Robin Donovan

San Francisco, CA 94115 USA
Website: http://www.robindonovan.com
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Professional Experience

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, nutrition and diet, health, and more. I've authored more than 35 books including The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy; the New York Times bestseller Dr. Gott's No Flour No Sugar Diet; Campfire Cuisine; Sugar Detox; Clean Eating 28-Day Plan; DASH Quick & Easy; Make Bake Cupcake; 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 also blog regularly about super easy recipes for surprisingly delicious food at www.TwoLazyGourmets.com. 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.

Expertise

Book Author
9 Years
Editor
22 Years
Writer
22 Years

Specialty

Food
12 Years
Lifestyle
12 Years
Travel
12 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
12 Years
Online/new media
12 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
22 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Today's Home Magazine (10+), Barnesandnoble.com (10+), Parragon Books (10+), www.sallys-place.com (6-10), Fitness (1-2), Cooking Light (1-2), Dating With Dignity (1-2), Vine (1-2), Living Real Food (10+), Callisto Media (10+), San Jose Mercury News (3-5), Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1-2), Custom Publishing Group (1-2), Las Vegas Sun (1-2), Delectable Magazine (1-2), www.sfgate.com (1-2), www.TwoLazyGourmets.com (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Club One, Inc. (10+), Conexion Pubic Relations (10+), Amazon.com (10+), North Atlantic Books (10+), GL Mezzetta, Inc (6-10), Adam's 100% Inc. (3-5), Sterling Vineyards (1-2), Berrett-Koehler Publishers (10+), Dog Eared Books (10+), Frankee Uno Salon and Gallery (10+), Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (10+)

Other Work History

25+ years of experience in the publishing industry--in editorial and marketing communications.

Technical Skills

Recipe development, recipe testing, food photography

Computer Skills

Word, office, internet, html, dreamweaver, moveable type, wordpress, excel, acrobat pro, photoshop

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

Work Samples

General

(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.
(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.
(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.
(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 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.
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer 7/24/2002)
Feature article on how to cook gourmet meals while camping. Includes original recipes, equipment checklist, and other tips.