Editing Recipes and Cookbooks
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 1–2:30 pm EDT
This is an INTERMEDIATE SKILLS course
Instructor: Karen Wise
What do you need to know to edit a cookbook for a traditional book publisher or an individual looking to self-publish? What makes editing recipes and cookbooks different from editing other nonfiction? This session will be useful to editors who sometimes come across recipes in their work in fiction/memoir, journalism, and online media, as well as those wanting to specialize in cookbooks.
In this Master Class, you will learn:
- The different types of cookbooks, and what that means for the copyeditor. For example: diet-specific, ingredient-specific, appliance-specific, chef/restaurant, holiday, etc.
- The typical outline of a cookbook. This is especially important for self-publishing authors, so that it feels like a “real cookbook.”
- The anatomy of a recipe. Here comes the real nitty-gritty: all the required and optional components of a recipe, including sequence, style conventions, do’s and don’ts, and consistency issues.
- The reference works a cookbook copyeditor relies on, and what happens if they don’t agree.
All Master Class times are in Eastern Time (ET).
Master Classes are delivered as webinars via GoToMeeting. Login information is sent out a day or two ahead of time to all registrants.