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  Janet Byrne
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Editor; Mgr. of Intellectual Capital; Rockefeller Foundation grant recipient (2012)

I have worked with Michael Lewis (FLASH BOYS, BOOMERANG, THE BIG SHORT, PANIC), Mariano Rivera and Wayne Coffey (THE CLOSER), Avinash Dixit, Barry Nalebuff, Robert Ludlum, Winnie Mandela, Newt Gingrich, Nobel Prize winners (Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Edmund Phelps - Economics), Pulitzer Prize winners (Dana Priest, Robert K. Massie), multinational corporations, and educational and medical institutions and museums.

I am the editor of THE OCCUPY HANDBOOK (Little, Brown).

Testimonials:
"an ideal reader" - Michael Lewis, THE BIG SHORT
"eagle-eyed work" - Avinash Dixit & Barry Nalebuff, THE ART OF STRATEGY
"stunning skills and amazing tenacity" - Ali H. Soufan, THE BLACK BANNERS
"That her ability is coupled with a winning personality, ready wit, and tireless energy makes her an ideal collaborator." - Leslie S. Klinger, THE NEW ANNOTATED DRACULA, THE ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES

Work Info
 
Expertise
Copy Editor 27 Years
Editor 22 Years
Fact-Checker 27 Years
Specialty
Business (general) 10 Years
Arts & Humanities 27 Years
Books & Literature 27 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
27 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
W. W. Norton (11+), Scribner (11+), St. Martin's Press (11+), Little, Brown (6-10), Penguin (6-10), Michael Lewis (FLASH BOYS, THE BIG SHORT, etc.) (3-5), HarperCollins (3-5), Robert K. Massie, Pulitzer Prize - Biography (1-2), Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize (1-2), Edmund Phelps, Nobel Prize - Economics (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Harvard Medical School (3-5), Whitney Museum (3-5), World Bank (1-2), Yahoo! (1-2), Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1-2), VSA Partners (design firm, Obama campaign) (1-2), IBM (1-2)
Other Work History
Author of A GENIUS FOR LIVING: THE LIFE OF FRIEDA LAWRENCE (HarperCollins; a New York Times Notable Book); contributor to the following books: THE NEW ANNOTATED DRACULA (Leslie S. Klinger, ed.), THE NEW ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES (Leslie S. Klinger, ed.; winner of the Edgar Award in Criticism and Biography), THE CONCISE DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY (winner of the Dartmouth Medal). Reviewer for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Book Review.
Computer Skills
Word, Windows XP
Awards
Recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation grant (2012)

Author of a New York Times Notable Book

Residencies at Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM: 1989, 1990, 1991
Associations
Authors Guild
American Copy Editors Society
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time.
Work Samples
 
(Little, Brown, 4/17/2012)
53 pieces by 67 writers: "...what economics does best"--Abhijit V. Banerjee
(Little, Brown)
Copy editor, Mariano Rivera's THE CLOSER
(by Michael Lewis)
(by Dana Priest and William Arkin)
(by Cat Patrick / Little, Brown)
Rights to Paramount; movie will feature TRUE GRIT star Hailee Steinfeld
Writing Sample  
(Little, Brown, 4/17/2012)
With contributions by Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, Michael Lewis, Paul Volcker, Scott Turow, Bethany McLean, John Cassidy, Gillian Tett, Martin Wolf, Peter Diamond, Emmanuel Saez, Nouriel Roubini, and more than 50 others
(Huffington Post, 10/4/2010)
Book review/essay
(HarperCollins)
Biography of the wife of D. H. Lawrence. A New York Times Notable book.
Contact Info
  Janet Byrne
New York, PA 
USA

Tel: (917) 484-2015  
E-Mail: janetbyrne.ak@gmail.com
Website: http://