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Nick Greene

Nick Greene - Editor

New York, NY, United States

I'm an experienced line and structural editor who takes a tough love approach.

Overview

With nearly 7 years in the publishing industry, I know the book acquisition and publication process inside and out. I'm also a tough editor for all kinds of nonfiction. I majored in creative nonfiction writing at Brown University, where I did internships at McSweeney's, Scholastic, and n+1. After graduating in 2010, I completed the Columbia Publishing Course and then began at Simon & Schuster, where for four years I edited a range of things, from quirky nonfiction to celebrity memoir. I don't work in traditional publishing anymore, but helping people get their books seen by the right people is still a passion. So say hello!

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Economics Health & wellbeing LGBTQ (non fiction) Publishing Sex & Relationships Technology Travel

Certifications

  • Columbia Publishing Course

Work experience

Business Development & Operations Manager

Atavist

June, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

I develop partnerships with publishers who use the Atavist platform to publish premium content. Client goals drive our product roadmap, and I lead efforts with our developers to build features.

Associate Editor

Simon & Schuster

October, 2010 – June, 2014 (over 3 years)

I’ve edited and project-managed celebrity and top-performing books, from Rob Lowe to Arnold Schwarzenegger to Clive Davis to Chris Matthews. My own list of narrative nonfiction looked at the world from unusual perspectives, from people who fake their own deaths to the battle against rust.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And all the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

The story of the making of a classic and groundbreaking TV show, as experienced by its producers, writers, and cast.When writer-producers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns dreamed up an edgy show about a divorced woman with a career, the CBS executives they pitched replied: “American audiences won’t tolerate divorce in a series’ lead any more than they will tolerate Jews, people with mustaches, ... read more

The story of the making of a classic and groundbreaking TV show, as experienced by its producers, writers, and cast.When writer-producers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns dreamed up an edgy show about a divorced woman with a career, the CBS executives they pitched replied: “American audiences won’t tolerate divorce in a series’ lead any more than they will tolerate Jews, people with mustaches, ... read more

Rust: The Longest War

Jonathan Waldman

It has been called “the great destroyer” and “the evil.” The Pentagon refers to it as “the pervasive menace.” It destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires, and nearly brought down the Statue of Liberty. Rust costs America more than $400 billion per year—more than all other natural disasters combined.In a thrilling drama of man versus nature, journalist Jonathan Waldman trav... read more

It has been called “the great destroyer” and “the evil.” The Pentagon refers to it as “the pervasive menace.” It destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires, and nearly brought down the Statue of Liberty. Rust costs America more than $400 billion per year—more than all other natural disasters combined.In a thrilling drama of man versus nature, journalist Jonathan Waldman trav... read more

Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History

Glen Berger

“One of the best literary works of this year” (Miami Herald-Tribune): The true story of a theatrical dream—or nightmare—come true…the making of the Spider-Man musical.As you might imagine, writing a Broadway musical has its challenges. But it turns out there are challenges one can’t begin to imagine when collaborating with two rock legends and a superstar director to stage the biggest, most ex... read more

“One of the best literary works of this year” (Miami Herald-Tribune): The true story of a theatrical dream—or nightmare—come true…the making of the Spider-Man musical.As you might imagine, writing a Broadway musical has its challenges. But it turns out there are challenges one can’t begin to imagine when collaborating with two rock legends and a superstar director to stage the biggest, most ex... read more

Happier Endings: A Meditation on Life and Death

Erica Brown

We are all going to die, but some of us will die better. As a spiritual teacher based in the Washington, D.C., area, Erica Brown has attracted a strong following among those looking for practical wisdom based on the world’s most revered and treasured religious texts. Here she shares stories and ref lections on one of life’s most essential topics: how we pack each day with love and meaning prec... read more

We are all going to die, but some of us will die better. As a spiritual teacher based in the Washington, D.C., area, Erica Brown has attracted a strong following among those looking for practical wisdom based on the world’s most revered and treasured religious texts. Here she shares stories and ref lections on one of life’s most essential topics: how we pack each day with love and meaning prec... read more

Paterno

Joe Posnanski

From America’s premier sportswriter, the definitive, #1 New York Times bestselling biography of Joe Paterno.Joe Posnanski’s biography of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno follows in the tradition of works by Richard Ben Cramer on Joe DiMaggio and David Maraniss on Vince Lombardi. Having gained unprecedented access to Paterno, as well as the coach’s personal notes and files, Posnan... read more

From America’s premier sportswriter, the definitive, #1 New York Times bestselling biography of Joe Paterno.Joe Posnanski’s biography of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno follows in the tradition of works by Richard Ben Cramer on Joe DiMaggio and David Maraniss on Vince Lombardi. Having gained unprecedented access to Paterno, as well as the coach’s personal notes and files, Posnan... read more

This Generation: Dispatches from China's Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver)

Han Han

For those who follow Chinese affairs, Han Han is as controversial as they come—an irreverent singer, sports celebrity, and satirist whose brilliant blogs and books have made him a huge celebrity with more than half a billion readers. Now, with this collection of his essays, Americans can appreciate the range of this rising literary star and get a fascinating trip through Chinese culture. This ... read more

For those who follow Chinese affairs, Han Han is as controversial as they come—an irreverent singer, sports celebrity, and satirist whose brilliant blogs and books have made him a huge celebrity with more than half a billion readers. Now, with this collection of his essays, Americans can appreciate the range of this rising literary star and get a fascinating trip through Chinese culture. This ... read more

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