Editing: Julia Aitken – book editor, magazine editor, recipe editor

In addition to her work as food editor of major Canadian magazines (My Advantage, Expressions, Homemaker’s, Elm Street and Canadian Family are just a few), Julia is a cookbook editor for leading Canadian publishers, including Random House, Whitecap and Madison Press Books. Among the authors she has edited are Penelope Casas (One Pot Spanish) Jennifer Bain (The Toronto Star Cookbook), Rob Rainford (Rob Rainford’s Born To Grill), Mairlyn Smith (Healthy Starts Here!), Rod Phillips (The 500 Best-Value Wines in the LCBO, 2009 and 2010 editions), and Kathy Guidi (Canadian Cheese: A Pocket Guide).

Julia’s specialty is editing chefs’ recipes so that professional-level dishes can be recreated in the home kitchen without losing a chef’s authentic voice. Among the chefs she has worked with are Tony De Luca (Simply in Season), Robert Clark and Harry Kambolis (C Food) and Nigel Didcock (Granite Club: Capturing the Spirit).


Recipe editing by Julia Aitken: Healthy Starts Here
Healthy Starts Here! 140 Recipes That Will Make You Feel Great…read more

Julia Aitken: professional editor of recipes, Simply in Season
Simply in Season: 12 Months of Wine Country Cooking by Tony De Luca…read more

Pro-editing of recipes by Julia Aitken: writer and editor, One Spanish Pot
One Pot Spanish: More than 80 Easy, Authentic Recipes by Penelope Casas…read more


Creme Brulee and 50 Decadent Recipes edited by Julia Aitken
Crème Brûlée: More Than 50 Decadent Recipes by Dominique and…read more

C Food by Clark and Kambolis, edited by Julia Aitken
C Food by Robert Clark and Harry Kambolis; published by Whitecap…read more