Amie Norris

Amie Norris – Editor

I'm a copy editor and proofreader specializing in great stories. My preferred genres are fantasy, memoir, YA, and dystopian.

Overview

My goal is to be your partner in making your book the best it can be, and that means working to preserve your voice. It's always your choice if you want to use my suggestions or not.


Authors who work with me are reassured by regular contact via Reedsy messages with status updates. I answer messages within two business days and hope for the same in return in order to stay on schedule. If there are complicated questions, I am also available for phone or video calls.


Before beginning work, I will create a timeline that includes each phase of the editing/proofreading process and any deadlines that we need to meet in order to finish on time. For copy editing, I usually provide two rounds of editing, but we can adjust that according to your needs. After the first round of editing, I will send your manuscript back to you with changes tracked and queries included as comments. You will have time to accept or reject my suggestions, and respond to any queries. During the second round, I will make changes according to your responses to those queries, and also read through your book a second time to catch as many errors as possible. After the second round, I will again return your book with changes tracked. I'll include any other feedback as comments or in a message to allow more detail. Proofreading is usually one round but can be more if needed. We will talk about your expectations and needs and how we can best work together before I create an offer for you.


I provide all of my copy editing clients with a personalized style sheet and suggestions for how to use it to streamline your writing and publishing process. My go-to references are The Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, and I prefer working in Microsoft Word. If you prefer another style manual or dictionary, I can work with that too—just let me know! (I do not use Grammarly or any generative AI tools when editing or proofreading.)


I have twenty years of experience as a copy editor and proofreader, and I love what I do more every year. Helping independent authors bring their books to life is the best part of my work.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Humanities & Social Sciences
Fiction
Coming of Age Dystopian Epic Fantasy Middle Grade Fantasy Post-Apocalyptic Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Certificate in Copyediting, UCSD Extension
  • Bachelor of Arts-Sociology, UNLV

Work experience

Self-employed

Aug, 2003 — Present

Editorial consultant offering services in editing, copyediting, proofreading, writing, project management, and process improvement. I provide copyediting and proofreading services to independent authors and publishers.

Portfolio

Made with Reedsy
The Seventh Protector

Kaymak, Dilara

Copy Editing Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
Pineapple Abyss: A Memoir

Zappa, Steve

Copy Editing Proofreading
Proofreading
Culver City

Vickers, Brant

Copy Editing
Proofreading
The Aquamarine Surfboard

Abernathy, Kellye

Queen of Crows

Wilton, S L

Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
ORION

Cowden, Shane

Copy Editing
When Stars Align

McCoy, E.K.

Gunslingers

Roberts, Kendall

The Power of an Atlas

Minhas, Sardul Singh

Failed States

O'Donnell, Justin

Early Release

McCauley, Lyn

Blind Eye

Burns, Martha

Paper Targets

Watts, Patricia

Tubes

Skillman, Penny

Welcome Home

O'Brien, Michael

Abaddon Illusion

Bakken, Lindsey

Hey, White Girl

Bice, Judith

Amie has 26 reviews

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Chris K.

Chris K.

Jun, 2024

Amie is a fantastic and professional editor. She went above and beyond to significantly improve my dystopian sci-fi novel. I give her my highest recommendation.
Laura B.

Laura B.

Apr, 2024

I was so pleased with Aimie's proofreading on The Stonebound Heir. It's 200k words and Aimie communicated clearly through the project and, after we made a mutual decision to adjust the deadline, she met it. I highly recommend her work.
Amie N.
Thank you, Laura! Working with you was lovely, and I hope we can collaborate again!
Donna G.

Donna G.

Mar, 2024

This was my first time working with an editor. I was pleased with Ami's questions and responses. She seemed to have read what I'd written about my book, and had additional questions. I felt her interest was more than just rote. I felt she enjoyed the work she did and wanted to do her best for my work.
Amie N.
Donna, I did really enjoy working on your book! Thank you for your kind words. I hope to work with you again so I can see how your characters evolve and learn more about the world you created!
Hailey R.

Hailey R.

Mar, 2024

Amie was great to work with! She is a genuine person and editor who worked professionally while keeping my voice in my manuscript. She was honest and constructive about my work and I plan to work with her again in the future.
Amie N.
Thank you, Hailey! I enjoyed working with you too and would love to work with you again!
Lydia R.

Lydia R.

Mar, 2024

Amie was really wonderful to work with! She was extremely responsive, kept me updated at all points of the process, and I was very happy with the care and consideration she took with my story. Thank you Amie!
Amie N.
I was very happy working with you too, Lydia, and hope to see sequels!

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