Margo Winton Parodi

Margo Winton Parodi - Editor

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Professional with a focus on cookbooks, art & design, lifestyle, and children's titles. Love of travel, food, sports, and the outdoors.

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Overview

I'm a copyeditor and proofreader with years of experience working in-house at a Chronicle Books in San Francisco. I've recently switched to freelancing full-time, and I enjoy working on a wide range of books, from cookbooks to YA novels to guided journals. Before working at Chronicle Books, I received my copyediting certificate from UC Berkeley Extension in 2015, and interned at Avalon Travel, helping proofread Moon and Rick Steves' guidebooks. Please take a look at my portfolio to view a small selection of the titles I've worked on.

I'm exceptionally organized with a sharp eye and a love for editing. I aim to deliver finished projects early whenever possible, rather than just on time. My goal is to help you get to the best piece of writing possible while still maintaining your unique voice and style. I'm a friendly and professional communicator, and I look forward to helping you with your next project.

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Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Calendars
Children's - Non-fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Entertainment
Travel
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's - Picture Books
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Professional Sequence in Editing, UC Berkeley Extension

Work experience

Copyeditor and Proofreader

Self-employed
September, 2018 – Present (12 months)

+Copyedit and proofread a wide range of books, from cookbooks to children’s titles, for multiple publishers, following individual style sheets and house style guides for each project
+Create style guides and query sheets, and deliver all materials on time, if not early

Managing Editorial Assistant

Chronicle Books
December, 2015 – August, 2018 (over 2 years)

+Reviewed, proofread, and collated galleys, proofs, and bluelines across four different publishing groups, ensuring accurate corrections were made in a timely manner
+Hired freelance proofreaders and indexers; processed invoices; and stayed in constant communication with freelancers to answer house-style and project-specific questions, maintain schedules, and provide feedback on freelancers' work
+Filled in as needed for managing editors to run weekly publishing group meetings with editors and designers; set up new books, formats, and ebooks in the production management system; and reran schedules as deliverables routed

Portfolio (13 selected works)

From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen

Snoop Dogg

Welcome to tha Boss Dogg's KitchenThe first cookbook and recipe book from Tha Dogg: You've seen Snoop work his culinary magic on VH1's Emmy-nominated Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, and now, Tha Dogg's up in your kitchen...with his first cookbook.Recipe book that delivers 50 recipes straight from Snoop's own collection: Snoop's cookbook features OG staples like Baked Mac & Cheese and ... read more

Welcome to tha Boss Dogg's KitchenThe first cookbook and recipe book from Tha Dogg: You've seen Snoop work his culinary magic on VH1's Emmy-nominated Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, and now, Tha Dogg's up in your kitchen...with his first cookbook.Recipe book that delivers 50 recipes straight from Snoop's own collection: Snoop's cookbook features OG staples like Baked Mac & Cheese and ... read more

Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

Nik Sharma

There are few books that offer home cooks a new way to cook and to think about flavor—and fewer that do it with the clarity and warmth of Nik Sharma's Season. Season features 100 of the most delicious and intriguing recipes you've ever tasted, plus 125 of the most beautiful photographs ever seen in a cookbook. Here Nik, beloved curator of the award-winning food blog A Brown Table, shares a tre... read more

There are few books that offer home cooks a new way to cook and to think about flavor—and fewer that do it with the clarity and warmth of Nik Sharma's Season. Season features 100 of the most delicious and intriguing recipes you've ever tasted, plus 125 of the most beautiful photographs ever seen in a cookbook. Here Nik, beloved curator of the award-winning food blog A Brown Table, shares a tre... read more

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

Erin Benzakein

#1 Amazon Best Seller — Welcome to the farm!The Cut Flower Garden: Erin Benzakein is a florist-farmer, leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement, and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm in Washington's lush Skagit Valley.A stunning flower book: This beautiful guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round provides readers with vital tools to n... read more

#1 Amazon Best Seller — Welcome to the farm!The Cut Flower Garden: Erin Benzakein is a florist-farmer, leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement, and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm in Washington's lush Skagit Valley.A stunning flower book: This beautiful guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round provides readers with vital tools to n... read more

Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood—and Trusting Yourself and Your Body

Erica Chidi Cohen

Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach. Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. This beautiful and comprehensive pregnancy companion covers everything from the beginning months of pregnancy to ... read more

Nurture is the only all-in-one pregnancy and birthing book for modern mothers-to-be and their partners who want a more integrative approach. Author Erica Chidi Cohen has assisted countless births and helped hundreds of families ease into their new roles through her work as a doula. This beautiful and comprehensive pregnancy companion covers everything from the beginning months of pregnancy to ... read more

Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs

Julia Turshen

I can't wait to cook my way through this amazing new book, Ina Garten writes in the foreword to this cookbook of more than 400 recipes and variations from Julia Turshen, writer, go-to recipe developer, co-author for best-selling cookbooks such as Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good, Mario Batali's Spain...on the Road Again, and Dana Cowin's Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen. The process of trul... read more

I can't wait to cook my way through this amazing new book, Ina Garten writes in the foreword to this cookbook of more than 400 recipes and variations from Julia Turshen, writer, go-to recipe developer, co-author for best-selling cookbooks such as Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good, Mario Batali's Spain...on the Road Again, and Dana Cowin's Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen. The process of trul... read more

Hygge & West Home: Design for a Cozy Life

Christiana Coop, Aimee Lagos

Tastemakers Christiana and Aimee of Hygge & West know that the key to making a house into a home is in the decoration—whether that means embracing natural elements, creating cozy spaces, making room for family, or finding your own personal charm in every space. Hygge & West Home offers a look into 20 covetable homes designed to promote feelings of coziness, companionship, and comfort, from an ... read more

Tastemakers Christiana and Aimee of Hygge & West know that the key to making a house into a home is in the decoration—whether that means embracing natural elements, creating cozy spaces, making room for family, or finding your own personal charm in every space. Hygge & West Home offers a look into 20 covetable homes designed to promote feelings of coziness, companionship, and comfort, from an ... read more

The House in Poplar Wood

K. E. Ormsbee

Haunted Mansion meets Stranger Things ★ "A smart, thrilling mystery" -Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "Magical elements, evocative, intelligent writing, and ever-ratcheting suspense."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review"The foreboding atmosphere perfectly matches the dark mystery and high stakes confronting the middle-schoolers." –BooklistFor as long as the Vickery twins can remember, Lee and h... read more

Haunted Mansion meets Stranger Things ★ "A smart, thrilling mystery" -Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "Magical elements, evocative, intelligent writing, and ever-ratcheting suspense."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review"The foreboding atmosphere perfectly matches the dark mystery and high stakes confronting the middle-schoolers." –BooklistFor as long as the Vickery twins can remember, Lee and h... read more

Piper Perish

Kayla Cagan

Piper Perish inhales air and exhales art. The sooner she and her best friends can get out of Houston and get to New York City, the better. Art school has been Piper's dream her whole life, and now that senior year is halfway over, she's never felt more ready. But in the final months before graduation, things are weird with her friends and stressful with three different guys, and Piper's sister... read more

Piper Perish inhales air and exhales art. The sooner she and her best friends can get out of Houston and get to New York City, the better. Art school has been Piper's dream her whole life, and now that senior year is halfway over, she's never felt more ready. But in the final months before graduation, things are weird with her friends and stressful with three different guys, and Piper's sister... read more

Earth and Space 2019 Wall Calendar

Nirmala Nataraj

Take a tour of the universe with this breathtaking calendar featuring remarkable photographs from the archives of NASA. Astonishing images of space will captivate anyone with an interest in science and astronomy, while engaging and informative text will spark wonder all year long.

Take a tour of the universe with this breathtaking calendar featuring remarkable photographs from the archives of NASA. Astonishing images of space will captivate anyone with an interest in science and astronomy, while engaging and informative text will spark wonder all year long.

Crystals: The Stone Deck: 78 Crystals to Energize Your Life

Andrew Smart

This luminous deck makes it easy to bring crystal energy to everyday life. Each card features a photo of a gorgeous crystal on the front and an illuminating description of the stone's powers on the back (such as why to use serpentine for a fresh start; ametrine for indecision; and kunzite for love). Users can select a crystal based on their needs or pull a card at random to see what the univer... read more

This luminous deck makes it easy to bring crystal energy to everyday life. Each card features a photo of a gorgeous crystal on the front and an illuminating description of the stone's powers on the back (such as why to use serpentine for a fresh start; ametrine for indecision; and kunzite for love). Users can select a crystal based on their needs or pull a card at random to see what the univer... read more

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

Jill Twiss, Marlon Bundo

100% of Last Week Tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United. HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day... read more

100% of Last Week Tonight's proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United. HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day... read more

Construction Site on Christmas Night

Sherri Duskey Rinker

#1 New York Times Bestselling children's book author Sherri Duskey RinkerA new toddler book and Christmas classic: VROOM and ZOOM into the holidays with this new Christmas classic from the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site!Construction toys and construction joys: The trucks are gearing up for Christmas by b... read more

#1 New York Times Bestselling children's book author Sherri Duskey RinkerA new toddler book and Christmas classic: VROOM and ZOOM into the holidays with this new Christmas classic from the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site!Construction toys and construction joys: The trucks are gearing up for Christmas by b... read more

Amy Butler's Piece Keeping: 20 Stylish Projects that Celebrate Patchwork

Amy Butler

In this project-based sewing book, Amy Butler teaches what she does best: sewing, quilting, and pattern making. From lampshades to pillows, quilts to statement jewelry, Piece Keeping is the perfect go-to for the crafty. With clear sections on traditional sewing themes, tools, and methods, this book will appeal to Amy's core fans as well as those simply drawn to beautiful fabrics and DIY projec... read more

In this project-based sewing book, Amy Butler teaches what she does best: sewing, quilting, and pattern making. From lampshades to pillows, quilts to statement jewelry, Piece Keeping is the perfect go-to for the crafty. With clear sections on traditional sewing themes, tools, and methods, this book will appeal to Amy's core fans as well as those simply drawn to beautiful fabrics and DIY projec... read more

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