Michelle Newhart

Michelle Newhart - Editor

Upland, CA, USA

PhD social scientist and innovative thinker with nearly two decades of editing, publishing, and instructional experience.

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Overview

I am an editor with two decades of experience of copy editing and developmental editing for books. I earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado and have subject matter expertise in the social sciences with a specialization in the sociology of health. The bulk of my experience has been with nonfiction books across a wide spectrum from funny pop culture books to lifestyle how-to books to highly complex psychology college textbooks. I have also worked on developmental editing for fiction books in the humor, young adult, and adult genres. I also have experience developing college courses and ancillaries for college textbook materials. I have worked in-house for Rowman & Littlefield, Quick Trading, and Cengage Learning. I have reviewed books for SAGE, Routledge, Westview Press, Oxford, W.W. Norton, and Pine Forge Press. I am also a published author of two books in the social sciences (Routledge).

A lifelong bookworm, books are my passion, my vocation, and my hobby. I love to help authors create the best version of their ideas. I live near the San Gabriel mountains in southern California with my husband, stepsons, and dogs. My husband is also an editor and writer, and we enjoy cycling.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
Home & Garden
Psychology
Publishing
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • Publishing

Work experience

Instructional Designer

Mt. San Antonio College
June, 2015 – Present (over 4 years)

Develop content and assessments across the curriculum; work with many education technology tools; train faculty online and in person; create templates and content for professors; run faculty and student surveys and collect qualitative data on various topics related to technology and learning to identify needs and gaps; create high quality learning experiences by using technology well and creating compelling rich content.

Content Developer

Cengage Learning
September, 2013 – June, 2015 (over 1 year)

Develop content for top-selling psychology and anthropology projects in digital and print media. Work closely with authors, freelancers, and internal teams for graphics, permissions, acquisitions, and marketing to deliver well designed and compelling learning experiences.

Sociology Instructor

University of Colorado- Boulder
August, 2006 – May, 2013 (over 6 years)

Taught undergraduate sociology courses ranging in size from 5 to 75 students at the University of Colorado at Boulder, offering a survey of major topics in the discipline.

Editor and Ghostwriter

Self-employed
January, 2002 – Present (over 17 years)

Together with my husband William Dolphin, we offer professional writing and editing services that have focused primarily (but not exclusively) on nonfiction books and website content development. Our repertoire leans toward the academic but includes technical and legal communications, informational campaigns and newsletters, and pop culture entertainment.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Understanding Research Methods: An Overview of the Essentials

Mildred L. Patten, Michelle Newhart

A perennial bestseller since 1997, this updated tenth edition of Understanding Research Methods provides a detailed overview of all the important concepts traditionally covered in a research methods class. It covers the principles of both qualitative and quantitative research, and how to interpret statistics without computations, so is suitable for all students regardless of their math backgro... read more

A perennial bestseller since 1997, this updated tenth edition of Understanding Research Methods provides a detailed overview of all the important concepts traditionally covered in a research methods class. It covers the principles of both qualitative and quantitative research, and how to interpret statistics without computations, so is suitable for all students regardless of their math backgro... read more

The Medicalization of Marijuana

Michelle Newhart

Medical marijuana laws have spread across the U.S. to all but a handful of states. Yet, eighty years of social stigma and federal prohibition creates dilemmas for patients who participate in state programs. The Medicalization of Marijuana takes the first comprehensive look at how patients negotiate incomplete medicalization and what their experiences reveal about our relationship with this con... read more

Medical marijuana laws have spread across the U.S. to all but a handful of states. Yet, eighty years of social stigma and federal prohibition creates dilemmas for patients who participate in state programs. The Medicalization of Marijuana takes the first comprehensive look at how patients negotiate incomplete medicalization and what their experiences reveal about our relationship with this con... read more

Psychology: Themes and Variations

Wayne Weiten

PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, 10th Edition, is a fusion of the full-length and briefer versions that preceded it. The text continues to offer a superb thematic organization together with practical applications and examples that help students see beyond research to big-picture concepts. Often described as a challenging book that is easy to learn from, the book surveys psychology's broad ra... read more

PSYCHOLOGY: THEMES AND VARIATIONS, 10th Edition, is a fusion of the full-length and briefer versions that preceded it. The text continues to offer a superb thematic organization together with practical applications and examples that help students see beyond research to big-picture concepts. Often described as a challenging book that is easy to learn from, the book surveys psychology's broad ra... read more

Introduction to Psychology: Gateways to Mind and Behavior

Dennis Coon, John O. Mitterer

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 14th Edition attracts and holds the attention of even difficult-to-reach students. The book's hallmark continues to be its pioneering integration of the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite), which promotes critical thinking and guides students step-by-step to an understanding of psycho... read more

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, 14th Edition attracts and holds the attention of even difficult-to-reach students. The book's hallmark continues to be its pioneering integration of the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite), which promotes critical thinking and guides students step-by-step to an understanding of psycho... read more

Discovering Psychology: The Science of Mind

John T. Cacioppo, Laura Freberg

NOTE: Access Code is NOT INCLUDED with this book Psychology is evolving into an integrative, multidisciplinary field, and this innovative book offers an opportunity to learn about it. Authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg highlight connections within psychology as well as between psychology and other disciplines. The writing and features are smart and engaging, and consistently illustrate th... read more

NOTE: Access Code is NOT INCLUDED with this book Psychology is evolving into an integrative, multidisciplinary field, and this innovative book offers an opportunity to learn about it. Authors John Cacioppo and Laura Freberg highlight connections within psychology as well as between psychology and other disciplines. The writing and features are smart and engaging, and consistently illustrate th... read more

The Flying Dragon (Will to Conquer Series)

Len Lamensdorf

In this thrilling climax to the multiple-prize-winning Will to Conquer trilogy (Bk. 1, The Crouching Dragon, Bk. 2, The Raging Dragon), French teens Willi and Louise serve in the 60s Kennedy White House, fly daring rescue missions during the American Civil Rights struggle, uncover the DragonSlayers' muderous plot during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and make shocking discoveries about Willi's "rea... read more

In this thrilling climax to the multiple-prize-winning Will to Conquer trilogy (Bk. 1, The Crouching Dragon, Bk. 2, The Raging Dragon), French teens Willi and Louise serve in the 60s Kennedy White House, fly daring rescue missions during the American Civil Rights struggle, uncover the DragonSlayers' muderous plot during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and make shocking discoveries about Willi's "rea... read more

Stagolee Shot Billy

Cecil Brown

Although his story has been told countless times--by performers from Ma Rainey, Cab Calloway, and the Isley Brothers to Ike and Tina Turner, James Brown, and Taj Mahal--no one seems to know who Stagolee really is. Stack Lee? Stagger Lee? He has gone by all these names in the ballad that has kept his exploits before us for over a century. Delving into a subculture of St. Louis known as "Deep Mo... read more

Although his story has been told countless times--by performers from Ma Rainey, Cab Calloway, and the Isley Brothers to Ike and Tina Turner, James Brown, and Taj Mahal--no one seems to know who Stagolee really is. Stack Lee? Stagger Lee? He has gone by all these names in the ballad that has kept his exploits before us for over a century. Delving into a subculture of St. Louis known as "Deep Mo... read more

The Big Book of Buds: Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

Ed Rosenthal

This full-color guide showcases the diversity of cannabis varieties. Stunning close-ups from the world’s great breeders are accompanied by concise information about growing characteristics and bud quality. Engaging essays offer insights into marijuana’s special botany and the culture that surrounds this controversial plant.

This full-color guide showcases the diversity of cannabis varieties. Stunning close-ups from the world’s great breeders are accompanied by concise information about growing characteristics and bud quality. Engaging essays offer insights into marijuana’s special botany and the culture that surrounds this controversial plant.

Why Marijuana Should Be Legal

Ed Rosenthal, Steve Kubby

Marijuana hit mainstream America over 30 years ago and has been accepted by a large segment of society ever since. Despite government efforts to isolate and eliminate its use, it is more popular now than ever. Why Marijuana Should Be Legal analyzes the effects of marijuana and marijuana laws on society. The book addresses the drug's industrial and medical applications, preserving our Constitut... read more

Marijuana hit mainstream America over 30 years ago and has been accepted by a large segment of society ever since. Despite government efforts to isolate and eliminate its use, it is more popular now than ever. Why Marijuana Should Be Legal analyzes the effects of marijuana and marijuana laws on society. The book addresses the drug's industrial and medical applications, preserving our Constitut... read more

Of Camel Kings and Other Things: Rural Rebels Against Modernity in Late Imperial China (State & Society in East Asia)

Roxann Prazniak

From the perspective of village activists across China, this book tells the stories of farmers and rural laborers who raised the banner of opposition to constitutional reform during the first decade of the twentieth century. The author brings to life the stories of the Camel King of Zunhua county, Qu Shiwen and the Four Mountains of Laiyang county, and many others who criticized government mod... read more

From the perspective of village activists across China, this book tells the stories of farmers and rural laborers who raised the banner of opposition to constitutional reform during the first decade of the twentieth century. The author brings to life the stories of the Camel King of Zunhua county, Qu Shiwen and the Four Mountains of Laiyang county, and many others who criticized government mod... read more

Easy Marijuana Gardening

Ed Rosenthal

This book shows the reader how to grow a low-maintenance indoor marijuana garden. Easy-to-follow instructions allow the novice to harvest a quality crop with minimal knowledge or experience.

This book shows the reader how to grow a low-maintenance indoor marijuana garden. Easy-to-follow instructions allow the novice to harvest a quality crop with minimal knowledge or experience.

Cultivating Exceptional Cannabis: An Expert Breeder Shares His Secrets (Marijuana Tips Series)

DJ Short

DJ Short’s essays on the craft of indoor cannabis cultivation show how any hobbyist can refine gardening technique and achieve mastery.DJ Short is a celebrated breeder whose collection of seed strains has received international recognition for their premier quality. His first book collects two decades of experience in cannabis cultivation and breeding for the amateur grower. Short’s style is b... read more

DJ Short’s essays on the craft of indoor cannabis cultivation show how any hobbyist can refine gardening technique and achieve mastery.DJ Short is a celebrated breeder whose collection of seed strains has received international recognition for their premier quality. His first book collects two decades of experience in cannabis cultivation and breeding for the amateur grower. Short’s style is b... read more

The Big Book of Buds, Vol. 2: More Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

Ed Rosenthal

The Big Book of Buds Volume 2 continues in the tradition of its predecessor by combining stunning, full-color photography with fun and clear descriptions of the characteristics that any gardener or connoisseur wants to know. With no strains repeated from Volume 1, this second volume supplements the first Big Book of Buds with another 100 of the latest and greatest marijuana strains commerciall... read more

The Big Book of Buds Volume 2 continues in the tradition of its predecessor by combining stunning, full-color photography with fun and clear descriptions of the characteristics that any gardener or connoisseur wants to know. With no strains repeated from Volume 1, this second volume supplements the first Big Book of Buds with another 100 of the latest and greatest marijuana strains commerciall... read more

The Big Book of Buds: More Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

This third volume of everyone's favorite marijuana resource book by the renowned Ed Rosenthal promises to follow in its predecessor's tradition and offer gardeners or connoisseurs the crucial information they want to know. Big Book of Buds brings together a tremendous amount of information on the plant and the newest varieties, with specific descriptions on appearance, ripening time and growin... read more

This third volume of everyone's favorite marijuana resource book by the renowned Ed Rosenthal promises to follow in its predecessor's tradition and offer gardeners or connoisseurs the crucial information they want to know. Big Book of Buds brings together a tremendous amount of information on the plant and the newest varieties, with specific descriptions on appearance, ripening time and growin... read more

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