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Leigh Saffold

Leigh Saffold - Editor

Oakland, CA, United States

A pleasure to work with, authors and publishers applaud Leigh's calm and charisma.

Overview

“Over the past 3 years, Chronicle Books has been our true partner in conceiving and bringing the incredibly complex 360 Sound: The History of Columbia Records to fruition. Leigh Saffold, our editor, gave spot-on advice and edits to the authors of the books. Both said that Leigh’s markups were the best they had ever gotten.”

I've spent the past 15 years editing and project managing books for BluePen, Chronicle Books, Parallax Press, and UH Press in categories including alternative health, art and gift, food and drink, literary anthologies, company biographies, mindfulness, memoirs, and more. I took a circuitous path into book publishing; after graduating from UC Berkeley in Comparative Literature, I started my first career as an elementary school teacher. From there my love of writing naturally led to developing K-12 curriculum, and eventually to journalism where I wrote news for the local NPR affiliate station. I went on to pursue a master’s degree in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Hawai’i. There I won the literary publishing fellowship and spent four years learning the artistry and grace of editing before moving back to the Bay Area.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Calendars Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Design Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Photography Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Cofounder/Editor

Self-employed
July, 2015 – Present (about 2 years)

Managing Editor, Art and Custom Books

Chronicle Books
July, 2010 – July, 2015 (about 5 years)

Production Editor

Parallax Press
July, 2006 – July, 2010 (almost 4 years)

Associate Editor

Manoa Journal, University of Hawai'i Press
August, 2002 – June, 2006 (almost 4 years)

Portfolio (9 selected works)

360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story

Sean Wilentz

For 125 years, Columbia Records has remained one of the most vibrant and storied names in prerecorded sound, nurturing the careers of legends such as Bessie Smith, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, and many more. Written by distinguished historian Sean Wilentz, 360 Sound tells the story of the label's rich history as it interweave... read more

For 125 years, Columbia Records has remained one of the most vibrant and storied names in prerecorded sound, nurturing the careers of legends such as Bessie Smith, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, and many more. Written by distinguished historian Sean Wilentz, 360 Sound tells the story of the label's rich history as it interweave... read more

Anh's Anger

Gail Silver

This wonderful and engaging story gives children and caregivers a concrete practice for dealing with anger and other difficult emotions. In Anh’s Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather asks him to stop playing and come to the dinner table. The grandfather helps Anh fully experience all stages of anger by suggesting that he go to his room and, "sit with his anger." The st... read more

This wonderful and engaging story gives children and caregivers a concrete practice for dealing with anger and other difficult emotions. In Anh’s Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather asks him to stop playing and come to the dinner table. The grandfather helps Anh fully experience all stages of anger by suggesting that he go to his room and, "sit with his anger." The st... read more

Jungle Planet: And Other Stories from the Pacific, Asia, and the Americas (Manoa: Pacific Journal of International Writing)

This volume highlights contemporary literature from throughout the Pacific hemisphere, featuring prose by writers from the Philippines, Malaysia, the People's Republic of China, Korea, and the US, including Native Americans and Pacific islanders.

This volume highlights contemporary literature from throughout the Pacific hemisphere, featuring prose by writers from the Philippines, Malaysia, the People's Republic of China, Korea, and the US, including Native Americans and Pacific islanders.

In the Spirit of Swing The First 25 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center

The Editors at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Book by The Editors at Jazz at Lincoln Center (Author), Wynton Marsalis (Narrator)

Book by The Editors at Jazz at Lincoln Center (Author), Wynton Marsalis (Narrator)

Raising Eyebrows: Your Personal Guide to Fabulous Brows

Cameron Tuttle

Raising Eyebrows: Your Personal Guide to Fabulous Brows

Raising Eyebrows: Your Personal Guide to Fabulous Brows

Together We Are One: Honoring Our Diversity, Celebrating Our Connection

Thich Nhat Hanh

Based on four retreats that Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh led specifically for people of color, this book is for people of all colors, backgrounds, and experiences who have ever felt excluded or alienated, or anyone concerned with issues of social justice. Although Together We Are One is based on teachings given to Buddhist practitioners of color, readers of all backgrounds and walks of life will... read more

Based on four retreats that Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh led specifically for people of color, this book is for people of all colors, backgrounds, and experiences who have ever felt excluded or alienated, or anyone concerned with issues of social justice. Although Together We Are One is based on teachings given to Buddhist practitioners of color, readers of all backgrounds and walks of life will... read more

St. Regis The Bloody Mary

product is in excellent condition no writing in it, the cover looks very good.

product is in excellent condition no writing in it, the cover looks very good.

Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child

Thich Nhat Hanh

Based on Dharma talks by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and insights from participants in retreats for healing the inner child, this book is an exciting contribution to the growing trend of using Buddhist practices to encourage mental health and wellness. Reconciliation focuses on the theme of mindful awareness of our emotions and healing our relationships, as well as meditations and exercises to ... read more

Based on Dharma talks by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and insights from participants in retreats for healing the inner child, this book is an exciting contribution to the growing trend of using Buddhist practices to encourage mental health and wellness. Reconciliation focuses on the theme of mindful awareness of our emotions and healing our relationships, as well as meditations and exercises to ... read more

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