Robert Weinstein

Robert Weinstein - Editor

Freehold, NJ, USA

I provide a complete range of editorial and editing services from full-length texts to short magazine articles and columns.

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I'm a veteran freelance editor with a focus on educational, professional, trades, and informational publishing.

I began my publishing career as an award-winning sales representative (covering all academic disciplines) and sponsoring editor (math and statistics) for McGraw-Hill's College Division. As editor, I took a list in free fall and led it to one of the premier spots in the industry. My responsibilities including proposal and competitive analysis, list management, and review analysis. I acquired new titles, renewed old ones, developed comprehensive supplements programs, analyzed reviews, helped my authors develop complete and consistent pedagogy, and collaborated with the production team all the way through printed books and supplements.

Since leaving McGraw-Hill in 1990, I have been a freelance editor for a variety of publishers. My responsibilities have ranged from tasks similar to my McGraw-Hill role to developmental and line editing, copy editing, proofreading, and indexing as well as writing.

I managed Worth Publishers' math list in the early 1990s. For American BookWorks, I developed and edited over two dozen titles of the HarperCollins College Outline Series, including titles in art and music, social sciences, history and government, mathematics, business and economics, and language arts. For Wiley, I developed college texts, mostly in accounting.

From 1998 to 2016, I was the main developmental and copy editor for Industrial Press, working very closing with the editorial director and head of production. I edited over 70 books for professionals, managers, and students in industry and manufacturing, in areas such as reliability and maintenance, machine shop strategies, cultural change, CNC programming, welding, math and statistics, inventory, materials science, cutting tools, best practices, and more.

I also co-wrote four editions of The Kids' College Alamanac: A First Look at College, an award-winning book written primarily for middle school and early high school students. As a result of this experience, as well as other writing experiences, I fully appreciate the author's perspective. I'm also strong at writing to spec.

I am a strong advocate for my authors and am fully committed to helping them communicate their information clearly to the target audience. One of my particular strengths is helping authors transform material developed for presentations given before live audiences into equally clear information that must stand alone for remote readers the author will never meet.

I look forward to helping you reach your audience with clarity and style.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Career Guides
Children's - Non-fiction
Education & Reference
Engineering
Engineering & Materials Science
Math & Science

Awards

  • Family Channel Seal of Quality Award

Work experience

Editor / Publisher / Owner

Self-employed
July, 1990 – Present (over 29 years)

Over the past three decades, I have provided a wide range of editorial services to many clients, including:

CUTTING TOOL ENGINEERING (2017-2018)
● Edited articles and columns, and wrote monthly column, for monthly print and online magazine published for the metalworking industry.

INDUSTRIAL PRESS (1998-2016)
● Lead developmental and copy editor for over 70 titles, working closely with the editorial director and production manager
● Titles included Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices (Gulati); Machine Shop Trade Secrets (Harvey); Handbook of Maintenance Management (Levitt); Successfully Managing Change in Organizations (Thomas); A New Strategy for Continuous Improvement (Slater); Appraising Management Performance (Moncrief and Curran); Effective Maintenance Management (Narayan); Total Production Maintenance (Wireman); Production Spare Parts: Optimizing the MRO Inventory Asset (Moncrief et al.); The Art of Sculpture Welding (McCoy); CNC Tips and Techniques (Smid); Programming of CNC Machines (Evans); Commercial Steel Estimating (Olsen); Die Design Fundamentals (Boljanovich and Paquin); Is My Machine Okay? (Perez and Conkey); Metalworking: Sink or Swim (Lipton); Statistics for Quality Control (Jackson); Trigonometry for Engineering Technology (Jackson)

JOHN WILEY AND SONS (2005-2010)
● Analyzed and developed college text books in accounting, nutrition, statistics, personal finance, and other disciplines. Line edited manuscripts. Provided competitive analysis for new projects under consideration
● Titles included Cost Management (Eldenburg and Wolcott); Managerial Accounting (Balakrishnan, Sivaramakrishnan, and Sprinkle); Auditing and Assurance Services (Hook)

GERSON PUBLISHING COMPANY and JIST PUBLISHING (1995-2005)
● Co-author (with Barbara Greenfeld) of four editions of The Kids College Almanac: A First Look at College, winner of The Family Channel Seal of Quality Award
● Production manager, marketer, and publisher of the first edition

WORTH PUBLISHERS (1991-1994)
● Acquisitions editor and project manager for mathematics list
● Signed and developed both new texts and revisions of existing texts
● Signed, managed, and edited a variety of supplements including study guides, answer keys, computerized test banks, videotape series, and graphing calculator tutorials

AMERICAN BOOKWORKS / HARPERCOLLINS (1990-1993)
● Developed and edited over two dozen books in the HarperCollins College Outline Series
● Titles included British History, 4e (Schulz); The Constitution of the United States, 13e (Spaeth and Smith); Elementary Algebra (Dykes); English Grammar (Daniels and Daniels); Harmony and Voice-Leading (Williams); Introduction to Art (Jones); Introduction to Business (Colby and Alkon); Introduction to Sociology (Goodman); Introduction to Statistics (Wagner); 20th Century United States History (Preston); and others

ADDITIONAL CLIENTS (1990-2018)
● Other clients through the years have included Visual Educations (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill), Momentum Press; Momentum Press;; Appleton and Lange; The South-Western Company, Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association; and more.

Experienced with both Chicago and AP styles, as well as customized styles.

Portfolio (26 selected works)

Machine Shop Trade Secrets

James Harvey

Written by an experienced machinist and plastic injection mold maker, this groundbreaking manual will have users thinking and producing like experienced machinists. Machine Shop Trade Secrets provides practical “how-to” information that can immediately be put to use to improve ones machining skills, craftsmanship, and productivity. It is sure to be used and referred to time and again.Users wil... read more

Written by an experienced machinist and plastic injection mold maker, this groundbreaking manual will have users thinking and producing like experienced machinists. Machine Shop Trade Secrets provides practical “how-to” information that can immediately be put to use to improve ones machining skills, craftsmanship, and productivity. It is sure to be used and referred to time and again.Users wil... read more

Maintenance Best Practices

Ramesh Gulati

"I have been a student of M&R for many years, though always in non-technical positions as a professional marketer for products and services companies in the industrial space. I realized whenever I studied Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices in preparation for the CMRP exam, that I was on the right track. Thank you for allowing me to successfully pass the exam as a result of your book on... read more

"I have been a student of M&R for many years, though always in non-technical positions as a professional marketer for products and services companies in the industrial space. I realized whenever I studied Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices in preparation for the CMRP exam, that I was on the right track. Thank you for allowing me to successfully pass the exam as a result of your book on... read more

Surviving the Spare Parts Crisis: Maintenance Storeroom and Inventory Control

Joel Levitt

The maintenance spare parts business is in turmoil. There have been fundamental changes in the sale, distribution, and storage of spare parts needed to maintain machinery and other physical assets. The key to uptime in manufacturing is managing risk, and Surviving the Spare Parts Crisis: Maintenance Storeroom and Inventory Control by Joel Levitt describes how to evaluate risk in the inventory.... read more

The maintenance spare parts business is in turmoil. There have been fundamental changes in the sale, distribution, and storage of spare parts needed to maintain machinery and other physical assets. The key to uptime in manufacturing is managing risk, and Surviving the Spare Parts Crisis: Maintenance Storeroom and Inventory Control by Joel Levitt describes how to evaluate risk in the inventory.... read more

The Kids' College Almanac: A First Look at College, 4th Ed (Kids' College Almanac: First Look at College)

Barbara C Greenfeld and Robert A Weinstein

A fun and interesting way for middle school students to get their first information about college and how it's a possible and worthwhile goal to pursue. Starts with the basics and gives a comprehensive overview of everything the student can expect when exploring college - all in bit-sized pieces. Also includes lots of fun trivia facts about colleges.

A fun and interesting way for middle school students to get their first information about college and how it's a possible and worthwhile goal to pursue. Starts with the basics and gives a comprehensive overview of everything the student can expect when exploring college - all in bit-sized pieces. Also includes lots of fun trivia facts about colleges.

The Art of Sculpture Welding: From Concept to Creation

Kristi Richardson McCoy

This extraordinary seven-part book covers the processes of creating 13 projects -- from pencils to vases to bicycles -- for all personalities, skill levels and interests. It is specifically designed for students, beginning welders, hobbyists, and do-it-yourselfers. Many of the plans have been built multiple times by students and others. The plans are easy to read and the projects are meant to ... read more

This extraordinary seven-part book covers the processes of creating 13 projects -- from pencils to vases to bicycles -- for all personalities, skill levels and interests. It is specifically designed for students, beginning welders, hobbyists, and do-it-yourselfers. Many of the plans have been built multiple times by students and others. The plans are easy to read and the projects are meant to ... read more

Programming of CNC Machines

Ken Evans

Written in a simple, easy-to-understand language by a skilled programmer with many years of experience teaching CNC machining to industry and in the classroom, this new edition offers a new chapter on feature-based Machining using Siemens, plus a new chapter featuring Fanuc NC guide I programming. It provides full descriptions of many operation and programming functions and illustrates their p... read more

Written in a simple, easy-to-understand language by a skilled programmer with many years of experience teaching CNC machining to industry and in the classroom, this new edition offers a new chapter on feature-based Machining using Siemens, plus a new chapter featuring Fanuc NC guide I programming. It provides full descriptions of many operation and programming functions and illustrates their p... read more

Failure Modes to Failure Codes

John Reeve, Derek Burley

As an improvement initiative, chronic failure analysis may be the most significant benefit yet to be realized by the world of asset management. When stakeholders talk about the accuracy of their CMMS, they are really referring to the absence of good failure data. Consequently, when management requests any type of failure analysis, they are usually thinking of a verbal exercise and talking to p... read more

As an improvement initiative, chronic failure analysis may be the most significant benefit yet to be realized by the world of asset management. When stakeholders talk about the accuracy of their CMMS, they are really referring to the absence of good failure data. Consequently, when management requests any type of failure analysis, they are usually thinking of a verbal exercise and talking to p... read more

Maintenance Strategy Series by Terry Wireman - Six Book Bundle

Terry Wireman

World renowned author and maintenance expert Terry Wireman has completed a 6 book collection including a valuable maintenance maturity model. The Maintenance Strategy ™ Series is the first collection of its kind. This bundled set includes the first six books: *Volume 1: Preventive Maintenance - The first volume in this series begins by detailing the importance of preventive maintenance to an o... read more

World renowned author and maintenance expert Terry Wireman has completed a 6 book collection including a valuable maintenance maturity model. The Maintenance Strategy ™ Series is the first collection of its kind. This bundled set includes the first six books: *Volume 1: Preventive Maintenance - The first volume in this series begins by detailing the importance of preventive maintenance to an o... read more

Improving Maintenance & Reliability Through Cultural Change

Stephen J. Thomas

This unique and innovative book explains how to improve your maintenance and reliability performance at the plant level by changing the organizations culture. It is specifically intended for middle managers in the manufacturing and process industries. This book demystifies the concept of organizational culture and links it with the eight elements of change: leadership, work process, structure,... read more

This unique and innovative book explains how to improve your maintenance and reliability performance at the plant level by changing the organizations culture. It is specifically intended for middle managers in the manufacturing and process industries. This book demystifies the concept of organizational culture and links it with the eight elements of change: leadership, work process, structure,... read more

Effective Maintenance Management

V. Narayan

Provides a risk reduction model which links maintenance to these risks.Enables readers to make the link between maintenance on one hand and safety, profitability, and asset life on the other.Examines risks faced during the life cycle of a process plant.Discusses a high cost, high downtime maintenance activity, namely plant shutdowns.Provides an in-depth look at qualitative and quantitative ris... read more

Provides a risk reduction model which links maintenance to these risks.Enables readers to make the link between maintenance on one hand and safety, profitability, and asset life on the other.Examines risks faced during the life cycle of a process plant.Discusses a high cost, high downtime maintenance activity, namely plant shutdowns.Provides an in-depth look at qualitative and quantitative ris... read more

HarperCollins College Outline Introduction to Sociology (HARPERCOLLINS COLLEGE OUTLINE SERIES)

Norman Goodman

Prepared for students by renowned professors and noted experts, here are the most extensive and proven study aids available, covering all the major areas of study in college curriculums. Each guide features: up-to-date scholarship; an easy-to-follow narrative outline form; specially designed and formatted pages; and much more.

Prepared for students by renowned professors and noted experts, here are the most extensive and proven study aids available, covering all the major areas of study in college curriculums. Each guide features: up-to-date scholarship; an easy-to-follow narrative outline form; specially designed and formatted pages; and much more.

15 Most Common Obstacles to World-Class Reliability: A Roadmap for Managers

Don Nyman

Examines the larger issues (culture, leadership, commitment, consistency) that functionaries cannot overcome without strong senior management involvement.Focuses on the managerial leadership, cultural change, organization-wide commitment, and perseverance required to transform the operational environment from reactive to proactive.Uses illustrations to visually convey Principles and Concepts o... read more

Examines the larger issues (culture, leadership, commitment, consistency) that functionaries cannot overcome without strong senior management involvement.Focuses on the managerial leadership, cultural change, organization-wide commitment, and perseverance required to transform the operational environment from reactive to proactive.Uses illustrations to visually convey Principles and Concepts o... read more

HarperCollins College Outline Introduction to Government

Larry Elowitz

This book is part of an all-new, in-depth series, featuring titles in all areas of study, including Humanities, Social Science, Business, Engineering, Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Featuring the most up-to-date information, each book is written by educators in the field, for students as well as the general reader. Without sacrificing quality, these outlines summarize the material... read more

This book is part of an all-new, in-depth series, featuring titles in all areas of study, including Humanities, Social Science, Business, Engineering, Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Featuring the most up-to-date information, each book is written by educators in the field, for students as well as the general reader. Without sacrificing quality, these outlines summarize the material... read more

HarperCollins College Outline Introduction to Economics (HARPERCOLLINS COLLEGE OUTLINE SERIES)

Stephen D. Casler

Prepared for students by renowned professors and noted experts, here are the most extensive and proven study aids available, covering all the major areas of study in college curriculums. Each guide features: up-to-date scholarship; an easy-to-follow narrative outline form; specially designed and formatted pages; and much more.

Prepared for students by renowned professors and noted experts, here are the most extensive and proven study aids available, covering all the major areas of study in college curriculums. Each guide features: up-to-date scholarship; an easy-to-follow narrative outline form; specially designed and formatted pages; and much more.

HarperCollins College Outline English Grammar by Daniels,David I.. [1991] Paperback

David / Daniels, Barbara Daniels

HarperCollins College Outline English Grammar by Daniels,David I.. [1991] Paperback

HarperCollins College Outline English Grammar by Daniels,David I.. [1991] Paperback

Cost Management: Measuring, Monitoring and Motivating Performance

Eldenburg

Printed in Asia - Carries Same Contents as of US edition - Opt Expedited Shipping for 3 to 4 day delivery -

Printed in Asia - Carries Same Contents as of US edition - Opt Expedited Shipping for 3 to 4 day delivery -

Auditing and Assurance Services: Understanding the Integrated Audit

Karen L. Hooks

Principles of Auditing presents auditing from the perspective of an integrated audit complying the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), under the standards of the Public Companies Accounting Oversight Board. It is the first textbook completely authored after SOX, and consequently uses the integrated audit model throughout. In addition, this text also facilitates an understanding of audits of non-public c... read more

Principles of Auditing presents auditing from the perspective of an integrated audit complying the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), under the standards of the Public Companies Accounting Oversight Board. It is the first textbook completely authored after SOX, and consequently uses the integrated audit model throughout. In addition, this text also facilitates an understanding of audits of non-public c... read more

Trigonometry for Engineering Technicians: With Mechanical, Civil, and Architectural Applications

Gary Powers

Trigonometry for Engineering Technology is designed to teach the fundamentals to students new to the subject and is also useful for in-house training programs and as a self-study refresher. The text uses mechanical, civil, and architectural applications to enhance its explanations of real-world scenarios. Its open format enables it to be used as a workbook either in class or for independent st... read more

Trigonometry for Engineering Technology is designed to teach the fundamentals to students new to the subject and is also useful for in-house training programs and as a self-study refresher. The text uses mechanical, civil, and architectural applications to enhance its explanations of real-world scenarios. Its open format enables it to be used as a workbook either in class or for independent st... read more

Fleet Purchasing, Maintenance and Reliability

Diarmaid Murphy

OverviewFleet Purchasing and Maintenance is a concise, easy to understand guide on vehicle purchasing and fleet maintenance for the benefit of business and maintenance managers at all levels, plus students and academics. Not a textbook full of formulas but a guide containing both detail and insights for the practicing fleet and financial manager.The book first covers all aspects of the vehicle... read more

OverviewFleet Purchasing and Maintenance is a concise, easy to understand guide on vehicle purchasing and fleet maintenance for the benefit of business and maintenance managers at all levels, plus students and academics. Not a textbook full of formulas but a guide containing both detail and insights for the practicing fleet and financial manager.The book first covers all aspects of the vehicle... read more

CNC Trade Secrets: A Guide to CNC Machine Shop Practices

James Harvey

OverviewCNC Trade Secrets is from the author of the bestselling and universally praisedMachine Shop Trade Secrets. This new manual does for CNC machining what the first book did for conventional machining.With this guide to proven CNC machine shop practices, you will be producing machine parts faster, with fewer errors, and with less labor. You’ll discover that you don’t have to know “everythi... read more

OverviewCNC Trade Secrets is from the author of the bestselling and universally praisedMachine Shop Trade Secrets. This new manual does for CNC machining what the first book did for conventional machining.With this guide to proven CNC machine shop practices, you will be producing machine parts faster, with fewer errors, and with less labor. You’ll discover that you don’t have to know “everythi... read more

Programmable Logic Controllers

Prof. Su Chen Jonathon Lin Ph. D.

The result of the author’s 30 years of teaching PLCs at two universities, Programmable Logic Controllers covers important and essential topics and skills a new PLC learner has to know and practice. Assuming the student knows nothing about the subject, it defines everything and features ample examples and breakdowns of important topics. Students taking PLC courses at two and four-year instituti... read more

The result of the author’s 30 years of teaching PLCs at two universities, Programmable Logic Controllers covers important and essential topics and skills a new PLC learner has to know and practice. Assuming the student knows nothing about the subject, it defines everything and features ample examples and breakdowns of important topics. Students taking PLC courses at two and four-year instituti... read more

Smart Inventory Solutions

Phillip Slater

Storeroom personnel, procurement, engineers and reliability professionals are increasingly being held accountable for materials and spare parts inventory management and in response they need to gain a better understanding of materials and spare parts inventory management principles and practices. This practical book delivers just that.This new edition will help you get the right parts, in the ... read more

Storeroom personnel, procurement, engineers and reliability professionals are increasingly being held accountable for materials and spare parts inventory management and in response they need to gain a better understanding of materials and spare parts inventory management principles and practices. This practical book delivers just that.This new edition will help you get the right parts, in the ... read more

Applied Dynamics in Engineering

Michael Spektor

This book is primarily a guide for professionals and can be used by students of Dynamics. It features 96 real-life problems in dynamics that are common in all engineering fields; including industrial, mechanical and electrical. And it uses a special table guide that allows the reader to find the solution to each specific problem. The descriptions of the solutions of problems are presented in t... read more

This book is primarily a guide for professionals and can be used by students of Dynamics. It features 96 real-life problems in dynamics that are common in all engineering fields; including industrial, mechanical and electrical. And it uses a special table guide that allows the reader to find the solution to each specific problem. The descriptions of the solutions of problems are presented in t... read more

Dosage Calculations for Medical Careers, Student Text

Kathryn A Haddix, James Whaley

Dosage Calculations for Medical Careers teaches the skills and techniques medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, pharmacy technicians, and paramedics need to calculate the amount of medication they should administer to patients. Students learn to calculate dosages based on ratio proportions, fraction proportions, the formula method, and dimensional analysis.

Dosage Calculations for Medical Careers teaches the skills and techniques medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, pharmacy technicians, and paramedics need to calculate the amount of medication they should administer to patients. Students learn to calculate dosages based on ratio proportions, fraction proportions, the formula method, and dimensional analysis.

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Stanley chao
Great work. Turned around in 24 hours.

Stanley chao, November 2019

Robert Weinstein
Thank you, Stanley! It was a pleasure working with you and hope we'll have more opportunities in the future.

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