Teri began her editing career as a magazine editor (she worked at Horticulture Magazine for 11 years), then moved on to writing and editing books as a contractor.
Coupled with her honed editing skills, the fact that she has written books of her own makes her well-qualified to guide other books into publication. She can organize and outline a book project, is adept at “keeping all the balls in the air,” and is both sensitive and firm when the need arises to do some author-hand-holding and rethinking or rewriting. The technical and less-glamorous aspects of book production–making and revising book maps, editing/writing to fit, conducting additional necessary research or fact-checking, working with appropriate artwork and the book-design/layout team, final page-proofing–all of this, she manages with panache and skill.
All of this, plus: deadlines are always met!
Here are some of the books Teri has edited/project managed:
- Homegrown Berries: Successfully Grow Your Own Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, and More (Timber Press, 2014)
- Plant Lovers Guide: Sedums, by Brent Horvath (Timber Press, 2014)
- Gardening Basics For Dummies, by Steven A. Frowine and The National Gardening Association (Wiley Publishing, 2007)
- New England Gardener’s Resource: All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant, and Maintain a New England Garden (Regional Gardener’s Resource), by Jacqueline Heriteau, Holly Hunter Stonehill, Liz Ball, and James Fizzell (Cool Springs Press, 2010)
- Texas Gardener’s Resource: All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant, and Maintain a Texas Garden (Regional Gardener’s Resource), by Dale Groom, Dan Gill, Steve Dobbs, and James Fizzell (Cool Springs Press, 2010)
- The Weather-Resilient Garden: A Defensive Approach to Planning & Landscaping, by Charles W. G. Smith (Storey Publishing, 2004)
- Pruning Made Easy: A Gardener’s Visual Guide to When and How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees (Storey’s Gardening Skills Illustrated Series), by Lewis Hill (Storey Publishing, 1998)