Amanda Peters

Amanda Peters - Editor

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

We're all in this together — I edit poetry and prose to help authors' voices shine and let them tell the stories they're passionate about.

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I have worked alongside Canadian publishing companies and independent authors since 2007, assisting authors with everything from early substantive edits to final proofreading before manuscripts are sent to print. It's been my honour and privilege to help talented Canadian authors put their works out into the world and share their unique voices with the reading public.

My editing services can help you produce text that is tight, clear, and highly readable to publishers and readers alike. My services can help shorten your production time and increase the quality of your end product through giving you the objective assessment that every document headed out for publication needs. I know how to help polish your text into the best version of itself for you and your readers; and if you choose to submit your work to a publisher, I also understand publishing standards and publishers’ expectations so I can help you and your work get noticed.

It's tough to keep an objective stance when you look over your own work; you've poured your blood, sweat, and tears into your manuscript, and that gives you a bias—sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst. I'm here to offer you that outside opinion and help you see the little things you might have missed as well as the genius you might be taking for granted!

English (CAN)
English (US)
Contemporary Fiction
LGBTQ Fiction
Literary Fiction
Science Fiction


  • Masters of Publishing from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Bachelors of English from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Work experience

Freelance Editor

July, 2010 – Present (over 12 years)

As a freelance editor I offer the following services:

- Substantive editing
- Structural editing
- Manuscript evaluation
- Copyediting
- Proofreading

Associate Editor

Now or Never Publishing
July, 2007 – August, 2021 (about 14 years)

I assisted the Owner and Publisher of Now or Never Publishing, an independent publishing company based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with proofreading, copy editing, book cover design, mailing, and client relations for a little more than fourteen years.

Portfolio (25 selected works)

A Clap for Cadence

Dunlop, R.W.

All My Sins

Sneath, Daryl

An Inverted Sort of Prayer

Needham, Chris F


Crosby, Charles

Harshly Purring

Knox, Michael

King of the Class

Green, Gila

Halving the Orange

Hetherington, Michael


Hetherington, Michael

A Work in Progress

Cotton, Brad

Hands of the Tyrants

Laverty, Micheal


Brown, Kent

Johnny Kicker

Beal, Jeremy


Blennerhassett, Patrick

North of Here

Alexander, Philip David

Poplar Lake

Thompson, Ron


Worth, Liz

Random Acts of Vandalism

Blennerhassett, Patrick


Mackay, Colin

The Night Drummer

Mason, Paul Nicholas

Amanda has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Fi K
Amanda was great! She even met with me and went over everything, poem by poem!

Fi K, September 2022

Amanda Peters
Thank you very much for your review! It was wonderful to work with you!

Reply from Amanda Peters

Seymie Felix
Thank you! I appreciated the time and thorough detailed edits left on poems. I appreaciated the suggestions as well. I will be seeking her services again soon. Thanks again!

Seymie Felix, August 2022

Amanda Peters
It was wonderful working with you, Seymie, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

Reply from Amanda Peters

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