Nicky Leach

Nicky Leach - Editor Tick

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Award-winning nonfiction writer/editor with 35 years' experience, specializing in travel, nature, health, creativity, and personal growth.

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Overview

I'm a seasoned in-house and free-lance writer/editor of nonfiction, with over three decades of experience writing and editing books on a variety of topics. Based in the US West, I work with both US and UK publishers.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Health & wellbeing
Nature
New Age
Self-help & Self-improvement
Travel

Awards

  • Winner. National Park Service Cooperating Association Best Guidebook, 1992 for The Guide to National Parks of the Southwest (Southwest Parks and Monuments Association).

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
July, 1989 – Present (almost 30 years)

Owner and principal of an editorial services firm. I enjoy all phases and aspects of creating publications and can help you plan your project, from inception to finished product. I write, rewrite, do developmental and substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading of everything from books, websites, magazines, newsletters, business letters and brochures to catalog copy, exhibition text, postcards, reports, and monographs.

My specialty is general visitor publications on how to get the most out of the richly diverse US National Park System, but I also write and edit publications on complementary and alternative healing modalities, self help, general travel, ecotourism, local and sustainable businesses, nature, the arts, education, and the environment.

Clients are diverse and include Apa Insight Guides, Globe Pequot Press, Sierra Press, Findhorn Press, Guestlife New Mexico, Zion Natural History Association, Grand Canyon Association, the National Park Service, Ulysses Press, Sunset Magazine, New Mexico Magazine, and Alaska Airlines Magazine.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases

Larry Burk, Kathleen O'Keefe-Kanavos

An exploration of dreams as a spiritual source of healing and inner guidance for your health and well-being • Shares stories--confirmed by pathology reports--from subjects in medical research projects whose dreams diagnosed illness and helped heal their lives • Explores medical studies and ongoing research on the diagnostic power of precognitive dreams, including Dr. Burk’s own medical researc... read more

An exploration of dreams as a spiritual source of healing and inner guidance for your health and well-being • Shares stories--confirmed by pathology reports--from subjects in medical research projects whose dreams diagnosed illness and helped heal their lives • Explores medical studies and ongoing research on the diagnostic power of precognitive dreams, including Dr. Burk’s own medical researc... read more

Fighting Buddha: Martial Arts, Buddhism, Kicking Ass and Saving It

Jeff Eisenberg

A raucous, irreverent look into the Buddhist and Martial Arts worlds Can we be martial arts practitioners and Buddhists at the same time? Can these practices actually complement each other, in mindfulness? How do we reconcile Buddhist concepts like non-violence with a fighting practice like judo, karate or jiu jitsu? Long-standing martial arts instructor and meditator Jeff Eisenberg addresses ... read more

A raucous, irreverent look into the Buddhist and Martial Arts worlds Can we be martial arts practitioners and Buddhists at the same time? Can these practices actually complement each other, in mindfulness? How do we reconcile Buddhist concepts like non-violence with a fighting practice like judo, karate or jiu jitsu? Long-standing martial arts instructor and meditator Jeff Eisenberg addresses ... read more

A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer's and other Dementias: Practical Tools with Spiritual Insights

Megan Carnarius

Soul-searing, life-testing situations have what some call “fall-out blessings.” The book is about understanding some of the deeper lessons we are exposed to through caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. We all want a cure. But in the meantime, while this illness is still with us, how can we create a quality of life for each person in each stage of the disease? Ho... read more

Soul-searing, life-testing situations have what some call “fall-out blessings.” The book is about understanding some of the deeper lessons we are exposed to through caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. We all want a cure. But in the meantime, while this illness is still with us, how can we create a quality of life for each person in each stage of the disease? Ho... read more

The Simple Act of Planting a Tree

Andy Lipkis, Katie Lipkis

A guide to ecological health presents the reader with directions on how to organize a community tree-planting project

A guide to ecological health presents the reader with directions on how to organize a community tree-planting project

Life Cast: Behind the Mask

Willa Shalit

A sculptor tells how she uses a technique originated in the times of the Egyptian pharaohs to make plaster masks of famous people and how she shares her art with blind patrons who touch her work and get their first tactile view of the world's notables.

A sculptor tells how she uses a technique originated in the times of the Egyptian pharaohs to make plaster masks of famous people and how she shares her art with blind patrons who touch her work and get their first tactile view of the world's notables.

The Confident Creative: Drawing to Free the Hand and Mind

Cat Bennett

Using simple methods and yogic theory, this unique guide focuses on the art of drawing as a way to unblock creativity and create artistic confidence. Both practicing and beginning artists will learn to develop drawing skills, overcome creative blocks, and enter the meditative state in order to find creative connections and confidence. Featuring full-color examples from professional artists, th... read more

Using simple methods and yogic theory, this unique guide focuses on the art of drawing as a way to unblock creativity and create artistic confidence. Both practicing and beginning artists will learn to develop drawing skills, overcome creative blocks, and enter the meditative state in order to find creative connections and confidence. Featuring full-color examples from professional artists, th... read more

Princes, Frogs and Ugly Sisters: The Healing Power of the Grimm Brothers Tales

Dr. Allan G. Hunter

Analyzing the ways in which the Grimm brothers' tales provide real, vital insights into how to live more happily, understand the need for personal and psychological growth, and find that significant other, this innovative study revives the true healing nature of these beloved tales. Combining enjoyment of these tales with insightful research, this exploration uses actual case histories to show... read more

Analyzing the ways in which the Grimm brothers' tales provide real, vital insights into how to live more happily, understand the need for personal and psychological growth, and find that significant other, this innovative study revives the true healing nature of these beloved tales. Combining enjoyment of these tales with insightful research, this exploration uses actual case histories to show... read more

Self-Care for the Self-Aware: A Guide for Highly Sensitive People, Empaths, Intuitives, and Healers

Dave Markowitz

Are you frustrated because you haven't yet healed? If your symptoms of physical, emotional, or energetic pains and illness keep reoccurring no matter what you've done, this book is for you! If you are overweight, or are inexplicably lethargic, unfocused, or feeling lost, there is a reason. If you are anxious, depressed, or have digestion/elimination difficulties, your energetic sensitivities l... read more

Are you frustrated because you haven't yet healed? If your symptoms of physical, emotional, or energetic pains and illness keep reoccurring no matter what you've done, this book is for you! If you are overweight, or are inexplicably lethargic, unfocused, or feeling lost, there is a reason. If you are anxious, depressed, or have digestion/elimination difficulties, your energetic sensitivities l... read more

The Gift of Forgiveness: A Magical Encounter with don Miguel Ruiz

Olivier Clerc

Detailing the author's attendance at a Toltec workshop with don Miguel Ruiz in Teotihuacán, Mexico, this guide unearths and explores the unique and simple tool of forgiveness. The resource explains how this practical and powerful tool is believed to have immediate impact by bringing relief while unleashing love that has been blocked by personal resentments. Through the magic of reversal taught... read more

Detailing the author's attendance at a Toltec workshop with don Miguel Ruiz in Teotihuacán, Mexico, this guide unearths and explores the unique and simple tool of forgiveness. The resource explains how this practical and powerful tool is believed to have immediate impact by bringing relief while unleashing love that has been blocked by personal resentments. Through the magic of reversal taught... read more

Discovery Travel Adventure Whale Watching (Discovery Travel Adventures)

This 224-page title ventures into the secret realm of cetaceans, where whales are sovereigns of the deep, and playful dolphins merrily hold court. Informative essays look at all matters cetacean, from their renowned intelligence to the history of whaling, as well as providing a guide to the top whale and dolphin watching destinations around the world. A Travel Tips section includes carefully s... read more

This 224-page title ventures into the secret realm of cetaceans, where whales are sovereigns of the deep, and playful dolphins merrily hold court. Informative essays look at all matters cetacean, from their renowned intelligence to the history of whaling, as well as providing a guide to the top whale and dolphin watching destinations around the world. A Travel Tips section includes carefully s... read more

Insight Guides Arizona and the Grand Canyon

Nicky Leach

Insight Guide Arizona and the Grand Canyon is an essential guide to one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world. It includes advice on how and when to visit the Grand Canyon, as well as what other sights are worth visiting in the region. Our inspirational Best of Arizona section highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you al... read more

Insight Guide Arizona and the Grand Canyon is an essential guide to one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world. It includes advice on how and when to visit the Grand Canyon, as well as what other sights are worth visiting in the region. Our inspirational Best of Arizona section highlights unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you al... read more

Insight Guides USA Southwest

Insight Guides

Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey.An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook.From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of the American Southwest, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, and hidden cultur... read more

Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey.An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook.From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of the American Southwest, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, and hidden cultur... read more

New Mexico Off the Beaten Path®: Discover Your Fun (Off the Beaten Path Series)

Nicky Leach

Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, New Mexico Off the Beaten Path shows you the Land of Enchantment with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed—from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds and unusual locales. So if you’ve ... read more

Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, New Mexico Off the Beaten Path shows you the Land of Enchantment with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed—from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds and unusual locales. So if you’ve ... read more

Insiders' Guide® to Santa Fe (Insiders' Guide Series)

Nicky Leach

Insiders' Guide to Santa Fe is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this beautiful New Mexico city. Written by a local (and true insider), it offers a personal and practical perspective of Sante Fe and its surrounding environs.

Insiders' Guide to Santa Fe is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this beautiful New Mexico city. Written by a local (and true insider), it offers a personal and practical perspective of Sante Fe and its surrounding environs.

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