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Kathy Steer

Kathy Steer - Editor

Seaford, United Kingdom

I copy-edit, proofread and Americanize/Anglicize all types of books but specialize in cookery, health, gardening, self-help and craft books.

Overview

I am a versatile and flexible copy-editor, proofreader and Americanizer/Anglicizer specializing in cookery, health, gardening, self-help and crafts. I have recently started to copy-edit fiction. I am able to work to tight deadlines and strict budgets according to briefs and house style sheets, and I have worked on a range of titles for a number of publishers. I am also an accomplished Americanizer, specializing in cookery and can anglicize Australian cookery editions. Within the past six years I have project-edited a number of titles for Marabout (Hachette-Livre), working closely with the publisher, designer and author from the start of the book to the end, and making sure that the schedules run smoothly and on time.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • BA Hons Geography

Work experience

Project Editor

Quintet Publishing

March, 1996 – March, 1997 (about 1 year)

Managed a number of illustrated titles from raw copy to publication. Checked editorial content and editing of texts including Americanization. Worked closely with client publishers, authors, photographers and freelance editors. Left Quintet in 1997 and worked as a freelance sub-editor for various magazines including BBC Gardeners' World, Ideal Home, Beautiful Homes and BBC Good Homes Magazine.

Freelance Project editor; Copy-editor, Americanizer and Proofreader

Self-employed

March, 1988 – Present (almost 29 years)

Copy-edit raw copy, cut and fit page layouts in Indesign, accurate proofreading, Americanization, including cookery titles and project management, working closely with the author, designer and publisher and making sure everything runs smoothly and on time.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Paleo Healing Bible: Harness the Power and Vitality of Our Ancestors and Condition Your Body from Head to Toe

The Paleo Healing Bible is a practical introduction to getting back in tune with the natural rhythms of your body and seizing its full potential through Paleolithic inspired living. Work with your genetics to eat the way our ancestors did to lose weight, fight disease, and feel healthier than you ever have before. Explore the wide range of natural, unprocessed foods available today, including ... read more

The Paleo Healing Bible is a practical introduction to getting back in tune with the natural rhythms of your body and seizing its full potential through Paleolithic inspired living. Work with your genetics to eat the way our ancestors did to lose weight, fight disease, and feel healthier than you ever have before. Explore the wide range of natural, unprocessed foods available today, including ... read more

The Raw Food Healing Bible: Discover the Healing Properties of a Raw Food Diet-and Reboot Your Health from Head to Toe

The Raw Food Healing Bible is a practical introduction to feeling lighter, healthier, and more energetic by giving your oven a rest and eating food in its natural state. By eating raw foods you ensure that you get all the nutrients and natural enzymes that help digestion, fight headaches and low energy, and boost vitality, immunity, and memory. With a comprehensive raw food directory, deliciou... read more

The Raw Food Healing Bible is a practical introduction to feeling lighter, healthier, and more energetic by giving your oven a rest and eating food in its natural state. By eating raw foods you ensure that you get all the nutrients and natural enzymes that help digestion, fight headaches and low energy, and boost vitality, immunity, and memory. With a comprehensive raw food directory, deliciou... read more

Asian: One Step At A Time

Jody Vasello, Jody Vassallo

Covers 80 recipes from the Asian kitchen taken from Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Indonesian cuisines. It includes a glossary of the ingredients and techniques with pictures of the Asian ingredients. It helps you learn how to cook the favourites from spring rolls to prawn toast, sushi, wok dishes, and the perfect sticky rice.

Covers 80 recipes from the Asian kitchen taken from Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Indonesian cuisines. It includes a glossary of the ingredients and techniques with pictures of the Asian ingredients. It helps you learn how to cook the favourites from spring rolls to prawn toast, sushi, wok dishes, and the perfect sticky rice.

[ Preserving Basics: 77 Recipes Illustrated Step by Step Vassallo, Jody ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2011

Jody Vassallo

[ Preserving Basics: 77 Recipes Illustrated Step by Step Vassallo, Jody ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2011

[ Preserving Basics: 77 Recipes Illustrated Step by Step Vassallo, Jody ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2011

Chou Kale : La bible

Amelia Wasiliev

Green Smoothies: Recipes for Smoothies, Juices, Nut Milks, and Tonics to Detox, Lose Weight, and Promote Whole-Body Health

Fern Green

Kickstart your metabolism, fire up your mind, and promote whole-body health.Discover the health-boosting benefits of smoothies, juices, tonics, and nut milks. Find the perfect juice to help detoxify your body, enhance your digestion, or invigorate your metabolism. Energize your day with 66 easy-to-follow, quick, and tasty recipes. Learn simple ways to incorporate more greens into your diet eve... read more

Kickstart your metabolism, fire up your mind, and promote whole-body health.Discover the health-boosting benefits of smoothies, juices, tonics, and nut milks. Find the perfect juice to help detoxify your body, enhance your digestion, or invigorate your metabolism. Energize your day with 66 easy-to-follow, quick, and tasty recipes. Learn simple ways to incorporate more greens into your diet eve... read more

Spice Yourself Slim: Harness the power of spices for health, wellbeing and weight-loss

Kalpna Woolf

This is the have-it-all spice diet for life - a ravishing book combining delicious recipes and healthy eating, using the tastes, healing powers and weight loss health properties of spices from around the world. The book unwraps the mysteries of one of the oldest, most valued and mystically powerful food sources known to mankind and shows how spices can be incorporated into contemporary low-cal... read more

This is the have-it-all spice diet for life - a ravishing book combining delicious recipes and healthy eating, using the tastes, healing powers and weight loss health properties of spices from around the world. The book unwraps the mysteries of one of the oldest, most valued and mystically powerful food sources known to mankind and shows how spices can be incorporated into contemporary low-cal... read more

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