Ruth Fecych

Ruth Fecych - Editor

New York, NY, United States

nonfiction book/ book proposal editor

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Overview

I am a nonfiction book/line editor with over 30 years experience in New York publishing--Times Books/Random House/Simon & Schuster. Projects have included NYT Bestsellers and NYT Notable Books. I specialize in narrative nonfiction, investigative reporting/current events, and memoir.
Selected list of edited books:

Democrazy by Trey Radel, Blue Rider Press
The CEO Pay Machine by Steve Clifford, Blue Rider Press
Power Forward: My Presidential Education by Reggie Love, S&S
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, S&S (NYT Bestseller)
From Scratch: Inside the Food Network by Allen Salkin, G.P. Putnam

Simon & Schuster 1998-2010
The Night of the Gun by David Carr
Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins (National Book Award Fiction nominee)
Joe DiMaggio: A Life by Richard Ben Cramer
The Collaborative Habit by Twyla Tharp
The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
Fortune’s Fool: Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music, and an Industry in Crisis by Fred Goodman
(FT/GOLDMAN SACHS BEST BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR LONGLIST)
Fair Game: How a Top CIA Agent was Betrayed by Her Own Government by Valerie Plame Wilson
Third Term by Paul Begala
The Perfect Wife: The Life and Choices of Laura Bush by Ann Gerhart
One Big Table by Molly O’Neill
Italian, My Way by Jonathan Waxman

RANDOM HOUSE/VILLARD/TIMES BOOKS 1989-1998
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Hit Men by Fredric Dannen (NYT Bestseller/ASCAP AND RALPH J. GLEASON MUSIC AWARDS)
The Mansion on the Hill by Fred Goodman (RALPH J. GLEASON MUSIC AWARD)
Jesse: A Biography of Jesse Jackson by Marshall Frady
Still Me by Christopher Reeve

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
History
Politics & Current Affairs

Work experience

senior editor

Simon and Schuster
May, 1998 – September, 2010 (over 12 years)

senior editor

Simon & Schuster
May, 1998 – September, 2010 (over 12 years)

senior editor

Simon & Schuster
May, 1998 – September, 2010 (over 12 years)

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