Ruth Fecych

Ruth Fecych - Editor

New York, NY, United States

nonfiction book/ book proposal editor

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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
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

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
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Political Science & 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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