About Amanda Edens, EditorWho 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.
MEET THE 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.
VISION & VALUES
Here’s What I Believe
WHAT WRITERS DO IS SPECIAL
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.
COLLABORATION BETWEEN WRITER & EDITOR IS MAGIC
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.
MORE ABOUT AMANDA
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.