Amanda Kruse

Amanda Kruse - Editor

Arvada, CO, USA

I'm a detail-oriented editor with a love of all fiction. I'm both thorough and compassionate in my edits.

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Since the age of five I have been passionate about reading, writing, and language. The power of a well-written story is greater than any one person, for it can touch countless lives. My job is to ensure books do so with the clarity and grammatical efficiency that will make them most effective.

Over the past three years, I have worked as a proofreader, copy editor, and line editor for Red Adept Publishing. I freelance edit for individual authors on the side, which I love.

Before that, I worked as an in-house proofreader for Forte Analytics as well as freelance edited manuscripts for Green Ivy Publishing. I graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Colorado with a BA in English and creative writing and went on to graduate from the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver in 2014. I worked as the fiction editor on the CU honors journal until I achieved my BA. I have several published works, including a short story in the Eunoia Review and a novella that I submitted for my honors thesis.
English (UK)
English (US)
Action & Adventure
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Young Adult


  • Publishing Certification from DU's Publishing Institute
  • Degree in Creative Writing from CU Boulder


  • Magna cum Laude

Work experience

Line Editor

Red Adept Publishing
May, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

I work closely with authors, making line-by-line revisions for fiction books requiring significant aid in clarity and consistency.


Green Ivy Publishing
January, 2015 – January, 2017 (about 2 years)

I offered copy editing services to books submitted for publication.

In-House Proofreader

Forte Analytics
January, 2014 – July, 2014 (6 months)

I proofread and fact-checked medical journals, PowerPoints, and data analysis reports before publication and presentations.

Freelance Editor

May, 2012 – Present (over 8 years)

I offer proofreading, copy editing, and line editing for individual authors.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Dragon Wars

Halloran, Craig

Immortal Dragon

Baxter, Linzi, Baxter, Linzi

Versions of Her

Lochen, Andrea

Silver Hollow: 2018 Edition (Borderlands Saga Book 1)

Silverwood, Jennifer, Locksley, R.J., Editing, Red Adept

Tide Series

Melchiorri, Anthony J

The Keeper

Allen, T. F.

The Night Janitor

Allen, T. F.

Touch of Smoke

Laurel, Karissa

In a Pickle

Dorminy, Cindy

Knight in Paper Armor

Conley, Nicholas

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