Editing Services

 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers

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I work with nonfiction authors and businesses as a freelance editor, collaborator, and publishing consultant. After 11 years as an editor at Random House and Penguin, I know exactly what publishers look for in a book and I help my clients develop their work with that unique perspective in mind. I specialize in:

– Developing nonfiction book ideas
– Book proposal writing, editing, coaching, and consulting
– Manuscript development, revisions, coaching, and consulting
– Big-picture help in navigating the book publishing world

I work on a broad range of nonfiction projects, including business books (leadership, management, entrepreneurship, careers), personal finance, cooking, memoirs, parenting, lifestyle, how-to/DIY, self improvement, and general reference.

Click a book cover above for more information on some of the bestselling titles I have edited. Below is an additional selection of my editing projects during my time at Penguin Random House. Select a title for more information. 

Please visit my contact page if you’d like to reach out about your project.



The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau

How to Find Out Anything by Don MacLeod

The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World by Idealist.org

27 Powers of Persuasion by Chris St. Hilaire

Share, Retweet, Repeat by John Hlinko

What is Your One Sentence? by Mimi Goss

Million Dollar Website by Lori Culwell

The Language of Trust by Michael Maslansky

The MBA Reality Check by Evan Forster and David Thomas

Greening Your Small Business by Jennifer Kaplan

How to Get into the Top Law Schools by Richard Montauk

How to Get into the Top MBA Programs by Richard Montauk

The 6 Reasons You’ll Get the Job by Debra Angel MacDougall

The Power of Storytelling by Jim Holtje

Mind Over Business by Ken Baum

How to Say it for First-Time Managers by Jack Griffin

How to Say It: Negotiating to Win by Jim Hennig

How to Say It: Business to Business Selling by Geoffrey James

How to Say It on Your Resume by Brad Karsh

Hacking Your Education by Dale Stephens



Equally Shared Parenting by Marc and Amy Vachon

The Power of Your Child’s Imagination by Charlotte Reznick

What Kindergarten Teachers Know by Lisa Holewa and Joan Rice

A Healing Place by Kate Atwood



The Lost Arts of Hearth & Home by Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger

The Lost Art of Real Cooking by Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger

The Naked Pint by Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune

The Naked Brewer by Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune

The Curious Gardener’s Almanac by Niall Edworthy

The Curious World of Wine by Richard Vine

Talking Dirt by Annie Spiegelman

Great American Beer by Chris O’Hara

Pretty Party Cakes by Peggy Porschen

Handwritten Recipes by Michael Popek

It’s Not You, It’s Brie by Kirstin Jackson


Pop Culture/Reference

Preschool Gems by Leslie McCollom

Forget About Today by Jon Friedman

I Love Rock n Roll (Except When I Hate It) by Brian Boone

Forgotten Bookmarks by Michael Popek

Word as Image by Ji Lee

Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway by Celia Blue Johnson

The Artist in the Office by Summer Pierre

Great Gals by Summer Pierre

The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions by Julia Suits

The Book of Kink by Eva Christina

Savage Chickens by Doug Savage

Green, Greener, Greenest by Lori Bongiorno

The Secret History of Balls by Josh Chetwynd

The Book of Strange and Curious Legal Oddities by Nathan Belofsky

The Curious World of Bugs by Daniel Marlos

My Bad Parent by Troy Osinoff

Lost in Suburbia by Tracy Beckerman

Blueprint Your Bestseller by Stuart Horwitz

How to Travel the World on $50 a Day by Matt Kepnes






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