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Maria Auperin

Maria Auperin - Editor

Arlington, MA, United States

Non-fiction editor in multiple genres.

Overview

I am passionate about helping writers craft their best stories. With over a decade of experience in traditional publishing and tech companies, I've created, developed, and edited many different stories in various mediums. I have a keen eye and ear for what resonates.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Entertainment Health & wellbeing History Parenting & Families Politics & Current Affairs Self-help & Self-improvement Travel True Crime

Certifications

  • Inbound Certified, Hubspot
  • Copyediting, Publishing Program, Ryerson University, Toronto

Work experience

Editor

Maria Auperin is self-employed

July, 2015 – Present (over 1 year)

I make stories shine. From abstract concept to final product, I help writers and companies create the best possible content.

Marketing Manager

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

February, 2011 – June, 2015 (over 4 years)

Created and executed B2B marketing and content strategy and activities for the Banking segment’s
SaaS enterprise solutions and products, with annual revenues of $64 million

Freelance Editor

Various

August, 2008 – August, 2009 (about 1 year)

Assistant Editor

Free Press, imprint of Simon & Schuster

January, 2006 – April, 2008 (about 2 years)

Editor and project manager for literary and business imprint of major New York publishing house. Managed award-winning acquired books from proposal to publication.

Literary Agent's Assistant

Trident Media Group

February, 2005 – January, 2006 (11 months)

Assistant to the agent for Marilynne Robinson, Michael Ondaatje, Russell Banks, Louis Sachar, and many other award-winning authors.

Editor

Insomniac Press

July, 2004 – January, 2005 (7 months)

Editor for small, independent publisher in Toronto.

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq

Michael Scheuer

When Michael Scheuer first questioned the goals of the Iraq War in his 2004 bestseller Imperial Hubris, policymakers and ordinary citizens alike stood up and took notice. Now, Scheuer offers a scathing and frightening look at how the Iraq War has been a huge setback to America's War on Terror, making our enemy stronger and altering the geopolitical landscape in ways that are profoundly harmful... read more

When Michael Scheuer first questioned the goals of the Iraq War in his 2004 bestseller Imperial Hubris, policymakers and ordinary citizens alike stood up and took notice. Now, Scheuer offers a scathing and frightening look at how the Iraq War has been a huge setback to America's War on Terror, making our enemy stronger and altering the geopolitical landscape in ways that are profoundly harmful... read more

YOU: The Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment

Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz

America’s doctors, Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen, show you how to become your own medical detective and get the best health care possible.Everyone needs to become a smart patient. In fact, in the worst cases, your life may even depend on it. Number one bestselling authors and doctors Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz have written this indispensable handbook to help everyone to get the best health care ... read more

America’s doctors, Mehmet Oz and Mike Roizen, show you how to become your own medical detective and get the best health care possible.Everyone needs to become a smart patient. In fact, in the worst cases, your life may even depend on it. Number one bestselling authors and doctors Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz have written this indispensable handbook to help everyone to get the best health care ... read more

Fiber35 Diet by Watson, Brenda [Hardcover]

Brenda.. Watson

Fiber35 DietWatson, Brenda

Fiber35 DietWatson, Brenda

You: Staying Young

michael/oz, Mehmet Roizen

Most of us believe that once we reach 40 or so, we begin the slow and steady decline of our minds and bodies. But according to Drs. Roizen and Oz, aging isn't a decline of our systems--the very biological processes that age us are actually designed to help us when we're younger. At the core of the book are the Major Agers, fourteen biological processes that control your aging. The doctors expl... read more

Most of us believe that once we reach 40 or so, we begin the slow and steady decline of our minds and bodies. But according to Drs. Roizen and Oz, aging isn't a decline of our systems--the very biological processes that age us are actually designed to help us when we're younger. At the core of the book are the Major Agers, fourteen biological processes that control your aging. The doctors expl... read more

Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out

Marci Shimoff

A BREAKTHROUGH APPROACH TO HAPPINESS What would it take to make you happy? A fulfilling career, a big bank account, or the perfect mate? What if it didn’t take anything to make you happy? What if you could experience happiness from the inside out—no matter what’s going on in your life? In Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, transformational expert Marci Shimoff off... read more

A BREAKTHROUGH APPROACH TO HAPPINESS What would it take to make you happy? A fulfilling career, a big bank account, or the perfect mate? What if it didn’t take anything to make you happy? What if you could experience happiness from the inside out—no matter what’s going on in your life? In Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, transformational expert Marci Shimoff off... read more

Death of a Dissident: The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB

Alex Goldfarb

The assassination of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander "Sasha" Litvinenko in November 2006 -- poisoned by the rare radioactive element polonium -- caused an international sensation. Within a few short weeks, the fit forty-three-year-old lay gaunt, bald, and dying in a hospital, the victim of a "tiny nuclear bomb." Suspicions swirled around Russia's FSB, the successor to the KGB, an... read more

The assassination of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander "Sasha" Litvinenko in November 2006 -- poisoned by the rare radioactive element polonium -- caused an international sensation. Within a few short weeks, the fit forty-three-year-old lay gaunt, bald, and dying in a hospital, the victim of a "tiny nuclear bomb." Suspicions swirled around Russia's FSB, the successor to the KGB, an... read more

The Lover's Tongue: A Merry Romp Through the Language of Love and Sex

Mark Morton

This delightful book includes over 100 mini-essays explaining the origins and historical development of words in our language that pertain to love and sex. Do you know, for example, what a 78 is? Here's a hint: like the old 78 rpm records, the term refers to a man who is ... well, on the fast side! Diligently researched, The Lover's Tongue is written in a light-hearted style. A dictionary of a... read more

This delightful book includes over 100 mini-essays explaining the origins and historical development of words in our language that pertain to love and sex. Do you know, for example, what a 78 is? Here's a hint: like the old 78 rpm records, the term refers to a man who is ... well, on the fast side! Diligently researched, The Lover's Tongue is written in a light-hearted style. A dictionary of a... read more

Amuse Bouche

Anthony Bidulka

Flight of Aquavit: A Russell Quant Mystery (Russell Quant Mysteries)

Anthony Bidulka

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award At the dead end of a desolate country road, a late night meeting suddenly becomes an ambush. Gay private detective Russell Quant is faced with personal threats he can't ignore, a friend who may be a foe, and a cagey client with a treacherous monkey on his back. As Quant trails a menacing blackmailer known only as Loverboy, he finds himself immersed in the mi... read more

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award At the dead end of a desolate country road, a late night meeting suddenly becomes an ambush. Gay private detective Russell Quant is faced with personal threats he can't ignore, a friend who may be a foe, and a cagey client with a treacherous monkey on his back. As Quant trails a menacing blackmailer known only as Loverboy, he finds himself immersed in the mi... read more

Lester Leaps In: The Life and Times of Lester 'Pres' Young

Douglas Henry Daniels

The Life and Times of Lester "Pres" YoungThe acclaimed biography of the legendary tenor saxophonist"Lester Leaps In jumps off the page with authenticity and insight. The Prez was an amazing creator with a uniquely wicked sense of humor, and this book captures it all." —Quincy Jones"Twenty years in the making, this is the most thorough and penetrating book on the President of the Tenor Saxophon... read more

The Life and Times of Lester "Pres" YoungThe acclaimed biography of the legendary tenor saxophonist"Lester Leaps In jumps off the page with authenticity and insight. The Prez was an amazing creator with a uniquely wicked sense of humor, and this book captures it all." —Quincy Jones"Twenty years in the making, this is the most thorough and penetrating book on the President of the Tenor Saxophon... read more

Dreamwork Uncovered

Marina Quattrocchi

Everyone has the innate ability to understand their dreams. We dream to gain the insight and awareness needed to work through issues, fears, challenges and personal demons, to understand our destiny, and to receive daily guidance in fulfilling our unique roles in life. This book gives readers the tools to begin journalling dreams, becoming aware of common symbols, understanding the meaning of ... read more

Everyone has the innate ability to understand their dreams. We dream to gain the insight and awareness needed to work through issues, fears, challenges and personal demons, to understand our destiny, and to receive daily guidance in fulfilling our unique roles in life. This book gives readers the tools to begin journalling dreams, becoming aware of common symbols, understanding the meaning of ... read more

A Year in the Life

Michelle Wright

A candid, day-by-day account of Michelle Wright's personal thoughts and experiences during 2004, A Year in the Life of Michelle Wright is a catalog of her struggles and triumphs, both public and personal, as she tries to reconcile the demands of being a celebrity with the responsibilities of her private life.

A candid, day-by-day account of Michelle Wright's personal thoughts and experiences during 2004, A Year in the Life of Michelle Wright is a catalog of her struggles and triumphs, both public and personal, as she tries to reconcile the demands of being a celebrity with the responsibilities of her private life.

The Detox Strategy 293 Pages

Taken from the Amazon detail page: Regardless of where and how you live, your body is harboring dozens if not hundreds of toxins that could be sabotaging your health. Low on energy? Dealing with chronic illness? Having trouble losing weight? Toxins might be to blame. From your mattress to your toothpaste to your nonstick pans to the food you eat and the (bottled) water you drink -- every day y... read more

Taken from the Amazon detail page: Regardless of where and how you live, your body is harboring dozens if not hundreds of toxins that could be sabotaging your health. Low on energy? Dealing with chronic illness? Having trouble losing weight? Toxins might be to blame. From your mattress to your toothpaste to your nonstick pans to the food you eat and the (bottled) water you drink -- every day y... read more

Atomic America: How a Deadly Explosion and a Feared Admiral Changed the Course of Nuclear History

Todd Tucker

On January 3, 1961, nuclear reactor SL-1 exploded in rural Idaho, spreading radioactive contamination over thousands of acres and killing three men: John Byrnes, Richard McKinley, and Richard Legg. The Army blamed "human error" and a sordid love triangle. Though it has been overshadowed by the accident at Three Mile Island, SL-1 is the only fatal nuclear reactor incident in American history, a... read more

On January 3, 1961, nuclear reactor SL-1 exploded in rural Idaho, spreading radioactive contamination over thousands of acres and killing three men: John Byrnes, Richard McKinley, and Richard Legg. The Army blamed "human error" and a sordid love triangle. Though it has been overshadowed by the accident at Three Mile Island, SL-1 is the only fatal nuclear reactor incident in American history, a... read more

The Williams-Sonoma Cookbook: The Essential Recipe Collection for Today's Home Cook

Williams-Sonoma

Williams-Sonoma has compiled over 370 of the best recipes and 200 photographs from the top selling Williams-Sonoma Collection to create the ultimate cookbook.Cooking today is multidimensional: it's about creating soul-warming comfort food for friends and family; making healthy, flavorful meals in a limited amount of time; inviting the flavors of ethnic cuisines into our kitchens; and preparing... read more

Williams-Sonoma has compiled over 370 of the best recipes and 200 photographs from the top selling Williams-Sonoma Collection to create the ultimate cookbook.Cooking today is multidimensional: it's about creating soul-warming comfort food for friends and family; making healthy, flavorful meals in a limited amount of time; inviting the flavors of ethnic cuisines into our kitchens; and preparing... read more

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