Maggie Lyons

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Callao, United States

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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.

Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
History
Nature
Philosophy
Politics & Current Affairs
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

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

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
July, 1980 – Present (over 38 years)

More than thirty years of editing experience in a broad range of professional fields. Focus on business, academic, and children's literature.

Portfolio (21 selected works)

Social Media Marketing: Emerging Concepts and Applications

Githa Heggde, G. Shainesh

This book focuses on the role of social media as the next major game-changer. Social media has emerged as the defining trend in the last decade and continues to restructure communication and interactions between individuals, communities, governments and businesses. Researchers and marketers are still struggling with the profound impact of rapidly evolving social media on viral user-generated c... read more

This book focuses on the role of social media as the next major game-changer. Social media has emerged as the defining trend in the last decade and continues to restructure communication and interactions between individuals, communities, governments and businesses. Researchers and marketers are still struggling with the profound impact of rapidly evolving social media on viral user-generated c... 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 ro... 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 ro... 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

Build It, Sell It, Profit: Taking Care Of Business Today To Get Top Dollar When You Retire

Allen Harris

Invest In Success Start Building Your Future NowMany business owners do not know what they need to doto prepare to sell their business. They think of their exitas something they’ll attend to someday, only to arrive at“someday” and discover that they can’t find any interestedbuyers and won’t be able to retire when they planned.Have you as a business owner ever asked yourself anyof these questio... read more

Invest In Success Start Building Your Future NowMany business owners do not know what they need to doto prepare to sell their business. They think of their exitas something they’ll attend to someday, only to arrive at“someday” and discover that they can’t find any interestedbuyers and won’t be able to retire when they planned.Have you as a business owner ever asked yourself anyof these questio... read more

Financial Detox: How To Steer Clear of Toxic Advice, Achieve Financial Independence, and Manage Your Wealth for Maximum Impact

Jason R. Labrum CFP® AIF®

Achieve Financial Peace Of Mind And Free Yourself From Financial ToxicityEnjoying a comfortable and well-deserved retirement can be an excitingthought, but the preparations are a lot of work―work that needed to startyesterday.Many people struggle with creating a financial plan and investingin the future, whether that means paying for the kids’ collegeor making plans for the golden years―and a ... read more

Achieve Financial Peace Of Mind And Free Yourself From Financial ToxicityEnjoying a comfortable and well-deserved retirement can be an excitingthought, but the preparations are a lot of work―work that needed to startyesterday.Many people struggle with creating a financial plan and investingin the future, whether that means paying for the kids’ collegeor making plans for the golden years―and a ... read more

Uncopyable: How To Create An Unfair Advantage Over Your Competition

Steve Miller

What separates average businesses from extraordinarily successful ones?Better product? Your competitor will rapidly reverse-engineer your “secretsauce” and get their “better-thanyours” version on the market fasterthan you can say “Usain Bolt.”Better customer service? All of your competitors say they provide thebest customer service. It’s a wishywashy phrase . . . a vague generalitymeaning noth... read more

What separates average businesses from extraordinarily successful ones?Better product? Your competitor will rapidly reverse-engineer your “secretsauce” and get their “better-thanyours” version on the market fasterthan you can say “Usain Bolt.”Better customer service? All of your competitors say they provide thebest customer service. It’s a wishywashy phrase . . . a vague generalitymeaning noth... read more

Lead With Balance: How To Master Work-Life Balance in an Imbalanced Culture

Donnie Hutchinson

Valuable Techniques to Living a Balanced LifeHas your “regular” workday started to last over nine hours? Have youbeen missing important family events to satisfy the boss? Are youregularly skipping healthy meals and trips to the gym just to squeezemore into your day? If so, you’re not the only one. Countless individualsstruggle with maintaining steady personal and work lives.In Lead with Balanc... read more

Valuable Techniques to Living a Balanced LifeHas your “regular” workday started to last over nine hours? Have youbeen missing important family events to satisfy the boss? Are youregularly skipping healthy meals and trips to the gym just to squeezemore into your day? If so, you’re not the only one. Countless individualsstruggle with maintaining steady personal and work lives.In Lead with Balanc... read more

Improve Your Smile Transform Your Life: A Guide To Orthodontics For Adults

Leslie Pitner DDS MS

Your Smile Can Change The World!Within everyone is a superpower that changes lives―that creates happiness,confidence, and even intelligence. That superpower? A smile.Smiling is crucial to psychological health, so it’s vital that you feel good aboutyour own teeth. In Improve Your Smile, Transform Your Life, Dr. Leslie Pitnerexplains the science behind our smiles and how orthodontic treatments c... read more

Your Smile Can Change The World!Within everyone is a superpower that changes lives―that creates happiness,confidence, and even intelligence. That superpower? A smile.Smiling is crucial to psychological health, so it’s vital that you feel good aboutyour own teeth. In Improve Your Smile, Transform Your Life, Dr. Leslie Pitnerexplains the science behind our smiles and how orthodontic treatments c... read more

ADitude: Using Data to Inspire Extraordinary AD Creative

Peter Daboll

At last, a book that puts ad creative in its proper place to drive brand success. ADitude empowers and advises advertisers and agencies to leverage the data to unleash creative power, impact brand performance, and out market the competition. Written by Peter Daboll, one of the leading minds in ad creative measurement, ADitude discusses how using data effectively throughout every stage of the c... read more

At last, a book that puts ad creative in its proper place to drive brand success. ADitude empowers and advises advertisers and agencies to leverage the data to unleash creative power, impact brand performance, and out market the competition. Written by Peter Daboll, one of the leading minds in ad creative measurement, ADitude discusses how using data effectively throughout every stage of the c... read more

Orchestrate Your Legacy: Advanced Tax & Legacy Planning Strategies

Bob Crosetto, Rick Bailey, Thomas Beno

When it comes to legacy planning, you have two choices: 1. The default plan the government currently has in place for you 2. The Plan you design Orchestrate Your Legacy will show you how a fine-tuned team of professionals can give you the clarity to: • Reduce your income and estate taxes • Safeguard and control your assets now and into the future • Protect your family, business and heirs for g... read more

When it comes to legacy planning, you have two choices: 1. The default plan the government currently has in place for you 2. The Plan you design Orchestrate Your Legacy will show you how a fine-tuned team of professionals can give you the clarity to: • Reduce your income and estate taxes • Safeguard and control your assets now and into the future • Protect your family, business and heirs for g... read more

How to Avoid a Fall from Grace: Legal Lessons for Directors

Sarah Bartholomeusz

Your GUIDEBOOK to NAVIGATING the MODERN CORPORATE WORLD As the leader of your company, you have a lot to worry about on a daily basis. The last thing you need to invest your time in is agonising over the complex legal issues that underpin your actions. In How to Avoid a Fall from Grace, Sarah Bartholomeusz offers legal advice gathered from more than a decade of working with Australian and inte... read more

Your GUIDEBOOK to NAVIGATING the MODERN CORPORATE WORLD As the leader of your company, you have a lot to worry about on a daily basis. The last thing you need to invest your time in is agonising over the complex legal issues that underpin your actions. In How to Avoid a Fall from Grace, Sarah Bartholomeusz offers legal advice gathered from more than a decade of working with Australian and inte... read more

Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way: What Life Underwater Taught Me About Inclusion

Deborah Cake Fortin, John Gregory Vincent

DISCOVER WHAT LIFE UNDERWATER CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT DIVERSITY INCLUSIONDeep beneath the ocean’s surface, submarines, hunks of metal shroudedin curiosity by those on land, are filled with a skillful crew responsible forits success. The efficiency of a strong submarine crew is the result of acommunity that makes acceptance of diversity and inclusion part of itsexpected norms. The strategies of a s... read more

DISCOVER WHAT LIFE UNDERWATER CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT DIVERSITY INCLUSIONDeep beneath the ocean’s surface, submarines, hunks of metal shroudedin curiosity by those on land, are filled with a skillful crew responsible forits success. The efficiency of a strong submarine crew is the result of acommunity that makes acceptance of diversity and inclusion part of itsexpected norms. The strategies of a s... read more

Smart Risk: Invest Like The Wealthy To Achieve A Work-Optional Life

Maili Wong CFA

Start Your Journey to A Work-Optional LifeInvesting is risky, and successful investors know what it means to take “smart risks.”In SMART RISK, leading wealth catalyst and portfolio manager Maili Wong sharesher techniques to help you build an investment strategy and roadmap leading to a work-optionallife―having the freedom to live the lifestyle you choose, regardless of marketconditions.Smart R... read more

Start Your Journey to A Work-Optional LifeInvesting is risky, and successful investors know what it means to take “smart risks.”In SMART RISK, leading wealth catalyst and portfolio manager Maili Wong sharesher techniques to help you build an investment strategy and roadmap leading to a work-optionallife―having the freedom to live the lifestyle you choose, regardless of marketconditions.Smart R... read more

Stress Teflon: It's Great Being You When Stress Doesn't Stick

Luke Mathers, Mick Zeljko

Harness Your Stress Into A Productive Strength!Do you struggle with stress? Let’s be honest, that’s most of us. Maybe you’ve even read articles on how to relieve your stress. But in STRESS TEFLON, Luke Mathers and Mick Zeljko explain that eliminating your stress is not the answer. Instead, you can utilise stress to get more out of life, becoming a better version of yourself.STRESS TEFLON will ... read more

Harness Your Stress Into A Productive Strength!Do you struggle with stress? Let’s be honest, that’s most of us. Maybe you’ve even read articles on how to relieve your stress. But in STRESS TEFLON, Luke Mathers and Mick Zeljko explain that eliminating your stress is not the answer. Instead, you can utilise stress to get more out of life, becoming a better version of yourself.STRESS TEFLON will ... read more

Boxing, the Gym, and Men: The Mark of the Fist (Cultural Sociology)

Jérôme Beauchez

This book explores the lived experiences of boxers in a French banlieue, largely populated by people from working-class and immigrant backgrounds. Jérôme Beauchez, who joined in the men’s daily workouts for many years, analyzes the act of boxing as a high-stakes confrontation that extends well beyond the walls of the gym. Exploring the physical and existential realities of combat, the author p... read more

This book explores the lived experiences of boxers in a French banlieue, largely populated by people from working-class and immigrant backgrounds. Jérôme Beauchez, who joined in the men’s daily workouts for many years, analyzes the act of boxing as a high-stakes confrontation that extends well beyond the walls of the gym. Exploring the physical and existential realities of combat, the author p... read more

Financial Crime in China: Developments, Sanctions, and the Systemic Spread of Corruption

Hongming Cheng

Given China's rapid development, many observers assert that world economic growth and key economic indicators are now depending on the country alone, including the prospects of the dollar, the Euro, oil prices, industrial commodities, global equity markets and bond prices. On the other hand, China faces a number of major social and economic challenges which could undermine future growth, such ... read more

Given China's rapid development, many observers assert that world economic growth and key economic indicators are now depending on the country alone, including the prospects of the dollar, the Euro, oil prices, industrial commodities, global equity markets and bond prices. On the other hand, China faces a number of major social and economic challenges which could undermine future growth, such ... read more

The Economics of Motorsports: The Case of Formula One

Paulo Mourão

This book, the first study of its kind, examines the economics behind motorsports, in particular Formula One. Chapters discuss the costs involved in Formula racing and how they are borne by teams, promoters and racers. The book also looks at how society, the public and the private sectors stand to benefit economically from the motorsport industry. Other issues like the economics of TV rights, ... read more

This book, the first study of its kind, examines the economics behind motorsports, in particular Formula One. Chapters discuss the costs involved in Formula racing and how they are borne by teams, promoters and racers. The book also looks at how society, the public and the private sectors stand to benefit economically from the motorsport industry. Other issues like the economics of TV rights, ... read more

American Tax Resisters

Romain D. Huret

American Tax Resisters gives a history of the anti-tax movement that, for the past 150 years, has pursued limited taxes on wealth and battled efforts to secure social justice through income redistribution. It explains how a once-marginal ideology became mainstream, elevating individual entrepreneurialism over sacrifice and solidarity.

American Tax Resisters gives a history of the anti-tax movement that, for the past 150 years, has pursued limited taxes on wealth and battled efforts to secure social justice through income redistribution. It explains how a once-marginal ideology became mainstream, elevating individual entrepreneurialism over sacrifice and solidarity.

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Carl Lackstrom

Maggie was very professional and did a great job editing my manuscript. She also did the work to meet my compressed time frame, which I greatly appreciated. I'd use Maggie again on future projects.

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Carl Lackstrom, March 2018


Margaret Tran

Very knowledgeable and on time.

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Margaret Tran, December 2017


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.

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Sarah Korhnak, November 2016

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