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Rachel Carter

Rachel Carter - Editor

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

An experienced food editor and proofreader with expertise in illustrated book publishing, most notably the Lantern imprint at Penguin Books.

Overview

An experienced food editor and proofreader with expertise in illustrated book publishing, most notably the Lantern imprint at Penguin Books. Passionate about the publishing process from manuscript assessment through to structural and copy editing, I love working collaboratively with designers and production teams to ensure that each title retains its own distinct character. Adept at building relationships with publishers and authors to work through content, structure and design issues, delivering high-quality books on schedule. Focused on extending my Industry profile and dedicated to freelance work in food publishing.

Services
Languages
English (AUS)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits

Work experience

Freelance food editor and proofreader

Self-employed
December, 2015 – Present (about 2 years)

Freelance food editor and proofreader for publishers including Pan Macmillan, Murdoch Books, Hardie Grant, Bonnier, Smith Street Books and Penguin Books. I also work with self-publishing authors.

Key Responsibilities and Achievements
• Edit manuscripts and proofread page proofs according to specific house styles.
• Correct pages and copy-fit text onscreen using InDesign, or mark up hard copy for typesetter.
• Maintain a high standard of quality across various publishers’ requirements, styles and schedules.
• Develop effective relationships with authors, in-house teams and fellow freelancers.
• Ensure all deadlines are met even when schedules overlap.

Senior Food and Lifestyle Editor

Penguin Books Australia
October, 2006 – December, 2015 (about 9 years)

Edited and managed a range of illustrated books to a high publishing standard. Responsible for taking books through all stages of production, including initial assessment of the manuscript, structural and copy editing, working closely with the author and in-house design and production departments, and ensuring each book remained on schedule and on budget.

See my LinkedIn page for more information and examples of the books I have worked on.

Portfolio (24 selected works)

The Country Cookbook: Seasonal Jottings and Recipes

Belinda Jeffery

Let The Country Cookbook transport you to a simpler place and time: a place where neighbours leave boxes of surplus vegetables on the doorstep, winter provides an excuse to make a pie with the windfall apples, and there's time for a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake.Inspired by the bountiful produce at her local farmers' markets, Belinda Jeffery chronicles the changing seasons and shares... read more

Let The Country Cookbook transport you to a simpler place and time: a place where neighbours leave boxes of surplus vegetables on the doorstep, winter provides an excuse to make a pie with the windfall apples, and there's time for a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake.Inspired by the bountiful produce at her local farmers' markets, Belinda Jeffery chronicles the changing seasons and shares... read more

The Salad Book

Belinda Jeffery

With her trademark love of good food prepared simply, Belinda Jeffery is always on the lookout for new and surprising ways to bring seasonal flavours and textures together. And this imaginative new collection is no exception. These days, salads can go far beyond a quiet dish on the side. Belinda shows that they may be enjoyed at any time of the day, so whether you are looking for something par... read more

With her trademark love of good food prepared simply, Belinda Jeffery is always on the lookout for new and surprising ways to bring seasonal flavours and textures together. And this imaginative new collection is no exception. These days, salads can go far beyond a quiet dish on the side. Belinda shows that they may be enjoyed at any time of the day, so whether you are looking for something par... read more

Greek

George Calombaris

Away from his restaurant kitchens what George Calombaris really loves to cook is the food he grew up with, food that is made with love and designed to be shared. In his exciting new cookbook, George shares his enthusiasm for all things Greek, adding modern tweaks to stamp his adventurous culinary spirit on traditional recipes. This is traditional Greek food, but not as you know it! George has ... read more

Away from his restaurant kitchens what George Calombaris really loves to cook is the food he grew up with, food that is made with love and designed to be shared. In his exciting new cookbook, George shares his enthusiasm for all things Greek, adding modern tweaks to stamp his adventurous culinary spirit on traditional recipes. This is traditional Greek food, but not as you know it! George has ... read more

Made in Italy: Over 80 Authentic Recipes from the Heart of Italy

Silvia Colloca

In her second cookbook, Italian-born Silvia Colloca returns to the villages where she spent her childhood, in the regions of Abruzzo, Marche and Molise. Reuniting with family and close friends, Silvia celebrates the incredible array of fresh produce, its marked regional variations, and how this affects the local cuisine. With her trademark warmth and good humour, Silvia shares family stories a... read more

In her second cookbook, Italian-born Silvia Colloca returns to the villages where she spent her childhood, in the regions of Abruzzo, Marche and Molise. Reuniting with family and close friends, Silvia celebrates the incredible array of fresh produce, its marked regional variations, and how this affects the local cuisine. With her trademark warmth and good humour, Silvia shares family stories a... read more

La Dolce Vita

Silvia Colloca

Silvia's Cucina

Silvia Colloca

MoVida Solera

Frank Camorra, Richard Cornish

From an olive picker's breakfast to cuttlefish in saffron sauce and the smoky lamb skewers called pinchitos morunos, MoVida Solera is a celebration of Andalusian food and culture Journey with Frank Camorra as he searches for the traditional recipes of Andalusia in the south of Spain—a land of ancient cities, whitewashed villages, and plains planted with olive groves and vineyards. The largest ... read more

From an olive picker's breakfast to cuttlefish in saffron sauce and the smoky lamb skewers called pinchitos morunos, MoVida Solera is a celebration of Andalusian food and culture Journey with Frank Camorra as he searches for the traditional recipes of Andalusia in the south of Spain—a land of ancient cities, whitewashed villages, and plains planted with olive groves and vineyards. The largest ... read more

The Truffle Cookbook

Rodney Dunn

Rodney Dunn, founder of The Agrarian Kitchen in Tasmania, celebrates the natural wonder that is the truffle. In addition to more than 60 recipes, he gives practical advice on buying, storing and (most importantly) cooking with truffles. Harvested in winter, truffles have an intense earthy flavor that works particularly well with indulgent ingredients such as cream, butter and cheese. these rec... read more

Rodney Dunn, founder of The Agrarian Kitchen in Tasmania, celebrates the natural wonder that is the truffle. In addition to more than 60 recipes, he gives practical advice on buying, storing and (most importantly) cooking with truffles. Harvested in winter, truffles have an intense earthy flavor that works particularly well with indulgent ingredients such as cream, butter and cheese. these rec... read more

Feasting

Karen Martini

With 130 new recipes organized into 20 menus, Feasting is about creating a reason to connect and celebrate with family and friends. Karen invites us to choose just one delicious dish, put together an entire menu, or create our own unique feasts. Inspiring, instructive, and beautifully photographed, Feasting reminds us that cooking is not just about producing good food, it is about creating a r... read more

With 130 new recipes organized into 20 menus, Feasting is about creating a reason to connect and celebrate with family and friends. Karen invites us to choose just one delicious dish, put together an entire menu, or create our own unique feasts. Inspiring, instructive, and beautifully photographed, Feasting reminds us that cooking is not just about producing good food, it is about creating a r... read more

Karen Martini Cooking at Home

Karen Martini

If this collection of recipes does nothing else, I would like to think it encourages people—family, friends, households—to share at least one meal together, two or three times a week. Since having her first child, Karen Martini has spent a lot more time contemplating the eternal question of what to have for dinner. No longer able to pop out to a restaurant at a moment's notice or to the shops ... read more

If this collection of recipes does nothing else, I would like to think it encourages people—family, friends, households—to share at least one meal together, two or three times a week. Since having her first child, Karen Martini has spent a lot more time contemplating the eternal question of what to have for dinner. No longer able to pop out to a restaurant at a moment's notice or to the shops ... read more

More Please: My family recipes you'll love to cook and share

Manu Feildel

Manu Feildel’s More Please! is a book full of family recipes that will fast become staples in your household. Encompassing starters, weeknight meals, noodles and rice, food for guests, sides, and desserts, More Please! has every occasion covered.Enjoy a Chinese-style omelet as a light lunch; cook up an eggplant stuffed with beef ragu on a weeknight; impress your friends Manu’s pumpkin and lemo... read more

Manu Feildel’s More Please! is a book full of family recipes that will fast become staples in your household. Encompassing starters, weeknight meals, noodles and rice, food for guests, sides, and desserts, More Please! has every occasion covered.Enjoy a Chinese-style omelet as a light lunch; cook up an eggplant stuffed with beef ragu on a weeknight; impress your friends Manu’s pumpkin and lemo... read more

The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet

Grant Brinkworth, Pennie Taylor

The CSIRO Low-carb Diet is based on a major scientific study that has successfully helped Australians lose weight and improve their overall health.Written for easy implementation at home, this book contains:- a straightforward scientific explanation of why and how the diet works so well- a detailed outline of your daily allowances for carbs, healthy fats and protein- 12 weekly meal plans to he... read more

The CSIRO Low-carb Diet is based on a major scientific study that has successfully helped Australians lose weight and improve their overall health.Written for easy implementation at home, this book contains:- a straightforward scientific explanation of why and how the diet works so well- a detailed outline of your daily allowances for carbs, healthy fats and protein- 12 weekly meal plans to he... read more

Food For Life

Michelle Bridges

Michelle Bridges is passionate about health - her health, your health, our health. In Food for Life, Michelle shows us how to cook for a lifetime of wellbeing and fitness, and reminds us that we each have the power to choose better health through our food.Michelle includes 200 delicious recipes, using accessible nutrient-dense ingredients, suitable for singles, couples and families. There are ... read more

Michelle Bridges is passionate about health - her health, your health, our health. In Food for Life, Michelle shows us how to cook for a lifetime of wellbeing and fitness, and reminds us that we each have the power to choose better health through our food.Michelle includes 200 delicious recipes, using accessible nutrient-dense ingredients, suitable for singles, couples and families. There are ... read more

The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide: 200 Recipes and Weekly Menus to Kick Start Your Journey

Kayla Itsines

Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide 28-minute workouts are energetic, high-intensity, plyometric training sessions that help women achieve healthy, strong bodies. Itsines’ Sweat with Kayla app is the best selling fitness app in the world for a reason. The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide is full of Kayla’s meal plans, recipes, and motivating information to help you live a health... read more

Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide 28-minute workouts are energetic, high-intensity, plyometric training sessions that help women achieve healthy, strong bodies. Itsines’ Sweat with Kayla app is the best selling fitness app in the world for a reason. The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide is full of Kayla’s meal plans, recipes, and motivating information to help you live a health... read more

The Bikini Body Motivation & Habits Guide

Kayla Itsines

Use the power of motivation and good habits to become fitter, healthier, and stronger, for life!Bikini Body Guides (BBG) co-creator Kayla Itsines, named the world's number one fitness influencer by Forbes, shows you how to harness the power of motivation and build good habits around health and fitness. Drawing on more than 40,000 survey responses from her global online community, as well as ex... read more

Use the power of motivation and good habits to become fitter, healthier, and stronger, for life!Bikini Body Guides (BBG) co-creator Kayla Itsines, named the world's number one fitness influencer by Forbes, shows you how to harness the power of motivation and build good habits around health and fitness. Drawing on more than 40,000 survey responses from her global online community, as well as ex... read more

Maha: Middle Eastern Home Cooking

Shane Delia

Shane Delia, owner of Melbourne's award-winning Maha, brings us his first cookbook, a superb collection of recipes that showcases his distinctive fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food, with a strong focus on the full-flavored dishes prepared by Shane's large Australian–Maltese family. Based on the freshest ingredients and cooked from the heart, Shane's recipes are designed to be serv... read more

Shane Delia, owner of Melbourne's award-winning Maha, brings us his first cookbook, a superb collection of recipes that showcases his distinctive fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food, with a strong focus on the full-flavored dishes prepared by Shane's large Australian–Maltese family. Based on the freshest ingredients and cooked from the heart, Shane's recipes are designed to be serv... read more

The Pressure Cooker Recipe Book: More Than 80 Different Recipes Using This Safe, Time-Saving and Energy-Efficient Way to Cook

Suzanne Gibbs

Remember the pressure cooker your mum used to have, and how you feared for your life as it hissed and rumbled away on the kitchen bench? How things have changed. The 'second generation' pressure cookers available today are sleek and easy to use, and all have locking lids which ensure that you can't lift the lid until the pressure has been released. But the best thing about modern-day pressure ... read more

Remember the pressure cooker your mum used to have, and how you feared for your life as it hissed and rumbled away on the kitchen bench? How things have changed. The 'second generation' pressure cookers available today are sleek and easy to use, and all have locking lids which ensure that you can't lift the lid until the pressure has been released. But the best thing about modern-day pressure ... read more

Annie's Farmhouse Kitchen: Seasonal Menus with a French Heart

Annie Smithers, Robin Cowcher

Annie's Farmhouse Kitchen is a window on the world of acclaimed Australian chef Annie Smithers. A handsome, gifty package, it includes a best-of selection of three and four-course menus collected by Annie over the first three years of her restaurant, du Fermier, in Trentham, Central Victoria. Annie's food is classic French-Provincial, presented with a distinct pared back, accessible aesthetic,... read more

Annie's Farmhouse Kitchen is a window on the world of acclaimed Australian chef Annie Smithers. A handsome, gifty package, it includes a best-of selection of three and four-course menus collected by Annie over the first three years of her restaurant, du Fermier, in Trentham, Central Victoria. Annie's food is classic French-Provincial, presented with a distinct pared back, accessible aesthetic,... read more

Annie's Garden to Table

Annie Smithers

I'm not quite sure what possessed me to start a kitchen garden, but there is no doubt that my cooking has developed a real spring in its step since then. . . Annie Smithers is a great believer in using fresh organic produce with minimal food miles. In most cases, this means just a few steps, for Annie has an acre of garden from which she sources the majority of the produce for her highly succe... read more

I'm not quite sure what possessed me to start a kitchen garden, but there is no doubt that my cooking has developed a real spring in its step since then. . . Annie Smithers is a great believer in using fresh organic produce with minimal food miles. In most cases, this means just a few steps, for Annie has an acre of garden from which she sources the majority of the produce for her highly succe... read more

The Desserts of New York: (And How to Eat Them All)

Yasmin Newman

The Desserts of New York is the realization of Yasmin Newman's dream to eat her way around New York. In this hybrid recipe-book-meets-travel-journal, Yasmin's mission takes her through the city's vibrant neighborhoods, where a plethora of colorful characters and quintessential New York moments add life to her experience. The 50 recipes that accompany tales of Yasmin's adventure are takes on th... read more

The Desserts of New York is the realization of Yasmin Newman's dream to eat her way around New York. In this hybrid recipe-book-meets-travel-journal, Yasmin's mission takes her through the city's vibrant neighborhoods, where a plethora of colorful characters and quintessential New York moments add life to her experience. The 50 recipes that accompany tales of Yasmin's adventure are takes on th... read more

Everyday Thermo Cooking: 100 Simple and Satisfying Real-Life Recipes from My Kitchen

Alyce Alexandra

If you have a thermo cooker, you’ll know that it makes cooking faster and easier. You can cook from scratch and cook more often—but you need the right recipes! In Everyday Thermo Cooking, Alyce Alexandra shows you how to get the best out of your thermo cooker with recipes that reflect the rhythm of everyday life. The Monday to Friday rush is covered with pre-prepared breakfasts, tasty lunchbox... read more

If you have a thermo cooker, you’ll know that it makes cooking faster and easier. You can cook from scratch and cook more often—but you need the right recipes! In Everyday Thermo Cooking, Alyce Alexandra shows you how to get the best out of your thermo cooker with recipes that reflect the rhythm of everyday life. The Monday to Friday rush is covered with pre-prepared breakfasts, tasty lunchbox... read more

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