Gabrielle Fastman

Gabrielle Fastman - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Seasoned copy editor and proofreader specializing in nonfiction. Clients include Vintage Books, Monocle, Gestalten, and HarperCollins.

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Overview

Meticulous, not pedantic. Professional, not uptight. I have fine-tuned the prose of everyone from travel writers to rock stars to philosophers to finance bros. My party trick is reciting whole passages of the CMS from memory. Serial commas forever.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
Entertainment
Music
Religion & Spirituality
Travel

Work experience

Freelance Copy Editor & Proofreader

Self-employed
July, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

Responsible for scrutinizing a wide variety of texts, primarily nonfiction, to correct issues with grammar, spelling, formatting, syntax, clarity, and punctuation. Involved in fact-checking, line editing, and research as needed.
Select clients include Vintage Books, HarperCollins, Gestalten, Design Hotels, and Monocle.

Assistant Production Manager

Penguin Random House
April, 2010 – September, 2015 (over 5 years)

Oversaw all facets of eBook production for both PRH proper (Knopf, Crown, RHPG et al.) and the company’s client services division, RHPS (Smithsonian, Rizzoli, Melville House et al.).

Manager of Publications

Cherry Lane Music Company
February, 2005 – May, 2008 (about 3 years)

Managed all phases of production for print division of independent music publisher focused on piano sheet music, guitar tablature, biographies, and educational titles. Select projects include books on Lou Reed, John Legend, Wilco, Leon Russell, Steve Perry, John Mayer, and Metallica.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More with Feeling

Hal Leonard Corp.

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). 19 piano/vocal/guitar selections from the soundtrack to the much-buzzed-about musical pastiche episode of Fox Network's Buffy the Vampire Slayer that aired in November of 2001. Features a plot synopsis, full-color photos, and these songs: Theme from Buffy the Vampire Slayer * Coda * Dawn's Ballet * Dawn's Lament * I'll Never Tell * The Mustard * Rest in Peace * S... read more

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). 19 piano/vocal/guitar selections from the soundtrack to the much-buzzed-about musical pastiche episode of Fox Network's Buffy the Vampire Slayer that aired in November of 2001. Features a plot synopsis, full-color photos, and these songs: Theme from Buffy the Vampire Slayer * Coda * Dawn's Ballet * Dawn's Lament * I'll Never Tell * The Mustard * Rest in Peace * S... read more

The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways: A manual for everyone from holidaymakers to hoteliers. We sidestep the humdrum haunts in favour of stays with substance. (Monocle Travel Guide)

Monocle’s latest book will tell you where to find a top hotel―and also how to design or run your own. Both inspirational and packed with insight, it will be a must-have guide for the globally minded.Over the past decade, Monocle editors have been writing about―and staying in―plenty of hotels. They’ve put to the test everything from cosy inns in the backstreets of Beirut to cutting-edge offerin... read more

Monocle’s latest book will tell you where to find a top hotel―and also how to design or run your own. Both inspirational and packed with insight, it will be a must-have guide for the globally minded.Over the past decade, Monocle editors have been writing about―and staying in―plenty of hotels. They’ve put to the test everything from cosy inns in the backstreets of Beirut to cutting-edge offerin... read more

Written in History: Letters That Changed the World

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Outstanding selection of great letters from ancient times to the 21st century, touching on power, love, art, sex, faith, and war.Written in History: Letters that Changed the World celebrates the great letters of world history, and cultural and personal life. Bestselling, prizewinning historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects letters that have changed the course of global events or touched a tim... read more

Outstanding selection of great letters from ancient times to the 21st century, touching on power, love, art, sex, faith, and war.Written in History: Letters that Changed the World celebrates the great letters of world history, and cultural and personal life. Bestselling, prizewinning historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects letters that have changed the course of global events or touched a tim... read more

Newspaper Design: Editorial Design from the World's Best Newsrooms

Newspaper Design showcases the best of editorial and graphic design from the most renowned newspapers across the world, and proves that skillful news design matters more than ever before.Over recent years, the world of news making has dramatically changed. Newspaper Design examines the forces that have transformed the industry and showcases the best of editorial design in the news context. Fol... read more

Newspaper Design showcases the best of editorial and graphic design from the most renowned newspapers across the world, and proves that skillful news design matters more than ever before.Over recent years, the world of news making has dramatically changed. Newspaper Design examines the forces that have transformed the industry and showcases the best of editorial design in the news context. Fol... read more

The Monocle Travel Guide to Athens: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

Monocle

Get to know the most atmospheric open-air cinemas and drawn up walks around Athen's neighborhoods – one a leafy suburb, another by the sea.Think of Athens and the first things that spring to mind are ancient ruins and camera-toting crowds (before they hotfoot it to the island-bound ferries at the port of Piraeus, that is). It’s true, the Acropolis is ever present and during summer the city thr... read more

Get to know the most atmospheric open-air cinemas and drawn up walks around Athen's neighborhoods – one a leafy suburb, another by the sea.Think of Athens and the first things that spring to mind are ancient ruins and camera-toting crowds (before they hotfoot it to the island-bound ferries at the port of Piraeus, that is). It’s true, the Acropolis is ever present and during summer the city thr... read more

The Monocle Travel Guide to Helsinki: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

Monocle

Meet the artists shaking up the cultural scene and leaf through this literary hub’s many libraries – did someone mention the Moomins?Helsinki is a tale of two cities. Arrive mid-winter and you’ll find a frosty wonderland of deserted, snow-caked streets, the residents holed up in cosy, impeccably designed cafés. Come in summer, when the sun refuses to set, and you’ll catch locals partying merri... read more

Meet the artists shaking up the cultural scene and leaf through this literary hub’s many libraries – did someone mention the Moomins?Helsinki is a tale of two cities. Arrive mid-winter and you’ll find a frosty wonderland of deserted, snow-caked streets, the residents holed up in cosy, impeccably designed cafés. Come in summer, when the sun refuses to set, and you’ll catch locals partying merri... read more

How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy

Massimo Pigliucci, Skye Cleary, Daniel Kaufman

A collection of essays by fifteen philosophers presenting a thoughtful, introductory guide to choosing a philosophy for living an examined and meaningful life. A VINTAGE ORIGINALSocrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically?This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophe... read more

A collection of essays by fifteen philosophers presenting a thoughtful, introductory guide to choosing a philosophy for living an examined and meaningful life. A VINTAGE ORIGINALSocrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically?This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophe... read more

Visual Journalism: Infographics from the World's Best Newsrooms and Designers

As the world grows more complex, some of the best stories are told through visuals – infographics. From election results to catastrophes to wars to scientific discoveries: the stream of data we are exposed to daily becomes ever more complicated. Infographics help make sense of it, transforming difficult to grasp facts and figures into accessible visualizations. Print media are increasingly mak... read more

As the world grows more complex, some of the best stories are told through visuals – infographics. From election results to catastrophes to wars to scientific discoveries: the stream of data we are exposed to daily becomes ever more complicated. Infographics help make sense of it, transforming difficult to grasp facts and figures into accessible visualizations. Print media are increasingly mak... read more

Ride Out!: Motorcycle Road Trips and Adventures

Ride Out! shines a light on the classic and most inspiring riding landscapes, from never-ending meandering mountain passes to routes along the Mediterranean Sea. A motorcycle rider is always on the hunt― for the perfect curve, the perfect scenery, the perfect flow. Pack light, take your friends on a spontaneous day trip, or prepare for the long haul around the world. Hop on a sport bike or a d... read more

Ride Out! shines a light on the classic and most inspiring riding landscapes, from never-ending meandering mountain passes to routes along the Mediterranean Sea. A motorcycle rider is always on the hunt― for the perfect curve, the perfect scenery, the perfect flow. Pack light, take your friends on a spontaneous day trip, or prepare for the long haul around the world. Hop on a sport bike or a d... read more

The Great Outdoors: 120 Recipes for Adventure Cooking

When adventure calls, hunger is never far away: Hiking, climbing, or sleeping beneath the stars makes our stomachs rumble. A quick carbonara with avocado, some rustic hash browns, or a Virgin Mojito will satisfy the appetite and perk up the mood of any hungry camper van driver. The Great Outdoors explains how to cook on an open fire and presents the best outdoor cooking equipment and the most ... read more

When adventure calls, hunger is never far away: Hiking, climbing, or sleeping beneath the stars makes our stomachs rumble. A quick carbonara with avocado, some rustic hash browns, or a Virgin Mojito will satisfy the appetite and perk up the mood of any hungry camper van driver. The Great Outdoors explains how to cook on an open fire and presents the best outdoor cooking equipment and the most ... read more

Rock the Boat: Boats, Cabins and Homes on the Water

The freedom of open water and the comforts of home. Moveable homes with endless opportunities for exploration and changes of scenery. Converted ferries provide ample space for families. Shanty boats inspire images of Huck Finn’s literary journey and youthful spirit. Former cruise ships become charming hotels. Rock the Boat’s floating domiciles showcase alternative living solutions from the pri... read more

The freedom of open water and the comforts of home. Moveable homes with endless opportunities for exploration and changes of scenery. Converted ferries provide ample space for families. Shanty boats inspire images of Huck Finn’s literary journey and youthful spirit. Former cruise ships become charming hotels. Rock the Boat’s floating domiciles showcase alternative living solutions from the pri... read more

A Taste of the World: What People Eat and How They Celebrate Around the Globe

Beth Walrond

Festive feasts from around the world to bring people together, celebrate and share stories. Food glorious food! Everyone loves a feast with the family … even the little ones! A Taste of the World travels across the globe uncovering different dishes, traditions, cultures and festivals from Egypt to Germany, from China to America. Learn about the origins of Thanksgiving in America, Bastille Day ... read more

Festive feasts from around the world to bring people together, celebrate and share stories. Food glorious food! Everyone loves a feast with the family … even the little ones! A Taste of the World travels across the globe uncovering different dishes, traditions, cultures and festivals from Egypt to Germany, from China to America. Learn about the origins of Thanksgiving in America, Bastille Day ... read more

The Design Hotels Book: New Perspectives

A special 25th year anniversary edition of The Design Hotels™ Book presents an in-depth look at 25 boutique properties around the world that are changing the way we think about hospitality. For a quarter century, Design Hotels™ has been at the forefront of a movement in hospitality, curating a global collection of independent, design-driven hotels that function as social hubs and platforms for... read more

A special 25th year anniversary edition of The Design Hotels™ Book presents an in-depth look at 25 boutique properties around the world that are changing the way we think about hospitality. For a quarter century, Design Hotels™ has been at the forefront of a movement in hospitality, curating a global collection of independent, design-driven hotels that function as social hubs and platforms for... read more

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