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Brittany Wason

Brittany Wason - Editor

Rye, United States

Experienced children's and nonfiction editor and proofreader.

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I’m the associate editor for Cider Mill Press, a distribution client of Simon & Schuster, where I work with many genres and authors, including New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Copeland and New York Times bestselling Illustrator Charles Santore. My experience is centered around editing children’s nonfiction and illustrated picture books, along with cooking, lifestyle, and how-to books. I’ve seen all sides of publishing, from sales to production, which has allowed me to work with the big picture in mind. I believe that a fresh set of eyes on a manuscript can reveal not only errors but also the book’s true potential. I love puns, the serial comma, and holding a freshly printed book in my hands.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Education & Reference Nature
Fiction
Children's Picture Books

Certifications

  • Certification in Editing, University of California, Berkeley
  • MFA in Creative Writing, Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA

Work experience

Associate Editor and Publicity Manager

Cider Mill Press Book Publishers
August, 2015 – Present (over 2 years)

Project manage over 50 books per year, write copy for book covers and press releases, copyedit and proofread, compile and organize manuscripts for copyediting and design.

Author Testimonials:
CYNTHIA COPELAND
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
“Brittany Wason is a top-notch, detail-oriented editor (who is also a lovely person). Brittany is utterly unflappable and easily manages many projects at once, anticipating issues even before they arise and communicating with authors at every stage. She is an absolute gem. I would recommend her without hesitation for any project.”

SHANE CARLEY
AUTHOR, THE HOME BARTENDER, RED CUP NATION, THE MASON JAR COCKTAIL COMPANION
“Brittany is exactly the sort of manager that any writer loves to work with. On top of everything, but not a micromanager. Focused on the details, but not lost in them. Able to see the big picture, but not overwhelmed by it. Working with Brittany, I know that if I let something slip through the cracks she will absolutely be there to catch it.”

Assistant Director of Education and Children’s Programs

Book Passage Bookstore
July, 2014 – May, 2015 (10 months)

I hosted visiting bestselling authors and writers, publicized upcoming children and teen events, supervised two children’s book groups, proofed the bi-monthly company’s newsletter, and recommended titles to customers based on interest and reading level.

Writing Lecturer

Saint Mary's College of California
April, 2013 – March, 2015 (almost 2 years)

Poetry Editor

MARY: A Journal of New Writing
August, 2012 – May, 2014 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (19 selected works)

The New Single Malt Whiskey: More Than 325 Bottles, From 197 Distilleries, in More Than 25 Countries

The most definitive guide to the new revolution in single malt whiskey across the globe, complete with cocktail recipes, bottle reviews, tasting notes, distiller interviews, and contributions from award winning experts!The Most Dynamic Chapter in the History of Whiskey is Being Written Now! THE NEW SINGLE MALT is the only book on the market devoted solely to new world Single Malt Whiskeys and ... read more

The most definitive guide to the new revolution in single malt whiskey across the globe, complete with cocktail recipes, bottle reviews, tasting notes, distiller interviews, and contributions from award winning experts!The Most Dynamic Chapter in the History of Whiskey is Being Written Now! THE NEW SINGLE MALT is the only book on the market devoted solely to new world Single Malt Whiskeys and ... read more

Stump the Grown-Up

Applesauce Press

Baffle your teacher, stump your mom, perplex your grandpa, and confound your big brother with hundreds of awesome trivia questions that only kids know the answers to!Know-it-alls beware! Grown-ups may think they have all the answers, but I bet you know a lot more than they do about dinosaurs, outer space, geography, and even technology! Now’s the time to find out just how smart your parents re... read more

Baffle your teacher, stump your mom, perplex your grandpa, and confound your big brother with hundreds of awesome trivia questions that only kids know the answers to!Know-it-alls beware! Grown-ups may think they have all the answers, but I bet you know a lot more than they do about dinosaurs, outer space, geography, and even technology! Now’s the time to find out just how smart your parents re... read more

Rubs: Over 100 Recipes for the Perfect Sauces, Marinades, and Seasonings

John Whalen III

Take your meal to the next level with a mouthwatering rub, sauce, or marinade from this ultimate flavor-packed cookbook, and soak in all the compliments! Dress up every meal with some extra flavor from Rubs! Home cooks with any level of experience can recreate these mouthwatering recipes for every cooking occasion or event, with shopping lists and entertainment tips to match.

Take your meal to the next level with a mouthwatering rub, sauce, or marinade from this ultimate flavor-packed cookbook, and soak in all the compliments! Dress up every meal with some extra flavor from Rubs! Home cooks with any level of experience can recreate these mouthwatering recipes for every cooking occasion or event, with shopping lists and entertainment tips to match.

The Cast Iron Baking Book: More Than 175 Delicious Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Collection

Dominique DeVito

The complete guide to baking delicious desserts, savory breads, and delectable treats with any tool in your cast-iron collection!Cookbook author Dominique DeVito presents a mouthwatering collection of over 175 recipes, perfect for your cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven. Complete with gorgeous, full-color photographs and a wide range of baking recipes covering breakfast pastries, decadent dessert... read more

The complete guide to baking delicious desserts, savory breads, and delectable treats with any tool in your cast-iron collection!Cookbook author Dominique DeVito presents a mouthwatering collection of over 175 recipes, perfect for your cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven. Complete with gorgeous, full-color photographs and a wide range of baking recipes covering breakfast pastries, decadent dessert... read more

Shakespeare's Sonnets: The Complete Illustrated Edition

William Shakespeare

The First-Ever, Fully Illustrated Collector's Edition of William Shakespeare's Celebrated Sonnets!In celebration of the momentous 400th annversary of William Shakespeare's death in April 2016, this enhanced edition of Shakepeare's Sonnets features gorgeous full-color artwork throughout that brings The Bard's timeless words to life like never before!

The First-Ever, Fully Illustrated Collector's Edition of William Shakespeare's Celebrated Sonnets!In celebration of the momentous 400th annversary of William Shakespeare's death in April 2016, this enhanced edition of Shakepeare's Sonnets features gorgeous full-color artwork throughout that brings The Bard's timeless words to life like never before!

Untimely Demise: A Miscellany of Murder

William Dylan Powell

The dastardly details of 365 fascinating, ritualistic, and just plain bizarre ways people have murdered one another throughout history are revealed in this darkly humorous, illustrated miscellany of murder.Killed with a toilet? Deadly belt buckles? Sexed to death? Untimely Demise: A Miscellany of Murder is a darkly comedic exploration of the 365 most fascinating ways people have offed one anot... read more

The dastardly details of 365 fascinating, ritualistic, and just plain bizarre ways people have murdered one another throughout history are revealed in this darkly humorous, illustrated miscellany of murder.Killed with a toilet? Deadly belt buckles? Sexed to death? Untimely Demise: A Miscellany of Murder is a darkly comedic exploration of the 365 most fascinating ways people have offed one anot... read more

Family Fun Night: Second Edition

Cynthia L. Copeland

From New York Times bestselling parenting book author Cynthia Copeland comes a fully updated edition of FAMILY FUN NIGHT, featuring a year's worth of great ideas that foster family togetherness!More than ever, family time faces stiff competition from other activities that appeal to kids: video games and iPhone apps, texting, and social media. FAMILY FUN NIGHT offers the antidote: Tips and advi... read more

From New York Times bestselling parenting book author Cynthia Copeland comes a fully updated edition of FAMILY FUN NIGHT, featuring a year's worth of great ideas that foster family togetherness!More than ever, family time faces stiff competition from other activities that appeal to kids: video games and iPhone apps, texting, and social media. FAMILY FUN NIGHT offers the antidote: Tips and advi... read more

The Cuban Cigar Handbook: The Discerning Aficionado’s Guide to the Best Cuban Cigars in the World

The Most Definitive Guide to Cuban Cigars!For more than two centuries, Cuban cigars have been heralded as the best cigars in the world. More than just a cigar, they're an art form, with tobacco growers and hand-rollers considered artists. Today, there are more than 200 varieties to discover, and this essential guide highlights each one. Featuring insights from industry experts like Gary Korb a... read more

The Most Definitive Guide to Cuban Cigars!For more than two centuries, Cuban cigars have been heralded as the best cigars in the world. More than just a cigar, they're an art form, with tobacco growers and hand-rollers considered artists. Today, there are more than 200 varieties to discover, and this essential guide highlights each one. Featuring insights from industry experts like Gary Korb a... read more

How to Build a Fire: A Field Guide to Making Fire and Keeping It Burning

J. Scott Donahue

Master the art of building and maintaining a fire, indoors or outside—from the perfect kindling to safety tips—in this fun and definitive new field guide!This little field guide makes the art of fire building easy, accessible, and fun, featuring tips for finding, identifying, and gathering the best kindling; how to find, chop, stack, and haul wood; the best methods and safety practices for bui... read more

Master the art of building and maintaining a fire, indoors or outside—from the perfect kindling to safety tips—in this fun and definitive new field guide!This little field guide makes the art of fire building easy, accessible, and fun, featuring tips for finding, identifying, and gathering the best kindling; how to find, chop, stack, and haul wood; the best methods and safety practices for bui... read more

Cast Iron Pies: 101 Delicious Pie Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Cookware

Dominique DeVito

An elegant presentation of more than 100 sweet and savory pies tailor-made for everyone’s favorite cooking tool—the cast-iron skillet!You don’t have to limit your pie-baking to just apple pies (though we do give you an A+ apple pie recipe)! Cast-Iron Pies presents more than 100 perfect pie recipes, ranging from fruit pies to cream pies, hand pies to quiches, and everything in between! Each rec... read more

An elegant presentation of more than 100 sweet and savory pies tailor-made for everyone’s favorite cooking tool—the cast-iron skillet!You don’t have to limit your pie-baking to just apple pies (though we do give you an A+ apple pie recipe)! Cast-Iron Pies presents more than 100 perfect pie recipes, ranging from fruit pies to cream pies, hand pies to quiches, and everything in between! Each rec... read more

True Facts That Sound Like Bullshit: 500 Bits of Insane-But-True Crap That Will Shock Your Friends, and Impress Everyone

Shane Carley

Prove your awesomeness—or bolster your stockpile of conversation starters! Either way, prove you’re the smartest asshole in the room with over 500 absurdly real facts!Impress your friends, stump your bartender, and crush the pub trivia competition! With over 500 absurdly true facts on everything from hippo sweat to nematodes (don’t ask), T. rex jaws to stars in the galaxy, you’re sure to disco... read more

Prove your awesomeness—or bolster your stockpile of conversation starters! Either way, prove you’re the smartest asshole in the room with over 500 absurdly real facts!Impress your friends, stump your bartender, and crush the pub trivia competition! With over 500 absurdly true facts on everything from hippo sweat to nematodes (don’t ask), T. rex jaws to stars in the galaxy, you’re sure to disco... read more

50 Ways to Save the Honey Bees (and Change the World)

J. Scott Donahue

Help save the bees – and the world – with these simple and considerate ways! For decades, bees and bee colonies have been disappearing around the world, worrying beekeepers, ecologists and farmers. But it’s easy help save and revitalize your local bees, as well as the local ecosystem, with these 50 ways. Simple contributions can start with sharing a link on social media or buying local, organi... read more

Help save the bees – and the world – with these simple and considerate ways! For decades, bees and bee colonies have been disappearing around the world, worrying beekeepers, ecologists and farmers. But it’s easy help save and revitalize your local bees, as well as the local ecosystem, with these 50 ways. Simple contributions can start with sharing a link on social media or buying local, organi... read more

Message in a Bottle

Susan K Hom

This exciting kit includes everything you’ll need to send a message out to sea, with a bottle, tracking website and waterproof logbook, making it the perfect summer activity that is both fun and educational! This new edition of the popular, hands-on kit is the perfect way for kids to learn about oceans and ecology! Written by Susan K. Hom with one of the world's leading oceanographers from the... read more

This exciting kit includes everything you’ll need to send a message out to sea, with a bottle, tracking website and waterproof logbook, making it the perfect summer activity that is both fun and educational! This new edition of the popular, hands-on kit is the perfect way for kids to learn about oceans and ecology! Written by Susan K. Hom with one of the world's leading oceanographers from the... read more

How to Text Girls

Kelli Dunham

From the publisher that brought you THE BOY'S BODY BOOK–the bestselling handbook for adolescent boys–comes an all-new guide to friendship, crushes, texting, and social media, for the modern, tech-savvy pre-teen!This fun and accessible illustrated guide is for preteens who are ready to take their first steps into the unchartered territory of crushes, social media, and texting in the digital age... read more

From the publisher that brought you THE BOY'S BODY BOOK–the bestselling handbook for adolescent boys–comes an all-new guide to friendship, crushes, texting, and social media, for the modern, tech-savvy pre-teen!This fun and accessible illustrated guide is for preteens who are ready to take their first steps into the unchartered territory of crushes, social media, and texting in the digital age... read more

The Night Before Christmas: The Heirloom Edition

Clement C. Moore

The #1 New York Times bestselling edition of THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS now includes a special audio CD featuring an enchanting performance of the beloved poem by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges! Jeff Bridges brings The Night Before Christmas to life like never before with his iconic voice! This new family heirloom edition of The Night Before Christmas comes with a special reading of the poe... read more

The #1 New York Times bestselling edition of THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS now includes a special audio CD featuring an enchanting performance of the beloved poem by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges! Jeff Bridges brings The Night Before Christmas to life like never before with his iconic voice! This new family heirloom edition of The Night Before Christmas comes with a special reading of the poe... read more

Discovering Sharks

Donna Potter Parham

With a unique book cover that looks and feels like actual shark skin, DISCOVERING SHARKS is the ultimate guide to the fiercest, most fascinating predators that lurk the ocean deep!This action-packed, full-color book features dozens of different types of sharks, with captivating photographs and illustrations throughout. From the Great White to the Hammerhead, learn about those razor-sharp teeth... read more

With a unique book cover that looks and feels like actual shark skin, DISCOVERING SHARKS is the ultimate guide to the fiercest, most fascinating predators that lurk the ocean deep!This action-packed, full-color book features dozens of different types of sharks, with captivating photographs and illustrations throughout. From the Great White to the Hammerhead, learn about those razor-sharp teeth... read more

The Nutcracker (The Classic Edition)

E.T.A. Hoffman

A stunning new heirloom edition of the beloved holiday story that inspired the classic Christmastime ballet, reimagined for children with lavish illustrations by Christina Hess.This beloved children’s classic promises to be the must-read bedtime book for your family this holiday season. Featuring whimsical artwork by Christina Hess, fantastical characters will dance across the pages as you rea... read more

A stunning new heirloom edition of the beloved holiday story that inspired the classic Christmastime ballet, reimagined for children with lavish illustrations by Christina Hess.This beloved children’s classic promises to be the must-read bedtime book for your family this holiday season. Featuring whimsical artwork by Christina Hess, fantastical characters will dance across the pages as you rea... read more

Discovering Bugs

The most innovative and exciting new book on the world's most spellbinding bugs, featuring an in-your-face look at more than fifty fascinating insects—as if through a magnifying glass!Zoom in on the coolest bugs in the world, crawling the forest floor alongside beetles and ants, and flying the skies with bees and dragonflies. Discovering Bugs makes you feel as if you’re looking through a micro... read more

The most innovative and exciting new book on the world's most spellbinding bugs, featuring an in-your-face look at more than fifty fascinating insects—as if through a magnifying glass!Zoom in on the coolest bugs in the world, crawling the forest floor alongside beetles and ants, and flying the skies with bees and dragonflies. Discovering Bugs makes you feel as if you’re looking through a micro... read more

Kid Millionaire

Matthew Eliot

Start Small—But Think BIG. Start saving and investing now, and you could be a millionaire before you know it!THE KID MILLIONAIRE is a commonsense, practical guide for helping kids discover the easy and empowering ways they can turn a small amount of money into a potentially large sum. Before it’s even time to launch a lemonade stand or a lawn-mowing business, this book will teach kids how to t... read more

Start Small—But Think BIG. Start saving and investing now, and you could be a millionaire before you know it!THE KID MILLIONAIRE is a commonsense, practical guide for helping kids discover the easy and empowering ways they can turn a small amount of money into a potentially large sum. Before it’s even time to launch a lemonade stand or a lawn-mowing business, this book will teach kids how to t... read more

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Jackie P

Excellent service for a reasonable cost. Extremely helpful and pleasant to work with.

, May 2017

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