Margaret Daniels

Margaret Daniels - Editor

Overland Park, KS, USA

Copy editor and proofreader looking to help make your literary dreams come true!

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Overview

Since I was five years old, I have been looking for the mistakes in writing. Now I see them everywhere I go, even in books that have several editions under their belts!

I have worked in the publishing industry for my entire career, with a heavy emphasis on refining and perfecting manuscripts on the way to becoming books. I have managed and copyedited or proofread over 100 titles over 5+ years, in genres ranging from fantasy to poetry, from comic books to survival guides. The more challenging the project (cookbooks), the better!

Both professionally and through my degree in Communication, I have edited and written copy for marketing materials, presentations, and websites. Additionally, I have copyedited syndicated features including crosswords, advice columns, and comic strips.

I pride myself on my thoroughness and time management ability. I guarantee that projects will be completed on deadline and you will be satisfied with my work.

I look forward to helping you put your best foot forward.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Inspirational

Certifications

  • Copyediting

Work experience

Production Editor

Andrews McMeel Universal
May, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

Managing Editor

AAPC Publishing
June, 2015 – April, 2017 (almost 2 years)

Portfolio (15 selected works)

The Pasta Friday Cookbook: Let's Eat Together

Allison Arevalo

Community. Connections. Comfort.52 pasta recipes. 16 seasonal salads. A year of gathering around the table to share a meal, strengthen bonds, and make memories. Pasta Friday is a weekly pasta tradition that turns neighbors into friends, and friends into family. Restauranteur and food writer Allison Arevalo shows you how to start your own tradition by cooking comforting, delicious pasta dishes ... read more

Community. Connections. Comfort.52 pasta recipes. 16 seasonal salads. A year of gathering around the table to share a meal, strengthen bonds, and make memories. Pasta Friday is a weekly pasta tradition that turns neighbors into friends, and friends into family. Restauranteur and food writer Allison Arevalo shows you how to start your own tradition by cooking comforting, delicious pasta dishes ... read more

Shining: Ole Smoky Moonshine Family Cookbook

Jessi Baker

This new cookbook from internationally popular Ole Smoky Moonshine blends craft moonshine and Appalachia history with 65 family recipes in one delicious Southern package.In 2009, the Tennesse law changed and suddenly it was legal to make, distill, and sell the infamous bootlegger’s hooch, moonshine. Steeped in rich family history, the Bakers started their business, which now retails globally a... read more

This new cookbook from internationally popular Ole Smoky Moonshine blends craft moonshine and Appalachia history with 65 family recipes in one delicious Southern package.In 2009, the Tennesse law changed and suddenly it was legal to make, distill, and sell the infamous bootlegger’s hooch, moonshine. Steeped in rich family history, the Bakers started their business, which now retails globally a... read more

Baking Artisan Bread with Natural Starters

Mark Friend

For over twenty years, Kansas Citians have enjoyed the full-bodied, wholesome flavor of Farm to Market Bread. Now readers can learn to bake their own artisanal sourdough, levain, rye, and biga at home. In four clearly organized chapters, Farm to Market bread master Mark Friend guides aspiring bakers from starter to warm, aromatic finish. After you master the four core recipes, there are variat... read more

For over twenty years, Kansas Citians have enjoyed the full-bodied, wholesome flavor of Farm to Market Bread. Now readers can learn to bake their own artisanal sourdough, levain, rye, and biga at home. In four clearly organized chapters, Farm to Market bread master Mark Friend guides aspiring bakers from starter to warm, aromatic finish. After you master the four core recipes, there are variat... read more

Hidden Heartbreak

Emma Lee

From the popular Instagram project, @HiddenHeartbreak, comes a book for anyone who's had to get over an ex, offering honesty, laughter, and a reminder that you're not alone.Hidden Heartbreak follows the progression of a doomed relationship from blissful beginning to devastating end, capturing the all-encompassing and blinding euphoria of love as well as the crushing doubt and disappointment th... read more

From the popular Instagram project, @HiddenHeartbreak, comes a book for anyone who's had to get over an ex, offering honesty, laughter, and a reminder that you're not alone.Hidden Heartbreak follows the progression of a doomed relationship from blissful beginning to devastating end, capturing the all-encompassing and blinding euphoria of love as well as the crushing doubt and disappointment th... read more

Lupin Leaps In: A Breaking Cat News Adventure

Georgia Dunn

Lupin Leaps In is a brand-new comic collection for middle grade readers! This just in: Three adorable house cats are reporting the most hilarious breaking news! Based on author/illustrator Georgia Dunn’s real-life pets, Elvis, Lupin, and Puck strap on neckties and pick up microphones to provide the most up-to-date relevant news stories (at least according to them).Picking up where they last le... read more

Lupin Leaps In is a brand-new comic collection for middle grade readers! This just in: Three adorable house cats are reporting the most hilarious breaking news! Based on author/illustrator Georgia Dunn’s real-life pets, Elvis, Lupin, and Puck strap on neckties and pick up microphones to provide the most up-to-date relevant news stories (at least according to them).Picking up where they last le... read more

#SAD!: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump

G. B. Trudeau

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist whose acclaimed Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump blew up the bestseller list, comes the sequel millions prayed would be unnecessary. #SAD: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump tracks the shocking victory, the inept transition, and the tumultuous eternity of POTUS’s First 500 Days. Citizens who rise every morning in dread, braced for disruptive, Rando... read more

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist whose acclaimed Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump blew up the bestseller list, comes the sequel millions prayed would be unnecessary. #SAD: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump tracks the shocking victory, the inept transition, and the tumultuous eternity of POTUS’s First 500 Days. Citizens who rise every morning in dread, braced for disruptive, Rando... read more

Big Nate Goes Bananas!

Lincoln Peirce

Join Big Nate and his pals for another round of pranks, jokes, and wedgies! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR!The school year is winding down, and Nate can’t wait for summer vacation: baseball, beach trips, and…overripe bananas? Yuck! Turns out Nate has a problem with fruit that’s past its prime. And that’s not all that’s bugging him. Kim Cressly is making Chester jealous at Nate’s expense, Ar... read more

Join Big Nate and his pals for another round of pranks, jokes, and wedgies! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR!The school year is winding down, and Nate can’t wait for summer vacation: baseball, beach trips, and…overripe bananas? Yuck! Turns out Nate has a problem with fruit that’s past its prime. And that’s not all that’s bugging him. Kim Cressly is making Chester jealous at Nate’s expense, Ar... read more

The Mermaid Cookbook

Alix Carey

Make a splash and be the mermaid you always wanted to be with this beautiful, magical cookbook. Think Mermania meets Hello Kitty Cupcake!The mysteries of the deep come to light in this delightful cookbook packed with pearls and sparkles. From a Sandcastle Cake and Turtle Doughnuts to Jam Clams and Treasure Trifle, fulfill all your dreams of becoming a mermaid. Or at least eating like one. Colo... read more

Make a splash and be the mermaid you always wanted to be with this beautiful, magical cookbook. Think Mermania meets Hello Kitty Cupcake!The mysteries of the deep come to light in this delightful cookbook packed with pearls and sparkles. From a Sandcastle Cake and Turtle Doughnuts to Jam Clams and Treasure Trifle, fulfill all your dreams of becoming a mermaid. Or at least eating like one. Colo... read more

Elegant Pie: Transform Your Favorite Pies into Works of Art

Karin Pfeiff-Boschek

Artistically decorated pies are a very hot trend and these 25 edible works of art are the gold standard against which all others must be measured. Everyone knows that serving a pie for dessert makes guests happy. And serving one with a beautifully designed crust that makes guests swoon is even better. Pies are easy to make as stunningly attractive as the most decorative cakes using some basic ... read more

Artistically decorated pies are a very hot trend and these 25 edible works of art are the gold standard against which all others must be measured. Everyone knows that serving a pie for dessert makes guests happy. And serving one with a beautifully designed crust that makes guests swoon is even better. Pies are easy to make as stunningly attractive as the most decorative cakes using some basic ... read more

You've Guac to Be Joking: I Love Avocados!

Cat Faulkner

Avocados aren't just for toast anymore! An adorable gift book with 120 illustrated avocado smash-ups and pit-iful puns.Avocados are the celebrity of the fruit universe. This funny, illustrated collection pays homage to America's favorite fruit. Avocabra! Guaca-mole, Kiss My Hass! Let's Avocuddle!Puns and mash-ups celebrate global avo-obsession!

Avocados aren't just for toast anymore! An adorable gift book with 120 illustrated avocado smash-ups and pit-iful puns.Avocados are the celebrity of the fruit universe. This funny, illustrated collection pays homage to America's favorite fruit. Avocabra! Guaca-mole, Kiss My Hass! Let's Avocuddle!Puns and mash-ups celebrate global avo-obsession!

Business Cat: Hostile Takeovers

Tom Fonder

The shocking fall and rise of the world's richest feline executive.After clawing his way to the top of the corporate world, Business Cat's professional standing is secure — or is it? Following a surprise audit from the IRS and some nefarious scheming by his executive rival, a business dog named Howard, things go downhill fast. Business Cat's exile from the C-suite isn't always pretty — he wind... read more

The shocking fall and rise of the world's richest feline executive.After clawing his way to the top of the corporate world, Business Cat's professional standing is secure — or is it? Following a surprise audit from the IRS and some nefarious scheming by his executive rival, a business dog named Howard, things go downhill fast. Business Cat's exile from the C-suite isn't always pretty — he wind... read more

My Life in Smiley (Book 3 in Smiley series): Save Me!

Anne Kalicky

Max is off to summer camp and ready to fill his journal with hilarious middle-school wisdom in this third installment of the My Life in Smiley series that is illustrated with the internationally recognized emoticons of the SmileyWorld brand.Age Level: 8-12 Grade Level: 3rd and upMax is in trouble, SOS trouble, he's a prisoner in the middle of nowhere. His journal is the conclusive evidence tha... read more

Max is off to summer camp and ready to fill his journal with hilarious middle-school wisdom in this third installment of the My Life in Smiley series that is illustrated with the internationally recognized emoticons of the SmileyWorld brand.Age Level: 8-12 Grade Level: 3rd and upMax is in trouble, SOS trouble, he's a prisoner in the middle of nowhere. His journal is the conclusive evidence tha... read more

USA TODAY Logic Super Challenge: 200 Puzzles

USA TODAY

The nation's no. 1 newspaper, USA TODAY, presents 200 brand-new logic puzzles for enthusiasts of all skill levels. The USA TODAY brand reaches over 6 million people daily. Inside USA TODAY Logic Super Challenge features all-new original logic puzzles that will flex the brain, challenge assumptions, and entertain for hours. This collection is all about variety—including mind-stretching puzzles ... read more

The nation's no. 1 newspaper, USA TODAY, presents 200 brand-new logic puzzles for enthusiasts of all skill levels. The USA TODAY brand reaches over 6 million people daily. Inside USA TODAY Logic Super Challenge features all-new original logic puzzles that will flex the brain, challenge assumptions, and entertain for hours. This collection is all about variety—including mind-stretching puzzles ... read more

The Magic of Mindset: A Journal to Get Unstuck

Johanna Wright

With spellbinding illustrations and imaginative prompts, The Magic of Mindset invites readers on a journey of self-discovery, mindfulness, and personal renewal. Conjure your goals, your dreams, and your true self with this beautifully illustrated, inspirational guided journal.Johanna Wright uses a combination of forest imagery, water and oceanic motifs, and dazzling cosmic illustrations to hel... read more

With spellbinding illustrations and imaginative prompts, The Magic of Mindset invites readers on a journey of self-discovery, mindfulness, and personal renewal. Conjure your goals, your dreams, and your true self with this beautifully illustrated, inspirational guided journal.Johanna Wright uses a combination of forest imagery, water and oceanic motifs, and dazzling cosmic illustrations to hel... read more

Minding Miss Manners: In an Era of Fake Etiquette

Judith Martin

From the most trusted name in advice comes a fresh, contemporary guide to modern manners dilemmas. Minding Miss Manners: In an Era of Fake Etiquette is a modern guide to modern manners. Facing down the miscreants purveying false etiquette rules (no, you may not wait a year to send a thank-you note for a gift and yes, in an age of social-media-encouraged over-familiarity you can politely refuse... read more

From the most trusted name in advice comes a fresh, contemporary guide to modern manners dilemmas. Minding Miss Manners: In an Era of Fake Etiquette is a modern guide to modern manners. Facing down the miscreants purveying false etiquette rules (no, you may not wait a year to send a thank-you note for a gift and yes, in an age of social-media-encouraged over-familiarity you can politely refuse... read more

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