Betty Wong

Betty Wong - Editor

New York, NY, USA

A versatile nonfiction editor with 15+ years in-house at major publishers, specializing in lifestyle, food, craft, design, and art titles.

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Overview

I've guided both novice and experienced authors to create engaging, high-quality work in a range of categories and formats. Adept at directing both photo shoots and fun infographics, I obsess over design and images as much as I focus in on serial commas. If you want to produce a gorgeous (and reader-friendly) book, let's talk!
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
DIY & Crafts
Fashion & Textiles
Health & wellbeing
Home & Garden
Photography

Certifications

  • Editing, NYU
  • BA English, Columbia University

Awards

  • NYT bestseller, NY Book Show, James Beard/IACP nominees, Folio Magazine, HOW Design Award

Work experience

Senior Editor

Meredith Corporation (formerly Time Inc
February, 2014 – Present (over 5 years)

Senior Editor

Penguin Random House
September, 2008 – June, 2013 (over 4 years)

Portfolio (11 selected works)

The Real Simple Method to Organizing Every Room: And How To Keep It That Way

The Editors of Real Simple

Rein in the chaos and regain control of your space. Whether you live in a small space or a large one, Real Simple has the best why-didn't-I-think-of-that advice for creating—and keeping—an easy, stylish, organized home. This practical and inspiring handbook covers everything from how to pare down to cleaning in way less time; from savvy storage solutions to apps that make organizing a snap; fr... read more

Rein in the chaos and regain control of your space. Whether you live in a small space or a large one, Real Simple has the best why-didn't-I-think-of-that advice for creating—and keeping—an easy, stylish, organized home. This practical and inspiring handbook covers everything from how to pare down to cleaning in way less time; from savvy storage solutions to apps that make organizing a snap; fr... read more

Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants (Sunset)

Robin Stockwell

Inspiring, practical and richly photographed, this comprehensive guide offers creative ideas and DIY projects using beautiful low-maintenance, water-wise plants Succulents are the ultimate easy-care plant: versatile, effortless to grow both indoors and outdoors, and drought tolerant. From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highligh... read more

Inspiring, practical and richly photographed, this comprehensive guide offers creative ideas and DIY projects using beautiful low-maintenance, water-wise plants Succulents are the ultimate easy-care plant: versatile, effortless to grow both indoors and outdoors, and drought tolerant. From Aloe and Agaves, to Senecio and Taciveria, this handbook by leading garden expert Robin Stockwell highligh... read more

100% Real: 100 Insanely Good Recipes for Clean Food Made Fresh

Sam Talbot

Celebrated chef and healthy-living expert Sam Talbot shows us how to make wildly delicious, nourishing food—using healthy, wholesome ingredients.Bursting with 100 whole-food recipes and down-to-earth advice about clean eating, this cookbook proves that eating 100% real food is an enjoyable choice you can make every day. Chef Sam Talbot’s nourishing dishes are overflowing with natural flavor an... read more

Celebrated chef and healthy-living expert Sam Talbot shows us how to make wildly delicious, nourishing food—using healthy, wholesome ingredients.Bursting with 100 whole-food recipes and down-to-earth advice about clean eating, this cookbook proves that eating 100% real food is an enjoyable choice you can make every day. Chef Sam Talbot’s nourishing dishes are overflowing with natural flavor an... read more

Real Simple Find Your Balance: Creating a Calm and Happier Life

The Editors of Real Simple

Simple strategies to help you create a calm and happier lifeHow can you pull off life’s daily juggling act just a little better? Discover the best ways to slow down, erase stress, and bring mindfulness into your life. This new Special Edition from the editors of Real Simple magazine is designed to inspire you to feel more relaxed and purposeful. Articles and stories include invaluable tips for... read more

Simple strategies to help you create a calm and happier lifeHow can you pull off life’s daily juggling act just a little better? Discover the best ways to slow down, erase stress, and bring mindfulness into your life. This new Special Edition from the editors of Real Simple magazine is designed to inspire you to feel more relaxed and purposeful. Articles and stories include invaluable tips for... read more

Damn Delicious

Rhee, Chungah

The debut cookbook by the creator of the wildly popular blog Damn Delicious proves that quick and easy doesn't have to mean boring.Blogger Chungah Rhee has attracted millions of devoted fans with recipes that are undeniable 'keepers'-each one so simple, so easy, and so flavor-packed, that you reach for them busy night after busy night. In Damn Delicious, she shares exclusive new recipes as wel... read more

The debut cookbook by the creator of the wildly popular blog Damn Delicious proves that quick and easy doesn't have to mean boring.Blogger Chungah Rhee has attracted millions of devoted fans with recipes that are undeniable 'keepers'-each one so simple, so easy, and so flavor-packed, that you reach for them busy night after busy night. In Damn Delicious, she shares exclusive new recipes as wel... read more

The Handbuilt Home

Ana White

Create a Beautiful, Modern Home with One-of-a-Kind DIY FurnitureBeds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more! It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensible collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit. As a young mom on a tight budget, A... read more

Create a Beautiful, Modern Home with One-of-a-Kind DIY FurnitureBeds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more! It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensible collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit. As a young mom on a tight budget, A... read more

Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand

Rebecca Thuss, Patrick Farrell

Paper Flowers are Always in Season Make playful party decorations, luscious bouquets, and sophisticated floral centerpieces with inexpensive tissue and crepe paper. Paper to Petal walks you through the easy basics of transforming simple materials into a vibrant display of fanciful handmade blooms suitable for every occasion. Design experts Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell inspire you to get c... read more

Paper Flowers are Always in Season Make playful party decorations, luscious bouquets, and sophisticated floral centerpieces with inexpensive tissue and crepe paper. Paper to Petal walks you through the easy basics of transforming simple materials into a vibrant display of fanciful handmade blooms suitable for every occasion. Design experts Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell inspire you to get c... read more

Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas

Amit Gupta, Kelly Jensen

A photo, an idea, and simple crafting skills are all you need to transform your pictures into useful, fun, giftable art. With clear DIY instructions, Photojojo! by Amit Gupta and Kelly Jensen shows you how to turn your forgotten photos into ingenious photo projects. Do you have lots of pics of friends and family you want to show off? Make a sleek, stylish photo display rail so you can change t... read more

A photo, an idea, and simple crafting skills are all you need to transform your pictures into useful, fun, giftable art. With clear DIY instructions, Photojojo! by Amit Gupta and Kelly Jensen shows you how to turn your forgotten photos into ingenious photo projects. Do you have lots of pics of friends and family you want to show off? Make a sleek, stylish photo display rail so you can change t... read more

In God's Name: Wisdom From the World's Great Spiritual Leaders

Who is God? What is death? What is worth dying for? How do you explain fanaticism and violence waged in the name of God? Candid responses and profound comments by the world’s great spiritual leaders are accompanied by magnificent, never-before-published images of these wise men and women, as well as ordinary people engaged in religious practices around the world. Their voices span geographical... read more

Who is God? What is death? What is worth dying for? How do you explain fanaticism and violence waged in the name of God? Candid responses and profound comments by the world’s great spiritual leaders are accompanied by magnificent, never-before-published images of these wise men and women, as well as ordinary people engaged in religious practices around the world. Their voices span geographical... read more

Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor

Linda Wells, Editors of Allure

Published to coincide with "Allure" magazine's 15th anniversary, the editor-in-chief shares the best tips, tricks, and secrets she has acquired on the job.

Published to coincide with "Allure" magazine's 15th anniversary, the editor-in-chief shares the best tips, tricks, and secrets she has acquired on the job.

Monkey Portraits

Jill Greenberg

Jill Greenberg offers a fascinating, funny, and all-too-human collection of celebrity monkey and ape portraits. Each of these 76 amazing anthropomorphic photographs will remind readers of someone they know.

Jill Greenberg offers a fascinating, funny, and all-too-human collection of celebrity monkey and ape portraits. Each of these 76 amazing anthropomorphic photographs will remind readers of someone they know.

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