Laura Pasquale

Laura Pasquale - Editor

Carlsbad, CA, USA

With expertise in publishing, including the self-help genre and textbooks, I'm available to help your writing shine!

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Overview

I have assisted more than 100 professional writers, in genres including (but not limited to) allied health, self-help, social work, and psychology.

My background includes four years as an acquisition editor in academic publishing, eleven years in higher education, and decades of experience in consulting and human services. Currently, I am a member of both the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) and the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA). Through Reedsy, I offer:

- Editorial assessment of proposals and manuscripts under development
- Query letters to agents and publishers
- Developmental editing of draft manuscripts
- Copy editing of completed manuscripts
- Proofreading of interior layouts before publication

In addition, I'm available to provide sensitivity reading, or to coordinate anonymous peer reviews within your professional network, if desired.

Authors have said:

"...hit #1 in 8 categories on Amazon launch week!!"

"I found [Laura] to be extremely professional, very timely in her feedback throughout the entire span of our contact, was positive and enthusiastic, provided much needed support and encouragement, and was just a delight to work with!"

"Laura was amazing in her ability to quickly grasp the nature of my editing needs. She demonstrated an impressive level of professionalism and competence in terms of her skills and efficiency. I appreciated her concise and clear communication; her astute edit recommendations; and her adherence to the timeline set with a fairly short turnaround. I am very pleased with the improved quality of my manuscript as the result of her service. It was a pleasure collaborating with her. I highly recommend her services."

"Laura was great to work with. Her insight in structure of message was invaluable. She made me sound like the very best version of me and helped clarify my message."

"As a first time author I wanted to work with someone who would understand what I was looking for in terms of proofreading, guidance and communication. Laura was just wonderful to work with. She fully explained her process so there would be no surprises or misunderstandings. She communicated with me when needed and completed the work in a timely and excellent manner. I can't recommend her highly enough."

I love the written word, and look forward to the opportunity to support your professional goals, to get your ideas to your audience, and to ENJOY our collaboration! Please continue your tour of this profile for a sample of books by self-published and traditionally-published authors.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Humanities & Social Sciences
Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Certifications

  • Ph.D.

Awards

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Work experience

Acquisitions Editor

Cognella Academic Publishing
January, 2014 – March, 2019 (about 5 years)

Worked with authors to develop and to publish their textbooks for higher education.

Owner

Self-employed
May, 2009 – Present (about 13 years)

My company produces award-winning grant and project proposals, corporate and program reports, and self-published books for individuals as well as for-profit and not-for profit organizations.

Portfolio (47 selected works)

How to Thrive as a Woman Physician

Chang, Tammie, Duran, Luisa, Flanagan, Betsy

The Power of Advocates: A Teacher’s Guide to Special Education

Borrull, Papachya, Michelon, Caroline, Pasquale, Laura

Unafraid: A survivor's quest for human connection

Tamaskar, Niyati, Tamaskar, Niyati, Rosen, Adam, Blue, Asya

Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare

David Lemberg

Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare is a definitive resource for healthcare students and professionals in nursing, medicine, and the allied health sciences, providing a comprehensive overview and exploration of today’s ethical and legal landscape in healthcare delivery. The textbook presents, discusses, and analyzes the history of healthcare ethics, key concepts and intellectual traditions,... read more

Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare is a definitive resource for healthcare students and professionals in nursing, medicine, and the allied health sciences, providing a comprehensive overview and exploration of today’s ethical and legal landscape in healthcare delivery. The textbook presents, discusses, and analyzes the history of healthcare ethics, key concepts and intellectual traditions,... read more

Life Performance for Students: Creating Your Best College Experience

Stephen Curtis

Life Performance for Students: Creating Your Best College Experience guides students through the process of setting academic and life goals and then building the skills, personal knowledge, and optimal mind frame to achieve those goals. The text features neuroscience and psychology research to help students better understand the natural biological and psychological barriers to success. Buildin... read more

Life Performance for Students: Creating Your Best College Experience guides students through the process of setting academic and life goals and then building the skills, personal knowledge, and optimal mind frame to achieve those goals. The text features neuroscience and psychology research to help students better understand the natural biological and psychological barriers to success. Buildin... read more

Lifespan Development: Biopsychosocial Perspectives

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Cynthia R. Davis

Lifespan Development: Biopsychosocial Perspectives provides students with complete explorations of each developmental stage of the lifespan, beginning with conception and concluding with an examination of successful aging. The book presents human development theory and research within a biopsychosocial framework, presenting information regarding biological, psychological, and social functionin... read more

Lifespan Development: Biopsychosocial Perspectives provides students with complete explorations of each developmental stage of the lifespan, beginning with conception and concluding with an examination of successful aging. The book presents human development theory and research within a biopsychosocial framework, presenting information regarding biological, psychological, and social functionin... read more

Social Justice: A Look at Issues Confronting the 21st Century

Samson Chama, Ted Scott-Femenella

Social Justice: A Look at Issues Confronting the 21st Century provides students with engaging, timely readings regarding global social issues. The selections offer students various perspectives regarding these issues and inspire critical thinking and vibrant discussion. Over the course of 13 chapters, students examine the concept of social justice, international experiences with HIV/AIDS, agei... read more

Social Justice: A Look at Issues Confronting the 21st Century provides students with engaging, timely readings regarding global social issues. The selections offer students various perspectives regarding these issues and inspire critical thinking and vibrant discussion. Over the course of 13 chapters, students examine the concept of social justice, international experiences with HIV/AIDS, agei... read more

Functional Behavior Assessment: Case Studies and Practice

Kylan Turner

Functional Behavior Assessment: Case Studies and Practice introduces students to the underlying concepts and principles, as well as the practical application, of functional behavior assessment. Students learn how to identify target behaviors, select measurement and data collection methods, formulate function-based intervention plans, and monitor and maintain progress for behavior-change progra... read more

Functional Behavior Assessment: Case Studies and Practice introduces students to the underlying concepts and principles, as well as the practical application, of functional behavior assessment. Students learn how to identify target behaviors, select measurement and data collection methods, formulate function-based intervention plans, and monitor and maintain progress for behavior-change progra... read more

In the Field: A Field Experience Manual for Internship and Service Learning Students

Lisa Hollis-Sawyer

In the Field: A Field Experience Manual for Internship and Service Learning Students provides readers with practical advice to help them prepare and conduct onsite field training in a variety of applied professions. It offers students weekly learning goals, case studies, informational asides, exercises, and discussion questions to engage them throughout their internship or service learning pla... read more

In the Field: A Field Experience Manual for Internship and Service Learning Students provides readers with practical advice to help them prepare and conduct onsite field training in a variety of applied professions. It offers students weekly learning goals, case studies, informational asides, exercises, and discussion questions to engage them throughout their internship or service learning pla... read more

A Therapy Primer

Greg Berg

Written for individuals training to be therapists, those who are new to the practice, and seasoned therapists in search of a fresh, new approach, A Therapy Primer helps readers understand the complexities of the practice and build the skills needed to be successful within it. The book serves as a valuable handbook that provides practical, accessible information and advice that can be employed ... read more

Written for individuals training to be therapists, those who are new to the practice, and seasoned therapists in search of a fresh, new approach, A Therapy Primer helps readers understand the complexities of the practice and build the skills needed to be successful within it. The book serves as a valuable handbook that provides practical, accessible information and advice that can be employed ... read more

Incorporating Technology: Debates for the 21st Century Classroom

Nicholas Von Glahn

Incorporating Technology: Debates for the 21st Century Classroom helps educators understand how technology impacts the classroom and can be incorporated in the classroom. The book presents controversial issues related to using technology in the classroom, while also highlighting the benefits of technology as a pedagogical tool. This holistic approach to the subject matter emphasizes the comple... read more

Incorporating Technology: Debates for the 21st Century Classroom helps educators understand how technology impacts the classroom and can be incorporated in the classroom. The book presents controversial issues related to using technology in the classroom, while also highlighting the benefits of technology as a pedagogical tool. This holistic approach to the subject matter emphasizes the comple... read more

Learning and Practicing Adlerian Therapy

Len Sperry, Vassilia Binensztok

Learning and Practicing Adlerian Therapy not only provides readers with a review of conventional Adlerian therapy but introduces a contemporary version of it called Adlerian pattern-focused therapy. It is a cutting-edge approach that combines basic Adlerian interventions with a unique therapeutic strategy that is brief, highly effective, and reimbursable. Employing a unique experiential approa... read more

Learning and Practicing Adlerian Therapy not only provides readers with a review of conventional Adlerian therapy but introduces a contemporary version of it called Adlerian pattern-focused therapy. It is a cutting-edge approach that combines basic Adlerian interventions with a unique therapeutic strategy that is brief, highly effective, and reimbursable. Employing a unique experiential approa... read more

Forensic Mental Health Counseling

Falls Leigh Holman

Forensic Mental Health Counseling offers a comprehensive understanding of how and why mentally ill clients intersect with the legal system, as victims and offenders. It provides a thorough explanation of how traumatic neurodevelopment, including adverse childhood experiences, result in sometimes maladaptive coping behaviors, discusses diagnostic assessments, and provides research-informed prev... read more

Forensic Mental Health Counseling offers a comprehensive understanding of how and why mentally ill clients intersect with the legal system, as victims and offenders. It provides a thorough explanation of how traumatic neurodevelopment, including adverse childhood experiences, result in sometimes maladaptive coping behaviors, discusses diagnostic assessments, and provides research-informed prev... read more

The Eternity Dialogues: Understanding Global Transformation

David Derezotes

Designed to both entertain and inform readers, The Eternity Dialogues: Understanding Global Transformation offers students key concepts in individual and global transformation through an engaging, futuristic novel and an accompanying learning-based website. The book envisions a future where humanity is endangered by the Convergence of global survival threats that already are growing today, inc... read more

Designed to both entertain and inform readers, The Eternity Dialogues: Understanding Global Transformation offers students key concepts in individual and global transformation through an engaging, futuristic novel and an accompanying learning-based website. The book envisions a future where humanity is endangered by the Convergence of global survival threats that already are growing today, inc... read more

The Essential Guide to Effective School Counseling Programs

Rebecca Groves Brannock

The Essential Guide to Effective School Counseling Programs guides readers through the process of developing, organizing, and managing a comprehensive school counseling program. The text begins with a chapter dedicated to the evolution of school counseling, in which readers learn about the history of the profession, foundational approaches, and the role of the school counselor. The subsequent ... read more

The Essential Guide to Effective School Counseling Programs guides readers through the process of developing, organizing, and managing a comprehensive school counseling program. The text begins with a chapter dedicated to the evolution of school counseling, in which readers learn about the history of the profession, foundational approaches, and the role of the school counselor. The subsequent ... read more

The Dancer's Gift: Sociology in Life

Meredith Kennedy, Marty Zusman, Tracie Gardner

Highly innovative and unique in its approach, The Dancer’s Gift: Sociology in Life introduces readers to over 200 sociological concepts, cleverly embedded within the love story of Marcel, a dance major from the Caribbean, and Samantha, a sociology student, both attending a liberal arts college their first year. Within each chapter, readers are introduced to a new phase of Samantha and Marcel’s... read more

Highly innovative and unique in its approach, The Dancer’s Gift: Sociology in Life introduces readers to over 200 sociological concepts, cleverly embedded within the love story of Marcel, a dance major from the Caribbean, and Samantha, a sociology student, both attending a liberal arts college their first year. Within each chapter, readers are introduced to a new phase of Samantha and Marcel’s... read more

Care Management: Achieving Excellence

Myra Sabir PhD, Nancy L. Southern EdD

CARE MANAGEMENT: ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE Marking the Care Management Summit 2014: Achieving Excellence!, the State University of New York - Binghamton University's College of Community and Public Affairs presents this Anthology on current Trends in Care Management for use by students and healthcare professionals seeking to build, develop or improve their practice.

CARE MANAGEMENT: ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE Marking the Care Management Summit 2014: Achieving Excellence!, the State University of New York - Binghamton University's College of Community and Public Affairs presents this Anthology on current Trends in Care Management for use by students and healthcare professionals seeking to build, develop or improve their practice.

Counseling and Mental Health in the Church: The Role of Pastors and the Ministry

Kevin Van Lant, Robyn Bettenhausen Geis

Featuring chapters written by mental health professionals who are also experienced Christian practitioners, Counseling and Mental Health in the Church: The Role of Pastors and the Ministry provides ministry leaders with a foundational understanding of common mental health issues, typical approaches to treatment, and sage advice for supporting those experiencing mental health concerns. Recogniz... read more

Featuring chapters written by mental health professionals who are also experienced Christian practitioners, Counseling and Mental Health in the Church: The Role of Pastors and the Ministry provides ministry leaders with a foundational understanding of common mental health issues, typical approaches to treatment, and sage advice for supporting those experiencing mental health concerns. Recogniz... read more

Complete Self-Care: Transformation through Yoga and Beyond

Aileen McCabe-Maucher

Complete Self-Care: Transformation through Yoga and Beyond provides therapists, educators, social work practitioners, medical professionals, and students alike with a deep understanding of self-care and the tools to develop an individual self-care plan based upon their personal values, desires, and necessities. The book emphasizes the critical need for those in helping professions to regularly... read more

Complete Self-Care: Transformation through Yoga and Beyond provides therapists, educators, social work practitioners, medical professionals, and students alike with a deep understanding of self-care and the tools to develop an individual self-care plan based upon their personal values, desires, and necessities. The book emphasizes the critical need for those in helping professions to regularly... read more

Crisis Intervention: Building Resilience in Troubled Times

Lennis G Echterling, Jack Presbury, J. Edson McKee

Developed by a team of experts in counseling and crisis intervention, and informed by the growing body of literature documenting the resilience of individuals, families, groups, and communities, Crisis Intervention: Building Resilience in Troubled Timesis rooted in an evidence-based framework that provides a clear rationale for planning successful intervention strategies. Readers are introduce... read more

Developed by a team of experts in counseling and crisis intervention, and informed by the growing body of literature documenting the resilience of individuals, families, groups, and communities, Crisis Intervention: Building Resilience in Troubled Timesis rooted in an evidence-based framework that provides a clear rationale for planning successful intervention strategies. Readers are introduce... read more

From Birth to Late Adulthood: An Introduction to Lifespan Development

Claire W. Lyons

Written for a non-specialist audience, From Birth to Late Adulthood: An Introduction to Lifespan Development explores human psychological development from conception to late adulthood. The book opens with a discussion of the discipline itself, in order to prepare students to appropriately contextualize and interpret the material. It then moves on to discuss the cognitive, emotional, and social... read more

Written for a non-specialist audience, From Birth to Late Adulthood: An Introduction to Lifespan Development explores human psychological development from conception to late adulthood. The book opens with a discussion of the discipline itself, in order to prepare students to appropriately contextualize and interpret the material. It then moves on to discuss the cognitive, emotional, and social... read more

5 Easy Habits For Better Focus: The Focus Habit Stack

Annelies van Schie

These 5 easy habits will get you more focus, and have more energy throughout the day.Are you easily distracted and find it difficult to focus or have the motivation to getting things done - quickly? Or, do you feel tired late in your workday, and don’t have the energy to do all the things you want to do in your personal life? Then this book is for you.I’ll show you how, by adding 5 easy habits... read more

These 5 easy habits will get you more focus, and have more energy throughout the day.Are you easily distracted and find it difficult to focus or have the motivation to getting things done - quickly? Or, do you feel tired late in your workday, and don’t have the energy to do all the things you want to do in your personal life? Then this book is for you.I’ll show you how, by adding 5 easy habits... read more

Going Naked: The Camino de Santiago & Life as Pilgrimage

Teresa Mateus

This is not your grandma’s pilgrimage book. Teresa Mateus’ newest book, Going Naked, offers a vulnerable and deeply personal collection of stories which explore pain, loss, grief, transformation and celebration as they are exposed through the pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago and beyond into daily life. Mateus offers up her own Camino journey from Sarria to Santiago and onward to Avila, Spain a... read more

This is not your grandma’s pilgrimage book. Teresa Mateus’ newest book, Going Naked, offers a vulnerable and deeply personal collection of stories which explore pain, loss, grief, transformation and celebration as they are exposed through the pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago and beyond into daily life. Mateus offers up her own Camino journey from Sarria to Santiago and onward to Avila, Spain a... read more

FRONTLINES: Equipping Christian Leaders to Respond to Adolescent and Young Adult MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Van Lant PhD, Kevin, Morris LMFT, Holly, Richardon PhD, Lauren, Yorkey LMFT, Jaclyn, Hanford PhD, Angela, Wingard LMFT, Laura

There's More to You: Your Career Unveiled - 10 Essential Strategies to Master Your Career, Business and Life

Vanessa Guzman-Schepis

It's not too late to find a job you'll love!Your job probably seemed pretty perfect when you started, right? Until you found out about the overly long shifts, mundane and repetitive tasks, and managers who don’t understand your job. If it wasn’t for your family, who you barely see, you would have quit, oh, forever ago! Now it’s just unbearable… Are you ready for a change but not sure if your d... read more

It's not too late to find a job you'll love!Your job probably seemed pretty perfect when you started, right? Until you found out about the overly long shifts, mundane and repetitive tasks, and managers who don’t understand your job. If it wasn’t for your family, who you barely see, you would have quit, oh, forever ago! Now it’s just unbearable… Are you ready for a change but not sure if your d... read more

The Methuselah Option

Combs, William

Dying To Live : Learn To Live A Full Life From YOUR Lived Expereinces

Ashley Santoro, Christine Dernederlanden, Laura

The Networking Playbook

DiNanno, James

Laura has 65 reviews

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Dr. Kim Saft, PhD, LCSW
I have nothing but positives to say about working with Laura. This is my second time utilizing her services as an editor and she is professional, timely, compassionate, efficient, and consistent. She makes the process as easy as possible and the end result is a quality product. Hire Laura, you'll be glad you did.

Dr. Kim Saft, PhD, LCSW, June 2022

Laura Pasquale
Thank you, Kim, for the opportunity to collaborate. Your commitment to helping others comes through on every page, and I wish you great luck with your latest book!

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Eri Lekura
Its been an absolute pleasure working with Laura. I highly recommend her as an editor.

Eri Lekura, June 2022

Laura Pasquale
Thank you, Eri! I enjoyed our collaboration as well. I’m here to assist with next steps!

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David Jacobson
Laura did an amazing job and I couldn't ask for a better editor.

David Jacobson, May 2022

Laura Pasquale
David, It was a pleasure to collaborate. Humor is in short supply, so I hope organizations will appreciate your ideas for adding fun to their work. Best of luck with your third book!

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Suzanne St. John Smith
I'm thrilled to post a review of Laura Pasquale based on the work she carried out for me. Laura completed an editorial assessment of a book I previously published of which I'm planning to write a 2nd edition (with Laura's help, I hope!); an editorial and developmental assessment of my most recent unpublished manuscript, and a copy edit of this same manuscript. Her work was exceptional in term...
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Suzanne St. John Smith, April 2022

Laura Pasquale
Thank you so much, Suzanne, for this review and also for the opportunity to work on the manuscript. I very much appreciated the ease of our communication during each round of edits, and would be ha...
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Dr. Kim Saft, PhD, LCSW
Laura was a true professional throughout the editing process. She was clear, direct, timely, efficient, patient, and truly effective. She paired down my manuscript into a much tighter, cleaner, more powerful product. I look forward to future collaborations!

Dr. Kim Saft, PhD, LCSW, March 2022

Laura Pasquale
Thank you, Kim, for the chance to collaborate. You’ve offered some great tools for personal growth. I can’t wait to see your book in print!

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