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  Robin Donovan
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I'm a seasoned food writer, cookbook author, recipe developer, blogger, copy writer, and editor with a proven record for producing high quality content about food, cooking, health, and more.

I've authored eight books including The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy; the New York Times bestseller Dr. Gott's No Flour No Sugar Diet; Campfire Cuisine; Indulgence French Fries; Moon Metro San Francisco; and more.

My writing has appeared in publications such as Cooking Light, Fitness, San Jose Mercury News, SFGate.com, and many others. I'm also an avid food blogger at www.TwoLazyGourmets.com.

I've copyedited numerous books on cooking, health, and other topics including A Tradition of Soup, by Teresa Chen, and Maximum Healing, by H. Robert Silverstein, MD.

Versatile, creative, deadline driven, and detail oriented, I'm known as a talented writer, inventive recipe developer, meticulous researcher, sharp-eyed editor, and hard worker. Find out more at www.robindonovan.com.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 8 Years
Editor 22 Years
Writer 22 Years
Specialty
Food 12 Years
Lifestyle 12 Years
Travel 12 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
www.TwoLazyGourmets.com (11+), Barnesandnoble.com (11+), Parragon Books (6-10), Today's Home Magazine (6-10), www.sallys-place.com (6-10), San Jose Mercury News (3-5), Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1-2), Las Vegas Sun (1-2), Fitness (1-2), Cooking Light (1-2), Custom Publishing Group (1-2), Dating With Dignity (1-2), Delectable Magazine (1-2), www.sfgate.com (1-2), Vine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Berrett-Koehler Publishers (11+), Club One, Inc. (11+), Conexion Pubic Relations (11+), Amazon.com (11+), Dog Eared Books (11+), Frankee Uno Salon and Gallery (11+), Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (11+), North Atlantic Books (11+), GL Mezzetta, Inc (6-10), Adam's 100% Inc. (3-5), Sterling Vineyards (1-2)
Other Work History
20 years of experience in the book publishing industry--in marketing communications, copy writing, online marketing, promotion, and editorial.
Computer Skills
Word, office, internet, html, dreamweaver, moveable type, wordpress, excel, acrobat pro, photoshop
Technical Skills
Recipe development, recipe testing
Equipment
ibook, dsl, digital camera, audio recorder, fax, scanner
References
Happy to provide upon request
Associations
San Francisco Professional Food Society, Bay Area Editors Forum, AvantGuild
Other
Having worked for 20 years in marketing communications for several book publishers , I know how to write and develop marketable content. In addition to writing and editing content about food and developing recipes, I continue to write marketing copy for book publishers, wineries, commercial websites, and other businesses.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near San Francisco, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Cooking Light, 10/1/2004)
Article on ancient rice varietals newly available in the United States. Includes a guide to heirloom rices and how to prepare them.
(Sally's Place (www.sallys-place.com), 9/15/2004)
Feature article on the history of San Francisco's famous sourdough bread. Includes a guide to where to buy sourdough bread in the San Francisco Bay Area.
(San Jose Mercury News, 6/16/2004)
Feature article on how farmers around the world are reviving ancient rice varietals—and changing the way Americans eat rice. Includes original recipes.
(Fitness Magazine, 5/1/2004)
Feature article on the health benefits of honey.
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 7/24/2002)
Feature article on how to cook gourmet meals while camping. Includes original recipes, equipment checklist, and other tips.
(San Jose Mercury News, 3/13/2002)
Feature article about how the dot com crash forced many of us—who had become accustomed to extravagent lifestyles— to lower our culinary standards. Includes original recipes and tips and advice for tricking your tastebuds into thinking your still eating high on the hog.
(San Jose Mercury News, 2/13/2002)
Feature article on hunting for wild chanterelle mushrooms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Includes original recipes and safety tips.
Contact Info
  Robin Donovan
San Francisco, CA 94115
USA

E-Mail: robin@robindonovan.com
Website: http://www.robindonovan.com