From my clients:
Acknowledgment by Alice Conner Selfridge, author of High Shoes and Bloomers:
"Many thanks to Doug Cooper, my editor and mentor…an author in his own right. A remarkable man who guided me through the maze of organizing a book. His constructive criticism was instrumental in helping me to create a book that is more readable and to realize my potential as a writer."
Acknowledgment by Lenny Golino, co-author of The Shield of Gold:
"…. I got to know Dr. Cooper well from working with him on Ava Gardner’s Daughter? and collaborating with him on Shield. He truly is a gentleman. I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for his dedication and devotion as our book’s co-author. It was truly an honor. If not for him, this book would have not been written. Thank you, Doug."
From Judy Axtell, whom I coached and served as editor for her memoir, But…at What Cost:
"At the top of my list is Douglas Winslow Cooper, Ph.D. Doug is my editor and writing coach, and he, above all others, gave me the confidence and courage to continue this project. That he (with that Ph.D. after his name and a long list of academic achievements from impressive schools), agreed with most of the opinions and rationales I expressed in this book, removed many of my feelings of inadequacy. He helped me – no, forced me – to think when doubts and fears led me astray from the task at hand. Doug, a physicist by profession, is a very scientific thinker, so when I ventured into areas of opinion where people are expected to have letters after their names, his approval was both essential and invaluable. I needed him to lend me some of his gravitas. Plus, he is astonishingly good at coming up with synonyms and better syntax."
From Kathleen Blake Shields for whom I coached and edited:
"I thank Douglas Cooper for all his help and guidance on my writing of my book. This has been a dream of mine for many years, and with his help, I can finally see it come true. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
From Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate, Washington, DC, July 2015:
"Learn what to watch out for in this volume by authors who know the inside ways of sellers who try to take you to the cleaners."
From Bill Hogan, co-author of Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?
"Should you find yourself doing battle with a health insurance company or hospital, I have three words of advice: Get this book!"
Also, reviews of my book:
From the Foreword, by Richard F. Walker, MD, FCCP:
"Doug Cooper’s homage to his wife, presented as a 67th birthday gift, is a story about the power of love to overcome cultural taboos, through persistence and patience, and to triumph over a near-fatal illness and daunting physical disability. It is also a celebration of optimism over despair by two people passionately committed to each other “for better or worse, in good times and bad, in sickness and in health.”
"This book is written in an easy-going style, told like a storybook of life’s challenges. From broken hearts to hearts filled to the brim with passion, devotion, courage, loyalty and intelligence, both authors (Doug and his wife Ting) share the stories of their lives: together, apart, and then together again, forever. This is a must-read book for anyone who cares about love, compassion for people and caring through a lifetime spent together. Whether it be close friendships, lifetime companions or marriage soul-mates, this book clearly illustrates what it means to be a human being." [Five stars]
"This is a poignant saga of a brilliant, beautiful young Chinese woman that fell in love with an American Ivy League student that tugs at the heartstrings. Unsupportive parents tore them apart and prevented marriage when this couple was young, only to be reunited, many years later, when Ting’s MS symptoms were becoming noticeable. Numerous social issues are approached that made me proud of the man that never relinquished his love, and continues personal care and commitment even after Ting becomes a paraplegic. This is a good read, and it sets a noble example of unselfish love and complete support for a disabled spouse." [Five stars.]
Review in CONNECT, the on-line journal of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses:
"….This book reads like the book Love Story, but with the harsh realities of how a couple deals with a catastrophic illness. Catastrophic illness is a taboo is our modern 21st society. It is something that“happens to others not me.” Yet, it happens all too frequently, and this story walks us through the “day to day” challenges of two kindred spirits intimately experiencing the dilemma."
"Ting and I is a must-read for any health care professional. It presents the opposite side of what constitutes quality of life as described in medical and nursing textbooks. An “eye-opening” revelation into a symbiotic loving relationship in the face of huge obstacles." - Patricia A. Burns, Ph.D., R.N. F.A.A.N
WRITE YOUR BOOK WITH ME, by Douglas Winslow Cooper, Ph.D.
Published in 2016 by Outskirts Press, available through Outskirts Press, amazon.com, bn.com, and other online booksellers.
First Two Reviews at amazon.com
Perfect, If You Want to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book 5*
In a world of "fluffy" information, this book breaks the mold by taking you step by step and showing you how to write your first, second, or third book. Not only does it reveal specific, actionable instructions, but it also shows you how to market your book once you've successfully published. Write Your Book with Me is by far one of the most compete instructional books you'll find on the subject of getting published. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to write, publish, and sell their book.
Helpful, Encouraging and Inspiring 5*
This is a helpful and inspiring book if you're a budding author. Doug combines precision (well he used to be a scientist, after all), with emotional encouragement to help you write a great book. It's good for first-time authors but also for anyone looking to improve their book planning and writing skills, as well as learning more about publishing and marketing. Doug's got a lovely style---you'll enjoy the read.