I'm a book editor who specializes in narrative nonfiction, memoir, business, travel, and food.
Editing and managing several original audio projects remotely as part of a temporary assignment.
Relaunched Book of the Month, which has been serving readers since 1926 and is one of Bookspan's most well-known and historically important book clubs. Similar to other monthly box subscription services, Book of the Month delivers one new and noteworthy hardcover book to members each month in a premium package.
William & Park is a New York City-based media company and digital magazine for creatives.
• Acquired and edited books, primarily memoir and narrative nonfiction, including the Kindle-bestselling titles College (Un)bound, Manage Your-Day-to-Day, and The Mad Sculptor.
• Projects covered a diverse range of nonfiction topics, including food, education, pop culture, business, DIY, and travel.
• Managed talent and forged contacts with writers, agents, and bloggers.
• Managed relationships with a diverse list of authors that included Deepak Chopra, Tim Ferriss, Behance, Mark Frauenfelder, Reshma Saujani, Jeffrey Selingo, Catherine McKenzie, and Harold Schechter.
• Developed the creative vision for each book, coordinated with marketing and publicity teams, and served as the driving force behind the entire publication campaign.
• Acquired and managed nonfiction titles for the Harper, William Morrow, and Harper Perennial imprints, including In the Small Kitchen and Apologies to My Censor.
• Supported two Senior Editors and worked with authors such as Erica Jong, Stanley Fish, Robert Greene, Sam Wasson, Gary Vaynerchuk, Greg Graffin, Harold Bloom, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, and Gilbert King.
• Wrote selling copy for book jackets and catalog pages, vetted press releases, and implemented social media marketing campaigns with partners like Etsy.
From an inspiring voice in the movement for gender equality, a practical guide to achieving success through a new kind of leadership--rooted in purpose and activism for social changeWe live in a time of unprecedented opportunity for women. Yet despite centuries of progress, true equality remains out of reach. What will it take to bring us to a tipping point?To leadership expert and social entr... read more
The Lost Tribe of Coney Island is an Amazon Best Book of the Month October 2014The Lost Tribe of Coney Island is a New York Post “must read”! October 2014Coney Island, summer 1905: a new attraction opened at Luna Park. Within weeks it would be the talk of the nation.For the first time, The Lost Tribe of Coney Island unearths the incredible true story of the Igorrotes, a group of “headhunting, ... read more
2015 Edgar Award Nominee Beekman Place, once one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, had a curious way of making it into the tabloids in the 1930s: “SKYSCRAPER SLAYER,” “BEAUTY SLAIN IN BATHTUB” read the headlines. On Easter Sunday in 1937, the discovery of a grisly triple homicide at Beekman Place would rock the neighborhood yet again—and enthrall the nation. The young man who commi... read more
What is the value of a college degree?The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that higher education offers a ticket to a better life. But with student-loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and unemployment of college graduates at historic highs, people are beginning to question that value. In College (Un)bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo, editor at large of t... read more
WINNER OF THE 2012 GERMAN BOOK TRADE PEACE PRIZEIn June 1989, news of the Tiananmen Square protests and its bloody resolution reverberated throughout the world. A young poet named Liao Yiwu, who had until then led an apolitical bohemian existence, found his voice in that moment. Like the solitary man who stood firmly in front of a line of tanks, Liao proclaimed his outrage—and his words would ... read more
Insects. They’re what’s for dinner. Can you imagine a world in which that simple statement is not only true but in fact an unremarkable part of daily life? Daniella Martin, entomophagist and blogger, can. In this rollicking excursion into the world of edible insects, Martin takes us to the front lines of the next big trend in the global food movement and shows us how insects just might be the ... read more
Glynnis MacNicol, Rachel Sklar
The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women is a collection of essays revealing the secret career habits and hard-won wisdom of a diverse group of accomplished women, selected by Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol, co-founders of TheLi.st, the well-known network dedicated to elevating professional women. Perhaps no group has experienced more upheaval in the last few decades than working women. In ... read more
Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of thirty-four, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Catching her reflection in a window spotted with Paris rain, she no longer saw the fearless woman who spent her youth travelling in Cairo, Lahore, and the West Bank staring back at h... read more
At twenty-three, Kayli Stollak, like most starry-eyed twentysomethings, assumed that she and her boyfriend, Charlie, would be together forever. Besides a rockin’ sex life, they shared a passion for motorcycle adventures, hedonistic European music festivals, and wearing matching glittery spandex to the disco. What more could a gal ask for? She envisioned their love burning well into their sixti... read more
Finally, a business book for makers, not managers. Are you ready to “make a dent in the universe”? As a creative, you no longer have to take a backseat. In fact, stepping up and embracing entrepreneurship is the fastest route to impact. But where do you start? And what sets the businesses that succeed apart? To find out, we asked the bright minds behind companies like Google X, Warby Parker, F... read more
New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation.Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on thei... read more
At the height of his literary prowess, Xu Zhimo was the most famous living poet in all of China. With his round spectacles and aristocratic profile, Xu had a face that became as iconic as his poetry. During his short life, he claimed an illustrious place in the literary canon, redefining Chinese poetry and leading literature into the modern era. But while the brilliant and charismatic Xu may h... read more
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I work with my authors to create engaging manuscripts–creating content that readers reach for, relate to, relish, and remember.
Asheville, NC, USA
I successfully help non-fiction, particularly academic, authors write clear, publishable books that get contracts and attention.
Davidson, NC, USA