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:

· As a coach, I can guide you through the process of self-publishing so you’re not on your own.

· I can help you turn your idea into a published book.

· I can give you honest feedback on your book and comprehensive guidance on how to improve it (editorial assessment), giving you the tools to make your book better yourself.

· If you don’t have the time, confidence, or inclination to do this, I can do a “big picture” edit (developmental edit) to improve the book for you.

· I have a team of experienced editors who can copy edit, design, and proofread your book.

· I have a specialist cover designer and a specialist layout designer / typesetter.

· My team can also create book trailers, author bios, and blurbs.

· Alternatively, if you’re looking to land a publisher, I can coach you to write a compelling book proposal to attract agents / publishers.


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 MAY 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 (about 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 (17 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

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

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

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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james Shaw
I had incorporated with Ameesha for over a year, it is not an overstatement to say that what Ameesha's delivered in the job is well beyond my expectation in multiple aspects. I am a writer English as second language and the most important reason I seeking help on reedsy is quality professional editing for my book. Ameesha's editing made "night to day" change of my book's present-ability (and...
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james Shaw, January 2021


anand chockalingam
Ameesha is an amazing thoughful and knowledgeable resource. I am glad I found her to edit my book and give it a broader cleaner perspective. Recommend her wholeheartedly to guide your work.

anand chockalingam, January 2021


Rebekah Mullen
Ameesha was great to work with. She offered extremely useful advice on my book proposal and sample chapters, and ways to improve the readability. I would happily work with her again. Thanks for everything, Ameesha!

Rebekah Mullen, December 2020


Tenaz Sunavala
Ameesha is an absolute delight to work with. She brought professionalism, patience, and great insights to my book. She understood and related to my book, my thoughts and brought the book to life! I will certainly be working with Ameesha on all my upcoming projects.

Tenaz Sunavala, November 2020


Djako Mobio
Ameesha was great to work with for my first book she had done a good job and she is very professional I am very happy she editing my book so I recommend her service to anyone.

Djako Mobio, November 2020

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