Oliver Editorial Services

Most of my work is in technology and trade nonfiction, with a concentration on business and entrepreneurship, along with the occasional foray into something completely different, like weightlifting or music production. Below, a sampling of projects and subjects.

Trade nonfiction

Business, leadership, and gittin’-it-done…

The Coaching Habit The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever — Michael Bungay Stanier (Box of Crayons Press)
Don't Make Beats Like Me Don’t Make Beats Like Me: 24 Powerful Laws to Guide You Towards Success as a Music Producer — Christopher “MayDay” Rucks (MayDay Media Ventures)
The Small Business Life Cycle The Small Business Life Cycle, 2ed: A No-Fluff Guide to Navigating the Five Stages of Small Business Growth — Charlie Gilkey (JetLaunch)
Same Side Selling Same Side Selling: A Radical Approach to Break Through Sales Barriers — Ian Altman, Jack Quarles (IdeaPress Publishing)

Books by Bernadette Jiwa

Marketing: A Love Story Marketing: A Love Story: How to Matter to Your Customers
(The Story of Telling Press)
The Fortune Cookie Principle The Fortune Cookie Principle: The 20 Keys to a Great Brand Story and Why Your Business Needs One (The Story of Telling Press)
Make Your Ideas Matter Make Your Idea Matter: Stand Out With a Better Story
(The Story of Telling Press)
Hunch Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights into the Next Big Thing (Portfolio)
Meaningful Meaningful: The Story of Ideas That Fly (Perceptive Press) — Included in Inc. magazine's list of the Top 100 Business Books of 2015 and Ken Norton's list of rcommended books for product managers
Difference Difference: The one-page method for reimagining your business and reinventing your marketing (The Story of Telling Press)

Books by Seth Godin

Tribes Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us (Penguin Group)
The Dip The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
(Penguin Group)
Meatball Sundae Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing Out of Sync? (Penguin Group)
Purple Cow Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable (Penguin Group)
When It's Your Turn What to Do When It's Your Turn (and It's Always Your Turn) (Do You Zoom)
The Icarus Deception The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? (Portfolio)
Stop Stealing Dreams Stop Stealing Dreams
(What Is School For?)

(Do You Zoom)
Insubordinate Insubordinate: Linchpins Everywhere You Look
(Do You Zoom)
Linchpin Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
(Penguin Group)

Books from The Domino Project

Do the Work Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way — Steven Pressfield
Anything You Want Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur — Derek Sivers
Zarella's Hierarchy of Contagiousness Zarrella's Hierarchy of Contagiousness: The Science, Design, and Engineering of Contagious Ideas — Dan Zarrella
End Malaria End Malaria — Michael Bungay Stanier, ed.
Read This Before Our Next Meeting Read This Before Our Next Meeting — Al Pittampalli
We Are All Weird We Are All Weird: The Rise of Tribes and the End of Normal — Seth Godin
Poke the Box Poke the Box: When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time? — Seth Godin


I’ve been editing computer-related books for a loooong time. (Think: DOS.) So, I’ve edited books about:

  • many versions of the Microsoft Office apps,
  • several versions of the Adobe Creative Suite apps,
  • animation and cartooning in Flash,
  • programming,
  • operating systems,
  • database design,
  • network administration and security,
  • and HTML and CSS…

…for Logical Operations, The Coriolis Group, Microsoft Press, and Axzo Press.*

I’m especially interested in responsive Web design these days—and as you can see from this website, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

HTML5 HTML5: Basic & Advanced — Brandon Heffernan (Axzo Press)
Dreamweaver CS5 Dreamweaver CS5: Basic & Advanced — Brandon Heffernan (Axzo Press)
Flash CS5 Flash CS5: Basic & Advanced — Don Tremblay (Axzo Press)
Illustrator CS5 Illustrator CS5: Basic & Advanced — Laurie Perry, Developmental Editor (Axzo Press)
InDesign CS5 InDesign CS5: Basic, Advanced, & Production — Jim O'Shea (Axzo Press)
Photoshop CS5 Photoshop CS5: Basic, Advanced, & Production — Chris Hale (Axzo Press)
Flash 5 Cartoons and Games Flash 5 Cartoons & Games f/x & design — Bill Turner, Richard Bazley, James Robertson (The Coriolis Group)
Online Money Management Online Money Management — Karin Price Mueller (Microsoft Press)
Oracle 8i Upgrade Exam Cram Oracle8 to 8i Upgrade Exam Cram — Robert Freeman, Charles Pack (The Coriolis Group)

* Logical Operations is a technical publishing firm in Rochester, NY. Axzo Press was a technical publishing firm in Rochester, NY, until it was acquired by LO. The Coriolis Group, which used to be located in Scottsdale, AZ, alas is also no more. Coriolis published such book series as Exam Cram, Exam Prep, Black Book, Little Black Book, On Site, and f/x and Design.