Sasha Chaitow

Sasha Chaitow - Editor

London, UK

Editor and author with expertise in allied health and cultural history. A series editor for Elsevier, I'm also a trained historian.

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Overview

With two books and numerous scholarly articles to my name, my professional experience spans the humanities and the sciences. Though my career began in the Humanities, early work experience focused more closely on health and wellbeing, leading me to develop transferable skills that I apply across disciplines. For over 20 years I have successfully assisted dozens of authors to reach publication through freelance editing and more recently through my journal editor roles (see portfolio). As an educator for 17 years, I tutor young adults and teachers in academic writing skills, leading to a lectureship in science writing at the University of Patras. My experience as an author and editor allows me to provide students and their tutors with direct industry insight, while classroom experience has developed my editorial acuity and perception of writers' needs.

Whether you simply need a second pair of eyes to catch those stray typos, someone whose sharp blue pen you can trust to make your work sing, or frank advice coupled with hands-on guidance to structure and prepare a research paper, proposal, or book manuscript, I'm excited to assist and support you throughout. I can rewrite your research paper for the media or help you develop your chapter outline into a full-length manuscript, and provide constructive evaluations from an industry perspective. I am equally experienced in writing and editing for scholarly and lay readerships and you will always receive a clear explanation of the rationale behind any editing decisions or recommendations, alongside tips and resources to improve your writing.

Representative work not supported by the permitted URLs is included in the "Portfolio section". Links, samples, and references are available upon request.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
History
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Religion & Spirituality

Certifications

  • PhD Cultural History
  • MA English Literature
  • MA History
  • BA Communication & Media

Work experience

Series Editor: Leon Chaitow Library of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

Elsevier
October, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

Oversight and coordination of the revision of my father's textbooks. A highly prolific author in the health sciences, since his passing I have undertaken custodianship of his literary legacy. As of 2020, I am partnering with selected editors, liaising with contributing authors, and editing the new editions to ensure continuity of voice and integrity of content.

In the books featured below, my roles were:

• Muscle Energy Techniques; Chronic Pelvic Pain; Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders: Editing the revised editions of these books due in 2022 - 2023
• Fascial Dysfunction: Proof-reading and final edits (2018).
• Palpation and Assessment in Manual Therapy: I contributed two chapters; proofed and edited additional chapters (2017).

Journal Editor

Self-employed
March, 2014 – Present (almost 7 years)

• Guest Editor, Reviewer, Contributor: Pomegranate International Journal of Pagan Studies, Equinox
• Managing Editor: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Elsevier
• Editor, Reviewer, Contributor: La Rosa di Paracelso, Mimesis

Educational Consultant and Trainer

Self-employed
June, 2003 – Present (over 17 years)

Since 2003 I have collaborated with a variety of language schools, specialising in EFL curriculum development and teacher training in Academic Writing and Critical Thinking for the Young Adult Classroom.

• (since 2014): Andrioti School
• (2006-2010): Kontada School
• (2004-5): Euroaccess School
• (2003-2004): Spanou Language School

Freelance Author & Editor

Self-employed
October, 1999 – Present (over 21 years)

I have worked with a range of publishers, as a columnist for journals and magazines, as well as private clients. Most of my work in the past decade has been for academics and scientists whose first language is not English, assisting them to hone and improve their writing to publication-ready standard. References and samples from private individuals are available upon request. The portfolio samples include journals and books in which I have published chapters or articles.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Fascial Dysfunction

Leon

Fascial dysfunction is now recognised as one of the main underlying causes of musculoskeletal pain leading to impaired and reduced mobility. These are the symptoms which confront all practitioners of manual therapy in their everyday practice. In this second edition of his very successful book, Leon Chaitow brings together contributions from 20 leading practitioners and researchers from many di... read more

Fascial dysfunction is now recognised as one of the main underlying causes of musculoskeletal pain leading to impaired and reduced mobility. These are the symptoms which confront all practitioners of manual therapy in their everyday practice. In this second edition of his very successful book, Leon Chaitow brings together contributions from 20 leading practitioners and researchers from many di... read more

Palpation and Assesment in Manual Therapy

Chaitow, Leon, Cambron, Jerrilyn, Ph.D., Chaitow, Sasha, Lowe, Whitney, McNeill, Sarah

Muscle Energy Techniques & Website E-Book (Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques)

Chaitow, Leon, Chaitow, Leon, Franke, Helge, Fryer, Gary, Ph.D., Murphy, Donald R., Liebenson, Craig

Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders E-Book

Leon Chaitow, Dinah Bradley, Christopher Gilbert

This authoritative, research-based book, written by a team of clinical experts, offers an introduction to the symptoms and causes of disordered breathing as well as the strategies and protocols that can be used to correct and restore normal breathing. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Breathing Pattern Disorders guides readers through a discussion of the current research that links disordered br... read more

This authoritative, research-based book, written by a team of clinical experts, offers an introduction to the symptoms and causes of disordered breathing as well as the strategies and protocols that can be used to correct and restore normal breathing. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Breathing Pattern Disorders guides readers through a discussion of the current research that links disordered br... read more

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction - E-Book

Leon Chaitow, Ruth Jones

Edited by Leon Chaitow and Ruth Lovegrove, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips. Covering all aspects of current diagnosis and management, this new book is suitable for physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, medical pain specialists, urologists, ur... read more

Edited by Leon Chaitow and Ruth Lovegrove, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips. Covering all aspects of current diagnosis and management, this new book is suitable for physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, medical pain specialists, urologists, ur... read more

Esotericism, Religion, and Politics (Studies in Esotericism)

Versluis, Arthur, Irwin, Lee, Phillips, Melinda

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