Shana Murph

Shana Murph - Editor

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Editor specializing in health education, African-American life, Womanist studies, and Black theology. More than 20 years of experience.

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Overview

As an editor, I have more than 20 years of experience working in book publishing, communications, and e-learning. I have 10 years of book industry experience working as a development editor, copy editor and project manager for publishers such as Perseus Books Group, Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer Health, and David C Cook. In woking at Wolters Kluwer Health, I have performed development editing on titles such as Contemporary Practical/Vocational Nursing by Corinne Kurzen and Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts by Barbara Timby, Development editing entails checking clinical content for currency and accuracy, rewording unclear language, reorganizing features and sections of content, and ensuring that complex concepts are thoroughly explained. As a development editor in nursing education, I have also been able to consult with authors on how to handle cultural content and sensitive topics regarding race and ethnicity in health care settings.

I provide development editing, copyediting, and proofreading services for writers who are self-publishing or working with a publisher. I also provide editing services for publishing companies. My specialties include Christian living and curriculum, devotionals, African American history and culture, nursing education (LPN/LVN, BSN, and advanced practice), politics, and history. My digital publishing experience includes copyediting e-learning courseware for nursing instructors and students, which includes assessments, case studies, and simulations.

Because I have worked worked across several book publishing industries (Christian, trade, and STEM), I have a very in-depth knowledge of various practices in book publishing.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
African American Fiction
Literary Fiction
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Health & Wellbeing
Inspirational
Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • BA in English, technical writing minor

Work experience

CEO/Founder

Self-employed
November, 2018 – Present (almost 3 years)

Senior Content Project Manager

FA Davis
October, 2016 – Present (about 5 years)

Manage all aspects of manuscript development and ensure a smooth workflow from development through release to production.

Product Development Editor

Wolters Kluwer
June, 2013 – October, 2016 (over 3 years)

Managed the content development of nursing textbooks to include digital content and the art program.

Writer/Editor

The Navigators
May, 2011 – June, 2013 (about 2 years)

Wrote and edited content for both internal and public Web sites.

Editor

David C Cook
September, 2009 – May, 2011 (over 1 year)

Managed the editorial production of in-class curriculum, which included writing and editing content for teachers and students.

Learning Services Editor/Quality Assurance Specialist

TeleTech
September, 2007 – January, 2009 (over 1 year)

Edited and tested the functionality of e-learning courses

Project Editor

Perseus Books Group
October, 2006 – October, 2007 (about 1 year)

Managed the editorial process for up to 20 books per year from acquisition to bound book, which included copyediting and proofreading manuscripts, and reviewing cover copy.

Developmental Editor

Elsevier
August, 2002 – April, 2004 (over 1 year)

Managed 11 medical practice titles from pre-contract to production; created schedules and coordinated manuscript transmittal dates with production.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Pocket Guide for Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approach

Sharon Jensen MN RN

The second edition of the Pocket Guide is designed to work as a clinical handbook and up-to-date reference for nurses when interviewing patients of all age groups and cultural backgrounds, taking health histories, promoting health, and performing physical assessments. The content derives from and has been developed in conjunction with Jensen's Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approac... read more

The second edition of the Pocket Guide is designed to work as a clinical handbook and up-to-date reference for nurses when interviewing patients of all age groups and cultural backgrounds, taking health histories, promoting health, and performing physical assessments. The content derives from and has been developed in conjunction with Jensen's Nursing Health Assessment: A Best Practice Approac... read more

Contemporary Practical/Vocational Nursing

Corrine Kurzen MEd MSN RN

This versatile text teaches the fundamentals of being a student nurse and the critical leadership and management skills for a successful career. Contemporary Practical/Vocational Nursing is written specifically for the LPN/LVN student to provide a basic introduction to the nursing profession with an emphasis on life-long learning, leadership skills, and career planning. While the importance of... read more

This versatile text teaches the fundamentals of being a student nurse and the critical leadership and management skills for a successful career. Contemporary Practical/Vocational Nursing is written specifically for the LPN/LVN student to provide a basic introduction to the nursing profession with an emphasis on life-long learning, leadership skills, and career planning. While the importance of... read more

Focus on Nursing Pharmacology

Amy M. Karch RN MS

Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Help your students develop the knowledge they need to deliver safe, effective drug therapy. This proven resource reviews and integrates students’ baseline knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, an... read more

Publisher’s Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Help your students develop the knowledge they need to deliver safe, effective drug therapy. This proven resource reviews and integrates students’ baseline knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, an... read more

Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts

Mrs. Barbara Kuhn Timby RN BC BSN MA

This trusted text helps LPN/LVN students develop the understanding and clinical skills necessary for effective practice in today’s challenging health care environments. Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts, 11th Edition, continues the tradition of excellent coverage of basic nursing theory and clinical skills that have long made this text a leading resource for LPN/LVN students at the start... read more

This trusted text helps LPN/LVN students develop the understanding and clinical skills necessary for effective practice in today’s challenging health care environments. Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts, 11th Edition, continues the tradition of excellent coverage of basic nursing theory and clinical skills that have long made this text a leading resource for LPN/LVN students at the start... read more

Community & Public Health Nursing: Promoting the Public's Health

Cherie Rector

This student-friendly, highly visual text expands students’ viewpoints from the client-nurse relationship to a population focus. Acknowledging that population-focused tools and interventions are needed in acute care, as infection rates continue to rise and nurse-sensitive outcome indictors are closely monitored, Cherie Rector weaves in meaningful, real-life examples, case studies, and perspect... read more

This student-friendly, highly visual text expands students’ viewpoints from the client-nurse relationship to a population focus. Acknowledging that population-focused tools and interventions are needed in acute care, as infection rates continue to rise and nurse-sensitive outcome indictors are closely monitored, Cherie Rector weaves in meaningful, real-life examples, case studies, and perspect... read more

Professional Issues in Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities

Carol J. Huston MSN MPA DPA

Today’s nursing students feel immense pressure. K-12 programs often have taught students to be test-oriented, and when successful high school students enter a nursing program, they often quickly learn that the stakes are different and how students “used to study” no longer applies. Today’s nursing students are excited for their future career, but it seems far off compared to the immediate need... read more

Today’s nursing students feel immense pressure. K-12 programs often have taught students to be test-oriented, and when successful high school students enter a nursing program, they often quickly learn that the stakes are different and how students “used to study” no longer applies. Today’s nursing students are excited for their future career, but it seems far off compared to the immediate need... read more

Soul Food & Living Water: Spiritual Nourishment for African-American Families (Focus on the Family Books)

Yolanda Powell, William J. Powell

African American families today face unique challenges. Raising a family to walk as followers of Christ is one of the most important journeys.Soul Food and Living Wateris the perfect resource to help families develop patterns and disciplines that will keep them on the""narrow road.""Designed to especially reflect the rich cultural heritage of African Americans and their strong faith in Jesus C... read more

African American families today face unique challenges. Raising a family to walk as followers of Christ is one of the most important journeys.Soul Food and Living Wateris the perfect resource to help families develop patterns and disciplines that will keep them on the""narrow road.""Designed to especially reflect the rich cultural heritage of African Americans and their strong faith in Jesus C... read more

Alex Haley: The 30th Anniversary Edition: Roots

Alex Haley

One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn't been seen since the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The book sold over one million copies in the first year, and the miniseries was watched by an astonishing 130 million people. It also won both the Pulitz... read more

One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn't been seen since the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The book sold over one million copies in the first year, and the miniseries was watched by an astonishing 130 million people. It also won both the Pulitz... read more

Tip-Off: How the 1984 NBA Draft Changed Basketball Forever

Filip Bondy

The 1984 NBA draft is most remembered as the one where Michael Jordan slipped to third behind number-one pick Hakeem Olajuwon...and the immortal Sam Bowie. You could understand the Houston Rockets choosing Olajuwon, but how on earth could the Portland Trailblazers pass up Jordan for the injury-prone Bowie? For the first time, Filip Bondy pieces together the entire backstory of the draft: from ... read more

The 1984 NBA draft is most remembered as the one where Michael Jordan slipped to third behind number-one pick Hakeem Olajuwon...and the immortal Sam Bowie. You could understand the Houston Rockets choosing Olajuwon, but how on earth could the Portland Trailblazers pass up Jordan for the injury-prone Bowie? For the first time, Filip Bondy pieces together the entire backstory of the draft: from ... read more

High Society: How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What to Do About It

Joseph A. Califano Jr.

An excellent book that provides a call-to-action and provides a practical road map to stem the ravages of substance abuse in America. This book is America's wake-up call and could cause a revolution in the way we battle drugs if we heed the call. Author Califano Jr., the chair & president of the National Center on Addiction and Subtance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University knows what he is talk... read more

An excellent book that provides a call-to-action and provides a practical road map to stem the ravages of substance abuse in America. This book is America's wake-up call and could cause a revolution in the way we battle drugs if we heed the call. Author Califano Jr., the chair & president of the National Center on Addiction and Subtance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University knows what he is talk... read more

Cape Wind: Money, Celebrity, Energy, Class, Politics, and the Battle for Our Energy Future

Robert Whitcomb, Wendy Williams

When Jim Gordon set out to build a wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, he knew some people might object. But there was a lot of merit in creating a privately funded, clean energy source for energy-starved New England, and he felt sure most people would recognize it eventually. Instead, all Hell broke loose. Gordon had unwittingly challenged the privileges of some of America's richest and most... read more

When Jim Gordon set out to build a wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, he knew some people might object. But there was a lot of merit in creating a privately funded, clean energy source for energy-starved New England, and he felt sure most people would recognize it eventually. Instead, all Hell broke loose. Gordon had unwittingly challenged the privileges of some of America's richest and most... read more

Phillips's Manual of I.V. Therapeutics: Evidence-Based Practice for Infusion Therapy

Lisa Gorski Lisa Gorski MS HHCNS-BC CRNI®, Lynn Dianne Phillips MSN RN CRNI®

The perfect resource for any setting where infusion therapy skills are required! Its popular, self-paced approach makes it ideal for classroom and clinical settings as it progresses from the basics to advanced techniques while incorporating theory into clinical application. An expanded focus on evidence-based practice, a more streamlined format, and new Plus Code Premium resources online at Da... read more

The perfect resource for any setting where infusion therapy skills are required! Its popular, self-paced approach makes it ideal for classroom and clinical settings as it progresses from the basics to advanced techniques while incorporating theory into clinical application. An expanded focus on evidence-based practice, a more streamlined format, and new Plus Code Premium resources online at Da... read more

Daniel's Wife

Christian, Anna , Design, marcSierre'

Then Sings My Soul

Christian, Anna

Shana has 13 reviews

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RoRo Drinkard
Shana was a pleasure to work with. Provided excellent feedback and always willing to address questions as they arose. She was timely and communicated regularly! Thanks again Shana!!!

RoRo Drinkard, June 2021


DeWitt Williams
I didn't do a lot of communicating with Shana. At the beginning and at the end in writing. Her editing was good. At first, I thought her evaluation of my story was a little hard but after thinking about it, I feel she acurately appraised everything and if I follow her suggestions I will have a good book.

DeWitt Williams, March 2021


Matthew King
Knowledgeable, and added to my manuscript while preserving my voice.

Matthew King, September 2020


Michelle Graff
I would highly recommend Shana for any editing project. She helped me to say what I wanted to say in the best way possible which greatly improved my manuscript . She was professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with.

Michelle Graff, September 2020


Mo Brooks
Shana was great! She went over and beyond to make sure my book was perfect. I would work with her again in a heartbeat! If you are wise you would go with Shana.

Mo Brooks, May 2020

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