Amanda J Harman

Amanda J Harman - Editor

Hitchin, UK

Heart-centred editor working with independent writers/educators on psychology, life sciences and natural history. Over 30 years' experience.

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Overview

I have been a freelance copy-editor, proofreader, development editor and project manager, mainly working on life science books and primary and secondary school science projects, for the last 30 years. In addition, I now love to work with independent writers and people running heart-led businesses and social enterprises.

Do you have a course, a book, a blog or a website you need editing or proofreading? Or do you need help getting them written in the first place? I have a particular passion for working with other neurodivergent people, as I am autistic and ADHD. Life is never dull!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences
Health & Wellbeing
Life Sciences
Nature

Work experience

Business Owner, Editorial Consultant

Self-employed
February, 2020 – Present (over 1 year)

I work one-to-one with small business owners and solo entrepreneurs who provide services or products that address issues of mental health, neurodiversity, climate change, poverty and wildlife conservation, among many other things. I provide editing, proofreading and writing services for educational content, blogs, websites and other marketing materials.

Freelance Editor, Proofreader, Development Editor, Book Project Manager

Self-employed
September, 1999 – Present (almost 22 years)

I have provided editorial services to major educational publishers on books and journals for the last 20+ years. My main fields of expertise are natural history, the life sciences, and primary and secondary school science. I have also written 21 natural history books for the US schools and libraries market, along with hundreds of encyclopaedia articles.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

A History of Life in 100 Fossils

Taylor, Paul D., O'Dea, Aaron

Leopards (Endangered!)

Harman, Amanda

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