I edit only nonfiction, and I have worked in almost all subjects, including current affairs, memoir, biography, business, history, science, popular social science, psychology, narrative nonfiction, and women's interest.
The New York Times bestsellers I've edited include Neil Barofsky’s Bailout, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat’s Bad Religion, Financial Times columnist Gillian Tett’s Fool’s Gold, Arianna Huffington's Pigs at the Trough, Cornel West's Democracy Matters, Dana Thomas's Deluxe, and Jack Weatherford's Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. Bestselling business books I've worked on include The Way We're Working Isn't Working by Tony Schwartz, The Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman, shortlisted for the Goldman Sachs/Financial Times Business Book of the Year, and the trilogy by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, The Carrot Principle, The Orange Revolution, and All In. I also edited Peter Sims's critically acclaimed Little Bets, which won the Axiom Award for Best General Business Book.
I have had great success in helping memoir writers find a larger readership. Memoirs I've edited include Timothy Tyson's critically acclaimed Blood Done Sign My Name, which has sold well over 150,000 copies and was made into a feature film of the same tilte, and Rita Golden Gelman's Tales of a Female Nomad, with well over 250,000 copies sold.
I also greatly enjoy working with scientists and science writers, and the acclaimed and award-winning science books I've edited include Alex Bellos’s Here’s Looking at Euclid, short-listed for the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize, and New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade’s Before the Dawn, which won the National Association of Science Writer’s Science in Society award.
Before moving into general trade publishing I was an academic books editor at the Cambridge University Press, where I signed in a wide range of the social sciences and edited a number of ground-breaking and award-winning books. Influential academic authors I’ve worked with include the Nobel Prize winning economists Douglass North and Elinor Ostrom, Bancroft Prize winning historian John Fabian Witt, psychologist Sonia Lyubomirsky, the director of Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Gary King, the Chair of Stanford's Sociology Department, Mark Granovetter, and urban sociologist Philippe Bourgois, whose book In Search of Respect, which I edited, is a contemporary classic of urban ethnography. I find great satisfaction in helping academics write about their work with the clarity and verve that will allow it to reach a wide readership and have optimal impact.