Editing

Becoming the Editor of My First Cookbook

Last fall, I wrote a blog post about my First and Favourite Cookbook. Simply in Season was the first cookbook I purchased when I moved out for university. It has been a staple cookbook in my kitchen and even still, in many cases it is the first cookbook I go to after a long day of work and it’s time to eat. It’s part of a series of three cookbooks, and all of the royalties go to support the work of the Mennonite Central Committee, a relief and development organization started and run by Anabaptist churches that works for peace and justice.

A Road Trip

A Road Trip

Last month, my husband and I went on a road trip in California. It was a welcome relief from a crazy winter of study. We shifted from work mode into vacation mode quite easily, but there was another shift that we had to make.

Rather than planning our trip out day-by-day with a rental car and a new hotel each night, we decided to go California style and rent a VW camper van. This way we could stop wherever we were and not have a set itinerary.

How Storytelling Led Me to an Editing Career and Mentorship

I love stories. As part of my first career as an assistant manager at Ten Thousand Villages, I got to tell and listen to a lot of stories. The mission behind Villages is to connect customers with the people who make the products that they buy. So if a customer ever asked “Who made this?” I could tell them about the artisan, the group that they worked with, and the country it was made in.