author appreciation


Ann as development editor combed the book with a loving passion, attending to both picayune details and the overarching motifs. Her work has earned my everlasting gratitude. 

Bernard Lown, MD, Nobel Peace Prize Winner - Prescription for Survival: A Doctor's Journey to End Nuclear Madness, p. 400

We would especially like to recognize the remarkable assistance of Ann Sonz Matranga who reviewed two consecutive drafts, proposed many beneficial structural changes, thoughtfully rewrote sentence after sentence and generally gave us the kind of support that outstanding business book editors provide. This book strongly bears her influence.

Donald Mitchell and Carol Cole - The Ultimate Competitive Advantage: Secrets of Continually Developing a More Profitable Business Model, p. 299

Wow, Ann, now that’s a review of the most amazing sort --- more like a letter from a co-author who entirely gets the point, and the kind of book in which it is to be made, and has a great deal of information and thinking and advice to offer. Thank you. We could not have asked for more, and have rarely received anything approaching it.

Elizabeth Minnich, co-author of Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy

Ann seems to know what I'm trying to convey, even when my words haven't caught up with my reasoning. She is the editor of a memoir in progress about the death of my daughter. Through Ann's questions, suggestions, rewrites and rearrangements, my writing has become deeper and more powerful. For example, she gave me feedback that the depth of emotion was missing in a chapter. I reassessed what I had written and discovered the full complexity of my feelings, perspectives and interactions.

Dr. Marilyn Howell, Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education; curriculum developer in body/mind education

With her excellent academic credentials, her wealth of real world experience, and her keen eye for the written word, Ann brings an excellent body of knowledge to all her projects. She is one of our best reviewers. Her editorial instincts are top notch and have helped us shape many projects, including books that have gone on to become bestsellers.

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Executive Managing Editor, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Thanks to Ann Matranga whose feedback and editing comments were invaluable in improving the manuscript.

John Izzo, Ph.D. - The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, p. ix

It was a privilege to have Ann Matranga review and edit my book in preparation for its second edition. The quality of presence she brings to editing is evident in every change she proposes. I found passion, depth, insight and wisdom in her editorial guidance. As an author, you couldn't ask for more than the gifts Ann has to offer.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky - Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others