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Anne Sheasby

Anne Sheasby - Editor

Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, UK

Freelance Cookery/Food Copy Editor and Proofreader with extensive experience and expertise, working with authors, chefs and publishers.

Overview

I'm a freelance Cookery/Food Copy Editor and Proofreader, with over 26 years of freelance experience and expertise in cookery/food titles. My background in food writing helps enormously with my editorial work.

I am very organised, competent, thorough, meticulous, clear and sensitive in my work, as well as being reliable, flexible and used to working to tight deadlines.

I have worked with many different food writers, chefs and bloggers over the years, as well as various publishers, including BBC Books, Ebury Press, Headline Home, Hodder & Stoughton, Kyle Books, Nourish Books/Watkins, Octopus, Parragon UK, Quadrille, Ryland, Peters & Small, Square Peg and Transworld. As well as cookery/food titles, I also work on recipe-led health and diet books.

Additionally, I am a long-standing member of the prestigious Guild of Food Writers in the UK. I am based in North Dorset (UK).

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing

Certifications

  • Member of the Guild of Food Writers (UK)
  • BTEC HND in Home Economics (graduated 1987)

Work experience

Freelance Copyediting and Proofreading

Self-employed
December, 1991 – Present (over 26 years)

I have been freelance for over 26 years, having worked in industry for several years before that. Originally a food writer (I have written over 24 published cookery books on a variety of subjects), most of my time now is spent working as a cookery editor, copyeditor or proofreader on a wide range of cookery/food books written by other authors. Please also see my Overview for more details.

Home Economist

Prestige Group UK Plc (Surrey, UK)
October, 1990 – December, 1991 (about 1 year)

Home Economist responsible for a wide range of new (and existing) product development projects, including recipe development and testing, new/existing product testing and comparative testing, product evaluation/assessment, new product launches, and so on.

Home Economist

Slimming Magazine (London, UK)
September, 1989 – October, 1990 (about 1 year)

Home Economist involved in all aspects of recipe and cookery work for the magazine, including recipe development, testing and writing, food styling, product evaluation, editorial, etc.

Energy Development Adviser

Midlands Electricity Board (Oxfordshire, UK)
July, 1987 – September, 1989 (about 2 years)

Involved in recipe development, testing and writing for a variety of electrical kitchen appliances, as well as cookery demonstrations to a wide range of consumer groups and schools, promoting these appliances. Also, visited consumers and schools in the community to advise on general electricity usage, kitchen and heating appliances, and so on.

Kitchen Wisdom: Hundreds of Hints and Tips for Every Cook

Anne Sheasby

Make cooking disasters a thing of the past with "Kitchen Wisdom." The essential kitchen companion, it is packed with practical and useful advice on all aspects of food and cooking, to guarantee successful results every time. Anne Sheasby's handy hints, tips, and tricks will help you choose, prepare, and cook food with confidence and success. She passes on invaluable shortcuts and alternative m... read more

Make cooking disasters a thing of the past with "Kitchen Wisdom." The essential kitchen companion, it is packed with practical and useful advice on all aspects of food and cooking, to guarantee successful results every time. Anne Sheasby's handy hints, tips, and tricks will help you choose, prepare, and cook food with confidence and success. She passes on invaluable shortcuts and alternative m... read more

River Cafe 30: Simple Italian recipes from an iconic restaurant

Ruth Rogers, Sian Wyn Owen, Joseph Trivelli, Rose Gray

Low Carb Express

Annie Bell

Mary Berry: Foolproof Cooking

Mary Berry

In this fantastic book, the nation's best-loved home cook will teach you to cook with confidence, with over 120 delicious recipes. This book features all the recipes from the show, including delicious weeknight dinners, irresistible dinner party suggestions and of course, plenty of tempting traybakes and biscuits for those with a sweet tooth. Featuring her no-nonsense tips and techniques, each... read more

In this fantastic book, the nation's best-loved home cook will teach you to cook with confidence, with over 120 delicious recipes. This book features all the recipes from the show, including delicious weeknight dinners, irresistible dinner party suggestions and of course, plenty of tempting traybakes and biscuits for those with a sweet tooth. Featuring her no-nonsense tips and techniques, each... read more

The Handmade Apothecary

Kim Walker, Vicky Chown

How to Eat Outside

Pie!: 100 Gorgeously Glorious Recipes (100 Great Recipes)

Genevieve Taylor

Pies, both savoury and sweet, are universally adored. In this 100-strong collection of recipes Genevieve Taylor presents much-loved classics as well as many brilliantly original new creations. These are pies to comfort the soul and delight the palate. Whether crispy or soft, hot or cold, main course or dessert, here are pies from all around the globe to tempt and satisfy. Pie - the ultimate an... read more

Pies, both savoury and sweet, are universally adored. In this 100-strong collection of recipes Genevieve Taylor presents much-loved classics as well as many brilliantly original new creations. These are pies to comfort the soul and delight the palate. Whether crispy or soft, hot or cold, main course or dessert, here are pies from all around the globe to tempt and satisfy. Pie - the ultimate an... read more

Soup!: 100 sensational soup recipes (100 Great Recipes)

Genevieve Taylor

Soup! follows on from bestselling title, Mince! (2009) and also Stew! (2011), which was Genevieve's first and quite brilliant book. We have an enduring love for soup and it's easy to see why. Thrifty, sustaining, nourishing, simple to cook and the endless possibilities of ingredients to cook with. Rich, creamy soups; soups wholesome with pulses; rich with seafood; heady with wine; or fragrant ... read more

Soup! follows on from bestselling title, Mince! (2009) and also Stew! (2011), which was Genevieve's first and quite brilliant book. We have an enduring love for soup and it's easy to see why. Thrifty, sustaining, nourishing, simple to cook and the endless possibilities of ingredients to cook with. Rich, creamy soups; soups wholesome with pulses; rich with seafood; heady with wine; or fragrant ... read more

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