Jack and Patti Phillips each have a writing experience that is uncommon in a professional field. Collectively, they have written or edited 125 books with major publishers around the world, including McGraw-Hill, John Wiley, AMACOM, Elsevier, Routledge, ASTD Press, SHRM Press, Nicholas Brealey, and Berrett-Koehler, among others.
These books have been translated into 38 languages, and several have won national and international awards. Next year they will reach the milestone of writing or editing 50 books with the same publisher. Together, Jack and Patti will write or edit 6 to 8 books a year to support their consulting business, yet they don’t use author as an occupation on their resume.
In addition, they have written over 300 articles for professional publications, over 25 chapters for other books, and over one hundred case studies. They have expertise in serving as series editors for four publishers of professional business books (Elsevier, John Wiley, ASTD Press, and SHRM Press). They have self-published three books and developed an eBook with CrossKnowledge, a Wiley brand.
They have vast knowledge of the publishing business, including developing book ideas, proposal writing, securing book contracts, conducting the research, writing efficiently, producing the manuscript, and marketing and promoting the book. This experience provided the spark to create The Business Writers Exchange and offer services to support writers.