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Sampling of Editing Projects by Publisher


RANDOM HOUSE (Ballantine, Del Rey, Fawcett, Ivy, One World, Presidio, Villard)


The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub
P is for Peril by Sue Grafton
How to Make an American Quilt by Whitney Otto
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway by Dave Barry
To Love Again by Bertrice Small
Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Tatooine Ghost by Troy Denning
Sugar Busters! Cut Sugar to Trim Fat by H. Leighton Steward
The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks by Stephen T. Sinatra
Protect and Defend by Richard North Patterson
Garfield at 25: In Dog Years I’d Be Dead by Jim Davis
The World of Shannara by Teresa Patterson
The Manhattan Hunt Club by John Saul
The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster
The Prosecution by D. W. Buffa
Hotspur by Rita Mae Brown
The Ultimate Body: 10 Perfect Workouts for Women by Liz Neporent
Video Movie Guide 2004 by Mick Martin and Marsha Porter
The New York Yankees—100 Years: Official Retrospective by Mark Vancil and Mark Mandrake, eds.
The Long Life Cookbook by Anna Casale
A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K. Hamilton
The Conspiracy Club by Jonathan Kellerman
Leaving Eden by Anne LeClaire
Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples by Amy Ogle and Lisa Mazzullo
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
Saving The Lost Tribe: The Rescue and Redemption of the Ethiopian Jews by Asher Naim
Macular Degeneration by Lylas G. Mogk and Marja Mogk
Indigo Slam by Robert Crais
Color by Victoria Finlay
Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons by Lorna Landvik
A Breath of Fresh Air by Amulya Malladi
Self-Seduction by Mikki Taylor
Ammonite by Nicola Griffith
Being Alexander by Nancy Sparling
Great Books for Girls by Kathleen Odean
Brothel by Alexa Albert
The Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb
Hard Lessons by Jonathan Schorr
Sucker Bet by James Swain

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS


Re-creating the Corporation: A Design of Organizations for the 21st Century by Russell Ackoff
Environmentalism and the New Logic of Business by R. Edward Freeman et al.
The Oxford Companion to American Military History by Richard Holmes et al., eds.
Cults: Faith, Healing, and Coercion by Marc Galanter
Raising the Dead: Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society by Ronald Munson
Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud by Robert L. Park
Women and the City: Gender, Space, and Power in Boston, 1870–1940 by Sarah Jane Deutsch
Raising A Handicapped Child by Charlotte E. Thompson
Trumpet Blues: The Life of Harry James by Peter J. Levinson
Beautiful Mornin’: The Musicals of the 1940s by Ethan Mordden
Time to Heal by Kenneth M. Ludmerer

SIMON & SCHUSTER


Dead Reckonings: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead by John Rocco
A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes by Richard Kostelanetz
Experiencing Music Technology by David Brian Williams and Peter Richard
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes by Michael Johnson
The Rockin’ 60s: The People Who Made the Music by Brock Helander
Wynton Marsalis: Skain’s Domain by Leslie Gourse
The Paramount Story by John Douglas Eames
Where to Park Your Broomstick by Lauren Manoy

WARNER BOOKS


Exporting America by Lou Dobbs
Tempted by Pamela Britton
The Little Strength Training Book by Erika Dillman
Be The Drink Mixer in Your Crowd by Holly Rapport
Split Second by David Baldacci
Starting Your Day Right by Joyce Meyer
When She’s Bad by Leanne Banks
The Ideal Husband by Sharon Anton
The Nine Month Plan by Wendi Staub
When Your Kids Push Your Buttons by Bonnie Harris
Land of the Living by Nicci French
The Warrior by Claire Delacroix

KENSINGTON PUBLISHING


Delighted: An Erotic Romance Anthology by Bertrice Small
The Prayer Diet by Matthew Anderson
The Lavender Screen: Gay and Lesbian Films by Boaz Hadleigh
Sex for the Clueless by Marci Sheiner
The Films of Harrison Ford by Lee Pfeiffer and Michael Lewis
Labyrinth Walking: Patterns of Power by Patricia Telesco
What Was Hot: Four Decades of Pop Culture in America by Julian Biddle
The Dating Compatibility Test by Daniella Martina
Sinema: Erotic Adventures in Film by Douglas Brode
Discovering Black New York by Linda Tarrant-Reid
Internet Gambling by John Patrick
Social Security for the Clueless by Diana Rosen

CITADEL PRESS


Business Golf by Pat Summerall with James A. McNulty
The Critical Second Phase of Your Professional Life by Robert L. Dilenschneider
Moneymaking Moms by Caroline Hull
How to Learn Any Language by Barry Farber
The 100 Greatest Beach Vacations by Irene Korn
The Feng Shui Cookbook by Elizabeth Miles
The Albert Ellis Reader by Albert Ellis and Shawn Blau, eds.
The 50 Funniest Movies of All Time by Kathryn Bernheimer
Off the Beaten Aisle: America’s Quirky Spots to Tie the Knot by Lisa Primerano
101 Vacations to Change Your Life by Karin Baji-Holms and Vincent Terrace
How to Impress Anybody About Anything by Leslie Hamilton and Brandon Toropov

BROADWAY PLAY PUBLISHING


To Gillian on Her Thirty-seventh Birthday by Michael Brady
How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
Miss Julie by August Strindberg
The Dying Gaul by Craig Lucas
Raised in Captivity by Nicky Silver
Human Events by A. R. Gurney
References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot by Jose Rivera
The Misanthrope by Moliere
Three Tall Women by Edward Albee
Christina Alberta’s Father by Polly Pen
More Lies About Jerzy by Davey Holmes

WORKMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY


The Mushroom Cookbook by Amy Farges
Oh, Yuck!: The Encyclopedia of Everything Nasty by Joy Masoff
The Book of Card Games for Little Kids by Gail MacColl
The Beer Lover’s Rating Guide by Bob Klein
How to Make People Like You by Nicholas Boothman
World Wrestling Federation Page-A-Day Calendar 2002

ST. MARTIN’S PRESS


Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie
The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook by Dr. James A. Duke
Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie
Corpse de Ballet by Ellen Paul

JASON ARONSON


How to Legalize Drugs by Jefferson M. Fish
The Essential Internet by Anthony LaBruzza
Managed Care in the Twenty-first Century by Sondra Tuckfelt
The Travel Guide and Resource Book to Central Europe by Eli Valley
Omnipotent Fantasies and the Vulnerable Self by Carolyn S. Ellman
Women Are from Earth, Men Are from Earth by Kenneth Wenning
Dictionary of Dream Interpretation by Gerald Schoenewolf
A Short History of Jerusalem by Abraham E. Millgram
Substance-Abusing High Achievers by Abraham Twerski
Straight Talk About Criminals by Stanton Samenow
Gender and Addictions by S. L. A. Straussner
Bridges of Compassion by Alex Campbell
Female Sexuality by Donna Bassin

AVALON BOOKS


Truck Stop Cowboy by Cheri Jetton
The Secret Admirer by Annette Mahon
Jessie’s Wedding by Kathryn Quick
The Coffin Racers by C. Jack Lewis
A Golden Trail of Murder by John Paxson
Unwanted Inheritance by Glen Ebisch
Friday’s Station by Kent Conwell
A New Image by Debby Mayne
Montana Match by Fran Shaff

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