Sabrina Young

Senior Editor
Former senior editor at Hachette and Callisto

Sabrina Young is an accomplished editor with experience in the publishing industry spanning more than 20 years. She began her career at Publishers Group West, working with bestsellers such as Cold Mountain, winner of the National Book Award. At Perseus Books, she supported independent publishing clients (Thunder’s Mouth Press, Carroll & Graf, Marlowe & Company) and authors before joining Hachette Publishing Group as senior editor. Her list includes some of the travel imprint’s bestselling guidebooks, including the award-winning Moon USA National Parks by Becky Lomax and 52 Weekend Adventures in Northern California by columnist Tom Stienstra. She also has extensive experience in children’s books as an executive editor at Callisto Media, and continues to mentor editors and first-time authors.

Sabrina has a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University and a Professional Sequence in Editing certificate from the University of Berkeley. Her deep experience in publishing allows her to shepherd a manuscript from acquisition to publication with a high level of guidance, support, and understanding throughout the writing and editing process.

Selected Publications

Prescriptive Nonfiction

  • Executive Editor, Step-by-Step Pyrography for Beginners by Aney Carver (Rockridge Press, 2022)
  • Executive Editor, Mandala Rock Painting Made Simple by Carla Schauer (Rockridge Press, 2022)
  • Executive Editor, North American Bird Watching for Beginners by Sharon Stiteler (Rockridge Press, 2022)
  • Editor, Wilderness Survival Guide by Jason Marsteiner (Rockridge Press, 2021)
  • Editor, Conscious Parenting of Your Toddler by Mihaela Plugarasu (Rockridge Press, 2020)


  • Editor, USA National Parks by Becky Lomax (Moon Travel, 2020)
    • Lowell Thomas Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism
  • Editor, 52 Weekend Adventures in Northern California by Tom Stienstra (Moon Travel, 2020)
    • Best Outdoor Book of the Year (second place), Outdoors Writers Association of America
  • Editor, California Camping by Tom Stienstra (Moon Travel, 2019)
    • The best-selling and longest running outdoor guidebook series in America
  • Editor, Moon Pacific Northwest Camping by Tom Stienstra (Moon Travel, 2018)
    • Portland Oregonian bestsellers list 

  • Editor, Moon Arches & Canyonlands National Parks by W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell (Moon Travel, 2017)
    • Listed as one of the Best-Selling Hiking Books of All Time by Book Authority


  • Executive Editor, Easy Dirty Keto Cookbook by Emilie Bailey (Rockridge Press, 2022)
  • Executive Editor, Superfood Juicing by Nora Day (Rockridge Press, 2022)
  • Executive Editor, Clean Eating for Beginners by Isadora Baum (Rockridge Press, 2021)
  • Executive Editor, Heart-Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook by Lauren O’Connor (Rockridge Press, 2021)
  • Executive Editor, The Big Instant Pot Cookbook (Rockridge Press, 2020)

Children’s Books

  • Editor, Dinosaur Encyclopedia for Kids by “Dinosaur George” Blasing (Rockridge Press, 2022)
  • Editor, Camping Activity Book for Kids by Amelia Mayer (Rockridge Press, 2021)
  • Editor, Stomp, Wiggle, Clap, and Tap by Rachelle Burk (Rockridge Press, 2021)
  • Editor, Let’s Go to the Potty by Alison Jandu (Rockridge Press, 2020)
  • Editor, Snakes for Kids by Michael Starkey (Rockridge Press, 2020)