I provide nonfiction editing, collaboration, and publishing know-how for projects with breakout potential in science, psychology, important social and cultural trends, wellness, lifestyle, women's issues, family issues, career and workplace issues, personal improvement, and selected narrative nonfiction. Publishers include HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Penguin Random House, Public Affairs/Hachette, Rodale, Harlequin Nonfiction, Guideposts, and Workman. Detailed bio and client testimonials at Publishers Marketplace.
Acquired and edited nonfiction by respected brands and authors with impressive credentials and profile in health/medicine, psychology, science, lifestyle, social trends, family and women's issues, and personal improvement, including Mayo Clinic (4 books, including 2 editions of the classic 1,400-page Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, Emily Post Institute (13 titles), trainer Jack Canfield, lifestyle author Alexandra Stoddard (13 titles), business psychology expert Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., retired FBI Special Agent Joe Navarro's international bestseller What Every Body Is Saying, and child researcher Alison Gopnik, Ph.D. Enhanced backlist sales of valued house authors, including Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Gary Zukav’s The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Leonard Shlain’s Art and Physics, Margaret Mead’s Coming of Age in Samoa, and other classics.
Acquired and edited practical nonfiction and selected narrative nonfiction. Responsible for major franchises and noted authors and brands, including: Mayo Clinic, Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky, Salk Institute neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran, M.D., Ph.D., bestselling author Spencer Johnson, New York Times science writers Gina Kolata and Sandra Blakeslee, New York University Medical School Women’s Health Service (4-book series), the American Pharmaceutical Association, and Good Housekeeping (a series of parenting guides and a household encyclopedia). From 1994-1999, held dual positions managing Quill Trade Paperbacks along with full hardcover acquisition responsibilities. Oversaw rapid expansion of Quill program from 24-30 titles per year to approximately 60 titles annually.
Acquired breakout practical nonfiction and worked with leading authors and brands, including the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Earl Mindell’s Herb Bible (more than 2 million sold in multiple editions), bestselling psychologist Paul Pearsall, Ph.D., early QVC success Flatter Your Figure by Jan Larkey, and a parenting series with Sesame Workshop (then Children’s Television Workshop).
New York Times bestseller! The long-awaited book by the founder of the enormously popular Bullet Journal® planner, journal, calendar, and all-around organizational system.For years Ryder Carroll tried countless organizing systems, online and off, but none of them fit the way his mind worked. Out of sheer necessity, he developed a method called the Bullet Journal that helped him become consiste... read more
What makes a narcissist go from self-involved to terrifying? In this national bestseller, Joe Navarro, a leading FBI profiler, unlocks the secrets to the personality disorders that put us all at risk. “I should have known.”“How could we have missed the warning signs?””I always thought there was something off about him.”When we wake up to new tragedies in the news every day—shootings, rampages,... read more
“Ellen Galinsky—already the go-to person on interaction between families and the workplace—draws on fresh research to explain what we ought to be teaching our children. This is must-reading for everyone who cares about America’s fate in the 21st century.” — Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent for The PBS NewsHour Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky (Ask the Children, The Six S... read more
Amazingly, one-third of the American workforce is freelance―that’s 42 million people who have to wrestle with not just doing the work, but finding the work, then getting paid for the work, plus health care, taxes, setting up an office, marketing, and so on. Now help is here, and consultants, independent contractors, the self-employed, “solopreneurs,” and everyone else living a freelancer’s lif... read more
What if everything we think we know about how the world works—our ideas of love, education, spirituality, work, happiness, and love—are based on Brules (bullsh*t rules) that get passed from generation to generation and are long past their expiration date?This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest non-conformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules ... read more
Live Dirty, Eat Clean—because every serious disease or chronic ailment begins in our gut. The author of Gutbliss and one of today’s preeminent gastroenterologists distills the latest research on the microbiome into a practical program for boosting overall health. The microbiome—the collective name for the trillions of bacteria that live in our digestive tract—is today’s hottest medical news to... read more
#1 New York Times bestseller and USA Today bestseller The more we know about the animals in our world and the better we care for them, the better our lives will be. Former veterinary technician and animal advocate Tracey Stewart understands this better than most—and she’s on a mission to change how we interact with animals. Through hundreds of charming illustrations, a few homemade projects, a... read more
Unlock your children’s potential by helping them build their strengths.This game-changing book shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, thanks to evolutionary development, giving them “strengths-blindness.” By showing us how ... read more
Potted plants aren't mere decoration; they offer a rare opportunity to find joy by caring for another living being. Summer Rayne Oakes keeps over 1,000 live houseplants spanning over 400 species in her Brooklyn apartment. She's an environmental scientist, an entrepreneur, and (according to a New York Times profile) the icon of wellness-minded millennials who want to bring nature indoors. She e... read more
HOW TO MARRY FOR LIFE—WHEN YOU'VE ALREADY GOT A LIFEOver thirty-five and still seeking that special someone?About to take a serious relationship to the next level and want to make sure it works—for keeps?The Garter Brides can help!These three friends—whose name derived from the lucky garter passed from one woman to another—met and married wonderful men later in life. Now you can tap into the w... read more
One of the world’s foremost parenting experts offers a revolutionary guide for translating a crying baby’s urgent messages. Like many new parents, Priscilla Dunstan was at her wit’s end trying to ease the crying of her colicky infant son. Then she made a startling discovery: His sounds varied according to his needs, and she could decipher their meaning by tracking the sound as a physical refle... read more
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20+ years editing, proofreading and indexing; some specialities include self-help, biography and history. Contact me for a polished result.
Collaborative editor and bestselling ghostwriter with 15 years of publishing experience, specializing in memoir and how-to.