I'm a freelance editor and writer who enjoys using all aspects of my language background—writing, editing, teaching, translating, presenting, and language-learning—to help authors express their ideas with clarity and style. As someone who's been both the editor and the writer being edited, I'm sensitive to the needs of authors as they hone their ability to communicate clearly and effectively with their target audiences, whether that involves creating accessible and thought-provoking non-fiction or crafting novels with characters and plots that will keep readers up all night.
Areas of Expertise
• Food & cookbooks (from culinary arts to food politics and everything in between)
• Health & wellness
• Culture & anthropology
• Art history & archaeology
• Works in translation
• Sustainability & environment
• History in general, particularly prehistorical times and Renaissance/medieval eras
• Science fiction
• Historical fiction
• Women's fiction
• Adventure (especially novels set abroad)
I'm a freelance editor and writer with degrees in Cultural Anthropology and German Language & Literature and a minor in Art History. During college, I was an exchange student at the Universität Oldenburg in Germany; later, I studied Spanish at Intercultura in Sámara (Costa Rica) and did a brief stint at Lyon Bleu International in France. In addition to my foreign language studies, I'm a certified ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor and have taught and translated in the US and abroad. My editorial experiences include editing a variety of fiction and non-fiction projects as well as ghostwriting for individuals and and writing copy for marketing firms. Along with providing editorial assistance to individuals and publishers, I'm the author of two cookbooks, have written dozens of magazine articles, and have given many TV and podcast interviews. I've also spoken at several writing conferences.
In 2008, I decided to combine my interests in language and cooking by starting a culinary website. That led to teaching cooking classes, giving culinary and health presentations, and providing health coaching services. I also regularly appear on local television morning shows as a culinary and health expert. My two cookbooks, Healthier Gluten-Free and The Big Book of Healthy Cooking Oils, were published in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Along with being a food writer, I'm a professional recipe developer and tester and love to host dinner parties for my friends. Since 2011, I've served as the Chair of the Food Writers, Editors & Publishers section of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and have also been on the Board of the Directors for the Berkley Chamber of Commerce.
Despite what many people might think a gluten-free diet can be just as unhealthy as the standard American diet (also known as SAD). This is due to the fact that most store-bought gluten-free items—as well as many recipes in gluten-free cookbooks—include refined sugar starches fillers and other nutrient-dead foods. You’re likely familiar with some of these ingredients already: White rice flour ... read more
Coconut oil and other alternative oils are a hot topic these days in the cooking world, especially after the news of extra-virgin olive oil fraud broke out, as described in Extra Virginity. More and more people are becoming wary of the typical processed and refined cooking oils on the market, and they are beginning to use unprocessed, unrefined alternative oils for their cooking and baking. Ho... read more
In this powerful and informative guide, Holistic Food Therapist Kelly Genzlinger, CNC, CMTA explains how sugar and refined carbohydrate dependency is not your fault, but stems from impaired biochemistry. She insightfully provides a series of steps to naturally improve neurotransmitter imbalances and to finally change your eating habits, feel better emotionally and physically, and get free from... read more
Modernist Bread: The Art and Science is a revolutionary new understanding of one of the most important staples of the human diet. Created by the team that published the award-winning Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, this massive treasury of practical knowledge and groundbreaking techniques captures over four years of independent research and collaborations with leading indust... read more
Enlightened and insightful, Health Is in the Spirit by Claudia Burdick is essential reading for anyone that wants to take control of his, her, or their family’s health. It is a landmark indispensable guide that offers sound out-of-the-box thinking based on the author’s twenty-year career as an alternative healthcare practitioner. In two sections and forty chapters with titles such as ―Respirat... read more
The Skinny on Fats was written to educate you about the importance of consuming good sources of dietary fats. This book will teach you why we need fats and why we can't live without them. We will also show you that the reliance on a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet is the root cause of the obesity and chronic illness epidemic that we are facing. It's time for new dietary advice. This book will ... read more
What do I eat? How do I cook healthy food? How do I shop for healthy food? The Guide to Healthy Eating will show you which foods are healthy and which food you should avoid. Furthermore, this book will help you make the best food choices for you and your family. Food is our best medicine. Relying on the media, diet associations, and food corporations will lead you astray when it comes to provi... read more
In 2051, commercial time travel became a global reality. Opportunities abounded for curious history buffs, futurists, and corrupt entrepreneurs. Selected Shorts and Other Methods of Time Travel is a spellbinding collection of 37 tales that explore time travel tourism and its repercussions. In various settings ranging from Earth to deep space, Selected Shorts presents tales of those brave (or f... read more
Are you stressed out because your child keeps getting sick and you don’t know what steps to take?Are you sick of not getting answers from your doctor and always needing to drug your child?Is your child unable to speak or make eye contact?Are they having trouble learning and concentrating?Are they emotional unstable and in pain?Do you feel overwhelmed with daily responsibility to take care of y... read more
Ari's new book is the culmination of a lifetime of learning and thirty four years in business, the last three of which have been spent intensively studying, reflecting on, and writing about the critical role of beliefs in the businesses and organizations of which we're a part. The fruits of that labor are now available in this new 600-page book.
DISCOVER places for:•Brilliant sunsets•Pivotal third dates•Ice-breaking first dates•“Making up after a fight” dates•Where to go if you don’t want the evening to endANDTHE MOST ELEGANT, SEDUCTIVE RESTAURANT WITH GREAT WHISKY, WINE, FOOD AND VALUE!Together with seventeen noteworthy whisky shops and twenty outstanding cheap dates, you’ll lose yourself in a joyful voyage of enchantment and flavor.... read more
When Pleasure Sister, Caitlin, breaks a fundamental passage in The Manual, she is forced to examine her beliefs and make a choice which will forever change her life’s direction. Passage 99 is a science fiction story exploring the themes of family values, love and self-preservation.
Feeling stuck? Anxious? Stressed out? You’re not alone. In today’s fast-paced world, we’ve gotten used to feeling tense and overwhelmed. We want to enjoy our lives more, but many of us unconsciously embrace unresolved mental blocks that lead to burn-out and frustration. Here’s the good news: the scienced-backed and practical tools you’ll find in Breathe, Repeat will help you build mental resil... read more
This quick, portable guide features more than 200 practical, effective ways to calm the mind, reduce stress, and erase tension in your body in less than five minutes.In 5-Minute Calm you’ll learn to relax your anxious mind and release tension in your body through quick and easy mindfulness exercises and techniques. Through guided breathing, meditation, visualization, and more, you’ll find a pl... read more
Discover simple ways to be happier in your everyday life with these hacks that encourage positive thinking to improve your mood and outlook in any situation.Everyone wants to be happier, but often many people don’t know where to start. In Happiness Hacks, you’ll find 300 quick and easy ways to increase happiness in every area of life, including improving relationships, finding joy in your care... read more
Hormone imbalances impact men as well as women. Beginning at age 30, testosterone in men declines at a rate of 1%-3% per year. Accompanying this reduction are numerous health concerns ranging from weight gain and decreased sexual ability to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. The solution seems simple. Since testosterone is an essential hormone, and since testosterone replacement t... read more
Finally, an introduction to wine that takes the stiffness out of wine and puts the joie de vivre back in. You don't need to memorize reams of data to feel in control when shopping or deciding what to drink with dinner. All you need to learn are the handful of powerful ideas that help capture and explain wine's extraordinary variations of style. By instilling the confidence to make educated gue... read more
Real Estate industry is overflowing with competition. There are 5 million agents nationwide and most are marketing themselves in common ubiquitous means. Every real estate agent gets phone calls from all the Internet companies and marketing companies offering a basic formula that is repeated thousands and thousands of times and there is no way to distinguish your business from every other real... read more
Arts Honor is a handbook written for those of you in the arts to help nourish your gift of creativity and to help you stay true to your muse. The promise to continue being creative is an honorable one.
Passion is what drives us to do our best work. Without it, we lack the motivation to get things done, let alone persist and succeed. When passion is channeled through the right pursuit, however, passion breeds purpose…and inevitably, success for you and everyone around you. For most people, survival dictates our work, and we pursue money at the expense of self-fulfillment. Small wonder that so... read more
Cooking and baking with cannabis used to be a guessing game. How much cannabis should you use? How strong will your edible be? What are the secrets to making great savory foods as well as sweets? And is there any way to make it taste less like cannabis and more like something you'll actually enjoy eating? In Cannabis and the Art of Infusion: An Elevated Cookbook, Chef Ricky Flickenger will ans... read more
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Editor with 12+ years of experience including 8 years at independent publishing house Toby Press. Avid reader whose first love is fiction.
I've edited NYT bestselling authors, award-winners, popular mid-listers and complete beginners. Special focus: Science fiction and Fantasy.