John Tallmadge | Exploring Nature, Culture, and the Human Journey
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Testimonials

Nakagami, Japan
Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

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Anne McKnight,  Assistant Professor of  East Asian Languages, University of Southern California

 

 

 

 

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Nakagami, Japan Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity . 2011
University of Minnesota Press

 

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New World Gold
Cultural Anxiety and Monetary Disorder in Early Modern Spain

“John Tallmadge has been my most constant, demanding reader, a supportive critic, a great mentor, and a conscientious editor.”

Elvira Vilches,  Associate Professor of Spanish,  North Carolina State University

 

 

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New World Gold Cultural Anxiety and Monetary Disorder in Early Modern Spain . 2010
University of Chicago Press

 

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Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy
The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists

“Developmental Editor John Tallmadge provided essential validation of the story’s worth and gave me elegant solutions to address the narrative’s shortcomings.”

Dyana Furmansky,  Denver, Colorado

 

 

 

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Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists . 2009
University of Georgia Press

 

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The Seventh Muse

“Dr. Tallmadge provided expert editorial advice in the writing of my book.  His suggestions about alternative methods of expression and organization of the material were invaluable.  I could not have completed the task without his able assistance. ”

William V. Muse, President Emeritus, Auburn University

 

 

 

 

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The Seventh Muse . 2008
IUniverse

 

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Anxieties of Empire and the Fiction of Intrigue

“John Tallmadge's help as a developmental editor was invaluable:  with his sharp and critical as well as creative eye, he helped me rethink the configuration of the manuscript substantially so that the arguments become more crystallized; he pushed me to write stronger transitions, an introduction and a conclusion that would really round off the work, at a time that I was so fatigued and and bleary-eyed that I could barely look at it.  This, with a with a sense of humorous and generous wisdom that made working with him a pleasure.”

Yumna Siddiqi,  Associate Professor of English,
Middlebury College

 

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Anxieties of Empire and the Fiction of Intrigue . 2008
Columbia University Press

 

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Solitary Goose

“I owe an enormous debt to John Tallmadge, whose editorial skills shaped this book and sharpened every page.”

Sydney Landon Plum,  Adjunct Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Connecticut

 

 

 

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Solitary Goose . 2007
University of Georgia Press

 

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Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa

“John Tallmadge read the manuscript after it had already been extensively revised and was cued up for publication.  But even at that late stage of the project, he was able to suggest several crucial ways to sharpen the focus and strengthen the continuity.  I am enormously impressed both by his critical acumen and by the constructive way in which he can enter into an author's own vision for a book.”

John Elder, Stewart Professor of Environmental Studies, Middlebury College

 

 

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Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa . 2006
University of Virginia Press

 

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Singing Stone
A Natural History of the Escalante Canyons

“I cannot imagine creating Singing Stone without the insightful, steady guidance of John Tallmadge. His vision helped my own become more clear. My voice became more authentically my own thanks to his ever-respectful feedback. He helped me see what was most essential in my own story, and gently prodded me to see what was dispensible.”

Thomas Lowe Fleischner, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Studies, Prescott College

 

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Singing Stone A Natural History of the Escalante Canyons . 1999
University of Utah Press

 

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Healing Communities in Conflict
International Assistance in Complex Emergencies

“John provided excellent feedback both in terms of process and format. He was superb at suggesting editorial improvements and applying the appropriate voice for the audience. Most of all, John was very enthusiastic and encouraging, which boosted me up hill on slow days and sent me flying over the top on others. Working with John was like having my own personal advocate.”

Kimberly A. Maynard, Ph.D., international humanitarian assistance consultant

 

 

 

 

Healing Communities in Conflict International Assistance in Complex Emergencies . 1999
Columbia University Press

 

 

 

Voices in the Wilderness
American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics

“The elation of having a dissertation (or any manuscript for that matter) accepted for publication is often followed by the sobering realization that much difficult work remains before the work is ready for release. I benefited greatly from John Tallmadge’s expert advice and encouragement during the revision process for Voices in the Wilderness, and I cannot imagine a better developmental editor. John’s vast experience as a writer, editor, educator, and reviewer gives him an unerring sense of what a manuscript could become—and, even more importantly, how to get it there.”

Daniel G. Payne, Professor of English, SUNY College at Oneonta

 

 

 

 

Voices in the Wilderness American Nature Writing and Environmental Politics . 1996
University Press of New England

 

 

 

Seeking Awareness in American Nature Writing

“John Tallmadge is an exceptional writer and a keen-eyed, generous editor. I have counted on his editorial wisdom throughout my own career, and I highly recommend him as a developmental editor for both beginning and experienced writers and for both scholars and creative writers, especially people working in the genre of literary nonfiction.”

Scott Slovic, Professor of English, University of Nevada-Reno, editor of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment

 

 

 

 

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University of Utah Press