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Sandra Wendel

Sandra WendelEditor

Omaha, Nebraska

Sandra Wendel edits nonfiction books, primarily memoir, self-help/health, business, and true crime.

Overview

I am a skilled book editor of nonfiction (mainly memoir, true crime, business and leadership, and self-help/health). I like to work closely with "my authors" to help shape the book they truly want to write and publish. I consult on independent publishing options. My authors win awards.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences

Awards

  • Ben Franklin Silver, health/fitness
  • Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year, Silver
  • Midwest Book Award, Finalist

Work experience

Instructor

Metropolitan Community College

January, 2008 – Present (about 9 years)

Instructor for noncredit continuing education classes in how to write, publish, and market a book.

Chief Editor

Write On Inc

January, 1999 – Present (about 18 years)

Edit books, evaluate manuscripts, and advise on independent publishing options for authors of nonfiction.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

How Not to Be My Patient: A Physician's Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis

Edward T Creagan MD, Sandra Wendel

“Creagan responsibly and compassionately covers the many steps readers can take to give themselves the best odds of surviving or avoiding cancer and other diseases.” — Publishers Weekly The facts are clear. If you want to be healthy for life -Learn to talk so your doctor will listen. -Understand every diagnosis—and realize that you can survive bad news. -Follow Dr. Ed’s 8 simple commandments f... read more

“Creagan responsibly and compassionately covers the many steps readers can take to give themselves the best odds of surviving or avoiding cancer and other diseases.” — Publishers Weekly The facts are clear. If you want to be healthy for life -Learn to talk so your doctor will listen. -Understand every diagnosis—and realize that you can survive bad news. -Follow Dr. Ed’s 8 simple commandments f... read more

Bread or Death: Memories of My Childhood During and After the Holocaust

Milton Mendel Kleinberg

The war brought about scarcities of just about everything...except misery. “Alle raise,” (everybody out), the German soldiers screamed as they pounded on our door with the butts of their rifles. And thus began a 4,500-mile journey from Poland through Russia and Siberia and eventually to Uzbekistan in Central Asia, as the author’s family used bribery and darkness of night to flee as the Nazis i... read more

The war brought about scarcities of just about everything...except misery. “Alle raise,” (everybody out), the German soldiers screamed as they pounded on our door with the butts of their rifles. And thus began a 4,500-mile journey from Poland through Russia and Siberia and eventually to Uzbekistan in Central Asia, as the author’s family used bribery and darkness of night to flee as the Nazis i... read more

Long Journey Home: A Young Girl's Memoir of Surviving the Holocaust

Lucy Lipiner

The summer of 1939 turned out to be the last summer of author Lucy Lipiner’s childhood. On September 1, when she was six years old, her parents roused Lucy and her older sister from their beds, and with other relatives in tow fled their town of Sucha and the invasion by Nazi Germany . Their journey of survival was not easy, and in Long Journey Home: A Young Girl’s Memoir of Surviving the Holoc... read more

The summer of 1939 turned out to be the last summer of author Lucy Lipiner’s childhood. On September 1, when she was six years old, her parents roused Lucy and her older sister from their beds, and with other relatives in tow fled their town of Sucha and the invasion by Nazi Germany . Their journey of survival was not easy, and in Long Journey Home: A Young Girl’s Memoir of Surviving the Holoc... read more

The Empty Medicine Cabinet: The Pharmacist's Guide to the Hidden Danger of Drugs and the Healing Powers of Food

Dustin Rudolph

While pharmaceutical companies rake in billions, the health of a nation continues to decline rapidly, leaving patients and physicians searching for answers in all the wrong places. The Empty Medicine Cabinet: The Pharmacist’s Guide to the Hidden Danger of Drugs and the Healing Powers of Food wastes no time in explaining why this is so, offering solutions that target the cause of disease rather... read more

While pharmaceutical companies rake in billions, the health of a nation continues to decline rapidly, leaving patients and physicians searching for answers in all the wrong places. The Empty Medicine Cabinet: The Pharmacist’s Guide to the Hidden Danger of Drugs and the Healing Powers of Food wastes no time in explaining why this is so, offering solutions that target the cause of disease rather... read more

When the Mob Ran Vegas: Stories of Money, Mayhem and Murder

Steve Fischer

Vegas like you've never seen, tales you've never heard -- until now. Sizzing, behind-the-scenes stories about the men, the Mob, movie stars, and missing money that made '50s and '60s Vegas such a hot spot in the Nevada desert. “On opening night at the Cal-Neva Lodge, Sinatra's guests included Marilyn Monroe, Joe Kennedy and his son, John F. Kennedy. Also there that weekend were Johnny Roselli ... read more

Vegas like you've never seen, tales you've never heard -- until now. Sizzing, behind-the-scenes stories about the men, the Mob, movie stars, and missing money that made '50s and '60s Vegas such a hot spot in the Nevada desert. “On opening night at the Cal-Neva Lodge, Sinatra's guests included Marilyn Monroe, Joe Kennedy and his son, John F. Kennedy. Also there that weekend were Johnny Roselli ... read more

Busting Bad Guys: My True Crime Stories of Bookies, Drug Dealers and Ladies of the Night

Mark Langan

13 seconds of pure terror in a shootout with a drug dealer... Real crime. Real-life cop stories. In his gripping memoir of, Sergeant Mark Langan relives his front-row seat working the seamier side of crime during his decorated twenty-six-year career from youngest rookie in 1978 to narcotics sergeant on the Omaha Police force. Langan caught bold burglars who silently entered homes to get thrill... read more

13 seconds of pure terror in a shootout with a drug dealer... Real crime. Real-life cop stories. In his gripping memoir of, Sergeant Mark Langan relives his front-row seat working the seamier side of crime during his decorated twenty-six-year career from youngest rookie in 1978 to narcotics sergeant on the Omaha Police force. Langan caught bold burglars who silently entered homes to get thrill... read more

Three Bodies Burning: The Anatomy of an Investigation into Murder, Money, and Mexican Marijuana

Brian Bogdanoff

A haunting triple murder... the inside story of the investigation. When two worlds collide—the illegal transportation of tons of Mexican cartel marijuana to inner city gang members in a Midwestern city’s “hood”—three bodies end up burning, caught in a web of greed as a major international drug deal goes very bad. The chilling trail of evidence from a remote wooded area where three bodies are s... read more

A haunting triple murder... the inside story of the investigation. When two worlds collide—the illegal transportation of tons of Mexican cartel marijuana to inner city gang members in a Midwestern city’s “hood”—three bodies end up burning, caught in a web of greed as a major international drug deal goes very bad. The chilling trail of evidence from a remote wooded area where three bodies are s... read more

Veggies Not Included: Tales of My Triple Digit Weight Loss from the Fast Food Lane

Christine Leo

Veggies Not Included is the humorous and emotionally raw recounting of one woman’s weight loss journey from fed-up to freedom. Christine Leo lost 130 pounds following a wakeup call that included a gyno trip from hell, a bridal boutique snub and a Jumbotron screen. Instead of following the diet paths most frequently traveled, she lost seven pant sizes by counting calories in her favorite types ... read more

Veggies Not Included is the humorous and emotionally raw recounting of one woman’s weight loss journey from fed-up to freedom. Christine Leo lost 130 pounds following a wakeup call that included a gyno trip from hell, a bridal boutique snub and a Jumbotron screen. Instead of following the diet paths most frequently traveled, she lost seven pant sizes by counting calories in her favorite types ... read more

Online Classes That Work!: Discovering the Secrets to Teaching Online

William S. Hettinger Ph.D.

How do you make an online class work? Engage students in the learning process – just as you do in the face-to-face classroom. There’s just one catch. Strategies that work well in the traditional classroom may not work well in the online classroom. An online class must be designed for the online classroom and facilitated using techniques proven to engage students in an online environment. The d... read more

How do you make an online class work? Engage students in the learning process – just as you do in the face-to-face classroom. There’s just one catch. Strategies that work well in the traditional classroom may not work well in the online classroom. An online class must be designed for the online classroom and facilitated using techniques proven to engage students in an online environment. The d... read more

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