My name is Danielle Goodman. Originally from Trinidad, I lived in Miami for seven years and LA for five before moving to San Francisco in 2012.
My mission: To shape the way great ideas are brought to life and consumed by the world.
How I fulfill it: I work with subject matter experts to find the right words to convey their big ideas. I organize thoughts into complete and compelling narratives. I work with diction to strike the exact right tone. I refine messages by asking the hard questions and suggesting possible answers. I have a gentle but firm hand with authors that wins their trust; they know that I am helping them to showcase the best version of their big ideas.
My experience: As a developmental editor, I have been working with thought leaders in the fields of leadership, management, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, social responsibility, sustainability, personal development, and health and wellness. My publisher clients include Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Jossey-Bass, Sounds True, and Pepperdine University. See my Work page for a list of recent projects.
As a managing editor, I've designed editorial processes and set up publishing schedules. I have recruited, trained and managed teams of editors, writers, and production designers. I've worked on site and off, collaborating across business functions and time zones to develop and market new editorial products, implement changes to content and style guidelines, and measure the success of past endeavors.
Most recently, I was the Managing Editor of the Pepperdine Business School applied business research journal and of the US and China industry research departments of IBISWorld, a market research firm.
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