About Amanda Edens, Editor

Who am I, and why should you work with me?


I am an editor who…

guides writers to unearthing the unseen potential of their work while providing cheerleader-like support and feedback without intimidation.

My goal is to be an indie author’s partner in crime during any stage of the creative process. I do this through my free resources, book coaching, and editorial services.

About Amanda Edens, Editor


Who Is Amanda?

I began this fiction editing business in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing, several years of experience in editorial management for the web, and an ambitious desire for a more creative calling.

The Road So Far

Where it all began…

I grew up in the sprawling urban desert city of Las Vegas and its smaller rural counterpart of Pahrump. At 17, I was a first-generation college student from a low-income family, so I couldn’t afford to visit campuses. If you ask why I chose the creative writing program at a small liberal arts college in Central Pennsylvania, I wouldn’t be able to tell you.

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

The Best Lesson?

I learned I wasn’t actually a writer.

It was a slow realization, really.

Despite producing accomplished works during college, I took less joy in the creating aspect than 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 from writers.

About Amanda Edens, Editor


Here’s 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.


John Gardner made the claim that true art is true, moral, and beautiful. I can help with #1 and #3.

The Process Doesn't Have to Be Painful

I do my best to remove the intimidation factor and provide the most positive experience I can.

Literary Power Couple Amanda and Husband


1/2 of the ultimate literary power couple.

I met the love of my life in college, and we lead a cozy life with our dog Molly. He sells rare books, and I edit fiction novels. (Along with my day job where I am the editorial manager and content strategist at an online marketing agency.)

By night, we do puzzles and insult each other. Lovingly, of course.