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Editing, ghostwriting, and collaborating on nonfiction books and book proposals, including business, self-help, popular psychology, parenting, history, and other subjects.



Rob Kaplan has been involved in the acquisition, development, editing, and writing of quality nonfiction books for more than 40 years. He began his career at AMACOM Books, the publishing division of American Management Association, ultimately becoming its editor-in-chief and publisher. He subsequently served as director of Macmillan Book Club’s Executive Program Book Club and Architects & Planners Book Service, and as executive editor of the J.K. Lasser imprint of Prentice Hall Reference, where he supervised the annual publication of the bestselling J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax. Finally, as senior editor of the reference division of HarperCollins, he acquired, developed, and edited books in a wide variety of subject areas, including film, music, business, history, parenting, general reference, and others.


Since becoming an independent editor/writer in 1998, Mr. Kaplan has also edited, written, and co-written numerous books, including The Young Entrepreneur’s Edge by Jennifer Kushell (Random House, 1999); A Passion for Books (with Harold Rabinowitz) (Times Books, 1999), a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate and Quality Paperback Book Club dual main selection; The Insider’s Guide to Writing the Perfect Resume (with Karl Weber) (Peterson’s, 2000); Science Says (W.H. Freeman, 2000); The Warren Buffett CEO by Robert P. Miles (John Wiley, 2001); Speaking of Books (with Harold Rabinowitz) (Crown, 2001); Strategic Negotiation (with Brian Dietmeyer) (Dearborn, 2004); Helping the Addict You Love by Laurence Westreich (Fireside, 2007); By the Grace of God: A 9/11 Survivor’s Story of Love, Hope, and Healing by Jean Potter (AuthorHouse, 2011); The Facts of Business Life by William McBean (John Wiley, 2012); The Case for Wasting Time and Other Management Heresies by Howard Pines (AuthorHouse, 2013); and Rethinking Public Administration: The Case for Management by Richard Clay Wilson, Jr. (Mill City Press, 2013).


Mr. Kaplan holds a B.A. in English from the City University of New York, is listed in the National Directory of Editors & Writers (M. Evans, 2005), and is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and Publishers Marketplace ( A native of New York City, he now lives in Cortlandt Manor, New York.