Ameesha Green

Ameesha Green – Editor

Nonfiction book coach and editor with 13 years’ experience in books that make the world better, such as self-help, philosophy, and business.

Overview

I believe that great books can change the world, even long after their author has gone. That's why my mission in life is to help people create life-changing and world-changing books.


I've been a bookworm since my childhood days of naming my teddies after philosophers, which led me to an English Literature and Philosophy degree at the University of Birmingham.


Since then, I've worked in the publishing industry for 13 years, as an in-house editorial executive for an independent publisher, as a freelance editor digital nomad, and as a strategy consultant for the UK's biggest ghostwriting company. Five years ago, I founded The Book Shelf to help aspiring authors bring their nonfiction books to life, taking them from idea to bookshelf.


To date, I've worked on over 650 books with authors around the world, from first-timers to New York Times bestsellers, non-native speakers to TED talkers, and I'm also head judge for the Business Book Awards wellbeing category.


When it comes to nonfiction, I know what readers want and how to deliver it. As such, I'm proud to have helped authors become multi-category bestsellers, earn thousands for charity, win awards, land their dream job, start their own business, and bag traditional publishing deals.


Aside from my book knowledge and industry experience, I’m a conscientious individual who believes that we should all strive to make the world a better place for others, be it through our day-to-day actions, how we treat people, or writing a book. That's why I protect 10 acres of rainforest for every customer with the Rainforest Trust.


Finally, I travelled the world for a year, exploring different cultures and working from far and wide, and I believe that life is a journey of learning and improvement. My philosophical background translates to deep, critical thinking, so if you choose me as your editor, you’ll get a constructive and honest partner for your book project.


WHAT I OFFER:

· Coaching: Help to get you started and guidance through the self-publishing process so you’re not on your own, from idea to bookshelf.

· Critique (editorial assessment): Honest, challenging, and constructive feedback on your manuscript, giving you the tools to improve it yourself.

· Content editing (developmental / structural): A “big picture” hands-on edit to improve the book for you, including the structure, content, and message.

· Book proposal: Help to create a strong nonfiction book proposal and query letter to present your book in the best way to agents and publishers.


Together, we'll ensure that your book is the best it can possibly be—compelling, professional, and valuable. So, whether you're a first-time author, a non-native speaker, or someone who wants a guide on their journey to publishing, get in touch and let's bring your book to life!

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Health & Wellbeing Inspirational Philosophy Psychology Self-Help & Self-Improvement Technology
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • Finalist in Chamber of Commerce Awards 2022 for "Responsible Business"
  • Highly Commended in "Made in the UK, Sold to the World" Awards 2023
  • Finalist in Chamber of Commerce Awards 2021 for "Outstanding Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion"
  • Finalist in Chamber of Commerce Awards 2022 for "People Development"
Certifications
  • Ethical Tick from The Good Shopping Guide

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2010 — Present

• Nonfiction book coach and editor offering coaching, critiques, and content editing.
• Line/copy editing, proofreading, and marketing services offered through my team.
• Main genres are personal development, philosophy, business, and tech.
• Worked with authors in 22 countries who have gone on to win awards, become bestsellers, land TED talks, get new jobs, start new companies, create courses from their books, and even win OBEs!
• Protect 10 acres of land for each project with the Rainforest Trust.
• Certified with the Ethical Tick from The Good Shopping Guide.

Packt Publishing

Aug, 2013 — Aug, 2015 (about 2 years)

• Proofread over 400 books and copyedited over 50, many by non-native English writers.
• Copyedited over 20 books for business publisher Impackt Publishing.
• Trained technical editors to improve editorial quality.
• Was responsible for house style guide and all editorial guidelines.
• Assessed and proofread around 1000 blurbs and title information sheets.

Portfolio

Smile Your Last Breath Away

Kiesewetter, James D.

"Refreshingly simple, practical and inspiring. A book I wish I could give to myself a decade ago."- Scott Berkun, best-selling author The Myths of InnovationChange Your Default Settings and Change Your Course in LifeAt any given moment you're following pre-exi... read more
The status quo is broken. The political, economic, social, and market certainties that have underpinned commercial success for the last 70 years are dramatically changing. The balance of power is shifting as accepted wisdoms are being disrupted by an entirely ... read more
Think And Grow Vegan

Glen John Jones

Thinking about reducing your meat intake or moving towards a plant-based diet? In this book, discover how to make the transition from meat eater to plant-based gradually. Glen John Jones is a Personal Trainer who spent 27 years of his life as an avid meat eate... read more

Ameesha has 79 reviews

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Herman M.

Herman M.

Jan, 2024

As a first-time author, I benefitted a lot from Ameesha's expertise and professional attitude. She provided a very thorough development edit on my manuscript and highlighted some key improvements. Because I was so deeply involved with my writing, I wasn't able to spot these issues myself anymore, so I was glad she pointed them out. She also provided hands-on support by suggesting textual improv...
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Frank B.

Frank B.

Jan, 2024

Ameesha has clear criteria to develop a book proposal and applies it thoughfully. She has directed me though a substantial revision of my - previously academic - approach to writing to tease out a far more commercial and potentially publishable book proposal.
Joel B.

Joel B.

Jan, 2024

Ameesha was fantastic. And I don’t say that as an easy client. Not only was I new to writing and editing, but I was hiring her from another country, and, personally, was not the most prompt with my deadlines. Ameesha did a wonderful job of walking me through everything to make it as easy a process as possible and delivered quality feedback. She was always a delight to work with through the mon...
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LF B.

LF B.

Dec, 2023

Ameesha has offered invaluable insights on enhancing my manuscript, providing constructive feedback that has proven instrumental in refining my work. I wholeheartedly recommend her services.
Gabie R.

Gabie R.

Nov, 2023

Ameesha is fantastic. Very knowledgable, kind, professional, and friendly. In our session Ameesha was able to provide me with great tips and guidance about my book proposal. She shared with me resources and tools that I can use for structuring my book proposal and how I should approach different sessions. I highly recommend her, not only for her knowledge, but also her kindness & way of working.

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