Cookbooks Developmental Editing Services

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Marah

Marah

Washington, DC, United States

Incisive editor and collaborative, results-oriented project manager of health, food, and lifestyle books


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Simon & Schuster Trade Paperbacks
  • Scribner

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

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

Georgette

Georgette

Carmel, IN, United States

I'm a freelance editor and proofreader who's committed to helping authors produce the best work possible for their audiences.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Scholastic Reading Counts!

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Middle Grade, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Education & Reference, Children’s Non-Fiction

Perrin

Perrin

Chicago, IL, United States

Cookbooks are my specialty—books I have edited have won or been finalists for James Beard, IACP, and Gourmand awards.


Work experience:

  • Agate Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden, Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences

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:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

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

Katie

Katie

New Haven, United States

I'm a versatile, seasoned editor who can edit in a variety of genres, from outdoor adventure to family-friendly topics and nature to DIY.


Work experience:

  • Globe Pequot Press (FalconGuides)
  • Globe Pequot
  • Taunton Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, Nature, Sports & Outdoors, Parenting & Families

Carey

Carey

San Rafael, CA, United States

I am an editor who loves helping authors revise and refine their work so it is clear, precise, and ready for publication.


Work experience:

  • Chronicle Books
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Health & Wellbeing, Travel, Sports & Outdoors, Parenting & Families, Design

Nell

Nell

Jacksonville, FL, United States

From bestselling business titles to novels and short story collections, I've helped authors polish their prose for over a decade.


Work experience:

  • Callisto Media
  • The American University in Cairo Press
  • Karen Leland, Sterling Marketing Group
  • Amnet Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Action & Adventure, Inspirational, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Donna

Donna

New York, NY, USA

I'm an endlessly curious copy editor who can help make your writing—cookbooks, how-to, fantasy, sci-fi, YA—clean, correct, and compelling.


Work experience:

  • Washington Square Press/Pocket Books
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers
  • Bonnier Corp.

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Literary Fiction, Fiction

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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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