Thank you for visiting Pikko’s House, the creative portfolio and service website for Crystal Watanabe, freelance editor for independent authors. Want to learn more about how the Pikko’s House team can help you ready your work for publication or submission?

Thank you for visiting Pikko’s House, the creative portfolio and service website for Crystal Watanabe, freelance editor for independent authors. Want to learn more about how the Pikko's House team can help you ready your work for publication or submission?

Pikko’s House was founded in 2014, after New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey encouraged Crystal to open up shop.

Since then, Crystal has worked on over 500 projects.

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Pikko’s House is dedicated to providing top-notch professional editorial services. Crystal has experience working with more than 250 indie authors.

See what satisfied clients think.

Crystal launched SimpleMarkup, a fiction editor’s webcomic, in October 2017. It stars fictional editor Edie Grammar, who slaves away at her desk, helping clients improve their stories.

SimpleMarkup is released online every Wednesday.

SimpleMarkup Archives

Catch up on all the previous comics, going all the way back to the beginning!

SimpleMarkup Store

Are you an Edie Grammar fan? Head on over to the SimpleMarkup store for merchandise!

SimpleMarkup Book

What what? A SimpleMarkup book full of Edie? Coming sometime in 2019! (Hopefully)

Crystal is the coauthor of two cute Japanese bento cookbooks called Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches and Yum-Yum Bento All Year Round: Box Lunches for Every Season.

Both books are published by Quirk Books.

Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches

Published in 2010, the first Yum-Yum Bento Box cookbook features cute obento made by Crystal Watanabe and Maki Ogawa.

Yum-Yum Bento All Year Round: Box Lunches for Every Season

Published in 2016, Yum-Yum Bento All Year Round is the follow-up to the first book, set around holiday-themed obento.

The Pikko’s House Book Lovers Box is a digital subscription box started by Crystal in April 2018. Each month’s themed box delivers at least ten ebooks, deals, and giveaways.

Subscribing to the box is free.

For voracious readers

Check out the themes for past boxes to see what was offered to subscribers in them. Like what you see? Sign up for the box!

The box is released at the start of each month and covers a wide variety of themes. 

Want to have your book be in an upcoming box? Visit my Book Lovers Box for Authors page.

Subscribe to the Pikko’s House YouTube channel to see new videos uploaded detailing the latest client publications and Book Lovers Box unveilings.

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