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Clare Sayer

Clare Sayer - Editor

London, United Kingdom

A freelance copy-editor and proofreader specialising in cookery, craft and other lifestyle titles.

Overview

I am a meticulous freelance editor, with over 20 years experience in illustrated non-fiction, particularly cookery and craft, although I am happy to tackle most subject areas. I can consider both large and small jobs, from project managing, structural editing and ghost writing to copy-editing and proofreading.

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

Work experience

Freelance editor

Clare Sayer

August, 2012 – Present (over 4 years)

Publishing Manager

Cico Books

January, 2012 – August, 2012 (7 months)

I assisted the Publisher in commissioning Cico's craft, interiors and cookery list, managed a team of editors and project-managed a number of titles.

Publisher

New Holland Publishers

October, 2000 – December, 2011 (about 11 years)

I was responsible for developing and managing New Holland's lifestyle programme in the areas of cookery, craft, gardening and self-sufficiency.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Crumb: The Baking Book

Ruby Tandoh

This is a major new talent in food writing, from the publishers of Nigella Lawson: Great British Bake Off finalist, Guardian and Elle columnist, Ruby Tandoh. A joyful, passionate baking book that focuses on flavour, not frippery, and rediscovers the simple pleasures of baking. Crumb is about flavour, first and foremost - a celebration of the simple joy of baking. Ruby's recipes delight in new ... read more

This is a major new talent in food writing, from the publishers of Nigella Lawson: Great British Bake Off finalist, Guardian and Elle columnist, Ruby Tandoh. A joyful, passionate baking book that focuses on flavour, not frippery, and rediscovers the simple pleasures of baking. Crumb is about flavour, first and foremost - a celebration of the simple joy of baking. Ruby's recipes delight in new ... read more

Tapas Revolution

Omar Allibhoy

Omar Allibhoy is the new face of Spanish cooking: he’s charismatic, effusive, passionate, and wants to bring Spanish food to the people of the UK. Tapas Revolution is the breakthrough book on simple Spanish cookery. Using everyday store-cupboard ingredients, Omar offers a new take on the classic tortilla de patatas, making this iconic dish easier than ever, and brings a twist to pinchos moruno... read more

Omar Allibhoy is the new face of Spanish cooking: he’s charismatic, effusive, passionate, and wants to bring Spanish food to the people of the UK. Tapas Revolution is the breakthrough book on simple Spanish cookery. Using everyday store-cupboard ingredients, Omar offers a new take on the classic tortilla de patatas, making this iconic dish easier than ever, and brings a twist to pinchos moruno... read more

My Family Kitchen

Sophie Thompson

These fun and easy-to-follow recipes include Sophie's own inventions but also recipes from family and friends collected over many years, including a chocolate truffle recipe from Penelope Keith, given to her as a child. Each recipe is accompanied by a snippet from Sophie, which allows readers to understand why the dish is special to her. Alongside the food photography are old photos and scrap ... read more

These fun and easy-to-follow recipes include Sophie's own inventions but also recipes from family and friends collected over many years, including a chocolate truffle recipe from Penelope Keith, given to her as a child. Each recipe is accompanied by a snippet from Sophie, which allows readers to understand why the dish is special to her. Alongside the food photography are old photos and scrap ... read more

Brilliant Bread

James Morton

James Morton was surely the people's favorite to win 2012's Great British Bake Off series—with his Fairisle jumpers and eccentric showstoppers, this soft-spoken Scottish medical student won the viewers' hearts, if not the trophy. James's real passion is bread-making. He is fascinated by the science of it, the taste of it, the making of it. And in Brilliant Bread he communicates that passion to... read more

James Morton was surely the people's favorite to win 2012's Great British Bake Off series—with his Fairisle jumpers and eccentric showstoppers, this soft-spoken Scottish medical student won the viewers' hearts, if not the trophy. James's real passion is bread-making. He is fascinated by the science of it, the taste of it, the making of it. And in Brilliant Bread he communicates that passion to... read more

Sunshine on a Plate

Shelina Permalloo

In 2012, over 6.5 million viewers watched Shelina triumph in the MasterChef final: with her instinctive spicing and intense flavors, she brought Mauritian food to TV for the first time, inspiring legions of home cooks to try out her recipes at home. Mauritius is a melting pot of cultures, and Shelina's food reflects that, encompassing Creole, French, Indian, African, British, and Chinese influ... read more

In 2012, over 6.5 million viewers watched Shelina triumph in the MasterChef final: with her instinctive spicing and intense flavors, she brought Mauritian food to TV for the first time, inspiring legions of home cooks to try out her recipes at home. Mauritius is a melting pot of cultures, and Shelina's food reflects that, encompassing Creole, French, Indian, African, British, and Chinese influ... read more

Novelty Knits: 35 Fun & Fabulous Jumpers

Gyles Brandreth, Saethryd Brandreth

Novelty jumpers are firmly back in fashion and now you can make your own - give them to friends and family, or keep them for yourself. Famous for the distinctive jumpers he wore on breakfast television in the 1970s and 80s, Gyles Brandreth, together with his daughter Saethryd, has designed new, modern patterns and brought to life some of the classic designs of his past. All will get your finge... read more

Novelty jumpers are firmly back in fashion and now you can make your own - give them to friends and family, or keep them for yourself. Famous for the distinctive jumpers he wore on breakfast television in the 1970s and 80s, Gyles Brandreth, together with his daughter Saethryd, has designed new, modern patterns and brought to life some of the classic designs of his past. All will get your finge... read more

The Little Book of Lunch

Caroline Craig, Sophie Missing

The Little Book of Lunch is filled with delicious and simple recipes for the working person's packed lunch box. It is for anyone who has found themselves staring at the shelves in their local sandwich chain or their work canteen with a growling stomach and sinking feeling. The Little Book of Lunch has clever approaches to classics making them easy for transportation; meals that taste delicious... read more

The Little Book of Lunch is filled with delicious and simple recipes for the working person's packed lunch box. It is for anyone who has found themselves staring at the shelves in their local sandwich chain or their work canteen with a growling stomach and sinking feeling. The Little Book of Lunch has clever approaches to classics making them easy for transportation; meals that taste delicious... read more

My First Bicycle Book: A Fun Guide to Bicycles and Cycling Activities for Children Aged 7 Ages +

Susan Akass

Find out all you need to know about getting started with cycling with My First Bicycle Book! All the basics are covered, from choosing which kind of bicycle is right for you to all the equipment and clothes you'll need to be comfortable and stay safe. You'll learn about looking after your bicycle - stepby- step instructions will guide you through pumping up tyres, lubricating and replacing the... read more

Find out all you need to know about getting started with cycling with My First Bicycle Book! All the basics are covered, from choosing which kind of bicycle is right for you to all the equipment and clothes you'll need to be comfortable and stay safe. You'll learn about looking after your bicycle - stepby- step instructions will guide you through pumping up tyres, lubricating and replacing the... read more

Sew Fabulous: Inspiring Ideas to Bring the Joy of Sewing to Your Home

Stuart Hillard

Stuart Hillard reached the semi-final of BBC2's GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE, bringing a fantastic sense of invention, passion, creativity and style to all things fabric. Stuart's first love is sewing for the home - transforming everything from tablecloths, cushions and curtains to garden chairs and quilts. He is an enthusiastic home sewer and teacher and his mission is to make sewing for the home... read more

Stuart Hillard reached the semi-final of BBC2's GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE, bringing a fantastic sense of invention, passion, creativity and style to all things fabric. Stuart's first love is sewing for the home - transforming everything from tablecloths, cushions and curtains to garden chairs and quilts. He is an enthusiastic home sewer and teacher and his mission is to make sewing for the home... read more

Make Your Own Lampshades: 35 Original Shades to Make for Table Lamps, Ceiling Lights and More

Elizabeth Cake

Add drama, warmth and fun to your lighting, with these original shades to make. Lighting is one of the most important elements of a room's decorating scheme, yet many of us opt for a plain fabric shade for that table lamp or pendant ceiling light. This fabulous new book from lampshade designer Elizabeth Cake shows you how a beautiful and unique lampshade can completely transform a room, with 3... read more

Add drama, warmth and fun to your lighting, with these original shades to make. Lighting is one of the most important elements of a room's decorating scheme, yet many of us opt for a plain fabric shade for that table lamp or pendant ceiling light. This fabulous new book from lampshade designer Elizabeth Cake shows you how a beautiful and unique lampshade can completely transform a room, with 3... read more

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