Colleen Sell

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Copyedited this nonfiction book in the education category, published by Solution-Tree Press, February 2012
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Copyedited this memoir by combat photographer Stacy Pearsall, published by Lyons Press, October 2012.
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Developmental and copyeditor of this nonfiction book by scientist and thought leader Copthorne Macdonald, Big Ideas Press.
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Development editor for this nonfiction travel guide to religious and spiritual places around the globe. Published by Adams Media, a division of F+W Media, June 2011.
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Ghostwrote this nonfiction fitness/health book as a work-for-hire project for the publisher.
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Ghostwrote this nonfiction self-help book on how women can protect themselves and their children in a divorce. Client: Sherri Donovan, a respected New York divorce attorney who also serves as matrimonial counsel to the NYC chapter of the National Organization of Women.
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I am the author and my sister Melinda Sell Frank is the illustrator of this cookbook for children -- featuring healthy, tasty, fun, and easy-to-make recipes; cooking and nutrition tips; jokes; and pencil games. This was a work-for-hire project for Adams Media, a division of F+W Media.
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Co-authored 80% and did 100% of the research for this nonfiction inspirational book published in 2002. This was a work-for-hire project for which my client was the publisher, Fair Winds Press.
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For 10 years (Jan 2001-Jan 2011), I was the editor / anthologist of this bestselling book series, during which I produced 36 anthologies of inspirational true stories and one annotated cookbook. More than 1.2 million copies of Cup of Comfort books have been sold to date, and about a dozen Cup of Comfort anthologies continue to be sold by the publisher, Adams Media, a division of F+W Media.
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Ghostwrote this nonfiction business book on how to start a business to bring a product idea to market. Client: entrepreneur and inventor Stephen M. Key. To be published in hardback by McGraw-Hill on November 5, 2012
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Ghostwrote this bestselling nonfiction business book on how to license your product idea. Client: entrepreneur and inventor Stephen M. Key. Published in February 2011 by McGraw-Hill. One Simple Idea is currently one of the top 100 books on Amazon.com, where it has received 153 5-star ratings. "My book, One Simple Idea, reached #1 in three Amazon categories, was in the top 20 of all books sold on Amazon, and received over 50 five-star reviews within a few weeks of its release. This never would have happened and the book would not have been selling so well without the great work of Colleen Sell, my ghostwriter/collaborator. She was able to make my content easy to read, and on top of that, she found my voice. Even though we were on a tight deadline, Colleen was a pro and met all deadlines. She did an amazing job, and I can’t thank her enough. I look forward to collaborating with her on my next book.” —Stephen Key: Inventor / Entrepreneur; www.inventright.com
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Wrote the cover story on John Paul DeJoria (co-founder Paul Mitchell Hair Systems) and Eloise Dejoria. Check out the other celebrity profiles I've written for GRAND magazine: Diane Ladd -- http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/grand/20120304_v3/index.php#/0 Werner Berger -- http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/grand/20120102_v3/index.php Chip Taylor -- http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/grand/20111112_v3/index.php Michael and Rickie Beckwith -- http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/grand/20110910_v3/index.php Sande Tillotson -- http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/grand/20110506_v3/index.php
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About Me:
For writing that sings and sells, call on the Wordsinger -- Colleen Sell.

I am a seasoned writer and editor with expertise in publishing and a passion for storytelling.

Highlights of my 25-year career include:
* Co-author of several nonfiction books, including 10-Minute Zen and The Everything Kids’ Gross Cookbook
* Ghostwriter of more than a dozen books, including the recent bestseller One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine
* Editor of the bestselling Cup of Comfort™ book series (Jan 2001-Jan 2011)
* Editor of more than 150 published books
* Editor-in-chief of GRAND: The Digital Magazine for Grandparents
* Editor-in-chief of two award-winning consumer magazines -- Biblio: Exploring the World of Books and Mercator's World: The Magazine of Maps, Exploration,...
Location
Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States