Sahara Clement

Sahara Clement - Editor

San Francisco, CA

Bay Area-based editor specializing in non-fiction pop culture books, particularly those that are illustrated or highly visual.

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Overview

My number one goal as an editor is to help you shape and execute your project's vision. I love working closely with authors and illustrators to develop their passion projects into cohesive books by working through loose thoughts to establish concrete ideas, editing the content to fit their vision, and offering constructive feedback whenever necessary.

Although I primarily specialize in illustrated entertainment and pop culture books, I've also worked on a variety of other genres including LGBTQ+, cookbooks, humor, comics, life sciences, and many more. My multifaceted experience has allowed me to approach many subjects with enthusiasm and curiosity.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Calendars
Comics (non fiction)
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Entertainment
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Music
Writing & Publishing

Work experience

Assistant Editor

Chronicle Books
September, 2017 – Present (about 3 years)

- pitch and independently acquire new projects for the Entertainment list
- review book proposals
- work with authors to shape and execute a project's vision
- evaluate and edit manuscripts
- generate profit and loss statements
- guide manuscripts and galleys through the make process
- write topsheets, flap and back cover copy, catalog copy, and sales tipsheets
- present titles at bi-annual sales meetings
- maintain communication with authors, agents, artists, and packagers throughout the editorial process and after a book's publication
- conduct market and competition research

Editorial Assistant

Johns Hopkins University Press
September, 2016 – September, 2017 (about 1 year)

I supported the health & wellness and public health acquisition editors with many aspects of the book acquisitions process. This included drafting and processing contracts, facilitating peer review, ensuring effective communication with authors and editors, soliciting book endorsements from prominent members in the public health and consumer health fields, and preparing and organizing book prospectuses for presentation to our editorial review board and faculty editorial board.

Writing Tutor

Bryn Mawr College
September, 2015 – May, 2016 (8 months)

I held one-on-one hourly sessions to assist students with formulating thesis statements, organizing ideas, and editing papers, all with the goal of helping them to become better writers. I served as a writing partner to three first-year students; I met with them on a weekly basis to collaborate on the writing process and help them develop their skills. I was also a thesis writing partner; I met with one senior student weekly to serve as a sounding board for their ideas, help them to set strict deadlines, advise them on organization and style, and ultimately, make the process of writing a thesis more productive.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression

Iris Gottlieb

Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal—yet universal—facet of humanity. Illustrating a different concept on each spread, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience. This book ... read more

Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal—yet universal—facet of humanity. Illustrating a different concept on each spread, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience. This book ... read more

Game of Thrones: A Viewer's Guide to the World of Westeros and Beyond: The Complete Guide to Westeros and Beyond: Seasons 1-8

Myles McNutt

Bound in gorgeous gold and silver foil, this remarkable volume celebrates and explores the complex stories, relationships, and world building in HBO's Emmy-award winning Game of Thrones series, from Season 1 through Season 8. The book follows the story of Essos and southern Westeros, with firebreathing dragons and clashing noble houses, and the story of northern Westeros, where the Night King ... read more

Bound in gorgeous gold and silver foil, this remarkable volume celebrates and explores the complex stories, relationships, and world building in HBO's Emmy-award winning Game of Thrones series, from Season 1 through Season 8. The book follows the story of Essos and southern Westeros, with firebreathing dragons and clashing noble houses, and the story of northern Westeros, where the Night King ... read more

Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen

Stephanie Hua, Coreen Carroll

Bring cannabis into your kitchen with these tasty recipes for bite-sized, low-dose treatsA tasty and unique collection of cannabis recipes: This collection of 30 bite-sized, low-dose recipes ventures boldly beyond pot brownies with tasty, unique, and innovative treats. Designed for bakers of all skill levels, Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen includes simple recipes like Spi... read more

Bring cannabis into your kitchen with these tasty recipes for bite-sized, low-dose treatsA tasty and unique collection of cannabis recipes: This collection of 30 bite-sized, low-dose recipes ventures boldly beyond pot brownies with tasty, unique, and innovative treats. Designed for bakers of all skill levels, Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen includes simple recipes like Spi... read more

Bay Area Bike Rides Deck, Revised Edition: (Card Deck of Bicycle Routes in the San Francisco Bay Area, Cards for Northern California Cycling Adventures)

Raymond Hosler

50 bike rides for every kind of cyclist completely revised and updated!This revised and updated edition of the classic Bay Area Bike Rides Deck offers brand new ways to explore the natural beauty and hidden gems of the San Francisco Bay Area. The deck includes 50 cards comprised of mountain, road, and casual bike rides, with routes for every kind of cyclist, from the less experienced to the am... read more

50 bike rides for every kind of cyclist completely revised and updated!This revised and updated edition of the classic Bay Area Bike Rides Deck offers brand new ways to explore the natural beauty and hidden gems of the San Francisco Bay Area. The deck includes 50 cards comprised of mountain, road, and casual bike rides, with routes for every kind of cyclist, from the less experienced to the am... read more

Disney 2020 Daily Calendar: (2020 Daily Calendar, Family Calendar for 2020, Disney Daily Film Calendar)

Disney

From Aladdin to The Incredibles 2, this beautiful calendar features a daily full-color image from Disney and Pixar's most iconic feature films and shorts, accompanied by exclusive insider information, fun trivia, interesting plot notes, or memorable quotes from the films.Copyright ©2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

From Aladdin to The Incredibles 2, this beautiful calendar features a daily full-color image from Disney and Pixar's most iconic feature films and shorts, accompanied by exclusive insider information, fun trivia, interesting plot notes, or memorable quotes from the films.Copyright ©2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Seeing Science: An Illustrated Guide to the Wonders of the Universe (Illustrated Science Book, Science Picture Book for Kids, Science)

Iris Gottlieb

Science is beautiful. With original illustrations that deftly explain the strange-but-true world of science, Seeing Science brings the wonderful world of science to life in a quirky, indie style. Artist and lay scientist Iris Gottlieb explains the great mysteries of the universe, such as: neap tides, naked mole rats, whale falls, the human heart, the Uncertainty Principle, the ten dimensions o... read more

Science is beautiful. With original illustrations that deftly explain the strange-but-true world of science, Seeing Science brings the wonderful world of science to life in a quirky, indie style. Artist and lay scientist Iris Gottlieb explains the great mysteries of the universe, such as: neap tides, naked mole rats, whale falls, the human heart, the Uncertainty Principle, the ten dimensions o... read more

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