I love my work and it shows. My patience is as high as my standards, and I am known for my encouragement and support for my authors, 24/7. I have a highly developed sense of humor, even in the crunch. Actually... especially in the crunch.
ABOUT PATRICIA G. HORAN
A forty-five-year veteran of the mainstream book and magazine publishing industries, Patricia Horan was the founding editor of a longstanding Crown/Random House division. There she developed, revised and reissued books and series, creating many perennial bestsellers. Among them are Gray's Anatomy, the Blooper humor series, the Avenel classics and the Arthur Rackham series of distinguished children's books.
She has also edited books for Time-Life, Fawcett, Watson-Guptill, Viking, Penguin, the Russell Sage Foundation, and AA World Services,and has written or edited titles published by Crown, Grove, Viking, Marshall Cavendish, and Tarcher Penguin. For Marshall Cavendish she edited The Encyclopedia of North American Indians, which was nominated for the Dartmouth Prize, and The Encyclopedia of the Ancient and Medieval World. She has updated, edited and written new forewords for many personal growth classics, including two out of the three Napoleon Hill volumes in Your Magic Right to Be Rich, issued by Penguin/Tarcher.
Patricia Horan was the co-founder and co-director of New York City’s Women and Wisdom, a center for spirituality, empowerment and personal growth in the seventies and eighties. Women and Wisdom was the acknowledged model for the current New York Open Center.
Her independent publishing imprint, The Round House Press, features a range of nonfiction titles, including The Book of Andrew; Dead Serious: What Not to Say to a Suicidal Person; Pain, Purpose, Passion: That Was Then, This is Now, 22 Triumphant Journeys; Painting Faces: The Art of Public Relations, and Healing Cancer Peacefully: A Memoir.
The daughter of the late historian, novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaperman James D. Horan, Patricia Horan works out of her office in Asheville, North Carolina.
I edit manuscripts on a freelance basis, and I am also capable of taking them to bound book through my
small indie press.
I work with my authors on the basis of trust, candor, encouragement, support, and collaboration, and I am there for them 24/7. Having been trained during book publishing's Golden Era, my standards are high, and I
am practiced in guiding authors to that level.
Not only is my extensive experience in the trade useful when it comes to memoir editing in particular, but so is my length of time on the planet. For instance, I do not have to Google "Eisenhower"!
I have been a suicidal thinker since late childhood and have tried to kill myself eight times in the last fifteen years, the last time at age forty-six. If there is one thing I have some serious and unfortunate experience in, it is about suicide and the ensuing treatments and drugs, and cruelest of all are some of the horrible things said while one is most fragile and desperate.Things like, “Y... read more
Dr. Nancy Offenhauser's memoir takes the reader with unwavering honesty from her 2002 diagnosis of endometrial cancer to her 2004 cancer-free state. She leads us step by step through a wide range of natural medicines and modalities, entirely bypassing conventional allopathic medicine. Dr. Offenhauser's extraordinary medical memory reveals how she learned to listen to her own body by listening ... read more
Twenty-two true stories of triumph through the most challenging times, by Peter Ajello · Cindy Anderson · Kathleen Booker· Sandra Champlain · Joe Cirulli · Marilyn Gansel · Erin Garcia ·Cathleen Halloran · Pamela Holtzman · Susan Jacobs · Jason Jean · Betsy Jennings · Margaret-Mary Kelly · Joe Leonardi · Jeremy Manning · Mary Monahan · Mel Morgan· Craig Piso · Martin Plowman · Betty Ruddy ·Dea... read more
Charles, a very young Southern child, tells his sister that he really should have been named “Andrew.” Decades later, an important early teacher of A Course in Miracles has a clairvoyant experience upon meeting Charles. He is startled to see a name emblazoned on Charles’s forehead.... Andrew. Charles goes to London and a famous psychic tells him, “You knew Jesus.” He has extraordinary mystical... read more
The Pork Chop in the Window A Madcap Family Memoir with Over 30 Retro Recipes "Ever since I can remember, dying meant fried veal cutlets," says Gloria Carnevale. "Put a pork chop in the window and my family will come." Here's Aunt Santa, Johnny Potatoes, Grandma Cracker and Aunt Marie, carrying the frozen side of beef she's sure she could never find upstate. You could probably live forever wit... read more
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Non-fiction copy-editor with more than 10 years of experience in helping authors develop and perfect their projects.
Passionate, empathetic editor of bestselling, award-winning fiction and nonfiction with 12 years at Penguin Random House & HarperCollins