Amelia Kyazze

Amelia Kyazze – Editor

Editor in fiction, international relations, politics, development, academic writing and working with English as a second language.

Overview

If you are an author looking for specialist support on fiction as well as 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, was published in May 2021. My second book, Ahead of the Shadows, was published in September 2022 and a third book is due out September 2023, with others to follow soon after. I have published short stories, articles and book reviews, as well as photography books. I’m part of writers’ groups and have years of experience giving constructive feedback to authors. I teach creative writing as well.

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

Work experience

Self-employed

Nov, 2015 — Present

I am a freelance writer, researcher and editor, working with individual authors as well as 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).

British Red Cross

Aug, 2011 — Oct, 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.

Save the Children UK

Jan, 2006 — Jul, 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.

Amelia has 8 reviews

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Sue F.

Sue F.

Mar, 2024

Constructive, clear feedback given and went the extra mile by offering a zoom follow up chat to support the writing journey, with good ideas for developing structure. Holds the writer accountable for clarifying ideas and structure and gives examples of published work to support the feedback.
Chuck M.

Chuck M.

Jan, 2024

Writing a book is a different universe compared with my familiarity in developing technical assessments on buildings or publishing technical articles to influence building codes. Especially when the book's subject matter is not entirely what you've tackled throughout your career. Amelia was very clear on what was to be provided in the proposal and why. She delivered a thoroughly candid, honest...
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Menard M.

Menard M.

Jul, 2023

I know that I made the right choice when I chose to work with Amelia. Needed someone who is familiar with the topics I discussed in the book and someone who would understand my vision; she was the one. Thank you
Amelia K.
Thank you Menard for your kind words about our collaboration. I wish you the best of luck with your important work.
Amjad Channar P.

Amjad Channar P.

Jun, 2022

Amelia K. is professional and insightful. I found her very passionate throughout the work. I highly recommend her for any editing work. Her feedback and suggestions guided me to make the manuscript presentable. I will collaborate with her again. Amjad Ali
Mark M.

Mark M.

Mar, 2022

This is the second time I have worked with Amelia. She helped me with an initial book proposal, that was subsequently accepted for publication, and the indexing for the finished book. On both occasions I have found her insights exceptional and much appreciated her level of professionalism in responding and producing agreed upon work.

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