Logic and Economics
I copyedited Logic and Economics. This was one of my most head-scratching copyediting jobs yet. When I care to, I can balance a checkbook, but go deep in the thickets of economic theory, without a flashlight? Wow. This work, written by Gordon Getty (yes, one of those Gettys) is deep in economic history and philosophy, and has no small amount of sentences I had to read three times in order to parse their meaning. As for the actual formulas in the book: forget it. I left those for Einstein. Released in October, 2018.
I copyedited Lifestyle Lawyer: The Female Attorney’s Guide to Designing a Law Career You Love. Here’s a guide to stepping away from the pressure-cooker life in a law firm to working for yourself on your own terms. Lots of advice and self-tests on what you really want to do with your law degree, your native skills, and how to define (and obtain) your deepest success. Released in September, 2018.
The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan
I did some editing and proofing on The Nonfiction Book Publishing Plan: The Professional Guide to Profitable Self-Publishing. Lots of solid, proven advice on how to publish your nonfiction book, from writing, to getting beta readers, to launch date and post-publication marketing. The authors have loads of experience and provide best practices. Released in September, 2018.
I copyedited Strategic Latency: Red, White, and Blue, Managing the National and International Security Consequences of Disruptive Technologies. You might guess from the title, this isn’t a recipe book. Commissioned and published by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, this is a book of essays on technological innovations that might be the boon or bane of national security. Editing this 400-page book, with its 18 different authors and its 500 footnotes, wasn’t a picnic for me. Whoo boy. The book was released in March, 2018.
I copyedited Anarchy, Inc., a fascinating work on the disruptive power of technology for businesses and how things like blockchain technology will transform businesses at dazzling speeds. A cautionary story of how businesses must focus on staying ahead of changes in the tech curve, or they will be hopelessly left behind. Lots of good info on how tech supplies both threat and opportunity. The book was released in February, 2018.
Winning Lifelong Customers With The Five Abilities
I edited Winning Lifelong Customers With The Five Abilities, a practical compendium on how understanding people and how they operate—and acting on that understanding with integrity—is the most effective way to make sales. Published in April, 2017.
Surgeon’s Story: Inside OR-1 with One of America’s Top Pediatric Heart Surgeons
I edited Surgeon’s Story, a biography of an accomplished pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, who fixes the tiny hearts of the tiniest children. Published in March, 2017.
The Art of Human Resources
I edited The Art of Human Resources, “… a customized roadmap to find career satisfaction in the HR industry while making an impact on the company you serve.” Published in January, 2017.
Residential Solar Energy: Your Guide To Whether Solar Will Save You Money
I copyedited Residential Solar Energy: Your Guide To Whether Solar Will Save You Money, a roundup of “… essential information will give you the confidence to make the most informed decision about when to go solar with your home. You’ll find this book is your definitive guide on how and when you should go solar.”
The China Factor: Leveraging Emerging Business Strategies to Compete, Grow, and Win in the New Global Economy
I copyedited The China Factor: Leveraging Emerging Business Strategies to Compete, Grow, and Win in the New Global Economy Strategies, tips and solutions for how to succeed in emerging markets against strong Chinese competition and tactics. Published in May of 2016.
Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker
I copyedited Keynote Mastery: The Personal Journey of a Professional Speaker In the trenches tales of how to become a professional speaker, warts and all. Published in January of 2016.
Chocolate Pudding in Heaven: The Intriguing Journey of My Bipolar Mind
I copyedited Chocolate Pudding in Heaven: The Intriguing Journey of My Bipolar Mind A tough, challenging and inspiring memoir of a woman with bi-polar disease who becomes a stand-up comedian. Published in January 2016.
Beyond the Morning HUDDLE: HR Management for a Successful Dental Practice
I copyedited Beyond the Morning HUDDLE: HR Management for a Successful Dental Practice Strategies, tips and solutions for how to best manage personnel issues in a dental practice.
I did some substantive editing on the recently released Edgy Conversations, written by entrepreneur and business consultant/strategist Dan Waldschmidt. It’s a detailed, example-filled and “… gut-wrenchingly honest, no-holds-barred discussion about confronting and fixing the beliefs and behaviors that limit your ability to be amazing.”
The Superbeing Protocol: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Super-Healthy and Super-Fit and Living an Extraordinary Life
I copyedited The Superbeing Protocol: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Super-Healthy and Super-Fit and Living an Extraordinary Life, An inspirational work on taking control of your health, your motivations and your successes.
Coming Alive: The Journey to Reengage Your Life and Career
I copyedited Coming Alive: The Journey to Reengage Your Life and Career, a book “… for anyone who has ever personally felt the pain of knowing they weren’t fully engaged at work or at home (or both), has an important person in his or her life experiencing this or perhaps manages a team that is struggling with disengagement.” This work will tell you how to re-engage.
A Long, Hard Look
I copyedited A Long, Hard Look, a “Chandleresque cozy” murder mystery. (With a first line like “It was one of those days when breakfast wanted to be cheap whiskey straight from the bottle,” you know you’re getting something flavorful.)
I copyedited Bananacondas, an instructional book on how to get your kids to eat the same foods as you, at the same time, without major stress.
I edited this series of books on dentistry communication issues and techniques, written by a career dental hygienist and communications expert.
The Social Media Survival Guide for Nonprofits
I edited The Social Media Guide for Nonprofits, a book on the use of social media techniques and consciousness to promote the goals of nonprofit organizations. Written by the Director of Communications at the Wharton School.
Look Out, Kid: A Tale of Tumult in the ’60s
I edited the 310-page memoir of Erica McLane, who had a truly intriguing and tumultuous time in the 1960s, including founding the Honkies for Huey [Newton] group.
I edited S.E.R.I.A.L.Preneurship, a book on serial entrepreneurs co-written by the Director of Communications at the Wharton School.
Transformed by Triathlon
I edited Transformed by Triathlon, a first-person account of an improbable athlete succeeding in redefining herself.
I edited all of Michael Bremer’s books, which cover significant aspects of clear and effective technical writing in this age of ubiquitous technology. I wrote a book called Safe Computing (covering computing ergonomics, virus and privacy protection, and much more), published by UnTechnical Press in Fall 2000.
Kennan Ward Photography
I did substantive editing on all of Kennan’s five books, the latest of which was published in October of 2001. Check their online store for mini-reviews or use the Amazon search link on Kennan’s site to see Amazon reviews of the works.
Bradford and Company
I did substantive editing on Tax Strategies to 2010 and Beyond, a 220-page book on tax solutions for small businesses. I edited Tax Reduction Newsletter, the company’s monthly publication for a couple of years.
Neon Signs of Service
I edited The Neon Signs of Service, a book about providing excellent customer service.