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Andy McPhee, Senior Acquisitions Editor, F.A. Davis, publisher of Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
I was an RN for more than 20 years, working in critical care, emergency, drug and alcohol detox, medical, rehabilitative, and other clinical units. I’ve been in the publishing field for more than 25 years and have written eight books, written and edited more than 750 health and life science articles, and managed the publication from beginning to end of whole batches and bunches of books. I taught in an LPN program for 10 years, did my Master’s work in Curriculum and Instruction, and am a Consultant and Fellow for the National Writing Project. I guided a complete redesign of the web’s largest portal for nurses, NursingCenter, and have managed the development of many dozens of electronic ancillaries.
I understand not only what it takes to develop a great book, but I also know what new and experienced authors go through on a daily basis. I know how hard—but also how thrilling—authoring can be. I can help new authors through those times when they can’t get past that blank screen. I can help authors infuse their books with effective pedagogy, compelling features, and market-friendly ancillaries.
I blog to help my authors better understand the writing and publishing process, help others interested in writing and publishing in healthcare, particularly healthcare education, and sometimes just to get stuff off my chest. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.