Allison Janice

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New York, NY, USA

Experienced nonfiction editor, second-set-of-eyes, and perfectionist with a tendency to over-explain seeks manuscripts and authors.

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I’m a recently-freelance editor specializing in memoir, narrative and prescriptive nonfiction, as well as cookbooks, with a soft spot for the odd cozy mystery.

While my professional experience at Rodale Books and Penguin Random House has been in the self-help, health and wellness, cooking, and personal memoir areas, I consider myself a critical and careful reader first and foremost, so the subject matter doesn’t necessarily have to be a match for us to be a match!

Also, I’m a vegan. If you are writing a vegan book, I’m your editor!

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Nature
Parenting & Families
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships
Fiction
Crime & Mystery

Work experience

Editor

Rodale Books
October, 2016 – January, 2018 (over 1 year)

Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor/Associate Editor

Penguin Random House - Berkley Books
October, 2012 – October, 2016 (about 4 years)

Portfolio (15 selected works)

How to Argue With A Cat: A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion

Jay Heinrichs

Learn how to persuade cats―the world’s most skeptical and cautious negotiators―with this primer on rhetoric and argument from the New York Times bestselling author of Thank You for Arguing!Cats are skilled manipulators who can talk you into just about anything without a single word (or maybe a meow or two). They can get you to drop whatever you’re doing and play with them. They can make you se... read more

Learn how to persuade cats―the world’s most skeptical and cautious negotiators―with this primer on rhetoric and argument from the New York Times bestselling author of Thank You for Arguing!Cats are skilled manipulators who can talk you into just about anything without a single word (or maybe a meow or two). They can get you to drop whatever you’re doing and play with them. They can make you se... read more

Prevention Mediterranean Table: 100 Vibrant Recipes to Savor and Share for Lifelong Health

Editors of Prevention, Marygrace Taylor, Jennifer McDaniel

More than 100 fresh, nutritious Mediterranean-style recipes and tips on how to set aside time to mindfully savor each meal, combining healthy food and a healthy lifestyle.Satisfying both chefs and nutritionists alike, the Mediterranean diet is the rare healthy eating plan that not only tastes good but also feels good. From seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains to garlic, herbs, and oli... read more

More than 100 fresh, nutritious Mediterranean-style recipes and tips on how to set aside time to mindfully savor each meal, combining healthy food and a healthy lifestyle.Satisfying both chefs and nutritionists alike, the Mediterranean diet is the rare healthy eating plan that not only tastes good but also feels good. From seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains to garlic, herbs, and oli... read more

Women's Health Healthy Meals for One (or Two) Cookbook: A Simple Guide to Shopping, Prepping, and Cooking for Yourself with 175 Nutritious Recipes

The Editors of Women's Health

Take care of your taste buds, your wallet, and your health by prepping and cooking your way to healthy eating every day of the week with a cookbook designed with just one (or two) diners in mind!In the US, we eat nearly half of our meals as a party of one, with only the TV or social media followers for company. But with The Women's Health Healthy Meals for One (or Two) Cookbook, you don't have... read more

Take care of your taste buds, your wallet, and your health by prepping and cooking your way to healthy eating every day of the week with a cookbook designed with just one (or two) diners in mind!In the US, we eat nearly half of our meals as a party of one, with only the TV or social media followers for company. But with The Women's Health Healthy Meals for One (or Two) Cookbook, you don't have... read more

Women's Health Vagina University: A Complete Owner's Manual from Sex and Periods to Health and Body Image... and Everything In Between

Editors of Women's Health and Sheila Curry Oakes

Class is in session! From IUDs to UTIs, periods to pregnancy, and menstrual cups to cervical caps, Women’s Health Vagina University teaches the modern woman everything you need to know about your most intimate parts―even if you are uncomfortable saying "vagina" out loud.Women’s Health Vagina University challenges stigmas directed at women’s bodies and sexuality, offers advice and support, and ... read more

Class is in session! From IUDs to UTIs, periods to pregnancy, and menstrual cups to cervical caps, Women’s Health Vagina University teaches the modern woman everything you need to know about your most intimate parts―even if you are uncomfortable saying "vagina" out loud.Women’s Health Vagina University challenges stigmas directed at women’s bodies and sexuality, offers advice and support, and ... read more

The Women's Health Fitness Fix: Quick HIIT Workouts, Easy Recipes, & Stress-Free Strategies for Managing a Healthy Life

Jen Ator CSCS, Editors of Women's Health

It's time to rethink your relationship with food and exercise! The Women's Health Fitness Fix is a refreshing, realistic guide for anyone who wants a better body. You’ll find all the tools you need for successful and lasting weight loss―no rigid, inflexible diet rules or demanding, time-consuming workout programs. These easy-to-follow strategies are practiced by the US’s leading fitness expert... read more

It's time to rethink your relationship with food and exercise! The Women's Health Fitness Fix is a refreshing, realistic guide for anyone who wants a better body. You’ll find all the tools you need for successful and lasting weight loss―no rigid, inflexible diet rules or demanding, time-consuming workout programs. These easy-to-follow strategies are practiced by the US’s leading fitness expert... read more

Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir

Jasmin Singer

One woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul. From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that left her eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall at school to the low self-esteem that left her both physically and emotionally vulnerable to abuse, Jasmin Singer’s struggle with weight defined... read more

One woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul. From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that left her eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall at school to the low self-esteem that left her both physically and emotionally vulnerable to abuse, Jasmin Singer’s struggle with weight defined... read more

Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors

Josh Aronson, Denise George

The compelling biography of the violinist who founded the Palestine Symphony Orchestra and saved hundreds of people from Hitler—as seen in Josh Aronson’s documentary Orchestra of Exiles.“The true artist does not create art as an end in itself. He creates art for human beings. Humanity is the goal.”—Bronislaw HubermanAt fourteen, Bronislaw Huberman played the Brahms Violin Concerto in Vienna— w... read more

The compelling biography of the violinist who founded the Palestine Symphony Orchestra and saved hundreds of people from Hitler—as seen in Josh Aronson’s documentary Orchestra of Exiles.“The true artist does not create art as an end in itself. He creates art for human beings. Humanity is the goal.”—Bronislaw HubermanAt fourteen, Bronislaw Huberman played the Brahms Violin Concerto in Vienna— w... read more

To Catch a Cat: How Three Stray Kittens Rescued Me

Heather Green

A heartfelt, funny memoir about how a kitten rescue project changed one cynic’s life… Journalist Heather Green was finally putting down roots: in shiny, buzzing Manhattan. She loved her work and threw herself into sixty-hour weeks—once walking into a subway pole, getting a concussion, and still going to the office. Her new boyfriend Matt lived across the river in a New Jersey town that had non... read more

A heartfelt, funny memoir about how a kitten rescue project changed one cynic’s life… Journalist Heather Green was finally putting down roots: in shiny, buzzing Manhattan. She loved her work and threw herself into sixty-hour weeks—once walking into a subway pole, getting a concussion, and still going to the office. Her new boyfriend Matt lived across the river in a New Jersey town that had non... read more

When Love Hurts: A Woman's Guide to Understanding Abuse in Relationships

Jill Cory, Karen Mcandless-davis

“Every woman who is struggling to understand the mistreatment she is experiencing in her relationship should begin by reading [this] wonderful book.”—Lundy Bancroft, author of Why Does He Do That? What do you do when the one you love hurts you? Have you been searching for answers to difficult questions about your relationship? Do you feel confused about why your partner seems loving one moment... read more

“Every woman who is struggling to understand the mistreatment she is experiencing in her relationship should begin by reading [this] wonderful book.”—Lundy Bancroft, author of Why Does He Do That? What do you do when the one you love hurts you? Have you been searching for answers to difficult questions about your relationship? Do you feel confused about why your partner seems loving one moment... read more

The Brain Warrior's Way: Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose

Daniel G. Amen M.D., Tana Amen BSN RN

New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are ready to lead you to victory. . . .When you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, every day can feel like a battle. Forces are destroying our bodies and our minds. The standard American diet we consume is making us sick; we are constantly bombarded by the fearmongering news media; and we’re hypnotized by technical gadgets t... read more

New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are ready to lead you to victory. . . .When you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, every day can feel like a battle. Forces are destroying our bodies and our minds. The standard American diet we consume is making us sick; we are constantly bombarded by the fearmongering news media; and we’re hypnotized by technical gadgets t... read more

The Brain Warrior's Way Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes to Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose

Tana Amen BSN RN, Daniel G. Amen M.D.

Feed Your Body AND Your Brain In The Brain Warrior’s Way, New York Times bestselling authors Tana and Daniel Amen share how to develop mastery over brain and body to combat disease, depression, and obesity. In this companion cookbook, not only will you find more than a hundred simple, delicious recipes that support the principles of The Brain Warrior’s Way to heal and optimize your brain, but ... read more

Feed Your Body AND Your Brain In The Brain Warrior’s Way, New York Times bestselling authors Tana and Daniel Amen share how to develop mastery over brain and body to combat disease, depression, and obesity. In this companion cookbook, not only will you find more than a hundred simple, delicious recipes that support the principles of The Brain Warrior’s Way to heal and optimize your brain, but ... read more

Exponential Living: Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are

Sheri Riley

Peace is possible. Peace is our power. Peace is the New Success®.EXPONENTIAL LIVING has won: The 2017 Best Book Awards "Self-Help: General” Book of the Year The 2017 African American Literary Award in the area of Self-Help Has been nominated as 1 of 5 books for The NAACP Image Award which is decided in January 2018 in the area of OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK - Instructional Constantly striving to... read more

Peace is possible. Peace is our power. Peace is the New Success®.EXPONENTIAL LIVING has won: The 2017 Best Book Awards "Self-Help: General” Book of the Year The 2017 African American Literary Award in the area of Self-Help Has been nominated as 1 of 5 books for The NAACP Image Award which is decided in January 2018 in the area of OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK - Instructional Constantly striving to... read more

Just Killing Time (A Clock Shop Mystery)

Julianne Holmes

First in a new cozy series that ticks with excitement and mystery!Ruth Clagan may be an expert clockmaker, but she’s always had a tendency to lose track of time. And when trying to solve a murder, every minute counts…Ruth’s beloved grandfather instilled in her a love of timepieces. Unfortunately after her grandmother died and he remarried, Ruth and Grandpa Thom became estranged. She’s wanted t... read more

First in a new cozy series that ticks with excitement and mystery!Ruth Clagan may be an expert clockmaker, but she’s always had a tendency to lose track of time. And when trying to solve a murder, every minute counts…Ruth’s beloved grandfather instilled in her a love of timepieces. Unfortunately after her grandmother died and he remarried, Ruth and Grandpa Thom became estranged. She’s wanted t... read more

Clock and Dagger (A Clock Shop Mystery)

Julianne Holmes

Expert clockmaker Ruth Clagan has another murder on her hands in the second Clock Shop Mystery from the author of Just Killing Time.Ruth has three days to pull off four events—including the grand reopening of Cog & Sprocket, the clock shop she inherited from her grandfather—so she doesn’t have time for Beckett Green’s nonsense. The competitive owner of a new bookstore, Green seems determined t... read more

Expert clockmaker Ruth Clagan has another murder on her hands in the second Clock Shop Mystery from the author of Just Killing Time.Ruth has three days to pull off four events—including the grand reopening of Cog & Sprocket, the clock shop she inherited from her grandfather—so she doesn’t have time for Beckett Green’s nonsense. The competitive owner of a new bookstore, Green seems determined t... read more

Paint the Town Dead (A Silver Six Mystery)

Nancy Haddock

From the national bestselling author of Basket Case comes the second mystery starring the crafty and cantankerous Silver Six. Leslee Stanton Nix—aka “Nixy”—thought moving to small-town Lilyvale, Arkansas, would be about as thrilling as watching paint dry. But keeping up with her retired Aunt Sherry and her troublemaking housemates—collectively known as the Silver Six—has proven to be as exciti... read more

From the national bestselling author of Basket Case comes the second mystery starring the crafty and cantankerous Silver Six. Leslee Stanton Nix—aka “Nixy”—thought moving to small-town Lilyvale, Arkansas, would be about as thrilling as watching paint dry. But keeping up with her retired Aunt Sherry and her troublemaking housemates—collectively known as the Silver Six—has proven to be as exciti... read more

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Jade Teta

I hired Allison for my first self-published book. I knew I needed a developmental editor, but did not know what to expect. She was simply amazing. Unbelievably thorough, honest and knowledgable. I was seriously blown away. I will definitely be using her on other projects. Cannot recommend her highly enough.

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Jade Teta, April 2018

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