Melissa Drumm

Melissa Drumm - Editor

Boston, MA, USA

Experienced cookbook editor and copy editor with a master's degree in gastronomy. America's Test Kitchen alum.

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Overview

I'm an experienced cookbook editor and copy editor with a master’s in gastronomy from Boston University. I spent five years as a cookbook editor at America’s Test Kitchen, where I edited over a dozen cookbooks, including several health- and diet-focused books and the IACP award–winning compilation Revolutionary Recipes. I’ve copyedited books for various publishers in Massachusetts and beyond; I’ve also managed, edited, and written for a publishing company blog, during which time I learned SEO and content management.


I have done developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading, so I know better than most that everyone needs an editor (even an editor). No matter what I'm doing, I take pride in elevating—not changing—authors’ voices.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing

Certifications

  • Master's degree in gastronomy

Awards

  • Edited IACP award–winning Revolutionary Recipes at ATK

Work experience

Associate Cookbook Editor

America's Test Kitchen
August, 2013 – July, 2018 (almost 5 years)

Nonfiction Book Editor and Blog Manager

TCK Publishing
March, 2019 – July, 2019 (4 months)

Copy Editor

Self-employed
July, 2018 – Present (about 2 years)

Melissa has 1 review

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Heather Dillard
This was my first time having recipes edited, and Melissa did a great job. She was professional, and helped me express my recipes better.

Heather Dillard, August 2020

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