Erin Canning

Erin Canning – Editor

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


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.
Comics Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Entertainment
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

The Quarto Group

Mar, 2014 — Present

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.

One Peace Books

Aug, 2011 — Mar, 2014 (over 2 years)

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

Quirk Packaging

Oct, 2008 — Dec, 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.

Penguin Random House

Jul, 2000 — Oct, 2008 (over 8 years)


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 c... 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 ... 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. Montgomer... 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 ho... 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 a... 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 t... 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 t... 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 A... 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 ... 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 othe... 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 u... 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 revolut... 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 tre... read more

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