Michael Zierler

Michael Zierler – Editor

Editor and writer of books, reports, and media in science, health, wellness, and more. 25 years editing, 12 as a scientist, and 3 writing.

Overview

With more than twelve years experience as an educator and research scientist, more than twenty-five as an editor and community leader, and recently, three years as a writer, I bring wide-ranging knowledge and a well honed set of skills to every project. My passion is engaging people in the beauty and creativity of human endeavors, especially science. I love to help authors marry their text and art so that the two complement one another beautifully.

My clients over the years include WW Norton, WH Freeman/Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, MIT Press, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Garland Science, Roberts & Company, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and multiple satisfied authors who contacted me through Reedsy.

I am an avid reader of science fiction, general interest science, urban planning, and history. I raise Newfoundlands, love to cook and bake, and am still trying to perfect my homemade pizza and sourdough bread.

Whether you are working on a book about science, dogs, cooking, local government, land use, or many other topics, it would be my pleasure to help you create an amazing book.

Services
Non-Fiction
Career Guides Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Health & Wellbeing Life Sciences Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • PhD Johns Hopkins University

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 1998 — Present

Edit general interest books, textbooks, and practical books for working scientists. All phases of development from initial conception through final production of the book and media accompaniments. Have also written advertising copy for numerous books published by the American Society of Microbiology Press. And have researched and written lessons, hands-on activities, and study guides for PBS Learning Media and Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI Testing) .
Other clients include WW Norton, WH Freeman/Macmillan Learning, Oxford University Press, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Garland Science, Nature Publishing, Roberts and Company, and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Marist College

Sep, 1995 — Jun, 1998 (over 2 years)

Assistant Professor of Biology. Taught a myriad of courses from introductory biology to microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, and a course for non-science majors on biology in the movie Jurassic Park.

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Jul, 1991 — Aug, 1995 (about 4 years)

Researched the molecular mechanisms that Salmonella uses to invade the host gut.

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Michael has 7 reviews

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Michael S.

Michael S.

Dec, 2023

Michael provided excellent advice and analysis. His subject expertise and editorial judgements definitely helped me to improve the essay I had sent to him.
Rachel K.

Rachel K.

Sep, 2023

It was a pleasure to work with Michael. The feedback we received for our Editorial Assessment was professional, thorough, and spot-on. He was also generous with finding time to answer questions. A great experience.
Robert L.

Robert L.

Dec, 2021

Early in the process but Michael has been very professional and attentive so far. Thanks, R
s D.

s D.

Jun, 2021

Michael provided helpful feedback.
Kevin B.

Kevin B.

Jan, 2021

Working with Michael was a great experience. He was professional, courteous and highly knowledgeable. His editing was exactly what I needed for this heavily science based book for the general public. His edits and comments tightened up the manuscript and I believe his help will contribute to the success of the book.
Michael Z.
Thank you Kevin. It was great collaborating with you. Best of luck on your book.

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