Lindsay Conner

Lindsay Conner – Editor

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

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.
Services
Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts Travel
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2005 — Present

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.

Wiley Publishing

Apr, 2005 — Oct, 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

Urban Quilting

Chow, Wendy

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, mathemat... 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 th... 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 to... 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 fo... 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 fabr... 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 th... 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'... 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 ... 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. Y... 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 e... 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 ... read more

Lindsay has 1 review

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Tanuja S.

Tanuja S.

Jul, 2021

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.
Lindsay C.
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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