Sherry Mooney

Sherry Mooney - Editor

Boston, MA, USA

Over 8 years experience in literature, anthologies, and short fiction at Macmillan. I'm always looking for exciting new projects!

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Overview

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Over my career, I have worked for a number of publishers, most notably Macmillan, as well as several small fiction presses. My primary work for the past seven years has been in humanities textbooks, with a focus on literature, anthologies, and composition, though I have done freelance work on several novels over the past couple of years as well. I bring a thorough, careful eye to each project and enjoy working with authors at a wide variety of developmental stages.

I'm open to a variety of projects and genres and love working with new authors!
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Anthologies
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Short Story
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History

Certifications

  • Editing Certificate, University of Chicago

Work experience

Development Editor

Macmillan
August, 2011 – Present (over 8 years)

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology

Samuel Cohen

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology is the best-selling value-priced reader in the country because its virtues don't stop at the price. The book’s carefully chosen selections include both classic essays and high-interest, high-quality contemporary readings to truly engage students. The editorial apparatus is flexible and unobtrusive enough to support a variety of approaches to teaching composition... read more

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology is the best-selling value-priced reader in the country because its virtues don't stop at the price. The book’s carefully chosen selections include both classic essays and high-interest, high-quality contemporary readings to truly engage students. The editorial apparatus is flexible and unobtrusive enough to support a variety of approaches to teaching composition... read more

The Compact Reader 10e & LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers (Six-Month Access)

Jane E. Aaron, Ellen Kuhl Repetto, Bedford/St. Martin's

The Bedford Reader

X. J. Kennedy, Dorothy M. Kennedy, Jane E. Aaron, Ellen Kuhl Repetto

Long one of the most popular composition readers on the market, The Bedford Reader combines timeless readings with the leading voices of our day. It takes a practical and flexible approach to the rhetorical methods, focusing on their uses in varied writing situations. The unique and newly reimagined "Writers on Writing" feature connects reflections from professional writers with point-of-need ... read more

Long one of the most popular composition readers on the market, The Bedford Reader combines timeless readings with the leading voices of our day. It takes a practical and flexible approach to the rhetorical methods, focusing on their uses in varied writing situations. The unique and newly reimagined "Writers on Writing" feature connects reflections from professional writers with point-of-need ... read more

The Bedford Shakespeare

Russ McDonald, Lena Cowen Orlin

Finally, the collected works you’ve been waiting for: visual, historical, contextualized. Based on the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the text, The Bedford Shakespeare gathers the 25 most frequently taught plays and augments them with the rich historical and contextual materials you expect from Bedford/St. Martin’s. Thoughtful, provocative analysis by eminent scholars Russ McDonald and L... read more

Finally, the collected works you’ve been waiting for: visual, historical, contextualized. Based on the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the text, The Bedford Shakespeare gathers the 25 most frequently taught plays and augments them with the rich historical and contextual materials you expect from Bedford/St. Martin’s. Thoughtful, provocative analysis by eminent scholars Russ McDonald and L... read more

Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers

Sonia Maasik, Jack Solomon

Signs of Life in the USA works in the classroom because students love to talk and write about popular culture. Signs of Life teaches students to read and write critically about pop culture by providing them with a conceptual framework known as semiotics, a field of study developed specifically for the interpretation of culture and its signs. Signs of Life, written by a prominent semiotician an... read more

Signs of Life in the USA works in the classroom because students love to talk and write about popular culture. Signs of Life teaches students to read and write critically about pop culture by providing them with a conceptual framework known as semiotics, a field of study developed specifically for the interpretation of culture and its signs. Signs of Life, written by a prominent semiotician an... read more

The Years of Wandering

N.T.

The book intertwines the stories of three professionals from different countries who cross paths in Asia, against the backdrop of the landscape of globalization—the diverse countries, cultures, and international businesses which are the fabric of the novel. It addresses the various ways people deal with the pressures of a career, with the loneliness of living in a foreign place, and with the n... read more

The book intertwines the stories of three professionals from different countries who cross paths in Asia, against the backdrop of the landscape of globalization—the diverse countries, cultures, and international businesses which are the fabric of the novel. It addresses the various ways people deal with the pressures of a career, with the loneliness of living in a foreign place, and with the n... read more

Gathered at a Bitter Cup: Short Stories of Trouble at Home

Diane Rosier Miles

This raw, three-story collection about the dilemmas of family relationships is crafted for short interludes of reading.A car mechanic despises his aging parents for the toll they take on his time. A farmer nurtures his land but blames his son for the death of his wife. A crippled soldier battles her grief and her rebellious daughter. These families struggle to survive when hardships blow furio... read more

This raw, three-story collection about the dilemmas of family relationships is crafted for short interludes of reading.A car mechanic despises his aging parents for the toll they take on his time. A farmer nurtures his land but blames his son for the death of his wife. A crippled soldier battles her grief and her rebellious daughter. These families struggle to survive when hardships blow furio... read more

Brooklyn Bitters (1)

Sally Saylor De Smet

You don't get over killing your sister's husband. Accident or not. When twenty-four-year-old Kate Hathaway graduated with honors from Emory University, she couldn't wait to begin an exciting career in publishing. But one stupid mistake on a cold, rainy morning in Atlanta changed everything. Not only was Glen Lloyd Hastings her brother-in-law but he was also her best friend. Tormented by guilt,... read more

You don't get over killing your sister's husband. Accident or not. When twenty-four-year-old Kate Hathaway graduated with honors from Emory University, she couldn't wait to begin an exciting career in publishing. But one stupid mistake on a cold, rainy morning in Atlanta changed everything. Not only was Glen Lloyd Hastings her brother-in-law but he was also her best friend. Tormented by guilt,... read more

Habits of the Creative Mind: A Guide to Reading, Writing, and Thinking

Richard E. Miller, Ann Jurecic

A unique resource for first-year composition, Habits of the Creative Mind encourages college writers to be curious and follow their own paths in order to discover their own interests. Portable and flexibly arranged, the second edition of this innovative text offers frameworks to develop persistence in planning, revising, and learning from failure, with all new examples of writers at work on in... read more

A unique resource for first-year composition, Habits of the Creative Mind encourages college writers to be curious and follow their own paths in order to discover their own interests. Portable and flexibly arranged, the second edition of this innovative text offers frameworks to develop persistence in planning, revising, and learning from failure, with all new examples of writers at work on in... read more

Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide

Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

Practical Argument: A Text and Anthology

Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

Best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have brought simplicity to the study of argument with the third edition of Practical Argument. A straightforward, full-color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, the text employs an exercise-driven, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand both classical and contemporary argument. Practi... read more

Best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have brought simplicity to the study of argument with the third edition of Practical Argument. A straightforward, full-color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, the text employs an exercise-driven, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand both classical and contemporary argument. Practi... read more

Subject and Strategy: A Writer's Reader

Paul Eschholz, Alfred Rosa

Connecting reading and writing to the work students do in their other courses and to reading and writing in the workplace, Subject & Strategy goes beyond other rhetorical readers in the accessible writing instruction if offers at such an affordable price. This text provides the strategies your students need to approach any writing subject. With engaging readings, innovative classroom exercises... read more

Connecting reading and writing to the work students do in their other courses and to reading and writing in the workplace, Subject & Strategy goes beyond other rhetorical readers in the accessible writing instruction if offers at such an affordable price. This text provides the strategies your students need to approach any writing subject. With engaging readings, innovative classroom exercises... read more

The Bedford Researcher

Mike Palmquist

It has never been more important to learn how to locate relevant, credible sources, to evaluate competing ideas and arguments, and to share our thoughts with others in a compelling, well-supported manner. This edition of The Bedford Researcher, like those that have come before it, was written to help students strengthen their ability to understand, assess, and contribute to ongoing conversatio... read more

It has never been more important to learn how to locate relevant, credible sources, to evaluate competing ideas and arguments, and to share our thoughts with others in a compelling, well-supported manner. This edition of The Bedford Researcher, like those that have come before it, was written to help students strengthen their ability to understand, assess, and contribute to ongoing conversatio... read more

Sherry has 8 reviews

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Evelyn Ortiz
It was a great experience to work with Sherry. She was always willing to work around my time frame and responded promptly. I highly recommend her.

Evelyn Ortiz, October 2019

Sherry Mooney
Thank you, Evelyn - it was my pleasure. I really appreciated the opportunity to read your work!

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Greg Street
Excellent work! I'm very pleased--she replied promptly to my request and completed the work well before it was scheduled. Great! Thanks, Sherry. I'll be back!

Greg Street, September 2019

Sherry Mooney
Thank you, Greg! I'm looking forward to having another opportunity to enjoy your writing!

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Jesse Banner
Sherry Mooney was very helpful and professional. She gave tremendous effort to detail.

Jesse Banner, March 2019

Sherry Mooney
Thank you, Jesse. I enjoyed working with you!

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Sally De Smet
I could not have asked for a better editor than Sherry. She was professional, kind, helpful, and quick to respond. Her suggestions and editing skills were superb and very useful. She was also very approachable, she never made me feel like I was asking too much of her in terms of time or expertise. She made the editing process go smoothly and saved me a lot of time which allowed me to work on ot...
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Sally De Smet, March 2019

Sherry Mooney
Thank you, Sally! I will absolutely be available - I had a lot of fun working with you and would love the opportunity to collaborate again in the future!

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Patrick Reynolds
Sherry was amazing to work with. I had no idea how the game was played. Sherry not only helped with the writing component of making a book, she was invaluable in teaching me the business side of things as well. An absolute pleasure to work with and so, so competent.

Patrick Reynolds, February 2019

Sherry Mooney
Thank you so much! I truly enjoyed our collaboration and can't wait to see your project realize its full potential!

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