I have worked with a number of publishers and with authors directly. One of the publishers is Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.. I have worked as a developmental editor on the following Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. non-fiction political/current events titles:
"The Critical Few" by Jon Katzenbach, founder of the Katzenbach Center at Strategy&, PricewaterhouseCooper's strategy consulting business
"Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry - A Leadership Journey through Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness" by Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell
"The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman" second edition by John Perkins (New York Times bestseller)
"Locked Down, Locked Out" by Maya Schenwar
"Money is Not Speech" by Derek Cressman
"Intelligent Disobedience" by Ira Chaleff
“Collaborating with the Enemy” by Adam Kahane
“The Gift of Anger” by Joe Solmonese
I have also worked with other publishing houses as a ghost editor and ghost writer in both fiction and non-fiction genres. One of the publishing houses is Media City Books. I have ghost-edited a dozen manuscripts and ghostwritten a book for them.
Overall, I have worked on over 50 book projects. Many of the projects involved non-disclosure agreements. However, some of the published titles that I have permission to mention or received editing credit include:
“The Great Awakening: From Ordinary to Extraordinary,” which is a self-help book that provides knowledge and tools to experience success and "Breaking Shackles: The African-American Male Manifesto." Another self-help book that I edited is entitled "X, Z or Y - Which One Am I?" - a Personal Development and Self-Empowerment Program designed for teenagers and adults in their lives.
I’ve also edited several fiction manuscripts from authors on freelance websites including: “Guest Bed,” "The Appointment," “Though the Mountains May Fall” and “Withering Storms: Tears from a Black Family’s Burden” (Parts I and II).
Additionally, I have edited company, sector-related and academic reports and can easily transfer my skills to different professional products depending on your needs.
In terms of freelance writing, I have ghostwritten nearly a dozen history books for independent clients that focus on various empires and different cultures throughout history including: the Mayans, the Aztecs, the Hittites, the Sumerians, the Ottoman Empire, the Roman Empire, the Vikings, the Founding Fathers, FDR and other notable figures like crime boss Pablo Escobar. Additionally, I have ghostwritten several romance novellas.
Finally, I am also a published author under my own name. In 2014, the book "Putin's Putches: Ukraine and the Near-Abroad Crisis" was published by Mango Media.
Is Putin preparing to declare war on Ukraine?The crisis began with the impeachment of the pro-Russian Ukrainian President who opposed the economic integration with the EU. Since then, polarizing hostility has continued to grow in what Putin calls the ‘near-abroad.’ The most recent development of the crisis became front page news on July 17, when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, carrying 298 peopl... read more
Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family's experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very things that might enable people to build bette... read more
Shocking Bestseller: The original version of this astonishing tell-all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages. New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins's classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, hom... read more
When It's Smart to Say NoNearly every week we read about a tragedy or scandal that could have been prevented if individuals had said no to ill-advised or illegitimate orders. In this timely book, Ira Chaleff explores when and how to disobey inappropriate orders, reduce unacceptable risk, and find better ways to achieve legitimate goals.The inspiration for the book, and its title, comes from th... read more
Under Joe Solmonese's leadership, the Human Rights Campaign became the model other organizations look toward to create effective social and political change. Against daunting odds, HRC was instrumental in passing landmark national legislation such as the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act; repealing “Don't Ask, Don't Tell”; and passing marriage equality acts in eig... read more
Special-interest money is destroying our democratic process. But now that the Citizens United decision has thrown out campaign spending limits as abridgments of free speech, Americans want to know what they can do about it. Derek Cressman gives us the tools, both intellectual and tactical, to fight back. There's nothing inherently unconstitutional in limiting the amount of speech, Cressman ins... read more
Collaboration is increasingly difficult and increasingly necessary Often, to get something done that really matters to us, we need to work with people we don't agree with or like or trust. Adam Kahane has faced this challenge many times, working on big issues like democracy and jobs and climate change and on everyday issues in organizations and families. He has learned that our conventional un... read more
Author Luke P. Narlee returns with another wild and unpredictable tale about the human condition, only this time it's on a much larger scale. Depression has swept across the nation since the initiation of the lockdown. The public has been systematically deprived of anything that brings them entertainment, evokes or allows them to express emotion. When an utterly hopeless Jacob Johansen receive... read more
African-American history is intertwined into the greater context of American history. To understand contemporary race relations in the United States of America, one must understand its past. Breaking Shackles! The African-American Male Manifesto by Dr. Morris B. Clarington is a seminal work on comprehending the nature of race, prejudice, and discrimination. This book follows the long and turbu... read more
In a global survey by the Katzenbach Center, 80 percent of respondents believed that their organization must evolve to succeed. But a full quarter of them reported that a change effort at their organization had resulted in no visible results. Why? The fate of any change effort depends on whether and how leaders engage their culture: the self-sustaining patterns of behaving, feeling, thinking, ... read more
From purchasing pay-per-view pornography to smoking pot, many so-called Muslim terrorists prove by their actions that they aren't motivated by devotion to religion, Leena Al Olaimy argues. So why do they really turn to violence, and what does that tell us about the most effective way to combat terrorism? Al Olaimy sets the stage by providing a quick, thoughtful grounding in the birth of Islam ... read more
Journey through hope, despair, and forgivenessLeaders cannot predict the complex challenges they are called on to face. Veteran consultants Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell show that Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an invaluable tool to build resilience.AI is a widely used change approach that emphasizes identifying what's working well in a system. Leaders can use AI to increase their abili... read more
Atlantis Reigns Supreme… For Now.Once, a great nation arrogantly challenged the rule of Atlantis. Decades later, the earth still bears the scorched remains of their folly, and the world rests in submission. Atlantis watches from afar, content to let the local governments rule themselves, its deadly might a threat to every nation. The city of Tag Tamar sits poised to take its place in history a... read more
In this highly engaging debut novel, Luke P. Narlee intricately weaves romance, mystery, and psychological suspense as a marriage in trouble opens the door to temptation and turmoil.Ron’s day is off to a bad start. Blinded by frustration after another argument with his wife, and heartbroken that his marriage may be over, he accidentally crashes his car on his way to work. Dazed, he takes the t... read more
Journey with Dr. Clarington down the road of enlightenment. His book “The Great Awakening! From Ordinary to Extraordinary” will inspire and challenge readers. This book provides readers with the knowledge and tools to experience success. Discover for yourself the benefits of principle-centered living. Dr. Clarington’s approach to success is simple, but demands commitment and discipline. His pr... read more
When Gonzo, a young and inexperienced Mexican businessman, comes up with a half-baked business plan to export Mexican tap water to the USA and sell it as a laxative, hilarity ensues. Will democratically enacted U.S. regulations help prevent a disastrous race to the bottom? Or can Gonzo and his lawyers sidestep and stumble their way through the U.S. regulatory system? After they implement their... read more
Each of us plays a central role in the wealth of our lives beyond the money we make. Everything we do daily weaves our lives as golden threads into humanity’s story.At work, you exchange your vast potential, your time, talents, and intellect for another type of currency, money, one of the strongest motivators for humans.There is space for this exchange to occur in the office using the aspects ... read more
In Anno Domini 1532 a Spanish expedition landed in what is now Peru and destroyed the Tawantinsuyu, the Inka Empire.Nearly five hundred years later an American boy and an Inka boy made contact across time through a phenomenon theological to the Inka and biological to the American, and information was passed both ways. They each in their time and way arrived at the same goal. The American would... read more
In her powerful new book, Melina Farahmand weaves the lessons she’s learned from life into a revitalizing opening of spirit. This opening asks us to think about the critical questions and answers near our hearts. What lies within you? Can you change your thinking? Is change even possible? Packed with relatable stories, powerful quotes and laced with a more profound way of thinking, Meli’s book... read more
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Editor. 10+ years publishing industry experience including at Penguin Random House. Loves working with all authors across genres and styles
Experienced editor of NY and small press books, specializing in speculative/sci-fi, crime/mystery, historical fiction, and select NF.