Mary Cassells

Mary Cassells - Editor Tick

Columbus, OH, USA

I have experience from proposal through finished manuscript and sales. Editing is my service, but I know sales are your ultimate goal.

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I am an experienced nonfiction editor (developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading, project management). The culinary disciplines and recipe editing are specialties, but I have a wealth of experience in a wide variety of subject areas. I combine a strong work ethic with a keen and critical eye to ensure the accuracy and full development of your content. I also like to laugh!
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Home & Garden
Music

Awards

  • two-time IACP Award nominee

Work experience

Self-employed

Self-employed
August, 2013 – Present (almost 6 years)

For the past 4.5 years, I have been helping nonfiction publishers and authors develop, polish, and publish the highest quality manuscripts in everything from cooking, baking, and spirits to yoga, potty training, and counselor education, and more. I have experience in all areas of publishing to help you do the same. I am currently focusing on editorial assessment, copy editing, and proofreading. Please let me know how I can help you.

Senior Acquisitions Editor

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
March, 2008 – October, 2013 (over 5 years)

While with Wiley, I acquired, published, and sold thoughtfully developed, beautifully designed, highly visual, market-leading books to meet the needs of post-secondary learners at multiple stages in their culinary and hospitality careers. With a collaborative working style, I successfully managed and grew my list’s largest revenue franchise titles and market leaders: Wayne Gisslen’s Professional Series (Professional Cooking, Professional Baking, Professional Garde Manger, and Essentials of Professional Cooking), including its recipe management program.

In 2012, I received Wiley’s Notable Signing of a Current Wiley Author Award for Sackett, Global Cuisines. And, two of my books, Professional Garde Manger by Sackett, Pestka, and Gisslen and Molecular Gastronomy by Sanchez, were nominated for IACP awards.

Portfolio (23 selected works)

Our 50-State Border Crisis: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic Across America

Howard G. Buffett

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom one of America's most prominent philanthropists, an eye-opening, myth-busting new perspective on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing border policies and lawlessness in Mexico and Central America, drugs are pouring over... read more

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom one of America's most prominent philanthropists, an eye-opening, myth-busting new perspective on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing border policies and lawlessness in Mexico and Central America, drugs are pouring over... read more

Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook: Modern Mediterranean Recipes for Living the Good Life

Theo Stephan, Christina Xenos

Discover how rich a healthy lifestyle can taste with Opa! The Healthy Greek CookbookWhen you don’t have a Mediterranean breeze behind you, finding local ingredients for complex recipes can make it difficult to integrate Greek food into your lifestyle. With Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook you can spare yourself the odyssey of traveling just to eat fresh and flavorful food. Featuring easy-to-fin... read more

Discover how rich a healthy lifestyle can taste with Opa! The Healthy Greek CookbookWhen you don’t have a Mediterranean breeze behind you, finding local ingredients for complex recipes can make it difficult to integrate Greek food into your lifestyle. With Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook you can spare yourself the odyssey of traveling just to eat fresh and flavorful food. Featuring easy-to-fin... read more

Professional Cooking

Wayne Gisslen

Professional Cooking, 8th Edition reflects the changing nature of our understanding of cooking and related fields such as food safety, nutrition, and dietary practices, as well as new thinking about how best to teach this material. Familiar material reflects the core curriculum that has stayed focused on the essentials, the comprehensive understanding of ingredients and basic cooking technique... read more

Professional Cooking, 8th Edition reflects the changing nature of our understanding of cooking and related fields such as food safety, nutrition, and dietary practices, as well as new thinking about how best to teach this material. Familiar material reflects the core curriculum that has stayed focused on the essentials, the comprehensive understanding of ingredients and basic cooking technique... read more

The Advanced Art of Baking & Pastry

R. Andrew Chlebana

The main goal of Advanced Baking and Pastry is to present the right balance of topics and depth of coverage, encompassing items produced in the bakeshop, including breads, Viennoiserie, creams, pies, tarts, cakes, and decorative work in a professional manner that is easily approachable for the advanced baking and pastry student and professional. This is accomplished by providing theoretical in... read more

The main goal of Advanced Baking and Pastry is to present the right balance of topics and depth of coverage, encompassing items produced in the bakeshop, including breads, Viennoiserie, creams, pies, tarts, cakes, and decorative work in a professional manner that is easily approachable for the advanced baking and pastry student and professional. This is accomplished by providing theoretical in... read more

Simple: The Easiest Cookbook in the World

This is really the EASIEST COOKBOOK IN THE WORLD. Every recipe has less than four steps and fewer than six ingredients, illustrated with more than 1,000 user-friendly photographs. No wonder it is an overnight international bestseller! Want a quick answer to "What should I eat?" Simple-with its clean design, large type, straightforward photos, and handy icons-will have you enjoying a meal in mi... read more

This is really the EASIEST COOKBOOK IN THE WORLD. Every recipe has less than four steps and fewer than six ingredients, illustrated with more than 1,000 user-friendly photographs. No wonder it is an overnight international bestseller! Want a quick answer to "What should I eat?" Simple-with its clean design, large type, straightforward photos, and handy icons-will have you enjoying a meal in mi... read more

Feed the Resistance: Recipes + Ideas for Getting Involved

Julia Turshen

From favorite cookbook author Julia Turshen comes this practical and inspiring handbook for political activism—with recipes. As the millions who marched in January 2017 demonstrated, activism is the new normal. When people search for ways to resist injustice and express support for civil rights, environmental protections, and more, they begin by gathering around the table to talk and plan. The... read more

From favorite cookbook author Julia Turshen comes this practical and inspiring handbook for political activism—with recipes. As the millions who marched in January 2017 demonstrated, activism is the new normal. When people search for ways to resist injustice and express support for civil rights, environmental protections, and more, they begin by gathering around the table to talk and plan. The... read more

Professional Baking

Wayne Gisslen

Gisslen's 6th edition of Professional Baking continues to educate hundreds of thousands of students with clear, detailed instructions in the theory and techniques necessary to meet the demands of the professional kitchen. The text continues to comprehensively cover baking basics while also offering enhanced coverage of higher-level techniques such as pastry, chocolate, and sugar work. Balancin... read more

Gisslen's 6th edition of Professional Baking continues to educate hundreds of thousands of students with clear, detailed instructions in the theory and techniques necessary to meet the demands of the professional kitchen. The text continues to comprehensively cover baking basics while also offering enhanced coverage of higher-level techniques such as pastry, chocolate, and sugar work. Balancin... read more

Molecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine Demystified

Jose Sanchez

Uncover the science of cooking with this International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award finalist - Molecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine DemystifiedMolecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine Demystified aims to demystify the intriguing and often mysterious world of cooking that we call molecular gastronomy, or “Avangard Nueva Cocina”, as Ferran Adriá has called it. This bo... read more

Uncover the science of cooking with this International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award finalist - Molecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine DemystifiedMolecular Gastronomy: Scientific Cuisine Demystified aims to demystify the intriguing and often mysterious world of cooking that we call molecular gastronomy, or “Avangard Nueva Cocina”, as Ferran Adriá has called it. This bo... read more

Clinical Interviewing

John Sommers-Flanagan, Rita Sommers-Flanagan

Fully updated guide to proven, practical strategies for conducting effective interviews ­– including access code to online videos Clinical Interviewing is the essential guide to conducting initial interviews, suicide assessment, mental status examinations, and psychotherapy skill development. The Sixth Edition includes: Updates focusing on latest trends in clinical interviewing research and pr... read more

Fully updated guide to proven, practical strategies for conducting effective interviews ­– including access code to online videos Clinical Interviewing is the essential guide to conducting initial interviews, suicide assessment, mental status examinations, and psychotherapy skill development. The Sixth Edition includes: Updates focusing on latest trends in clinical interviewing research and pr... read more

The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 200 Fast and Foolproof Recipes for Every Brand of Electric Pressure Cooker

Barbara Schieving

The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook is your resource to learning all the shortcuts on how to make a delicious dinner in a fraction of the time. In The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook, the world’s leading blogger on pressure cooking, Barbara Schieving (of PressureCookingToday.com), has created over 200 new family-friendly recipes that are big on flavor, imaginative in their variety, and eas... read more

The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook is your resource to learning all the shortcuts on how to make a delicious dinner in a fraction of the time. In The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook, the world’s leading blogger on pressure cooking, Barbara Schieving (of PressureCookingToday.com), has created over 200 new family-friendly recipes that are big on flavor, imaginative in their variety, and eas... read more

The Yoga Mind: 52 Essential Principles of Yoga Philosophy to Deepen Your Practice

Rina Jakubowicz

Apply the wisdom of yoga philosophy to your personal yoga practice and throughout your life with The Yoga Mind. The profound inspiration that yoga promises begins not in the body, but in the mind. In The Yoga Mind, internationally renowned yoga expert Rina Jakubowicz takes a simple, accessible approach to the complex origins of yoga philosophy. With clear, thoughtful guidance, The Yoga Mind of... read more

Apply the wisdom of yoga philosophy to your personal yoga practice and throughout your life with The Yoga Mind. The profound inspiration that yoga promises begins not in the body, but in the mind. In The Yoga Mind, internationally renowned yoga expert Rina Jakubowicz takes a simple, accessible approach to the complex origins of yoga philosophy. With clear, thoughtful guidance, The Yoga Mind of... read more

The Marley Coffee Cookbook: One Love, Many Coffees, and 100 Recipes

Rohan Marley, Maxcel Hardy, Rosemary Black

From Bob Marley's son, Rohan Marley, and expert chef, Maxcel Hardy, comes The Marley Coffee Cookbook. This collection of recipes infuses incredible recipes with coffee for something truly unique. Rohan Marley kicks off each chapter of The Marley Coffee Cookbook with anecdotes about growing up as the son of legendary musician Bob Marley, who to this day is revered by music lovers young and old.... read more

From Bob Marley's son, Rohan Marley, and expert chef, Maxcel Hardy, comes The Marley Coffee Cookbook. This collection of recipes infuses incredible recipes with coffee for something truly unique. Rohan Marley kicks off each chapter of The Marley Coffee Cookbook with anecdotes about growing up as the son of legendary musician Bob Marley, who to this day is revered by music lovers young and old.... read more

Iron Maiden: Album by Album

Martin Popoff

Required reading for any metalhead, Iron Maiden is a compendium of in-depth, entertaining, and profusely illustrated conversations about all sixteen of the legendary metal band’s studio albums. This new book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the Iron Maiden’s studio discography through a series of in-depth, frank, and entertaining conversations about all sixteen of th... read more

Required reading for any metalhead, Iron Maiden is a compendium of in-depth, entertaining, and profusely illustrated conversations about all sixteen of the legendary metal band’s studio albums. This new book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the Iron Maiden’s studio discography through a series of in-depth, frank, and entertaining conversations about all sixteen of th... read more

Bacon & Butter: The Ultimate Ketogenic Diet Cookbook

Celby Richoux

“I love this cookbook! I have purchased several cookbooks with the low-carb, high-fat recipes that support a ketogenic diet and this is by far my favorite. The recipes are very accessible and don't include a lot of specialty ingredients.”—Sarah, Amazon Verified Purchase ReviewFor many of us, the idea of dieting conveys unpleasant notions of flavorless piles of lettuce and overpriced freezer me... read more

“I love this cookbook! I have purchased several cookbooks with the low-carb, high-fat recipes that support a ketogenic diet and this is by far my favorite. The recipes are very accessible and don't include a lot of specialty ingredients.”—Sarah, Amazon Verified Purchase ReviewFor many of us, the idea of dieting conveys unpleasant notions of flavorless piles of lettuce and overpriced freezer me... read more

Herbal Medicine for Beginners: Your Guide to Healing Common Ailments with 35 Medicinal Herbs

Katja Swift, Ryn Midura

Herbal Medicine for Beginners is your everyday reference for common ailments using 35 popular herbs.You don’t need to buy hundreds of hard-to-find herbs to start your journey with herbal medicine. Herbal Medicine for Beginners shows you how to use a few important herbs to promote the body’s ability to fight infection and heal naturally.Herbal Medicine for Beginners shows herbalists-in-training... read more

Herbal Medicine for Beginners is your everyday reference for common ailments using 35 popular herbs.You don’t need to buy hundreds of hard-to-find herbs to start your journey with herbal medicine. Herbal Medicine for Beginners shows you how to use a few important herbs to promote the body’s ability to fight infection and heal naturally.Herbal Medicine for Beginners shows herbalists-in-training... read more

The Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook: Vital Microbiome Diet Recipes to Repair and Renew the Body and Brain

Kristina Campbell

“Kristina Campbell has created an easy-to-follow roadmap that translates the exciting science on the microbiota into an actionable path to improve the state of your gut.”―Justin Sonnenburg, PhD & Erica Sonnenberg, PhD, bestselling authors of The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term HealthGI discomfort, weight gain, and other debilitating symptoms are often sig... read more

“Kristina Campbell has created an easy-to-follow roadmap that translates the exciting science on the microbiota into an actionable path to improve the state of your gut.”―Justin Sonnenburg, PhD & Erica Sonnenberg, PhD, bestselling authors of The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term HealthGI discomfort, weight gain, and other debilitating symptoms are often sig... read more

Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana, Plus 100 Irresistible Recipes from Classic (Slam-Dunk Brisket) to Adventurous (Smoked Bacon-Bourbon Apple Crisp)

Steven Raichlen

From America’s “master griller” (Esquire), a step-by-step guide to cold-smoking, hot-smoking, and smoke-roasting, and a collection of 100 innovative recipes for smoking every kind of food, from starters to desserts. Smoke is the soul of barbecue, the alchemy that happens when burning wood infuses its magical flavors into food. Project Smoke tells you how to make the alchemy happen, with Raichl... read more

From America’s “master griller” (Esquire), a step-by-step guide to cold-smoking, hot-smoking, and smoke-roasting, and a collection of 100 innovative recipes for smoking every kind of food, from starters to desserts. Smoke is the soul of barbecue, the alchemy that happens when burning wood infuses its magical flavors into food. Project Smoke tells you how to make the alchemy happen, with Raichl... read more

DIY Bitters: Reviving the Forgotten Flavor - A Guide to Making Your Own Bitters for Bartenders, Cocktail Enthusiasts, Herbalists, and More

Jovial King, Guido Mase

Make your own bitters at home to enhance your medicine cabinet, and your bar!Used since the Middle Ages, bitters are made by combining various plant botanicals and/or spices with 100-proof alcohol and letting them sit until the bitter and medicinal qualities have been extracted. Just a small amount of the resulting liquid can then be used to stimulate the digestive system and promote healthy d... read more

Make your own bitters at home to enhance your medicine cabinet, and your bar!Used since the Middle Ages, bitters are made by combining various plant botanicals and/or spices with 100-proof alcohol and letting them sit until the bitter and medicinal qualities have been extracted. Just a small amount of the resulting liquid can then be used to stimulate the digestive system and promote healthy d... read more

Maison Kayser's French Pastry Workshop

Eric Kayser

Master the art of French pastry with step-by-step instructions from one of Paris's best bakers and founder of the renowned Maison Kayser. Soon after Maison Kayser opened its first shop in New York City in 2012, USA Today named it one of America's best bakeries. Not surprising considering Eric Kayser is recognized as one of the most talented artisan bakers in the world. One of the draws to this... read more

Master the art of French pastry with step-by-step instructions from one of Paris's best bakers and founder of the renowned Maison Kayser. Soon after Maison Kayser opened its first shop in New York City in 2012, USA Today named it one of America's best bakeries. Not surprising considering Eric Kayser is recognized as one of the most talented artisan bakers in the world. One of the draws to this... read more

Simple Desserts: The Easiest Recipes in the World

Jean-Francois Mallet

Sweet! This yummy new volume in the million-copy Simple series enables anyone to make delicious desserts with minimal fuss and six ingredients or less.How often have you wanted to whip up something sweet only to daunted by the complexity or ingredient list of a recipe? No more! Bestselling Simple author Jean-François Mallet has taken out the inconvenience with more than 130 delicious, easy rec... read more

Sweet! This yummy new volume in the million-copy Simple series enables anyone to make delicious desserts with minimal fuss and six ingredients or less.How often have you wanted to whip up something sweet only to daunted by the complexity or ingredient list of a recipe? No more! Bestselling Simple author Jean-François Mallet has taken out the inconvenience with more than 130 delicious, easy rec... read more

Potty Training in 3 Days: The Step-by-Step Plan for a Clean Break from Dirty Diapers

Brandi Brucks

“Of all the potty training books this is a must for every parent’s bookshelf. It reminds parents how rewarding potty training can be.”—Dr. Fredric Daum, Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY.The ups and downs of potty training your little one can drive you crazy and make you feel clueless. No one knows this better than Brandi Brucks, former nanny tu... read more

“Of all the potty training books this is a must for every parent’s bookshelf. It reminds parents how rewarding potty training can be.”—Dr. Fredric Daum, Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY.The ups and downs of potty training your little one can drive you crazy and make you feel clueless. No one knows this better than Brandi Brucks, former nanny tu... read more

Young Frankenstein: The Story of the Making of the Film

Mel Brooks, Rebecca Keegan

Mel Brooks' own words telling all about the players, the filming, and studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. The book is alive and teeming with hundreds of photos, original interviews, and hilarious commentary. Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft and history of cinema-and for the power of a good schwanzstucker joke. This picture-driven book, w... read more

Mel Brooks' own words telling all about the players, the filming, and studio antics during the production of this great comedy classic. The book is alive and teeming with hundreds of photos, original interviews, and hilarious commentary. Young Frankenstein was made with deep respect for the craft and history of cinema-and for the power of a good schwanzstucker joke. This picture-driven book, w... read more

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Sharon Burch
I love working with Mary Cassells! She steps into your shoes and works with you to meet your goal. So glad Mary is part of Reedsy.

Sharon Burch, November 2018

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