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Tom McCarthy | Elance
 
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Tom McCarthy

book editor/writer/publishing consultant
   United States
  |   Guilford, CT

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $44

Most recent news: Acquired and edited July 2014 New York Times best-seller.

An award-winning writer and editor with 25 years in book publishing. I have been involved with hundreds of published works--acquiring them, editing them, and writing them. I have worked with and been lauded by three New York Times best-selling authors.

Other Praise:

"My thanks to Tom McCarthy, whose belief in the book, editing skill, and encouragement and high humor kept me going."--New York Times best-selling author Melinda Roth on Mestengo

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Skills (8)

Tested
Business Writing
Content Writing
Creative Writing
English
Editing
English Grammar
English Punctuation
English Spelling

Service Description

Thomas P. McCarthy
22 South Fair Street
Guilford, Connecticut 06437
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Owner: Thomas McCarthy Editorial Services
January 2009 to present: Specializing in editing and ghost-writing nonfiction titles including history, current events, sports, fitness, and travel. Some fiction considered. Also acquisitions considered for select titles for publication.

Executive Editor
The Lyons Press, Guilford, CT
(A Division of Globe-Pequot Press)
December 2005 to January 2009

Acting Editorial Director
The Lyons Press, Guilford CT
(A Division of Globe-Pequot Press)
June 2005 to December 2005

Senior Editor
The Lyons Press, Guilford CT
(A Division of Globe-Pequot Press)
May 2001 to June 2005

Awards:
2009: Readers Digest, Top Five Summer Books, King of Heists
2007: Esquire magazine¿s Year¿s Five Best Reads: Far Afield, A Sportswriting Odyssey
2007: Foreword, Best Sports Books: Cohn-Head
2006: BookSense Notable Pick (March): Patriots Act: Voices of Dissent
2005: BookSense Notable Pick (May): The Color of Love
2005: Ben Franklin Award Finalist: Hell Is Over, Voices of the Kurds After Saddam
2005: CASEY Award Finalist for Spitball, The Literary Baseball Magazine: A Tale of Two Cities
2004: (Two) Runner¿s World Best Books of the Year: Everyone¿s Guide to Running and Be Iron Fit
2003: Harvard University¿s Goldsmith Award, Book of the Year: Embedded, The Media at War in Iraq
2003: Ben Franklin Award, Sports: Duty, Honor, Victory, America¿s Athletes in World War II
2003: Sports...

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Education

The Pennsylvania State University
BA, English
1971 - 1976

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