Leslie Bachman

Leslie Bachman - Editor

East Meadow, NY, USA

Veteran, still-passionate editor/proofreader of nonfiction and scholarly works. Emphasis on the social sciences and allied fields.

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Accomplished Editor/Proofreader specializing in the nonfiction and academic areas. More than 30 years' experience editing everything from professional journal articles and discussion papers to books and research reports. Emphasis on the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. A lifelong lover of language, I thrive on helping writers hone their craft.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Political Science & Current Affairs
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement
Writing & Publishing

Work experience

Freelance Editor/Proofreader

Self-employed
January, 2000 – Present (about 20 years)

Edit journal articles, books, working and discussion papers, policy briefs, monographs, research reports, dissertations and theses, and other material for academics, university presses, research institutes, nonprofit organizations, and educational websites.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap

Ross Rosenberg

The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap is a complete rewrite of Ross’s first book. Not only is the book re-written, re-organized, updated and expanded, it contains over 125 more pages than the original. Ross provides a more explicit rendering of The Human Magnet Syndrome, that includes new theories, explanations and concepts. The information on Gaslighting and The Narcissis... read more

The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap is a complete rewrite of Ross’s first book. Not only is the book re-written, re-organized, updated and expanded, it contains over 125 more pages than the original. Ross provides a more explicit rendering of The Human Magnet Syndrome, that includes new theories, explanations and concepts. The information on Gaslighting and The Narcissis... read more

Communitarian Foreign Policy: Amitai Etzioni's Vision

Nikolas K. Gvosdev

This volume establishes Amitai Etzioni's communitarian approach to international relations as a distinct school of American foreign policy thought. Nikolas K. Gvosdev systematically evaluates Etzioni's ideas, tracing their origins during the Cold War and their relevance to current challenges in Asia and the Middle East, and considering their strengths and weaknesses.Etzioni agrees with liberal... read more

This volume establishes Amitai Etzioni's communitarian approach to international relations as a distinct school of American foreign policy thought. Nikolas K. Gvosdev systematically evaluates Etzioni's ideas, tracing their origins during the Cold War and their relevance to current challenges in Asia and the Middle East, and considering their strengths and weaknesses.Etzioni agrees with liberal... read more

Writing Neoliberal Values: Rhetorical Connectivities and Globalized Capitalism (Rhetoric, Politics and Society)

Rachel C. Riedner

This book examines human-interest stories that circulate narratives about how markets, in alliance with nation-states, promote freedom and bring stability to previously marginalized people. It unpacks text samples which suggest racialized and gendered distribution of abandonment, violence, and death inherent to neoliberalism. Building on these brief moments, it examines whether it is possible ... read more

This book examines human-interest stories that circulate narratives about how markets, in alliance with nation-states, promote freedom and bring stability to previously marginalized people. It unpacks text samples which suggest racialized and gendered distribution of abandonment, violence, and death inherent to neoliberalism. Building on these brief moments, it examines whether it is possible ... read more

EMBRACE: A Revolutionary New Healthcare System for the Twenty-First Century

MD, Gilead Lancaster

EMBRACE (Expanding Medical and Behavioral Resources with Access to Care for Everyone) was conceived by healthcare professionals, not lawmakers, with an infrastructure designed to use modern innovations and technology to achieve effective and efficient healthcare. It is more than the health insurance reform of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). It is more than single-payer health insuranc... read more

EMBRACE (Expanding Medical and Behavioral Resources with Access to Care for Everyone) was conceived by healthcare professionals, not lawmakers, with an infrastructure designed to use modern innovations and technology to achieve effective and efficient healthcare. It is more than the health insurance reform of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). It is more than single-payer health insuranc... read more

Cultivating Joy in the kitchen: Plant Forward Recipes & Soulful Nourishment

Cathy Vogt

Despite the trendiness of cooking shows, few people actually cook their own meals. What’s the disconnect? In her years of working with various clients, author and chef Cathy Vogt has recognized several obstacles that keep people from getting started. This guide will empower you to make peace with the kitchen and bravely embark on your own cooking adventure to a healthier and more holistic life... read more

Despite the trendiness of cooking shows, few people actually cook their own meals. What’s the disconnect? In her years of working with various clients, author and chef Cathy Vogt has recognized several obstacles that keep people from getting started. This guide will empower you to make peace with the kitchen and bravely embark on your own cooking adventure to a healthier and more holistic life... read more

Your Journey to Success: How to Accept the Answers You Discover Along the Way

Kenny Weiss

This is a book for the person who is hungry for an answer. I know that feeling. I was stuck in it for years and as a Coach and Speaker, I have noticed there is a constant theme for us all. We have read all of the success books, we have gone to the seminars but when we go to execute their wonderful information a feeling comes up. We lay in bed and just don't "feel" like doing what they suggest ... read more

This is a book for the person who is hungry for an answer. I know that feeling. I was stuck in it for years and as a Coach and Speaker, I have noticed there is a constant theme for us all. We have read all of the success books, we have gone to the seminars but when we go to execute their wonderful information a feeling comes up. We lay in bed and just don't "feel" like doing what they suggest ... read more

Surveillance of Public Space: Cctv, Street Lighting and Crime Prevention (Crime Prevention Studies)

Kate Painter

An anthology presents 9 original studies that evaluate the uses of closed-circuit television (CCTV) and improvements to street lighting to help prevent crime in public spaces in the U.K. and elsewhere. Editors Kate Painter and Nick Tilley provide an introduction. The papers are: "Privatopia on Trial? Property Guardianship in the Suburbs" by Tim Hope; "A Review of Street Lighting Evaluations: C... read more

An anthology presents 9 original studies that evaluate the uses of closed-circuit television (CCTV) and improvements to street lighting to help prevent crime in public spaces in the U.K. and elsewhere. Editors Kate Painter and Nick Tilley provide an introduction. The papers are: "Privatopia on Trial? Property Guardianship in the Suburbs" by Tim Hope; "A Review of Street Lighting Evaluations: C... read more

Crime Control in Britain

Ronald V. Clarke, Derek B. Cornish

Crime Control in Britain presents the results of the major criminological research carried out over the last 25 years by the Home Office Research Unit, a multidisciplinary body of social scientists located in the central governmental department of Great Britain. Its contents consist of journal articles, extracts from monographs, and original papers, presented in the form of a reader which plac... read more

Crime Control in Britain presents the results of the major criminological research carried out over the last 25 years by the Home Office Research Unit, a multidisciplinary body of social scientists located in the central governmental department of Great Britain. Its contents consist of journal articles, extracts from monographs, and original papers, presented in the form of a reader which plac... read more

Ethical and Social Perspectives on Situational Crime Prevention

Andreas von Hirsch, David Garland, Alison Wakefield

Situational crime prevention has drawn increasing interest in recent years,yet the debate has looked mainly at whether it 'works' to prevent crime. This volume addresses the ethics of situational crime prevention and also examines the place of situational crime prevention within criminology. The contributors are twelve distinguished criminologists who together advance our understanding of the ... read more

Situational crime prevention has drawn increasing interest in recent years,yet the debate has looked mainly at whether it 'works' to prevent crime. This volume addresses the ethics of situational crime prevention and also examines the place of situational crime prevention within criminology. The contributors are twelve distinguished criminologists who together advance our understanding of the ... read more

Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose

J. Budziszewski

This monumental, line-by-line commentary makes Thomas Aquinas's classic Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose accessible to all readers. Budziszewski illuminates arguments that even specialists find challenging: What is happiness? Is it something that we have, feel, or do? Does it lie in such things as wealth, power, fame, having friends, or knowing God? Can it actually be attained? This ... read more

This monumental, line-by-line commentary makes Thomas Aquinas's classic Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose accessible to all readers. Budziszewski illuminates arguments that even specialists find challenging: What is happiness? Is it something that we have, feel, or do? Does it lie in such things as wealth, power, fame, having friends, or knowing God? Can it actually be attained? This ... read more

Society and Law

Karen E. Hayden

Society and Law addresses the social context of law, the legal structure, and the relationships between society and law. The goal of this text is to help undergraduate students gain an understanding of the significant role law plays in our everyday lives and in larger society. It covers emerging theories and ideas from innovative fields such as critical legal studies, feminist jurisprudence, c... read more

Society and Law addresses the social context of law, the legal structure, and the relationships between society and law. The goal of this text is to help undergraduate students gain an understanding of the significant role law plays in our everyday lives and in larger society. It covers emerging theories and ideas from innovative fields such as critical legal studies, feminist jurisprudence, c... read more

Producing Reproductive Rights: Determining Abortion Policy Worldwide

Udi Sommer, Aliza Forman-Rabinovici

With events and movements such as #MeToo, the Gender Equality UN Sustainable Development Goal, the Irish and Chilean abortion policy changes, and the worldwide Women's March movement, women's rights are at the top of the global public agenda. Yet, countries around the world continue to debate if and how women should have access to reproductive rights, and specifically abortion. This book provi... read more

With events and movements such as #MeToo, the Gender Equality UN Sustainable Development Goal, the Irish and Chilean abortion policy changes, and the worldwide Women's March movement, women's rights are at the top of the global public agenda. Yet, countries around the world continue to debate if and how women should have access to reproductive rights, and specifically abortion. This book provi... read more

How to Start Your Own Small Business: Choosing the Right Business Structure

Scott Dion

In "How to Start Your Own Small Business" author Scott Dion steps you through the ABC"s from picking a name to State Registration and all the considerations in between. Whether you are starting up your first business or have been in business for years you will find valuable information on the things you should know as a business owner. Reading your own Income Statements, Balance Sheets and oth... read more

In "How to Start Your Own Small Business" author Scott Dion steps you through the ABC"s from picking a name to State Registration and all the considerations in between. Whether you are starting up your first business or have been in business for years you will find valuable information on the things you should know as a business owner. Reading your own Income Statements, Balance Sheets and oth... read more

The Art of Economic Catch-Up: Barriers, Detours and Leapfrogging in Innovation Systems

Keun Lee

In his previous Schumpeter Prize-winning work, Lee analysed the 'middle-income trap', in which a developing country grows strongly only to plateau at a certain point. Yet certain developing countries, most significantly China, have managed to escape this trap. Building on the conception of the ladder from developing to developed countries being kicked way, this book suggests alternative ways, ... read more

In his previous Schumpeter Prize-winning work, Lee analysed the 'middle-income trap', in which a developing country grows strongly only to plateau at a certain point. Yet certain developing countries, most significantly China, have managed to escape this trap. Building on the conception of the ladder from developing to developed countries being kicked way, this book suggests alternative ways, ... read more

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Scott Dion
When I first got together with a copy editor I worried about butting heads over changes to my wording. But my fears were unfounded. Leslie's suggestions were spot on she made ideas I grappled with sound simple and to the point. Her work ethic is strong she kept the project on track with no gap in communication. I will work with her again and will recommend her to anyone needing such services.

Scott Dion, July 2019

Leslie Bachman
Scott was a pleasure to work with. His responses to queries were timely, which helped keep the project on schedule. He was appreciative of revisions and gracious about explaining those he felt were...
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