Jodi Butler

Jodi Butler - Editor

Chicago, Illinois, USA

I'm a lifelong reader who loves working with authors and helping them promote their work.

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Overview

I'm a seasoned and dynamic editor with experience in print and digital. I have a BA in Journalism and an MS in Marketing Communications (Northwestern University). I can work with authors from start to finish on projects, helping them solidify ideas, work through drafts, and publicize their work. I have extensive experience in lifestyle, DIY, travel, cooking, and craft content. I'm an avid reader and lifelong learner with adaptable skills and excited to work in many genres.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Holiday
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
DIY & Crafts
Home & Garden
Parenting & Families
Travel

Work experience

Content Editor

F+W Media (book division now owned by PRH)
October, 2015 – December, 2018 (about 3 years)

• Managed editorial projects from ideas list through completion, providing comprehensive editing, design and photo direction, and overseeing production schedules and approvals to ensure timely, on-budget deliverables
• Created content strategy for new books, including blog and social media posts to promote new and existing titles and build topic and author awareness
• Promoted authors and books through media relations, influencer marketing initiatives, and social media management
• Wrote and edited marketing copy for press releases, media pitches, catalogs, books, and online retailers, including F+W’s direct-to-consumer stores and Amazon
• Hired and managed freelance illustrators, editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders

Freelance Writer, Editor, Content Creator, and Media Representative

Clients (past and present): F+W Media, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Meredith Corporation
January, 2008 – Present (almost 13 years)

• Content editor and project manager, F+W Media
• Contributing Editor and parenting columnist, FamilyFun magazine (shuttered 2016)
• On-call media representative, Disney Publishing Worldwide and the Meredith Corporation (2008–2015)

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Punched: Techniques and Projects for Modern Punch Needle Art

Stacie Schaat

Discover the primitive craft of punch needle as seen through the eyes of a contemporary artist giving the technique fresh, modern appeal. Yellow Spool's Stacie Schaat shares all you need to know to take a stab in Punched. With Stacie's guidance you'll learn: Simple tools and basic techniques can make a range of trendy home goods.Step-by-step mini-lessons that take you from beginner to pro in n... read more

Discover the primitive craft of punch needle as seen through the eyes of a contemporary artist giving the technique fresh, modern appeal. Yellow Spool's Stacie Schaat shares all you need to know to take a stab in Punched. With Stacie's guidance you'll learn: Simple tools and basic techniques can make a range of trendy home goods.Step-by-step mini-lessons that take you from beginner to pro in n... read more

Flossie Teacakes' Guide to English Paper Piecing: Exploring the Fussy-Cut World of Precision Patchwork

Florence Knapp

In a sea of quilting project books, Flossie Teacakes' Guide to English Paper Piecing stands alone. Drawing together many disparate strands, this comprehensive guide offers up a deeper exploration of this precision patchwork craft, providing everything quilters need to know on a practical level to begin navigating fussy cutting and English paper-piecing (EPP).The most comprehensive guide to Eng... read more

In a sea of quilting project books, Flossie Teacakes' Guide to English Paper Piecing stands alone. Drawing together many disparate strands, this comprehensive guide offers up a deeper exploration of this precision patchwork craft, providing everything quilters need to know on a practical level to begin navigating fussy cutting and English paper-piecing (EPP).The most comprehensive guide to Eng... read more

The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry: Techniques & Projects for Metallic Earrings & Pendants

Ann Martin

Create exquisite paper jewelry with the look of copper, silver, and gold! Discover how the centuries old technique of quilling paper can give you modern, sophisticated jewelry without a high price tag. Author and quilling enthusiast Ann Martin shows you how to turn metallic-edged papers into stunning--and sturdy--earrings and pendants in The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry. Whether you're an exp... read more

Create exquisite paper jewelry with the look of copper, silver, and gold! Discover how the centuries old technique of quilling paper can give you modern, sophisticated jewelry without a high price tag. Author and quilling enthusiast Ann Martin shows you how to turn metallic-edged papers into stunning--and sturdy--earrings and pendants in The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry. Whether you're an exp... read more

Beyond the Block: Modern Patchwork Projects Inspired by Log Cabin Blocks

Explore the timeless charm--and versatility--of an iconic block! Classic yet contemporary, Log Cabin blocks are steeped in tradition yet open to infinite possibilities. In Beyond the Block, today's top designers show you how to take the traditional Log Cabin block in new directions, creating inspired designs that embrace the past while incorporating modern aesthetics and one-of-a-kind style. I... read more

Explore the timeless charm--and versatility--of an iconic block! Classic yet contemporary, Log Cabin blocks are steeped in tradition yet open to infinite possibilities. In Beyond the Block, today's top designers show you how to take the traditional Log Cabin block in new directions, creating inspired designs that embrace the past while incorporating modern aesthetics and one-of-a-kind style. I... read more

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: 20 Braided Jewelry Designs Step-by-Step

Christina Larsen

Discover the gorgeous jewelry that can only be created with kumihimo wirework! Whether new to kumihimo or looking to take your skill to the next level, Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy is the companion you need. Author Christina Larsen will show you how easy it can be to transition from traditional kumihimo materials to wirework with her expert guidance, comprehensive instruction, and inspiring des... read more

Discover the gorgeous jewelry that can only be created with kumihimo wirework! Whether new to kumihimo or looking to take your skill to the next level, Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy is the companion you need. Author Christina Larsen will show you how easy it can be to transition from traditional kumihimo materials to wirework with her expert guidance, comprehensive instruction, and inspiring des... read more

See Kate Sew: 24 Learn-to-Sew Projects You Can Make in an Hour

Kate Blocher

Create beautiful crafts for your home and everyone in it--no experience required! Learning how to sew has never been easier! In See Kate Sew, blogger Kate Blocher shows you how to make dozens of beginner-friendly projects with professional polish. From stylish pillows and home decor to adorable soft toys for kids and fashion-forward accessories, there is plenty to make and gift--or keep just f... read more

Create beautiful crafts for your home and everyone in it--no experience required! Learning how to sew has never been easier! In See Kate Sew, blogger Kate Blocher shows you how to make dozens of beginner-friendly projects with professional polish. From stylish pillows and home decor to adorable soft toys for kids and fashion-forward accessories, there is plenty to make and gift--or keep just f... read more

My Doll, My Style: Sewing Fun Fashions for Your 18-inch Doll

Anna Allen

Style trends trickle down to girls' clothes, infusing their day-to-day wardrobes with edgy, fashion-forward pieces combined with age-appropriate styling. It’s that line of thinking that inspires this new doll clothes collection, resulting in a must-have project book with up-to-date silhouettes and fabrics that kids gravitate towards (and infused with thumbs-up sensibility from mom.)12+ designs... read more

Style trends trickle down to girls' clothes, infusing their day-to-day wardrobes with edgy, fashion-forward pieces combined with age-appropriate styling. It’s that line of thinking that inspires this new doll clothes collection, resulting in a must-have project book with up-to-date silhouettes and fabrics that kids gravitate towards (and infused with thumbs-up sensibility from mom.)12+ designs... read more

Quilt Big: Bigger Blocks for Faster Finishes

Jemima Flendt

Big, bold, impressive designs that sew together quickly and easily! Approaching quilting in a big way, Quilt Big takes the inherent beauty found in single block patterns and creates big, bold quilts, quickly and easily. Whether you're simply short on time or intimidated by complex quilts, Quilt Big will show you how super-sizing your blocks make for faster finishes and so much more!

Big, bold, impressive designs that sew together quickly and easily! Approaching quilting in a big way, Quilt Big takes the inherent beauty found in single block patterns and creates big, bold quilts, quickly and easily. Whether you're simply short on time or intimidated by complex quilts, Quilt Big will show you how super-sizing your blocks make for faster finishes and so much more!

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