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Laura Lee Mattingly

Laura Lee Mattingly - Editor

San Francisco, CA, United States

Experienced book editor specializing in lifestyle, self-help, inspiration, health, wellness, creative business, and women's interest.

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I've acquired, developed, and edited over one hundred books, including numerous national and New York Times bestsellers. Through my work at Hyperion Books, Random House, HarperCollins, and most recently as a senior editor at Chronicle Books, I've had the opportunity to help all types of creatives and writers bring their visions to printed reality. I value close collaboration throughout the editorial process and specialize in helping authors develop books from the first spark of an idea to a final manuscript.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Career Guides Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Nature New Age Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement Travel Weddings

Work experience

Editorial Director

Laura Lee Mattingly is self-employed

May, 2016 – Present (7 months)

Senior Editor

Chronicle Books

February, 2015 – May, 2016 (over 1 year)

Editor

Chronicle Books

January, 2012 – February, 2015 (about 3 years)

Associate Editor

Chronicle Books

May, 2010 – February, 2012 (almost 2 years)

Assistant Editor

Chronicle Books

December, 2008 – August, 2010 (over 1 year)

Assistant Editor

HarperOne - an imprint of HarperCollins

December, 2007 – November, 2008 (11 months)

Editorial Assistant

Broadway Books / Penguin Random House

February, 2005 – November, 2007 (over 2 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify (Updated and Revised)

Francine Jay

Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition—featuring never-before-seen content—Jay brings her philosophy to more readers who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form n... read more

Francine Jay pioneered the simple living movement with her self-published bestseller, The Joy of Less. In this fully redesigned and repackaged edition—featuring never-before-seen content—Jay brings her philosophy to more readers who are eager to declutter. Rather than the "crash diet" approach found in other tidying up books, Jay shares simple steps to cultivate a minimalist mindset and form n... read more

Everything Eyes: Professional Techniques * Essential Tools * Gorgeous Makeup Looks (Bobbi Brown)

Bobbi Brown

Bestselling author and world-famous makeup artist Bobbi Brown reveals her expert techniques for creating show-stopping eyes—from everyday natural to smoky to party sparkle. To coincide with the launch of Bobbi's eyewear range and a brand-new eye makeup palette, Everything Eyes covers basic eye care, essential brushes and tools, and step-by-step tutorials for 10 stunning looks. Famous for her s... read more

Bestselling author and world-famous makeup artist Bobbi Brown reveals her expert techniques for creating show-stopping eyes—from everyday natural to smoky to party sparkle. To coincide with the launch of Bobbi's eyewear range and a brand-new eye makeup palette, Everything Eyes covers basic eye care, essential brushes and tools, and step-by-step tutorials for 10 stunning looks. Famous for her s... read more

52 Small Changes for the Mind: Improve Memory * Minimize Stress * Increase Productivity * Boost Happiness

Brett Blumenthal

Small changes work. In this practical ebook, wellness expert Brett Blumenthal reveals how to hone in on the mind as the foundation of overall health and well-being. She presents one small, achievable change every week—from developing music appreciation to eating brain-boosting foods, practicing mono-tasking, incorporating play, and more. The accumulation of these lifestyle changes ultimately l... read more

Small changes work. In this practical ebook, wellness expert Brett Blumenthal reveals how to hone in on the mind as the foundation of overall health and well-being. She presents one small, achievable change every week—from developing music appreciation to eating brain-boosting foods, practicing mono-tasking, incorporating play, and more. The accumulation of these lifestyle changes ultimately l... read more

The Orchid Whisperer: Expert Secrets for Growing Beautiful Orchids

Bruce Rogers

Orchids can bloom year after year. In this essential guide, Bruce Rogers, The Orchid Whisperer, shares his expert tips from more than three decades of breeding and growing orchids. The book demystifies the growing process and features more than 100 lush color photographs of breathtaking plants. Best of all, it reveals professional secrets not found anywhere else for blooming, repotting, spotti... read more

Orchids can bloom year after year. In this essential guide, Bruce Rogers, The Orchid Whisperer, shares his expert tips from more than three decades of breeding and growing orchids. The book demystifies the growing process and features more than 100 lush color photographs of breathtaking plants. Best of all, it reveals professional secrets not found anywhere else for blooming, repotting, spotti... read more

Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World

Ann Shen

Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who follo... read more

Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who follo... read more

Welcome to the Club: 100 Parenting Milestones You Never Saw Coming

Raquel D'Apice

From the comedian behind the popular parenting blog The Ugly Volvo comes a refreshing spin on the baby milestone book. Instead of a place to lovingly capture the first time baby sleeps through the night, this book shows what it's like the first time baby rolls off the bed/sofa/changing table, leaving mom or dad in a state of pure terror (it happens). These 100 rarely documented but all-too-rea... read more

From the comedian behind the popular parenting blog The Ugly Volvo comes a refreshing spin on the baby milestone book. Instead of a place to lovingly capture the first time baby sleeps through the night, this book shows what it's like the first time baby rolls off the bed/sofa/changing table, leaving mom or dad in a state of pure terror (it happens). These 100 rarely documented but all-too-rea... read more

Paris: An Inspiring Tour of the City's Creative Heart

Janelle McCulloch

Take a stroll through the real Paris with this beautifully photographed and gorgeous guide to Paris. Organized by arrondissement, Paris takes readers through the city’s most charming streets, revealing best-kept secrets and little gems at every turn: ateliers overflowing with notions, cafés with their neat rows of macaroons, markets abundant with fresh flowers, shaded parks, and creative hotsp... read more

Take a stroll through the real Paris with this beautifully photographed and gorgeous guide to Paris. Organized by arrondissement, Paris takes readers through the city’s most charming streets, revealing best-kept secrets and little gems at every turn: ateliers overflowing with notions, cafés with their neat rows of macaroons, markets abundant with fresh flowers, shaded parks, and creative hotsp... read more

See San Francisco: Through the Lens of SFGirlbyBay

Victoria Smith

From internationally popular design blogger SF Girl By Bay comes the ultimate love letter to San Francisco. This gorgeously photographed lifestyle guide gives readers an insider's tour of the City by the Bay through Victoria Smith's unique lens. Organized by neighborhood, each chapter features enchanting photos of hidden corners, local color, landmarks, and hotspots, revealing why so many peop... read more

From internationally popular design blogger SF Girl By Bay comes the ultimate love letter to San Francisco. This gorgeously photographed lifestyle guide gives readers an insider's tour of the City by the Bay through Victoria Smith's unique lens. Organized by neighborhood, each chapter features enchanting photos of hidden corners, local color, landmarks, and hotspots, revealing why so many peop... read more

Vintage Wedding Style: More than 25 Simple Projects and Endless Inspiration for Designing Your Big Day

Elizabeth Demos

For every bride who dreams of making her special day exactly that—hers—this gorgeous book shows how to mix personal touches with vintage style for a truly meaningful celebration. From flea market chic to Great Gatsby grandeur, each chapter from wedding stylist Elizabeth Demos features photographs from real weddings and easy-to-follow instructions for achieving the look. Simple DIY projects mak... read more

For every bride who dreams of making her special day exactly that—hers—this gorgeous book shows how to mix personal touches with vintage style for a truly meaningful celebration. From flea market chic to Great Gatsby grandeur, each chapter from wedding stylist Elizabeth Demos features photographs from real weddings and easy-to-follow instructions for achieving the look. Simple DIY projects mak... read more

Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home

Holly Becker

In Decorate, the world's top designers and leading decor experts including Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, Jonathan Adler, and many others come together to share over 1,000 professional tips, ideas, and solutions for every room and every budget. Written and compiled by Holly Becker, founder of the hugely popular design blog Decor8, and Joanna Copestick, acclaimed lifestyle writer, this intensive ... read more

In Decorate, the world's top designers and leading decor experts including Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, Jonathan Adler, and many others come together to share over 1,000 professional tips, ideas, and solutions for every room and every budget. Written and compiled by Holly Becker, founder of the hugely popular design blog Decor8, and Joanna Copestick, acclaimed lifestyle writer, this intensive ... read more

Laura Lee has 1 review

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Jason Hopper

This was my first time working with an editor and I didn't know what to expect or how to communicate what I was looking for. Laura Lee provided a very clear proposal and made the decision easy. I am trilled with the work she has done and hope to work with her again! She offered very constructive feedback and really worked to get to know my writing. I was afraid that I would feel defensive h...

Jason Hopper, December 2016

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