Brian O'Connor

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Greenwich, CT, USA

Former acquiring editor, current developmental and copy editor.

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Overview

I'm a former acquiring editor at Palgrave Macmillan and Springer Nature. I was a Deputy Web Editor at Foreign Affairs, and currently work as a developmental editor and digital marketing strategist.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Career Guides
Finance & Accounting
Life Sciences
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Politics & Current Affairs
Publishing
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Partner

Self-employed
March, 2016 – Present (about 3 years)

Brunch Money offers a flexible approach to digital strategy consulting. We tackle projects including editing, narrative and brand identity, editorial strategy, copywriting, audience development, search engine optimization, marketing and communications. We are published authors and editors who know how to turn words into something outstanding.

Audience Development Director

Morgan Stanley
January, 2017 – April, 2018 (about 1 year)

I created Morgan Stanley's social media strategy for Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter (which was named by The Street as one of the top 15 finance accounts to follow in 2017: I also built and grew audiences, increased engagement across Morgan Stanley’s digital properties by leveraging SEO campaigns, keyword research, database segmentation, retargeting, social media marketing, and turning website visitors into email subscribers.

Deputy Web Editor

Foreign Affairs
February, 2015 – June, 2016 (over 1 year)

I commissioned, evaluated, and edited three mid- to longform articles weekly, written by expert policymakers, scholars, and journalists based on current news events and web traffic patterns. I also oversaw copy from submission to publication, including tracking copy, developmental and line editing, proofreading, staging, and photo research for daily publication.

Editor

Palgrave Macmillan
December, 2012 – January, 2015 (about 2 years)

I built a publishing platform worth $1.5 million in annual revenue, while also fostering new online publication platforms for book and digital projects. I also published 80-plus books per year, overseeing projects from proposal to book stage. Lastly, I established and maintained publishing relationships with academics and policy experts, including former diplomats, universities, and think tanks.

Associate Editor

Springer Nature
October, 2009 – December, 2012 (about 3 years)

Assistant Editor

Springer Publishing Company
July, 2008 – November, 2009 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (15 selected works)

American Ambassadors: The Past, Present, and Future of America's Diplomats

Dennis C. Jett

There are two ways to become an ambassador: a lifetime of dedicated civil service in remote, often life-imperiling locales, or to be a wealthy political benefactor. One route provides grueling work that may never result in this heralded position in the American political landscape, serving some of the world's most challenged nations as they undergo radical change. The other route is considered... read more

There are two ways to become an ambassador: a lifetime of dedicated civil service in remote, often life-imperiling locales, or to be a wealthy political benefactor. One route provides grueling work that may never result in this heralded position in the American political landscape, serving some of the world's most challenged nations as they undergo radical change. The other route is considered... read more

A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case

R. Barnett, J. Adler, D. Bernstein, O. Kerr, D. Kopel, I. Somin

The Affordable Care Act debate was one of the most important and most public examinations of the Constitution in our history. At the forefront of that debate were the bloggers of the Volokh Conspiracy who, from before the law was even passed, engaged in a spirited, erudite, and accessible discussion of the legal issues involved in the case.

The Affordable Care Act debate was one of the most important and most public examinations of the Constitution in our history. At the forefront of that debate were the bloggers of the Volokh Conspiracy who, from before the law was even passed, engaged in a spirited, erudite, and accessible discussion of the legal issues involved in the case.

Pathways to the US Supreme Court: From the Arena to the Monastery

Garrison Nelson

As the arbiter of the Constitution, it is presumed that the US Supreme Court decrees "the law of the land" in a fair-minded and even-handed manner. Key decisions in the Court's history have challenged these assumptions, giving way to a greater discussion about how judges are chosen, and the ideological roots from which they rule. This book explores more than two centuries of Supreme Court just... read more

As the arbiter of the Constitution, it is presumed that the US Supreme Court decrees "the law of the land" in a fair-minded and even-handed manner. Key decisions in the Court's history have challenged these assumptions, giving way to a greater discussion about how judges are chosen, and the ideological roots from which they rule. This book explores more than two centuries of Supreme Court just... read more

Judging Free Speech: First Amendment Jurisprudence of US Supreme Court Justices

Helen J. Knowles, Steven B. Lichtman

Judging Free Speech contains nine original essays by political scientists and legal scholars, each providing a comprehensive, yet concise and accessible overview of the free speech jurisprudence of a United States Supreme Court Justice. Analyzing the first amendment expressive freedom opinions of justices from the nineteen twenties through the twenty-first century, the essays go beyond simply ... read more

Judging Free Speech contains nine original essays by political scientists and legal scholars, each providing a comprehensive, yet concise and accessible overview of the free speech jurisprudence of a United States Supreme Court Justice. Analyzing the first amendment expressive freedom opinions of justices from the nineteen twenties through the twenty-first century, the essays go beyond simply ... read more

US Environmental Policy in Action: Practice and Implementation

S. Rinfret, M. Pautz

US Environmental Policy: A Practical Approach to Understanding Implementation provides a comprehensive look at the creation, implementation, and evaluation of environmental policy, which is of particular importance in an era of congressional gridlock. With a focus grounded in the front-lines of environmental policy, readers are afforded examples of how environmental policy works through case s... read more

US Environmental Policy: A Practical Approach to Understanding Implementation provides a comprehensive look at the creation, implementation, and evaluation of environmental policy, which is of particular importance in an era of congressional gridlock. With a focus grounded in the front-lines of environmental policy, readers are afforded examples of how environmental policy works through case s... read more

The Political World of Bob Dylan: Freedom and Justice, Power and Sin (Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice)

Jeff Taylor, Chad Israelson

This is the definitive book on the politics of Bob Dylan. It comprehensively examines his relationship with contemporary social, political, and religious cultures. Generally associated with the New Left politics of the 1960s, Dylan's political worldview transcends that narrow description. The ideas he has expressed in songs and interviews can be categorized as traditional, populist, and anarch... read more

This is the definitive book on the politics of Bob Dylan. It comprehensively examines his relationship with contemporary social, political, and religious cultures. Generally associated with the New Left politics of the 1960s, Dylan's political worldview transcends that narrow description. The ideas he has expressed in songs and interviews can be categorized as traditional, populist, and anarch... read more

Privacy in a Cyber Age: Policy and Practice (Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity)

Amitai Etzioni, Christopher J Rice

This book lays out the foundation of a privacy doctrine suitable to the cyber age. It limits the volume, sensitivity, and secondary analysis that can be carried out. In studying these matters, the book examines the privacy issues raised by the NSA, publication of state secrets, and DNA usage.

This book lays out the foundation of a privacy doctrine suitable to the cyber age. It limits the volume, sensitivity, and secondary analysis that can be carried out. In studying these matters, the book examines the privacy issues raised by the NSA, publication of state secrets, and DNA usage.

Masculinity, Media, and the American Presidency (The Evolving American Presidency)

Meredith Conroy

Conceptions of political leadership in the United States value qualities considered traditionally masculine and largely reject qualities that are considered feminine. To what extent does the media play a role in the maintenance of this gender hierarchy, where masculinity is the norm—and preference—in American politics? Meredith Conroy's analysis of presidential election media coverage finds th... read more

Conceptions of political leadership in the United States value qualities considered traditionally masculine and largely reject qualities that are considered feminine. To what extent does the media play a role in the maintenance of this gender hierarchy, where masculinity is the norm—and preference—in American politics? Meredith Conroy's analysis of presidential election media coverage finds th... read more

America in the Shadow of Empires

David Coates

America is in trouble at home and abroad. Difficulties abound: unemployment and poverty for many, financial pressure for most, opulence for just a privileged few. Yet America is also active abroad, in a role that is equally troubling and difficult. This book explores the relationship between problems at home and challenges abroad, to see if by reducing the latter we can improve the former. It ... read more

America is in trouble at home and abroad. Difficulties abound: unemployment and poverty for many, financial pressure for most, opulence for just a privileged few. Yet America is also active abroad, in a role that is equally troubling and difficult. This book explores the relationship between problems at home and challenges abroad, to see if by reducing the latter we can improve the former. It ... read more

Killing bin Laden: A Moral Analysis

B. Strawser

Strawser examines several possible ethical justifications for the killing of Osama bin Laden and finds nearly all of them wanting. One, however, he argues is sound: that bin Laden was liable to be killed as a necessary and proportionate act of defensive harm on behalf of innocent people.

Strawser examines several possible ethical justifications for the killing of Osama bin Laden and finds nearly all of them wanting. One, however, he argues is sound: that bin Laden was liable to be killed as a necessary and proportionate act of defensive harm on behalf of innocent people.

Religious Liberties for Corporations?: Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution

Ilya Shapiro, David H. Gans

This engaging book provides a comprehensive analysis of the issues in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the blockbuster legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act regulation that requires employer-sponsored health plans to provide contraceptive coverage. Through a series of debates between advocates on both sides of the case, the book tackles questions such as: whether for-profit corporations can assert... read more

This engaging book provides a comprehensive analysis of the issues in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the blockbuster legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act regulation that requires employer-sponsored health plans to provide contraceptive coverage. Through a series of debates between advocates on both sides of the case, the book tackles questions such as: whether for-profit corporations can assert... read more

Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

James V. Bono, Richard D. Scott

Now in its fully revised and updated second edition, this comprehensive, how-to text covers all aspects of revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA), complete with step-by-step descriptions of surgical techniques. Divided thematically into three main sections, part I discusses evaluation and diagnosis of the failed TKA, including imaging and updates on incidence and rationale for reoperation. Gen... read more

Now in its fully revised and updated second edition, this comprehensive, how-to text covers all aspects of revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA), complete with step-by-step descriptions of surgical techniques. Divided thematically into three main sections, part I discusses evaluation and diagnosis of the failed TKA, including imaging and updates on incidence and rationale for reoperation. Gen... read more

Complex Cases in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Compendium of Current Techniques

Covering both primary and revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA), each technique-oriented chapter in this book opens with a clinical case and an overview of the challenges and multiple options for management, and each section within the chapter will describe the physical exam, surgical approach, clinical outcome and recent supporting literature. Chapters will utilize bullet points for quick re... read more

Covering both primary and revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA), each technique-oriented chapter in this book opens with a clinical case and an overview of the challenges and multiple options for management, and each section within the chapter will describe the physical exam, surgical approach, clinical outcome and recent supporting literature. Chapters will utilize bullet points for quick re... read more

Musculoskeletal Sports and Spine Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide

Fulfilling the need for an easy-to-use resource on managing musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries, this book provides differential diagnostic workups with recommended gold standard evaluations that lead to a simple and accurate diagnosis, followed by first-line treatment options. Organized by five sections - head and neck, upper extremity, lower extremity, abdomen/pelvis with trunk and... read more

Fulfilling the need for an easy-to-use resource on managing musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries, this book provides differential diagnostic workups with recommended gold standard evaluations that lead to a simple and accurate diagnosis, followed by first-line treatment options. Organized by five sections - head and neck, upper extremity, lower extremity, abdomen/pelvis with trunk and... read more

Athletic Footwear and Orthoses in Sports Medicine

This concise manual is for sports medicine specialists who want to effectively prescribe footwear and orthotics for the athlete. The book provides a logical approach designed to maximize performance and minimize injury. In addition to the fundamentals, including athletic foot types, basic biomechanics, and gait evaluation, the text also addresses the assessment and prescription of shoes, inser... read more

This concise manual is for sports medicine specialists who want to effectively prescribe footwear and orthotics for the athlete. The book provides a logical approach designed to maximize performance and minimize injury. In addition to the fundamentals, including athletic foot types, basic biomechanics, and gait evaluation, the text also addresses the assessment and prescription of shoes, inser... read more

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