ANNE COLE NORMAN
FREELANCE EDITOR AND WRITER (June 2009-present)
Writer, It’s Possible: The Secrets to a Better Body and a Better Life by Donna Richardson Joyner.
Editor, Escape from Chronic Pain by David Hanscom, M.D.
Editor, The Choice of a Voice: My Spiritual Journey by Janet Lewis.
Writer, proposal for Lessons from a Washington Insider by David K. Rehr.
Writer, proposal for Escape from Chronic Pain by David Hanscom, M.D.
Editor, Fête Wedding Planner by Jung Lee.
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS, New York, NY (September, 2005-June, 2009).
EDITOR, COLLINS and WILLIAM MORROW (from September, 2007).
Acquired nonfiction in the self-help, pop culture, and lifestyle categories, including humor, relationships, personal finance, and narrative. Highlights included the New York Times best-seller Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano; Righteous Porkchop, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers book for 2009; and Piggybanking by Jeff D. Opdyke, a Books for a Better Life Awards finalist.
RANDOM HOUSE, INC., New York, NY (February, 2003-September, 2004).
ASSOCIATE EDITOR, DOUBLEDAY/CURRENCY.
Acquired for business book imprint and edited manuscripts for Editorial Director. Handled all aspects of the editing and production process for twelve to fifteen hardcover and paperback titles annually. Managed author and agent relationships.
ZAGAT SURVEY, New York, NY (May, 2000-February, 2003).
Managed freelance editors and junior staff in compilation of Zagat hotel, restaurant, and nightlife guides. Wrote reviews and oversaw production process for multiple projects. Spearheaded creation of the first-ever golf and movie guides.
HYPERION BOOKS, New York, NY (February, 1998-May, 2000).
Assisted Publisher with all aspects of running the Adult Trade Division. Edited manuscripts and trafficked them through each stage of the production process. Read and evaluated submissions. Developed relationships with authors and agents.
HEARST BOOK GROUP, New York, NY (May, 1995-February, 1998).
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT, WILLIAM MORROW.
Assisted Senior Editor throughout entire editing and production process. Read and evaluated submissions. Wrote catalog and flap copy. Corresponded with authors and agents.
COLGATE UNIVERSITY (1988-1992).
Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature, Minor in French Literature.
QUEEN MARY COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, London, England (Fall 1990).
Studied English literature and history for one term.