Amma Twum-Baah

Amma Twum-Baah - Editor

Kennesaw, GA, USA

Multicultural book editor, 10+ years of experience specializing in developmental editing, copyediting, and basic proofreading.

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Overview

I'm a multicultural book editor with a decade of both fiction and non-fiction editing experience. Like any avid reader, I love a good read free of grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and misplaced punctuation. This is one of many reasons why I have made editing my life's work; that and the fact that I desire to see books of all cultures and experiences represented on the world stage. I specialize in developmental editing, copy editing, and basic proofreading.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
African American Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic
Romance
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Christian Non-Fiction
Inspirational
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Work experience

Multicultural Book Editor

Self-employed
October, 2013 – Present (over 7 years)

Before becoming a freelance book editor, I was the publisher and editor of an online magazine for 5 years. I was also a corporate paralegal for 5 years at a trade association in Washington, D.C., as well as an editorial staff member at the National Capital Area Paralegals Association and The American Bankers Association.

Together, I have about a decade worth of experience as an editor, a publisher, and a storyteller. I offer personal one-on-one service and dedicate my time and efforts to ensuring that your story is exactly what you envision it to be. If this is what you've been looking for, then you're in the right place, I look forward to helping you tell your story, whatever that story may be.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Flicted: He had a hundred raps, but not one girl.

Amen J Kush

It’s 1989 Savannah, Georgia. Dez is thirteen and smelling himself. “Born with the gift of gab,” his talent quickly turns into a love affair with words. Derrick “Dez” Allen wants nothing more than to be on the big stage busting rhymes like KRS-1, Slick Rick or EPMD. He seems to be on his way when he discovers girls. Raging hormones, peer pressure, the allure of money and drugs impact Dez’s life... read more

It’s 1989 Savannah, Georgia. Dez is thirteen and smelling himself. “Born with the gift of gab,” his talent quickly turns into a love affair with words. Derrick “Dez” Allen wants nothing more than to be on the big stage busting rhymes like KRS-1, Slick Rick or EPMD. He seems to be on his way when he discovers girls. Raging hormones, peer pressure, the allure of money and drugs impact Dez’s life... read more

Melodies of Love

Amaka Azie

After her teenage romance with now popular music star, Aristar, ended in a disastrous heartbreak twelve years ago, Adaora finds herself thrust back into his life when her financial firm is employed to organise Aristar’s finances. She has a fortress built around her heart and finds it hard to trust. Can she forget the bitter past and allow love to find her once again, or is the past enough to s... read more

After her teenage romance with now popular music star, Aristar, ended in a disastrous heartbreak twelve years ago, Adaora finds herself thrust back into his life when her financial firm is employed to organise Aristar’s finances. She has a fortress built around her heart and finds it hard to trust. Can she forget the bitter past and allow love to find her once again, or is the past enough to s... read more

Thorns and Roses

Amaka Azie

Ifeoma and her sisters escaped an emotionally abusive father to start a new life in Lagos. She is determined to never let another man have control over her, even if that means never falling in love. That is until she meets Chuma, a wealthy and domineering man who is exactly the kind of man she is determined to stay away from but somehow can’t seem to keep away from. An unlikely relationship de... read more

Ifeoma and her sisters escaped an emotionally abusive father to start a new life in Lagos. She is determined to never let another man have control over her, even if that means never falling in love. That is until she meets Chuma, a wealthy and domineering man who is exactly the kind of man she is determined to stay away from but somehow can’t seem to keep away from. An unlikely relationship de... read more

Starting over Again

Amaka Azie

Abandoned by her husband and left to care for a sick child, Onome is desperate to find a job. After several failed attempts, she eventually lands a job at one of the most prestigious banks in Lagos. She is finally rebuilding her life after her divorce and everything seems to be falling into place. However, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to her new boss, Nnamdi, who is also notoriously kn... read more

Abandoned by her husband and left to care for a sick child, Onome is desperate to find a job. After several failed attempts, she eventually lands a job at one of the most prestigious banks in Lagos. She is finally rebuilding her life after her divorce and everything seems to be falling into place. However, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to her new boss, Nnamdi, who is also notoriously kn... read more

The Land We Leave Behind

Akufor I. Aneneba

THE LAND WE LEAVE BEHIND… is the story of one man’s conviction that his civilization, which was once decimated by the effects of the slave trade, is being threatened again. This time, not only from the moral authority of a radical Roman Catholic priest, but from the conflicting views of his own son’s dithering with the very basic tenets of an upbringing he grew up embracing. Torn between his n... read more

THE LAND WE LEAVE BEHIND… is the story of one man’s conviction that his civilization, which was once decimated by the effects of the slave trade, is being threatened again. This time, not only from the moral authority of a radical Roman Catholic priest, but from the conflicting views of his own son’s dithering with the very basic tenets of an upbringing he grew up embracing. Torn between his n... read more

The Broken Hedge: A Collection of Short Stories on Overcoming Infidelity, Abuse, Neglect and Heartbreak

Jessica Ochuwa Abubakar

The Broken Hedge is a collection of four powerful, emotional stories that touch on the struggles of living, loving and being. In Waiting, a young man watches from the sidelines as someone he deeply cares about destroys her life with bad choices. In Repercussions, woman in an abusive marriage has a hard choice to make. In The Broken Hedge, an underappreciated husband seeks fulfilment in forbidd... read more

The Broken Hedge is a collection of four powerful, emotional stories that touch on the struggles of living, loving and being. In Waiting, a young man watches from the sidelines as someone he deeply cares about destroys her life with bad choices. In Repercussions, woman in an abusive marriage has a hard choice to make. In The Broken Hedge, an underappreciated husband seeks fulfilment in forbidd... read more

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