Sasha Tropp

Sasha Tropp – Editor

Sasha is an editor and wordsmith who can help your writing project—short or long, nonfiction or fiction—reach its fullest potential.

Overview

Before making the move to freelance editing, I previously worked in the NYC publishing world as a book editor, acquiring manuscripts and joining forces with authors to develop their books for publication. Working with writers to help make their projects the best they can be and reach the right audience is my passion. I love the wide variety of projects I get to work on as a freelancer, from novels and short stories to cookbooks and how-to books and everything else in between.
Services
Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing History Nature Parenting & Families
Fiction
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Short Story
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Columbia Publishing Course, Columbia University, Certificate in Publishing

Work experience

Self-employed

Apr, 2014 — Present

• Provide developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading,
research, and fact-checking for fiction and nonfiction manuscripts
• Americanize foreign books for publication in United States

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Oct, 2015 — Dec, 2015 (2 months)

• Performed QA on e-book conversions, including HTML coding; uploaded
e-books for distribution; copy edited, proofread, and fact-checked fiction
and nonfiction manuscripts

The Experiment

Mar, 2014 — Apr, 2015 (about 1 year)

• Oversaw books from acquisition stage through to publication, including developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading, Americanization, and fact-checking
• Edited books on a variety of topics: culinary, parenting, memoir, health, mindfulness, relationships, and DIY
• The Mindfulness Coloring Book was a #1 best-seller on IndieBound nonfiction list; The Plantiful Table and Juice + Nourish were both featured on Amazon “Best of Cookbooks, Food & Wine” list, December 2015

Sterling Publishing Company

Sep, 2009 — Mar, 2014 (over 4 years)

• Started as Editorial Assistant before being promoted to Assistant Editor and then Associate Editor
• Performed development editing, copy editing, proofreading, fact-checking, and photo research for books in pipeline
• Subjects included art, reference, fiction, memoir, humor, pop culture, gift, history, science, health, culinary, and crafts
• Superfood Smoothies featured on The New York Times Food and Fitness best-seller list

PEN America Journal

Jul, 2009 — Sep, 2009 (2 months)

• Proofread and fact-checked literary pieces for publication; researched and wrote contributor biographies

Portfolio

Whether you need to get dinner on the table for your family tonight or are planning your next get-together with friends, Half Baked Harvest Cookbook has your new favorite recipe.Tieghan Gerard grew up in the Colorado mountains as one of seven children. When he... read more
At the Edge of the Haight

Seligman, Katherine

His Only Wife

Medie, Peace Adzo

A companion cookbook to the bestselling book, The Keto Reset Diet, The Keto Reset Cookbook includes 150 all new recipes and meal plans so readers can easily follow Mark Sisson's ketogenic plan.The Keto Reset Diet Cookbook supplys readers with 150 all-new keto-... read more
Cozy up at home with more than 100 recipes to cook for each other and for friends. The team at Martha Stewart Living has created the ultimate cookbook for the modern couple. Discover how to make your kitchen function well as the two of you whip up the meals yo... read more
“If you want to belong, read this book.” —Deepak Chopra, MD “Read this book, do what it says, and discover exactly where you fit in.” —John Mackey, co-founder and CEO, Whole Foods Market “From the moment I opened this book I was hooked. Radha is that friend wh... read more
2019 James Beard Foundation Book Award nominee for best American cookbook; named one of the best cookbooks of 2018 by The New York Times, NPR, Epicurious, and Eater, and featured in Washington Post, NYT Cooking, Eater LA, Food52, Publisher's Weekly, and more."... read more
INTRODUCING A DAZZLING NEW LITERARY VOICE In two-time O. Henry-prize winner Swamy's debut collection of stories, dreams collide with reality, modernity collides with antiquity, myth with true identity, and women grapple with desire, with ego, with motherhood a... read more
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICENamed a BEST BOOK OF 2017 by Amazon, Kirkus, Bustle, Southern Living, the Dallas Morning News, and Largehearted Boy"Set in New Orleans, this important and powerful novel follows the Boisdoré family . . . in the month... read more
FINALIST FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Bustle, and Electric Literature “There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko’s novel beautifully written, ambitious,... read more
A FINALIST FOR THE 2016 CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE AND THE 2017 YOUNG LIONS AWARD“A terrifically auspicious debut.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Smart, timely and powerful . . . A rich examination of America’s treatment of race, and the ways we... read more
Ordinary Girls

Jaquira Díaz

“There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez Ordinary Girls is a fierce, beautiful, and unflinching memoir from a wildly talented debut author. While growing up in housing projects in Puerto Rico... read more
White Fur: A Novel

Jardine Libaire

Amazon Best Book / Literature + FictionBarnes & Noble Discover PickHuffington Post “Great New Books” for Summer 2017Vulture’s 10 Summer Reads Kirkus’s 11 Thrillers for Summer 2017 New York Magazine’s Things to Do June 2017A stunning star-crossed love story set... read more
From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for “nature”) is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world ri... read more
The #1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrity chef shows you how to lose weight by eating gourmet, keto versions of the comfort foods you love.Rocco DiSpirito has made a career out of transforming people's lives without sacrificing taste. Now, Rocco t... read more
A passionate manifesto with personal stories, anecdotes, and opinions from the front lines of modern American womanhood from actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn is one of the most talked-about feminist voices today. Through her fierce op-... read more
Simplify whole foods cooking for weeknights--with 100 inspired vegetarian recipes made with supermarket ingredients.Sarah Britton streamlines vegetarian cooking by bringing her signature bright photography and fantastic flavors to an accessible cookbook fit fo... read more
Make Trouble

John Waters

From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on their own terms. So what if you have talent? Then what? When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of t... read more
“A book about young men transformed by war, written by a veteran whose dazzling literary gifts gripped my attention from the first page to the last.” —The Wall Street Journal“Friedman’s sober and striking new memoir . . . [is] on a par with Tim O’Brien’s The T... read more
Why rely on fate when you can rewrite the stars? In this sparkling romantic comedy, one woman decides to tinker with the horoscopes of the man of her dreams.“A bright, brilliant, joyful love story.”—Josie Silver, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One Day... read more
An urgent and necessary book, When the World Feels Like a Scary Place brings solutions to a problem that is only going to get worse—how bad things happening in the world affect our children, and how we can raise engaged and confident kids in spite of them. It’... read more
A scorching memoir of a love affair with an addict, weaving personal reckoning with psychology and history to understand the nature of addiction, codependency, and our appetite for obsessive love “The disease he has is addiction,” Nina Renata Aron writes of he... read more
A YouTube star teaches you to bake ridiculously cute, Japanese-style treats, with 75 brand-new, easy-to-follow recipes for totally original and delicious cakes, candies, cookies, cupcakes, and more. “A delightful debut cookbook.”—Publishers Weekly Kawaii means... read more
The first official cookbook from Goodful helps people take simple, intentional steps to eat and live well--with more than 125 recipes that make everyday meals a nourishing, mindful experience.Sometimes holistic lifestyles touted in the media can be expensive, ... read more
“A memoir that shines with a bright spirit, a generous heart and an entertaining knack for celebrating absurdity.”—The New York Times Book Review“This is Smith at her finest.”—Library Journal, starred review Set deep in the mountains of Virginia, the Grundy of... read more
Dinner with Edward

Isabel Vincent

“I loved every moment of this book . . . Everyone deserves their own Edward--and everyone deserves to read this book.” —Susannah Cahalan, bestselling author of Brain on Fire When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife t... read more
“A must-read . . . Takes you inside a child’s gut and shows you how to give kids the best immune start early in life.” —William Sears, MD, coauthor of The Baby BookLike the culture-changing Last Child in the Woods, here is the first parenting book to apply the... read more
“I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I could go for a second helping!”—Amy Sedaris “Entrepreneurs will learn a thing or two about translating a dream into thoughtful business growth, and everyone will laugh, cry, and nod along with a woman who has chosen to l... read more
"A vintner’s blend of science, history, travel, and tantalizing drink recommendations." --Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken BotanistIn search of a mysterious wine he once tasted in a hotel room minibar, journalist Kevin Begos travels along the original wine r... read more
From the leading health-focused culinary school comes a comprehensive natural foods bible that shares forty years' worth of tools and techniques for more than 150 health-supportive recipes.In its forty-year history, Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) has trained ... read more
Everyone loves smoothies—and this is the ultimate smoothie book, written by Julie Morris, author of Superfood Kitchen and a superfood expert! Morris whips up 100 nutrient-rich recipes using the world's most antioxidant-, vitamin- and mineral-packed foods, and ... read more
Over 125 full-flavored, plant-based dishes sure to please even the pickiest kids and the hungriest adults For food and lifestyle blogger Andrea Duclos (known as Drea to her friends and followers), “the good life” is a natural, plant-based one. But when she sit... read more
Welcome to food freedom: 100+ recipes that prove you can make healthy choices without sacrificing the meals, snacks, and sweets you love—with plenty of gluten-free, Paleo, and plant-based options. Rachel Mansfield’s vibrant debut cookbook proves that living a ... read more
The writer whom the Los Angeles Times calls "part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott" and whom Booklist raves has written "the best Alaskan memoir of late, maybe the best ever" now brings her quirky and compassionate take on holding local office in Alaska." In th... read more
Minds of Winter

Ed O'loughlin

In a journey shrouded in mystery and intrigue, Sir John Franklin's 1845 campaign in search of the Northwest Passage ended in tragedy. All 129 men were lost to the ice, and nothing from the expedition was retrieved, including two rare and valuable Greenwich chr... read more
Chef Chloe Coscarelli has revolutionized how vegans cook and eat with exciting, plant-based recipes that are fun, full of flavor, and make you feel healthier. When she decided to become a vegan chef, she dreamed of changing the way the world ate. This was in t... read more
How to Raise a Healthy, Adventurous Eater (in a Chicken-Nugget World) Pediatrician Nimali Fernando and feeding therapist Melanie Potock (aka Dr. Yum and Coach Mel) know the importance of giving your child the right start on his or her food journey—for good hea... read more
My Small Space is the ultimate guide to moving out on your own--whether that's in a campus dorm, an apartment with four of your friends, a two-bedroom with your buddy, or your very own studio. With photography of all kinds of spaces, smart design tips, intervi... read more
AS AN URCHIN LIVING ON THE STREETS OF LONDON, WIGGINS SPIED FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES. AS A MAN, HE SPIES ON THE ENEMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE."OUR MOST TALENTED HISTORICAL MYSTERY WRITER TODAY." --ANDREW GULLI, STRAND MAGAZINE"A TWIST-FILLED ADVENTURE." --THE WALL ... read more
#1 National Bestseller • NPR Books Bestseller • #1 Boston Globe Bestseller • #1 San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller • 2016 Best Toy Award from Learning ExpressA fun and unique pocket-size coloring book designed to channel stress... read more
From the archives of The New York Times, 165 years of the most notorious real-life crimes. For 166 years, The New York Times has been a rich source of information about crime, its reporters racing alongside tabloids to track the shocking incidents that disrupt... read more
For 167 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of political reporting. This fascinating book, edited by the illustrious Andrew Rosenthal, captures the sweep and scope of the newspaper’s unparalleled coverage. In today’s turbulent world, The New Yo... read more
A fascinating look at the world’s most numerous inhabitants, illustrated with stunning images from the American Museum of Natural History’s Rare Book Collection. To date, we have discovered and described or named around 1.1 million insect species, and thousand... read more
Share in a gorgeous, thoughtful life in the charming English countryside with The Cottage Kitchen, a cookbook of recipes and stories by Norwegian-born photographer and tastemaker Marie Forsberg.
In his latest historical novel, bestselling author Robert Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of Jonah Williams, who, in 1850, on his eighteenth birthday, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born a slave. He takes with him only a few... read more
The Virginity of Famous Men, award-winning story writer Christine Sneed's deeply perceptive collection on the human condition, features protagonists attempting to make peace with the choices--both personal and professional--they have so far made. In “The Prett... read more
Do your kids think tempeh is weird? Does your partner worry that a vegan diet isn't well balanced? Do your parents just not get it? Well it's time to win them over! With her first cookbook, But I Could Never Go Vegan!, Kristy Turner deliciously refuted every c... read more
This Illustrated Guide for Couples Ends 12 Hurtful Arguments Once and for All!Conflict within relationships is complex and challenging to overcome. In her 20 years of working with couples, clinical psychologist Michelle Brody found a way to make change simpler... read more
Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you’re like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did? This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how t... read more
More than 35 activities and ideas that inspire children to explore the world around them.An important part of childhood is being curious and trying out new experiences. What do things taste, feel, smell, sound like? What happens when you add red to blue, mix e... read more
Wouldn’t you do more healthy cooking at home—if you only had the time? It can be tough to put dinner on the table without falling back on packaged, processed foods. But for Melissa King, watching her two young daughters struggle with health issues was tougher.... read more
“A glorious treat awaits you at the literary table of Donia Bijan.” —Adriana Trigiani Set against the backdrop of Iran’s rich, turbulent history, this exquisite debut novel is a powerful story of food, family, and a bittersweet homecoming. When we first meet N... read more
Pregnancy is one of life’s great adventures, a time that mothers-to-be will want to remember. My Pregnancy Journal with Sophie la girafe® is the perfect place to record every important moment, from the first daydreams of motherhood to the day Baby finally come... read more
“This book is better than chocolate!”—Tal Ben-Shahar, New York Times best-selling author of Happier and Choose the Life You Want Distractions are everywhere these days. Our thoughts drift to what we need to do tomorrow, or what went wrong yesterday. Even pleas... read more
Give your child the gift of conversation with Small Talk!You are your child's most valuable resource when it comes to learning to talk. In Small Talk, speech and language therapist Nicola Lathey and parenting journalist Tracey Blake demystify the six stages of... read more
The Mandala Book is a visual symphony, filled with 500 stunning mandalic images from nature and civilization.Drawing from history, science, religion, and art, Lori Bailey Cunningham leads a journey that spans from prehistoric petroglyphs to Carl Jung, from tin... read more
Meet the local farmers who feed America—in stories, photos, and 50 recipes! When Forrest Pritchard went looking for the unsung heroes of local, sustainable food, he found them at 18 exceptional farms all over the country. In Detroit, Aba Ifeoma of D-Town Farm ... read more
Simple, inspired recipes to cleanse, heal, and revitalize—plus realistic detox plans and expert guidance on eating for good health “Busy” is a way of life for Rosemary Ferguson: She’s traveled the world as one of Britain’s top models, and today is a profession... read more
“An essential resource.”—Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade PantryYour all-in-one guide to making creamy milks, velvety butters, and satisfying treats from almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, and more!DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters & More brings nut power to the peop... read more
From a leading US authority on a subject more timely than ever—an up-to-date, all-in-one resource on gender-nonconforming children and adolescents In her groundbreaking first book, Gender Born, Gender Made, Dr. Diane Ehrensaft coined the term gender creative t... read more
Good-for-you superfoods have never been so easy to eat at every meal! From on-the-go breakfasts to small bites to effortless dinners, Superfoods 24/7 makes it easier than ever to eat the world’s most nutritious foods at every meal, for a delicious, healthy kic... read more
Yes, they’re good for you—but who knew greens could be so much fun? If you’re trying to eat more greens but find yourself in a salad rut, Greens 24/7 is here to bring delicious, healthy veggies to every meal of the day, from breakfast to dessert. Spinach in pa... read more
The New York Times bestselling coloring book from Millie Marotta—whose books have sold more than five million copies worldwide! Millie Marotta's adult coloring books, always filled with intricate patterning and detail, invite adults and older children to add t... read more
Rochelle Bilow, a classically trained cook and aspiring food writer, was nursing a broken heart and frustrated with her yet-to-take-off career when she set out to write a short profile of a small, sustainable CSA farm in central New York. At most, she expected... read more
Welcome to the SUPERFOOD culinary revolution! In Superfood Kitchen, beautiful dishes are entirely composed of plant-based, nutrient-dense, and whole foods that energize, nourish, and taste delicious. Each recipe artfully combines natural ingredients that deliv... read more

Sasha has 5 reviews

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Tedd P.

Tedd P.

Sep, 2022

Sasha has really given me a lot of confidence in producing a quality product. She is so supportive to me as a first time writer not to mention accurate with her edits and quick to deliver. Writing a book has been a great experience with Sasha on my team.
Deven J.

Deven J.

Aug, 2019

Sasha did such a great job on my last project so I had to hire her for my latest project! I greatly appreciated her professionalism and her attention to detail. I was very impressed by her work and I would recommend her to other authors.
Ryan H.

Ryan H.

Apr, 2019

Sasha was incredible to work with. She was prompt, thoughtful, and supremely helpful. Thank you!
Greg S.

Greg S.

Oct, 2018

Sasha gave me exactly what I needed and knew I needed—and help I didn’t know I needed. A couple of non-proofreading suggestions were great!
Deven J.

Deven J.

May, 2017

Sasha was very professional and she paid close attention to detail. Her editing was very insightful and I would recommend her to others.

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