Brittany Wason

Brittany Wason – Editor

Experienced cookbook editor and proofreader with a background in nonfiction publishing.


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.
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Education & Reference Nature
English (US)
  • Certification in Editing, University of California, Berkeley
  • MFA in Creative Writing, Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA

Work experience

Cider Mill Press Book Publishers

Aug, 2015 — Mar, 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:
“Brittany 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.”

“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.”

The Music Hall

Apr, 2018 — Present

Produces literary series across venues and online platforms, about 20 events a year. Duties include pitching, booking, advancing, hosting, and reporting on events, occasionally interviewing guest authors. Authors booked include: Malcolm Gladwell, Nina Totenberg, John Irving, Hoda Kotb, and Samantha Power.
Writes and edits content for web, social media, magazine, and print materials. Manages press and media partnerships. Creates marketing plans and materials for event promotion.

Book Passage Bookstore

Jul, 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.

Saint Mary's College of California

Apr, 2013 — Mar, 2015 (almost 2 years)

MARY: A Journal of New Writing

Aug, 2012 — May, 2014 (over 1 year)


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 t... 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 inventi... 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 wel... 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 5... 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 pres... 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 findi... 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... 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 act... 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 de... read more
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 ful... 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 Dut... read more
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... 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 o... read more

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Jackie P.

Jackie P.

May, 2017

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

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