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Valerie Cooper

Valerie Cooper - Editor

York, ME, United States

Overview

I have over 25 years of experience in book publishing, from manuscript development, to production, to marketing and print. I am currently employed as a print buyer/backlist inventory coordinator but I also copyedit on a freelance basis. I also love to write, draw and paint.

Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Health & wellbeing New Age Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Dystopian Fantasy Science Fiction

Work experience

Manufacturing Buyer

Heinemann
March, 2017 – Present (10 months)

Publishing Services

Self-employed
September, 2001 – Present (over 16 years)

I provide primarily line editing for publishers but have in the past done developmental and substantive editing for authors, and indexing and proofreading. I also convert books to digital assets for rights holders, providing scanning, proofreading and coding for compositing. I work on a fee-per-word basis for editing, a per-page basis for scanning and proofreading, and project basis for indexing.

Project Manager

Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
September, 2001 – October, 2006 (about 5 years)

Managing Editor

Red Wheel Weiser LLC
September, 1999 – September, 2001 (about 2 years)

Rights Manager

Samuel Weiser, Inc.
May, 1995 – September, 2001 (over 6 years)

Catalog Editor

Samuel Weiser, Inc.
May, 1991 – May, 1996 (about 5 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Book of Abramelin: A New Translation

Abraham Von Worms

The Book of Abramelin is the first modern translation of this magical work since Mathers' original translation over 100 years ago. Not only is the language updated, but Georg Dehn, the compiler and editor, has sourced his work from all extant manuscripts, while Mathers used just one. The result is a stunning new translation that has already set the occult world abuzz. It includes voluminous im... read more

The Book of Abramelin is the first modern translation of this magical work since Mathers' original translation over 100 years ago. Not only is the language updated, but Georg Dehn, the compiler and editor, has sourced his work from all extant manuscripts, while Mathers used just one. The result is a stunning new translation that has already set the occult world abuzz. It includes voluminous im... read more

Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa Von Nettesheim

This book is a milestone in Western magical practice. Often erroneously called a forgery, it is in fact six separate books in one, the first two being by Agrippa (1486-1535). One of them, Of Magical Ceremonies, is Agrippa's clearest step-by-step formulation of how to perform an evocation, much more openly expressed than in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy. In addition there is the key grim... read more

This book is a milestone in Western magical practice. Often erroneously called a forgery, it is in fact six separate books in one, the first two being by Agrippa (1486-1535). One of them, Of Magical Ceremonies, is Agrippa's clearest step-by-step formulation of how to perform an evocation, much more openly expressed than in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy. In addition there is the key grim... read more

John Dee (Ibis Western Mystery Tradition)

Charlotte Fell Smith, Charlotte Fell-Smith

- The first complete biography of the 14th-century scientist, philosopher, and magician.- 8 plates depicting some of Dee's works and pertinent memorabilia.- Essential for students who want a full understanding of the ground from which the esoteric arts have grown.

- The first complete biography of the 14th-century scientist, philosopher, and magician.- 8 plates depicting some of Dee's works and pertinent memorabilia.- Essential for students who want a full understanding of the ground from which the esoteric arts have grown.

The Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness

Monika Wikman

- Readers learn how to apply alchemical symbols to their lives and interpret dreams and visions.- A clear and practical explanation of spiritual alchemy and how it can be used for transformation.

- Readers learn how to apply alchemical symbols to their lives and interpret dreams and visions.- A clear and practical explanation of spiritual alchemy and how it can be used for transformation.

Amulets, Talismans, And Magical Jewelry: A Way To The Unseen, Everpresent, Almighty God

Barbara Black Koltuv

The second commandment of the Old Testament forbids the making of idols to represent God. However, since human beings have always needed a direct and personal connection to the divine, a way is provided in Exodus when God says, "Make a sanctuary for me and I will come to dwell among you." God goes on to give instructions for building the Ark of the Covenant--the first tribal amulet, not yet pe... read more

The second commandment of the Old Testament forbids the making of idols to represent God. However, since human beings have always needed a direct and personal connection to the divine, a way is provided in Exodus when God says, "Make a sanctuary for me and I will come to dwell among you." God goes on to give instructions for building the Ark of the Covenant--the first tribal amulet, not yet pe... read more

Medicine of Light: A Shamans Journey Through Mystic Space-Time

Amarananda Bhairavan

Readers of Kali’s Odiyya will be thrilled to see Shambu, Sandhya, and Aunt Preema return in this new memoir in which we encounter the dark odiyyas, predatory sorcerers from realms below the conscious human realm. Aunt Preema and the agorhi (mystics) prepare Shambu (the author’s name in his native land) and his mystical companion Sandhya for a descent into the underworld to rescue a disciple of... read more

Readers of Kali’s Odiyya will be thrilled to see Shambu, Sandhya, and Aunt Preema return in this new memoir in which we encounter the dark odiyyas, predatory sorcerers from realms below the conscious human realm. Aunt Preema and the agorhi (mystics) prepare Shambu (the author’s name in his native land) and his mystical companion Sandhya for a descent into the underworld to rescue a disciple of... read more

Healing the Wounded God: Finding Your Personal Guide on Your Way to Individuation and Beyond

Jeffrey Raff, Linda Bonnington Vocatura

Through their work with their clients, their own experiences, and studies in myth, mysticism, and alchemy, the authors have traced the emergence of a new spiritual paradigm in which the divine seeks wholeness through and with us. Many of us are having experiences that bring us in contact with a being who seems to exist independently in the realm beyond the psyche, or what the authors term "the... read more

Through their work with their clients, their own experiences, and studies in myth, mysticism, and alchemy, the authors have traced the emergence of a new spiritual paradigm in which the divine seeks wholeness through and with us. Many of us are having experiences that bring us in contact with a being who seems to exist independently in the realm beyond the psyche, or what the authors term "the... read more

The Wedding of Sophia: The Divine Feminine in Psychoidal Alchemy (Jung on the Hudson Book Series)

Jeffrey Raff

This book is an in-depth look at the feminine aspect of the divine. Sophia is, in the esoteric teachings, the embodiment of Wisdom, the matrix from which God arose, and God's heavenly consort. But, as Raff explains, she suffered a fall from this exalted state, corresponding to the obscuration of the feminine archetype in the patriarchal world. Without Sophia, God is not whole. It is our task t... read more

This book is an in-depth look at the feminine aspect of the divine. Sophia is, in the esoteric teachings, the embodiment of Wisdom, the matrix from which God arose, and God's heavenly consort. But, as Raff explains, she suffered a fall from this exalted state, corresponding to the obscuration of the feminine archetype in the patriarchal world. Without Sophia, God is not whole. It is our task t... read more

The Moonlit Path: Reflections on the Dark Feminine

The Moonlit Path is an anthology of writing by figures from throughout the spiritual world on the dark feminine. Known variously as Lilith, Kali, the Black Madonna, Morrigan, Guadalupe, and Tara, the dark feminine appears in many cultures and throughout the ages. This book offers profound insight into the feminine spirituality within each of us, no matter what our gender or tradition.

The Moonlit Path is an anthology of writing by figures from throughout the spiritual world on the dark feminine. Known variously as Lilith, Kali, the Black Madonna, Morrigan, Guadalupe, and Tara, the dark feminine appears in many cultures and throughout the ages. This book offers profound insight into the feminine spirituality within each of us, no matter what our gender or tradition.

In Praise of the Goddess: The Devimahatmya and Its Meaning

The spiritual classic, the Devimahatmya, is a central text for worshippers of the Hindu Goddess Devi. Written about 16 centuries ago, it addresses the perennial questions of the nature of the universe, humankind, and divinity. This is the first translation of the Devimahatmya to combine sound scholarship, the language skills of a native English speaker, and an insider's perspective based on 35... read more

The spiritual classic, the Devimahatmya, is a central text for worshippers of the Hindu Goddess Devi. Written about 16 centuries ago, it addresses the perennial questions of the nature of the universe, humankind, and divinity. This is the first translation of the Devimahatmya to combine sound scholarship, the language skills of a native English speaker, and an insider's perspective based on 35... read more

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