Carol Reed

Carol Reed - Editor

New York City, NY, USA

Two decades as a top U.S. copy and line editor on technology, business, travel and food at HarperCollins, Intellectual Ventures and more.

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I'm a skilled, seasoned New York-area line editor, copy editor and journalist who can help you make your text sing. The mission: Get readers into the book quickly and keep them reading with compelling text that flows. They'll come back for more and that's good for you.

I've edited best-selling nonfiction books for HarperCollins, Intellectual Ventures and other publishing houses on themes as diverse as business, technology, food and travel.

If language needs to be polished, wordiness needs to be banished, text should be restructured, spellings and idioms have to change from British to US style, facts need to be checked, or your whole book could benefit from a fine-tooth look at style, tone, pace, grammar, punctuation and all the other little details of elegant prose, I'm there for you.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Technology
Travel
Works with
WordPress

Certifications

  • B.A in French Literature
  • M.A. in International Journalism, specialty in urban planning and architectural history
  • Certificate in French culinary technique, French Culinary Institute, NYC
  • Diplôme, Cours de civilisation française de La Sorbonne (CCFS), Paris

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking

Nathan Myhrvold, Chris Young, Maxime Bilet

[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG /> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif] Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking is an encyclopedic treatment of cooking. Its six volumes of 2,438 pages explore the history of cuisine and explain the science of cooking in a way that’s accessible to both professional chefs and home cooks. Created by a team of scientists... read more

[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG /> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif] Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking is an encyclopedic treatment of cooking. Its six volumes of 2,438 pages explore the history of cuisine and explain the science of cooking in a way that’s accessible to both professional chefs and home cooks. Created by a team of scientists... read more

Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

Gary Vaynerchuk

Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses. Gary spent years building his family b... read more

Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses. Gary spent years building his family b... read more

High Voltage Tattoo

Kat Von D

High Voltage Tattoo is a graphic perspective on today's global tattoo culture by Kat Von D, star of The Learning Channel's L.A. Ink and one of the most talented and popular artists working today. Designed in a style that is reminiscent of a handmade Gothic journal with its red padded cover, ornate typography, and parchmentlike pages, it throws the door wide open to tattooing culture in the way... read more

High Voltage Tattoo is a graphic perspective on today's global tattoo culture by Kat Von D, star of The Learning Channel's L.A. Ink and one of the most talented and popular artists working today. Designed in a style that is reminiscent of a handmade Gothic journal with its red padded cover, ornate typography, and parchmentlike pages, it throws the door wide open to tattooing culture in the way... read more

Winning

Jack Welch, Suzy Welch

Jack Welch knows how to win. During his forty-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.Since Welch retired in 2001 as chairman and chief executive off... read more

Jack Welch knows how to win. During his forty-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.Since Welch retired in 2001 as chairman and chief executive off... read more

The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

Timothy Ferriss

“If you crossed Jason Bourne with Julia Child, you’d end up with Tim Ferriss.” – Marco Canora, Chef-Partner of Hearth & Terroir “Wildly inventive.. [a] rangy, obsessive immersion in food and its many wonders. [T]he tools needed to learn to cook well can be deployed in every manner of endeavor, from skinning a deer to memorizing a deck of cards. The author distills them into minimal, learnable ... read more

“If you crossed Jason Bourne with Julia Child, you’d end up with Tim Ferriss.” – Marco Canora, Chef-Partner of Hearth & Terroir “Wildly inventive.. [a] rangy, obsessive immersion in food and its many wonders. [T]he tools needed to learn to cook well can be deployed in every manner of endeavor, from skinning a deer to memorizing a deck of cards. The author distills them into minimal, learnable ... read more

Secrets of the Short Game

Phil Mickelson, Guy Yocom, T.R. Reinman

From 50 yards and in, no golfer in history has demonstrated more talent, flair, creativity and precision, or generated more raw excitement, than Phil Mickelson. His ability with the sand wedge and putter are legendary not only among fans but his peers as well, and it is his skill with those clubs that is primarily responsible for his winning 34 tournaments on the PGA Tour, including three majo... read more

From 50 yards and in, no golfer in history has demonstrated more talent, flair, creativity and precision, or generated more raw excitement, than Phil Mickelson. His ability with the sand wedge and putter are legendary not only among fans but his peers as well, and it is his skill with those clubs that is primarily responsible for his winning 34 tournaments on the PGA Tour, including three majo... read more

New Sustainable Homes: Designs for Healthy Living

James Grayson Trulove

What makes a sustainable house a sustainable home? NEW SUSTAINABLE HOMES will address that question by presenting a wide range of projects where the architect and client have made a conscientious effort to incorporate sustainability into the design of the home and construction materials used in its execution. The result is a home that is less toxic to live in, is cheaper to operate, and often ... read more

What makes a sustainable house a sustainable home? NEW SUSTAINABLE HOMES will address that question by presenting a wide range of projects where the architect and client have made a conscientious effort to incorporate sustainability into the design of the home and construction materials used in its execution. The result is a home that is less toxic to live in, is cheaper to operate, and often ... read more

PreFab Houses DesignSource

Marta Serrats

Prefab Houses is a handy, portable guide to the 21st century’s most stylish, affordable, innovative, and adorable prefabricated homes. Design editor and architectural expert Marta Serrats provides an eye-opening compendium of prefabricated living spaces that are miles above mobile homes and other less desirable home life options—a valuable resource featuring breathtaking, cost-effective possib... read more

Prefab Houses is a handy, portable guide to the 21st century’s most stylish, affordable, innovative, and adorable prefabricated homes. Design editor and architectural expert Marta Serrats provides an eye-opening compendium of prefabricated living spaces that are miles above mobile homes and other less desirable home life options—a valuable resource featuring breathtaking, cost-effective possib... read more

The Big Book of Color in Design

David E. Carter

Few books on design address the use of color and its role as a tool that creates moods, images and emotion. Now at last The Big Book of Color in Design addresses this need, providing a rich treasure chest of ideas in its 30 different sections. Each section follows a mood (such as "classy," "hot," "regal," or "corporate") and shows current projects designed to evoke that feeling. Every project ... read more

Few books on design address the use of color and its role as a tool that creates moods, images and emotion. Now at last The Big Book of Color in Design addresses this need, providing a rich treasure chest of ideas in its 30 different sections. Each section follows a mood (such as "classy," "hot," "regal," or "corporate") and shows current projects designed to evoke that feeling. Every project ... read more

Japanese Comickers: Draw Anime and Manga Like Japan's Hottest Artists

Comickers Magazine

Where else can you find such an incredible collection of 14 young comic, anime and manga artists willing to share the secrets of their techniques? Each artist includes a brief biography, the most representative work and a gallery of their best work with step-by-steps on how to create the work. The last chapter features a who’s who in the industry or "Tree of Japanese Comickers" and information... read more

Where else can you find such an incredible collection of 14 young comic, anime and manga artists willing to share the secrets of their techniques? Each artist includes a brief biography, the most representative work and a gallery of their best work with step-by-steps on how to create the work. The last chapter features a who’s who in the industry or "Tree of Japanese Comickers" and information... read more

Carol has 4 reviews

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Trevor Young
Carol was great to work with. She was professional from the outset, took ownership of the project and moved ahead with purpose. Importantly, Carol provided guidance and advice along the way, which I found valuable, and her thorough approach gave me a lot of confidence in the finished product.

Trevor Young, June 2019


Adam Ricco
Carol was absolutely outstanding. Came out the project with passion, enthusiasm, combined with diligence and hard work. I couldn't recommend Carol highly enough

Adam Ricco, June 2019


SRenee Smith
Carol is responsive and works hard. Based on my experience in working with freelance editors and editors with national publishers, her work is dated. It was tough and time-consuming to get what I needed. As a result, I paid her fee. She credited me what she charged for the additional word count. I lost time and money on my project. Everyone is looking for something different--our relationship...
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SRenee Smith, May 2019


Adam Ricco
Carol is a pleasure to work with. I am been extremely impressed by Carol, and recommend her very highly to other writers.

Adam Ricco, May 2019

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