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 550 books as a developmental editor, copy editor, proofreader, and editorial quality checker. 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. But 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 and how we treat people, or writing a book).


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, honest, and challenging critique of your book.


What I offer:

· Coaching: I will guide you through the process of self-publishing so you’re not on your own, and help you turn your idea into a published book.

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

· Content editing: I can do a “big picture” (developmental / structural) edit to improve the book for you.

· Copy editing: I have a team of experienced copy editors who work on the "small picture", making sure your book sounds great and speaks to your readers.

· Proofreading: I have skilled proofreaders who will search out those pesky typos and formatting errors.

· Design: I have a specialist cover designer and specialist layout designer / typesetter who will make your book look professional and awesome.

· Marketing: We can also help with your book marketing, such as a marketing plan, book trailer, author bio, blurb, website, Amazon categories and ad campaigns, and more.

· Book proposal: Alternatively, if you’re looking to land an agent / publisher, I can help you write a strong nonfiction book proposal.


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 SEPT 2021.

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 (over 11 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 (18 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

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Glenn Baloban
This is my third time working with Ameesha, and once again she has done a fantastic job editing my manuscript. Highly recommend choosing Ameesha for your projects.

Glenn Baloban, June 2021


Timothy Chen
Ameesha was a pleasure to work with! She not only helped me with a meticulous copyediting of my book, but also was a friendly, savvy, and resourceful partner in the publishing process. She is a natural coach—during our collaboration, she ably discerned my wants and concerns, offered crisp guidance and suggestions around those, and topped it off with some amicable interactions for the human touc...
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Timothy Chen, June 2021


Marie James
Excellent and well considered feedback and advice. Simple, straight talking and clear to follow. Very much appreciated her ability to cut through waffle. Only issue was quality of agents in the list but we understand that there are so many, it's impossible to keep up.

Marie James, June 2021


Jeremy Chiappe
Ameesha was a tremendous help, providing me with comprehensive and constructive guidance on my manuscript and giving me the encouragement and inspiration to take it to the next level. She was a joy to work with.

Jeremy Chiappe, May 2021


Patrick Pissang
Ameesha is amazing to work with and delivers her services beyond expectation. Although I hired her to consult me on the structure of my manuscript, she also helped me with the title and by helping me think through marketing aspects. She took time to jump on web calls with me to fully understand my goals and to explain her findings. If you get the chance to, you should work with Ameesha.

Patrick Pissang, April 2021

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