Cookbooks Developmental Editing Services

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Marah

Marah

Washington, DC, United States

Veteran editor and writer of food, health, and lifestyle books.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Simon & Schuster Trade Paperbacks
  • Scribner
  • La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine and Anne Willan, Inc.

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Geoffrey

Geoffrey

D.C., DC, United States

20 years experience editing nonfiction books for publishers (Thomas Nelson and Running Press). I love helping authors tell their story.


Work experience:

  • Running Press
  • ClearWords Group
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Christa

Christa

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Nonfiction editor and book coach with 18+ years of experience helping authors bring their visions to life


Work experience:

  • Various Publishers, Authors, and Corporate Clients
  • Google
  • John Boswell Book Packaging
  • Various Clients

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Management, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry, Math & Science, Home & Garden, Sex & Relationships, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Parenting & Families

Abigail

Abigail

New York, NY, United States

Nonfiction editor for 20-plus years, transforming raw concepts into polished books on lifestyle, cooking, health, how-to, and more.


Work experience:

  • (Independent)
  • Watson-Guptill Publications, an Imprint of the Crown Publishing Group
  • Brioni
  • Universe Publishing, a Division of Rizzoli International Publications

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Fashion & Textiles, Photography

Kerri

Kerri

Cottondale, FL, USA

13+ years of publishing experience in developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading. Specializing in non-fiction how-to books.


Work experience:

  • Cedar Lane Press
  • Caslon Publishing
  • Spring House Press
  • Self-employed
  • Fox Chapel Publishing

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Education & Reference, Home & Garden, Sports & Outdoors

Deri

Deri

New York, United States

Cookbook editor working with publishers and indie authors. Recent projects include Solomonov's Zahav and Samuelsson's Red Rooster Cookbook.


Work experience:

  • Deri Reed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing

Pam

Pam

New York, NY, USA

I am a highly experienced book editor with 25+ years experience in cookbooks, crafts, and other related house and home topics


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Home & Garden

Chris

Chris

Richmond, Indiana, USA

I'm a professional acquisitions and development editor for books.


Work experience:

  • DK Publishing
  • Self-employed
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Harcourt Assessment

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, DIY & Crafts, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Music, Humanities & Social Sciences, Writing & Publishing

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Hire the best cookbook developmental editors


Just finishing up your cookbook and wondering about hiring a developmental editor? By now, you’ll have probably spent a long time perfecting recipes — so you’ll know the importance of ensuring every ingredient is combined in the right order, at the right speed, and in the right amount. It’s just the same with books but, like with a recipe you’ve loved since childhood, it’s hard to be objective about big picture issues when you’ve spent time with it.


A cookbook developmental editor is like your supportive sous-chef and your biggest critic all in one, analyzing the wider picture and suggesting fixes for your structure, layout, and your recipe introductions.


That said, you’ll need an expert with a strong portfolio to back up their criticisms: here at Reedsy, we only accept the top 3% of professionals, so you can trust your editor’s skills. Sign up for free to connect today.

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