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Nicholas Ciani

Nicholas Ciani - Editor

New York, NY, United States

10 years writing, editing, & working contracts with publications including The New Yorker & Forbes. Agency and publisher experience.

Overview

I have worked in publishing for over 13 years for news, literary, and cultural publications including The New Yorker, Forbes, The Harvard Crimson and with Macmillan Publishers. I have worked for a literary agency, a book publisher, and prestigious journalism publications, providing critical experience in what sells, what gets read, and how to attract an audience. I am available for Developmental Editing, Copyediting, Permissions Consultation, Contracts Consultation, and Fact Checking services.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet Entertainment History Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Sex & Relationships Social & Behavioral Sciences Sports & outdoor recreation
Fiction
Humor & Comedy Literature

Certifications

  • NYU, Certificate in Publishing

Work experience

Literary Assistant

AGI-Vigliano
October, 2017 – Present (5 months)

I assess and edit draft manuscripts. This includes both copyediting and developmental editing. I also compose and draft pitch letters for shopping projects to editors, draft and manage contracts, and execute various clients service tasks.

Assistant to the General Counsel

The New Yorker
January, 2015 – June, 2017 (over 2 years)

Assisted Counsel with all editorial and legal matters. Fact checking, rights and permissions analysis, content review for potential legal liabilities.

Permissions Editor

Macmillan Publishers
November, 2012 – December, 2014 (about 2 years)

Managed all photo/media research and content acquisition for book and multimedia projects. Made Fair Use assessments, negotiated rights fees, and trafficked files to production department.

Assistant Editor

Macmillan
April, 2010 – November, 2012 (over 2 years)

Editorial Intern

The Literary Group International
September, 2009 – January, 2010 (4 months)

Editorial Intern

Forbes.com
June, 2007 – August, 2007 (2 months)

Senior Editor

The Harvard Crimson
February, 2006 – June, 2008 (over 2 years)

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The 60s: The Story of a Decade (Modern Library Paperbacks)

The New Yorker Magazine

The third installment of a fascinating decade-by-decade series, this anthology collects historic New Yorker pieces from the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century—including work by James Baldwin, Pauline Kael, Sylvia Plath, Roger Angell, Muriel Spark, and John Updike—alongside new assessments of the 1960s by some of today’s finest writers. Here are real-time accounts of these years of ... read more

The third installment of a fascinating decade-by-decade series, this anthology collects historic New Yorker pieces from the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century—including work by James Baldwin, Pauline Kael, Sylvia Plath, Roger Angell, Muriel Spark, and John Updike—alongside new assessments of the 1960s by some of today’s finest writers. Here are real-time accounts of these years of ... read more

Documenting United States History: Themes, Concepts, and Skills for the AP* Course

Jason Stacy, Stephen Heller

Updated for the 2015 AP® US History Redesigned Course revisions.Authored by experienced AP® teachers, workshop leaders, and AP® Exam readers, this document reader is the must-have resource for your redesigned AP® US History classroom. Documenting US History complements your textbook and in class work by helping students cultivate the historical skills they will need to think critically and pur... read more

Updated for the 2015 AP® US History Redesigned Course revisions.Authored by experienced AP® teachers, workshop leaders, and AP® Exam readers, this document reader is the must-have resource for your redesigned AP® US History classroom. Documenting US History complements your textbook and in class work by helping students cultivate the historical skills they will need to think critically and pur... read more

World Regional Geography: Global Patterns, Local Lives

Lydia Mihelic Pulsipher, Alex Pulsipher

Alone among books for the regional geography course, Pulsipher and Pulsipher’s World Regional Geography humanizes geographical issues, showing how larger geographical forces affect the lives of individuals and communities around the globe. Students explore the field's defining concepts by focusing on the stories of real people, global trends and interregional linkages, and contemporary topics ... read more

Alone among books for the regional geography course, Pulsipher and Pulsipher’s World Regional Geography humanizes geographical issues, showing how larger geographical forces affect the lives of individuals and communities around the globe. Students explore the field's defining concepts by focusing on the stories of real people, global trends and interregional linkages, and contemporary topics ... read more

Discovering the Universe

Neil F. Comins

Neil Comins’ Discovering the Universe is highly acclaimed for bringing the excitement of scientific discovery to the one-term astronomy course. Vivid writing and images, conceptual and mathematical support, and a focus on common mistakes and misunderstandings have made the book a longtime classroom bestseller.The new edition captures the current state of our understanding of the cosmos, with n... read more

Neil Comins’ Discovering the Universe is highly acclaimed for bringing the excitement of scientific discovery to the one-term astronomy course. Vivid writing and images, conceptual and mathematical support, and a focus on common mistakes and misunderstandings have made the book a longtime classroom bestseller.The new edition captures the current state of our understanding of the cosmos, with n... read more

A Speaker's Guidebook: Text and Reference

Dan O'Hair, Rob Stewart, Hannah Rubenstein

A Speaker's Guidebook is the best resource for public speaking in the classroom, on the job, and in the community. Praised for connecting with students who use it (and keep it!) year after year, this tabbed, comb-bound text covers all the topics typically taught in the introductory course and is the easiest-to-use public speaking text available. In every edition, including this one, hundreds o... read more

A Speaker's Guidebook is the best resource for public speaking in the classroom, on the job, and in the community. Praised for connecting with students who use it (and keep it!) year after year, this tabbed, comb-bound text covers all the topics typically taught in the introductory course and is the easiest-to-use public speaking text available. In every edition, including this one, hundreds o... read more

Earth System History

Steven M. Stanley, John A. Luczaj

Steven Stanley's classic textbook, now coauthored with John Luczaj, remains the only book for the historical geology course written from a truly integrated earth systems perspective. The thoroughly updated new edition includes important new coverage on mass extinctions, climate change, and Proterozoic history, plus a range of interactive studying and teaching tools.Congratulations to Steven St... read more

Steven Stanley's classic textbook, now coauthored with John Luczaj, remains the only book for the historical geology course written from a truly integrated earth systems perspective. The thoroughly updated new edition includes important new coverage on mass extinctions, climate change, and Proterozoic history, plus a range of interactive studying and teaching tools.Congratulations to Steven St... read more

Investigating Astronomy: A Conceptual View of the Universe

Timothy F. Slater, Roger Freedman

A conceptual view of the universe.

A conceptual view of the universe.

For All Practical Purposes: Mathematical Literacy in Today's World

COMAP

For All Practical Purposes (FAPP) remains the leading textbook for turning liberal arts students into skilled math users and consumers. The text conveys the power of mathematics by presenting expert coverage of applied math concepts in fields as diverse as manufacturing and distribution, politics, the economy, architecture, technology, and the natural world, accompanied by classic and contempo... read more

For All Practical Purposes (FAPP) remains the leading textbook for turning liberal arts students into skilled math users and consumers. The text conveys the power of mathematics by presenting expert coverage of applied math concepts in fields as diverse as manufacturing and distribution, politics, the economy, architecture, technology, and the natural world, accompanied by classic and contempo... read more

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