Erin Canning

Erin Canning - Editor

New York, NY, USA

A highly creative project editor of illustrated books—cookbooks, self-help, DIY, pop culture, lifestyle, graphic novels, and more.

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Overview

I'm currently a senior editor, specializing in illustrated nonfiction books, with over a decade of editorial experience and two decades in the book publishing industry, working for independent, midsize, and large publishers.

I put my all into every book I edit, with over a thousand positive Amazon reviews to show for it. In the past year, four books I developed and project-edited were highlighted as Amazon best book choices. In my editorial career, I have been hands on with every project, from acquisition to printing. I'm a creative problem-solver and especially thrive with more difficult books that require lots of attention to detail, such as cookbooks. I love making great books, and I want to help make your book extraordinary.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Comics (non fiction)
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
DIY & Crafts
Entertainment
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Senior Editor

The Quarto Group
March, 2014 – Present (over 6 years)

Execute a combination of acquisition, developmental, and project editing for 25 to 30 adult illustrated nonfiction titles annually, across a variety of categories and formats.

Editor

One Peace Books
August, 2011 – March, 2014 (over 2 years)

Acquired, developed, and project-edited illustrated books in cooking, art instruction, graphic novel, literature, and children’s categories.

Editor

Quirk Packaging
October, 2008 – December, 2010 (about 2 years)

Acquired, developed, and project-edited illustrated books and kits in lifestyle, art instruction, pop culture, puzzle, humor, and children’s categories for publishing clients, including Clarkson Potter, Chronicle Books, St. Martin’s Press, and Sterling Publishing.

Various Sales Positions

Penguin Random House
July, 2000 – October, 2008 (over 8 years)

Portfolio (17 selected works)

Sally's Cookie Addiction: Irresistible Cookies, Cookie Bars, Shortbread, and More from the Creator of Sally's Baking Addiction

Sally McKenney

Bake exquisite cookies, bars, and doughs perfectly every time with Sally's Cookie Addiction, the long-awaited follow-up to baking addict and food blogger Sally McKenney's popular cookbook, Sally's Baking Addiction. A world of baking wonder awaits you and all the lucky people you’ll share these treats with. Are you ready to sink your teeth into Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies? How ab... read more

Bake exquisite cookies, bars, and doughs perfectly every time with Sally's Cookie Addiction, the long-awaited follow-up to baking addict and food blogger Sally McKenney's popular cookbook, Sally's Baking Addiction. A world of baking wonder awaits you and all the lucky people you’ll share these treats with. Are you ready to sink your teeth into Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies? How ab... read more

Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion

Maegan Brown

Make mealtimes, special occasions, and holidays extra memorable with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-recreate snack boards. Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, The BakerMama's snack boards move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways (thi... read more

Make mealtimes, special occasions, and holidays extra memorable with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-recreate snack boards. Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, The BakerMama's snack boards move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways (thi... read more

Sally's Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cookies, Cupcakes, and Desserts for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix

Sally McKenney

Updated with a brand-new selection of desserts and treats, the Sally's Baking AddictionCookbook is fully illustrated and offers more than 80 scrumptious recipes for indulging your sweet tooth—featuring a chapter of healthier dessert options, including some vegan and gluten-free recipes. It's no secret that Sally McKenney loves to bake. Her popular blog, Sally's Baking Addiction, has become a t... read more

Updated with a brand-new selection of desserts and treats, the Sally's Baking AddictionCookbook is fully illustrated and offers more than 80 scrumptious recipes for indulging your sweet tooth—featuring a chapter of healthier dessert options, including some vegan and gluten-free recipes. It's no secret that Sally McKenney loves to bake. Her popular blog, Sally's Baking Addiction, has become a t... read more

Cooking with Nonna: Celebrate Food & Family With Over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers

Rossella Rago

Learn to cook classic Italian recipes like a native with the long-awaited debut cookbook from Rossella Rago, creator of the popular web TV series Cooking with Nonna! For Rossella Rago, creator and host of Cooking with Nonna TV, Italian cooking was never just about the amazing food or Sunday dinner; it was also about family, community, and tradition. Rossella grew up cooking with her Nonna Roma... read more

Learn to cook classic Italian recipes like a native with the long-awaited debut cookbook from Rossella Rago, creator of the popular web TV series Cooking with Nonna! For Rossella Rago, creator and host of Cooking with Nonna TV, Italian cooking was never just about the amazing food or Sunday dinner; it was also about family, community, and tradition. Rossella grew up cooking with her Nonna Roma... read more

Simply Ramen: A Complete Course in Preparing Ramen Meals at Home

Amy Kimoto-Kahn

Whether you are cooking for one or twelve, Simply Ramen brings homemade ramen to your table with a delicious fusion of seventy recipes, including soup bases, noodles, toppings, and sides. Author Amy Kimoto-Kahn shows you how to put together a bowl of piping hot ramen in a myriad of ways with a choice of four soup bases, ramen noodles (homemade or store-bought), and traditional and non-traditio... read more

Whether you are cooking for one or twelve, Simply Ramen brings homemade ramen to your table with a delicious fusion of seventy recipes, including soup bases, noodles, toppings, and sides. Author Amy Kimoto-Kahn shows you how to put together a bowl of piping hot ramen in a myriad of ways with a choice of four soup bases, ramen noodles (homemade or store-bought), and traditional and non-traditio... read more

The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook: Charming Recipes from Anne and Her Friends in Avonlea

Kate Macdonald, L.M. Montgomery

Finally experience the foods from this classic children's series with The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook. Join Anne Shirley and her friends in Avonlea with the charming recipes in The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook, a recipe collection inspired by L.M. Montgomery’s famous children’s book series, Anne of Green Gables. Have you ever wanted to sneak a sip of Diana Barry’s Favorite Raspberry Cordial... read more

Finally experience the foods from this classic children's series with The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook. Join Anne Shirley and her friends in Avonlea with the charming recipes in The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook, a recipe collection inspired by L.M. Montgomery’s famous children’s book series, Anne of Green Gables. Have you ever wanted to sneak a sip of Diana Barry’s Favorite Raspberry Cordial... read more

Color Me Calm: 100 Coloring Templates for Meditation and Relaxation (A Zen Coloring Book)

Lacy Mucklow

Our lives become busier with each passing day, and as technology escalates, so does our access to work, obligations, and stress. Constant stimulation and expectation have left us burnt out and distanced from the present moment. "Now" has become something that happens online, not in the space and time that we physically occupy. Color Me Calm is a guided coloring book designed for harried adults... read more

Our lives become busier with each passing day, and as technology escalates, so does our access to work, obligations, and stress. Constant stimulation and expectation have left us burnt out and distanced from the present moment. "Now" has become something that happens online, not in the space and time that we physically occupy. Color Me Calm is a guided coloring book designed for harried adults... read more

Seeking Slow: Reclaim Moments of Calm in Your Day

Melanie Barnes

Are you being consumed by never-ending to-do lists? Are you working harder and enjoying less? Seeking Slow provides simple ways for you to slow down and reconnect with yourself, your family, and your surroundings—while finding joy in doing so. If daily life feels too busy and hectic, it's time to discover the beauty of slow living. Being fully present and intentional with your time allows you ... read more

Are you being consumed by never-ending to-do lists? Are you working harder and enjoying less? Seeking Slow provides simple ways for you to slow down and reconnect with yourself, your family, and your surroundings—while finding joy in doing so. If daily life feels too busy and hectic, it's time to discover the beauty of slow living. Being fully present and intentional with your time allows you ... read more

Find Your Flow: The Simple and Life-Changing Practice for a Happier You

Sarah Gregg

Flow is an optimal mental state that you can control, create, and experience every day. Once you learn how to master flow, your happiness will flow quickly and effortlessly as you use strategies to gain control over your life, focus on what matters most, and motivate action toward your goals and dreams. But how do you harness flow? In Find Your Flow, life coach and neuro-linguistic programming... read more

Flow is an optimal mental state that you can control, create, and experience every day. Once you learn how to master flow, your happiness will flow quickly and effortlessly as you use strategies to gain control over your life, focus on what matters most, and motivate action toward your goals and dreams. But how do you harness flow? In Find Your Flow, life coach and neuro-linguistic programming... read more

Kawaii Doodle Class: Sketching Super-Cute Tacos, Sushi, Clouds, Flowers, Monsters, Cosmetics, and More

Pic Candle, Zainab Khan

Create your own kawaii world with Pic Candle and Kawaii Doodle Class! The Japanese word kawaii translates to "cute," and this how-to book is chock-full of super-adorable images of tacos, sushi, smoothies, clouds, rainbows, cacti, doodle monsters, Christmas trees, lipsticks, teacups, and more for your adoration. Popular kawaii artist Zainab Khan shows you how to draw 75 super-cute characters wi... read more

Create your own kawaii world with Pic Candle and Kawaii Doodle Class! The Japanese word kawaii translates to "cute," and this how-to book is chock-full of super-adorable images of tacos, sushi, smoothies, clouds, rainbows, cacti, doodle monsters, Christmas trees, lipsticks, teacups, and more for your adoration. Popular kawaii artist Zainab Khan shows you how to draw 75 super-cute characters wi... read more

Crafting Cute: Polymer Clay the Kawaii Way

Danielle Clark

Let Dani Banani of the popular Etsy shop FunUsual Suspects show you how to make 50 kawaii creations out of inexpensive and easy-to-find polymer clay. Kawaii—the culture of cuteness, originating in Japan—is everywhere, and it’s time to join the cuteness revolution with these amazingly fun projects.Just follow the simple step-by-step photos and instructions to create darling characters, ranging ... read more

Let Dani Banani of the popular Etsy shop FunUsual Suspects show you how to make 50 kawaii creations out of inexpensive and easy-to-find polymer clay. Kawaii—the culture of cuteness, originating in Japan—is everywhere, and it’s time to join the cuteness revolution with these amazingly fun projects.Just follow the simple step-by-step photos and instructions to create darling characters, ranging ... read more

Imagine a Forest: Designs and Inspirations for Enchanting Folk Art

Dinara Mirtalipova

From the inspired mind of Dinara Mirtalipova comes Imagine a Forest, a drawing and design guide to creating your own Eastern European folklore inspired artwork. Escape to your own forested fairy tale. Imagine a Forest explores the unique style of illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova; a style which is rooted in the rich traditions of Eastern European folklore. This drawing and design guide features i... read more

From the inspired mind of Dinara Mirtalipova comes Imagine a Forest, a drawing and design guide to creating your own Eastern European folklore inspired artwork. Escape to your own forested fairy tale. Imagine a Forest explores the unique style of illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova; a style which is rooted in the rich traditions of Eastern European folklore. This drawing and design guide features i... read more

Bond vs. Bond: Revised and Updated: The Many Faces of 007

Paul Simpson

Connery. Lazenby. Moore. Dalton. Brosnan. Craig.Who is your favorite Bond? Whether you prefer Sean Connery to Roger Moore or Daniel Craig to Pierce Brosnan, you’ll find every incarnation of the debonair spy in this unofficial comprehensive guide. Revised and updated, this paperback edition of Bond vs. Bond includes the 2020 movie No Time to Die, along with speculation about the future of Bond,... read more

Connery. Lazenby. Moore. Dalton. Brosnan. Craig.Who is your favorite Bond? Whether you prefer Sean Connery to Roger Moore or Daniel Craig to Pierce Brosnan, you’ll find every incarnation of the debonair spy in this unofficial comprehensive guide. Revised and updated, this paperback edition of Bond vs. Bond includes the 2020 movie No Time to Die, along with speculation about the future of Bond,... read more

The Art of Being Bill: Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome

Ezra Croft, Jennifer Raiser

The Art of Being Bill is the first illustrated collection of Bill Murray, highlighting the star like you’ve never seen him before: Bill Murray at The Last Supper, Bill Murray as an Indian god, Bill Murray as a knight, Bill Murray as Superman, and numerous other artistic tributes that will amuse and inspire you. Are you Murray obsessed? Then what better way to celebrate everything Bill Murray t... read more

The Art of Being Bill is the first illustrated collection of Bill Murray, highlighting the star like you’ve never seen him before: Bill Murray at The Last Supper, Bill Murray as an Indian god, Bill Murray as a knight, Bill Murray as Superman, and numerous other artistic tributes that will amuse and inspire you. Are you Murray obsessed? Then what better way to celebrate everything Bill Murray t... read more

Burning Man: Art on Fire: Revised and Updated

Jennifer Raiser

Experience the scorching art of Burning Man with this visual history.Every August, tens of thousands of participants gather to celebrate artistic expression in Nevada's barren Black Rock Desert. This vastly inhospitable location, called the playa, is the site of Burning Man, where, within a 9-mile fence, artists called Burners create a temporary city devoted to art and participation. Braving e... read more

Experience the scorching art of Burning Man with this visual history.Every August, tens of thousands of participants gather to celebrate artistic expression in Nevada's barren Black Rock Desert. This vastly inhospitable location, called the playa, is the site of Burning Man, where, within a 9-mile fence, artists called Burners create a temporary city devoted to art and participation. Braving e... read more

Journey By Starlight: A Time Traveler's Guide to Life, the Universe, and Everything

Ian Flitcroft

Albert Einstein said his first ideas about relativity came from looking in the mirror as a teenager and wondering what it would be like to travel on a beam of light. This is the story of that journey... Journey by Starlight follows an imaginary recreation of Albert Einstein, and his traveling companion through space and time as they travel on a beam of light from a star over 3,000 light years ... read more

Albert Einstein said his first ideas about relativity came from looking in the mirror as a teenager and wondering what it would be like to travel on a beam of light. This is the story of that journey... Journey by Starlight follows an imaginary recreation of Albert Einstein, and his traveling companion through space and time as they travel on a beam of light from a star over 3,000 light years ... read more

Superzelda: The Graphic Life of Zelda Fitzgerald

Tiziana Lo Porto

Dancer, painter, writer, muse, passionate lover, and freethinker, Zelda Fitzgerald is one of the most iconic figures of the Jazz Age. Born in Alabama in 1900, she was only 18 when she met F. Scott Fitzgerald, an ambitious young writer who would turn into one the greatest American authors of all time. Beautiful, talented, irreverent, extravagant, and alcohol-driven, the newly married couple too... read more

Dancer, painter, writer, muse, passionate lover, and freethinker, Zelda Fitzgerald is one of the most iconic figures of the Jazz Age. Born in Alabama in 1900, she was only 18 when she met F. Scott Fitzgerald, an ambitious young writer who would turn into one the greatest American authors of all time. Beautiful, talented, irreverent, extravagant, and alcohol-driven, the newly married couple too... read more

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