Gabrielle Van Tassel

Gabrielle Van Tassel - Editor

New York, NY, USA

An experienced non-fiction lifestyle editor who specializes in cooking, gift book, travel and outdoors categories.

Request a quote
Verified identity


For the past 3 years, I have worked at Penguin Random House's premier illustrated non-fiction imprint in New York City. My current position as well as past roles at digital media platforms and a highly acclaimed academic journal have made me an experienced editor with a keen eye for important details, a good nose for audience and voice, and a stickler for deadlines. As someone who has reviewed countless proposals and developed, edited, and published many in-house ideas, I am happy to assist in shaping and forming a concept as well as providing an in-depth editorial review of a proposal and/or first draft. If you have a manuscript in progress I can also provide detailed copyediting services. Having worked directly with authors and agents, my communication style is professional and flexible, but always enthusiastic. I am happy to tailor my style to the author's needs.

I have edited a wide variety of titles from cookbooks and design guides to photography collections and illustrated gift books. I have worked on New York Times bestsellers Half Baked Harvest Super Simple and Bill Cunningham: On The Street and other gorgeous, meaningful projects like Patterns of India, Vibrant and Pure, and Becoming: A Guided Journal. I have had the pleasure of working with bestselling authors like Rachel Ignotofsky, Chuck Klosterman, and Raina Telgemeier as well as major brands, including Marvel, Tiny Atlas Quarterly, Fred Rogers Productions, Dungeons & Dragons, The Infatuation, The Knot, and Buzzfeed Tasty.

Check out the gallery below for a taste of my favorite and most-recent projects.
English (US)
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Health & Wellbeing

Work experience

Assistant Editor

Penguin Random House
September, 2017 – Present (almost 5 years)

I am acquiring and editing titles in the gift and lifestyle categories at Clarkson Potter, and have thus far built a growing list of nearly twenty titles. I continue to assist the editorial director of Potter Gift with all aspects of the editorial process, from collaborating with our design, production, and marketing teams to working directly with her authors and their agents.

Editorial Intern

Extra Crispy (Time Inc.)
February, 2017 – September, 2017 (7 months)

Pitched and wrote articles across all verticals, with an emphasis on news and culture and an editorial eye for SEO development.

Editorial Intern

October, 2016 – December, 2016 (2 months)

Wrote and copyedited entries about restaurants and bars from 40+ cities around the globe for the Venues vertical.

Editorial Assistant

Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies
February, 2014 – May, 2016 (about 2 years)

Edited pre-translated academic essays for grammar, style, structure, and cohesion.

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 1000+ profiles.

Diana Smith

As an editor with Hachette, I specialize in editing travel guide books.

Peggy Paul

Editor, writer, and publishing consultant specializing in cookbooks and other illustrated lifestyle/craft book categories.

Philadelphia, United States

To view 1,000+ more profiles, Join Reedsy