Background

 

Peggy CampbellPEGGY CAMPBELL has been editing nonfiction books for more than 20 years, working for both top university presses and trade publishers, and several authors return to her for each book they write. She works as a developmental/line editor/substantive editor, copy editor, and proofreader, and is an expert user of the Chicago Manual of Style/Turabian.

Her areas of expertise are history (especially American history), including biography, memoir, and autobiography; journalism; and politics and government, public affairs, and public policy; and equine subjects.

Books on whose manuscripts she worked have won a number of awards and named honors, including New York Times Notable Book of the Year; the Tankard Award; Choice Outstanding Book of the Year; National Jewish Book Award; Choice Outstanding Academic Title-and those are the ones she knows about. She has been privileged to edit forewords by such authors as John Kenneth Galbraith and Morely Safer.

Campbell’s own work as a reporter was nominated for a Pulitzer, and various papers nominated that of her reporters when she was a newspaper editor.

Her background makes her ideally suited for the academic who wants to write for a general audience-she is familiar with the mores and cadences of the academy but has never lost the ear for plain language that she developed as a journalist.

Her standards are high, but her motto is “Never give a critic a free lunch.” She regards editing as a collaborative process and wants to help authors produce their best work, leaving nothing (as the horseracing people say) at the gate.

Her attention to detail is ferocious—authors are amazed by her ability to catch discrepancies, inconsistencies, and redundancies hundreds of pages apart.

Her favorite compliment from an author? “You make me sound like me—only better!”

               

Titles Edited (partial list)

 

African American Studies

In Their Voices: Black Americans on Transracial Adoption. Rhonda M. Roorda. 2015. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Code-Meshing as World English: Pedagogy, Policy, Performance. Vershawn Ashanti Young and Aja Y. Martinez, eds. 2011. National Council of Teachers of English. Copyedit.

From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances. Vershawn Ashanti Young and Bridget Tsemo, eds. 2011. Wayne State University Press. Copyedit.

William Wells Brown: A Reader. Ezra Greenspan, ed. 2008. University of Georgia Press. Copyedit.

In Their Parents’ Voices: Reflections on Raising Transracial Adoptees. Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda. 2007. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Your Average Nigga: Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity. Vershawn Ashanti Young. 2007. Wayne State University Press. Copyedit.

African-American Mayors: Race, Politics, and the American City. David R. Colburn and Jeffrey S. Adler. 2001. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

Anthropology

Cultures of Secrecy: Reinventing Race in Bush Kaliai Cargo Cults. Andrew Lattas. 1998. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Rituals of National Loyalty: An Anthropology of the State of and the Village Scout Movement in Thailand. Katherine A. Bowie. 1997. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Stanford White: Decorator in Opulence and Dealer in Antiquities. Wayne Craven. 2005. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace. David Mollenhoff and Mary Jane Hamilton. 1999. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Business

Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech. Heather Cabot Heather and Samantha Walravens. 2017. St. Martin’s. Copyedit.

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? How the Famous Sell Us Elixirs of Health, Beauty, and Happiness. Timothy Caulfield. 2015. Beacon. Copyedit.

Twitter Is Not a Strategy: Rediscovering the Art of Brand Marketing. Tom Doctoroff. 2014. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

Pragmatic Capitalism; What Every Investor Needs to Know About Money and Finance. Cullen Roche. 2014. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

The Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the Changing Workplace. Ryan Coonerty and Jeremy Neuner. 2013. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

What Chinese Want: Culture, Communism, and China’s Modern Consumer. Tom Doctoroff. 2012. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

Brand Storm: Surviving and Thriving in the New Consumer-Led Marketplace. Liz Nickles, with Savita Iyer. 2012. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

Survival Investing: How to Prosper amid Thieving Banks and Corrupt Governments. John R. Talbott. 2012. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s, and Microsoft Are Redefining Winning Business Relationships. Kate Vitasek and Karl Manrodt. 2012. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

The Extended Case Method: Four Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition. Michael Burawoy. 2009. University of California Press. Copyedit.

Guten Tag Y’all: Globalization and the South Carolina Piedmont, 1950–2000. Marko Maunula. 2009. University of Georgia Press. Copyedit.

Audience Economics: Media Institutions and the Audience Marketplace. Philip M. Napoli. 2003. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Living It Up: Our Love Affair with Luxury. James Twitchell. 2002. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Adcult USA: The Triumph of Advertising in American Culture. James Twitchell. 1997. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Corporate Environmentalism in a Global Economy: Values in International Technology Transfer. Halina S. Brown, Patrick Derr, Ortwinn Renn, and Allen L. White. 1993. Praeger. Copyedit.

High Commitment Workplaces. Stephen L. Fink. 1993. Greenwood. Copyedit.

An Investor’s Guide to the Korean Capital Market. Il-woon Kim and Tai-soon Yoon. 1992. Praeger. Copyedit.

The Urban Economy and Regional Trade Liberalization. Peter K. Kresl. 1992. Praeger. Copyedit.

Human Resource Development in Changing Organizations. Manuel London and Richard A. Wueste. 1992. Praeger. Copyedit.

The Public Administration Workbook. Mark W. Huddleston. 1991. 2d ed. Taylor & Francis. Copyedit.

Dominican Sugar Plantations: Production and Foreign Labor Introduction. Martin F. Murphy. 1991. Praeger. Copyedit.

Cultural Anthropology/Sociology

Field Notes from Elsewhere: Reflections on Dying and Living. Mark C. Taylor. 2009. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Intimacies: Love and Sex Across Cultures. William K. Jankowiak, ed. 2008. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry. Margaret Chin. 2005. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Spain in America: The Origins of Hispanism in the United States. Richard L. Kagan, ed. 2002. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

Beyond Affirmative Action: Reframing the Context of Higher Education. Robert Ibarra. 2000. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

We Grew Up Together: Brothers and Sisters in Nineteenth-Century America. Annette Atkins. 2000. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

The Miracle of Intervale Avenue: The Story of a Jewish Congregation in the South Bronx. Jack Kugelmass. 1996. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Ecology/Animal Behavior

The Return of the Unicorns. Eric Dinerstein. 2003. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Upright: The Evolutionary Key to Human Origins. Craig Stanford. 2003. Houghton Mifflin. Copyedit.

Keepers of the Wolves: The Early Years of Wolf Recovery in Wisconsin. Richard Thiel. 2001. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Tropical Deforestation: The Human Dimension. Leslie N. Sponsel, Thomas N. Headland, and Bruce Horowitz, eds. 1996. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Gay Studies/Gender Studies

Sex Panic and the Punitive State. Roger N. Lancaster. 2011. University of California Press. Copyedit.

Making Chastity Sexy: The Rhetoric of Evangelical Abstinence Campaigns. Christine J. Gardner. 2011. University of California Press. Copyedit.

How to Make Dances in an Epidemic: Tracking Choreography in the Age of AIDS. David Gere. 2004. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Gay Men Choosing Parenthood. Gerald P. Mallon. 2004. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Studs, Tools, and the Family Jewels: Metaphors Men Live By. Peter Murphy. 2001. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

History/Biography

Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero. Cate Lineberry. 2017. St. Martin’s. Copyedit.

Olympic Collision: The Story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd. Kyle Keiderling. 2016. University of Nebraska Press. Developmental edit.

A Very Private Citizen: The Life of Grenville Clark. Nancy Peterson Hill. 2014. University of Missouri Press. Copyedit.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives! A World Without World War I. Richard Ned Lebow. 2014. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

The Perfect Game: Villanova vs. Georgetown for the National Championship. Kyle Keiderling. 2012. Morning Star Communications. Developmental edit.

Trophies and Tears: The Story of Evansville and the Aces. Kyle Keiderling. 2012. Morning Star Communications. Developmental edit.

Julius Caesar: Lessons in Leadership from the Great Conqueror. Bill Yenne. 2012. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths. Nancy Marie Brown. 2012. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

Divine Vintage Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age. Joel Butler and Randall Heskett. 2012. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

Perkins School of Theology: A Centennial History. Joseph Allen. 2011. Southern Methodist University Press. Copyedit.

Heart of a Lion: The Life, Death and Legacy of Hank Gathers. Kyle Keiderling. 2010. Morning Star Books. Developmental edit.

Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City. Jonathan Soffer. 2010. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Race and the Atlanta Cotton States Exposition of 1895. Theda Perdue. 2010. University of Georgia Press. Copyedit.

Fiasco: George Clinton Gardner’s Correspondence from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary Survey, 1849–1854. David Weber and Jane Elder, eds. 2010. Southern Methodist University Press. Copyedit.

Hidden Talent: The Emergence of Hollywood Talent Agents. Tom Kemper. 2010. University of California Press. Copyedit.

The Wizard of Waxahachie: Paul Richards and the End of Baseball as We Knew It. Warren Corbett. 2009. Southern Methodist University Press. Copyedit.

Making a Non-White America: Californians Coloring outside Ethnic Lines. Allison Varzally. 2008. University of California Press. Copyedit.

Many Middle Passages: Forced Migration and the Making of the Modern World. Emma Christopher, Cassandra Pybus, and Marcus Rediker. 2007. University of California Press. Copyedit.

Georgia’s Frontier Women: Female Fortunes in a Southern Colony. Ben Marsh. 2007. University of Georgia Press. Copyedit.

Brothers and Beasts: An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales. Kate Bernheimer, ed. 2007. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

The Nation’s Region: Southern Modernism, Segregation, and U.S. Nationalism. Leigh Anne Duck. 2006. University of Georgia Press. Copyedit.

Shooting Star: The Bevo Francis Story. Kyle Keiderling. 2005. Sport Classic Books. Developmental edit.

The Brown Decision, Jim Crow, and Southern Identity. James C. Cobb. 2005. University of Georgia Press. Copyedit.

The Rise and Fall of HMOs: An American Health Care Revolution. Jan Gregoire Coombs. 2005. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Hell’s Broke Loose in Georgia: Survival in a Civil War Regiment. Scott Walker. 2005. University of Georgia Press. Copyedit.

The World War II Desk Reference. Michael E. Haskell and Douglas Brinkley, eds. 2004. Collins Reference. Write-through.

After the Strike: A Century of Labor Struggle at Pullman. Susan E. Hirsch. 2003. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

The Autobiographical Documentary in America. James M. Lane. 2002. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Women, Power, and Dissent in the Hills of Carolina. Mary K. Anglin. 2002. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

The Jews of the Middle East and North Africa. Reeva Simon, Michael Laskier, and Sara Reguer, eds. 2002. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Horse Opera: The Strange History of the 1930s Singing Cowboy. Peter Stanfield. 2002. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

Roger Nash Baldwin and the American Civil Liberties Union. Robert Cottrell. 2001. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Duquesne and the Rise and Fall of Steel Unionism. James D. Rose. 2001. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

Bridgeport’s Socialist New Deal, 1915–1936. Cecilia Bucki. 2001. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

Emile de Antonio: Radical Filmmaker in Cold War America. Randolph Lewis. 2000. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Imagining Internationalism in American and British Labor, 1939–1949. Victor Silverman. 2000. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

Becoming Citizens: The Emergence and Development of the California Women’s Movement, 1880–1911. Gayle Gullett. 2000. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

Empire and Nationhood: The United States, Great Britain, and Iranian Oil, 1950–1954. Mary Ann Heiss. 1997. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

In Realms of Gold: Pioneering in African History. Roland Oliver. 1997. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Dear Mom: World War II Remembered in a Sailor’s Letters Home. R. C. McCrum. 1994. University of Maine Press. Developmental edit.

Journalism

Engaged Journalism. Jake Batsell. 2015. Columbia University Press, 2015. Copyedit.

What Wars Leave Behind: The Faceless and the Forgotten. J. Malcolm Garcia. 2014. University of Missouri Press. Copyedit.

Superfuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future. Richard Martin. 2013. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

Chronicles of a Two-Front War: Civil Rights and Vietnam in the African American Press. Lawrence Eldridge. 2012. University of Missouri Press. Copyedit.

Friendlyvision: Fred Friendly and the Rise and Fall of Television Journalism. Ralph Engelman. Foreword by Morley Safer. 2009. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

CBS’s Don Hollenbeck: An Honest Reporter in the Age of McCarthyism. Loren Ghiglione. 2008. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Dark Days in the Newsroom: McCarthyism Aimed at the Press. Edward Alwood. 2007. Temple University Press. Copyedit.

Communities of Journalism: A History of American Newspapers and Their Readers. David P. Nord. 2001. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

Covering Violence: A Guide to Ethical Reporting about Victims and Trauma. William Coté and Roger Simpson. 2000 and 2006, 1st and 2d eds. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Scooped! How the Media Miss Real Story on Crime While Chasing Sex, Sleaze, and Celebrities. David J. Krajicek. 1999. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Custodians of Conscience: Investigative Journalism and the Crafting of Public Virtue. James S. Ettema and Theodore H. Glasser. 1998. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Stephen Crane, Journalism, and the Making of Modern American Literature. Michael Robertson. 1997. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Straight News: Gays, Lesbians, and the News Media. Edward Alwood. 1996. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Slick Spins and Fractured Facts: How Cultural Myths Distort the News. Caryl Rivers. 1996. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Search Strategies in Mass Communication. Jean Ward and Kathleen Hansen. 1992. 2d ed. Longman. Copyedit.

Law

You Need a Plan: How to Prepare for Death, Taxes, and Long-Term Care. Justin Elrod. 2016. Lioncrest. Developmental edit.

Western Law, Russian Justice: Dostoevsky, the Jury Trial, and the Law. Gary Rosenshield. 2005. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

In Tender Consideration: Women, Families, and the Law in Abraham Lincoln’s Illinois.

Daniel W. Stowell, ed. 2002. University of Illinois Press, 2002. Copyedit.

Teetering on the Rim: Global Restructuring, Daily Life, and the Armed Retreat of the Bolivian State. Lesley Gill. 2000. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Criminal Court Process. Ellen Hochstedler Steury and Nancy Frank. 1996. West. Copyedit.

Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media. John Zelezny. 1993. Wadsworth. Copyedit.

Law Enforcement: An Introduction to Police in Society. Bruce L. Berg. 1991. Allyn and Bacon. Copyedit.

Memoir

An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir. Phyllis Chesler. 2013. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

Confessions of a Slot Machine Queen: A Memoir. Sandra A. Adell. 2010. Eugenia Books. Developmental edit.

Life with Mae: A Detroit Family Memoir. Neal Shine. 2007. Wayne State University Press. Copyedit.

Joothan: A Dalit’s Life. Omprakash Valmiki. 2007. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Sailing to the Far Horizon: The Restless Journey and Tragic Sinking of a Tall Ship. Pamela S. Bitterman. 2004. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Lying Together: My Russian Affair. Jennifer B. Cohen. 2004. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

The Twenty-third Psalm: A Holocaust Memoir. George L. Salton. 2003. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. Copyedit.

A Woman Soldier’s Own Story: The Autobiography of Xie Bingying. Xie Bingying; Lily Chia Brissman and Barry Brissman, trans. 2003. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Caribbean Autobiography: Cultural Identity and Self-Representation. Sandra P. Paquet. 2002. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

In My Father’s Arms: A True Story of Incest. Walter de Milly III. 1999. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me. Jaime Manrique. 1999. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Who Am I? An Autobiography of Emotion, Mind, and Spirit. Yi-Fu Tuan. 1999. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Politics, Government, and International Studies

Igniting the Internet: Youth and Activism in Postauthoritarian South Korea. Jiyeon Kang. 2018. University of Hawaii Press. Copyedit.

The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs. Saida Hodzic. 2017. University of California Press. Copyedit.

Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change. Lisa Palmer. 2017. St. Martin’s. Copyedit.

Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens. Richard Seymour. 2013. Verso. Copyedit.

It Started in Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest. Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle, eds. 2012. Verso. Copyedit.

The Political Use of Racial Narratives: School Desegregation in Mobile, Alabama, 1954–97. Richard A. Pride. 2008. University of Georgia Press. Copyedit.

Ecuador and the United States. Ronn Pineo. 2007. University of Georgia Press. Copyedit.

The Intellectuals and the Flag, and Other Essays. Todd Gitlin. 2006. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Pretext for Mass Murder: The September 30th Movement and Suharto’s Coup d’Etat in Indonesia. John Roosa. 2005. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Divided Korea: Toward a Culture of Reconciliation. Roland Bleiker. 2005. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Copyedit.

The Jewish Radical Right: Revisionist Zionism and Its Ideological Legacy. Eran Kaplan. 2005. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Carl B. Stokes and the Rise of Black Political Power. Leonard N. Moore. 2003. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

A Deeper Freedom: Liberal Democracy as an Everyday Morality. Charles W. Anderson. 2002. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

The Sixteen-Trillion-Dollar Mistake: How the U.S. Bungled Its National Priorities from the New Deal to the Present. Bruce Jansson. 2002. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

The Power and Limits of NGOs. Sarah E. Mendelson and John K. Glenn, eds. 2002. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

The Struggle for Control of Global Communication: The Formative Century. Jill Hills, 2002. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

Vertical Margins: Mountaineering and the Landscapes of Neoimperialism. Reuben Ellis. 2001. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Mothering the Race: Women’s Narratives of Reproduction, 1890–1930. Allison Berg. 2001. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

Imperial Ends: The Decay, Collapse, and Revival of Empires. Alexander Motyl. 2001. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Democracy’s Constitution: Claiming the Privileges of American Citizenship. John Denvir. 2001. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

Immigrant Minds, American Identities: Making the United States Home, 1870–1930. Orm Overland. 2000. University of Illinois Press. Copyedit.

Revolutions, Nations, Empires: Conceptual Limits and Theoretical Possibilities. Alexander Motyl. 1999. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

When Government Was Good: Memories of a Life in Politics. Henry S. Reuss; introduction by John Kenneth Galbraith. 1999. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Dialogues in Arab Politics: Negotiations in Regional Order. Michael N. Barnett. 1998. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Tropes of Politics: Science, Theory, Rhetoric, Action. John S. Nelson. 1998. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Political Parties and the Maintenance of Liberal Democracy. Kelly D. Patterson. 1996. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Real Choices/New Voices: The Case for Proportional Representation Elections in the United States. Douglas J. Amy. 1993. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

The German Polity. D. P. Conradt. 1993. 5th ed. Longman. Copyedit.

From Russia to the USSR and Beyond. Janet Vaillant and John Richards. 1992. 2d ed. Longman. Copyedit.

Science

A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet. Nancy E. Abrams. 2015. Beacon. Copyedit.

The Million Death Quake: The Science of Predicting Earth’s Deadliest Natural Disaster. Roger Musson. 2012. Palgrave Macmillan. Copyedit.

Practicing Science, Living Faith: Interviews with 12 Leading Scientists. Philip Clayton and Jim Schaal, eds. 2007. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

American Religions and the Family: How Faith Traditions Cope with Modernization & Democracy. Don S. Browning and David A. Clairmont. 2007. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

The Mind of the Trout: A Cognitive Ecology for the Biologists and Anglers. Thomas Grubb. 2003. University of Wisconsin Press. Copyedit.

Refiguring Life: Metaphors of Twentieth-Century Biology. Evelyn Fox Keller. 1995. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Nursing Assessment and Diagnosis. Janis P. Bellack and Barbara P. Edlund, eds. 1992. 2d ed. Jones & Bartlett. Copyedit.

Self-help

Eight Weeks to Optimum Health. Andrew Weil, M.D. Rev. ed., 2007. Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. Copyedit.

From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs. Weil, Andrew, M.D., and Winifred Rosen. Rev. ed., 2004. Houghton Mifflin. Copyedit.

Social Work

On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice. Frederic G. Reamer. 2016. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Risk Management in Social Work: Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action, 3d ed. of Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention. Frederic G. Reamer. 2015, 2003, 1994. 1st, 2d, and 3d eds. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

The Inner Life of the Dying Person. Allan Kellehear. 2014. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Social Work Values and Ethics. Frederic G. Reamer. 1995–2013. 1st, 2d, and 4th eds. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services, 2d ed. of Tangled Relationships: Managing Boundary Issues in the Human Services. Frederic G. Reamer. 2001, 2012. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Teens in Crisis: How the Industry Serving Struggling Teens Helps and Hurts Our Kids. Frederic G. Reamer and Deborah H. Siegel. 2008. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Gerontological Practice for the Twenty-first Century: A Social Work Perspective. Virginia E. Richardson and Amanda S. Barusch. 2006. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Heinous Crime: Cases, Causes, and Consequences. Frederic G. Reamer. 2004. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

The Role of Law in Social Work Practice and Administration. Theodore J. Stein. 2004. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Criminal Lessons: Case Studies and Commentary on Crime and Justice. Frederic G. Reamer. Columbia University Press, 2003. Copyedit.

Essential Law for Social Workers. Robert G. Madden. 2003. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Economics for Social Workers: The Application of Economic Theory to Social Policy and the Human Services. Michael Anthony Lewis and Karl Widerquist. 2002. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Reading Foucault for Social Work. Adrienne Chambon, Allan Irving, and Laura Epstein, eds. 1999. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

The Social Work Interview: A Guide for Human Service Professionals. Alfred Kadushin and Goldie Kadushin. 1998. 4th ed. Columbia University Press. Copyedit.

Testimonials

 

“Peggy Campbell is a consummate professional with a magic touch for shaping manuscripts into marketable products.” -Kyle Keiderling, Shooting Star; Heart of a Lion; Incident in LA; The Perfect Game; Trophies and Tears

“Peggy Campbelll, copy editor extraordinaire, made both my writing and my thinking more precise. In addition, she contributed many kind words and humorous anecdotes.” -Peter Murphy, Studs, Tools, and the Family Jewels

“Peggy Campbell skillfully copyedited the text, immeasurably improving its flow and accuracy.” -Bruce S. Jansson, The Sixteen-Trillion-Dollar Mistake

“Peggy Campbell copyedited [my book] with a deft but light hand.” -Warren Corbett, The Wizard of Waxahachie

“We are greatly indebted to Peggy Campbell, copy editor extraordinaire.” -Andrew Weil, M.D., and Winifred Rosen, From Chocolate to Morphine, rev. ed.

“Peggy Campbell[‘s] . . . editorial guidance was invaluable. It was a joy to work with someone as skilled as Peggy because she really grasped the nuances of my ideas and knew exactly how to push and direct the book in progress. She made a difficult process a lot more fun.” -Robert A. Ibarra, Beyond Affirmative Action

“I have been fortunate to have as my copy editor Peggy Campbell, whose sharp editorial skills and passionate interest in the news business helped enormously to make this a better book.” -Edward Alwood, Straight News

“Peggy Campbell . . . proved quite extraordinary and greatly aided the quality of the manuscript.” -David R. Colburn and Jeffrey S. Adler, eds., African-American Mayors

“Peggy Campbell was the best copy editor I can imagine.” -Michael Robertson, Stephen Crane, Journalism, and the Making of Modern American

“Peggy Campbell, an outstanding copy editor, substantially improved the book’s
clarity.” -Virginia E. Richardson and Amanda S. Barusch, Gerontological Practice for the Twenty-first Century

“Thank you so much for meticulously going through the manuscript. Your changes look terrific and the writing looks robust with these changes. You have made some solid suggestions in the cover letter.” A. Menon