Michael Deneen

Michael Deneen - Editor

Denver, CO, USA

Copy editor, proofreader, and science geek, previously at Yale University Press and the National Academy of Sciences

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Overview

I provide copy editing and proofreading services for a variety of non-fiction genres, and have a special place in my heart for all things science! I hold a B.S. in biology from Georgetown University, and have 5+ years of experience in the publishing world, both at Yale University Press and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). I'm especially passionate about topics in biology, environmental science, medicine, natural history, neuroscience, technology, anthropology, and earth science.

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Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Health & wellbeing
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Nature
Physics & Chemistry
Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Technology

Work experience

Editorial Assistant

Yale University Press
June, 2016 – July, 2019 (about 3 years)

Editorial Assistant

National Academy of Sciences
June, 2014 – June, 2016 (about 2 years)

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Biodiversity and Climate Change: Transforming the Biosphere

An essential, up-to-date look at the critical interactions between biological diversity and climate change that will serve as an immediate call to action The physical and biological impacts of climate change are dramatic and broad†‘ranging. People who care about the planet and manage natural resources urgently need a synthesis of our rapidly growing understanding of these issues. In this all†‘... read more

An essential, up-to-date look at the critical interactions between biological diversity and climate change that will serve as an immediate call to action The physical and biological impacts of climate change are dramatic and broad†‘ranging. People who care about the planet and manage natural resources urgently need a synthesis of our rapidly growing understanding of these issues. In this all†‘... read more

Nature's Giants: The Biology and Evolution of the World's Largest Lifeforms

Graeme D. Ruxton

A beautifully illustrated exploration of the science behind the awe-inspiring giants of past and present The colossal plants and animals of our world—dinosaurs, whales, and even trees—are a source of unending fascination, and their sheer scale can be truly impressive. Size is integral to the way that organisms experience the world: a puddle that a human being would step over without thinking i... read more

A beautifully illustrated exploration of the science behind the awe-inspiring giants of past and present The colossal plants and animals of our world—dinosaurs, whales, and even trees—are a source of unending fascination, and their sheer scale can be truly impressive. Size is integral to the way that organisms experience the world: a puddle that a human being would step over without thinking i... read more

Nature by Design: The Practice of Biophilic Design

Stephen R. Kellert

Biophilia is the theory that people possess an inherent affinity for nature, which developed during the long course of human evolution. In recent years, studies have revealed that this inclination continues to be a vital component to human health and wellbeing. Given the pace and scale of construction today with its adversarial, dominative relationship with nature, the integration of nature wi... read more

Biophilia is the theory that people possess an inherent affinity for nature, which developed during the long course of human evolution. In recent years, studies have revealed that this inclination continues to be a vital component to human health and wellbeing. Given the pace and scale of construction today with its adversarial, dominative relationship with nature, the integration of nature wi... read more

Breakpoint: Reckoning with America's Environmental Crises

Jeremy B. C. Jackson, Steve Chapple

An insightful look at the American environmental crisis and emerging solutions from the heartland to the coasts in the era of global climate change Eminent ecologist Jeremy B. C. Jackson and award-winning journalist Steve Chapple traveled the length of the Mississippi River interviewing farmers, fishermen, scientists, and policymakers to better understand the mounting environmental problems ra... read more

An insightful look at the American environmental crisis and emerging solutions from the heartland to the coasts in the era of global climate change Eminent ecologist Jeremy B. C. Jackson and award-winning journalist Steve Chapple traveled the length of the Mississippi River interviewing farmers, fishermen, scientists, and policymakers to better understand the mounting environmental problems ra... read more

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

James C. Scott

An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available that contradicts the standard narrative for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors of today’s states? Most people believe that plant and animal domestication allowed humans, finally, to ... read more

An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available that contradicts the standard narrative for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors of today’s states? Most people believe that plant and animal domestication allowed humans, finally, to ... read more

A Natural History of Beer

Rob DeSalle, Ian Tattersall

A celebration of beer—its science, its history, and its impact on human culture What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent American craft brewery, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall peruse the historical record and traverse the globe for engaging and often surprising stories about beer. They explain how we... read more

A celebration of beer—its science, its history, and its impact on human culture What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent American craft brewery, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall peruse the historical record and traverse the globe for engaging and often surprising stories about beer. They explain how we... read more

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