Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies
Coordination of assignment and review work by 12-member editorial collective and dozens of internal and external blind peer reviewers for scholarly journal of food studies. Primary liaison with authors in advance of and throughout the submission process, including the crafting and sending of editorial letters informing authors of submission acceptance, rejection, or requested revisions. Supervision of journal production and submissions via CMS system (ScholarOne/Basecamp). Regular administrative liaisons with staff and administrators at UC Press, ScholarOne, and Diacritech (design production).
Penguin Random House
Eight years at Penguin Random House; 2006-2011 at Alfred A. Knopf, 2012-2014 at Clarkson Potter. Identified, acquired, and line- and content-edited the work of authors to become new stars in the cookbook and food narrative world. Facilitated author’s work with photographers, publicists, and marketing teams. Gathered data on past sales, media coverage, social media platform, audience engagement, and sales impact relating to titles on subject matters for a range of audiences, and distilled that data into weekly presentations to the editorial department regarding a book’s development.