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Book Editors: Health, Nutrition, Wellness


manuscript evaluation critiquing developmental content editing writing assistanceManuscript Evaluations, Critiques, Organizational and Developmental Editing, Line Editing, Writing Assistance, Ghostwriting

CARLY CANTOR is a publishing industry veteran who has worked in-house at a New York publisher as an acquisitions editor and is a two-time published author (history books). Most recently, she has worked as an independent consultant and project editor for Random House and Prentice Hall. She also represents authors as an agent with a well-established NYC agency. Her extensive experience includes critiquing, organizational and development editing, and line editing of fiction and nonfiction projects. She is a meticulous hands-on editor who "becomes one" with every project, paying close attention to both the big picture and the small details.

 

She has often worked with academics, psychologists, and medical doctors on high-level material in the social or life sciences and has helped them make their writing more accessible to a trade audience. One thrilled client, a doctor, said of her, "She is a consummate wordsmith, with the facility of not only understanding and integrating scientific and technical material but also illuminating arcane and otherwise opaque descriptions. She expertly shapes the structure of a presentation for better narrative flow, simplifying complex material to make it reader-friendly."

Carly also edits fiction, with an understanding of the importance of subtlety and nuance. She approaches fiction with an appreciation for how the brain works and for the idea that a reader likes to pick up clues and figure some things out for himself rather than be told everything directly about how characters are thinking and feeling. One novelist client said, "I have been guided by a number of different editors throughout my career. Without any hesitation, I can say that [she] is the best editor I have ever worked with."

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hopkins-mystery-book-editorSARA HOPKINS

Developmental Editor, Copy Editor, Proofreader, and Ghostwriter

With over twenty years’ experience in the publishing industry Sara Hopkins has edited or copyedited nearly three hundred manuscripts for clients around the globe. Sara was employed full-time at Bantam Dell in New York before striking out as a freelancer for such major publishers as Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Rodale.

Praised by authors and publishers alike as a detail-oriented editor with an eye for inconsistencies and a love of fact-checking, she believes the devil is in the details and a fine-tooth comb is essential to bring a manuscript to its full potential. Motivated by her love of a fabulous book, Sara knows how to achieve consistency and clarity in an informational manuscript without compromising the author’s unique perspective and voice.

“Sara did a fantastic job of editing my novel and returning it in a timely fashion.  She was both professional and friendly and answered any question that I may have had. I would recommend her services or the network to anyone who needs to have editing services.” Sabrina Asper

"Sara is the most talented editor I have ever encountered. What makes her different is her keen ability to understand the author’s voice and not impose hers on top. She gets it. I would not even think about using someone else for my next book.” Richard Steiner

"Her input and suggestions has proved extremely valuable and there is no question in my mind that it has gone a long way in helping take the novel to the next level.” Matt Zietsman

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SANDRA JUDD is an editor, proofreader, and indexer with more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Her clients have included university presses, large, mainstream publishers, and smaller presses and professional organizations.

She has edited or proofread over 300 published books, on topics that include politics, history, business, literary criticism, ethnic history, anthropology, science and medicine, industry manuals, memoirs, Christian and inspirational, parenting and relationships, humor, and fiction. She believes every person has a story to tell and she has a real passion for bringing these stories to print.

She has edited 20+ volumes in the Health Reference Series published by Omnigraphics, all published under her name as editor.

She enjoys working with books in the scientific and medical genres and is not intimidated by medical jargon, charts and figures, or detailed notes and bibliographies. She works to carefully polish each text, bringing clarity and accuracy to often-complex topics and providing a professional finish to the author's work.

She has prepared indexes for more than 30 published books.

Selected titles in the science, medical, and nutrition genres include:

  • Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook, Fifth Edition edited by Sandra J. Judd (Omnigraphics, 2013)
  • Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, Fifth Edition edited by Sandra J. Judd (Omnigraphics, 2013)
  • Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, Third Edition edited by Sandra J. Judd (Omnigraphics, 2013)
  • Men's Health Concerns Sourcebook, Fourth Edition edited by Sandra J. Judd (Omnigraphics, 2013)
  • When Your Doctor Says: Diabetes by David A. Cooke, M.D. (KWS Publishers, 2010)
  • When Your Doctor Says: Heart Disease by David A. Cooke, M.D. (KWS Publishers, 2010)
  • The Hyperbaric Chamber: Science, Not Miracle by Nina Subbotina (self-published, 2013)

Specialties

  • Proofreading and copyediting, to catch those tiny errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar and put the finishing touch on a manuscript
  • Stylistic editing, to polish each sentence and give the text clarity and a professional finish
  • Substantive editing, to help groom the bigger picture, round out the argument, and fill in any gaps in logic
  • Indexing, to provide a professional index to complete the book

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HOLLY MONTY, MA MAC ELS
APA format, Chicago Manual of Style

Since operating as a freelance editor and writer, Ms. Monty, a Microsoft Word and LaTeX expert, has worked on books and articles published by many of the world’s leading publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, MIT Press, W. W. Norton, Sage, John Wiley, Springer, Lawrence Erlbaum, Pearson-Prentice Hall, Praeger, Greenwood, Blackwell, and other top names in academic and nonfiction publishing. To date, she has edited more than 2,000 published journal articles, more than 150 nonfiction books, and a wealth of dissertations and theses. Ms. Monty is proud to have worked with a diversity of students and academics from a broad range of our nation's universities. Given her wealth of experience, she is adept at working within the precise terms of your university's thesis/dissertation guidelines or with the publication guidelines of any peer-reviewed journal.

"Holly was FANTASTIC. She was SO thorough and submitted everything back to me earlier than I needed it! Even after she was done with the edit, I had some questions, and she was very speedy in her responses. I appreciate that she took time to answer my questions. She really went above and beyond! My paper not only needed to follow APA guidelines, but my university had guidelines as well. She did both perfectly." - Nicole Foster, Trinity International University.

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Linda TrollingerLINDA TROLLINGER has been a writer and editor for nearly 30 years and has edited thousands of documents for clients around the world.

She is a versatile award-winning copy editor with a diverse array of experience:

  • Business and marketing collateral for Kelly Services, Citibank, Bayer, and Fortune 500 companies
  • Technical documentation for IBM, Symantec, Dell, Adobe, Seicor, Sybex, and Ventana
  • Fiction and nonfiction for published authors, including novels, short stories, poetry, religion, and philosophy
  • Academic editing, master's theses, and dissertations
  • Website content, business plans, corporate overviews, and resumes
  • Developmental editing, substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading

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