Madeline Jaffe

Madeline Jaffe – Editor

Editing high-design, experimental, illustrated nonfiction with a passion for cookbooks, self-improvement, and paper products.


Writing a craft book that's also a crime novel? An illustrated memoir with family recipes? A die-cut tarot deck and sticker sheet?

If your book is hard to classify in traditional publishing terms, I'm here to help! I began my career at a big five house working on art & design monographs, cookbooks, and narrative nonfiction before moving to a boutique publisher to pursue self-help and wellness titles as well as paper products and stationery.

I'm drawn to every step of the editorial process, from the early stages of conceptualizing the book and writing a proposal to the nitty gritty work of combing through the manuscript and picking out the perfect title. I specialize in creative development and editing complex books with a heavy visual component across genres. I love thinking about the form and design of a book, as well as creating ancillary paper products—think postcards, calendars, notepads, & cards.
Calendars Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Design DIY & Crafts Entertainment Health & Wellbeing Inspirational New Age
English (US)

Work experience


Mar, 2017 — Feb, 2020 (almost 3 years)

Harper Design; William Morrow

Sep, 2014 — Mar, 2017 (over 2 years)

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