Ameesha Green

Ameesha Green - Editor

Birmingham, United Kingdom

11 years’ nonfiction experience, specialising in books that make the world better: personal development, 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 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!

NOW BOOKING PROJECTS FOR JUNE 2020.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Atheism
Business & Management
Career Guides
Philosophy
Psychology
Self-help & Self-improvement

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 10 years)

• Freelance book editor offering editorial assessment, developmental editing, and copyediting services.
• Main genres are personal development, philosophy, business, and leadership.
• Edited over 75 nonfiction books, specialising in content and copy editing.
• Worked with a range of authors from first-timers to New York Times bestsellers.

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

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

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

Planting Light Bulbs: 20+ Ways to Cultivate Success in the Digital Age

Neil Gray

**Planting Light Bulbs is a front runner in the hotly contested Disruptive Business Book Section.**Planting Light Bulbs was found to be a highly readable book with clear structure that synthesises the issues facing most leaders and provides compelling alternatives. Described as a book that “was a valuable framework to comprehend many of the changes impacting work. It gave me a new mindset and ... read more

**Planting Light Bulbs is a front runner in the hotly contested Disruptive Business Book Section.**Planting Light Bulbs was found to be a highly readable book with clear structure that synthesises the issues facing most leaders and provides compelling alternatives. Described as a book that “was a valuable framework to comprehend many of the changes impacting work. It gave me a new mindset and ... 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

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Denis Ark
As a new author, the literary world was quite confusing to me. Enter Ameesha. I didn't know what to expect at first, but Ameesha was excellent at communicating the process to me. Going into this, I knew deep down that I had to subdue my ego, and I completely put myself in her hands with full trust and faith that she would not only do a great job but guide me into making my books the best the...
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Denis Ark, April 2020


Harrison Paul
Every aspect of Ameesha’s work displayed excellence and professionalism. For this collaboration, I hired her to do an editorial assessment of my multi-discipline philosophy/psychology book (approx. 115K words). Ameesha is well-read and gave insightful commentary for me about the manuscript. She provided a wealth of comments, questions, and analysis, far beyond my expectations. The critique ...
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Harrison Paul, April 2020


Glenn Baloban
This is my second time working with Ameesha, and as last time she has done an outstanding job! I highly recommend hiring Ameesha for any manuscript editing, as her work is very high-quality.

Glenn Baloban, January 2020


iro nikitopoulou
Highly recommended!

iro nikitopoulou, January 2020


Isa khalwati
Ameesha is excellent, she gives great feedback, ask the right questions and edits like a rock star. Am so happy that I found her.

Isa khalwati, January 2020

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