Amanda Peters

Amanda Peters – Editor

15+ years of experience. I edit poetry and prose to help authors' voices shine and let them tell the stories they're passionate about.

Overview

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!

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction LGBTQ Fiction Literary Fiction Poetry Science Fiction
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)
Certifications
  • Masters of Publishing from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Bachelors of English from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2010 — Present

As a freelance editor I offer the following services:

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

Now or Never Publishing

Jul, 2007 — Aug, 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

Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
The Night Drummer

Mason, Paul Nicholas

Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Remote

Mackay, Colin

Copy Editing Proofreading
Random Acts of Vandalism

Blennerhassett, Patrick

Copy Editing Proofreading
PostApoc

Worth, Liz

Copy Editing Proofreading
Poplar Lake

Thompson, Ron

Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
North of Here

Alexander, Philip David

Copy Editing Proofreading
Monument

Blennerhassett, Patrick

Copy Editing Proofreading
Johnny Kicker

Beal, Jeremy

Copy Editing Proofreading
NYANGA

Brown, Kent

Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Hands of the Tyrants

Laverty, Micheal

Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Hooked

Hetherington, Michael

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Halving the Orange

Hetherington, Michael

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Harshly Purring

Knox, Michael

Copy Editing Proofreading
Backspin

Crosby, Charles

Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
All My Sins

Sneath, Daryl

Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading

Amanda has 19 reviews

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Hien T.

Hien T.

May, 2024

I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for Amanda incredible work on my poem. Her keen eye for detail, nuanced understanding of language, and unwavering dedication have truly elevated my writing to new heights. Her edits not only polished the piece but also brought out its deepest emotions and meanings, making it resonate more powerfully. Her contributions are invaluable...
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Amanda P.
Thank you very much for your kind words! I look forward to the opportunity to work with you again in the future!
Priscilla S.

Priscilla S.

May, 2024

I would highly recommend Amanda to everyone! She is indispensable to any project. In particular, to my poetry project in which she has helped edit thoroughly, as well as provided a lot of clarity and direction. Thank you, Amanda. I look forward to working with you again.
Amanda P.
Thank you very much for your kind words Priscilla! I look forward to the opportunity to work with you again in future!
Holly F.

Holly F.

Apr, 2024

Amanda provided insightful and relevant commentary on the work, alongside being an effective and kind communicator. Overall, a pleasant person to work with, alongside being a professional with outstanding quality of work. Thanks again!
Amanda P.
Thank you for the review, Holly! It was a pleasure working with you, and I wish you all the best in your future creative endeavors!
Sam L.

Sam L.

Oct, 2023

Amanda was thoughtful and provoked me to take a deeper look into my work. She aided in making clarifications and proper edits to my manuscript. I would work with Amanda in the future and appreciate that time she took to help me with my work.
lenni P.

lenni P.

Oct, 2023

Amanda was exceptional to work with. Her talents and professionalism are unmatched alongside her thoughtfulness to the projects she takes on. I absolutely would love to work with Amanda again as I continue to move forward with this current project and for projects in the future.

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