Jo Ann Liguori

Jo Ann Liguori - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Copy editor, proofreader, and managing editor with more than 25 years of experience working on magazines, books, and digital content.

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Overview

I am a detail-oriented, efficient, pragmatic copy editor and proofreader and an effective, dynamic managing editor who has more than 25 years of experience in magazines, books, and digital content.

I'm known for my ability to juggle multiple projects and quickly adapt to a project's tone, voice, and style.

Recent projects have included a number of commemorative special issues (the 30th anniversary of Seinfeld, the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday); several cooking bookazines (Simple Vegan Recipes, Best Plant-Based Meals); a forthcoming book on the history of luxury; and daily content for a financial-advice website.

Though I'm open to working on entertainment, pop-culture, and lifestyle projects, I’m most interesting in working on cookbooks, as much of my experience has been in food-related edit (as the Managing Editor of Modern Farmer), two years as the Managing Editor/De Facto Copy Chief at Hearst Specials, four years as the Copy Chief of Good Housekeeping, and quite a bit of freelance work.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Entertainment

Awards

  • Ellie for General Excellence at Modern Farmer
  • Hearst Spotlight Award 2014

Work experience

Copy Editor/Project Manager

Self-employed
May, 2018 – Present (about 2 years)

Collaborate on projects for clients including ATHLON MEDIA GROUP, THE NEW PRESS, CENTSAI, FATHERLY, WORLD SCREEN, and GRAY MATTER CREATIVE.

Managing Editor

Modern Farmer Media
March, 2015 – April, 2018 (about 3 years)

Supervised operations and budget of quarterly special-interest magazine, website, and
all brand extensions and ancillary projects.

Managing Editor

Hearst Magazines
December, 2012 – March, 2015 (about 2 years)

Served as Managing Editor of Country Living then Executive Managing Editor of Seventeen then Interim Managing Editor of HGTV.

Managing Editor/De Facto Copy Chief

Hearst Specials
August, 2010 – November, 2012 (over 2 years)

Collaborated with EIC to plan, research, and develop special issues that leveraged and repurposed Hearst’s vast library of food and decorating content.

Managing Editor

Cosmopolitan Magazine
July, 2006 – March, 2009 (over 2 years)

Copy Chief

Good Housekeeping Magazine
September, 1995 – November, 1999 (about 4 years)

Edited copy and managed department (associate plus several freelancers) of monthly women’s magazine as well as one-shots, through all stages of production. Established and maintained house style.

89 Simple Vegan Recipes

QUEEN ELIZABETH & THE ROYALS PARADE SPECIAL MAGAZINE 2019 ATHLON

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QUEEN ELIZABETH & THE ROYALS PARADE SPECIAL MAGAZINE 2019 ATHLON

QUEEN ELIZABETH & THE ROYALS PARADE SPECIAL MAGAZINE 2019 ATHLON

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