Sample editing assignments

Following is a very partial list of my proofreading and copyediting assignments over the years. Overall, I have edited hundreds (coming up on thousands) of publications during my 23 years as an editor.

Travel as a Political Act
By Rick Steves. Published by Nation Books, 2009. The well-known travel writer/presenter explains how to travel while broadening your perspective and thinking about the interconnectedness of the world.

Lance: The Making of the World's Greatest Champion
By John Wilcockson. Published by Da Capo Press, 2009. A biography of the world's best-known cyclist.

What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception
By Scott McClellan. Published by PublicAffairs, 2008. Probably the most talked about release of the year, making front-page news on the sites of USA Today, CNN, the BBC, and others.

The New Paradigm for Financial Markets
By George Soros. Published by PublicAffairs, 2008. Legendary financier Soros explores the origins of the current credit crisis and its implications for the future.

Exploring Microsoft Office 2007
By Robert Grauer, et al. Published by Prentice Hall, various editions. Part of Prentice Hall's Exploring series, helping students learn many different aspects of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access.

Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor
By Perri Klass, M.D. Published by Basic Books, 2007. Part of Basicís Art of Mentoring Series, this book offers guidance to anyone contemplating becoming a doctor.

Debating Race with Michael Eric Dyson
By Michael Eric Dyson. Published by Basic Civitas Books, 2007. As the publisher says, this book "collects many of Dysonís most memorable encounters and most poignant arguments.... [and] shows that he is as eloquent off the cuff as he is on the book page ... Debating Race gives readers a front row seat as he spars with politicians, pundits, and public intellectuals."

Learning Like a Girl: Educating Our Daughters in Schools of Their Own
By Diana Meehan. Published by PublicAffairs, 2007. The story of starting a girls' school, and the reasons for having such schools in the first place.

Pop Culture Germany! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle
By Catherine C. Fraser and Dierk O. Hoffmann. Published by ABC-CLIO, 2006. Part of the Popular Culture in the Contemporary World Series, this book explores popular culture in Germany.

The Hydrogen Energy Transition: Moving Toward the Post Petroleum Age in Transportation
Edited by Daniel Sperling & James S. Cannon. Published by Elsevier/Academic Press, 2004. A series of essays addressing the transition to hydrogen fuel to satisfy the world's rapidly growing need for alternative fuel options.

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