Amanda Gibson

Amanda Gibson - Editor

Chicago, IL, USA

Meticulous copy editor and proofreader with non-fiction trade experience—memoirs, oral histories, cookbooks, and more!

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Overview

I have been a writer, editor, and proofreader for the past nine years, providing both developmental and copy editing services for a variety of types of projects, from trade manuscripts to test prep study guides. I've proofread memoirs, oral histories, and cookbooks for grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity, consistency, flow, and more, and I also have experience developing and editing online educational material for e-learning clients. I understand the complicated and sometimes fraught process of bringing a project to life, both on the writer side and the publisher side.

During my time at Agate Publishing, I was fortunate enough to work on the memoir Burn the Place, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in 2019. And one of my favorite books to proofread was Lush, a cookbook that required a keen eye not only for language errors, but also for design, art, layout, and measurement inconsistencies. Additionally, it involved more analytical tasks, such as ensuring we compiled an accurate index.

I was also responsible for managing a team of instructional designers and subject matter experts as we developed course content for 30 higher ed courses for a university. This role involved balancing multiple schedules and deadlines, communicating effectively with contractors and clients, and editing deliverables for strict adherence to the project style guide.

Mostly I love giving clients exactly what they want, so it's important to me to get as much detail as possible about what you're looking for. I’m passionate about writing and editing and would love to chat about your work!
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Work experience

Editorial Manager

Agate Publishing
October, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)

Associate Manager of Content Development

Agate Publishing
November, 2020 – October, 2021 (11 months)

Freelance Developmental Editor

Agate Publishing
April, 2020 – October, 2020 (6 months)

Content Development Coordinator

Agate Publishing
May, 2019 – March, 2020 (10 months)

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
June, 2011 – Present (over 11 years)

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Six Plays

Maher, Mickle, Kruger, Loren

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Lateefah Stanford
Amanda exceeded my expectations. She was thorough, and delivered my product faster than anticipated.

Lateefah Stanford, January 2022

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