“If you are writing a book, or anything for that matter, your work will be greatly enhanced by first running it by the editorial skills of Amy Farrar. I found working with her was very easy and her suggestions very beneficial. Her totally objective viewpoint was closer to my readers than I was. I highly recommend her.”
Michael Meiers, The Second Holocaust - How the AIDS Epidemic Was Created in a CIA Black Operation
Prior to Amy editing a book I was writing I did not know her. She was great—throughout the entire process she made sure that our communications were understandable, and that she was conveying the message I wanted to get across. She worked hard to understand my point of view and learn about the subject matter and also about who I was as a person and author. I was not only impressed with her skills and knowledge of the English language but with her personality as a caring, kind, environmentally aware and straightforward person. We still communicate and I would recommend Amy for any writing work or really any project you are working on. I know that Amy will bring success to whatever project she is involved with. I will gladly ask for her assistance in all my upcoming projects. Thank you Amy!
Jay Hill, author of 2012: A Guide to Spiritual Awareness
"It was very easy to work with Amy. Once she started editing my book, she gave me regular updates letting me know how things were progressing. Amy made some very useful suggestions and pointed out things in the book that needed clarification. She suggested I put a map in my book letting readers know where in Europe my book was set and to add a page explaining some of the terms I had used. Amy’s skills were invaluable to me and I feel I now have a very professional manuscript."
"It was a pleasant experience working with Amy! I liked the way she communicated with me throughout the process. She is an extremely good editor, and she made me feel confident enough to follow her edits and guidelines!"
Tehmina Khan (dissertation writer)
"...This was an exceptionally well-done overview and glimpse into the lives of young people who have ADHD. Although this is not a lengthy book, I found that it was packed with important information that not only the young adult can learn about, but also the parents and caregivers of those afflicted with any form of ADHD. The most interesting part of the book is the glimpses we get into the lives of young people and families who actually are dealing with the disorder.
We not only see the difficulties they encounter, but also their successes.
This book is amazingly thorough, but shies away from being overly technical and boring. There are numerous informative sidebars, including actual reproductions of USA Today news clips that give us an historical overview of many aspects of the disorder. In the back of the book is a thorough index, a glossary, a listing of numerous resources, and additional recommended book and website resources to explore.”
This guide is a user-friendly reference book that freelancers of all skill levels, from novice to experienced, will find very helpful. Farrar's book is concise, yet packed full of sound advice and helpful insights based on her own hard-won years of experience in the freelancing trenches.
Some of the book's chapters focus on very general topics applicable to all freelancers ("Tools of the Trade", "Fees and Contracts"), while others provide information specific to particular types of freelancing ("How to Write for a Magazine or Newspaper", "How to Get Your Book Published".) Each chapter contains engaging personal anecdotes, solid recommendations, and cautions against common freelancing pitfalls that many newer freelancers will find particularly illuminating as well as entertaining.
Written in an engaging, personal style, this book addresses issues from how to write better to how to write for newspapers and magazines, how to write books, and how to work for other types of clients. In the course of this, Amy Farrar covers query letters, finding clients and managing client relationships, pricing, and many other topics.
Amy was instrumental in helping me with the editing of my first two books. Her career experiences are truly an exceptional gift to learn from. This guide is a great resource to help people establish their freelance writing independence.
Well written for the middle school child who has some previous exposure to the sciences. Looks at the historical data ,the basic science of measurement and the effects of global warming . Broad scope and great introductory book for concepts. Lists additional resources ,references and glossary. I plan to give it to my grandson for an intro into the environmental sciences.