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Guild Member Profile

Joanna Copestick

Commissioning editor
  • writer
  • commisioning-editor
  • South East
  • beer-judging-exp
  • food-matching
  • cooking
  • recipe-dev
  • music
  • pop-cult
  • social-med
  • travel-tourism
  • int-des

What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?

Book publisher who has commissioned some of the best books about beer during the last decade.

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Book publisher, writer and editorial consultant with more than 10 years’ experience of commissioning bestselling books about beer for CAMRA (300 Beers to Try before you Die by Roger Protz, The Book of Beer Knowledge by Jeff Evans), Jacqui Small (World’s Best Beers by Ben McFarland) and her own boutique publishing imprint The Homewood Press. Titles include Beer in So Many Words, an anthology of the best beer writing (Safe Haven Books/The Homewood Press), The Pub by Pete Brown (Jacqui Small) and Beer in the Netherlands by Tim Skelton (The Homewood Press). Writes about beer from a female perspective and has also authored more than 12 books on interior design, so is keen on writing about decor in pubs and bars. Consultant editor on The World Atlas of Beer by Tim Webb & Stephen Beaumont (Octopus). The Homewood Press will publish Boak & Bailey’s second book in 2017.

What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?

Networking with authors and the beer industry. They are a friendly bunch.