Nadina Persaud

Nadina Persaud - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Editor with 10+ years of experience inspiring authors to unlock their fullest potential and publish vanguard, diverse books.

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Overview

I am a professional book editor with 10+ year of experience guiding brilliant minds through all stages of the publishing process. My success in this role comes from a unique medley talents: a poignant aptitude for the written word, an uncanny understanding of business, and a refined ability to translate key ideas for various audiences. With these tools, I inspire professionals to join me in my mission to realize their potential that are at the forefront of today’s trends.

My background encompasses a mix of many roles, all centered around editorial expertise. I have served as a writing coach, a resume writer, a fiction and nonfiction editor, an acquisitions editor, and a freelance development editor, a copyeditor, and a proofreader. Unlike many other editors, my work history includes all ranges of professional settings; I have worked in academic environments, independent presses, hybrid/self-publishers, small businesses, and large corporate publishing houses. This eclectic perspective has left me comfortable with a wide range of projects and writers.

My clients include some of the most brilliant and prestigious individuals, and I take great pride in inspiring each of them to build a vision into a reality. I adapt to each project and individual on a case-by-case basis, dedicating my energy to polished, high-quality work. I am very passionate and serious about my work, so I go to great lengths to keep up with the needs of today. The editorial process is a journey, and I very much look forward to each one.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Education & Reference
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic
Literary Fiction
Social & Family Issues
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Editor

Callisto Media
September, 2019 – August, 2020 (11 months)

Conceptualize and sign 15+ high-quality, state-of-the-art nonfiction books in children’s, health/cookbooks, history, and psychology, using big data and market research, with 100% revenue goals to date; cheerlead authors to unlock their fullest potential, with 100% author satisfaction rate

Editor

Springer Nature
May, 2014 – September, 2019 (over 5 years)

Acquired 35+ new print and digital books annually to expand portfolios in psychiatry, infectious diseases, and geriatric medicine to increase market share for each; identified trends and gaps in the literature to publish topnotch books

Assistant Editor

Macmillan
February, 2011 – May, 2014 (about 3 years)

Acquired new supplemental psychology books; coordinated between editorial, production, media, and marketing teams; and orchestrated expert review campaigns to publish prestigious books; trained and mentored junior employees

Senior Editor

Self-employed
May, 2010 – Present (over 10 years)

Intermittently worked with authors and publishers on a variety of editorial needs. Genres include:
--YA Fiction
--Cookbooks
--High school and college textbooks
--Literary fiction
--Thrillers
--Memoirs
--Politics
--Business and finance
--Self-help/psychology

Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Interventions

H. Steven Moffic, John R. Peteet, Ahmed Hankir, Mary V. Seeman, Moffic, H. Steven, Peteet, John R., Hankir, Ahmed, Seeman, Mary V.

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