Melissa Drumm

Editor. Proofreader. Wordsmith.


I'm Melissa Drumm, a writer and editor with a soft spot for food and cooking. Most of my work combines my passions for language and food, which I've honed with a BA in English and a Master's in Gastronomy. I've spent the past 5 years as a cookbook editor at America's Test Kitchen creating books on topics such as Mediterranean food, make-ahead cooking, baking with natural sweeteners, and more.

So what can I do for you? I can make you sound like the best version of yourself by proofreading articles and manuscripts. I can contribute to your website or project with recipes and copy. I can work with you to finesse a rough idea into a usable road map. And that's not all—get in touch to find out how I can help you.

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From idea generation to editorial work to ghostwriting, my contributions to each of these projects varies. Contact me for more information.
  • Revolutionary Recipes
  • Just Add Sauce
  • The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook
  • Cook It In Your Dutch Oven
  • The Complete Make-Ahead Cookbook
  • Naturally Sweet
  • Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia
  • Paleo Perfected
  • The Best Mexican Recipes
  • Best of America's Test Kitchen 2019
  • Best of America's Test Kitchen 2018
  • Multicooker Perfection