Lisa Howard

Lisa Howard - Editor Tick

Berkley, United States

Every sentence matters! My passion is helping your words shine, whether you're at the beginning of your project or you need a final polish.

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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

NONFICTION
• Food & cookbooks (from culinary arts to food politics and everything in between)
• Health & wellness
• Travel
• Culture & anthropology
• Art history & archaeology
• Works in translation
• Sustainability & environment
• History in general, particularly prehistorical times and Renaissance/medieval eras

FICTION
• Science fiction
• Fantasy
• Historical fiction
• Women's fiction
• Adventure (especially novels set abroad)

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Nature
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships
Travel
Fiction
Fantasy
Science Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Editor & Writer

Self-employed
January, 2009 – Present (over 9 years)

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.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Healthier Gluten-Free: All-Natural Whole-Grain Recipes That Get Rid of the Refined Starches Fillers and Chemical Gums for a Truly Healthy Gluten-Free Diet

Howard Lisa

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

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

The Big Book of Healthy Cooking Oils: Recipes Using Coconut Oil and Other Unprocessed and Unrefined Oils - Including Avocado, Flaxseed, Walnut & Others--Paleo-friendly and Gluten-free

Lisa Howard

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

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

Sugar...Stop the Addiction: A Biochemical Explanation and Treatment Protocol for Healing from Refined Carbohydrate

Kelly Genzlinger CNC

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

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

Nathan Myhrvold, Francisco Migoya

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

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

Health is in the Spirit: We are all We need (01)

Claudia Burdick

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

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

Dr David Brownstein and Sheryl Shenefelt

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

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

The Guide to Healthy Eating 2nd Edition

David Brownstein, Sheryl Shenefelt

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

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

Selected Shorts and Other Methods of Time Travel

David Goodberg

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

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

NO MORE MEDS

Dr. Corinne Weaver DC

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

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

A Lapsed Anarchist's Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business (Zingerman's Guide to Good Leading)

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.

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.

Whisky and Romance Manhattan - A Rare Neighborhood Guide: Thirty-Two Fantastic Whisky Palaces to Gaze, Cuddle and Drink Includes the Sexiest Bar In Manhattan

Mark S. Garbin

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

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

Passage 99

Janie Emaus

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.

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.

Breathe, Repeat: A Busy Person’s Guide to Preventing Burn-out, Building Resilience and Conquering Anxiety

Vincent Guang Hu CHC

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

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

5-Minute Calm: A More Peaceful, Rested, and Relaxed You in Just 5 Minutes a Day

Adams Media

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

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

Happiness Hacks: 300+ Simple Ways to Get―and Stay―Happy

Adams Media

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

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

If Your Testosterone is Low, You're Gonna Get Fat

Dr. Charles Mok

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

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

Passion For Wine: The French Ideal and the American Dream

Jean-Charles Boisset, Marnie Old

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

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

How To Capture The Senior Real Estate Market: Discover a New Business Model for Real Estate and a Clear Path to Success

Steve Tomas Fecske

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

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: An Inspirational Dictionary Especially for Artists And Creatives

Rebecca Robinson

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.

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.

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Andrea Kamenca

Smart. Professional. Meets deadlines.

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Andrea Kamenca, July 2018


Holly Ash

Lisa's edits of my science fiction novel were amazing. She really helped to take my story to the next level, while preserving my voice through out the story. Her communication was friendly and professional and she provided updates throughout the process. She even managed to complete the edit a week earlier than promised.

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Holly Ash, July 2018


Tosin Adewumi

Lisa's work is simply excellent. Having her edit my book is one of the best decisions I have made on this project and one that paid off extremely well. Lisa shows genuine interest in the project and this couldn't be more obvious than in the way she helped shape the overall tone and direction of the message without overriding the original intent. I highly recommend Lisa and will be consulting he...

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Tosin Adewumi, June 2018


Joy Schneider

Wonderful to work with and extremely patient.

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Joy Schneider, February 2018


Steve Fecske

Lisa is talented and very personal and helpful. She truly was excited about my topic and did her best. I blame our limited ability to communicate on the Reedsy platform. It is very important to communicate through the process and I blame myself for not approaching our working relationship with more communications. You can't work with an editor unless you communicate along the way. I did not and...

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Steve Fecske, January 2018

Lisa Howard

Thank you for your review! I agree that for your preferred communication style, phone calls and perhaps direct emails would be best, and no, Reedsy does not make those part of their general communications. Nonetheless, I enjoyed working on your project, and I hope that your book goes on to help many seniors and their loved ones--you've created an invaluable resource for an ever-growing demographic.

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