Face it, sometimes we all need a little help.
As a cookbook editor, you always had the ability to invite other family members to contribute recipes, so you did not need to personally enter all those recipes into the system (this is also a great family project). However, contributors could only edit their own recipes and nothing else.
In the editor’s Communication Center, any contributor can now be upgraded to a co-admin for the cookbook. This gives them the ability to edit all of the recipes within the cookbook, not just their own. This can be a huge time saver when getting a cookbook ready to print. Having co-editors make the first edits to a recipe will allow the editor to focus on the design elements of the cookbook and the overall project.
It is also important to note that the primary editor still has ultimate responsibility for the design and content of the cookbook so while family members can help, ultimately it is the editor that needs to sign-off that the cookbook is correct and ready for printing.
One thing to remember, “Too many cooks spoil the soup.” So be very careful when promoting someone to co-editor. They can adjust settings and recipes just like the main Editor. So keep communicating! And once the editing work is done, you can easily change a co-editor back to normal contributor.
Bill Rice is founder and Co-Publisher of the Great Family Cookbook Project, a website that helps families and individuals collect and share food memories through customized printed cookbooks filled with treasured recipes. Follow us on Facebook and Pinterest!