Books I Worked On, 2000-2008

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BUSINESS AND FINANCE

HEALTH, BEAUTY, EXERCISE, AND SELF-HELP

GENERAL NONFICTION

SCIENCE AND MEDICINE

FICTION AND POETRY

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BUSINESS AND FINANCE

2008

The Wall Street Journal Guide to the End of Wall Street as We Know It: What You Need to Know About the Greatest Financial Crisis of Our Time--and How to Survive It by Dave Kansas, Collins Business (copyedited electronically) (162 manuscript pages)

The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash Following the Greatest Boom in History by Harry S. Dent, Jr. (Free Press) (proofread second proofs) (354 book pages)

Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Other Economic Leaders edited by Michael Kinsley with Conor Clarke, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (314 book pages)

32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business by Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Crown Business (copyedited) (381 manuscript pages)

Rubies in the Orchard: How to Uncover the Hidden Gems in Your Business (memoir by the founder of POM pomegranate juice and FIJI Water) by Lynda Resnick, Doubleday (copyedited) (172 manuscript pages)

Rules of the Moneymakers: What Wall Street Knows That CEOs Don't by Anne-Marie Fink, Crown Business (copyedited) (305 manuscript pages)

Bulletproof Your Job: 4 Simple Strategies to Ride Out the Tough Times and Come Out on Top at Work by Stephen Viscusi, Dix! for Collins (copyedited onscreen) (174 manuscript pages)

The Bass Handbook of Leadership: Theory, Research, and Managerial Applications, 4th edition (textbook) by Bernard M. Bass and Ruth Bass, Simon & Schuster (copyedited second half of text [1,463 manuscript pages] on paper and reference list [681 manuscript pages] onscreen)

Spend 'til the End: The Revolutionary Guide to Raising Your Living Standard--Today and When You Retire by Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Scott Burns, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (300 book pages)

Investing in Liquid Assets: Uncorking Profits in Today's Global Wine Market by David Sokolin and Alexandra Bruce, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (276 book pages)

Dangerous Business: The Risks of Globalization for America by Pat Choate, Knopf (copyedited) (452 manuscript/book pages)


2007

King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange by Charles Gasparino, Dix! for Collins (copyedited) (427 manuscript pages)

The Blue Way: How to Profit by Investing in a Better World by Daniel de Faro Adamson and Joe Andrew, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (256 manuscript pages)


2006

The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness (explains the phenomenon of the iPod) by Steven Levy, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (283 manuscript pages)


2005

It Takes a CEO: It's Time to Lead with Integrity (business ethics and why they matter) by Leo Hindery, Free Press (proofread) (194 book pages)

The Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guidebook by Dave Kansas, Three Rivers Press (copyedited) (232 manuscript pages)

Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men--And What to Do About It by Evelyn Murphy with E. J. Graff, Touchstone (copyedited) (410 manuscript pages)


2004

Hot Property: The Stealing of Ideas in an Age of Globalization by Pat Choate, Knopf (proofread) (339 book pages)

The Next Great Bubble Boom: How to Profit from the Greatest Boom in History, 2005-2009 by Harry S. Dent, Jr. Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (533 manuscript pages)

Optical Illusions: Lucent and the Crash of Telecom by Lisa Endlich, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (287 book pages)


2003

The 18 Immutable Laws of Corporate Reputation: Creating, Protecting, and Repairing Your Most Valuable Asset by Ronald J. Alsop, Free Press (copyedited) (406 manuscript pages)

The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan, Free Press (copyedited) (294 manuscript pages)

In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington (former secretary of the Treasury tells all) by Robert Rubin and Jacob Weisberg, Random House (copyedited) (571 manuscript pages)

The Business of Software: What Every Manager, Programmer, and Entrepreneur Must Know to Thrive and Survive in Good Times and Bad by Michael A. Cusumano, Free Press (copyedited) (400 manuscript pages)

Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle by Matthew Symonds with commentaries by Larry Ellison, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (702 manuscript pages)

Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor's Road Trip (from the author of Investment Biker, a trip around the world with reflections on local economic conditions) by Jim Rogers, Random House (copyedited) (390 manuscript pages, including some tables)


2002

Changing the Rules: Adventures of a Wall Street Maverick by Muriel Siebert with Aimee Lee Ball, Free Press (proofread) (307 book pages)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.

The Motley Fool Personal Finance Workbook: Your Foolproof Guide to Organizing Cash and Building Wealth by David and Tom Gardner, with Robert Brokamp and Dayana Yochim, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (about 550 manuscript pages)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.


2001

The Coming Collapse of China by Gordon Chang, Random House (copyedited)


2000

NetWorth: Successful Investing in the Companies That Will Prevail Through Internet Booms and Busts (They're Not Always the Ones You Expect) by Stephen E. Frank, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Winning with the Market: Beat the Traders and Brokers in Good Times and Bad by Douglas R. Sease, Free Press (proofread)

30 Days to a Happy Employee: How a Simple Program of Acknowledgment Can Build Trust and Loyalty at Work by Dottie Bruce Gandy, Fireside (copyedited)

The Power of Positive Thinking in Business: 10 Traits for Maximum Results by Scott W. Ventrella, Free Press (copyedited)

Be Your Own Mentor: Strategies from Top Women on the Secrets of Success by Sheila W. Wellington and Catalyst Inc., with Betty Spence, Random House (copyedited)

Deleteyourbroker.com: Using the Internet to Beat the Pros on Wall Street by Christopher Byron, Simon & Schuster (did fact checking on Internet)

It Takes a Prophet to Make a Profit: 15 Trends That Are Reshaping American Business by C. Britt Beemer and Robert L. Shook, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Wow the Dow! The Complete Guide to Teaching Your Kids How to Invest in the Stock Market by Pat Smith and Lynn Roney, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances by Chris Farrell, Villard (proofread)

Executive Instinct: Managing the Human Animal in the Information Age by Nigel Nicholson, Crown (copyedited)

When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management (a cautionary tale for futures traders) by Roger Lowenstein, Random House (copyedited)

Money from Thin Air: The Story of Craig McCaw, the Visionary Who Invented the Cell Phone Industry, and His Next Billion-Dollar Idea by Casey Corr, Times Books (proofread)

Power Plays: Shakespeare's Lessons in Leadership and Management (think business leaders' problems today are new? think again; illustrated with quotations from the Bard) by John O. Whitney and Tina Packer, Simon & Schuster (proofread)


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HEALTH, BEAUTY, EXERCISE, AND SELF-HELP

2008

Happy Sleep Habits, Healthy Twins: A Step-by-Step Program for Sleep-Training Your Multiples by Marc Weissbluth, Ballantine (copyedited) (163 manuscript pages)

Simple Skin Beauty: Everything You Need to Know for a Lifetime of Gorgeous, Healthy Skin by Ellen Marmur with Gina Way, Atria (copyedited) (411 manuscript pages)

The Longevity Factor: How Resveratrol and Red Wine Activate Genes for a Longer and Healthier Life by Joseph Maroon, Atria (proofread second pass) (320 book pages)

One Less Thing to Worry About: Uncommon Wisdom for Coping with Common Anxieties by Jerilyn Ross with Robin Cantor-Cooke, Ballantine (copyedited) (286 manuscript pages)
This manuscript was very well written and well prepared, with only minor typographical errors. Compliments to the author!

You: Being Beautiful: The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz, Free Press (proofread) (401 book pages)

The Love Response: Your Prescription to Transform Fear, Anger, and Anxiety into Vibrant Health and Well-Being by Eva M. Selhub with Divina Infusino, Ballantine (copyedited) (298 manuscript pages)

Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life by Phil McGraw, Free Press (copyedited) (387 manuscript pages)

T.O's Finding Fitness: Making the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection for Total Health by Terrell Owens, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (264 manuscript pages)

Spent: End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again by Frank Lipman with Mollie Doyle, Fireside (copyedited) (424 manuscript pages)

You: The Owner's Manual, Updated and Expanded Edition by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz, Dix! for Collins (proofread) (507 book pages)


2007

The Cardio-Free Diet by Jim Karas, Simon Spotlight Entertainment (copyedited new material for new edition and integrated it into the old one) (247 book pages)

The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health by Dean Ornish, Ballantine (copyedited except for recipes) (362 manuscript pages)

Get Wet, Get Fit: The Complete Guide to Getting a Swimmer's Body by Megan Quann Jendrick and Nathan Jendrick, Fireside (proofread) (237 book pages)

You, Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty by Mehmet C. Oz and Michael F. Roizen, Free Press (proofread) (395 book pages)


2006

The Rice Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy, Everyday Recipes and Inspirational Success Stories from the Rice Diet Program Community by Kitty Gurkin Rosati, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (341 book pages)

The Structure House Weight Loss Plan: Get Structured, Be Structured, Stay Structured by Gerard J. Musante, Fireside (copyedited) (424 manuscript pages)
This was a design-heavy book that involved making up a very long and detailed design memo.

Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis: A Safe and Effective Program to Fight Fatigue, Build Strength, and Improve Balance by Brad Hamler; contributions by Matt Bloom, Healthy Living Books (copyedited in proof) (155 book pages)

Healthcare for Less: Getting the Care You Need--Without Breaking the Bank by Michelle Katz, Healthy Living Books (copyedited; did online research) (201 manuscript pages)


2005

The Holford Low GL Diet: Lose Fat Fast Using the Revolutionary Fatburner System by Patrick Holford, Atria Books (cold read) (388 book pages)

UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss by Mark Hyman, Scribner (copyedited) (423 manuscript pages)

Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being (how to live life to the fullest) by Andrew Weil, Knopf (proofread) (276 book pages)

The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael T. Murray and Joseph E. Pizzorno with Lara Pizzorno, Dix! for Simon & Schuster (copyedited and proofread) (1,516 manuscript pages/871 book pages)


2004

The DERMAdoctor Skinstruction Manual: The Smart Guide to Healthy Beautiful Skin and Looking Good at Any Age by Audrey Kunin with Bill Gottlieb, Simon & Schuster (proofread and added author's changes) (385 book pages)

Body Express Makeover: The Surefire, Rapid Way to Trim and Sculpt Your Body by Michael George, Fireside (copyedited) (436 manuscript pages but with a lot of white space)

Beyond Atkins: A Healthier, More Balanced Approach to a Low-Carbohydrate Way of Eating by Douglas J. Markham, Pocket Books (copyedited) (284 manuscript pages)

Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover by Bob Greene, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (383 manuscript pages)

Effortless Pain Relief: A Guide to Self-Healing from Chronic Pain by Ingrid Iorch Bacci, Free Press (copyedited) (283 manuscript pages)

The Male Biological Clock: The Startling News About Aging, Sexuality, and Fertility in Men by Harry Fisch with Stephen Braun, Free Press (copyedited) (145 manuscript pages)

Fat Is Not Your Fate: Outsmart Your Genes and Lose the Weight Forever by Susan Mitchell, Ph.D., R.D., FADA, and Catherine Christie, Ph.D., R.D., FADA, Fireside (copyedited) (399 manuscript pages)


2003

The Prostate Health Program: A Guide to Preventing and Controlling Prostate Cancer by Daniel W. Nixon, M.D., and Max Gomez, Ph.D., Free Press (copyedited) (430 manuscript pages)

The Get with the Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants: A Practical Guide by Bob Greene, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (226 manuscript pages)


2002

The Get with the Program! Guide to Good Eating: Great Food for Good Health by Bob Greene, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (209 manuscript pages)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.

Wear and Tear: Stop the Pain and Put the Spring Back in Your Body by Dr. Bob Arnot, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (399 manuscript pages)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.


2001

Energy Breakthrough: Jump-Start Your Weight Loss and Feel Great by Sarah, The Duchess of York, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Get Strong! Body by Jake's Guide to Building Confidence, Muscles and a Great Future for Teenage Guys by Jake Steinfeld, Fireside (copyedited)

Buff Brides: The Complete Guide to Getting Shape and Looking Great for Your Wedding Day by Sue Fleming, Villard (copyedited)

The American Yoga Association's Beginner's Manual by Alice Christensen, Fireside (proofread)


2000

Beauty: The New Basics (encyclopedia of beauty, with a sound scientific basis) by Rona Berg, Workman Publishing (proofread)

Does This Make Me Look Fat? The Definitive Rules for Dressing Thin for Every Height, Size, and Shape by Leah Feldon, Random House (proofread)


MORE (1988-99)



GENERAL NONFICTION

2008

The Day We Lost the H-Bomb: Cold War, Hot Nukes, and the Worst Nuclear Weapons Disaster in History by Barbara Moran, Presidio Press (copyedited) (461 manuscript pages)

We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land by Jimmy Carter, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (242 book pages)

Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs: The World's Most Puzzling Mysteries Solved by Albert Jack, Random House Trade Paperbacks (did research) (254 book pages)

Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire (biography of Napoleon's sister) by Flora Fraser, Knopf (proofread) (282 book pages)

Follow the Roar: Tailing Tiger for All 604 Holes of His Most Spectacular Season by Bob Smiley, Dix! for Harper (copyedited onscreen) (311 manuscript pages)

This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Harper (copyedited onscreen [extensive fact checking was required]) (386 manuscript pages)

Wanda Ferragamo: Stepping into the Dream (autobiography of the widow of the founder of the Ferragamo shoe dynasty) by Wanda Ferragamo with Jay Mulvaney, Atria Books (copyedited) (300 manuscript pages)

The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008 (Bush at War, Part IV) by Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (461 book pages)

The Masks of Christ: Behind the Lies and Cover-ups about the Life of Jesus (comparisons of the four Gospels) by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, Touchstone (proofread) (426 book pages)

The Reagan Diaries Unabridged by Ronald Reagan, HarperCollins (copyedited introduction, glossary, and timeline onscreen [extensive fact checking was required]) (158 manuscript/book pages)

Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North by Thomas J. Sugrue, Random House (proofread) (680 book pages)

Fundamentals of Photography: The Essential Handbook for Both Digital and Film Cameras by Tom Ang, Knopf (copyedited) (372 manuscript pages)

Fleeced: How Barack Obama, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want to Kill Talk Radio, the Do-Nothing Congress, Companies That Help Iran, and Washington Lobbyists for Foreign Governments Are Scamming Us . . . And What to Do About It by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, Dix! for Harper (copyedited) (472 manuscript pages)


Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide, 7th Edition: The Complete, Easy-to-Use Reference on Recent Vintages, Prices, and Ratings for More than 8,000 Wines from All the Major Wine Regions by Robert Parker, Simon & Schuster (copyedited and fact-checked Italian section) (362 manuscript pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and did online research in that language.

A Path Out of the Desert: A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East by Kenneth M. Pollack, Random House (copyedited) (599 manuscript pages)

House Beautiful Colors for Your Home: 300 Designer Favorites (paint colors for all rooms and all tastes) by House Beautiful, Hearst Books (proofread) (271 book pages)

Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West (the last book by the former Pakistani prime minister, completed the morning she was assassinated) by Benazir Bhutto, Dix! for Harper (copyedited onscreen) (423 manuscript pages)



2007

Your Government Failed You: Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters by Richard A. Clarke, Dix! for Ecco (copyedited onscreen) (461 manuscript pages)

The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog by Nancy Ellis-Bell, Harmony Books (copyedited) (235 manuscript pages)

FairTax: The Truth: Answering the Critics by Neal Boortz and John Linder with Rob Woodall, Dix! for Harper Paperbacks (copyedited onscreen) (218 manuscript pages)

Dawn Dusk or Night: A Year with Nicolas Sarkozy (a description of the author's travels with Nicolas Sarkozy during the 2006-2007 French presidential campaign) by Yasmina Reza, Knopf (proofread) (197 book pages)

Hungry for Paris: An Irreverent Guide to the City's 101 Best Restaurants by Alexander Lobrano, Random House (copyedited) (376 manuscript pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of French food, wine, and language and did research on French-language Web sites.

Big Man on Campus: A University President Speaks Out on Higher Education by Stephen Joel Trachtenberg with Tansy Blumer, Touchstone (copyedited) (382 manuscript pages)

Tom Brokaw: Boom!: Voices of the Sixties: Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today by Tom Brokaw, Random House (proofread) (674 book pages)

Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days by Ken Jennings, Villard (copyedited) (1,014 manuscript pages)

Frost/Nixon: Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interviews by Sir David Frost, Dix! for Harper Perennial (copyedited) (413 manuscript pages)

In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars. by Kevin Sites, Dix! for Harper Perennial (proofread) (324 book pages)

Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West by Anthony Pagden, Random House (copyedited) (762 manuscript pages)

Made In Italy: Food & Stories (cookbook) by Giorgio Locatelli, Dix! for HarperCollins (proofread) (615 book pages)

1 Dead in Attic: A Year Later (collection of newspaper columns on Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans) by Chris Rose, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (412 manuscript pages)

The Squandering of America: How the Failure of Our Politics Undermines Our Prosperity by Robert Kuttner, Alfred A. Knopf (copyedited) (636 manuscript pages)

To the Castle and Back (memoirs, notes, essays, and interviews by the ex-Czech president) by Václav Havel, Alfred A. Knopf (translation from Czech) (proofread first half) (190 book pages)

Between the Lines: Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S. War on Terror, edited by Tikva Honig-Parnass and Toufic Haddad, Dix! for Haymarket Books (copyedited) (645 manuscript pages)

Hugo Chávez (biography) by Cristina Marcano and Alberto Barrera Tyszka, translation by Kristina Cordero, Random House (translation from Spanish) (copyedited) (374 manuscript pages)

For this job, I did extensive research on Spanish-language Web sites.

The 10 Commandments of Common Sense: Wisdom from the Scriptures for People of All Beliefs by Hal Urban, Fireside (copyedited) (213 manuscript pages)

Barbaro: A Nation's Love Story (biography of a Thoroughbred racehorse) by Pamela K. Brodowsky and Tom Philbin, Dix! for HarperCollins (proofread) (179 book pages)

The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters (how to simplify your life) by Sarah Susanka, Random House (copyedited) (432 manuscript pages)


2006

The Magic of Thinking Big (how to succeed in life and business) by David Joseph Schwartz, Fireside (proofread) (302 book pages)

Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges by Claus Otto Scharmer, Society for Organizational Learning (copyedited) (408 manuscript pages)

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez, Random House (proofread) (270 book pages)

The Edge of Disaster: Surviving Terror and Catastrophe by Stephen Flynn, Random House (copyedited) (202 manuscript pages)

FDR by Jean Edward Smith, Random House (copyedited) (1,200 manuscript pages)

Divided America: The Ferocious Power Struggle in American Politics by Earl Black and Merle Black, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (274 book pages)

State of Denial by Bob Woodward, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (526 book pages)

The Way of the Shark: Lessons on Golf, Business, and Life by Greg Norman with Donald T. Philips, Atria (proofread) (320 book pages)

The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo (director of the Stanford Prison Experiment and past president of the American Psychological Association), Random House (copyedited) (827 manuscript pages)

Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War by Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Crown (copyedited) (635 manuscript pages)

Turin Shroud: How Leonardo da Vinci Fooled History by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, Touchstone (copyedited) (301 manuscript pages)

The Bridal Wave: A Survival Guide to the Everyone-I-Know-Is-Getting-Married Years by Erin Torneo and Valerie Cabrera Krause, Villard (copyedited) (233 manuscript pages)

Anthony Dias Blue's Pocket Guide to Wine 2007 (French, Italian, eastern European, Middle Eastern, and Asian chapters only) by Anthony Dias Blue, Fireside (proofread) (161 book pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and French and did online research in those languages.

The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam (the author and his father, who fought in the Vietnam War, travel to Vietnam together) by Tom Bissell, Pantheon (copyedited) (677 manuscript pages)
This manuscript was very well written and well prepared, with only minor typographical errors. Compliments to the author!

Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families edited by Andrew Carroll, Random House (a collection of personal memoirs, fiction, journals, and e-mails written by veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and their families; very moving) (proofread) (402 book pages)

Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell by Karen DeYoung, Alfred A. Knopf (copyedited) (1,171 manuscript/book pages)

Applebee's America: How Successful Political, Business, and Religious Leaders Connect with the American Community by Ron Fournier, Douglas Sosnik, and Matthew J. Dowd, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (330 manuscript pages)

Satisfaction: Women, Sex, and the Quest for Intimacy by Anita Clayton, M.D., with Robin Cantor-Cooke, Ballantine Books (copyedited) (347 manuscript pages)
This manuscript was very well written and well prepared, with only minor typographical errors. Kudos to the authors!

What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat by Louise Richardson, Random House (copyedited) (396 manuscript pages)

Collaborative Divorce: The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family, Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life by Pauline H. Tesler and Peggy Thompson, HarperCollins (copyedited and made changes to electronic manuscript) (312 manuscript pages)

100 Bullshit Jobs . . . And How to Get Them by Stanley Bing, HarperCollins (proofread) (297 book pages)

Exile: Conversations with Pramoedya Ananta Toer by Andre Vltchek and Rossie Indira, edited by Nagesh Rao, Haymarket Books (copyedited) (160 book pages)

At All Costs: How a Crippled Ship and Two American Merchant Mariners Turned the Tide of World War II by Sam Moses, Random House (copyedited) (398 manuscript pages).
This manuscript was well written, with only minor typographical errors. Compliments to the author!

The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff, Knopf (copyedited) (945 manuscript pages)
This manuscript was well written, with only minor typographical errors. Compliments to the authors!

Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea by Frank Delaney, Random House (copyedited sales sampler) (152 manuscript pages)


2005

My Einstein: Essays by Twenty-four of the World's Leading Thinkers on the Man, His Work, and His Legacy, edited by John Brockman, Pantheon (proofread) (270 book pages)

Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford, Knopf (copyedited) (425 manuscript pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and did online research in that language.

The Book of Understanding: Creating Your Own Path to Freedom by Osho, Harmony Books (proofread) (278 book pages)

The Sion Revelation: The Truth About the Guardians of Christ's Sacred Bloodline by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, Touchstone (proofread) (524 book pages)

You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir by Wole Soyinka, Random House (copyedited) (689 manuscript pages)

After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, 1945 by Ben Shephard, Schocken Books (proofread) (261 book pages)

VoiceMale: What Husbands Really Think About Their Marriages, Their Wives, Sex, Housework, and Commitment by Neil Chethik, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (247 book pages)

Sex and the Seasoned Woman by Gail Sheehy, Random House (copyedited) (412 manuscript pages)

Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother (the story of a Honduran boy's quest to join his mother in the United States) by Sonia Nazario, Random House (copyedited) (347 manuscript pages)

Indecent Secrets: The Infamous Murri Murder Affair by Christina Vella, Free Press (copyedited) (463 manuscript pages)
This was a very well researched, carefully prepared manuscript; compliments to the author! I did find a number of misspelled Italian words and names.

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and did online research in that language.

Anthony Dias Blue's Pocket Guide to Wine 2006 (French and Italian chapters only) by Anthony Dias Blue, Fireside (copyedited; did online research) (216 manuscript pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and French and did online research in those languages.

War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to al-Qaeda by Jonathan B. Tucker, Pantheon (copyedited) (750 manuscript pages)
This manuscript was very well prepared, with only minor typographical errors. Kudos to the author!

If Only They Could Talk: The Miracles of Spring Farm (about two women who keep a farm in upstate New York and their communications with their animals) by Bonnie Jones Reynolds and Dawn Hayman, Pocket Books (copyedited) (327 manuscript pages)

Tango: The Art History of Love by Robert Farris Thompson, Pantheon (proofread) (359 book pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and Spanish and did online research in those languages.

The World's Greatest Wine Estates: A Modern Perspective (Italian section only) by Robert M. Parker, Jr., Simon & Schuster (copyedited; did online research) (223 manuscript pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and French and did online research in those languages.

Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary; Or Why Can't Anybody Spell? (Why is English so difficult to spell? Find out here!) by Vivian Cook, Touchstone (copyedited American edition) (152 manuscript pages)

We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive (a memoir) by Laurie Notaro, Villard (proofread) (226 book pages)


2004

Runaway Waltz: A Memoir from Vienna to New York by Frederic Morton, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (341 manuscript pages)

My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations by Mary Frances Berry, Knopf (copyedited) (299 manuscript pages)

The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book: Everything You Need to Know to Put Your EQ to Work by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, Fireside (copyedited) (137 manuscript pages)

The Raising of a President: The Mothers and Fathers of Our Nation's Leaders by Doug Wead, Atria (copyedited) (420 manuscript pages)

The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America by Kenneth M. Pollack, Random House (copyedited) (735 manuscript pages)

The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank by David Plotz, Random House (copyedited) (317 manuscript pages)

The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A Lot of) Success in America by John D. Gartner, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (385 manuscript pages)

Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey, the Sweet Liquid Gold That Seduced the World by Holley Bishop, Free Press (proofread) (309 book pages)

MacArthur's Victory: The War in New Guinea, 1943–1944 by Harry A. Gailey, Presidio Press/Ballantine (copyedited) (301 manuscript pages)

Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons by Paul Lettow, Random House (copyedited) (448 manuscript pages)

Malraux: A Life by Olivier Todd, translation by Joseph West, Knopf (copyedited translation from French) (862 manuscript pages)

Spirit and Flesh: Life in a Fundamentalist Baptist Church by James M. Ault, Jr., Knopf (proofread) (415 book pages)

Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day, 1918: World War I and Its Violent Climax by Joseph E. Persico, Random House (copyedited) (608 manuscript pages)

Branded Nation: The Marketing of Megachurch, College Inc., and Museumworld by James B. Twitchell, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (408 manuscript pages)

Bugatti Queen: In Search of a French Racing Legend by Miranda Seymour, Random House (Americanized) (288 book pages)


2003

Spice: The History of a Temptation (the history of spices and the history the search for them created from pre-Roman times to the present) by Jack Turner, Alfred A. Knopf (copyedited) (666 manuscript pages)

Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theater, His Dance by Deborah Jowitt, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (805 manuscript pages)

Wings of Gold: The U.S. Naval Air Campaign in World War II by Gerald Astor, Presidio Press/Ballantine (copyedited) (554 manuscript pages)

Finding Grace: Two Sisters and the Search for Meaning Beyond the Color Line by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (271 book pages)

The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage (a comparison of spying as perceived in spy novels and the real thing) by Frederick P. Hitz, Alfred A. Knopf (proofread) (197 book pages)

Still Life with Bombers: Israel in the Age of Terrorism (analysis of the present Israeli situation by the editor of The Jerusalem Report) by David Horovitz, Alfred A. Knopf (proofread) (256 book pages)

Naomi's Breakthrough Guide: 20 Choices to Transform Your Life (inspirational guide) by Naomi Judd, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (269 book pages)

The Spiral Staircase: My Climb out of Darkness (memoir by one of the foremost Western experts on Islam) by Karen Armstrong, Knopf (proofread) (326 book pages)

Better Together: Restoring the American Community by Robert D. Putnam and Lewis M. Feldstein with Donald J. Cohen, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (306 book pages)

Middletown, America: One Town's Passage from Trauma to Hope by Gail Sheehy, Random House (proofread) (388 book pages)

A Measure of Endurance: The Unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp (the moving true story of a young man who loses both arms in a tractor accident and goes on to reconstruct his life) by William Mishler, Knopf (proofread) (310 book pages)

Bill Clinton: An American Journey, Part 1: Great Expectations (Bill Clinton's story up to his run for the White House) by Nigel Hamilton, Random House (copyedited) (1,306 manuscript pages)

All in Good Time: A Memoir (the son of the composer Arthur Schwartz and creator of radio's The American Songbook tells his story) by Jonathan Schwartz, Random House (copyedited) (406 manuscript pages)
This was a well-written and well-typed manuscript that required minimal editing and correction.

The Tante Marie's Cooking School Cookbook: More Than 250 Recipes for the Passionate Home Cook by Mary Risley, Simon and Schuster (checked second-pass pages (396 book pages)

The Last Ridge: The Story of the 10th Mountain Division in World War II (how the division trained in the American West and Alaska and then were sent to mountain combat in Italy) by McKay Jenkins, Random House (copyedited) (338 manuscript pages)
This was a well-written and well-typed manuscript that required minimal editing and correction.

Life al Dente: Laughter and Love in an Italian-American Family by Gina Cascone, Atria (proofread) (187 book pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian.

The Americas: A Hemispheric History by Felipe Fernández Armesto, Atria (proofread) (223 book pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Spanish.

A Venetian Affair by Andrea Di Robilant, Knopf (copyedited) (371 manuscript pages)
This was a well-written manuscript with only minor typographical errors.

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and did online research in that language.

2002

The New York Times 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers by Garden Editors of The New York Times/Leslie Land, Workman (checked second-pass pages) (396 book pages)

Diffusion of Innovations (How do trends spread? Find out here!), 5th ed., by Everett M. Rogers, Free Press (copyedited) (1,022 manuscript pages)

The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of 13 American Women and the Dream of Space Flight by Martha Ackmann, Random House (copyedited) (330 manuscript pages)
This manuscript was riddled with typographical errors and contained many instances of misuse of words, incorrect prepositions, and so on.

Reading New York (literary ruminations on authors who have been associated with New York City: Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Henry Miller, Henry James, Jack Kerouac, Allan Ginsberg), 5th ed., by John Tytell, Knopf (proofread) (320 book pages)

Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy by Paul Hendrickson, Knopf (proofread) (331 book pages)
This was a well-written and well-edited book and was a straightforward proofreading job.

Literary Occasions: Essays (a collection of previously published essays, plus the author's Nobel Prize acceptance speech) by V. S. Naipaul, Knopf (proofread) (331 book pages)

Seven Ages of Paris (Paris--and France--through the centuries) by Alistair Horne, Knopf (proofread) (445 book pages)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.

For this job, I used my knowledge of French.

Charlotte and Lionel: A Rothschild Love Story by Stanley Weintraub (Free Press) (proofread) (313 book pages)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.

Con Men: Classic Forgers, Scammers, Liars, and Scoundrels from the Archives of 60 Minutes by 60 Minutes (Simon & Schuster) (copyedited) (151 manuscript pages)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.

The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq by Kenneth M. Pollack, Random House (copyedited) (576 manuscript pages)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.

The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story (Will smallpox come back? And if it does, will we be prepared for it?) by Richard Preston, Random House (fact checked) (approximately 400 manuscript pages)
For this book, I did fact checking on the Internet because the person who was copyediting the book didn't have Internet access.

Heart of a Soldier: A Story of Love, Heroism, and September 11th (about a man from Cornwall, England, who became a soldier and later died in the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001) by James B. Stewart, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (307 book pages)
This book was well written and well edited and was a straightforward proofreading job.

The Gate (memoir of a French ethnographer who was captured and imprisoned in Cambodia in 1971 and then was in the French Embassy in Phnom Penh when all foreigners were evicted by the Pol Pot/Khmer Rouge regime in 1975) by François Bizot, Knopf (translation from French) (copyedited) (287 manuscript pages)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.

For this job, I used my knowledge of French.

By the Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions by Richard Cohen, Random House (copyedited) (about 600 manuscript pages)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and French.

Katharine Graham's Washington (a collection of writings from various sources), edited by Katharine Graham, Knopf (proofread previously published material and copyedited new commentary) (about 1,400 manuscript pages)

With a Happy Eye But ... : America and the World, 1997-2002 (a collection of articles previously published by the author) by George F. Will, Simon & Schuster (proofread previously published material and copyedited new commentary) (about 600 manuscript pages)

Flowers, White House Style: More Than 125 Arrangements by the Former White House Chief Floral Decorator by Dottie Temple and Stan Finegold, Fireside (copyedited) (172 manuscript pages and more than 100 photos)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.

Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide: The Complete, Easy-to-Use Reference on Recent Vintages, Prices, and Ratings for More Than 8,000 Wines from All the Major Wine Regions, 6th edition by Robert Parker, Simon & Schuster (copyedited and fact checked Italian wine sections only; proofread several of the French and other wine sections) (about 250 book pages)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and did online research in that language.

A World Turned Over: A Killer Tornado and the Lives It Changed Forever by Lorian Hemingway, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (about 250 manuscript pages)

Lifemaps: A Step-by-Step Method for Simplifying 101 of Life's Most Overwhelming Projects by Michael Antoniak, Fireside (copyedited) (540 manuscript pages; 104 chapters with 21 codes each)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.

The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Government and Marketplace That Is Remaking the Modern World by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw, Simon & Schuster (proofread the revised and updated edition and copyedited additional material) (between printed book pages and additional manuscript pages, about 450 pages)


2001

The First Americans: In Pursuit of Archaeology's Greatest Mystery by James Adovasio and Jake Page, Random House (copyedited)

Rereading Sex: Battles over Sexual Knowledge and Suppression in Nineteenth-Century America by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, Knopf (copyedited)

More, Now, Again: A Memoir by Elizabeth Wurtzel, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

Digital Biology: How Nature Is Transforming Our Technology and Our Lives by Peter J. Bentley, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

The Bountiful Container: How to Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers by Rose Marie Nichols McGee and Maggie Stuckey, Workman (proofread)

Closing the Gap (strategies for bringing parents and teens together) by Jay McGraw, Fireside (copyedited)

The News About the News: American Journalism in Peril (by the executive editor and associate editor of The Washington Post) by Leonard Downie and Robert G. Kaiser, Knopf (proofread)

The Letters of Arturo Toscanini, edited by Harvey Sachs, Knopf (copyedited)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian.

The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World by Lawrence Lessig, Random House (proofread)

Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War by Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William J. Broad, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters: Beaton, Capote, Dalí, Picasso, Freud, Warhol, and More by John Richardson, Random House (proofread)

Casualties of Rock: Behind the Music (how various rock stars lived and died) by Quinton Skinner, Pocket Books (proofread)

Mrs. Kennedy: The Missing History of the Kennedy Years by Barbara Leaming, Free Press (proofread)

The Pocket Parent (hints and tips for parents) by Gail Reichlin and Caroline Winkler, Workman Publishing (proofread)

Venice: Lion City: The Religion of Empire (history of Venice) by Garry Wills, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and did online research in that language.

That's Outside My Boat: Letting Go of What You Can't Control (how to let go of the little things in life that aren't worth brooding about) by Charlie Jones and Kim Doren, Andrews McMeel (copyedited)

Stanley H. Kaplan: Test Pilot: How I Broke Testing Barriers for Millions of Students and Caused a Sonic Boom in the Business of Education by Stanley H. Kaplan with Anne Ferris, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford, Random House (proofread)

The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton and the American Dream by Kirkpatrick Sale, Free Press (proofread)

The Tale of the Rose: The Passion That Inspired The Little Prince (memoir by the widow of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) by Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry, Random House (translation from French) (copyedited)

For this job, I used my knowledge of French and did online research in that language.

Making Waves: The 50 Greatest Women in Radio and Television by American Women in Radio & Television, edited by Jean Zevnik, Andrews McMeel (copyedited)


2000

Her Own Woman: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft by Diane Jacobs, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

Digitopia: The Look of the New Digital You (reflections on how our lives are being changed by the Internet and other media) by Richard DeGrandpre, Random House (copyedited)

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World (do plants adapt themselves to us, or we to them?) by Michael Pollan, Random House (copyedited)

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier (music and more) by Thad Carhart, Random House (proofread)

For this job, I used my knowledge of French.

Ancient Encounters: Kennewick Man and the First Americans (about the discovery of what may be the oldest North American human fossil find) by James C. Chatters, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Unwise Passions: A True Story of a Remarkable Woman--and the First Great Scandal of Eighteenth-Century America (the story of Nancy Randolph of Virginia and the stories that followed her) by Alan Pell Crawford, Simon & Schuster (proofread)

The Virtue of Prosperity: Finding Values in an Age of Techno-Affluence by Dinesh D'Souza, Free Press (copyedited)

The Renaissance: A Short History by Paul Johnson, Modern Library (proofread)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian.

Across an Untried Sea: Discovering Lives Hidden in the Shadow of Convention and Time (about the eighteenth-century stage actress Charlotte Cushman and her circle) by Julia Markus, Knopf (proofread)

Fame at Last: Who Was Who According to the New York Times Obituaries (short biographies of the United States' best-known people) by John Ball and Jill Jonnes, Andrews McMeel (copyedited) (To see the author's kudo for Lynn's work on this book, click here.)

The Cat Who Covered the World: The Adventures of Henrietta and Her Foreign Correspondent (the story of a peripatetic cat--and, incidentally, her family) by Christopher S. Wren, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Hats in the Ring: An Illustrated History of American Presidential Campaigns by Evan Cornog and Richard Whelan, Random House (copyedited)

Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms by Diane Ravitch, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men by Christina Hoff Sommers, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)


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SCIENCE AND MEDICINE

2007

The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine by Sherwin B. Nuland, Random House (copyedited) (213 manuscript pages)

A Short History of Medicine by F. González-Crussi, Modern Library (translation from Spanish) (copyedited) (260 manuscript pages)


2003-2006

Copy editor, online English-language summaries, Ugeskrift for Læger (the journal of the Danish Medical Association [Den Almindelige Danske Lægeforening]). All the research articles, which I received from the client by e-mail, edited onscreen, and returned by e-mail, were written in Danish, which is the language of publication of the journal; but for non-Danish readers, each had a summary in English, to be posted on the Internet. Each summary was about 5 to 25 lines long and was written by the article's author(s). I corrected them, referring to the Danish original in case of doubt (I am fluent in Danish). I also translated the Danish title into English, except when the author had already translated it, which was seldom.

For this job, I used my knowledge of Danish.


2005

The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing by Mimi Guarneri, Touchstone (proofread) (219 book pages)

The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs 7th edition, fully revised and updated (based on Physicians' Desk Reference), Pocket Books (proofread) (1,738 book pages)

Drugs for Less: The Complete Guide to Free and Discounted Prescription Drugs by Michael P. Cecil, Hatherleigh Press (copyedited; did online research) (172 manuscript pages)


2003

Thriving with Heart Disease: A Unique Program for Living Happier, Healthier, Longer by Wayne M. Sotile, Ph.D., with Robin Cantor-Cooke, Free Press (copyedited) (406 book pages)
This was a well-written and well-typed manuscript. It was a design-heavy book that involved making up a very long and detailed design memo.


2002

The Myth of Laziness (maybe when you think your kids are lazy there's an underlying reason; a psychologist explains) by Mel Levine, M.D., Fireside (proofread)


2001

The Incontinence Solution: Answers for Women of All Ages by William Parker, M.D., Amy Rosenman, M.D., and Rachel Parker, Fireside (proofread)

Dr. Ian Smith's Guide to Medical Websites by Ian K. Smith, AtRandom (copyedited; checked Internet URLs and names of companies and agencies mentioned)

Life Script: How the Human Genome Discoveries Will Transform Medicine and Enhance Your Health by Nicholas Wade, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)


2000

I Knew a Woman: The Experience of the Female Body (the experiences of a nurse-practitioner in a women's clinic; interesting, informative, and poetic) by Cortney Davis, Random House (copyedited)

Baby E.R.: The Heroic Doctors and Nurses Who Perform Medicine's Tiniest Miracles by Edward Humes, Simon & Schuster (copyedited)

Where Is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury (sad, touching, yet occasionally funny account of a man's fight back from brain injury) by Cathy Crimmins, Knopf (copyedited)


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FICTION AND POETRY

2008

Mother of the Believers: A Novel of the Birth of Islam by Kamran Pasha, Atria Paperback (proofread) (528 book pages)

The Belly of Paris by Émile Zola, Modern Library (copyedited new translation by Mark Kurlansky) (427 manuscript pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of French.

The Miracle Worker (play) by William Gibson, Scribner (proofread) (113 book pages)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish mystery novel, now a movie) by Stieg Larsson, translated by Reg Keeland, Knopf (proofread) (475 book pages)


2007

Peace (World War II novel set in Italy) by Richard Bausch, Knopf (proofread and corrected the Italian) (180 book pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian.

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, Ballantine (copyedited explanatory notes for new edition) (284 manuscript pages)


2006

The Rossetti Letter (historical novel about the "Spanish Conspiracy" in Venice in 1618) by Christi Phillips, Pocket Books (checked Italian words and names and historical and geographical facts) (536 manuscript pages)

A fun book and well conceived, with only minor errors in the Italian.

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and Spanish and did online research in those languages.

Lost Hearts in Italy: A Novel (a story of American expatriates in Italy) by Andrea Lee, Random House (proofread set pages and checked Italian words and phrases and other information) (243 book pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian language, geography, culture, and current events and did online research in that language. To see the notes I made up for this job, click here.

2004

The Forever Street (a novel of eastern Europe) by Frederic Morton, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (866 manuscript pages in large type)

72 Hour Hold (the story of the struggles of an African-American woman in Los Angeles to help her daughter deal with her bipolar disorder) by Bebe Moore Campbell, Knopf (proofread) (323 book pages)

God Lives in St. Petersburg (a collection of short stories set mostly in Central Asia) by Tom Bissell, Pantheon (proofread) (212 book pages)

The Godfather Returns by Mark Winegardner, Random House (copyedited and correlated timeline with the previous Godfather books and the three Godfather movies) (548 manuscript pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and did online research in that language.

Collected Poems, 1954-2004 by Irving Feldman, Shocken (proofread) (425 book pages)

In the Moon of Red Ponies by James Lee Burke, Simon & Schuster (mystery in Montana, with social commentary) (proofread) (322 book pages)


2002

Typhoon and Other Stories (reprint; four stories: "Typhoon," "Amy Foster," "Falk," and "Tomorrow") by Joseph Conrad, Modern Library (proofread) (277 book pages)

Inferno (reprint; translation and notes, including quotes from several different languages, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) by Dante Alighieri, Modern Library (proofread) (400 book pages)

Triple Take by Y. Blak Moore, Villard/Strivers Row (proofread) (233 book pages)

That Faith, That Trust, That Love by Jamellah Ellis, Villard (copyedited) (488 manuscript pages)
This was a very well prepared manuscript with only minor typographical errors.

Summer in Tuscany by Elizabeth Adler, St. Martin's Press (fact checked) (354 book pages)
To see a more detailed description of the work I did on this book, click here.

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian and did online research in that language.


2001

Fathers and Sons (reprint) by Ivan Turgenev, Modern Library (proofread)

Under Western Eyes (reprint) by Joseph Conrad, Modern Library (proofread)


2000

The Glass Palace (saga of families in Burma and India, spanning the twentieth century) by Amitav Ghosh, Random House (proofead)

Killing Time: A Novel of the Future by Caleb Carr, Random House (copyedited)

Monstruary (artistic and literary adventures in Europe by a Spanish author) by Julián Ríos, translation by Edith Grossman, Knopf (copyedited translation)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian, French, and Spanish and did online research in those languages.

What a Woman Must Do: A Novel (novel of the 1950s American Midwest) by Faith Sullivan, Random House (proofread)


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CHILDREN'S BOOKS

2001

Break a Leg! The Kids' Guide to Acting and Stagecraft by Lise Friedman, Workman Publishing (proofread)


2000

The Quick and the Dead (the adventures of three teenage girls in the American Southwest; a novel) by Joy Williams, Knopf (copyedited)

Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy (a novel) by Wendelin Van Draanen, Knopf (proofread)

Storm Warriors (the story of a boy in North Carolina's Outer Banks in the late 19th century who wants to become a sea rescue worker; a novel) by Elisa Carbone, Knopf (proofread)


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TEXTBOOKS

(None in 1998-2008; to see books worked on from 1986 to 1997, click here.)



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