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Have you written a book about food or drinks and need an editor? Below we’ve featured 10 top book editors for food and drink books.
1. Deri Reed
Located in New York in the United States, Deri Reed is a professional freelance book editor. She can provide developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading for writers working on non-fiction books like biographies, health and wellbeing, and cooking and food.
Deri Reed has operated as a freelance book editor since 1994 and has worked for some of the biggest publishers in the world, including Hachette Book Group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Rizzoli. Some of Deri Reed’s edited books on food and drink include “The Del Posto Cookbook” by Mark Ladner, and “The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem” by Marcus Samuelsson, and “The Art of Cooking with Lavender” by Nancy Baggett.
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Christine McKnight is a professional independent book editor with over nine years of experience who is located in Warwick, New York in the United States. She’s been recognized for the quality of her editing, receiving the IACP award in 2011 and the James Beard Award in 2017. Christine does developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessment and proofreading on books written in American English.
Along with her work on cooking and books on food and wine, Christine can edit non-fiction books on business, Christian non-fiction, health and parenting. She’s edited books like “Lawns into Meadows” by Owen Wormser, “Maangchi’s Big Book of Korean Cooking” by Shuman Maangchi and Martha Rose, and “Dorie’s Cookies” by Darie Greenspan.
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3. Amy Sherman
Situated in San Francisco, California, Amy Sherman is a professional book editor who has experience editing non-fiction books about food and drink. Amy’s editing services include developmental editing and copy editing for books in American English. She’s also proficient at working on WordPress, for writers who prefer that online platform.
Amy Sherman has worked as a freelance editor and writer for almost twenty years, working for reputable clients like British Airways, Hertz, Williams Sonoma and Columbus Salami. Her portfolio of edited books includes “The DASH Diet for Beginners” by Arcas Publishing, “All-in-One Dutch Oven Cookbook for Two” by Janet A. Zimmerman, and “The Mediterranean Table” by Sonoma Press.
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Felicia Campbell is a professional independent book editor located in San Diego, California, in the United States. She was recognized by the San Diego Press Club for her editing work. Felicia Campbell provides developmental editing, editorial assessment and query letter review for books written in American English.
Rely on Felicia Campbell for editing contemporary fiction, women’s fiction, coming of age fiction, as well as non-fiction books on cooking and food, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, and travel. She’s been a freelance editor, writer and producer for over seven years. Look at her editing in books like “The Food of Oman: Recipes and Stories for the Gateway to Arabia” by James Oseland and Ariana Lindquist and “Daisy Goes to the Races” by Mark Stevens.
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5. Peggy Paul
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States, Peggy Paul is a professional freelance book editor who has over eleven years of experience. In addition to her experience as a freelance editor, writer and publishing consultant, Peggy has also three years of experience working for Clarkson Potter and Random House as an editorial assistant.
Peggy Paul can provide developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessment, proofreading and query letter review for writers working on non-fiction books on cooking and food, as well as education, health, home and self-improvement. Peggy Paul’s portfolio of edits includes “Whole Cooking and Nutrition” by Katie Cavuto, “An Invitation to the Garden” by Michael Devine, and “Schiller’s Liquor Bar Cocktail Collection” by Keith McNally.
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Jennifer Hutzel is an experienced self-employed book editor located in Seattle, Washington, in the United States. She has certification from Cornell Nutrition and Healthy Living as well as Wageningen University. In addition to her freelance work as an editor, she’s also worked for a number of organizations like Love & Plates, Stone Pier Press, JCC Manhattan and teNeues Publishing.
Go to Jennifer Hutzel for copy editing and proofreading on non-fiction books on cooking, food, wine, as well as health and wellbeing. Jennifer Hutzel’s edited books include “The One & Done Cookbook: 100+ plant-based dinners for easy weeknight cooking” by Betsy Freeman, and “SIBO Made Simple: 90 Healing Recipes and Practical Strategies to Rebalance Your Gut for Good” by Phoebe Lapine.
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Boston, Massachusetts is home to Jessica Carbone, a professional self-employed book editor. Formerly an editor with eight years of experience working for Penguin Random House and three years of experience working at Gastronomica, Jessica is proficient at working on books written in British and American English.
Jessica Carbone offers writers a number of editing services, including developmental editing, copy editing, editorial assessment, proofreading, and query letter review. In addition to editing books about food, drink and cooking, she has the experience and expertise in editing books on biography, health, history and home. Take a look at some of her edits like “Lucky Rice” by Danielle Chang, “A Good Food Day” by Marco Canora and Tammy Walker, and “Food with Friends” by Leela Cyd.
Check out what Jessica Carbone can do for your next book!
8. Donna Ng
Located in New York, in the United States, Donna Ng can provide writers of non-fiction cooking and food books with developmental editing, copy editing and proofreading. Fluent in American English, Donna is also a proficient editor of sports books and literary fiction.
Donna Ng has many years of experience as an editor and has edited for reputable companies like Washington Square Press, Pocket Books and Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers. Check out some of her edited works like “Audrey Hepburn’s Neck” by Alan Brown, “In Bloom: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Lush Florals” by Rachel Reinert.
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9. Marisa Solis
Marisa Solis has an independent book editor located in Los Angeles, California. She holds a certificate in professional copy editing from UC Berkeley extension. Writers can rely on Marisa Solis for developmental editing, editorial assessment and query letter review for books written in American English. She’s able to edit books about cooking and food, as well as health, parenting and psychology.
Marisa Solis has worked as an independent book editor since 2014 and has experience working for a number of organizations such as Avalon Travel Publishing, Seal Press, Weldon Owen, and Chronicle Books. Learn more about her editing style like “The Upward Spiral” by Alex Korb and Daniel J. Siegel, “Habit Swap” by Hugh G. Byrne, and “Be Mighty” by Jill A. Stoddard.
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10. Erin Cusick
Erin Cusick is an experienced self-employed book editor with experience in copy editing and proofreading. Situated in Seattle, Washington, in the United States, Erin Cusick can work with writers working on fiction classics, historical fiction and literary fiction, as well as non-fiction books about cooking, food, and travel.
Erin’s academic background includes a certificate in professional sequence in editing from UC Berkeley. In addition to her eight years of experience as a self-employed book editor, she has edited for publications like GoodTherapy.org and YES! magazine. Her editing includes books like “In the Distance” by Hernan Diaz, “Stephen Florida” by Gabe Habash, and “Flight Risk” by Joy Castro.
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