As we prepare to great the new year, it’s time to look back and congratulate our book editing clients who published their books in 2022.

Most recently, Dr. Lauran Star, an inclusion, diversity & equity strategist, psychologist and speaker, has published Evidence-Based Inclusion: It’s Time to Focus on the Right Needle (LS Publishing, 2022). She maintains—and has the evidence to back up her claim—that an inclusive organizational culture is the foundation for achieving the benefits of diversity, NOT the other way around.

Herding Smart Cats: Project Management Reimagined by professional project manager and founder of Smart Projex Suzanne S. Davenport (Smart Projex Inc., 2022) offers a clear guide for anyone looking for better ways to manage their “smart cats,” the savvy, dynamic and innovative people who cannot be easily “herded.” Dorie Clark, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game calls it “a compelling and helpful guide to improve the way we manage work!”

For organizational leaders facing a different set of challenges, Dr. Daniel Monehin offers The Pragmatic Optimist: 6 Proven Strategies for Leading During a Crisis (Seventy9 West Books, 2022). The book uses real-world case studies to illustrate what it takes to be a leading light in the darkest hours of a business or economic crisis and how to avoid the common cognitive and behavioral traps leaders are most susceptible to.

Another business book offers a primer on how focusing on a niche can be a profitable strategic choice. Alice Lerman, founder of Lerman Strategies, tells you how in Accountants! Go Narrow: Turn the Power of Industry Specialization into Profit for Your Firm (Jomase Publishers, 2022).

Several clients focused on personal growth topics. B. Drew extracts lessons from his own experience and the works of great philosophers in A Handbook for Hard Times: Dealing with a Tough Diagnosis Early in Life (Schroon River Books, 2022), while Janet Howard offers a memoir on healing, composed of essays and poems, in Field Notes on Letting Go (2022) and the accompanying workbook Field Notes on Letting Go: A Pondering Workbook (forthcoming, 2023).

We wrote about several other clients earlier this year, but their work is worth another shout-out here:

We worked with other clients this year to provide developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, and publishing advice, and their books—including memoirs, a retirement tax planning guide, and more—will be published in 2023. If you’d like to find out how we can help you with your book, please get in touch! Happy New Year!