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Get to Know an Acquisitions Editor: Brian Guerin
Senior Acquisitions Editor
Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Industrial Engineering
About The/Know Your Editor:
Do you have prior publishing experience?
Yes, 7 years prior to joining Elsevier. I spent 5 years in charge of a construction books program, which was a great training ground for managing a broad portfolio with every kind of author, co-publishing relationships, and reaching readers at every level. There are many parallels with the role I have now.
What’s your history with Elsevier?
I joined in February 2015 as Senior Acquisitions Editor with responsibility for Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering books.
What do you enjoy about signing in these areas?
With such a broad range of subjects, I have lots of important and dynamic emerging topics to work on. It is great to be able to work your way down from an area of research growth to find the people at its cutting edge, and then work with them to build a book that excites people and advances the field.
Why should this person sign a book with you?
I make it a point to make sure I understand my authors’ objectives in writing a book, so that at every step their relationship with Elsevier is one of partnership towards a common goal. People write for a variety of reasons, and it is not necessary for us to treat every book or author the same way.
Why do you love publishing?
It is a real privilege to be able to learn about things from people who have devoted their careers to understanding and explaining them. I really enjoy engaging with the purpose of a book and helping the author reach the right people in the right way.
Tell us something personal about yourself
I am a big fan of live music in small venues, and played guitar and bass guitar in amateur bands when I was younger.
Email address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number – +(0)1865 843368
LinkedIn profile – https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/brian-guerin/21/b05/b51
Twitter handle – @MechEngEditor
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