Examples of published books Amy has edited include:
The Gifted (The Gifted Series, Book 1), by Elizabeth C. Bauer. In this post-apocalyptic YA fiction novel, people with extraordinary abilities—the “gifted” live lives of privilege while those without gifts live as slaves on the wrong side of a very literal wall. Fifteen-year-old Alexa Gander has a gift that could change everything, but it comes with the burden of enormous responsibility that no teenager should have to carry.
This compelling series offers a fascinating look at totalitarianism at its worst and the power of love in a landscape of hopelessness. Find Elizabeth Bauer on Twitter: @ElizabethCBauer; On Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorelizabethcbauer and at: elizabethcbauer.blogger.com.
In The Company of Wolves: Thinning the Herd (Volume 1), by James Michael Larranaga. A fiction murder mystery with mystical overtones.
Blood Orange Soda, by James Michael Larranaga, a teen fiction vampire novel. Goodbookstoday.com gave this book its highest editorial rating.This book is a finalist in the YA category of the IndieFab book awards!
Widow Woman, by Julia Tagliere. A fiction novel about a woman who finds out about her mother's secret life.
The Second Holocaust - How the AIDS Epidemic Was Created in a CIA Black Operation, by Michael Meiers. An intriguing historical account of how a renegade faction of the CIA tested and implemented the AIDS virus and assassinated a U.S. congressman who was trying to stop them.
You Are Sasquatch, by Jack Barnes and Jeffrey Anderson. A comprehensive look at the theory that some humans are descended from a race called the Sasquatch and that there are still Sasquatch living on Earth.
Spiritual Evolution in the New Age: 2012 Change Has Begun, by Jay W. Hill and Michelle Kraus. A channeled book on how people can survive a new era in planetary and human spiritual evolution.
The Jolly Shop, by Sabin Barto (a.k.a. Walter Lee). An illustrated children’s book about how kindness overcomes a troubled past and saves Christmas.
Amy has been a member of the Professional Editors Network (www.pensite.org) since 1997. She has worked for the group as a newsletter copy editor, writer, speaker, and mentor.
Amy offers proofreading, copyediting, substantive editing, and rewriting services, for individuals and publishing companies. Although Amy offers and provides these services individually, the majority of the book projects Amy edits require a combination of proofreading, copyediting, substantive editing, and editorial consultation. The following defines these services:
Basic proofreading: Checking for minor errors like typos and spelling errors.
Copyediting: Editing for grammar, style, and usage.
Substantive Editing: Identifying holes and errors in content, rearranging content for better flow and organization, fact checking, and advising on character development and plot.
Editorial Consultation: Providing advice on how to better improve the overall project and offering continuing advice and help following completion of the editorial process.
At the present time Amy is primarily editing books. Her main areas of interest in editing include environmental issues/nature, health and medical subjects, supernatural/mystical subjects, travel, speculative fiction, science fiction, children’s books, and historical fiction andnonfiction.
Every book project is different in terms of what each one requires. Over the years Amy has found that the large majority of book projects require a combination of editorial services. In general, most books are 70,000 words or more and require approximately 20 hours of editorial work.
If you have a manuscript you would like Amy quote for her editorial services, e-mail part or all of the manuscript to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. After looking at your manuscript, Amy can provide you with a quote on what kind of work your book will require and how much time it will take to edit. Amy charges an hourly rate for editorial work. She sends authors a general contract that states what she will do for them in exchange for the editorial services she will be providing them, along with an estimate.