TESTIMONIALS FOR DAVID MOLDAWER
Hiring Dave is the first step to creating a great book proposal!
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.
David is a VERY good editor. World-class. I was fortunate!
Made my book much better!
David made my book much better through very careful and thoughtful editing.
Right on the money!
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.
Smart, insightful, generous
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.
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.