An Editor on a Mission

As a collaborative editor of creative fiction and nonfiction, I passionately guide writers to unearthing the unseen potential of their work through detail-oriented proofreading, unbiased and sincere feedback, and an intuitive mental sonar device for your/you’re mistakes.

Who Is Amanda Edens?

I grew up in the sprawling urban desert city of Las Vegas and its smaller rural counterpart of Pahrump. At 17, I took for granted that I was going to college—I loved learning and still do—but thought little of the logistics.

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I couldn’t afford to visit campuses, so if you ask why I chose the creative writing program at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, I wouldn’t be able to tell you.

I rode a Greyhound across the country to a school I had never seen and on little more than a childish whim, and it was the best thing I’ve ever done.

When I Learned I Wasn’t a Writer…

it was a slow realization, really. Despite producing accomplished works during college, I took less joy in the creating aspect than I did the workshopping, peer reviews, and camaraderie of seeing my cohort’s pieces evolve.
I’m trained in the technical aspects of creative writing, I have a great ear for developing savory prose, and I delight in coaxing the best out of writers and have been doing so since 2013.

I’ve worked with self-publishing individuals as well as publishing houses and on creative endeavors spanning from screenplays to novels, fantasy and horror to romance and literary fiction.

Interested in Working With Me?

Or just have questions? Drop me a line and let's chat.

What I Believe

  • They say music is the highest form of art, but I say writing is no less sacred: reading is the only way we can experience the mind of another (and continue to learn about the amazing world we live in).
  • John Gardner says art is true, moral, and beautiful—in that order. I can help with #1 and #3.
  • Collaboration between writer and editor can lead to pure magic.

Practicing It, Preaching It

Learn more about what I believe by listening to my podcast about writing.

Coming Soon

More About Me

I met my one true love in college, and we lead a cozy life with our dog Molly. By day, he sells authentic rare books, and I manage and edit content and a team of freelance writers at an inbound marketing agency. By night, we do puzzles and insult each other. Lovingly, of course. I also collect typewriters. No lie.

As a content marketer, I’m concerned with my clients’ ideal customer, communicating effectively, connecting ideas, and telling great stories. If you think about that target customer as “character,” this is exactly what I do for my editing clients too.

For as long as I’ve been writing, I’ve never considered using another editor. As a one-woman writing workshop who keeps fiction realistic, only Amanda has truly advanced my work. I count on her to help me guard against my own lazy habits.

Jess Askew

We get compliments regularly from readers on how good our editor is to deliver such error-free manuscripts. We appreciate Amanda’s ability to turn around projects quickly and with an eagle eye for typos, misspellings, and punctuation errors.

That’s What She Said Publishing