Books (notably cookbooks) are my bailiwick.
If you are looking for a skilled writer, editor, copy editor (heeding CMS to a T), proofreader, or strategizer, I've got the background to back you up. I helped produce numerous best-selling titles during the 15 years I worked for Martha Stewart Omnimedia, and have continued to build on my expertise as a thriving freelancer.
Have an idea for a book? I can help craft a professional proposal and then pitch it to my extensive contacts. Already under contract? I can polish the text so your voice shines through, at every iteration. I've also developed and project-edited books for writers and publishers, taking an initial concept and giving it structure (often it's the organization that's the most difficult component to nail down, something I'm especially skilled at); writing and/or editing first drafts and final proofs; and collaborating with art directors on the layout and design.
If inspiration and integrity are what you are looking for, I've got those qualities in spades. I'm driven by deadlines and focused on the details, but also responsive, respectful, and ready to take creative risks when they promise big rewards.
When not working, you can find me hiking, kayaking, hammock-ing, biking, gardening, picnicking, bird-watching, snow-skiing, and partaking of the many cultural offerings here in the Berkshires.
I handle all aspects of writing and editing for diverse clientele, including independent authors, publishers, bloggers, websites, and more. Clients include Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Meredith, Phaidon, Storey Publishing, Scholastic, and Melcher Media.
Oversaw the development of books featuring new and repurposed content covering the core editorial subjects (notably cooking, crafts, gardening, home keeping, and weddings). Worked in conjunction with the Managing Editor to keep projects on schedule and on budget; coordinated with the Art Directors on photo shoots and creating the layout and design for each project; wrote and/or top edited all text, including display copy, recipe headnotes, and how-to information; edited manuscripts and proofread page proofs; served as liaison with the Editor at Clarkson Potter; helped create sales and marketing materials and to generate social media and publicity campaigns for new books. Also assigned projects to freelancers and wrote and/or edited feature articles for Living.
Hired to define this newly created position and to establish its role in maintaining the accuracy, style, and presentation of recipes and food content for all MSO titles, which included Living, Weddings, Baby, Kids, and special interest publications, as well as books and digital content.
Complete profit and loss responsibility for four major subject areas, recognizing significant increase in sales within the first year. Coordinated marketing efforts and trained a 500-plus national sales force at regional meetings throughout the year. Supervised editorial team in managing the workflow process. Served as Acquisitions Editor prior to being promoted to this position: Primary responsibilities were driving product development for all product lines, including identifying areas in need of new content, recruiting outside authors, drafting and presenting product proposals to the board, overseeing manuscript submission, and coordinating with the Publisher to create marketing materials for new books. Also represented the company at trade shows, conferences, and other industry events.
Home Sausage Making is the most comprehensive go-to reference on the subject — and the re-designed fourth edition is better than ever, with 60 percent new and updated recipes, the most current guidelines for popular charcuterie techniques such as dry curing and smoking, and more. Step-by-step photos make the process accessible for cooks of all levels, and 100 recipes range from breakfast sausa... read more
Imagine having Martha Stewart at your side in the kitchen, teaching you how to hold a chef’s knife, select the very best ingredients, truss a chicken, make a perfect pot roast, prepare every vegetable, bake a flawless pie crust, and much more.In Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, you get just that: a culinary master class from Martha herself, with lessons for home cooks of all levels.Never befor... read more
With more than 200 recipes, successfully cook snacks, starters, small plates, stylish bites, and sips for any occasion. Hors d’oeuvres made modern: Today’s style of entertaining calls for fuss-free party foods that are easy to make and just as delicious as ever. With more than 200 recipes for tasty pre-dinner bites, substantial small plates, special-occasion finger foods, and quick snacks to e... read more
An essential resource for every cook In this beautiful book, Martha Stewart—one of America’s best-known cooks, gardeners, and all-around vegetable lovers—provides home cooks with an indispensable resource for selecting, storing, preparing, and cooking from the garden and the market. The 150 recipes, many of which are vegetarian, highlight the flavors and textures of everyday favorites and unco... read more
New York Times bestselling author Nancy Redd’s visual guide to pregnancy and all the bizarre, hilarious, and often unanticipated changes a woman’s body can go through.WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME THIS COULD HAPPEN?!― This is not the thought you want to be having when you’re frantically Googling whether your pregnancy symptom is normal or an emergency. Just when you thought there could never be anoth... read more
Cook what you want to eat, without all the fat The editors of Everyday Food magazine know that it’s not enough to get dinner on the table in a snap—it also has to be good for the whole family. Everyday Food: Light features delicious, healthful recipes, all under 500 calories. Organized seasonally so you can take advantage of the freshest ingredients, this book shows you how to quickly make you... read more
With 250 tempting recipes to take you from breakfast all the way through dessert, Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast is the indispensable collection that home cooks yearn for. Organized into familiar categories—including sandwiches and pizzas, appetizers, salads, soups and stews, pastas, main courses, and side dishes—this highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Everyday Food: Great Food ... read more
Of all the decisions that go into planning a wedding, choosing the cake may be the sweetest. Much more than dessert, this beloved wedding symbol should be as special as the bride and groom themselves. Whether you imagine a majestic cake blooming with fresh flowers, a pristine fondant-covered masterpiece, or a homespun take on strawberry shortcake- or even if you don’t know where to begin- Mart... read more
For anyone new to a vegetarian diet--flexitarians who adopt plans like Meatless Mondays--as well as committed vegetarians and fans of Power Foods, here is a comprehensive collection of easy, meat-free mains for everyday.As inspiring as it is practical, Meatless features 200 recipes—each accompanied by a gorgeous photograph—for full-fledged vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. You’ll find recipes... read more
More than just a cookbook, New York Times bestselling Clean Slate is the complete go-to guide for boosting your energy and feeling your best.It’s time to hit the reset button. This book emphasizes eating clean, whole, unprocessed foods as part of a primarily plant-based diet, with delicious and healthy recipes that make it easy to do just that. Refreshing juices and smoothies, savory snacks, p... read more
Many of our favorite ingredients—such as berries, tomatoes, and nuts—are among the healthiest foods on earth, and by simply incorporating more of them into our everyday meals, we can all lead healthier lives. Here are 150 fantastic ways to help you do just that. Organized into chapters on breakfast, snacks, sandwiches, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts, the recipes are acco... read more
They are the star attraction for special days, such as birthdays and holidays, as well as perfect everyday goodies. Now in "Martha Stewart's Cupcakes", you can enjoy 175 ideas for simple to spectacular creations - with cakes, frostings, fillings, toppings, and embellishments that can be combined to produce just the right cupcake for any occasion. Alongside traditional favourites like yellow bu... read more
Filled with seasonal fruit, piled high with billowy meringue, or topped with buttery streusel, pies and tarts are comforting and foolproof. In Martha Stewart’s New Pies and Tarts, the editors of Martha Stewart Living include 150 recipes: Some are savory, some are sweet; some are simple enough for a weeknight, while others are fancy enough for special events. Throughout, readers will find plent... read more
These projects are fun, yet serve a practical purpose as children can wear, decorate, and play with what they make. Filled with ideas for a range of ages, skill levels, and interests, this book lets children's creativity run wild, while creating memories as parents and kids work as a team.
In this exquisite and very personal book, Martha Stewart welcomes you into her world, where she entertains in the expressive and beautiful style that she has made so famous. Whether a simple blueberry breakfast on a Sunday morning in Maine or a more lavish holiday dinner at Bedford, each of the gatherings is equally memorable, for what Martha cherishes above all is spending time and sharing de... read more
The key to perfect patchwork is getting all of the points to match up — which is no easy feat! Set yourself up for success with the rediscovered technique of English paper piecing. Using paper templates to guide your pattern, you can expertly fit your quilting shapes together before you even start sewing. All Points Patchwork takes you far beyond traditional hexagons and accommodates triangles... read more
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Veteran, still-passionate editor/proofreader of nonfiction and scholarly works. Emphasis on the social sciences and allied fields.
Collaborative editor and bestselling ghostwriter with 15 years of publishing experience, specializing in memoir and how-to.