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My copyediting and proofreading projects have included general nonfiction, books on relationships, young adult fiction, a book of religious poetry, trade show directories, a textbook on business case analysis, academic papers, children's online lessons at e-Tutor, software training materials for the American Dietetic Association and Rotary International, math textbooks for Everyday Learning Corporation, newsletters for local communities, and divider tabs for state customized reading programs.

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Carpentry by W. Keith Powell is a textbook that integrates and promotes green building, building science, and sustainability-based carpentry. It unites the key elements of residential construction, includes clear, concise, highly illustrated discussions and building plans, and includes excerpts of the 2015 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings from the International Code Council.

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations, Third Edition by Michael Allison and Jude Kaye describes a proven method for creating an effective, organized, actionable strategy, tailored to the unique needs of the nonprofit organization.

Reconceptualizing Curriculum Development: Inspiring and Informing Action by James Henderson and colleagues provides accessible, clear guidance on curriculum problem solving and educational leadership through the practice of a synoptic curriculum study.

Social Diversity within Multiliteracies: Complexity in Teaching and Learning by Fenice B. Boyd and Cynthia H. Brock examines literacy teaching and learning as embedded in cultural, linguistic, racial, sexual, and gendered contexts and explores ways to foster learning and achievement for diverse students in various settings.

Second Language Sentence Processing by Alan Juffs and Guillermo A. Rodriguez presents a comprehensive review of the latest research findings on sentence processing in second language acquisition.

Teaching Communication and Media Studies: Pedgagogy and Practice by Jan Fernback is a practical and conceptual guide to teaching university courses in communication and media studies, offering instructors at all levels strategies they can use to create a successful classroom experience.

The Power of Nice: How to Negotiate So Everyone Wins - Especially You! 3rd Edition, by Ronald M. Shapiro teaches the key principles of effective negotiation through a combination of a time-tested process, anecdotes, and exercises. Regardless of your level of experience or the extent of your confidence, you will get what you want while building stronger relationships for the future.

Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want by Alexander Osterwalder will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won't work. You'll learn the process of designing and testing value propositions, taking the guesswork out of creating products and services that perfectly match customers' needs and desires.

Agile Innovation: The Revolutionary Approach to Accelerate Success, Inspire Engagement, and Ignite Creativity by Langdon Morris, Moses Ma, and Po Chi Wu is a field guide to designing and implementing effective innovation methods and projects, and facilitating collaborative processes that enable people to solve complex problems and create breakthrough solutions.

China's Super Consumers: What 1 Billion Customers Want and How to Sell It to Them by Savio Chan and Michael Zakkour is a hands-on resource for succeeding in the Chinese marketplace. The book is filled with real-world stories of the foreign and domestic companies, leading brands, and top executives who have succeeded in selling to this burgeoning market.

The New Entrepreneurz: Changing the Way You Play Life by Ronen Gafni and Simcha Gluck provides a game-based approach to molding your mind and developing a fresh entrepreneurial mentality that focuses on working smart and on collaborative winning. Advocating not for simple change, but for total transformation, this revolutionary resource provides a powerful platform for all those interested in running a smart, purpose-driven business.

Building a Better Business Using the Lego Serious Play Method by Per Kristiansen and Robert Rasmussen delivers a creative approach to enhancing innovation and improving business performance, with the focus on unleashing play. The LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method is employed by start-ups and multinational corporations alike to maximize synergy among teams and throughout organizations.

The Customer-Funded Business: Start, Finance, or Grow Your Company with Your Customers' Cash by John Mullins. The vast majority of fast-growing companies never take any venture capital. So where does the money come from to start and grow their companies? From a much more agreeable and hospitable source, their customers. Mullins uncovers five novel approaches to do this, which have been adapted by innovative entrepreneurs working in companies large and small.

Build for Change: Revolutionizing Customer Engagement through Continuous Digital Innovation by Alan Trefler highlights the revolutionary changes to business, marketing, and technology practices that are needed to survive and thrive in these times. Readers will learn how businesses are increasingly relying on new forms of customer engagement, and how one customer's experience can alter a company's reputation with the click of a mouse. With practical insight from a leader in customer engagement, this book is a timely wakeup call to companies that have not yet embraced the digital future.

The Real Estate Wholesaling Bible: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Get Started in Real Estate Investing by Than Merrill teaches you everything you need to know to profit from real estate wholesaling. This rapidly expanding business is simple, profitable, and perfect for today's real estate market. All you will need to get started is a computer, an Internet connection, this book, some passion, and a lot of curiosity.

Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door by Brian Krebs unmasks the criminal masterminds driving some of the biggest spam and hacker operations targeting Americans and their bank accounts. Tracing the rise, fall, and alarming resurrection of the digital mafia behind the two largest spam pharmacies, Krebs delivers the first definitive narrative of the global spam problem and its threat to consumers everywhere.

"Is It Easy Being Green?" by Justin Nevin gives students practical advice on writing application essays that will stand out from the crowd. Using real-life examples and testimonials, this book moves away from a strictly academic point of view, and uses creative writing techniques to teach students how to write engaging and effective application essays.

The Ultimate Beer Lover's Happy Hour by John Schlimm will take you to a whole new level of tipsy gratification by bringing some of the best bar snacks and beer cocktails straight into your kitchen. Whether you're looking to host the next bash or simply create your own happy hour at home, this all-in-one entertaining guide will help you turn every bite into party night!

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015, the leading guide to more than 300 colleges and universities, has been an indispensable source of information for college-bound students and their parents. The guide delivers an insider's look at the academic climates and the social and extracurricular scenes at the “best and most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland.

Gruber's Complete SAT Guide 2015: With thousands of students taking the SAT, the right test prep program can make all the difference between getting into the dream college or settling for less. Dr. Gary Gruber's method can make that difference for every student. This guide features five full-length practice tests.

The Accidental Marketer: Power Tools for People Who Find Themselves in Marketing Roles by Tom Spitale and Mary Abbazia allows any inexperienced marketer to step into a new role and develop an effective strategy. The authors explain how to uncover insights about customers that your competitors miss and use new insights to create a range of strategic options for your marketing plans.

Low-Hanging Fruit: 77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits by Jeremy Eden and Terri Long: Every day, thousands of hidden and ignored problems frustrate workers and customers and, in turn, reduce profits. The key to finding and fixing these problems is to engage employees closest to the work and closest to the customer in new ways so they can contribute their ideas.

Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 7e, by David H. Barlow and V. Mark Durand, explains how psychological disorders are rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. You can test your understanding of topics with the text's built-in concept checks and chapter quizzes.

First-Time Leader: Foundational Tools for Inspiring and Enabling Your New Team by George Bradt and Gillian Davis is the indispensable guide for the new manager, whether promoted within the company or brought in from outside. The book includes 48 downloadable tools that are easily adaptable for each leader's specific context.
Palace Architecture: Imperial Palaces of the Last Dynasty (Library of Ancient Chinese Architecture) by Ru Jinghua and Peng Hualiang explores the transformation of the palace in ancient China, from the primitive state of early palaces to the ornate and luxurious imperial palaces of the great dynasties. The book features 159 color photographs.
Ritual and Ceremonial Buildings: Altars and Temples of Deities, Sages, and Ancestors (Library of Ancient Chinese Architecture) by Sun Dazhang details the formation and historical development of ritual architecture, from the Confucian ritual concept to the sacrificial architecture of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The magnificence of these buildings is comparable to that of imperial palaces, large monasteries, and Taoist temples.
Royal Gardens: Private Gardens of the Imperial Family (Library of Ancient Chinese Architecture) by Cheng Liyao explores the development of Chinese imperial gardens, from the Shang dynasty to the Qing dynasty. In ancient China, garden architecture developed from a primitive state to to a highly sophisticated endeavor, with natural beauty reigning as the main theme of garden building.
Taoist Buildings: The Architecture of China's Indigenous Religion (Library of Ancient Chinese Architecture) by Qiao Yun chronicles the transformation in Taoist architecture throughout ancient China. After describing the tenets of Taoism and its practices, this volume explores Taoism’s effect on Chinese architecture.
Big Data Marketing: Engage Your Customers More Effectively and Drive Value by Lisa Arthur explains how marketers can use data to learn what they need to know, details strategies to drive marketing relevance and Return On Marketing Investment (ROMI), and provides a five-step approach in the journey to a more data-driven marketing organization.
One Word That Will Change Your Life, Expanded Edition by Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, and Jon Gordon explains how to simplify your life and business by choosing and focusing on just ONE WORD for the entire year, and reveals how your one word will impact the six dimensions of your life—mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial.
Compete Smarter, Not Harder: A Process for Developing the Right Priorities Through Strategic Thinking by William Putsis explains how to prioritize market opportunities so that a company's strengths in one area can be leveraged across multiple markets. Using cutting-edge academic research and extensive industry practice, the book outlines the strategic decisions needed to determine which space provides the best margins, overall profitability, and growth potential.
Convert Every Click: Make More Money Online with Holistic Conversion Rate Optimization by Benji Rabhan is a holistic approach to conversion rate optimization, using technology to create a more customer-centric experience that not only increases conversions, but also improves customer engagement and satisfaction. You'll learn how to boost conversions and consumption across your entire business by maximizing every bit of your hard-earned traffic before, during, and after a sale.
Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Second Edition: A How-To Guide for Evidence-Based Practice by Kathleen Wheeler is a holistic, evidence-based approach to practicing psychotherapy for both the experienced and neophyte advanced practice nurse, integrating neuroscience with psychotherapeutic theory.
Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation: What They Can't Teach You at Business or Design School by Idris Mootee provides an introduction to the values and applications of design thinking, explains design thinking approaches for eight key challenges that most businesses face, and offers an application framework for these business challenges through exercises, activities, and resources. 
Experience Design: A Framework for Integrating Brand, Experience, and Value by Patrick Newbery and Kevin Farnham bridges the gap between business and design, explaining how the quality of customer experience is the key to unlocking greater engagement and higher customer lifetime value. Improve the quality of the experiences customers have with your company, and watch engagement soar.
31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles: Attract More Leads, Get More Clients, and Make More Sales by Tracy Repchuk shows entrepreneurs, business owners, and opportunity-seekers what to do, when to do it, and the order in which it needs to be done to build an online marketing presence that is stable, predictable, and expandable.
Do You Speak Shoe Lover? Style and Stories from Inside DSW by Linda Meadow and Kelly Cook will not only make Shoe Lovers feel better about loving shoes, but it also reveals the business principles of leading shoe retailer, DSW. It explains how DSW strives everyday to be America 's Favorite Place for Shoes—as well as America 's Favorite Place to Work.
Become the Real Deal: The Proven Path to Influence and Executive Presence by Connie Dieken presents a modern and practical approach to leadership that yields unlimited dividends for leaders at all levels. Readers will learn how to override personal influence-killing tendencies, such as narcissism, anxiety, long-windedness, silence, social façades, and invisibility.
The Story of Purpose: The Path to Creating a Brighter Brand, a Greater Company, and a Lasting Legacy by Joey Reiman reveals the process for uncovering what makes a company distinctive and details a proven methodology for businesses, small to large, how to build a purpose-inspired organization to positively impact employees, customers, and the bottom line.
Gruber’s Complete PSAT/NMSQT Guide 2014 is the indispensable guide for students taking the PSAT. Gary Gruber offers a comprehensive review and practice tests and gives students valuable advice on what and how to prepare for this exam.
James Kalat's Introduction to Psychology, now in its 10th edition, in addition to covering major theories and studies, challenges students' preconceptions about psychology and helps them become more informed consumers of education.
Discover and achieve your personal fitness and wellness goals with Werner and Sharon Hoeger's Principles and Labs for Fitness and Wellness. This text features many resources to track your progress in working toward these goals.
For couples wishing to write their own vows and personalize their wedding or commitment ceremony, The Wedding Ceremony Planner by Rev. Judith Johnson, PhD, is an excellent resource. Included are suggestions for participation of family and friends in the ceremony and several checklists to ensure everything goes according to plan on this special day.
Marc Silver and his daughter Maya Silver are the authors of My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks: Real Life Advice from Real Life Teens. No sugarcoating here; taken from their own experience and the experiences of many other teens, the book offers honest advice on handling emotions, communication with parents, issues with friends and school, and various resources available to children of cancer patients.
Thinking about taking the GRE? Pick up a copy of Gruber's Complete GRE Guide 2013, 2e by Gary Gruber to review your verbal and math skills. The book includes three full-length practice tests, inside info on how GRE questions are created, and time-saving study strategies.
Gruber's Complete ACT Guide 2013, 4e by Gary Gruber offers complete preparation for the ACT exam. Three full-length ACT practice exams are included, along with study strategies and English and math refreshers.
The Naked Roommate's First Year Survival Workbook, 2e by Harlan Cohen and Cynthia Jenkins is the updated companion book to The Naked Roommate. Working through the exercises in this book helps to clarify your goals in college and helps to make the first year experience much smoother.
The College Bound Organizer: The Ultimate Guide to Successful College Applications is an indispensable guide for everyone going through this often complicated process. Take it along on your campus visits!
FInding Love Again by Terry L. Orbuch shows that it is possible to find lasting love the second time around, after a divorce or breakup of a long-term relationship. Here's good advice on what to do and what pitfalls to avoid.
Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, & Literary Agents 2013 offers a compendium of advice for authors: information on publishers, editors, and agents, what kinds of books they handle, how to submit query letters and samples, etc. There is also a good discussion of self-publishing for those who want to go that route.
Titanic: One Newspaper, Seven Days, and the Truth That Shocked the World by Stephen Hines is a compilation of reports from the British newspaper Daily Telegraph during the week of the tragedy. It is fascinating how this story unfolded and how much speculation and misinformation played a part in the early days.
Gruber's Complete SAT Math Workbook, 2e by Gary Gruber offers complete preparation for the SAT Math exam. In addition to a review of math basics and short diagnostic tests, there are lots of time saving strategies and shortcuts for the student to make optimal use of the test time. Two practice exams are included.
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 by Edward B. Fiske was a team effort, in order to get the latest edition of this classic guide out on schedule. More than 310 schools are featured, along with complete information about courses of study, campus culture, and admission requirements.
My Max Score AP U.S. Government & Politics by Del Franz. Whether you have (ideally) a whole semester to prepare for the exam or just a cram session the night before, this book tells you the essentials you need to know..A practice exam is included.
The New Rules of Attraction by Arden Leigh. This book takes a rather businesslike approach to the subject of seduction, covering subjects such as marketing oneself, branding, adding value, and closing the deal. A fun read for the open-minded.
The Killer Book of Infamous Murders by Tom Philbin and Michael Philbin is a treat for the true crime fan. Included are the stories of Lizzie Borden, Leopold and Loeb, Hickock and Smith (the In Cold Blood killers), and others whose nefarious deeds have haunted and fascinated us over the years.
The Case for Falling in Love: Why We Can't Master the Madness of Love—and Why That's the Best Part by Mari Ruti tells us to go for ittake a chance on love! Success is, of course, not guaranteed, but the effort is well worth it.
Earn It, Learn It: Teach Your Child the Value of Money, Work, and Time Well Spent by Alisa T. Weinstein gives parents an alternative to traditional allowances. Children, with their parents' guidance, research fifty different careers, complete tasks that actual workers in those fields do (geared to their level), and earn money for their efforts.
Best Little Stories from World War II, 2d ed. by C. Brian Kelly contains more than a hundred stories that bring to life the personalities and events of Second World War. You'll learn surprising facts about the great historical figures of the time and be inspired by the uncommon heroism of the common soldier. Included is a chapter on Eleanor Roosevelt, truly a woman ahead of her time, whose life has influenced so many others.
What About Me? Stop Selfishness from Ruining Your Relationship by Dr. Jane Greer explains the steps that lead to better communication with our significant others, resulting in greater love and understanding and moving from "me" to "we."
The Birth Partner Handbook: Everything You Need to Know for a Healthy, Positive Birth Experience by Carl Jones takes the mother's childbirth partner through the three stages of labor and tells exactly what to do to support her and be her advocate during this process.
Successful Classroom Management by Richard H. Eyster and Christine Martin is a guide for beginning teachers on how to establish respect and order in the classroom from Day One, but more experienced teachers can find some helpful advice here also. Also covered are effective ways of dealing with school administrators and parents.
How to Survive Your PhD by Jason R. Karp can be summarized in its subtitle, The Insider’s Guide to Avoiding Mistakes, Choosing the Right Program, Working with Professors, and Just How a Person Actually Writes a 200-Page Paper. If you're thinking about getting a PhD, put this book on your required reading list. My client made the following comment: "I just wanted to say thanks again for turning this in early... I like to be ahead of schedule as much as I can, so I really appreciate it. Also, excellent job on the proofread! Thanks very much for your work on this project."
10 Ways to Change the World in Your 20s by Libuse Binder is for young people who want to make a difference in this world, but most of her suggestions can apply to concerned citizens of any age. Here's how to get involved and have fun working for your favorite cause.
The Make Today Matter Makeover by Brook Noel gives easy, practical tips for finally getting your life organized. If you find yourself procrastinating, wasting too much time and money, and thinking about taking better care of yourself, these 26 mini-makeovers can provide a solution.
Fiske Real College Essays That Work by Edward B. Fiske and Bruce G. Hammond. This revised edition features 109 model application essays written by real teens that helped them get admitted to the colleges of their choice, along with an analysis of what makes them stand out.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Ex by Michelle Fiordaliso and Heather Belle King tells you how to handle all those "ex" relationships in your life, be they spouses, lovers, or in-laws, and stay sane in the process.
The Iron Disorders Institute Guide to Anemia by Cheryl Garrison, is a guide to all the different types of anemia, including symptoms, treatment, and diet. Various forms of this disease affect more than two billion people in the world.
The Vaccine Answer Book by Jamie Loehr, MD, answers all parents' questions about vaccines, including what types are available in the United States, what diseases they protect against, who should and should not receive them. Loehr's explanation of herd immunity is particularly important for parents who have not made up their minds on this issue.
Caring for Your Aging Parents by Raeann Berman and Bernard H. Shulman, MD, is a compassionate and common-sense guide for adult children on how to cope when the roles are reversed and they become responsible for their parents' care.
The Autism & ADHD Diet by Barrie Silberberg gives step-by-step directions for following a gluten- and casein-free diet, which may be useful in the management of autism spectrum disorders and might also help those who suffer allergies and intolerances to those substances.
Permanent Cosmetics - The Foundation of Fundamental Applications is the textbook of the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP), the most comprehensive manual in the industry.
BCA: Business Case Analysis by James W. Brannock, STS Publications. Based on 30 years' experience as a management consultant, Dr. Brannock guides the reader step by step in performing a business case analysis in order to evaluate the opportunities and risks of business decisions. He writes, "I am most indebted for the thorough, professional editing services you provided in helping 'debug' the book and making it more readable."
Proven Home-Based Business Ideas compiled by Susan Kent, Full Circle Publications, 2002. Have you ever wanted to go into business for yourself? This book is a good starting point.
International M&A, Joint Ventures, and Beyond: Doing the Deal (Wiley Frontiers in Finance) by David J. BenDaniel and Arthur H. Rosenbloom, John Wiley & Sons. These nice folks are a freelance editor's dream. They gave me credit in the Acknowledgments page: "To Barbara Hague, our copy editor, special mention for your careful edit of the text and thoughtful elucidating questions and comments."
Contemporary Feminist Theory: A Text/Reader by Mary F. Rogers (Editor), McGraw-Hill College Div. This provocative collection features essays by women of many races and cultural backgrounds.
Financial Analysis and Decision Making for Healthcare Organizations: A Guide for the Healthcare Professional by Louis C. Gapenski, Irwin Professional Publishing. This book comes with a disk of sample spreadsheets that illlustrated concepts in the book.
 
 

 

 

 

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