“When I came to Dave for help on my book proposal, I had an unclear title, a mountain of loosely connected ideas, and no idea how to create a compelling book proposal. A few weeks later, Dave had polished my messy start into a book proposal that turned heads. Thanks to his work, I landed in-person meetings with seven publishers and ended up signing a major book deal with Penguin Random House. A great book proposal is the first step to getting a big book deal and hiring Dave is the first step to creating a great book proposal. I’m very happy I worked with Dave.”—James Clear, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits
“David is a VERY good editor. World-class. I was fortunate!”—Scott Belsky, founder, Behance, Chief Product Officer, Adobe, and bestselling author of Making Ideas Happen and The Messy Middle
“I’ve worked with Dave on two books—and am eager to work with him on many more. Smart, insightful, generous, Dave is one of the best book editors that I’ve had a chance to work with. Most recently, David gave me feedback on a few chapters of a draft of a book on learning. The advice was detailed (‘are you sure you got the wording here right?’) and thoughtful (‘focus, focus, focus’) and above all totally on target. If Dave is a ‘bookitect,’ he’s an author’s Frank Gehry.”—Ulrich Boser, bestselling author of The Gardner Heist and Trust
“Hiring David Moldawer to help me with my book project wasn’t just one of the best things I did for my book, it was one of the best things I’ve ever done, period. If you’re thinking of hiring David but are unsure, reach out to me. I’d be happy to rave about Dave.”—Mo Bunnell, author of The Snowball System
“I’m just delighted with the work David did on the manuscript, and very grateful as well. His wordsmithing was perfect, and his questions and comments were right on the money.”—Erik Calonius, author of Ten Steps Ahead
“David made my book much better through very careful and thoughtful editing.”—John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine
I’ve worked on many nonfiction books during my book publishing career, and it’s been gratifying to see more than a few become international bestsellers and transform their authors’ careers. Some of the more notable titles I’ve acquired and/or edited include the following.