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 JANUARY 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 (almost 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 (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

Ameesha has 48 reviews

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Joe Power
Ameesha is a great editor, she works quickly, gives inspiring feedbacks and is very helpful during the whole process. She is a professional I will certainly work with again in the future. Thank you Ameesha!

Joe Power, October 2020


Carly Peacock
After Ameesha did a fantastic job on helping me complete my book, I asked if she could take a look at my book proposal and query letter. Ameesha made it stronger and personalised my query letter for each individual literary agent and the independent publishers I had chosen to send to. For my book proposal she went to lengths researching things I wouldn’t even have thought to include. Once again...
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Carly Peacock, October 2020


Calvin Ray
Supportive, productive and effective in all regards

Calvin Ray, September 2020


Alex Colindres
Working with Ameesha was easy, productive, and insightful. She went beyond her scope to provide guidance, which as a first time author I needed. I recommend her editing services, and I will come back to her if I need more work. Thanks Ameesha!

Alex Colindres, September 2020


Carly Peacock
I got exactly what I was looking for with Ameesha. Ameesha gave my non-fiction book 100% and more. She is knowledgeable, genuine, dedicated and passionate. I was really wary of giving someone I didn't know my "baby", but she instantly understood my book and I felt so lucky to have her on-side. Ameesha caught my eye when I read her bio: "We should all strive to make the world a better place fo...
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Carly Peacock, September 2020

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