Sarah Cisco

Sarah Cisco – Editor

Nonfiction editor formerly of Wiley and Pearson. I help authors create AWESOME books, including #1 bestsellers on Amazon.

Overview


As a professional editor, I've worked for some of the world's top companies — including Nestlé, Wiley, and Pearson. After working with me, two of my authors reached #1 bestseller status on Amazon and another landed a major publishing deal.


I'm passionate about helping my clients position themselves as leaders in their field, and one of the best ways to achieve that is by publishing great content.


But that's not always easy. It's hard to be objective about our own writing because we're so close to it.


And that's where I step in. As an experienced editor, I serve as the bridge between you and your readers, helping you to give them a book that's engaging and easy to read, logically organized, and crystal clear.



MINIMUM WORD COUNT


I’m currently only considering manuscripts that are 30,000+ words.



EXPERTISE


I specialize in nonfiction. Topics include business, tech, health and wellness, finance, and self-help. I have working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style and the Google Developer Documentation Style Guide.


Just scroll down the page to see a sample of books I've worked on.



WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING


"Sarah was a Godsend. Her attention to detail was amazing. I'd give her an A+. She is a consummate professional. She finished on time and on budget. I recommend her without qualification." — Kurt Krauss


"Sarah is a top-tier pro. Her manuscript input was sharp, detailed, authoritative, and clear, consistently improving the work. Her communication was timely and helpful. The working relationship felt collaborative, professional, and friendly. It was a delight to have Sarah on my team…. If you're looking for an outstanding editor, Sarah's for you." — Chris Cinnamon


"Sarah is a syntax ninja! She finished the project early, was a great communicator, and turned my sloppy mess into something I can be proud of. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs a kick-a** editor." — Parker Esmay


NEXT STEPS


If you're interested in working together, just send me your brief to get started. From there, we can discuss your editing needs and figure out the project details.


Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Sarah

Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Inspirational Technology
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2000 — Present

High-profile clients trust me with their content. As a professional editor, I've worked for some of the world's top companies — including Nestlé, Wiley, and Pearson. After working with me, two of my authors reached #1 bestseller status on Amazon and another landed a major publishing deal. I specialize in nonfiction. Topics include business, tech, health and wellness, finance, and self-help. I have working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style and the Google Developer Documentation Style Guide.

Pearson Learning Solutions

Sep, 2012 — May, 2013 (8 months)

Performed outreach to hundreds of university clients across the country. Worked directly with professors to create customized textbooks and e-learning solutions. Assisted the sales field with the acquisition of new and existing business while serving as the primary point of contact for custom projects. Ensured all projects met required sales margins and prepared sales forecasts.

John Wiley and Sons

Oct, 2007 — Oct, 2009 (about 2 years)

Managed the publication of 6-10 technical books per year at a global publisher. Provided feedback and coaching to writers throughout the writing process. Performed big-picture, structural edits on assigned titles. Maintained brand standards, brand voice, and style guides for 7 different book series. Worked on the launch of the Portable Genius series of Apple-related titles and was the lead editor on Switching to a Mac Portable Genius. Hired and managed subject matter experts. Coordinated workflow within the project team and approved the work of technical editors and copy editors. Worked closely with the graphics and production teams while ensuring adherence to publication dates and project schedules. Consulted with legal and marketing to ensure copyrights and branding. Reviewed page layouts and finalized books for press.

Portfolio

Frustrated by the expectations and communication styles of your young employees? Stop losing productivity to disengaged, under-performing, unmotivated, young workers. This books gives simple, ... read more
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
You’re SMART! You know that if you aren’t winning on Instagram, you aren’t winning. Having an audience that identifies with your message means doing more business, making more money, and gaini... read more
Copy Editing
There are already hundreds of thousands of cybersecurity professionals and according to some sources, there is a shortage of several more hundreds of thousands. Tribe of Hackers wants to chang... read more
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IT’S TIME TO STOP HIDING! You paid for the best coach training. You learned the marketing funnels. You’re working your ass off to get paying clients, but your business refuses to move forward,... read more
Copy Editing
Praise for Tai Chi for Knee Health: The Low-Impact Exercise System for Eliminating Knee Pain“A must read for orthopedic specialists and anyone struggling with knee pain.” Paul G. Fendos, Jr., ... read more
Copy Editing
Tired of drowning in mess and clutter? Are your children too embarrassed by your messy house to invite friends over to play because it looks like a bomb went off inside it? Whether it’s your h... read more
Proofreading
Copy Editing
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Home of your dreams - or financial nightmare? Before you fall in love with a money pit - or pay way more than you should - get the inside scoop from an expert. This step-by-step guide will mak... read more
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
The Genius is in. You don't have to be a genius to switch from a PC to a Mac. But if you want to make the move with less hassle, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to share dat... read more
Developmental Editing Proofreading

Sarah has 23 reviews

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Chris C.

Chris C.

Jul, 2023

I collaborated with Sarah for copy editing support on my first book, and went right back to her for book #2. She's the best! Sarah's an eagle-eyed reader, sharing corrections and thoughtful suggestions, majorly improving the manuscript. Responsive, knowledgeable, clear, and collaborative, Sarah's a pro. I look forward to working with her on book #3!
Mark H.

Mark H.

Jun, 2021

Sarah was everything we could have wanted in a copyeditor. She clearly laid out her process from the beginning, letting us know what to expect. She’s so organized and clear! This made working with her a delight and a breeze. On the first and second round of copyediting (including proof edit), she took the time to learn about our concerns and questions, and her in-depth, careful reading was imme...
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Christopher S.

Christopher S.

May, 2020

Sarah was a joy to work with. She kept in touch every few days to give me status updates and finished the work one week ahead of schedule. She left very detailed notes that have helped me learn and grow. I feel that my next book will be even better because of what I have learned from our collaboration. I would reccomend Sarah and hire her again if given the chance.
Mark H.

Mark H.

Apr, 2020

Sarah is very thorough, very detailed and very professional. Overall a pleasure to work with.
Dace P.

Dace P.

Dec, 2019

Very grateful that I found Sarah and she was editing of my "Book of Truth". Incredible experience. Sarah put all her HEART and SOUL in my book and did much more as I could ever expect or wish! Her professionalism, her attitude, the way how she is working - simply amazing!!! Sarah, thank you so much for all the work what you did in my book! You helped it to experience rebirth. And this book w...
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