Amelia Kyazze

Amelia Kyazze - Editor

London, UK

Specialist editor in international relations, politics, development, academic writing and non-fiction where English is a second language.

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If you are an author looking for specialist support on academic writing or other non-fiction work, please get in touch. I would love to hear about your project and work with you to achieve your goals.


For academic authors, I can help with structure, language consistency, and honing your arguments to make your writing more effective and more likely to get published. I also work with companies on their statements, websites, and re-branding to improve their impact in English-speaking markets.


My academic background is in Anthropology, International Relations, Creative Writing and Gender Studies. Many of my clients are from the fields of political science, immigration and migration studies, anthropology and culture, and development. I have wide experience editing works of fiction and non-fiction on topics as varied as politics, travel, culture, religion, language, health and art.


I have a specialty of working with authors from around the world, particularly where English is a second language. I can offer developmental edits, copy editing, proofreading, or other things such as a series of exercises and fun approaches to help you find your authentic voice.


I am a writer, creative writing facilitator and editor. My experience working in Africa, Asia and the Balkans with humanitarian organisations helped me create my own freelance business in 2015. Since then I have had extensive copy editing experience of fiction, non-fiction and academic writing, with many repeat bookings from satisfied clients.


I love working with authors and editors, and each project gets a personally tailored approach. I am flexible and happy to work on full-length manuscripts, articles, company websites, proposals or query letters. In addition, I am a trained facilitator and run creative writing workshops, based on a methodology I created called Writing the 7 Senses.


I am a prolific writer of fiction and have an MA in Creative Writing from London City University. My debut novel, Into the Mouth of the Lion, is being published by Unbound in the spring of 2021. I have published short stories and also have two more novels in the pipeline. I’m part of writers’ groups and have years of experience giving constructive feedback to authors. I am happy to share my experience of pitching, query letters, and synopses.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Political Science & Current Affairs

Work experience

Freelance Editor & Writer

Self-employed
November, 2015 – Present (almost 5 years)

I am a freelance writer, researcher and editor, working with publishers and charities since November 2015. Some of my clients include Thames and Hudson, Academic Consulting Services Ltd, Oxford University Press, Ibidem (linked to Columbia University Press), the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR), Plan International UK, Save the Children UK, the Freedom Fund, CAFOD, and the British Red Cross. I also helped companies with their rebranding and launch of English websites, such as German company Change Your Mind (changeyourmind.net).

Senior Humanitarian Policy Adviser

British Red Cross
August, 2011 – October, 2015 (about 4 years)

Leading, project-managing and serving as a writer, editor and adviser on the themes of urbanization, humanitarian principles (ethics), engagement with the military, and other policy issues for the organization.

Head of Humanitarian and Conflict Policy

Save the Children UK
January, 2006 – July, 2011 (over 5 years)

Leading a team, project-managing research and publishing on themes of humanitarian crises, climate change, humanitarian reform, children's health, and conflicts in the Middle East and Africa.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Politics, Intellectuals, and Faith: Essays by Matthew Feldman

Feldman, Matthew, Rinaldi, Andrea, Castriota, Anna

Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa (CROP International Poverty Studies Book 7)

Roelen, Keetie, Morgan, Richard, Tafere, Yisak, Ngutuku, Elizabeth, Sambu, Winnie C, Hall, Katharine, Oluwaseyi, Somefun Dolapo, Odunayo, Akinyemi Joshua, Clifford, Odimegwu, Woldehanna, Tassew, Tafere, Yisak, Devereux, Stephen, May, Julian, Jonah, Coretta, Hypher, Nicola, Harman, Luke, Zvobgo, Kerina, Akomolafe, Oluwatosin, Hassan, Billow, Mutiso, Stephen, Sulaiman, Munshi, D'Sa, Nikhit, Press, Sarah, Du Vent, Anna, Farahat, Ahmed, Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate, Munthali, Alister, Robson, Elsbeth, Conklin, Sita, Jones, Nicola, Francoise, Umutoni Marie, Tefera, Bekele, Coast, Ernestina, Yadete, Workneh, Emirie, Guday, Tilahun, Kassahun, Roberte, Isimbi, Ogawa, Marlene, Pendlebury, Shirley, Marock, Carmel

Social Policy, Poverty, and Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Agency and Institutions in Flux (CROP International Poverty Studies Book 8)

Stubbs, Paul, An, Sofiya, Chubarova, Tatiana, Deacon, Bob, Atas, Natalija, Dugarova, Esuna, Grigorieva, Natalia, Chubarova, Tatiana, Gerovska Mitev, Maja, Guardiancich, Igor, An, Sofiya, Sätre, Ann-Mari, Maltseva, Elena, Janenova, Saltanat, Isabekova, Gulnaz, Lendvai-Bainton, Noémi, Stubbs, Paul, Zrinšèak, Siniša

Child Poverty and Social Protection in Central and Western Africa (CROP International Poverty Studies)

Nébié, Gustave, Emeka-Anuna, Chinyere, N'Zue, Felix Fofana, Delamonica, Enrique

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