Editing Work

Fran began her professional career working as an editor at Science Research Associates in Chicago and at Teachers College Press, Columbia University, New York.  Her freelance writing and editorial work range from the educational to the  technical, from the corporate to the personal, and from the creation of  nonprofit newsletters  and financial bulletins to the writing of perfume ads and promotional materials for  documentaries.
 
In 2009, she authored ABC-CLIO: Fifty Years of Making History, a company history published by the Boehm Group. In the same year, she edited the book I Ching:  Image, Concept and Action, by Dr. Cristina Bertrand (www.cristinabertrand.com),  published in Shanghai, China, as well as an accompanying set of art cards, I Ching Cards: Images for Meditation.
 
She is the editor of  the handbook Twenty Communication Tips for Couples by Doyle Barnett, which has sold more than 62,000 copies. Fran also edited the first edition of the popular diet and nutrition book The Schwartzbein Principle by Dr. Diana Schwartzbein.
 
Fran has evaluated and edited manuscripts for both fiction and nonfiction books in progress, working closely with writers to provide feedback on content, organization, readability and marketing  potential. Her copy edits cover grammar, spelling, punctuation and internal organization.  
 
See also Fran's article Almost a Book: How the Market Rules at http://inkbyte.com for a discussion  of her personal experience of working with an agent and the marketing process for a non-fiction book proposal.