus is the only part of your kitchen you currently use! Kate Payne shows you how to master basic cooking techniques—boiling, baking, and sautéing—and simplifies the proc... read more
One may think that Donald Trump knows what he’s talking about. After all, the manas he’ll remind you at every opportunityhas made a whopping $4 million as an entrepreneur and is far ahead of his competitors in the race to become the republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. He’s also assertive, bold, self-assured, and argumentative. He talks as if he knows what he’s talking abou... read more
Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram survived the Holocaust in Nazi Germany, only to find when she came to the United States that racism was as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe.Moving first to New York and then to Washington, DC, Marione joined the burgeoning civil rights movement, protesting discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other aspe... read more
From the popular Book of Odds website, this stylish and accessible reference book offers a fascinating peek at the probabilities that govern every aspect of human lifeDid you know that your odds of dying from drowning are higher than the odds of meeting your mate on a blind date? That the odds a child has seen Internet porn are the same as the odds a person is right-handed? That nearly one in ... read more
Over the last four decades, American hospitals have seen a steady increase in children suffering from psychological disorders, peer violence, and suicide attempts. To figure out why this is happening and how to put an end to it, child psychologist Dr. Charlotte Peterson has been spending six months every five years living in indigenous villages and observing their parenting practices. What she... read more
A year after the disappearance and commencement of the international search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, no sign of the plane has been foundno debris, no bodies, no sign of the much-talked-about black box. Richard Belzer, George Noory, and David Wayne want to know why.Scrutinizing the theories the media and politicians claim are the most likely” reasons the plane crashed, Belzer, Noory,... read more
On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 loaded 239 people on board and took off for what should have been a six-hour flight. It never made itand it’s still missing. It’s been a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, and there’s still no sign of the aircraft, its passengers, or its crewnor confirmation of what happened or where the aircraft resides.In this gripping investiga... read more
KISS Kompendium is an eye-popping compilation of the previously out-of-print Stan Lee Marvel comic book adventures of the legendary heavy metal band, as well as the famed Psycho Circus and Dark Horse editions and KISS's own KISStory. Featuring artwork by Todd McFarlane and other acclaimed graphic artists and fully authorized by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, KISS Kompendium coincides with the ... read more
Imagine you're the world's biggest Beatles fan and you've just snuck into John Lennon's hotel room. But instead of being thrown out, inexplicably you're invited to spend the day with your idol. That's exactly what happened to fourteen-year-old Jerry Levitan in 1969. After hearing John was in Toronto for a "bed in," Jerry tracked him down at the King Edward Hotel and convinced the world's bigge... read more
The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty opens the door to twenty-five of the most beautiful homes in the world—ones owned by top interior designers, fashion designers, artists, and stylists—to reveal how simple principles borrowed from nature can inspire gorgeous, innovative interiors that both calm and embolden us.To create this unique volume, Karen Lehrman Bloch interviewed renowned aest... read more
The breathtaking memoir by a member of Nicky’s family,” a group of 669 Czechoslovakian children who escaped the Holocaust through Sir Nicholas Winton’s Kindertransport project, My Train to Freedom relates the trials and achievements of award-winning humanitarian and former Episcopal priest, Ivan Backer. As Backer recounts in his memoir, in May of 1939 as a ten-year-old Jewish boy, he fled Naz... read more
it's so simple! get crafting and create your very own adorable needle-felt zoo.Cute kittens, delightful dachshunds, fabulous foxes, and lovely lions are easy and fun to make when you know how to needle-felt.Needle-felting is a great craft for beginners and the simplest way to create cute, quirky little characters. This book shows you how, with clear text and step-by-step photos.
Perfect for crafters at all levels, this delightful, authentically Japanese color volume features irresistibly cute amigurumi characters for each letter of the English alphabet (a-z, with z for "zoo") and instructions for how to crochet ten of the animals featured.Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed animals—a technique that creates super-cute creatures with large heads and tiny... read more
Liberace Extravaganza! by award-winning costume designers Connie Furr Soloman and Jan Jewett is an opulent display of the renowned entertainer’s dazzling and over-the-top costumes.No one would ever accuse Wladzlu Valentino Liberace of being demure. The internationally celebrated star is almost as well known for his eye-catching, flamboyant fashion as he is for his music.Authorized by the Liber... read more
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Freelance editor and collaborator who has worked with major publishing houses and specializes in memoirs, self-help, and inspirational books
I'm a NY-based editor specializing in memoir, humor, and fiction, with experience ranging from Penguin Random House to WME Entertainment.