Naomi Shulman

Naomi Shulman - Editor Tick

Northampton, MA, USA

Greetings from groovy Northampton, MA! Formerly at St. Martin's Press, I'm now a freelance writer, copyeditor, and proofreader. Let's chat!

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Overview

Hi! I'm a writer/editor in Western Massachusetts. In previous incarnations, I worked in book publishing at St. Martin's Press, and was the research editor at Wondertime, a Disney parenting magazine. Now I'm freelancing -- and loving it. I've worked on countless projects including a lot of memoir, fantasy, literary fiction, mysteries, even the occasional sci-fi novel, and lately I've moved into children's lit. As an editor I have a keen eye and a light hand. Looking forward to reading your work!

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Parenting & Families
Fiction
Fantasy
Literature
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Production Editor

St. Martin's Press
August, 1996 – January, 2000 (over 3 years)

As a production editor I shepherded projects from manuscript to bound book, overseeing copyediting, design, proofreading, flap copy, etc.

Production Editor

Blackwell Publishers
August, 1996 – August, 1997 (about 1 year)

Moving projects through the editorial production process from manuscript to bound journal.

Editorial Assistant

Harvard Theological Review
September, 1994 – August, 1996 (almost 2 years)

Copyediting and proofreading for Harvard University's theology journal.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality

Avital Norman Nathman

In an era of mommy blogs, Pinterest, and Facebook, The Good Mother Myth dismantles the social media–fed notion of what it means to be a “good mother.” This collection of essays takes a realistic look at motherhood and provides a platform for real voices and raw stories, each adding to the narrative of motherhood we don’t tend to see in the headlines or on the news.From tales of mind-bending, p... read more

In an era of mommy blogs, Pinterest, and Facebook, The Good Mother Myth dismantles the social media–fed notion of what it means to be a “good mother.” This collection of essays takes a realistic look at motherhood and provides a platform for real voices and raw stories, each adding to the narrative of motherhood we don’t tend to see in the headlines or on the news.From tales of mind-bending, p... read more

Running with Scissors: A Memoir

Augusten Burroughs

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. T... read more

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. T... read more

At Home in the World: A Memoir

Joyce Maynard

New York Times bestselling author of Labor DayWith a New PrefaceWhen it was first published in 1998, At Home in the World set off a furor in the literary world and beyond. Joyce Maynard's memoir broke a silence concerning her relationship—at age eighteen—with J.D. Salinger, the famously reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, then age fifty-three, who had read a story she wrote for The New... read more

New York Times bestselling author of Labor DayWith a New PrefaceWhen it was first published in 1998, At Home in the World set off a furor in the literary world and beyond. Joyce Maynard's memoir broke a silence concerning her relationship—at age eighteen—with J.D. Salinger, the famously reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, then age fifty-three, who had read a story she wrote for The New... read more

The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women

Susan Douglas, Meredith Michaels

Taking readers on a provocative tour through thirty years of media images about mothers -- the superficial achievements of celebrity moms, the sensational coverage of dangerous day care, the media-manufactured "mommy wars" between working mothers and stay-at-home moms, and more -- The Mommy Myth contends that this "new momism" has been shaped by out-of-date mores, and that no matter how hard t... read more

Taking readers on a provocative tour through thirty years of media images about mothers -- the superficial achievements of celebrity moms, the sensational coverage of dangerous day care, the media-manufactured "mommy wars" between working mothers and stay-at-home moms, and more -- The Mommy Myth contends that this "new momism" has been shaped by out-of-date mores, and that no matter how hard t... read more

Leviathan: An Event Group Thriller (Event Group Thrillers)

David L. Golemon

The ships of the world are under attack, attacks so sudden and vicious that many ships are lost without a single distress call. The navies of the world start a frenzied search, but even these ships disappear without a trace. Enter the Event Group, the most secret organization in U.S. history. Armed with proof that history is repeating itself, the Group finds themselves in the grasp of an insan... read more

The ships of the world are under attack, attacks so sudden and vicious that many ships are lost without a single distress call. The navies of the world start a frenzied search, but even these ships disappear without a trace. Enter the Event Group, the most secret organization in U.S. history. Armed with proof that history is repeating itself, the Group finds themselves in the grasp of an insan... read more

First World Flight

Spencer Lane

In 1924, three years before Lindbergh flew to Paris, four young army airmen answered the call of General Billy Mitchell to save U.S. aviation from destruction by the politicians by winning the race with a dozen other nations to make the first flight around the world. In primitive open-cockpit biplanes powered by unreliable engines and few airfields, they were given little chance of success or ... read more

In 1924, three years before Lindbergh flew to Paris, four young army airmen answered the call of General Billy Mitchell to save U.S. aviation from destruction by the politicians by winning the race with a dozen other nations to make the first flight around the world. In primitive open-cockpit biplanes powered by unreliable engines and few airfields, they were given little chance of success or ... read more

Four to Score (Stephanie Plum, No. 4)

Janet Evanovich

A Featured Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club and a Main Selection of the Mystery GuildJanet Evanovich, bestselling author of One for the Money, Two for the Dough, and Three to Get Deadly, scores big with Four to Score, her most thrilling Stephanie Plum adventure yet. Working for her bail bondsman cousin Vinnie, Stephanie is hot on the trail of revenge-seeking wa... read more

A Featured Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club and a Main Selection of the Mystery GuildJanet Evanovich, bestselling author of One for the Money, Two for the Dough, and Three to Get Deadly, scores big with Four to Score, her most thrilling Stephanie Plum adventure yet. Working for her bail bondsman cousin Vinnie, Stephanie is hot on the trail of revenge-seeking wa... read more

High Five (Stephanie Plum, No. 5)

Janet Evanovich

Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie Plum throws caution to the wind and follows in the entrepreneurial bootsteps of Super Bounty Hunter, Ranger, engaging in morally correct and marginally legal enterprises. So, a scumball blows himself to smithereens on her first day of policing a crack house and the sheik she was chauffeuring stole the limo. But hey, nobody's perfect! Anyway, Steph... read more

Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie Plum throws caution to the wind and follows in the entrepreneurial bootsteps of Super Bounty Hunter, Ranger, engaging in morally correct and marginally legal enterprises. So, a scumball blows himself to smithereens on her first day of policing a crack house and the sheik she was chauffeuring stole the limo. But hey, nobody's perfect! Anyway, Steph... read more

Dr. Laura: The Unauthorized Biography

Vickie L. Bane

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is the hottest thing to hit national radio since Rush Limbaugh. Sixty thousand people call in to The Dr. Laura Show every day to get abused and berated for admitting their flaws and imperfections. Nearly twenty million people tune in across the country to listen to the humiliation, and more than 2.5 million have bought one of her bestsellers-with the latest book hitting ... read more

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is the hottest thing to hit national radio since Rush Limbaugh. Sixty thousand people call in to The Dr. Laura Show every day to get abused and berated for admitting their flaws and imperfections. Nearly twenty million people tune in across the country to listen to the humiliation, and more than 2.5 million have bought one of her bestsellers-with the latest book hitting ... read more

Josephine: A Life of the Empress

Carolly Erickson

In 1804, when Josephine Bonaparte knelt before her husband, Napoleon, to receive the imperial diadem, few in the vast crowd of onlookers were aware of the dark secrets hidden behind the imperial façade. To her subjects, she appeared to vet hew most favored woman in France: alluring, wealthy, and with the devoted love of a remarkable husband who was the conqueror of Europe. In actuality, Joseph... read more

In 1804, when Josephine Bonaparte knelt before her husband, Napoleon, to receive the imperial diadem, few in the vast crowd of onlookers were aware of the dark secrets hidden behind the imperial façade. To her subjects, she appeared to vet hew most favored woman in France: alluring, wealthy, and with the devoted love of a remarkable husband who was the conqueror of Europe. In actuality, Joseph... read more

Grandma Doralee Patinkin's Jewish Family Cookbook

Doralee Patinkin Rubin

A down-to-earth collection of recipes and family memories shared by the mother of actor Mandy Patinkin includes such favorites as Matzoh Ball Soup, as well as Kahlua Cheesecake, Butter Crisps, and Passover Sponge Cakes. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

A down-to-earth collection of recipes and family memories shared by the mother of actor Mandy Patinkin includes such favorites as Matzoh Ball Soup, as well as Kahlua Cheesecake, Butter Crisps, and Passover Sponge Cakes. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

Grandma Doralee Patinkin's Holiday Cookbook: A Jewish Family's Celebrations

Doralee Patinkin Rubin

The mother of popular entertainer Mandy Patinkin shares recipes for Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, and other holidays, and includes soups, main courses, and desserts

The mother of popular entertainer Mandy Patinkin shares recipes for Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, and other holidays, and includes soups, main courses, and desserts

Jane Austen in Boca: A Novel

Paula Marantz Cohen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a nice Jewish widower must be in want of a wife.Jane Austen centered her classic novels around "three or four families in a country village." So does Paula Marantz Cohen in this witty twist on Pride and Prejudice---except this time the "village" is Boca Raton, Florida.Eligible men are scarce in Boca. When good-hearted meddler Carol Newman learns that... read more

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a nice Jewish widower must be in want of a wife.Jane Austen centered her classic novels around "three or four families in a country village." So does Paula Marantz Cohen in this witty twist on Pride and Prejudice---except this time the "village" is Boca Raton, Florida.Eligible men are scarce in Boca. When good-hearted meddler Carol Newman learns that... read more

Elvis Presley: A Life in Music--The Complete Recording Sessions

Ernst Jorgensen, Peter Guralnick

For the first time, the complete story of Elvis Presley's recording career is told in this remarkable book. With exclusive access to the RCA vaults, producer Ernst Jorgensen brings to intimate life every moment that Elvis spent in the studio--from the spontaneous joy of his early sessions to the intensely creative periods of his later career. At once the definitive recording session guide and ... read more

For the first time, the complete story of Elvis Presley's recording career is told in this remarkable book. With exclusive access to the RCA vaults, producer Ernst Jorgensen brings to intimate life every moment that Elvis spent in the studio--from the spontaneous joy of his early sessions to the intensely creative periods of his later career. At once the definitive recording session guide and ... read more

Undressing The Moon

T. Greenwood

Dark and compassionate, graceful yet raw, Undressing the Moon explores the seams between childhood and adulthood, between love and loss. . . At thirty, Piper Kincaid feels too young to be dying. Cancer has eaten away her strength; she'd be alone but for a childhood friend who's come home by chance. Yet with all the questions of her future before her, she's adrift in the past, remembering the f... read more

Dark and compassionate, graceful yet raw, Undressing the Moon explores the seams between childhood and adulthood, between love and loss. . . At thirty, Piper Kincaid feels too young to be dying. Cancer has eaten away her strength; she'd be alone but for a childhood friend who's come home by chance. Yet with all the questions of her future before her, she's adrift in the past, remembering the f... read more

Nearer Than The Sky

T. Greenwood

In this mesmerizing novel, acclaimed author T. Greenwood draws readers into the fascinating and frightening world of Munchausen syndrome by proxy--and into one woman's search for healing.When Indie Brown was four years old, she was struck by lightning. In the oft-told version of the story, Indie's life was heroically saved by her mother. But Indie's own recollection of the event, while hazy, i... read more

In this mesmerizing novel, acclaimed author T. Greenwood draws readers into the fascinating and frightening world of Munchausen syndrome by proxy--and into one woman's search for healing.When Indie Brown was four years old, she was struck by lightning. In the oft-told version of the story, Indie's life was heroically saved by her mother. But Indie's own recollection of the event, while hazy, i... read more

Breathing Water

T. Greenwood

Startling and fresh. . .ripe with originality. --San Diego Union-TribuneThree years after leaving Lake Gormlaith, Vermont, Effie Greer is coming home. The unspoiled lake, surrounded by dense woods and patches of wild blueberries, is the place where she spent idyllic childhood summers at her grandparents' cottage. And it's where Effie's tempestuous relationship with her college boyfriend, Max, ... read more

Startling and fresh. . .ripe with originality. --San Diego Union-TribuneThree years after leaving Lake Gormlaith, Vermont, Effie Greer is coming home. The unspoiled lake, surrounded by dense woods and patches of wild blueberries, is the place where she spent idyllic childhood summers at her grandparents' cottage. And it's where Effie's tempestuous relationship with her college boyfriend, Max, ... read more

Between Husbands and Friends: A Novel

Nancy Thayer

Lucy met Kate when they were both young wives and mothers. In the years since, the two women and their husbands and children have become inseparable, spending every August together in a house on Nantucket. Lucy and Kate, each other's most trusted confidantes, have shared their secrets, from the mundane to the shocking--but there's one explosive secret that Lucy has kept to herself.As August on... read more

Lucy met Kate when they were both young wives and mothers. In the years since, the two women and their husbands and children have become inseparable, spending every August together in a house on Nantucket. Lucy and Kate, each other's most trusted confidantes, have shared their secrets, from the mundane to the shocking--but there's one explosive secret that Lucy has kept to herself.As August on... read more

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