Lindsay Conner

Lindsay Conner - Editor

Indianapolis, IN, USA

I edit travel guides and DIY/craft books, and have written several sewing books. Worked with Wiley, Frommer Media, C&T Publishing.

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Overview

I started my publishing career in 2005, working in-house for Wiley Publishing. I have 15 years experience editing Frommer's travel guides. I've also authored four instructional sewing books in six years, all while raising a tiny human. Now that he is in kindergarten, I'm looking to take on more clients who are serious about publishing. For the last five years, I've also helped authors sell their books with my compelling sales copy. I also launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for my adult coloring book, Lazy-Ass Cats, pre-selling more than $20,000 and earning Kickstarter's coveted Project of the Day award.

Have a book in the works? Let me help you navigate the process of putting your words onto the printed page. I will edit your nonfiction book to give it the professional polish it deserves. Whether you are working with a traditional publisher or going the self-publishing route, I'm ready to share what I've learned as an industry veteran. I can also work with you to update your author bio, and write engaging back cover blurbs, Amazon sales copy, and social media posts.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts
Travel

Work experience

Freelance Writer/Editor

Self-employed
May, 2005 – Present (over 16 years)

Edits two monthly neighborhood magazines for N2Publishing. Writes marketing copy for a craft book publisher, C&T Publishing. Edits travel guide books for Frommer’s Unlimited. Crafts freelance articles and marketing copy for a diverse client base. Conducts phone and in-person interviews, schedules photo shoots, and finalizes client’s approval. Prepares marketing materials and research-based articles for print and Web.

Production Editor

Wiley Publishing
April, 2005 – October, 2012 (over 7 years)

Handled more than 20 travel guides per year in production editorial department for Frommer’s Travel Guides and For Dummies brand travel books. Showed strong self-management and attention to deadlines while working effectively with a team. Published eBooks, coordinated artwork, and corrected style inconsistencies. Promoted within first year with the company, and again from Production Editor I to Production Editor II in July 2009.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Modern Bee —13 Quilts to Make with Friends

Lindsay Conner

Modern Bee―13 Quilts to Make with Friends by Lindsay Conner features 13 projects for a virtual one-year quilting bee. Crafted with a modern aesthetic, the patterns are inspired by traditional quilt blocks as well as bits and pieces of daily life. As you quilt along with this book from month to month, you'll master sewing techniques elevating in difficulty―from easy to advanced. Each project is... read more

Modern Bee―13 Quilts to Make with Friends by Lindsay Conner features 13 projects for a virtual one-year quilting bee. Crafted with a modern aesthetic, the patterns are inspired by traditional quilt blocks as well as bits and pieces of daily life. As you quilt along with this book from month to month, you'll master sewing techniques elevating in difficulty―from easy to advanced. Each project is... read more

On the Go Bags - 15 Handmade Purses, Totes & Organizers: Unique Projects to Sew from Today's Modern Designers

Lindsay Conner, Janelle MacKay

Sew that just-right bag for the job! Top sewing designers and bloggers share 15 unique organizers for everyday life. From a laptop folio or a gym bag to an airport sling or a trunk organizer, every tote has distinctive features to keep your essentials within easy reach. Practical, stylish, and versatile by design, each multiuse project is organized by skill level, from confident beginner to mo... read more

Sew that just-right bag for the job! Top sewing designers and bloggers share 15 unique organizers for everyday life. From a laptop folio or a gym bag to an airport sling or a trunk organizer, every tote has distinctive features to keep your essentials within easy reach. Practical, stylish, and versatile by design, each multiuse project is organized by skill level, from confident beginner to mo... read more

FreeSpirit Block Party: 40 Quilt Blocks, 5 Samplers, 20 Modern Designers

FreeSpirit Fabrics

Modern quilting meets traditional thanks to FreeSpirit designers. Tula Pink, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, Kathy Doughty, and more, rose to the occasion when presented with the challenge to put a modern spin on classic blocks. You won't believe what they made! With 40 inspiring quilt blocks from 20 designers working in their own fabrics, this mix-and-match block... read more

Modern quilting meets traditional thanks to FreeSpirit designers. Tula Pink, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, Kathy Doughty, and more, rose to the occasion when presented with the challenge to put a modern spin on classic blocks. You won't believe what they made! With 40 inspiring quilt blocks from 20 designers working in their own fabrics, this mix-and-match block... read more

Frommer's Thailand (Complete Guides)

Ashley Niedringhaus

For more than 60 years, Frommer’s’ guides have cut through the noise and hyperbole to deliver what no other books can: Honest talk, frank advice, and an affectionate insider’s secrets to appreciating and affording vacations around the world. Don’t travel like a mere tourist―discover the full experiences of Thailand, from Bangkok to its sublime cuisine to its world-famous island escapes. Whethe... read more

For more than 60 years, Frommer’s’ guides have cut through the noise and hyperbole to deliver what no other books can: Honest talk, frank advice, and an affectionate insider’s secrets to appreciating and affording vacations around the world. Don’t travel like a mere tourist―discover the full experiences of Thailand, from Bangkok to its sublime cuisine to its world-famous island escapes. Whethe... read more

Frommer's Athens and the Greek Islands (Complete Guide)

Stephen Brewer

You'll never fall into a tourist trap when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go―they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants ... read more

You'll never fall into a tourist trap when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go―they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants ... read more

Frommer's Australia (Complete Guides)

Lee Mylne

Everything you need for a successful Australian vacation―in one intelligent guide. The Australian dollar has in recent years plunged in value against the U.S. dollar making Australia far more accessible than it has been in years. To keep up with the changes the new currency situation has brought about, we’ve turned once again to Lee Mylne. Based in Brisbane (the third most populous city in Aus... read more

Everything you need for a successful Australian vacation―in one intelligent guide. The Australian dollar has in recent years plunged in value against the U.S. dollar making Australia far more accessible than it has been in years. To keep up with the changes the new currency situation has brought about, we’ve turned once again to Lee Mylne. Based in Brisbane (the third most populous city in Aus... read more

kraft-tex Creations: Sew 18 Projects with Vegan Leather; Print, Stitch, Paint & Design

Lindsay Conner

Sewing with kraft-tex―the vegan leather everyone's talking about Print, paint, stamp, and stitch… it's never been so fun to design as it is with kraft-tex! Discover the incredibly durable paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather, but sews just like fabric. Modern designers share twelve clever kraft-tex projects plus six bonus ideas, from bags and wallets to coasters and embroidered brac... read more

Sewing with kraft-tex―the vegan leather everyone's talking about Print, paint, stamp, and stitch… it's never been so fun to design as it is with kraft-tex! Discover the incredibly durable paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather, but sews just like fabric. Modern designers share twelve clever kraft-tex projects plus six bonus ideas, from bags and wallets to coasters and embroidered brac... read more

Lazy-Ass Cats: A Coloring Book for Adults

Lindsay Conner

Trouble in Purradise? Having a catastrophic day? Unwind with the Lazy-Ass Cats Coloring Book. Whip out your colored pencils forty clever coloring pages are ready for your artistic touch. Haven t tried coloring? You have got to be kitten me. A hilarious gift for coloring enthusiasts, cat lovers, and even people who don t know they like to color yet, the book features single-sided pages on crisp... read more

Trouble in Purradise? Having a catastrophic day? Unwind with the Lazy-Ass Cats Coloring Book. Whip out your colored pencils forty clever coloring pages are ready for your artistic touch. Haven t tried coloring? You have got to be kitten me. A hilarious gift for coloring enthusiasts, cat lovers, and even people who don t know they like to color yet, the book features single-sided pages on crisp... read more

The T-Shirt Quilt Book: Create One-of-a-Kind Keepsakes - Make 8 Projects or Design Your Own

Carla Hegeman Crim, Lindsay Conner

Turn treasured tees into something brand new―a T-shirt quilt! Sew 8 special memory quilts, from a pillow or baby throw to bed quilts in multiple sizes. Learn the secrets to choosing, cutting, and interfacing tees. Get troubleshooting tips, like working with too-small shirts and adding other clothing and fabric. Whether it's your first quilt or your hundredth, this book is filled with fresh ide... read more

Turn treasured tees into something brand new―a T-shirt quilt! Sew 8 special memory quilts, from a pillow or baby throw to bed quilts in multiple sizes. Learn the secrets to choosing, cutting, and interfacing tees. Get troubleshooting tips, like working with too-small shirts and adding other clothing and fabric. Whether it's your first quilt or your hundredth, this book is filled with fresh ide... read more

Frommer's Italy 2020 (Complete Guides)

Stephen Brewer, Elizabeth Heath, Stephen Keeling, Michelle Schoenung, Donald Strachan

From the most trusted name in travel, Frommer’s Italy 2020 is a comprehensive, completely up-to-date guide to one of Europe’s most storied vacation destinations. With helpful advice and honest recommendations from Frommer’s expert authors, you’ll walk among the ancient ruins of Pompeii, float along the canals of Venice, appreciate Renaissance masterworks in Florence, explore off-the-beaten-pat... read more

From the most trusted name in travel, Frommer’s Italy 2020 is a comprehensive, completely up-to-date guide to one of Europe’s most storied vacation destinations. With helpful advice and honest recommendations from Frommer’s expert authors, you’ll walk among the ancient ruins of Pompeii, float along the canals of Venice, appreciate Renaissance masterworks in Florence, explore off-the-beaten-pat... read more

But for the Grace of God: An Autobiography of an Aviator and Astronaut

William R. Pogue

The amazing memoir of astronaut Bill Pogue, long-time holder of the world record for most days in space. Praise from the experts... "Bill Pogue has had an amazing career: Oklahoma farm boy, Korean war fighter pilot, elite Thunderbird slot and wingman, mathematical whiz, and eighty-four days of science studies as a Skylab astronaut. He guides the reader through a half-century of technological a... read more

The amazing memoir of astronaut Bill Pogue, long-time holder of the world record for most days in space. Praise from the experts... "Bill Pogue has had an amazing career: Oklahoma farm boy, Korean war fighter pilot, elite Thunderbird slot and wingman, mathematical whiz, and eighty-four days of science studies as a Skylab astronaut. He guides the reader through a half-century of technological a... read more

Urban Quilting

Chow, Wendy

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Tanuja Sheth
Lindsay was very good at understanding that I am working with an elderly parent to get this project done- but things simply don't go on schedule with ongoing ageing health issues.

Tanuja Sheth, July 2021

Lindsay Conner
Thank you Tanuja! I'm glad I was able to complete my editing work for you by the deadline, and wish you the best of luck with finishing up the printing of your project!

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