Brittany Wason

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Rye, United States

Experienced nonfiction editor and proofreader.

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I was the Senior Editor for an independent gift book publisher for several years, where I worked with many genres and bestselling authors. My experience is centered around editing nonfiction, 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.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Education & Reference
Nature

Certifications

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

Work experience

Senior Editor and Editorial Manager

Cider Mill Press Book Publishers
August, 2015 – March, 2018 (over 2 years)

Project manage over 70 books per year, copyedit and proofread, organize manuscripts for copyediting and design, write missing pieces of books and marketing copy as needed.

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 (13 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

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

The Sunday Dinner Cookbook: Over 250 Modern American Classics to Share with Family and Friends

Cider Mill Press

With more than 250 recipes from our family to yours, The Sunday Dinner Cookbook revives family dinner with nostalgic menus throughout the year! This gorgeous, gift-quality tome was featured in the 2017 City Book Review Gift Guide!Designed for a new and inventive meal for any week of the year, The Sunday Dinner Cookbook brings back classic and nostalgic meals to the modern family! This charming... read more

With more than 250 recipes from our family to yours, The Sunday Dinner Cookbook revives family dinner with nostalgic menus throughout the year! This gorgeous, gift-quality tome was featured in the 2017 City Book Review Gift Guide!Designed for a new and inventive meal for any week of the year, The Sunday Dinner Cookbook brings back classic and nostalgic meals to the modern family! This charming... read more

Margaritas (The Art of Entertaining)

Mamie Fennimore

Add a citrusy twist to your gatherings and parties with over 101 Margarita recipes!Margaritas presents the ultimate handbook of over 101 recipes for making this festive and popular cocktail. Learn about this citrusy cocktail’s Mexican origins and its journey to the United States and the rest of the world. Whether you prefer your drink frozen or on the rocks, Margaritas provides plenty of ways ... read more

Add a citrusy twist to your gatherings and parties with over 101 Margarita recipes!Margaritas presents the ultimate handbook of over 101 recipes for making this festive and popular cocktail. Learn about this citrusy cocktail’s Mexican origins and its journey to the United States and the rest of the world. Whether you prefer your drink frozen or on the rocks, Margaritas provides plenty of ways ... read more

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

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Jackie P, May 2017

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