Amber Hatch

Amber Hatch – Editor

I have five books published in 17 languages. I'm clearsighted, considerate and affordable. I love authentic voices and powerful tales.


About me:
I have published five books in wellbeing and parenting with major publishers and my work has been translated into 17 languages. I have titles published by Penguin Random House (2015), Watkins Publishing (2015, 2016, & 2017) and Little, Brown (2017). Alongside my own writing and raising my children, I have worked as a freelance editor and manuscript assessor (fiction and non-fiction) for ten years including for Watkins Publishing. I have an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University (distinction). I have taught writing skills at Oxford University and Creative Writing for Wellbeing for mental health charity Mind.

How I work:
It's my passion to help you communicate as strongly as you can. I can help you recognise the strengths and weaknesses in your work and guide you to fix problems. Whether you are self-publishing or going down the traditional publishing route, I can help you shape up your manuscript so that you tell your story with authenticity and power.

I offer manuscript assessments, development editing and copyediting. I also enjoy working with authors over a longer time frame and can offer a mentoring package. I am also available as a ghostwriter.

My fees are fair and affordable, and I can offer a fast turnaround if time is short.

Fiction - I have a particular interest in children's and literary.

Non-fiction - I specialise in wellbeing and memoir.

“Amber doesn’t pull any punches and lets you know what is working and what is not. If you want somebody who will tell you your work is ‘nice’, Amber is not for you. On the other hand, if you want someone who will make your work publishable, Amber will help you get there. She’s brilliant and knows what works.” (This author went on to strike a four-book deal with Bloomsbury.)

Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Literary Fiction Middle Grade Short Story Young Adult
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (SA) English (UK) English (US)
  • MA Creative Writing Bath Spa (distinction)
  • BA English Literature (First class)
  • CELTA (Teaching English Language)

Work experience

Oxford University

Apr, 2016 — Jul, 2018 (about 2 years)

I tutor academic writing skills to English Literature students at Oxford University.

Penguin Random House; Little, Brown; Watkins Publishing

Jan, 2014 — Present

I have published five books in wellbeing and parenting with major publishers and my work has been translated into 17 languages. I have titles published by Penguin Random House (2015), Watkins Publishing (2015, 2016, & 2017) and Little, Brown (2017 & 2020).


Aug, 2009 — Present

I have worked as a freelance editor offering manuscript assessments, copy editing and ghost writing over ten years, including copy editing for Watkins Publishing.

Oxfordshire Mind, the Mental Health charity

Feb, 2018 — Sep, 2020 (over 2 years)

I devised and delivered a course in Creative Writing for Wellbeing at Oxfordshire Mind to help those struggling with mental health problems.


Written in a friendly and accessible style, Amber Hatch, author of Nappy Free Baby and Colouring for Contemplation, includes tons of practical information alongside anecdotes, tips and insights that will help any parent, whether they are new to mindfulness or ... read more
This unique book shows parents how to break free from nappies and tricky toilet training. By recognising and responding to their baby's natural reflexes, parents can help them to stay clean and dry from birth, while reducing the cost to the family budget and t... read more
The follow-on title from the team that brought you the hugely successful Coloring for Contemplation.The follow-on title to the hugely successful Coloring for Contemplation, More Coloring for Contemplation is divided into 4 sections; love, compassion, joy and e... read more
Colouring for Contemplation contains beautiful, meaningful themed artwork alongside accompanying quotations from some of the most inspirational thinkers around the world, providing an inner and outer colouring journey.Pick up your pens and pencils and begin yo... read more


“I hated looking for work. I hated circling the classifieds, I hated the web searches, I hated the web job sites, I hated the phony resumes, I hated the phony interviews. What do you think your greatest strength is? I got to the highest level of Wolfenstein II... read more
Ever feel like someone forgot to give you the important or embarrassing details about what happens during pregnancy and delivery? Or maybe they forgot to mention the fact that having multiple children is not always sunshine and unicorns? This mom of four under... read more
“How do I really open my soul to knowledge and truth?” This is a question not often confronted and certainly with difficulty expressed and elaborated in our world today. This is because the path towards truth is fraught with illusions, delusions, confusion, an... read more
It seems like a simple game of Laser Tag, except that Milo is the smallest in seventh grade. And he must avoid his nemesis, Carla Correga and her bullying friends, of course. And to complicate matters, his good friend Serge, blind since birth, has insisted on ... read more
A brilliantly rich and strange fantasy adventure that will make us all believe in monsters – be they good, bad or somewhere in between.It is a well-known fact that fairies are born from a baby's first laugh. What is not as well documented is how monsters come ... read more
This is the classic guide to teaching children of different ages how to meditate, helping them deal with anxiety, shyness and depression, and improving concentration, creativity, emotional balance and self-confidence.This is a new edition of the classic guide ... read more

Amber has 127 reviews





Suzanne B.

Suzanne B.

Sep, 2023

Working with Amber is efficient from start to finish and you are left wondering - did that really happen? Am I really at this stage of my manuscript now? The work you get back is clean and professional and ready to use for your next step of the editing journey. I cannot recommend her services enough and if I get as far as a second book, I will contact her again.
Chad S.

Chad S.

Aug, 2023

I recommend Amber highly and without reservation. She was responsive and professional. Her developmental feedback on my narrative nonfiction draft was thoughtful and thought-provoking, Her work was top notch, and her charges were very reasonable.
Steve C.

Steve C.

Aug, 2023

Amber has been brilliant so far. The attention to detail and my aims for the story were fully considered. Unfortunately I have not been able to progress any further at this stage but that has nothing to do with Amber. As soon as I am in a position to continue to the next stage I would have no hesitation in working with Amber again
Carmen A.

Carmen A.

Jul, 2023

Amber was brilliant to work with. I hired her to do a structural/developmental edit. She was incredibly thorough and provided me with clear instruction about what was working and what wasn't working in my plot. Amber provides a report that contains an overview as well as detailed items of concern chapter by chapter. She also gives you a marked up version of your manuscript with inline comments....
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Tim K.

Tim K.

Jun, 2023

Very professional work ethic and communication. Amber provided exactly the type of feedback I needed and more.

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