Nancy Brandwein

Nancy Brandwein - Editor Tick

New York, NY, USA

I have 20+ years experience editing business and self-help, making complex topics engaging and developing a compelling narrative

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Overview

I'm a seasoned development editor who is particularly adept at working on problem nonfiction manuscripts–books that need a big picture perspective and organizational help–and on genre fiction, including thrillers and women's fiction.

Both as a freelancer and an in-house editor for several publishing houses, I have edited self-help and business titles on a variety of topics. I also have experience editing badly translated titles or works by non-native English speakers into premium English. More recently I have development edited genre fiction for Amazon's publishing imprints and for private clients.

"Nancy... is a valued resource partner for our company, Girl Friday Productions. She is an extremely skilled line editor, a thoughtful and diligent developmental editor, and an excellent writer. She's worked on a variety of projects for us--from a curriculum guide to a line edit of a novel to a developmental edit of a book proposal. Nancy is very conscientious and a pleasure to work with. I always trust that our clients will get the very best when they work with Nancy." --Ingrid Emerick, CEO/CFO, Girl Friday Productions

"Nancy worked with me on my book Whole Earth Economics [Endangered Economies], both helping to structure the project overall and also doing detailed editing. She made an immense difference! The result is a book that is much more focused and more coherent, with a clear theme throughout. And one that is also better written sentence by sentence. She was great to work with, and I’ll certainly work with her on my next project."
--Geoffrey Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Finance & Accounting
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Thriller
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Writer and Editor

Self-employed
March, 1993 – Present (about 26 years)

Since starting my own business in 1993, I have successfully completed projects for business and law school professors, consultancies, textbook publishers, magazines and newspapers, adult and children's trade publishers and direct marketing agencies. I am a quick study, facile in a variety of writing styles and topics, and my clients prize my ability to grasp the big picture and tease out a compelling narrative arc from complex source material and tangled narrative threads.

Marketing & Publicity Director

Seal Press
October, 1991 – March, 1993 (over 1 year)

Developed and carried out marketing and publicity plans for twenty-five titles a year at this award-winning feminist literary press

Marketing & Publicity Director

Peter Bedrick Books
March, 1988 – March, 1991 (about 3 years)

Developed and carried out marketing and publicity plans for 30 children’s and adult titles per year. Sold book club rights for 17 titles to major book clubs

Acquisitions & Planning Editor

Amacom Books, The American Management Association
March, 1986 – March, 1988 (about 2 years)

Acquired 25 trade titles in the areas of managerial self-development, careers and small business management. Launched a series of ten “Little Black Books,” a series for refreshing managers’ basic business skills, which was adopted by all three business book clubs.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Wreckage

Emily Bleeker

Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she’s been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings ... read more

Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she’s been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings ... read more

When I'm Gone: A Novel

Emily Bleeker

An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller.Dear Luke,First let me say—I love you…I didn’t want to leave you…Luke Richardson has returned home after burying Natalie, his beloved wife of sixteen years, ready to face the hard job of raising their three children alone. But there’s something he’s not prepared for—a blue envelope with his name scrawled across the front in Natalie’s handwrit... read more

An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller.Dear Luke,First let me say—I love you…I didn’t want to leave you…Luke Richardson has returned home after burying Natalie, his beloved wife of sixteen years, ready to face the hard job of raising their three children alone. But there’s something he’s not prepared for—a blue envelope with his name scrawled across the front in Natalie’s handwrit... read more

Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Geoffrey Heal

In the decades since Geoffrey Heal began his field-defining work in environmental economics, one central question has animated his research: "Can we save our environment and grow our economy?" This issue has become only more urgent in recent years with the threat of climate change, the accelerating loss of ecosystems, and the rapid industrialization of the developing world. Reflecting on a lif... read more

In the decades since Geoffrey Heal began his field-defining work in environmental economics, one central question has animated his research: "Can we save our environment and grow our economy?" This issue has become only more urgent in recent years with the threat of climate change, the accelerating loss of ecosystems, and the rapid industrialization of the developing world. Reflecting on a lif... read more

Marketing Management (12th Edition)

Philip Kotler, Kevin Lane Keller

This is the 12th edition of 'Marketing Management' which preserves the strengths of previous editions while introducing new material and structure to further enhance learning.

This is the 12th edition of 'Marketing Management' which preserves the strengths of previous editions while introducing new material and structure to further enhance learning.

Younger

Suzanne Munshower

When PR pro Anna Wallingham gets dumped by her last client, she finds herself running out of options in LA, where looks trump experience. Desperate to prove she is still relevant, the fiftysomething accepts a shady job offer from Pierre Barton, secretive billionaire owner of Barton Pharmaceuticals. Isolated in a facility outside London, she agrees to test a new top-secret product guaranteed to... read more

When PR pro Anna Wallingham gets dumped by her last client, she finds herself running out of options in LA, where looks trump experience. Desperate to prove she is still relevant, the fiftysomething accepts a shady job offer from Pierre Barton, secretive billionaire owner of Barton Pharmaceuticals. Isolated in a facility outside London, she agrees to test a new top-secret product guaranteed to... read more

Tidal Shift

Dora Heldt

To Christine, her Aunt Inge and Uncle Walter are reliable fixtures in the family, dependable and destined to be together forever. So when she spies Inge in the company of a man who is most certainly not her husband, life as Christine knows it takes a turn for the unexpected. Suddenly, what began as a blissful vacation with her gorgeous boyfriend on her native island of Sylt has morphed into a ... read more

To Christine, her Aunt Inge and Uncle Walter are reliable fixtures in the family, dependable and destined to be together forever. So when she spies Inge in the company of a man who is most certainly not her husband, life as Christine knows it takes a turn for the unexpected. Suddenly, what began as a blissful vacation with her gorgeous boyfriend on her native island of Sylt has morphed into a ... read more

Measure of Danger

Jay Klages

Kade Sims was a successful army intelligence officer until his hypomania disorder and impulsive behavior resulted in his discharge. Forced to adapt to a sedate civilian existence, he’d all but given up on a life of service. That is, until opportunity—and an FBI agent—knocks on his door.The FBI believes Kade’s unique talents make him their best candidate to infiltrate AgriteX, an agricultural b... read more

Kade Sims was a successful army intelligence officer until his hypomania disorder and impulsive behavior resulted in his discharge. Forced to adapt to a sedate civilian existence, he’d all but given up on a life of service. That is, until opportunity—and an FBI agent—knocks on his door.The FBI believes Kade’s unique talents make him their best candidate to infiltrate AgriteX, an agricultural b... read more

The Activist's Toolkit: Updated!

Rex Burkholder

Imparting a ton of practical advice and wisdom gained through over forty years of civic activism, Rex Burkholder has written a guidebook for people who care about people. The Activist’s Toolkit is a new, creative approach to leadership, focusing on how to be effective as a community activist. The lessons in this book can be used by anyone—from the elected official to the nonprofit leader to th... read more

Imparting a ton of practical advice and wisdom gained through over forty years of civic activism, Rex Burkholder has written a guidebook for people who care about people. The Activist’s Toolkit is a new, creative approach to leadership, focusing on how to be effective as a community activist. The lessons in this book can be used by anyone—from the elected official to the nonprofit leader to th... read more

Dying to Remember

Glen Apseloff

When Dr. Christopher Barnes awakens from a coma, his world lies in pieces. A neurotoxin has left the surgeon with a rare form of amnesia that prevents him from forming new memories. Any new information vanishes within moments.Then he learns that his wife has been murdered…and he’ll have to relearn this every day.He vows to solve the case himself, but the police have their own theory—one that p... read more

When Dr. Christopher Barnes awakens from a coma, his world lies in pieces. A neurotoxin has left the surgeon with a rare form of amnesia that prevents him from forming new memories. Any new information vanishes within moments.Then he learns that his wife has been murdered…and he’ll have to relearn this every day.He vows to solve the case himself, but the police have their own theory—one that p... read more

The Group House Handbook

Nancy Brandwein, Jill MacNeice, Peter Spiers

Describes the advantages and problems of unrelated adults sharing a house and the responsibilities of managing it

Describes the advantages and problems of unrelated adults sharing a house and the responsibilities of managing it

The Lesbian Parenting Book: A Guide to Creating Families and Raising Children

D.Merilee Clunis, G. Dorsey Green

Written by two experienced lesbian therapists and parents, this second edition of Lesbian Parenting has been updated to reflect the contemporary cultural and political landscape, as well as current trends in parenting. Drawing on the real-life experiences of lesbian families and the latest information from family specialists, the authors present detailed, chapter-by-chapter information on each... read more

Written by two experienced lesbian therapists and parents, this second edition of Lesbian Parenting has been updated to reflect the contemporary cultural and political landscape, as well as current trends in parenting. Drawing on the real-life experiences of lesbian families and the latest information from family specialists, the authors present detailed, chapter-by-chapter information on each... read more

College Accounting 1-12 and Study Guide and Working Papers and DVD and Envelope Package (9th Edition)

Jeffrey Slater

0716V-4, 0-13-107169-6, Slater, Jeffrey, College Accounting 1-12 and Study Guide and Working Papers and DVD and Envelope Package, 9/E// Increase your understanding of accounting concepts! This book motivates learners and helps assess comprehension of accounting and taxation topics. Each chapter is divided into several 4-5 page “Learning Units” and each is followed by a “Learning Unit Review.” ... read more

0716V-4, 0-13-107169-6, Slater, Jeffrey, College Accounting 1-12 and Study Guide and Working Papers and DVD and Envelope Package, 9/E// Increase your understanding of accounting concepts! This book motivates learners and helps assess comprehension of accounting and taxation topics. Each chapter is divided into several 4-5 page “Learning Units” and each is followed by a “Learning Unit Review.” ... read more

Psychology: Concepts and Applications

Charles G. Morris Professor Emeritus, Albert A. Maisto, Wendy L. Dunn

Presents a scientific, accurate, and concise overview of the essential concepts within the field of psychology in a stayle and gormat that is easy for students to comprehend and learn from. Psychology: Concepts and Applications is designed specificallly for introductory psychology courses which emphasize applying the material to jobs and careers.

Presents a scientific, accurate, and concise overview of the essential concepts within the field of psychology in a stayle and gormat that is easy for students to comprehend and learn from. Psychology: Concepts and Applications is designed specificallly for introductory psychology courses which emphasize applying the material to jobs and careers.

UG/The SAT 2000 Edition (Unofficial Guides)

Arco, Karl Weber

Highlights test taking strategies, lists five hundred words and fifty math concepts most likely to appear on the exam, and offers an unofficial practice SAT test with answer key

Highlights test taking strategies, lists five hundred words and fifty math concepts most likely to appear on the exam, and offers an unofficial practice SAT test with answer key

Chaperoned

Dora Heldt

When an old friend invites her to help renovate a bar in a posh resort town, single gal Christine immediately agrees, anticipating two blissful weeks of sun, cocktails, and gorgeous men. Her excitement is short-lived, however, thanks in no small part to her overbearing mother and one heavy-handed guilt trip. Now, for the first time in nearly thirty years, Christine and her best friend Dorothea... read more

When an old friend invites her to help renovate a bar in a posh resort town, single gal Christine immediately agrees, anticipating two blissful weeks of sun, cocktails, and gorgeous men. Her excitement is short-lived, however, thanks in no small part to her overbearing mother and one heavy-handed guilt trip. Now, for the first time in nearly thirty years, Christine and her best friend Dorothea... read more

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