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Maggie Lyons

Maggie Lyons - Editor

Virginia

Copyeditor/line editor. My goal is to clarify your message for the maximum benefit of your readers.

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Thoughtful copyediting and proofreading for all who seek to improve the quality of their writing. My goal is to ensure that none of your words can be misunderstood.

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Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics History Law Politics & Current Affairs Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • BA (University of Wales): French (German, music, secondary subjects)  
  • MA (American University): Public Communications

Portfolio (13 selected works)

American Tax Resisters

Romain D. Huret

"The American taxpayer"--angered by government waste and satisfied only with spending cuts--has preoccupied elected officials and political commentators since the Reagan Revolution. But resistance to progressive taxation has older, deeper roots. American Tax Resisters presents the full history of the American anti-tax movement that has defended the pursuit of limited taxes on wealth and battle... read more

"The American taxpayer"--angered by government waste and satisfied only with spending cuts--has preoccupied elected officials and political commentators since the Reagan Revolution. But resistance to progressive taxation has older, deeper roots. American Tax Resisters presents the full history of the American anti-tax movement that has defended the pursuit of limited taxes on wealth and battle... read more

Metaphor

Denis Donoghue

Denis Donoghue turns his attention to the practice of metaphor and to its lesser cousins, simile, metonym, and synecdoche. Metaphor ("a carrying or bearing across") supposes that an ordinary word could have been used in a statement but hasn't been. Instead, something else, something unexpected, appears. The point of a metaphor is to enrich the reader's experience by bringing different associat... read more

Denis Donoghue turns his attention to the practice of metaphor and to its lesser cousins, simile, metonym, and synecdoche. Metaphor ("a carrying or bearing across") supposes that an ordinary word could have been used in a statement but hasn't been. Instead, something else, something unexpected, appears. The point of a metaphor is to enrich the reader's experience by bringing different associat... read more

After Demosthenes: The Politics of Early Hellenistic Athens

Andrew J. Bayliss

This volume challenges preconceptions of Athenian politics and history. It sets out to demonstrate that the widely received view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders were radically different from their Classical counterparts is fundamentally flawed. Through a re-examination of the internal politics of Hellenistic Athens, both in terms of its key institutions and its political lead... read more

This volume challenges preconceptions of Athenian politics and history. It sets out to demonstrate that the widely received view that Hellenistic Athens and her political leaders were radically different from their Classical counterparts is fundamentally flawed. Through a re-examination of the internal politics of Hellenistic Athens, both in terms of its key institutions and its political lead... read more

Martyrdom: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)

Paul Middleton

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Heroes of Olympus

Philip Freeman

Accessible, fast-paced retellings of the most important classical Greek and Roman myths, adapted for middle graders.Ancient myths continue to have modern relevance—for thousands of years they have been the basis for plays, operas, paintings, and movies. And in these retellings from acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, classic tales from Greek and Roman mythology find new life and inspi... read more

Accessible, fast-paced retellings of the most important classical Greek and Roman myths, adapted for middle graders.Ancient myths continue to have modern relevance—for thousands of years they have been the basis for plays, operas, paintings, and movies. And in these retellings from acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, classic tales from Greek and Roman mythology find new life and inspi... read more

The Continuum Companion to Philosophy of Mind (Continuum Companions)

<div>From new questions concerning qualia, representation, embodiment and cognition to fresh thinking about the long-standing problems of physicalism, dualism, personal identity and mental causation, this book is an authoritative guide to the latest research in the Philosophy of Mind. Across thirteen entries, experts in the field explore the current thinking in one of the most active areas of ... read more

<div>From new questions concerning qualia, representation, embodiment and cognition to fresh thinking about the long-standing problems of physicalism, dualism, personal identity and mental causation, this book is an authoritative guide to the latest research in the Philosophy of Mind. Across thirteen entries, experts in the field explore the current thinking in one of the most active areas of ... read more

What the Best Law Teachers Do

Michael Hunter Schwartz, Gerald F. Hess, Sophie M. Sparrow

What makes a great law professor? The first study of its kind, What the Best Law Teachers Do identifies the methods, strategies, and personal traits of professors whose students achieve exceptional learning. This pioneering book will be of interest to any instructor seeking concrete, proven techniques for helping students succeed. What the Best Law Teachers Do introduces readers to twenty-six ... read more

What makes a great law professor? The first study of its kind, What the Best Law Teachers Do identifies the methods, strategies, and personal traits of professors whose students achieve exceptional learning. This pioneering book will be of interest to any instructor seeking concrete, proven techniques for helping students succeed. What the Best Law Teachers Do introduces readers to twenty-six ... read more

The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History

Rian Thum

For 250 years, the Turkic Muslims of Altishahr—the vast desert region to the northwest of Tibet—have led an uneasy existence under Chinese rule. Today they call themselves Uyghurs, and they have cultivated a sense of history and identity that challenges Beijing’s official national narrative. Rian Thum argues that the roots of this history run deeper than recent conflicts, to a time when manusc... read more

For 250 years, the Turkic Muslims of Altishahr—the vast desert region to the northwest of Tibet—have led an uneasy existence under Chinese rule. Today they call themselves Uyghurs, and they have cultivated a sense of history and identity that challenges Beijing’s official national narrative. Rian Thum argues that the roots of this history run deeper than recent conflicts, to a time when manusc... read more

Cracking The Code: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Growing Your Business Through Mergers And Acquisitions For Pennies On The Dollar

John Bly

Mergers and Acquisitions can seem daunting to entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t have to be. Growth through M&A is a simple process that can yield huge rewards if the numbers work, if the company is a good match, and if you are willing to accept some risk. Perhaps the most important aspects of M&A are having the desire, strategy, and structure to make it happen – if you have that then you can take ... read more

Mergers and Acquisitions can seem daunting to entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t have to be. Growth through M&A is a simple process that can yield huge rewards if the numbers work, if the company is a good match, and if you are willing to accept some risk. Perhaps the most important aspects of M&A are having the desire, strategy, and structure to make it happen – if you have that then you can take ... read more

Get Your Financial Ducks in a Row

Gregory Gentry CEP RFC

Get Your Financial Ducks in a Row is informative estate planning 101, with a touch of humor that makes advanced estate planning techniques easy to understand. Mr. Gentry shares over thirty years of experience as an Estate Planner. Many of his actual case studies are outlined in each chapter that illustrates the most common problems individuals and families face today. He provides some of the b... read more

Get Your Financial Ducks in a Row is informative estate planning 101, with a touch of humor that makes advanced estate planning techniques easy to understand. Mr. Gentry shares over thirty years of experience as an Estate Planner. Many of his actual case studies are outlined in each chapter that illustrates the most common problems individuals and families face today. He provides some of the b... read more

Why Physician Home Loans Fail: How to Avoid the Land Mines for a Flawless Home Purchase

Josh Mettle

AT LAST—A NO B.S. GUIDE FOR PHYSICIANS. Look behind the curtains of MORTGAGE BANKING, discover the REAL LANDMINES and learn how to make a FLAWLESS HOME PURCHASE. In the post-meltdown world of mortgage banking, physicians face more challenges and have a higher rate of underwriter decline than any other professional client we advise. It’s shocking but true. Spend a few minutes in physician chat ... read more

AT LAST—A NO B.S. GUIDE FOR PHYSICIANS. Look behind the curtains of MORTGAGE BANKING, discover the REAL LANDMINES and learn how to make a FLAWLESS HOME PURCHASE. In the post-meltdown world of mortgage banking, physicians face more challenges and have a higher rate of underwriter decline than any other professional client we advise. It’s shocking but true. Spend a few minutes in physician chat ... read more

Demand Horizon: A Revolutionary Approach to Creating Great Products

Gerry Campbell

The rules of new product development have changed. The most fundamental nature of supply and demand has shifted and markets have undergone a reversal. Users are in control now, determining the success and failure of every company and product in the market. Companies that underestimate the implications of this shift are guaranteed to fail, wasting time and resources pursuing products the market... read more

The rules of new product development have changed. The most fundamental nature of supply and demand has shifted and markets have undergone a reversal. Users are in control now, determining the success and failure of every company and product in the market. Companies that underestimate the implications of this shift are guaranteed to fail, wasting time and resources pursuing products the market... read more

How To Grow Your Dental Practice In The New Economy: 5 Key Strategies to Predictable, Significant and Sustainable Results

John Cotton

WANT TO GROW YOUR PRACTICE IN THE NEW ECONOMY? Examine what you are doing today and diagnose the best treatment for your practice moving forward. You know the Great Recession created big problems for many dentists. It exposed dental practices to inefficient and ineffective processes, protocols and skills that suppressed production growth. The problem areas, primarily, are: No-shows and cancell... read more

WANT TO GROW YOUR PRACTICE IN THE NEW ECONOMY? Examine what you are doing today and diagnose the best treatment for your practice moving forward. You know the Great Recession created big problems for many dentists. It exposed dental practices to inefficient and ineffective processes, protocols and skills that suppressed production growth. The problem areas, primarily, are: No-shows and cancell... read more

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Sarah Korhnak

Maggie was great to work with. She worked very quickly, allowing me to finish my book ahead of schedule. I would definitely like to work with Maggie again.

Sarah Korhnak, November 2016

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