Traci Cumbay

Traci Cumbay - Editor

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Obsessed with making writing better. Guiding your ideas into effective story, your manuscript into publishable content.

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Overview

Long-time writer and editor with experience in ghostwriting, development, and copy editing for general interest, academic, and technical publications. Effective and practiced coach who can offer patient, firm instruction or simply bring your existing copy into its clearest, most vibrant form.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing

Work experience

Senior Writer

Well Done Marketing
February, 2011 – March, 2016 (about 5 years)

Writer and Editor

Self-employed
March, 2005 – Present (over 14 years)

Project Editor

Wiley Publishing
May, 2003 – July, 2005 (about 2 years)

Senior Editor

MacDonald Advertising Services
April, 2000 – May, 2003 (about 3 years)

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Managing All-in-One For Dummies

Traci Cumbay

Your all-encompassing guide to managing people, projects, and teams Being a manager can be an intimidating and challenging task. Managing involves teaching new skills to employees, helping land a new customer, accomplishing an important assignment, increasing performance, and much more. The process of management can be very challenging at times, but it can also bring you a sense of fulfillment... read more

Your all-encompassing guide to managing people, projects, and teams Being a manager can be an intimidating and challenging task. Managing involves teaching new skills to employees, helping land a new customer, accomplishing an important assignment, increasing performance, and much more. The process of management can be very challenging at times, but it can also bring you a sense of fulfillment... read more

BBQ Sauces, Rubs and Marinades For Dummies

Traci Cumbay

Think only master chefs can create the savory, succulent barbecue masterpieces you love to eat? Nonsense! BBQ Sauces, Rubs & Marinades For Dummies shows you everything you need to dig in, get your apron dirty, and start stirring up scrumptious sauces, magical marinades, and rubs to remember. Featuring 100 bold new recipes, along with lots of savvy tips for spicing up your backyard barbecue, th... read more

Think only master chefs can create the savory, succulent barbecue masterpieces you love to eat? Nonsense! BBQ Sauces, Rubs & Marinades For Dummies shows you everything you need to dig in, get your apron dirty, and start stirring up scrumptious sauces, magical marinades, and rubs to remember. Featuring 100 bold new recipes, along with lots of savvy tips for spicing up your backyard barbecue, th... read more

Wine For Dummies

Ed McCarthy, Mary Ewing-Mulligan

Wine enthusiasts: raise a glass! The global wine market has expanded rapidly in the past few years and is forecasted to increase through 2019. Consumption, new wine styles, online wine purchasing, and a growing younger population of wine enthusiasts are all contributing factors. In Wine For Dummies, the authors—both recognized wine authorities and accredited Certified Wine Educators—share thei... read more

Wine enthusiasts: raise a glass! The global wine market has expanded rapidly in the past few years and is forecasted to increase through 2019. Consumption, new wine styles, online wine purchasing, and a growing younger population of wine enthusiasts are all contributing factors. In Wine For Dummies, the authors—both recognized wine authorities and accredited Certified Wine Educators—share thei... read more

Paleo All-In-One For Dummies

Kellyann Petrucci, Melissa Joulwan, Pat Flynn, Adriana Harlan

Live the Paleo lifestyle to get healthy and fit with natural foods Paleo All-In-One For Dummies is the powerhouse resource that includes all the information you'll need to get started with the Paleo lifestyle or further refine your diet if you're already a convert! With content from leading authorities on the Paleo lifestyle, this easy-to-read, all-in-one resource offers a complete overview of... read more

Live the Paleo lifestyle to get healthy and fit with natural foods Paleo All-In-One For Dummies is the powerhouse resource that includes all the information you'll need to get started with the Paleo lifestyle or further refine your diet if you're already a convert! With content from leading authorities on the Paleo lifestyle, this easy-to-read, all-in-one resource offers a complete overview of... read more

Programming for the Internet of Things: Using Windows 10 IoT Core and Azure IoT Suite (Developer Reference)

Dawid Borycki

Rapidly implement Internet of Things solutions Creating programs for the Internet of Things offers you an opportunity to build and program custom devices whose functionality is limited only by your imagination. This book teaches you to do exactly that, with solutions presented in a step-by-step format. When you read this book, you not only learn the fundamentals of device programming, you will... read more

Rapidly implement Internet of Things solutions Creating programs for the Internet of Things offers you an opportunity to build and program custom devices whose functionality is limited only by your imagination. This book teaches you to do exactly that, with solutions presented in a step-by-step format. When you read this book, you not only learn the fundamentals of device programming, you will... read more

Cover Letters For Dummies

Joyce Lain Kennedy

A great cover letter is Written to a target job So intriguing that a reader makes room in a busy schedule to meet you An electrifying personal advertising tool that short-circuits the competition A great cover letter is not Bland and indifferent Littered with dry facts What the hiring manager's kid uses as scratch paper Your cover letter should spark the reader's interest as a dynamic introduc... read more

A great cover letter is Written to a target job So intriguing that a reader makes room in a busy schedule to meet you An electrifying personal advertising tool that short-circuits the competition A great cover letter is not Bland and indifferent Littered with dry facts What the hiring manager's kid uses as scratch paper Your cover letter should spark the reader's interest as a dynamic introduc... read more

Resumes For Dummies

Joyce Lain Kennedy

Write a winning resume and land that job interview! Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you're offered an interview? With a recession that has caused a 10% unemployment rate affecting 15.3 million Americans, having a winning resume is vital to securing an interview-and it demands a fresh look at how you write your resumes and market yourself. Whether you're ent... read more

Write a winning resume and land that job interview! Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you're offered an interview? With a recession that has caused a 10% unemployment rate affecting 15.3 million Americans, having a winning resume is vital to securing an interview-and it demands a fresh look at how you write your resumes and market yourself. Whether you're ent... read more

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