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.
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.