Work with me

I have fifteen years’ experience editing bestselling books and leading creative teams.

I offer tried and true approaches to working with authors, at every stage of the publishing process. Review my services and then reach out to begin the conversation. Or if you’re ready to begin now…

Publishing plan

With so many publishing options, the power has never been more in the hands of the author. But it can be overwhelming to choose a strategy and stick with it. Reach out for an initial coaching call, where we’ll discuss your options, from self-publishing to hybrid and traditional models. I’ll walk you through the pros and cons of each model, and tell you what you can expect from the publishing process. At the end of our call, you will have a plan for your book.

Book proposal and outline

The entry point for landing an agent and securing a non-fiction book deal. I’ll work with you to build your proposal, including market position and a logical plan for your book.

Developmental editing

I’ll use my proven process to help you figure out what you want to write about, before you start writing—from identifying your audience to nailing your desired tone, determining your market position, and naming your examples. Don’t waste time floundering in your manuscript when you could be drinking champagne at your book launch.

Substantive editing

You have a manuscript, but you’ve stalled. You don’t know how to take it to the next level, you’d like the prose to be smoother and tighter, and above all: you want your book to be a success. I’ve been working with writers for fifteen years. I’ve seen it all—and I know how to fix it. I’ll do a complete overhaul of your manuscript so it’s ready for the next stage of your publishing plan.

Creative coaching

Whether you need support as you write, or you’re trying to figure out your overall creative strategy and where your book fits into your business plan, I’ve got you. I offer monthly coaching packages to maintain momentum, ensure accountability, and prevent problems.

“Working with Amanda on my book is a highlight of my career. She asked questions that no one ever asked me before and helped me see where I could make the book even more clear for people and myself. Before I worked with Amanda, I thought an editor was someone who fixes your writing; it wasn’t like that. Amanda coached me to see a clearer narrative without losing the me-factor in the book. It was a delight to work with her.”

Kerri Twigg, author of The Career Stories Method

“Above all, an author needs an editor who ‘gets’ the story, not to mention the writer. It was my good fortune to be paired with Amanda Lewis whowith brioskillfully and thoughtfully edited my latest book. She is the rare combination of brilliant, hardworking, and fun. A total pro. I would work with her again in a flash.”

Howard Green, author of Railroader (#1 bestseller, finalist for the National Business Book Award)

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