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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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HANNAH EARTHMANis an experienced editor whose clients' books have been sold to traditional publishers and have become Amazon best sellers. She frequently helps clients with multiple aspects of the publishing process, calling on her experience as not only a book editor but also a book reviewer (for Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Indie), acquisitions editor (for Sotto Voce Magazine and Scout & Engineer), and competition judge (for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and PW's BookLife Prize in Fiction).


Experience
  • Editing for a major traditional literary press, RosettaBooks, Medlar Publishing Solutions, Stober, Poltavets, & Associates, StratCom: Strategic Communications of Ukraine, Institutional Investor Journals, and a large national POD platform.
  • Editing via the Publishers Weekly BookLife program.
  • Helping a client sell her debut book on the science of creativity to ABC-Clio Publishing.
  • Serving as a judge for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and PW's BookLife Prize in Fiction.
  • Interviewing authors, including ESPN's Matthew Berry, for Publishers Weekly.
  • Interviewing authors, including Heidi W. Durrow and Amy Greene, for Her Circle Ezine.
  • Serving on the team of acquisition editors for Sotto Voce Magazine.
  • Reviewing books for Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews Indie, Foreword Reviews, and Her Circle Ezine.

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scientific book editorWriting Coach, Mentor, Collaborator, and Ghostwriter Editing Services | Contemporary/Mainstream Creative Nonfiction, Detective, Erotica, Gay/Lesbian, Literary Fiction, Memoir/Autobiography, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult

TED GASNER edited hundreds of award-winning fiction and nonfiction titles during his six years as a Supervising Editor for Scholastic Inc. Ted developed book series for print, eReaders, and websites, then assigned topics to authors, helped them with their outlines and first drafts, and then took over from there to copyedit the final product.

As a freelance editor, Ted has edited novels, memoirs, marketing and advertising materials, textbooks, research papers, websites and whatever else has come his way. He has a strong background in fiction, history, the sciences, and sports.

Selected Titles in the Science/Medicine/Nutrition Genre

  • BULLETPROOF!
  • THE COLD WAR PIGEON PATROLS
  • CITIES OF THE DEAD

BOOK EDITOR REVIEWS

"Ted has an amazing ability to boil it down to the best moments in the least amount of words! I really like all the sophistication he brings to the writing. Casual tone but with varying sentence structures that keep it interesting." —Eileen Wacker, author of The Mom’s Code and Once Kids’ Fujimini Adventure Series

"Ted was very prompt and did a great job of editing for me." -Sarah Gallaway

"I glanced over the edits – I don’t like them – I LOVE THEM!!! You’re a genius! You really made my girls pop! I had to laugh at a couple of your comments. Great catch about Facebook age appropriateness. So, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all that work! It’s so much red, I feel like a failing kid in seventh grade." -Yvette.

"I’ve had the privilege of working with Ted, and he is a consummate professional. A talented editor with a keen eye for detail, Ted always offers fresh and creative ideas to help strengthen my prose without compromising my voice. If you are looking for a caring, prompt, thorough editor, he is definitely the person to contact. —Lisa Fox, author of Knightly Desire

"I chose Ted Gasner over cheaper proposals because of his sample edit. He was worth every penny as he put MORE into the project than he needed to. Nice quality work and easy to work with." -Don McGann

"As a children’s book author I was looking for an editor that would look at the interaction of the words along with the pictures on every page, not just the words on a typed document. Ted handled this task with mastery: He made each sentence as efficient as possible, while keeping a consistent style throughout. Always prompt in returning his edits, Ted made his comments and annotations directly on my PDF, making it a breeze to implement his feedback."—Alan Quinonez, author of Benito, You Can Do it! Series

"An educated man myself, I am humbled by your excellent understanding of the English language and writing skills. What I sent to you now appears to be pretty rough, but it was the best I could do!! Nice to have you on my team. After all this effort, I hope this book goes somewhere…and if it does, you will be a big reason why it did." —Dan

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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
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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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