FT Press, a division of Pearson, publishes high quality content in General Business, Finance and Investing, Sales and Marketing, Leadership, Management and Strategy, Human Resources, and Global Business.
The proposal my old friend, Dave Dusthimer, shared with me was quirky, but I saw the beauty in it. Because I saw everything that the manuscript could be, I had the privilege of meeting a truly remarkable woman, Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn. I helped Jeanne transform her 40-page, disorganized book proposal into a final, production-ready manuscript complete with art, photo releases, and permissions as needed. We met executive editor Mary Beth Ray’s final drop-dead deadline to enable the printed book to be available for launch at Cisco Live 2016. Jeanne calls me her writer. I call her my mentor and friend. I can’t wait to work on her next book.
During work on the project, I completed the following tasks (and then some):
- Prepared sample Chapter One edit, and demonstrated that the core concept had best-seller potential.
- Established productive rapport with author and conducted research to provide backbone, substance, and authority for her ideas, including reference documentation.
- Met all deadlines for copy review, manuscript editing, page proofs, and error corrections. Guided creation of appropriate art.
- Collaborated with outside team to design book website with effective content, resulting in complete sell-out of initial printing within the first month of publication.