Ameesha Green

Ameesha Green - Editor

Birmingham, United Kingdom

10 years’ nonfiction experience, specialising in books that make life better: self-help/improvement, philosophy, and business.

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As an English Literature and Philosophy graduate from the University of Birmingham, books are my passion. I believe that books are unique in their ability to change the world, even long after their author has gone. As a freelance book editor, I help authors deliver books that will change the reader's life.

With over 10 years of industry experience, I’ve worked both as a freelancer and in-house at a niche publisher. At the UK's leading global ICT & Tech publisher, Packt Publishing, I proofread over 400 books and copyedited over 50. As a freelancer, I've edited over 60 nonfiction books and worked with authors from first-timers to New York Times bestsellers. You can see a selection of these books below.

Why me?

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, whether that's through writing a book or in other ways. I travelled the world for a year, exploring different cultures and working from far and wide. My experience and philosophical training 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 that will make it better.

What I do...
My industry experience means that I know what readers want and how to deliver it. I'll provide honest feedback on the quality of your book, plus comprehensive guidance on how to improve it. Together, we'll ensure that your book is the best it can possibly be—clear, well-structured, compelling, and informative. If required, I can also help with your table of contents, glossary, author bio, book proposal, and blurb.

Whether you're a first-time author, a non-native speaker, a bestseller, or anything else, please get in touch—and let's bring your book to life! I'm available to start new projects in October 2019.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Career Guides
Fashion & Textiles
Philosophy
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement
Social & Behavioral Sciences

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 (sister company).
• 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 9 years)

• Freelance book editor offering editorial assessment, developmental editing, and copyediting services.
• Main genres are self-improvement, philosophy, business, and leadership.
• Edited over 60 nonfiction books on topics ranging from wellbeing to fashion.
• Worked with a range of authors from first-timers to New York Times bestsellers.
• Provided guidance to authors that helps them improve for future writing.

Portfolio (15 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

The Most Powerful Goal Achievement System in the World: The Hidden Secret to Getting Everything You Want

Mike Pettigrew

THE SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS ORDINARY PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE EXTRAORDINARY GOALS. Many years ago, author Mike Pettigrew started a quest to find answers to these three questions: 1. Why do some people achieve their goals far more quickly than others, and are able to create extraordinary lives? 2. Of those who manage to succeed, why are some miserable while others are consistently happy? 3. What key factor... read more

THE SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS ORDINARY PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE EXTRAORDINARY GOALS. Many years ago, author Mike Pettigrew started a quest to find answers to these three questions: 1. Why do some people achieve their goals far more quickly than others, and are able to create extraordinary lives? 2. Of those who manage to succeed, why are some miserable while others are consistently happy? 3. What key factor... read more

Persistence is Futile: How Taking a Break Can Move You Forward

S.V. Moroz

In this minimalist self-help guide, personal coach and counsellor Moroz, warns about the dangers of persistence and the importance of taking pause, breaks, and quitting. You’ve no doubt heard much about the power of persistence and perseverance, but little about The Art of Graceful Quitting, going with the flow, and having a life of rhythm. • Is your to-do list never ending? • Do you feel like... read more

In this minimalist self-help guide, personal coach and counsellor Moroz, warns about the dangers of persistence and the importance of taking pause, breaks, and quitting. You’ve no doubt heard much about the power of persistence and perseverance, but little about The Art of Graceful Quitting, going with the flow, and having a life of rhythm. • Is your to-do list never ending? • Do you feel like... read more

Positively Managing Performance: Your Roadmap for Managing Employees, Increasing Engagement & Creating a High Performance Work Environment (P+sitively Managing Series)

Sharrell Kline

Continuous Performance Management -- the new industry standard for igniting employee engagement and boosting productivity and profitability in today's modern workplace. And companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM have taken note and switched from conducting annual performance reviews to continuous performance management. Positively Managing Performance is a guide for managers of peopl... read more

Continuous Performance Management -- the new industry standard for igniting employee engagement and boosting productivity and profitability in today's modern workplace. And companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM have taken note and switched from conducting annual performance reviews to continuous performance management. Positively Managing Performance is a guide for managers of peopl... read more

How to Get an Animation Internship: A Guide that Helps You Apply, Interview, and Get Your Foot Into Show Business

Eric Bravo

If you’re a student who wants a job in the animation industry, then an animation internship is the best way to improve your chances of getting into this exclusive and exciting industry! Animation internships give you vital experience and networking opportunities—and can be a stepping stone for a job in the industry. Want to know how to bag an animation internship? Then this is the book for you... read more

If you’re a student who wants a job in the animation industry, then an animation internship is the best way to improve your chances of getting into this exclusive and exciting industry! Animation internships give you vital experience and networking opportunities—and can be a stepping stone for a job in the industry. Want to know how to bag an animation internship? Then this is the book for you... read more

Corporate Life Is Hell: How to Liberate the Leader Within You and Be Happy in Your Career

Mike Caracalas

Corporate Hell is not a place, it's an inner experience. The good news about that is you can liberate yourself! The phrase Corporate Life is Hell caught your attention because you've experienced it. You know the feelings of frustration, powerlessness, and despair working in a system that once held so much promise for you. There is a way out and it's not by abandoning the corporate world. You h... read more

Corporate Hell is not a place, it's an inner experience. The good news about that is you can liberate yourself! The phrase Corporate Life is Hell caught your attention because you've experienced it. You know the feelings of frustration, powerlessness, and despair working in a system that once held so much promise for you. There is a way out and it's not by abandoning the corporate world. You h... read more

It’s Not Just About Running: Reflections on Life and Change in Egypt

A. I. Shoukry

This book isn't just about running; it's about a runner's reflections on life, change, and the love of running in Egypt. It's a memoir about self-discovery and searching for freedom and love of life. It's about the integration of body, mind, and soul. It's about family and friends, relationships, and work.Author A. I. Shoukry describes his running moments like a window with a sunrise view for ... read more

This book isn't just about running; it's about a runner's reflections on life, change, and the love of running in Egypt. It's a memoir about self-discovery and searching for freedom and love of life. It's about the integration of body, mind, and soul. It's about family and friends, relationships, and work.Author A. I. Shoukry describes his running moments like a window with a sunrise view for ... read more

Create the Life You Dream About: Discover Your Inner Power to Change Your Life

Anna Simpson

How to change your life, find your purpose and design your life through building self-confidence and resilience. If you are a woman looking to take control of your life, change career or learn effective life strategies to ultimately transform your life, you have come to the right place. Through self-discovery, I will show you how to unlock the potential within you and give you the confidence t... read more

How to change your life, find your purpose and design your life through building self-confidence and resilience. If you are a woman looking to take control of your life, change career or learn effective life strategies to ultimately transform your life, you have come to the right place. Through self-discovery, I will show you how to unlock the potential within you and give you the confidence t... 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

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Rad W
Ameesha's developmental edit of my book was invaluable. She helped me identify and fix gaps in my narrative and had great suggestions to improve the overall structure of my manuscript. Highly recommended!

Rad W, August 2019


Tom Knapp
Great experience. Ameesha has a valuable set of eyes for what I needed. Would work with again for sure.

Tom Knapp, June 2019


Glenn Baloban
Ameesha is very hard working and professional. She puts a lot of effort into the work, with outstanding results! She was very easy to work and communicate with, and I will be using her services again. I highly recommend Ameesha for any manuscript editing.

Glenn Baloban, April 2019


Jean de La Rochebrochard
Ameesha is amazing ! I was impressed by the consistency and discipline of her commitment. The process of editing was really fast and smooth. She managed to do an incredible job without changing the nature of the book. I will work with her again in the future.

Jean de La Rochebrochard, March 2019


Shantinique James
Working with Ameesha was the best experience ever! She's creative and thoughtful. We will definitely work together again!

Shantinique James, March 2019

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