Basic and Developmental Copyediting Services

Rosemary Carstens - writer, editor, writing coachAdding an experienced editor to your team can help you to move your writing to the next level and ensure your success! Rosemary has worked with authors on close to one hundred books, including scholarly works published by university presses as well as mainstream fiction and nonfiction. Below are a few samples. If you have a project you’d like to discuss, please use my contact form.


Trudi Carleton PeekTouching Earth, Touching Sky
By Trudi Carleton Peek
(Blue Raven Press)

A captivating novel about a strong, thirty-eight-year-old Montana woman, her secret thoughts and intimate struggles, her loves and regrets, set among the trappings of her everyday life. Meg Halverson’s character and ideals were shaped by her down-to-earth life on her parents’ central Montana wheat-farm. But now, after eighteen years as the wife of a banker and land-developer in a western Montana university town, life has become a disappointment. Following a devastating tragedy, she strives to understand her new circumstances and retreats to a home nestled on a beautiful, pristine mountainside. Later, as she and her children struggle to make a life there, new people enter her life and with them come new challenges. Meg’s love for the land is a thread that runs throughout this book, speaking volumes about the importance of nature to our human spirit. To purchase this book, click Touching Earth, Touching Sky


Linda M. WaggonerFirelight: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist
By Linda M. Waggoner
(University of Oklahoma Press)

Artist, teacher, and Red Progressive, Angel De Cora (1869–1919) contributed greatly to the US arts and craft movement and forged her way against great odds in a world of racism and sexism. Waggoner, an independent scholar, brings De Cora her long-deserved recognition. To purchase this book, click Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist


Linda M. Waggoner - Researcher/Writer

I worked with Rosemary Carstens, the copyeditor of my dreams. Rosemary’s clear direction, thoughtful suggestions, our inspirational discussions, and her eagle eye helped make this a story I feel proud to have written. 

— Linda M. Waggoner



William UryThe Power of a Positive No: How to Say No and Still Get to Yes
By William Ury
(Random House)

Based on best-selling author William Ury’s celebrated Harvard University course for managers and professionals, The Power of a Positive No offers concrete advice and practical examples for saying No in virtually any situation. Whether you need to say No to your customer or your coworker, your employee or your CEO, your child or your spouse, you will find in this book the secret to saying it clearly, respectfully, and effectively. A positive No has the power to profoundly transform our lives by enabling us to say Yes to what counts—our own needs, values, and priorities. The Positive No may be the most valuable life skill you’ll ever learn! To purchase this book, click The Power of a Positive No: Save The Deal Save The Relationship and Still Say No



Village of PaintersVillage of Painters: Narrative Scrolls from West Bengal
Frank J. Korom, Photographs by Paul Smutko
(Museum of New Mexico Press)

The Patuas of West Bengal are a traditional artisan caste specializing in the production of painted narrative scrolls and the performance of songs to accompany their unrolling. Traditionally, the scroll painters wander from village to village, seeking patronage by singing their own compositions while unraveling painted scrolls on sacred and secular themes.


Latin American PostersLatin American Posters
Public Aesthetics and Mass Politics

Edited by Russ Davidson, Foreword by Helen R. Jucero, Essays by David Craven, Russ Davidson, et al. (Museum of New Mexico Press)

The political and cultural posters presented here document four decades of Latin American social and political history during a time of widespread crisis and unrest. The simplicity and directness of the political poster made it a powerful instrument for announcing the mood of the moment, transmitting messages, and mobilizing mass action.

Mas Que un IndioMás Que un Indio (More Than an Indian): Racial Ambivalence and Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Guatemala
Charles R. Hale
(SAR Press – School for Advanced Research)


Painting the Underworld SkyPainting the Underworld Sky: Cultural Expression and Subversion in Art
Mateo Romero, with a foreword by Suzan Shown Harjo
(SAR Press – School for Advanced Research)


Journal - Global GovernanceJournal: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions
Barry Carin, Richard Higgott, Jan Aart Scholte, Gordon Smith, and Diane Stone, editors
(Lynne Rienner Publishers)


Morality of WarThe Morality of War: A Reader
David Kinsella and Craig L. Carr, editors
(Lynne Rienner Publishers)


Asia Pacific in World PoliticsAsia Pacific in World Politics
Derek McDougall
(Lynne Rienner Publishers)


Globalization and Change in AsiaGlobalization and Change in Asia
Dennis A. Rondinelli and John M. Heffron, editors
(Lynne Rienner Publishers)


International Relations in ActionInternational Relations in Action: A World Politics Simulation
Brock F. Tessman
(Lynne Rienner Publishers)