I’m Lisa Gordanier, copyeditor, proofreader, cookbook editor, experienced professional chef, and writer. In 2008, I decided to combine my expertise in cooking and baking with my love of language, with all its maddening rules and inspiring possibilities. In particular, I was tired of reading recipes, even from reliable sources, that were vague, confusing, or just downright sloppy. I wanted to help people who cook and eat—that’s all of us—succeed when they set out to follow a recipe. Serious schooling ensued, and I’ve been working for some great clients in the field of food-related editing (books, magazines, and websites) ever since.
While food-related texts are my specialty, I edit a variety of materials: general nonfiction, magazine articles, business documents, academic papers, web texts, and more. Since I’m a lifelong professional musician with a BA in music, I count music as a subspecialty. I work for book and magazine publishers as well as with individuals on self-published books and other projects.
Ultimately, my work is all about what you’ve written: it’s about reaching your audience and grabbing them with your own words, expressed in your own unique voice, while presenting a professional, error-free, and first-rate finished product.
I invite you to learn more about Hidden Hand Editing and about how we might work together on your project, large or small, to take it to the next level of excellence.
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