What Others Say
“When our agent suggested we work with Harriet Bell on our book proposal and first book, we had no idea what a great decision that would be. She took our information, including some fairly complex science, and repackaged it in a way that made it much more engaging and interesting to the reader. At the same time she kept the manuscript in our voices and never oversimplified our message. In addition to her work on the manuscript, her expertise came through in other areas as well. She has many contacts in the industry and was able to talk directly to the editors and publisher to clarify and champion the book’s content and direction. In the end, we turned in a book than was far better than what we could have ever written ourselves. The New ME Diet was completed three weeks before the due date. We can’t thank you enough, Harriet, for all your excitement, guidance, and support with this book. We hope to work with you again.”
“A few years ago we had an idea to write a little book for women called The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business. A kick-ass editor named Harriet Bell believed in it and in us (thank God), and helped us create a book that inspired enough women for it to become a BusinessWeek bestseller. Fast forward five years, thanks to Harriet's expertise, smarts, and editing know-how we are writing our fourth Girl’s Guide book. Without her we would still be just two girls with a good idea. Thanks, Harriet!”
“Harriet Bell has just the qualities an author wants in an editor: She’s easy-going, conscientious, responsive, efficient, and direct. And, as an added bonus to a food writer, she LOVES to cook!”
"Having done two books (so far) with Harriet Bell, I have nothing but the highest praise for her creativity, insights, and professionalism. Harriet brings so much to each project, it's hard to quantify its true worth. I cannot wait for our next project together."
"Harriet Bell worked with us to create a beautiful, inspiring and authentic book on Latin entertaining called Latin Chic: Entertaining with Style and Sass. From our first meeting she listened to our ideas and embraced our vision. Throughout the process she kept us on the right track, while allowing for ample creative freedom. Always there to take our questions and offer solid advice and support, her influence never waned. In fact, once the book came out, she got us a one-hour prime time spot on the Food Network! She is the kind of clever and witty person you WANT at your dinner party. But also, the kind of editor you NEED for a successful book. If we had to edit this quote, we'd leave it at: Harriet Bell is simply marvelous"
"I knew I needed someone to work with me on my second book, Raw Food for Everyone. After some strong recommendations and after reading some of her previous work my obvious choice was Harriet Bell. From the moment we started writing, her advice, clarity and immediate attention to every detail was apparent. She was there every step of the way, helping me craft my words and guiding the project, all while keeping my own writing voice alive. Being able to ask Harriet questions, not only about the writing of the book, but about the publishing aspects of this project was invaluable. Her experience with agents, editors, and publishers is priceless. Working with Harriet was a joy and I can’t imagine writing another book without her!”"
“Harriet Bell is a dream! Within five minutes of chatting with Harriet, I knew she was just the person to write my first book proposal. She expertly and lovingly helped me transform an outline into a proposal that captured the attention of top publishers. She was a joy to work with and shared my passion and energy for the project. I’ll always be grateful to Harriet for turning my dream of publishing a book into a reality.”
“I’ve been cooking all my life and working in magazine publishing for more than a decade, yet the only thing I knew about cookbooks was how to open one. Harriet Bell’s class at Media Bistro gave me the grounding I needed to turn an idea into a marketable book.”