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An inside look into the modern business of making coffee. But rather than a general history, Coffee for One focuses on the revolution that made single serve such a popular way to consume coffee
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KJ Fallon
A practical guide to more tranquil living for stressed-out humans and their adopted dogs.

KJ Fallon, author of bestselling nonfiction book Zen and the Rescue Dog: Journeying with your Dog on the Path to Enlightenment, with a Foreword by Pico Iyer, April 30, 2019.

"Happiness is a warm rescue puppy, and a copy of Zen and the Rescue Dog. This wonderful, touching book articulates for so many what has helped bring the end of suffering thanks to the canine souls in their lives. For dog owners, for dog lovers, for students of Buddhism, and for anyone curious about all of the above and a path to happiness, this book is for you." – William Norwich, author of "Learning to Drive" and "My Mrs. Brown"

KJ's previous nonfiction book Coffee for One: How the New Way to Make Your Morning Brew Became a Tempest in a Coffee Pod was a bestseller and featured in People magazine and excerpted in Salon.
"An informative and entertaining look at the rise of—and reasons for—today's single-serve coffee cup craze. Even if you haven't converted to Keurig, you'll be hooked." —People magazine

Experienced writer and editor; Author, Breaking News Writer, Magazine contributor; Collaborative and Ghost Writer, Writing Coach; Fiction and Nonfiction editor; former Time Magazine journalist with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University. Extensive experience working with Fortune 50 Companies.

KJ is a member of The Authors Guild and the Editorial Freelancers Association.

As a journalist at Time Magazine for almost 20 years, KJ Fallon covered Business, Politics, Entertainment, Lifestyle, the Arts, Fashion, Design, and more--meeting deadlines, researching, reporting and writing on a variety of subjects for both fast breaking and longer, in-depth issue-related topics. KJ interviewed prominent news makers, from top financial CEOs to A-list celebrities and pop stars to future Presidents of the U.S.

Current or recent editing, collaborative, or ghostwriting projects for international clients include: a nonfiction book about current events represented by an agent; a nonfiction book about an author's personal experiences with an oppressive political regime in Africa; a career memoir; a non-fiction book about the Second Amendment; Refuge in Hell, a non-fiction book about working in a prison; a non-fiction book about business in Africa; a non-fiction book about investing and taking smart risks.

Fiction editing projects include literary crime novels, crime thrillers, literary horror, women's fiction.

Editorial Associate E. Fallon, a multi-published, bestselling author under a pen name, has an MFA in Writing, and experience with financial and technical writing and computer programming. They currently work with an established independent publishing house editing manuscripts by bestselling authors, with a particular interest in fiction. E. Fallon is a member of The Authors Guild and the Society of Authors in the UK.

As editor, writing coach or collaborative writer, we work with authors, non-profits and businesses to create books, press releases, web content and articles that precisely convey their message. We also help authors and others use the power of social media to convey the messages of their stories, books, products or services to the appropriate audience.

The majority of authors we work with find a publisher, or agent, or both. A recent author secured representation with a top New York literary agent.

Singular expertise working with financial, business, economic or other specialized text. Knowledgeable about music, art, fashion, economics, film, politics, pets, food and more. Expert proficiency working with non-native speakers of English and international authors.

We have collaborated on, ghost written, and edited fiction and non-fiction.

Services offered:

Developmental Editing
Substantive Editing
Editorial Letter (Manuscript Critique)
Book Proposals
Line Editing
Ghost Writing and Collaborative Writing
Press Releases
Copy Writing
Technical Writing and Editing
Social Media Management
Sensitivity Reading
Book Marketing Consultation

We edit with the writer’s style in mind and have an instinct for uncovering inaccuracies, inconsistencies, continuity issues or potential legal ramifications. Extensive experience interviewing — and working on stories about — noted figures in business, design, fashion, politics, entertainment, lifestyle, music and other fields. Skilled at working with any style — literary, accessible literary, upmarket, commercial, historical, advertising, creative.

Adept at using Track Changes in Word, PowerPoint, InCopy, WordPress, Google Docs, Photoshop and other formats and editing tools. Familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style, AP, AMA, APA, New York Times, and others.

We are professional, considerate, imperturbable and we never miss deadlines. Please include some information about who you are and your goals for your book when querying about possible work.

Editing philosophy:

"Editing should be...a counseling rather than a collaborating task. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, 'How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?' and avoid 'How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?'"
--- James Thurber

"There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don't see them."
---Elie Wiesel

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." – Aristotle

Rates, which follow EFA and Writer's Market guidelines, upon request. Please contact us via our website.

years experience: 20+
rates: Rates, which follow EFA and Writer's Market guidelines, upon request. Please contact us via our website.
Proofreading, Copy editing, Book Doctor, Line-editing, Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing, Research, Writing, Ghost-writing, Copywriting, Technical writing, Fiction writing
General fiction, Mystery, Suspense/thriller, Juvenile fiction, Biography, Computers/technology, Business/investing/finance, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Sports, Science, Autobiography (Ghostwriting, Collaborative Writing
"I could not have asked for a better editor, and really am grateful to you for your vision, your expertise, and really guiding me on this path."
-- Maili Wong, CFA, author, Smart Risk: Invest Like The Wealthy To Achieve A Work-Optional Life, Amazon bestseller

“I also appreciate the many contributions made by KJ Fallon, the Editor’s Editor, whose careful research and thoughtful editing were invaluable. With our Rock Star Book Team—one of the finest teams I have ever been a part of—I felt like the skipper of a winning boat.”
-- Dennis N.T. Perkins, author of the award-winning Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race, Harper Collins/Amacom

"I also want to thank my editors,Jackie, Peter, and K.J. Fallon, for finding me and presenting to me this awesome opportunity to write about the beautiful gifts of essential oils. I enjoyed this beautiful journey editing with all of you."
--Kymberly Keniston-Pond, CIR, CFR, CCMA author of Essential Oils for Health

“I highly recommend KJ Fallon for a wide variety of editorial jobs.
In spring 2011, I hired KJ to edit a book I was writing. Good editors are hard to come by. They need to make corrections and improve copy without losing the author’s intent. This KJ did with great skill.
Over the years I have employed a number of editors. (I have published 23 books.) I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say that KJ was the best of all these people. KJ will deliver for any organization smart enough to hire this talented editor.”
-- Sheldon Jacobs
Author, Investing without Wall Street, published by Wiley Books

"Thanks for everything. I could never have done this without you."
--Ronnald Lemmert, author of Refuge in Hell, nonfiction book about the author's work as a prison chaplain

"I've worked with many editors over the years, and I have to say that KJ Fallon is by far the best. KJ is a highly skilled editor, dedicated
and compassionate to clients. KJ has never once missed a deadline, which is something rare in this business! KJ is able to consistently work with me no matter which genre I am writing in. KJ's ability to adapt to clients’ needs is one of a kind. KJ is always there for clients no matter what.”
-- Bestselling fiction author

--"During my years at Time magazine, I and the other Senior Editors were singularly impressed with KJ Fallon’s intelligence, creativity and work ethic. KJ was responsible for researching, reporting and writing numerous Time pieces in Business, Nation, Science and the Arts, as well as widely reprinted covers and feature articles. Over the years I have recommended KJ to numerous colleagues and they have always been impressed."
-- Stefan Kanfer, Former Senior Editor, Time; New York Times bestselling Author and Lecturer

“I am very happy to recommend KJ Fallon. KJ edits my weekly economic reports and occasionally my economic papers. KJ's editing is accurate and with constructive suggestions for improving my reports. KJ is really a perfect editor especially for non-native speakers of English and busy writers. Even though I have a demanding writing schedule, KJ has never complained and has always edited on time and has never missed a deadline. I totally trust KJ's professional editing ability and work attitude. I am always eager to see the edited versions of my reports."
-- Dr. Yuzo Kumasaka, Chief Economist

“I highly recommend KJ to anyone hoping to retain their voice within their writing. I couldn’t have found a more experienced linguist. Most experiences with editors can be heart wrenching, but KJ made the journey pleasant, professional and extremely efficient.”

Tanya H. Van Cott, AIA
Architect, Industrial Designer, Writer
Upcoming novel, Red Wright Return

Member of the Authors Guild

Time Magazine journalist for twenty years

Expertise working with non-native speakers of English.

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