A member of the first class of women at Yale University, I received my training in publishing in the engineering department of college textbooks at Prentice Hall, back in the day when in-house training was thorough, orderly, and invaluable.
From Prentice Hall I went on to a few short-lived jobs in publishing that culminated in my employment with Cobb-Dunlop Publisher Services, one of the first companies to handle outsourcing of full projects from publishing companies. In 1988 I founded my own service, and spent many years producing textbooks and other books, college and professional, for over a dozen publishing houses.
Since 2005 I have been "playing the field," as they say, and have turned to projects that appeal to my artistic and personal side. When not editing or writing for a client, I run Homecoming Players, a theater company I co-founded, in Ithaca, New York.
With over forty years of publishing and editing experience, I am well qualified to help you with your next book--fiction, nonfiction, educational, trade. In short, if you wrote it, I can edit it!
Freelance editor/writer/blogger, with an emphasis in social sciences, humanities, fiction, trade, and memoirs.
Managed the production of educational and trade books for many publishing companies.
This highly respected, best-selling book offers an enjoyable, extraordinarily well-written introduction to the psychology of women. Appropriate for readers from a wide variety of backgrounds, this comprehensive book depicts women's experiences through direct quotations and an emphasis on empirical research. Known for its balance of scholarship, readability, and inclusion of various kinds of wo... read more
If change is the mantra of our moment in history, Social Change 2.0 may be poised to become its bible. Drawing on his three decades in the trenches of large-scale societal transformation, David Gershon described by the United Nations as a graceful revolutionary, offers an original and comprehensive roadmap to bring about fundamental change in our world. So many of the assumptions we have been ... read more
Niall and Christine left their careers in New York City for a simpler, more authentic life in a cottage outside the tiny village of Kilmihil in County Clare. "Their tale is a delightful romance."—The New York Times Book Review
Gail Straub, a leader in the human potential field, had helped thousands around the world find meaning and purpose in their lives, all the while sensing that something fundamental within her was missing. Many years after the premature death of her mother, she undertook a period of soul searching and came to believe that, like her mother and so many women of our time, she had overcorrected in t... read more
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I'm a freelance editor and collaborator who worked at HarperCollins Publishers for nine years before going freelance. Non-fiction only.
Collaborative editor and bestselling ghostwriter with 15 years of publishing experience, specializing in memoir and how-to.