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Amanda Zeier

Amanda Zeier - Editor

Northern California, CA, United States

Non-fiction copy-editor with more than 10 years of experience in helping authors develop and perfect their projects.

Overview

I'm a freelance writer and editor with over 10 years of experience in the publishing industry. My clients include everyone from multinational corporations to independent publishers. I especially enjoy copy-editing political science, education, current events, and lifestyle manuscripts. Some of my recent clients include Pearson North America, Callisto Media, Healthline, and New Harbinger. I truly love the process of helping an author achieve their final goal of seeing their work published and ready to be enjoyed.

Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Economics Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Developmental and Copy Editor

Pearson North America
February, 2013 – August, 2015 (over 2 years)

Edited digital curriculum for grades K-12 designed to meet the Common Core standards.
Wrote student and teacher content for English/language arts curriculum in grades K through 4.
Researched and wrote supplementary articles and lessons for students to use for further exploration on topics.

Freelance writer and editor

Amanda Zeier
February, 2012 – Present (over 5 years)

I have worked with a variety of clients, including professionals launching their own start-ups, multinational corporations, first-time authors, and independent publishers. I have experience in all levels of editing : developmental, content editing, copy-editing, and proofreading, though my heart belongs with copy-editing. I have particular experience in educational and general non-fiction editing, especially current events and lifestyle books. I have also written marketing materials, educational articles, and blog posts for clients.

Project Editor

School Wise Press
October, 2007 – March, 2012 (over 4 years)

Project-managed 30+ clients yearly in order to meet federal- and state-mandated deadlines.
Wrote, fact-checked, and edited marketing materials and business communications for client impact and readability.
Extensive project tracking and communication with clients in managing their daily tasks.

Project Editor

Prima Games, Random House Inc.
August, 2004 – August, 2007 (almost 3 years)

Simultaneously shepherded multiple guides at a time through the production process, from raw manuscript through approvals to published guides.
Edited manuscript and proofed laid-out pages while coordinating with freelance copy editors, designers, and authors.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

IMPACT X: How to Transform Your Wisdom, Work, and Wealth into Meaningful Community Impact

Paksy Plackis-Cheng

With a foreword by economist Tomáš Sedláček, best-selling author of Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street, IMPACT X profiles 30 impact makers from an oceanographer, a nine-time Grammy Award winner, to a U.S. Presidential Award winner. As we work together, especially across sectors, we can address highly complex social issues. What IMPACT X... read more

With a foreword by economist Tomáš Sedláček, best-selling author of Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street, IMPACT X profiles 30 impact makers from an oceanographer, a nine-time Grammy Award winner, to a U.S. Presidential Award winner. As we work together, especially across sectors, we can address highly complex social issues. What IMPACT X... read more

The Case Interview: 20 Days to Ace the Case: Your Day-by-Day Prep Course to Land a Job in Management Consulting

Destin Whitehurst, Erin Robinson

Game-changing tips and tricks to nail the case interview and launch your consulting career.Management consultants Destin Whitehurst and Erin Robinson give you need-to-know techniques for polishing your poise and tightening your case interview skills. 20 Days to Ace the Case Interview preps you with the nuts and bolts of the case interview process with daily exercises, mock interviews, and indu... read more

Game-changing tips and tricks to nail the case interview and launch your consulting career.Management consultants Destin Whitehurst and Erin Robinson give you need-to-know techniques for polishing your poise and tightening your case interview skills. 20 Days to Ace the Case Interview preps you with the nuts and bolts of the case interview process with daily exercises, mock interviews, and indu... read more

Unmasking Narcissism: A Guide to Understanding the Narcissist in Your Life

Mark Ettensohn PsyD

Whether the narcissist in your life is a boss, coworker, relative, or romantic partner, the exercises and advice in Unmasking Narcissism will help you set healthy boundaries and make sense of this complex and often painful issue. In this groundbreaking guide from clinical psychologist Mark Ettensohn, PsyD., you will gain insight into narcissistic behaviors, symptoms, and relationship dynamics.... read more

Whether the narcissist in your life is a boss, coworker, relative, or romantic partner, the exercises and advice in Unmasking Narcissism will help you set healthy boundaries and make sense of this complex and often painful issue. In this groundbreaking guide from clinical psychologist Mark Ettensohn, PsyD., you will gain insight into narcissistic behaviors, symptoms, and relationship dynamics.... read more

Economics Through Everyday Life: From China and Chili Dogs to Marx and Marijuana

Anthony Clark

What Is Economics And Why Does It Matter?Could the United States experience another Great Depression? Is the Social Security program doomed for future generations? What, exactly, do economists do anyway? Economics is not only for academics or Wall Street titans. If you’re curious about how the economy functions and don’t know where to start, Economics will guide you through the essentials, lay... read more

What Is Economics And Why Does It Matter?Could the United States experience another Great Depression? Is the Social Security program doomed for future generations? What, exactly, do economists do anyway? Economics is not only for academics or Wall Street titans. If you’re curious about how the economy functions and don’t know where to start, Economics will guide you through the essentials, lay... read more

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