Friday, July 25, 2008

Meet Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor is a talented and experienced book editor, and she's a lot of fun too. Lisa feels that working with your editor should be a creative, collaborative process. Her areas of interest are cookbooks, gift books, and biographies, as well as health and self-help titles. Before joining Cumberland House in 1998, she worked in editorial production for a Brentwood, TN-based magazine publisher.

Name: Lisa K. Taylor

Childhood nickname(s): When I was twelve, I insisted that everyone start calling me Gopher. But I'm over that now, so Lisa is just fine.

Title: editor

Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Education: BA (English), Middle Tennessee State University

How long in current job: 9 years

Previous job: copywriter and editor

Dream job: Why this job, of course!

Passionate about: my 2 dogs and 4 cats, guessing people's Myers-Briggs temperament type, my evening backyard badminton game, line-drying my clothes, eating organic

What are you reading? Tana French's The Likeness; Henry James's Daisy Miller; Catholicism for Dummies

What's on your iPod? I'm pretty sure my tunes aren't all that hip or trendy. I've got some Alison Krauss, Carole King, 3 Doors Down, Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, and Simon & Garfunkel. And, I'm not ashamed to admit this: I have an Anne Murray song on there. It's Danny's Song.

Tell us something about you that no one would guess: I came close to being crowned Little Miss Cinderella at the age of nine; I was first runner-up.

Other comments: Season 2 of AMC's Mad Men starts July 27th. It's the only TV show I watch.

1 comment:

J. L. Miles said...

Hi Lisa,
This author in Georgia loves ya! Thanks for all your editing help in the past. Glad to see you're an animal lover. So is my daughter Shannon who is one of my favorite people, too.
Jackie Lee Miles