Michael Sanders

Michael Sanders - Editor

Montcléra, France

After 10 years editing at Simon & Schuster, I wrote 5 of my own books, 3 published by HarperCollins. I know my craft and publishing.

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Overview

I started out as a nonfiction editor at Simon & Schuster in NYC before morphing into a writer as well. Today I do a mix of projects, with a preference for long term collaborative editing, and work with a team to provide all services from interior and cover design through upload and print distribution, even publicity.

I have worked with C-suite execs in a hurry to get their thought leadership books out to the world through a traditional publisher, and also with individuals who will likely only publish one or two books ever, a self-published memoir or personal story intended for family and friends. To all clients I bring the same intensity and knowledge, particularly trying to respect the golden rule of editing: First, do no harm. It is YOUR book, YOUR ideas, YOUR words, and my job is to help you put your best out there while changing the least to do so.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Technology
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime

Work experience

Book Editor

Self-employed
January, 2008 – Present (about 15 years)

Historical fiction, autobiographical nonfiction, business innovation, mystery--these are just a few genres in which I have worked long-term with a variety of authors published by mainstream houses like St. Martin's Press and Chelsea Green and self-published as well.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Co-Create: How Your Business Will Profit from Innovative and Strategic Collaboration

David Nour

What if your customers had a vested interest in guiding your company toward greater success? What if your employees had a personal as well as professional commitment to elevating your organization? Imagine how different your results would be if investors, vendors, and even analysts treasured the relationship they have built with you?Most important . . . is your company capable of setting aside... read more

What if your customers had a vested interest in guiding your company toward greater success? What if your employees had a personal as well as professional commitment to elevating your organization? Imagine how different your results would be if investors, vendors, and even analysts treasured the relationship they have built with you?Most important . . . is your company capable of setting aside... read more

Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter

David Buchanan

Taste, Memory traces the experiences of modern-day explorers who rediscover culturally rich forgotten foods and return them to our tables for all to experience and savor. In Taste, Memory author David Buchanan explores questions fundamental to the future of food and farming. How can we strike a balance between preserving the past, maintaining valuable agricultural and culinary traditions, and ... read more

Taste, Memory traces the experiences of modern-day explorers who rediscover culturally rich forgotten foods and return them to our tables for all to experience and savor. In Taste, Memory author David Buchanan explores questions fundamental to the future of food and farming. How can we strike a balance between preserving the past, maintaining valuable agricultural and culinary traditions, and ... read more

Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard

Matthew Langdon Cost

Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard is a historical novel about one of that war’s genuine heroes, a college professor with no formal military training who, together with a small company of men, turned the tide of the battle and the war with a bayonet charge at Gettysburg. This was not the end of his exploits, however, and by war’s end, he was so respected that Ulysses S. Gran... read more

Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard is a historical novel about one of that war’s genuine heroes, a college professor with no formal military training who, together with a small company of men, turned the tide of the battle and the war with a bayonet charge at Gettysburg. This was not the end of his exploits, however, and by war’s end, he was so respected that Ulysses S. Gran... read more

Fresh from Maine: Recipes and Stories from the State's Best Chefs, 2nd Edition

Michael S. Sanders

In the 2nd edition of Fresh From Maine, author Michael Sanders takes you deep into the world of 25 Maine chefs, their stories, challenges, secrets, and triumphs. More than 80 recipes, nearly half of them new to this edition and all brought to life by Maine photographer Russell French, capture the true bounty of this land and its waters. Each chefs cuisine is very much his own, but they share o... read more

In the 2nd edition of Fresh From Maine, author Michael Sanders takes you deep into the world of 25 Maine chefs, their stories, challenges, secrets, and triumphs. More than 80 recipes, nearly half of them new to this edition and all brought to life by Maine photographer Russell French, capture the true bounty of this land and its waters. Each chefs cuisine is very much his own, but they share o... read more

The Genomic Kitchen: Your Guide To Understanding And Using The Food-Gene Connection For A Lifetime Of Health

Amanda Archibald

The Genomic Kitchen is a system of cooking and eating that directly connects the food you eat with the behavior of your genes. Flexible to your needs, it's easy to follow framework helps you choose, prepare and understand the ingredients that will help you achieve your health goals – whether that means managing your weight, having more energy, aging gracefully or simply living your healthiest ... read more

The Genomic Kitchen is a system of cooking and eating that directly connects the food you eat with the behavior of your genes. Flexible to your needs, it's easy to follow framework helps you choose, prepare and understand the ingredients that will help you achieve your health goals – whether that means managing your weight, having more energy, aging gracefully or simply living your healthiest ... read more

From Here, You Can't See Paris: Seasons of a French Village and Its Restaurant

Michael S. Sanders

From Here,You Can't See Paris is a sweet, leisurely exploration of the life of Les Arques (population 159), a hilltop village in a remote corner of France untouched by the modern era. It is a story of a dying village's struggle to survive, of a dead artist whose legacy began its rebirth, and of chef Jacques Ratier and his wife, Noëlle, whose bustling restaurant - the village's sole business - ... read more

From Here,You Can't See Paris is a sweet, leisurely exploration of the life of Les Arques (population 159), a hilltop village in a remote corner of France untouched by the modern era. It is a story of a dying village's struggle to survive, of a dead artist whose legacy began its rebirth, and of chef Jacques Ratier and his wife, Noëlle, whose bustling restaurant - the village's sole business - ... read more

I am Cuba

Matthew Langdon Cost

Who was Fidel Castro? In the summer of 1958, 300 bearded revolutionaries, led by a 30-year-old lawyer named Fidel, turned the tides of war in Cuba by defeating 12,000 soldiers in combat. How was this possible?If you want to understand Cuba of the last 60 years, you must first understand who Fidel Castro was, and the events of the Cuban Revolution of 1953 to 1959.The revolution began in 1953 wi... read more

Who was Fidel Castro? In the summer of 1958, 300 bearded revolutionaries, led by a 30-year-old lawyer named Fidel, turned the tides of war in Cuba by defeating 12,000 soldiers in combat. How was this possible?If you want to understand Cuba of the last 60 years, you must first understand who Fidel Castro was, and the events of the Cuban Revolution of 1953 to 1959.The revolution began in 1953 wi... read more

Mainely Fear

Matthew Langdon Cost

Work of fiction by Maine author M. Langdon Cost.

Work of fiction by Maine author M. Langdon Cost.

Mainely Power

M. Langdon Cost

Big money run the state of Maine, colliding with the interests of many of its citizens; corporate groups vie with environmental groups. Mainely Power traces what happens when these interests come into conflict over a nuclear power plant.

Big money run the state of Maine, colliding with the interests of many of its citizens; corporate groups vie with environmental groups. Mainely Power traces what happens when these interests come into conflict over a nuclear power plant.

The Making of a Cop

Harvey Rachlin

Following 860 men and women through a typical training regimen in the New York City Police Academy and then into the streets of New York, the author reveals how young civilians are transformed into street-smart fighters

Following 860 men and women through a typical training regimen in the New York City Police Academy and then into the streets of New York, the author reveals how young civilians are transformed into street-smart fighters

Shut Up and Let the Lady Teach: A Teacher's Year in a Public School

Emily Sachar

The author relates her struggle as a teacher in a New York City school and her battles against bureaucracy and functionally illiterate students

The author relates her struggle as a teacher in a New York City school and her battles against bureaucracy and functionally illiterate students

Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3

Clive Barker

Rediscover the true meaning of fear in this collection of horror stories from New York Times bestselling author Clive Barker.“The most provocative tales of terror ever published.”—The Washington PostEverybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red...With the publication of Books of Blood, Clive Barker became an overnight literary sensation. His tour de force collection of brillia... read more

Rediscover the true meaning of fear in this collection of horror stories from New York Times bestselling author Clive Barker.“The most provocative tales of terror ever published.”—The Washington PostEverybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red...With the publication of Books of Blood, Clive Barker became an overnight literary sensation. His tour de force collection of brillia... read more

The Yard: Building a Destroyer at the Bath Iron Works

Michael S. Sanders

For a century, the Bath Iron Works has been building some of the finest, dealiest ships in the U.S. Navy. But now the Maine shipyard is facing mounting competition and a pressing need to modernize, especially in the way it launches ships. No more will the great gray leviathans roar down the "ways" -- the traditional inclined ramp -- into the Kennebec River; this ancient technology will give wa... read more

For a century, the Bath Iron Works has been building some of the finest, dealiest ships in the U.S. Navy. But now the Maine shipyard is facing mounting competition and a pressing need to modernize, especially in the way it launches ships. No more will the great gray leviathans roar down the "ways" -- the traditional inclined ramp -- into the Kennebec River; this ancient technology will give wa... read more

Michael has 13 reviews

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Tawia Ansah
Excellent and super helpful.

Tawia Ansah, May 2022


Thomas Neviaser
Michael's in depth evaluation of my manuscript was performed over a 2 week period and returned to me quickly. Although there were some errors of mine missed as well as just a small number errors on his part, the overall job was good to excellent. I would not hesitate hiring him again.

Thomas Neviaser, March 2022


Osman Guner
I was lucky to have Michael Sanders help me with my first manuscript. I will work with him in my future projects as well.

Osman Guner, February 2022


Osman Guner
Very punctual. Full service. Looking forward to our collaboration to further the project.

Osman Guner, December 2021


Joshua Crosson
So happy I hired Michael! He gave me valuable tips and feedback! Next project I'm taking straight to Michael!

Joshua Crosson, October 2021

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