Elise Ramsbottom

Elise Ramsbottom – Editor

Hyper-detailed copy editor and proofreader specializing in highly illustrated non-fiction books (cookbooks, travel tomes, etc.)


I am an Associate Editor, most recently at Workman Publishing in NYC. They publish non-fiction lifestyle books and cookbooks. My daily tasks included everything from editing my own books to assisting editors on theirs to helping review book passes with our production department. One of the most recent books I worked on was a re-packaging of the wildly successful 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz. I have a sharp eye for errors and am a quick reader; I was often the last person to read books before they went to the printer because I was trusted to catch small, residual mistakes.

Those tiny mistakes are a big deal though when you've spent months (or years) finessing your work. You've done the nitty gritty work with a developmental editor and you're ready to send your manuscript to an agent or publish it . . . the last thing you want is for people to focus on a misspelled word or an ill-placed comma. That's where I come in. I will work meticulously and tirelessly to catch every error in your book, including that pesky extra space that somehow floated in there. Whether you're a grammar savant or couldn't tell the difference between a semi-colon and a colon, I will meet you there. I am happy to explain my decisions and always provide a style sheet for clarity.

I look forward to working with you!

Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Design Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
  • Masters degree in Publishing from Pace University

Work experience

Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Co., Inc.

Jun, 2015 — Present

• Partner with authors and design, production, and editorial teams to create exceptional books for publication
• Support senior editors in planning, organizing, and managing the editing, production, and art programs for their books
• Generate book proposals and pitch ideas to the publisher
• Proofread and review materials for our production team
• Organize and prepare our team for our biannual sales conference


Jan, 2015 — Present


Men like John Wayne and John Lennon, Nolan Ryan and Bruce Lee, Cesar Chavez, Christopher Reeve, and Miles Davis have touched the lives of millions. But at home, to their children, they were not their public personas. They were Dad. Maybe Davis didn’t leave the... read more
TWO WORLDS...TWO ALTERNATING NARRATIVES...A REALIST RELATIONSHIP DRAMA...AN EPIC FANTASY...In the "real world," we open with Jack Ampong just leaving a prostitute when he receives a phone call that his wife Sarah has been assaulted. With this incident as a jum... read more
Most books on coaching and business focus on surface-level actions like list building, client generation, and marketing. This book, however, recognizes that unless you address the deepest, most unconscious “shadow” layers of your operating system, you will sel... read more
“Among the many rewards of America the Ingenious, Kevin Baker’s survey of Yankee know-how, is stumbling on its buried nuggets. . . . Baker examines a wide range of the achievements that have made, and still make, America great again—and again.” —The Wall Stree... read more

Ignacio Mattos

Named one of the Best Cookbooks of Fall 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, Epicurious, Grub Street, The Kitchn, and more “The rare restaurant-y cookbook whose recipes actually turn out as well as the seemingly unattainable photos.”—The New York Times Book... read more
In this irresistible marriage of watercolorist’s sketchbook and traveler’s guide, Virginia Johnson lovingly captures the magic of one of the world’s most storied regions, the French Riviera. We walk the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Shop for handmade sandals ... read more
The bohemian disruption has arrived. Microdosing psychedelics has become the new business learning tool, spiritual ceremonies and ideas festivals are now coveted pastimes, and Burning Man is already a bigger cultural touchstone than Woodstock. Written by boho-... read more
2019 National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA) Winner Finally, a calming pregnancy book that cuts through the noise to tell expectant mothers exactly what they need to know—and what they can stop obsessing about and over-researching. In The New Rules of Pregnan... read more
Houseplants are more popular than ever before—especially with millennials, who are setting up their homes for the first time and discovering that nothing can add energy, style, and that essential “lived-in-ness” to their spaces better than a little bit of gree... read more
A decade ago, after suffering from life-threatening autoimmune disorders, Hollywood actress Shiva Rose set out to discover a more holistic way to natural health and beauty. Growing her own organic herbs and flowers; mixing creams, lotions, and tonics; and foll... read more
“Gorgeous . . . breathtaking . . . This spectacular coffee-table book will inspire readers to add more destinations to their bucket lists.”—Publishers Weekly Patricia Schultz curates the world. When she published the original 1,000 Places to See Before You Die... read more
A singular, personal celebration of the beauty and possibilities of nature Amy Merrick is a rare and special kind of artist who uses flowers to help us see the familiar in a completely new way. Her gift is to revel in the unexpected—like a sunny spring arrange... read more
Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book in Vegetable-Focused Cooking Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Bon Appétit, Food Network Magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, USA Today, Seattle Times, Milwaukee Journal-Sentine... read more
Named a Best Cookbook to Give and Get by Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and EaterDavid Tanis Market Cooking is about seeking out the best ingredients, learning the... read more

Elise has 2 reviews





Mariana B.

Mariana B.

Nov, 2020

I worked with Elise before and she was so great, I hired her again! Very helpful and easy to work with!
Elise R.
A wonderful experience, as usual. Thank you, Mariana!
Mariana B.

Mariana B.

Oct, 2020

Elise is amazing! She has been so communicative throughout the project, giving updates and just generally keeping in touch. Her work and feedback has been really high quality and very helpful to this project. Thank you thank you, Elise for your work on this project!
Elise R.
Thank you, Mariana! It was an absolute pleasure working with you!

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