Amy offers proofreading, copyediting, substantive editing, and rewriting services, for individuals and publishing companies. Although Amy offers and provides these services individually, the majority of the book projects Amy edits require a combination of proofreading, copyediting, substantive editing, and editorial consultation. The following defines these services:
Basic proofreading: Checking for minor errors like typos and spelling errors.
Copyediting: Editing for grammar, style, and usage.
Substantive Editing: Identifying holes and errors in content, rearranging content for better flow and organization, fact checking, and advising on character development and plot.
Editorial Consultation: Providing advice on how to better improve the overall project and offering continuing advice and help following completion of the editorial process.
At the present time Amy is primarily editing books. She works on a wide range of nonfiction and fiction genres.
Every book project is different. Over the years Amy has found that the large majority of book projects require a combination of editorial services.
If you are interested in hiring Amy for her editorial services, e-mail part or all of your manuscript or project to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Amy can provide you with a quote on what kind of work your book or project will require and how much time it will take to edit. Amy charges an hourly rate for editorial work. She sends authors a general contract that states what she will do for them in exchange for the editorial services she will be providing them, along with an estimate.
In this post-apocalyptic YA fiction novel, people with extraordinary abilities—the “gifted” live lives of privilege while those without gifts live as slaves on the wrong side of a very literal wall. Fifteen-year-old Alexa Gander has a gift that could change everything, but it comes with the burden of enormous responsibility that no teenager should have to carry.
Amy has been a member of the Professional Editors Network (www.pensite.org) since 1997. She has worked for the group as a newsletter copy editor, writer, speaker, and mentor.