Maura Leib

Maura Leib

Interest

  • Reading and book discussion
  • Gardening and composting
  • Cat and ring-necked dove ownership

Summary

Strong background in writing and editing, including professional book publishing and teaching material preparation.

Work History

Work History
Aug 1992 - Jun 1994

Developmental Editor

Mosby-Year Book, Inc.

Worked closely with authors on radiology list to develop series of board review-oriented titles aimed at residents preparing for professional qualifying exams in specific sub-specialty areas of radiology, such as neuroradiology, ultrasound, pediatric and musculo-skeletal radiology.

Jul 1990 - Jul 1992

Assistant Editor

Mosby-Year Book, Inc.

Worked for Acquisitions Editor who managed Radiology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Head and Neck Surgery titles in the Medical Division.  Maintained contact with authors and contributors to multi-author titles, prepared manuscripts to be forwarded to production, sent submitted material out for review, conducted research of competition for contracts and marketing purposes, secured permissions for use of photographs, artwork and copyrighted material.

Jan 1989 - May 1990

Research Associate

http://www.hbs.edu

Researched and wrote case study and industry notes on logistical issues in manufacturing, transportation and apparel industries for Prof. Jan Hammond's second year seminar in business logistics.  Also worked for Prof. of Business History Richard Tedlow proofreading, obtaining permissions for use of quotations and photographs, and coordinating page proofs and corrections for his book, New and Improved: The History of Mass Marketing in the United States, Basic Books, Inc. 1990.

Education

Education
Sep 1985 - May 1986

Master of Arts

Yale University

Completed course requirements for  Master's degree portion of the Ph.D. program.

Sep 1981 - Jun 1985

Bachelor of Arts

Wesleyan University

Pursued a double major in psychology and sociology at Wesleyan, with a particular interest in social psychology and the dynamics of small groups.  A highlight of my undergraduate years was sophomore year, spring semester 1983, which was spent living and studying in Paris, France with the college's Program in Paris.  My senior thesis, A Comparative Study of Stereotypes and Pluralistic Ignorance, was honored for best senior thesis in sociology and I was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa's Gamma Chapter of Connecticut in June 1985.

Skills

Skills

Editing

Edited medical books 1990-1994, NIH grants 1995-2004.

Writing

Wrote teaching cases for Harvard Business School classes 1988-1989, wrote senior thesis A Comparative Analysis of Stereotypes and Pluralistic Ignorance, Wesleyan University 1985.