Amanda Gibson

Amanda Gibson – Editor

Meticulous copyeditor and proofreader with nonfiction trade experience—memoirs, oral histories, cookbooks, and more!

Overview

I have been a writer, editor, and proofreader for the past twelve 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 as Editorial Manager at Agate Publishing, I have been fortunate enough to work on memoirs such as Fieldwork, Under the Henfluence, I Quit Everything, and many more. One of my favorite books to edit was The Art of Extract Making, 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.


My managerial roles have 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!

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Agate Publishing

Oct, 2021 — Present

Guide manuscripts through the editorial process from manuscript submission through printing, managing concurrent schedules and deadlines. Provide developmental editing support to authors. Copy edit and proofread manuscripts for grammar, spelling, style, consistency, flow, and more.

Agate Publishing

Oct, 2021 — Present

Agate Publishing

Oct, 2020 — Sep, 2021 (12 months)

Agate Publishing

May, 2019 — Apr, 2020 (11 months)

Self-employed

Jun, 2011 — Present

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Imran N.

Imran N.

Feb, 2024

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Holy moly I was SO impressed with Amanda's quality of proofreading for my book! I actually hired a different proofreader previously who I suspected didn't do the best job, and Amanda 100% confirmed my suspicion by catching literally dozens of typos that the first proofreader didn't catch. I wish I would have hired Amanda the first time around. She was crystal clear with her communication, right...
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Lateefah S.

Lateefah S.

Jan, 2022

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

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