JeffAlexanderJeff Alexander

Jeffale73@gmail.com | (917) 379-5020
Specialties: Science, history, politics, sociology, technology, current events, book proposals, ghostwriting.
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Jeff Alexander has been a book and magazine editor for two decades, most recently as a senior editor at Penguin Press. Previously, as an editor at Vintage-Anchor Books, he acquired nonfiction titles for Knopf and Pantheon. There he edited Jaron Lanier’s national bestseller You Are Not a Gadget, Simon Critchley’s New York Times bestselling The Book of Dead Philosophers, Adrian Raine’s The Anatomy of Violence, and Nicholas Epley’s Mindwise. He has also worked with Robert Reich, David Grann, Charles C. Mann, Alice Dreger, Michael Dobbs, T. J. Stiles, Eric Schmidt, and Jared Cohen.

As an independent editor, Jeff provides a variety of services, including line editing, developmental editing, proposal development, and ghostwriting. He particularly enjoys helping academics and experts bring their ideas to a wide audience through vivid and engaging prose.

Prior to his career in book publishing, Jeff worked at The New York Review of Books. His essays, humor pieces, and book reviews have appeared in Slate, Salon, McSweeney’s, Lingua Franca, and The Believer.

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Specialties: Self-help, practical nonfiction, health and wellness, parenting/family, book proposals, ghostwriting, collaboration.
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Becky Cabaza has more than twenty years of publishing experience working as an acquisitions editor and editorial director, and an additional eleven years as a freelance editor, ghostwriter/collaborator, and consultant to numerous authors. She has worked at major houses, including Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House, where she edited a large variety of authors, from New York Times bestselling self-help experts, renowned medical and health professionals, entrepreneurs, journalists, academics, and more.

As a freelancer, she has collaborated on books ranging from Smart Fat: Eat More Fat. Lose More Weight. Get Healthy Now. by Steven Masley, MD, and Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS to Getting To 50/50: How Working Couples Can Have It All by Sharing It All by Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober. She has also worked on the New York Times bestsellers The Paleo Cure by Chris Kresser and Cook Your Butt Off! by Rocco DiSpirito, as well as family-oriented health titles such as La Leche League International’s Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family: Good Nutrition and Healthy Cooking for New Moms and Growing Families.

Becky’s freelance services include writing and restructuring from idea to proposal phase through finished manuscript, as well as thorough project evaluation and editing at any level desired.


Ruth Greenstein

rg@greenlinepublishing.com | (212) 741-1393
Specialties: Literary fiction, biography and memoir, social issues, arts and culture, travel, nature, popular science, religion and spirituality, health and psychology, poetry, photography, media companions, reference, works in translation.
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Ruth Greenstein has worked in book publishing since 1989, helping new and established writers develop exceptional work for publication. During her first decade, she was a staff editor at Harcourt, Ecco, and GoodTimes Entertainment, and during her second, she cofounded Words into Print and launched her independent career.

She has been fortunate to work with authors such as Alice Walker, Erica Jong, Anita Shreve, John Ashbery, Sallie Bingham, and Dennis Lehane, as well as gifted newcomers and professionals from many fields. Her editorial credits include Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulsen (national bestseller), A Journey with Elsa Cloud by Leila Hadley (a New York Times Notable Book), The Deposition of Father McGreevy by Brian O’Doherty (Booker Prize finalist), Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story (a novel) by Rebecca Coffey, and Return of the Condor: The Race to Save Our Largest Bird from Extinction by John Moir (William Saroyan International Writing Prize finalist). She also edits shorter pieces for her clients; these have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Discover, McSweeney’s, Orion, and elsewhere.

With skills in media, communication, languages, and design, she often handles projects that involve multiple languages, mediums, and genres. She provides manuscript evaluation, proposal development, substantive editing, synopsis writing, Web presence development, career guidance, and advice on approaching agents and publishers.

Music, poetry, and people are among her passions, along with the nature of California, the culture of New York, the streets of Berlin, and exploring the unfamiliar in language and the world.

Emily Loose

emilylooselit@gmail.com |  http://www.emilyloose.com
Specialties: Current affairs, narrative nonfiction, memoir, business, science, popular social science, history, and proposals.
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In over twenty-five years in publishing, Emily Loose has worked as a senior acquisitions editor at three of the big five general trade publishing houses—Random House, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster—signing and publishing eighteen New York Times bestsellers, numerous Wall Street Journal bestsellers, and many award-winning books. Prior to working in trade publishing she was an acquisitions editor at Cambridge University Press and welcomes academic editing work.

Her projects include Fool’s Gold by Gillian Tett (New York Times bestseller), The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz (New York Times bestseller), The Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman (finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award), Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington (New York Times bestseller), Before the Dawn by Nicholas Wade (winner of the Science in Society Journalism Award), Lincoln’s Code by John Fabian Witt (winner of the Bancroft Prize), Deluxe by Dana Thomas (New York Times bestseller), Supreme Conflict by Jan Crawford Greenburg (New York Times bestseller), Little Bets by Peter Sims (winner of the Axiom Award for Best General Business Book), and Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford (New York Times bestseller).

She brings authors’ work to a new level, assuring the strongest commercial appeal and highest quality of execution. Her services include critiques of proposals and manuscripts, full developmental edits, detailed line editing, and consulting about author platform building.

MiesionczekheadshotResized (6)JULIE MIESIONCZEK

Julie@writewithjulie.com | http://writewithjulie.com
Specialties: Fiction (literary, commercial, historical, thriller/suspense, women’s fiction, and short stories), memoir, select narrative nonfiction, and proposal development.
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Julie Miesionczek is an editor of fiction and select narrative nonfiction. She started her career at Doubleday Broadway, followed by the Crown Publishing Group, Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, and, most recently, Viking Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. After a decade at major houses, Julie became an independent editor in 2014 to focus on her favorite part of the publishing process: developing strong and collaborative relationships with writers during the editorial stage.

She edited Me Before You and The Girl You Left Behind by New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes; the New York Times bestseller The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde; Inside Rehab by Anne M. Fletcher (National Health Information Award winner); The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer (National Jewish Book Award winner); and bestseller Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington (Massachusetts Book Award winner). She has also worked with Paolo Giordano, Luanne Rice, April Wilder, Heather Brittain Bergstrom, Beth Hoffman, Juliette Fay, Jane Green, and Menna van Praag.

Julie is passionate about helping writers dig deeper into their stories and characters while they develop and strengthen their narrative voices. She offers general critiques, line editing, and substantive/developmental editing services.

AnneAnne Cole Norman

acole157@gmail.com | (201) 207-0231
Specialties: Self-help, how-to, health, relationships, lifestyle, pop culture, parenting, personal finance, memoir, book proposals.
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Anne Cole Norman is an editor of nonfiction with twelve years of experience as an acquiring editor at top publishing houses, including HarperCollins, Doubleday, and Hyperion. She has worked as an independent editor since 2009.

Her projects include Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano (New York Times bestseller), Righteous Porkchop by Nicolette Hahn Niman (Barnes & Noble Great New Writers selection), Piggybanking by Jeff Opdyke (Books for a Better Life Awards nominee), Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere—Alive by Les Stroud (the Discovery Channel’s “Survivorman”), Back in Control: A Spine Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain by David Hanscom, M.D., The FabYOUList: List It, Live It, Love Your Life by Susan Campbell Cross, Loves Me … Not: How to Survive (and Thrive!) in the Face of Unrequited Love by Samara O’Shea, The Makeover Myth by Bethanne Snodgrass, M.D., and Savvy Chic: The Art of More for Less by Anna Johnson.

Anne’s passion is working on projects that inform, enlighten, and entertain in an accessible and engaging way. An expert on trends in the industry, she consults on how to bring each project to the highest possible level and make it commercially viable.

She provides developmental and detailed editing, rewriting–book doctoring, manuscript evaluation, ghostwriting, and proposal writing. She can also assist in finding an agent when appropriate.