Ameesha Green

Ameesha Green - Editor

Birmingham, United Kingdom

A nonfiction book coach & editor with 11 years’ experience in books that make the world better: personal dev, philosophy, & business

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Overview

As an English Literature and Philosophy graduate from the University of Birmingham, books are my passion. I believe that books can change the world, even long after their author has gone. So, my mission is to help authors create life-changing and world-changing books.

In my 11+ years in the publishing industry, I’ve worked in-house for an indie publisher, been a freelance editor, and founded The Book Shelf Ltd. To date, I've worked on over 600 books as a developmental editor, copy editor, and proofreader. As a nonfiction book coach and editor, I help aspiring authors bring their nonfiction books to life, and I’ve worked with authors around the globe from first-timers to New York Times bestsellers.


WHY CHOOSE ME?

When it comes to nonfiction, I know what readers want and how to deliver it. Aside from my book knowledge and insider 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).


I also 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: I will guide you through the process of self-publishing so you’re not on your own, helping you get from idea to bookshelf, understanding who your audience is, what they want, and how to deliver it.

· Critique (editorial assessment): I will give you honest, challenging feedback on your book and comprehensive guidance on how to improve it, giving you the tools to improve your book yourself.

· Content editing (developmental / structural): I will do a “big picture” hands-on edit to improve the book for you, including the structure.

· Book proposal: Alternatively, if you’re looking to land a literary agent or publisher, I can help you write a strong nonfiction book proposal and query letter to present your book in the best way.


Together, we'll ensure that your book is the best it can possibly be—compelling, effective, well-written, professional, and valuable. So, whether you're a first-time author, a non-native speaker, a bestseller, or anything else, get in touch and let's bring your book to life!


NOW BOOKING PROJECTS FOR OCT 2022 ONWARDS.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Atheism
Business & Management
Career Guides
Inspirational
Philosophy
Psychology
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Writing & Publishing

Work experience

Editorial Quality Executive

Packt Publishing
August, 2013 – August, 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.

Freelance Book Editor

Self-employed
January, 2010 – Present (almost 13 years)

• Nonfiction book coach and editor offering coaching, critique (editorial assessment), content (developmental) editing, copy editing, and proofreading services through myself and my team of freelance professionals.
• Main genres are personal development, philosophy, business, and leadership.
• Edited over 100 nonfiction books, specialising in critique and content editing.
• Worked with a range of authors across the globe from first-timers to New York Times bestsellers.

Portfolio (24 selected works)

PROJECT LIFE

Daljeet Singh

Do you have a clearly defined sense of purpose? Are you aware of the factors that would make your vocational life inspiring and fulfilling as well as financially rewarding? Are you ready to experience change that will benefit your own life and inevitably benefit others? Do you ever wonder what prevents you from experiencing the state of health, wealth and quality of relationship that you would... read more

Do you have a clearly defined sense of purpose? Are you aware of the factors that would make your vocational life inspiring and fulfilling as well as financially rewarding? Are you ready to experience change that will benefit your own life and inevitably benefit others? Do you ever wonder what prevents you from experiencing the state of health, wealth and quality of relationship that you would... read more

Graduate Entry Medicine: Study Text

Graham Blackman, Matt Green

This book provides a step-by-step guide for graduates from any discipline on how to succeed in gaini....

This book provides a step-by-step guide for graduates from any discipline on how to succeed in gaini....

The Optimal Life Experience: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Maximize Well-Being

Brian Vondruska

WHAT IS THE OPTIMAL LIFE EXPERIENCE? HOW IS IT ATTAINED? These questions have been studied for thousands of years. This book finally deduces the answers. Drawing on concepts from psychology, philosophy, and economics, this book creates a coherent picture of the total human experience. From the complexities of life, it extracts a simple path to maximized well-being. That path incorporates gener... read more

WHAT IS THE OPTIMAL LIFE EXPERIENCE? HOW IS IT ATTAINED? These questions have been studied for thousands of years. This book finally deduces the answers. Drawing on concepts from psychology, philosophy, and economics, this book creates a coherent picture of the total human experience. From the complexities of life, it extracts a simple path to maximized well-being. That path incorporates gener... 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 eater, then suddenly felt the urge to stop eating meat. Despite concerns and being scared to change at first, he could no longer fight his g... read more

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 eater, then suddenly felt the urge to stop eating meat. Despite concerns and being scared to change at first, he could no longer fight his g... read more

Transformation Timebomb: 150 practical business adaptations for the digital age

Mr Gavin Russell

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 new reality. Success is no longer assured by cutting costs, pursuing even greater efficiencies, and delivering short-term financial perf... 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 new reality. Success is no longer assured by cutting costs, pursuing even greater efficiencies, and delivering short-term financial perf... read more

O Principle: A really simple theory... of everything

John Cowan

Forty years to write, twenty minutes to read.This incredibly concise and precise little book shines a light that illuminates a beautifully simple underlying structure to our universe. A profound principle which, for the purpose of this book, we shall call O. O is to philosophy what gravity is to science. Like gravity, the effects of O are very real, there in plain sight and obvious to see. Yet... read more

Forty years to write, twenty minutes to read.This incredibly concise and precise little book shines a light that illuminates a beautifully simple underlying structure to our universe. A profound principle which, for the purpose of this book, we shall call O. O is to philosophy what gravity is to science. Like gravity, the effects of O are very real, there in plain sight and obvious to see. Yet... read more

Your Default Settings: Adjust Your Autopilot to Build a More Stable and Impactful Life

Rad Wendzich

"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-existing settings that direct your life along a certain path. They are your patterns of actions, words, and thoughts that have become ingra... read more

"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-existing settings that direct your life along a certain path. They are your patterns of actions, words, and thoughts that have become ingra... read more

What Is Happiness?: An anatomy (series title: Life Happiness & Ultimate Freedom)

Shaw, James, Green, Ameesha, Albuquerque, Kyle, Smith, Nick

Your Next Big Idea: Improve Your Creativity and Problem-Solving

Sanders, Samuel, Green, Ameesha, Strosnider, Ashley, Lawrence, Janina, Miles, David

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Giuseppe Ferraro
Working with Ameesha is always a pleasure. She delivers high-quality work within the deadlines. Strongly recommended.

Giuseppe Ferraro, August 2022


David Ruby
Ameesha is fantastic. Thanks to her input my book proposal went from an F to an A*, and I couldn't be prouder to send it off to publishers and agents. If I had all the money in the world I would keep Ameesha on an indefinite retainer. I would love to work with her again and would recommend her to anyone looking to get their work out there. She was always happy to provide brilliant advice and ...
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David Ruby, April 2022


Steven Fabry
Ameesha is awesome!

Steven Fabry, January 2022


Steven Fabry
Ameesha is fabulous! Helped structure my thinking, and book. Working with Ameesha has made me a better author and improved the likelihood my first book will be published. I can fully recommend Ameesha to you. Steven Fabry San Diego, California, USA

Steven Fabry, December 2021


Mila Petrova
I couldn't be more grateful for the close, thoughtful, uncompromisingly critical yet also incredibly supportive developmental editing Ameesha did for my book. It's a decisively better book now I've made the changes - about 10,000 words shorter, with a much improved flow and reduced, I hope removed, redundancy. Interestingly, when I first went through the comments and edits, I thought for about ...
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Mila Petrova, November 2021

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