Books I Have Worked On as a Copy Editor, Proofreader, and/or Researcher

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2011, 2010, 2009

BUSINESS AND FINANCE: 2000-08, 1990-99

HEALTH, BEAUTY, EXERCISE, AND SELF-HELP: 2000-08, 1988-99

GENERAL NONFICTION: 2000-08, 1986-99

SCIENCE AND MEDICINE: 2000-07, 1986-99

FICTION AND POETRY: 2000-08, 1988-99

CHILDREN'S BOOKS: 2000-01, 1999

TEXTBOOKS: 1986-97

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2011

Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Albright, Harper (copyedited electronically) (508 manuscript pages)

Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone with Peter Kuznick, Gallery Books (copyedited electronically) (905 manuscript pages)

The Real Romney by Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, Harper (copyedited electronically) (482 manuscript pages)

Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners by Michael Erard, Free Press (proofread second pass proofs and corrected the Italian) (293 manuscript pages)

Flip the Script: How to Turn the Tables and Win in Business and in Life by Bill Wackermann, Free Press (copyedited electronically) (264 manuscript pages)

Made in Sicily by Giorgio Locatelli, Ecco (proofread) (424 book pages)

Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World by Stephen M. R. Covey and Greg Link with Rebecca R. Merrill, Free Press (copyedited electronically) (341 manuscript pages)

Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty by Dylan Evans, Free Press (copyedited electronically) (352 manuscript pages)

I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy by Lori Andrews, Free Press (copyedited electronically) (447 manuscript pages)

Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan by Sean Parnell with John R. Bruning, William Morrow (copyedited electronically) (385 manuscript pages)

The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating-Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death by Dick Teresi, Pantheon (copyedited) (451 manuscript pages)

The 7 Minute Solution: Creating a Life with Meaning 7 Minutes at a Time by Allyson Lewis, Free Press (copyedited electronically) (383 manuscript pages)

The Now Moment: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life by Elisha Goldstein, Atria Books (copyedited electronically) (215 manuscript pages)

Full-Filled: The 6-Week Weight Loss Plan for Changing Your Relationship with Food--and Your Life--from the Inside Out by Renée Stephens with Samantha Rose, Free Press (copyedited electronically) (334 manuscript pages)

Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success by Chip Conley, Free Press (copyedited electronically) (285 manuscript pages)

Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image by Toby Lester, Free Press (copyedited electronically) (234 manuscript pages)

A Land More Kind than Home (a novel) by Wiley Cash, William Morrow (copyedited electronically) (279 manuscript pages)

This manuscript was very well written and well prepared, with only minor typographical errors. Compliments to the author!

Borrow: The American Way of Debt by Louis Hyman, Vintage (copyedited) (243 manuscript pages)

Unlikely Success: Why Some People Flourish Where Most Others Fail by Rom Brafman, Crown Archetype (copyedited electronically) (159 manuscript pages)

Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Psychological Edge by David Dreman, Free Press (copyedited) (553 manuscript pages)

Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President by Justin A. Frank, Free Press (copyedited electronically) (300 manuscript pages)

Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui by Deborah Scroggins, Harper (copyedited electronically) (586 manuscript pages)

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil Warn by Stephen R. Platt, Knopf (copyedited electronically) (609 manuscript pages)

Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live by Jeff Jarvis, Simon & Schuster (copyedited electronically) (311 manuscript pages)

The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Random House (copyedited) (385 manuscript pages)

Practical Genius: The Real Smarts You Need to Get Your Talents and Passion Working for YOU by Gina Rudan, Touchstone (copyedited) (226 manuscript pages)

The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox by Nina Burleigh, Broadway Books (copyedited electronically) (365 manuscript pages)

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

Plan B: How to Hatch a Second Plan That's Always Better Than Your First by David Kord Murray, Free Press (copyedited) (215 manuscript pages)

Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era by The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Touchstone (copyedited one-third) (456 book pages)

The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book: Singin', Praising', Raisin' edited by Casi Best, Joyce Green, and Foxfire Students, Anchor Books (proofread) (499 book pages)

Terrorists in Love: The Real Lives of Islamic Radicals by Ken Ballen, Free Press (copyedited electronically) (391 manuscript pages)

Fallen Angels: Mothers, Daughters, Secrets, Lies by Tara Hyland, Atria (copyedited electronically) (590 manuscript pages)

Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America: What’s in the New Health Care Law, How It Will Affect YOU, and How We Can Take Back Control by Grace-Marie Turner, James C. Capretta, Thomas P. Miller, and Robert E. Moffit, Broadside (copyedited electronically) (271 manuscript pages)

Writing Movies for Fun and Profit!: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, Touchstone (copyedited) (539 manuscript pages)

Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge edited and with a preface by Max Brockman, Vintage Books (copyedited) (291 manuscript pages)

A Covert Affair: The Adventures of Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennet Conant, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (374 book pages)

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks by Ken Jennings, Scribner (copyedited) (325 manuscript pages)

This manuscript was very well written and well prepared, with only minor typographical errors. Compliments to the author!

Seven Seasons in Siena: My Quixotic Quest for Acceptance Among Italy's Proudest People by Robert Rodi, Ballantine (copyedited) (242 manuscript pages)

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

2010

In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (686 manuscript pages)

1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart, Knopf (proofread) (458 book pages)

Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India by Miranda Kennedy, Random House (proofread) (340 book pages)

Spycatcher: A Novel (spy thriller) by Matthew Dunn, William Morrow (copyedited electronically) (480 manuscript pages)

So Much to Say: Twenty Years on the Road with Dave Matthews Band by Nikki Van Noy, Touchstone (copyedited electronically) (249 manuscript pages)

Weep, Shudder, Die: A Guide to Loving Opera by Robert Levine, It Books (copyedited electronically) (217 manuscript pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian, French, and German and did online research in those languages; there were essentially no accents on any of the foreign-language words in the book.

Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution by Edward Humes, Harper Business (copyedited electronically) (264 manuscript pages)

Quiet Chaos (a novel) by Sandro Veronesi, Ecco (translated from Italian) (proofread) (419 book pages)

For this job, I used my knowledge of Italian.

Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy by John Julius Norwich, Random House (copyedited) (690 manuscript pages)

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

The Book of Light: Ask and Heaven Will Answer by Alexandra Solnado, Atria (copyedited electronically) (409 manuscript/book pages)

The Sorcerer's Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adrià's elBulli (a restaurant memoir) by Lisa Abend, Free Press (copyedited electronically) (288 manuscript pages)

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

Beat the Gym: Personal Trainer Secrets--Without the Personal Trainer Price Tag by Tom Holland with Megan McMorris, William Morrow (copyedited electronically) (215 manuscript pages)

My Blue Suede Shoes (four novellas) edited by Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall, Atria (copyedited) (363 manuscript pages)

Make Pain Disappear: Proven Strategies to Get the Relief You Need by Dorothy Foltz-Gray, Reader's Digest (cold read) (342 book pages)

Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life by Richard Cohen, Random House (proofread second pass) (586 book pages)

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

An Accidental Sportswriter: A Memoir by Robert Lipsyte, Ecco (copyedited electronically) (244 manuscript pages)

Body by Design (fitness) by Kris Gethin, Touchstone (copyedited electronically) (248 manuscript pages)

Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein, Harper (copyedited electronically) (244 manuscript pages)

You Are What You Speak: Grammar Grouches, Language Laws, and the Politics of Identity by Robert Lane Greene, Delacorte Press (copyedited) (335 manuscript pages)

Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain (neuroscience) by Antonio Damasio, Pantheon (proofread) (341 book pages)

Jasper Jones (young people's novel) by Craig Silvey, Knopf (proofread) (312 book pages)

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming (astronomy) by Mike Brown, Spiegel & Grau (proofread) (253 book pages)

The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War by Ben Shephard, Knopf (copyedited and Americanized British edition) (854 manuscript pages)

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo, Free Press (copyedited part of manuscript electronically) (237 manuscript pages)

Forever Young: Dr. Perricone's Revolutionary Secret to Glowing, Wrinkle-Free Skin and Radiant Health at Every Age by Nicholas Perricone, Atria (copyedited) (355 manuscript pages)

Morning, Noon, and Night: Growing Up and Growing Old (essays on world literature) by Arnold Weinstein, Random House (copyedited) (503 manuscript pages)

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

Becoming Queen Victoria (biography) by Kate Williams, Ballantine (slugged second pass) (429 book pages)

American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee by Karen Abbott, Random House (copyedited) (457 manuscript pages)

The Einstein Enigma (novel) by José Rodrigues dos Santos, William Morrow (copyedited the English translation of the Spanish translation of the Portuguese original [A fórmula de Deus] electronically) (606 manuscript pages)

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

Long May You Run: all. things. running. by Chris Cooper, Fireside (copyedited) (341 manuscript pages)

Georgia's Kitchen (novel) by Jenny Nelson, Gallery Books (checked Italian language and culture) (319 book pages)

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

7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores the Changing Face of War in the 21st Century by Andrew F. Krepinevich, Bantam (copyedited author's changes and insertions and 38 new manuscript pages)

The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood by Jane Leavy, Harper (copyedited electronically) (479 manuscript pages)

J. D. Salinger: A Life by Kenneth Slawenski, Random House (copyedited) (528 manuscript pages)

Best in Beauty: An Ultimate Guide to Makeup and Skin Care Techniques, Tools, and Products by Riku Campo, Atria (copyedited) (275 manuscript pages)

The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely, Harper (copyedited electronically) (329 manuscript pages)

High Before Homeroom (novel) by Maya Sloan, Gallery Books (proofread) (299 book pages)

Tao I: The Way of All Life by Zhi Gang Sha, Atria (copyedited electronically) (580 manuscript pages)

Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy: The 5-Step Plan to Sleek, Strong, and Sculpted Arms by JJ Virgin, Gallery Books (copyedited) (189 manuscript/book pages)

Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age by William Powers, Harper (copyedited electronically) (265 manuscript pages)

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (about the migration of African Americans from the South to the North in the twentieth century) by Isabel Wilkerson, Random House (copyedited) (830 manuscript pages)

The Beauty of Love: A Memoir of Miracles, Hope, and Healing (a very moving memoir about the Posadas' son, Jorge Luis, who was born with craniosynostosis, and how the family coped) by Laura Posada and Jorge Posada, Atria (copyedited electronically) (218 manuscript pages)

2009

Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen by Anna Whitelock, Random House (copyedited) (470 manuscript pages)

The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Postcrash Prosperity by Richard Florida, Harper (copyedited electronically) (265 manuscript pages)

Reggie Jackson: The Life and Thunderous Career of Baseball's Mr. October by Dayn Perry, William Morrow (copyedited electronically) (309 manuscript pages)

The New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great Forever by Eric C. Westman, Stephen D. Phinney, and Jeff S. Volek, Fireside (copyedited electronically) (444 manuscript pages)

The Way We're Working Isn't Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance by Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes, and Catherine McCarthy, Free Press (copyedited) (406 manuscript pages)

The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today by Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd, HarperCollins (copyedited electronically) (321 manuscript pages)

The Battle of Waterloo by Jeremy Black, Random House (proofread second pass) (228 book pages)

All over the Map (travel memoir) by Laura Fraser, Harmony Books (copyedited) (268 manuscript pages)

The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World by Jennifer Baggett, and Holly C. Corbett, and Amanda Pressner, HarperCollins (copyedited electronically) (600 manuscript pages)

The Advanced Genius Theory: Are They out of Their Minds or ahead of Their Time? by Jason Hartley, Scribner (copyedited) (268 manuscript pages)

Undaunted: My Struggle for Freedom and Survival in Burma by Zoya Phan with Damien Lewis, Simon & Schuster (copyedited electronically) (321 manuscript pages)

Going Rogue: An American Life (memoir) by Sarah Palin, Harper (copyedited electronically) (427 manuscript pages) (first printing 1.5 million copies!)

I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay by John Lanchester, Simon & Schuster (copyedited electronically) (243 manuscript pages)

The IntenSati Method: The Seven Principles to Thinner Peace by Patricia Moreno, Simon Spotlight Entertainment (proofread) (241 book pages)

The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage by Anthony Brandt, Knopf (proofread) (419 book pages)

Before Your Time: The Early Menopause Survival Guide by Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss, Fireside (copyedited) (321 manuscript pages)

YOU Having a Baby: The Owner's Manual to a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy by Michael Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz, Simon & Schuster (proofread) (424 book pages)

In the Fullness of Time: 32 Women on Life After 50 edited by Emily W. Upham and Linda Gravenson, Atria Paperback (copyedited) (326 manuscript pages)

YOU on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management, revised edition, by Michael Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz, Simon & Schuster (copyedited revised edition) (198 new manuscript pages plus numerous inserts and additions)

The Liberators: America's Witnesses to the Holocaust (about the U.S. soldiers who liberated the Nazi concentration camps) by Michael Hirsh, Bantam Books (copyedited) (482 manuscript pages)

Architects of Ruin: How Big Government Liberals Wrecked the Global Economy--and How They Will Do It Again if No One Stops Them by Peter Schweizer, Dix! for Harper (copyedited electronically) (241 manuscript pages)

The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System by Charles Gasparino, Harper Business (copyedited electronically; proofread) (680 manuscript pages; 510 book pages)

Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan by Jake Adelstein, Pantheon (copyedited) (556 manuscript pages)

The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life by Ivanka Trump, Touchstone (copyedited) (272 manuscript pages)

Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic by Michael Scammell, Random House (proofread) (682 book pages)

The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes by Bob Greene, John J. Merendino, Jr., and Janis Jibrin, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (534 manuscript pages)

Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes (by the creators of the popular Food Network show) by Duff Goldman and Willie Goldman, Dix! for William Morrow (copyedited electronically) (440 manuscript/book pages)

Parker's Wine Bargains: The World's Best Wine Values Under $25 by Robert Parker, Touchstone (fact-checked Italian section) (55 manuscript pages)

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

Government Girl: Young and Female in the White House by Stacy Parker Aab, Ecco (copyedited electronically) (327 manuscript pages)

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown, Harper Business (copyedited electronically) (220 manuscript pages)

American Voyeur: Dispatches from the Far Reaches of Modern Life (collection of previously published magazine pieces) by Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks (copyedited) (304 manuscript pages)

Catastrophe: How Obama, Congress, and the Special Interests Are Transforming . . . a Downturn into a Crash, a Crash into a Recession, a Recession into a Depression, and a Disaster into a CATASTROPHE . . . and How to Stop Them by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, Dix! for Harper (copyedited electronically) (521 manuscript pages)

The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the American Mafia by Mike Dash, Random House (proofread) (357 book pages)

The Tyranny of E-mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox by John Freeman, Scribner (copyedited) (321 manuscript pages)

The Program: The Brain-Smart Approach to the Healthiest You: The Life-Changing 12-Week Method by Kelly Traver and Betty Kelly Sargeant, Atria (copyedited) (400 manuscript pages)

Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment by Stephen Kotkin with a contribution by Jan T. Gross, Modern Library (copyedited) (238 manuscript pages)

The Superior Wife Syndrome: Why Women Do Everything So Well and Why--for the Sake of Our Marriages--We've Got to Stop by Carin Rubenstein, Touchstone (copyedited) (340 book pages)

A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez by Selena Roberts, Harper (copyedited on-screen) (260 manuscript pages)

Fool's Gold: How the Bold Dream of a Small Tribe at J.P. Morgan Was Corrupted by Wall Street Greed and Unleashed a Catastrophe by Gillian Tett, Free Press (proofread) (281 book pages)

Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne by James Gavin, Atria (proofread) (565 book pages)

Making the Most of Your Money Now: The Classic Bestseller Completely Revised for the New Economy by Jane Bryant Quinn, Simon & Schuster (coded first half) (1,320 manuscript pages) and proofread entire book (1,206 book pages)

The Happiness Project: Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin, Harper (copyedited electronically) (358 manuscript pages)

The Possibility of Everything: A Memoir by Hope Edelman, Ballantine (copyedited) (394 manuscript pages)

The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China by Hannah Pakula, Simon & Schuster (copyedited) (1,315 manuscript pages)

The Rocket That Fell to Earth: Roger Clemens and the Rage for Baseball Immortality by Jeff Pearlman, Harper (copyedited electronically) (398 manuscript pages)

How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror by Reza Aslan, Random House (copyedited and proofread) (307 manuscript pages, 222 book pages)
This manuscript was very well written and well prepared, with only minor typographical errors. Compliments to the author!

A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel by Ronald Radosh and Allis Radosh, Harper (copyedited) (493 manuscript pages)

The Cheese Chronicles: A Journey Through the Making and Selling of Cheese in America, from Field to Farm to Table by Liz Thorpe, Ecco (copyedited) (351 manuscript/book pages)

Don't Miss Your Life! An Uncommon Guide to Living with Freedom, Laughter, and Grace by Charlene Baumbich, Howard Books (proofread) (259 book pages)


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