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Amy Collette

Amy Collette - Editor

Boulder, CO, United States

I am an experienced and intuitive book editor passionate about clearly communicating your message. My mission is to make your work shine.

Overview

Your mission is to make an impact on your readers and the world with your book. Mine is to prepare you to step onto a larger stage as an author, and to make your writing a joy to read, so your readers powerfully connect with you and your message.

Your book helps you grow your tribe, build your business and expand your impact.

Over 20 years ago I started out interviewing artists for a local newspaper. That first taste of writing blossomed into a career as a writer and editor. Through the years I’ve worked with business owners, scientists, technical geniuses, and non-fiction authors of all kinds. Along the way I published my award-winning book, The Gratitude Connection. The title "Book coach" encompasses all the things I love to do: writing, editing, coaching authors and managing projects.

I get excited working with smart people who are passionate about what they do and want to make a positive impact. As an author, your message is important, and you work hard to get it right.

The projects I love to work on include:

* Manuscript Evaluation
* Book Editing (substantive editing and proofreading)
* Coaching authors how to write and publish professional-quality books
* Feature articles and website content
* Scientific and academic publications

Testimonials:

"A good editor will always make a writer better at her craft. My deep gratitude to Amy Collette for helping me clean up this manuscript and make it much easier to read. In the process of her working with me, my writing has improved immensely. Thank you, Amy!" — Nancy Rynes, Author of Awakenings from the Light

"I am indebted to my editor Amy Collette, who transformed a ragged manuscript into a readable treatise." — Jon Larsen, Author of High-Energy-Density Physics

"Amy has such experience, knowledge and wisdom, combined with spot on intuition that is invaluable. It is without hesitation that I recommend Amy and her 'Unleash Your Inner Author' course to any budding author." — Stacie Ivey, Author of Awakening Your Feminine Spirit

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Physics & Chemistry Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Technology

Certifications

  • Scrum Master Certification

Awards

  • Dale Carnegie Speaker Award
  • First Place Award for my book from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association

Work experience

Book Coach

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

UNLEASH YOUR INNER AUTHOR MASTERTRACK COURSE: HOW TO FINALLY WRITE AND PUBLISH YOUR WORLD-CHANGING BOOK
Your book helps you unleash the power of your unique story to build your business, grow your tribe, and expand your impact.

Have you ever been inspired by the expert advice and wisdom of a writer? If so, you know the power books have to change the world.

You have a compelling message, wisdom, and experience too - isn't it time to share your story? This course is your fast track to mastering your message and connecting with the people who need it most.

Writer and Editor

Self-employed
April, 2006 – Present (over 11 years)

“Clear communication brings people together, helps solve a problem, educates or entertains. Your vision is important – it’s the key to your success.”

Understanding your audience and what they need is crucial to the success of your business. We help you find clarity in the confusion and expertly craft your message. Contact us to discuss your projects. We can help you with:

* Book Consulting and Coaching: When you're ready to boost your personal and
professional growth, and there's no better way than finding your voice and
publishing your book. The world needs your unique insight and experience.
* Consulting and Coaching – Nurture and encourage your inner author
* Structure – Design your book to give you credibility and visibility
* Planning – Together we create a Master Plan to map out the path for your book or project
* Book Editing (substantive editing and proofreading) – Great editing makes you an even greater writer
* Cover and interior text design – Capture your readers with a professional look and feel
* Self-publishing – Maintain control over your book and publish quickly
* Ghostwriting – Our talented writers channel your voice and style to tell your story
* Feature articles and Web site content – Your copy is the window into your business;
we make it compelling for your customers
* Manuscript Evaluation – This in-depth evaluation outlines what your book needs to
make it ready for publishing. The in-depth evaluation includes suggestions for editing,
structure, voice and completeness.
* Technical documentation – Our decades of experience in technical and science writing
bring your products to life for the people who use them.
* Scientific or academic book editing – You make the material accurate, we'll help make it more fun to read.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

The Gratitude Connection

Amy Collette

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul. Gratitude is a high-energy emotion; once you start feeling it, it seeps into everything in your life, like air. Pretty soon it becomes a lifestyle and transforms you in subtle ways: You smile at someone you disagree with. You wake up in a good mood. You hug your loved ones and leave your stre... read more

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul. Gratitude is a high-energy emotion; once you start feeling it, it seeps into everything in your life, like air. Pretty soon it becomes a lifestyle and transforms you in subtle ways: You smile at someone you disagree with. You wake up in a good mood. You hug your loved ones and leave your stre... read more

Rethinking Retirement: How to Create the Life You Want Without Waiting to Retire

Keith J Weber CFP

Most of us dream of retirement as the time in our lives when we'll finally be able to do what we've always wanted to do - but why do you have to wait? Rethinking Retirement helps you create the life you want now. By challenging traditional notions of how our lives are "supposed" to go, former financial adviser Keith Weber offers a new path for creating freedom, balance, purpose and passion in ... read more

Most of us dream of retirement as the time in our lives when we'll finally be able to do what we've always wanted to do - but why do you have to wait? Rethinking Retirement helps you create the life you want now. By challenging traditional notions of how our lives are "supposed" to go, former financial adviser Keith Weber offers a new path for creating freedom, balance, purpose and passion in ... read more

Awakenings from the Light: 12 Life Lessons from a Near Death Experience

Nancy Rynes

Nancy Rynes was riding her bicycle when a large SUV approached. The vehicle’s driver, absorbed in texting while driving, plowed right into Rynes.Suffering from severe spinal and head injuries, Rynes knew she was dying. At that moment, she underwent the first of two life-changing near-death experiences—her consciousness split between her frightened, injured self laying on the road, and an impar... read more

Nancy Rynes was riding her bicycle when a large SUV approached. The vehicle’s driver, absorbed in texting while driving, plowed right into Rynes.Suffering from severe spinal and head injuries, Rynes knew she was dying. At that moment, she underwent the first of two life-changing near-death experiences—her consciousness split between her frightened, injured self laying on the road, and an impar... read more

The Spirit Tree

Marilee J Ross

High in the Colorado Mountains, a wise old pine tree grew that loved to sing. It guided and protected its forest friends. When Spirit Tree's community is threatened, the wise old tree must find a way to keep the positive spirit of the forest alive, despite changes forced upon those living on The Hill. "You taught us to sing about love. You showed us to stand and be brave. You lifted our spirit... read more

High in the Colorado Mountains, a wise old pine tree grew that loved to sing. It guided and protected its forest friends. When Spirit Tree's community is threatened, the wise old tree must find a way to keep the positive spirit of the forest alive, despite changes forced upon those living on The Hill. "You taught us to sing about love. You showed us to stand and be brave. You lifted our spirit... read more

Bridging True Love Connection & Healing Between You and Your Animals (Healing You, Healing Your Animal) (Volume 1)

Vicki Draper

For many years Vicki has been helping people and their animals connect more deeply, "bridging true love connection and healing" to live healthier, happier lives. She is now teaching you the proven powerful techniques so you can have this with your animals and the ones you work with in your animal profession. "This book will work magic. It will not only help you be able to understand and resolv... read more

For many years Vicki has been helping people and their animals connect more deeply, "bridging true love connection and healing" to live healthier, happier lives. She is now teaching you the proven powerful techniques so you can have this with your animals and the ones you work with in your animal profession. "This book will work magic. It will not only help you be able to understand and resolv... read more

Activate Your Inner Vision: Discover the New You

Ms. Charlotte Marie Haymore

This self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational book guides readers on a journey of self discovery. While on the journey, readers learn how to transition their dreams from fantasy to reality. They are both inspired and motivated to build a vision around their dreams and soar to unbelievable success. Charlotte's own life experiences and personal stories are meant to help others avoid some of the ... read more

This self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational book guides readers on a journey of self discovery. While on the journey, readers learn how to transition their dreams from fantasy to reality. They are both inspired and motivated to build a vision around their dreams and soar to unbelievable success. Charlotte's own life experiences and personal stories are meant to help others avoid some of the ... read more

Foundations of High-Energy-Density Physics: Physical Processes of Matter at Extreme Conditions

Jon Larsen

High-energy-density physics explores the dynamics of matter at extreme conditions. This encompasses temperatures and densities far greater than we experience on Earth. It applies to normal stars, exploding stars, active galaxies, and planetary interiors. High-energy-density matter is found on Earth in the explosion of nuclear weapons and in laboratories with high-powered lasers or pulsed-power... read more

High-energy-density physics explores the dynamics of matter at extreme conditions. This encompasses temperatures and densities far greater than we experience on Earth. It applies to normal stars, exploding stars, active galaxies, and planetary interiors. High-energy-density matter is found on Earth in the explosion of nuclear weapons and in laboratories with high-powered lasers or pulsed-power... read more

Book by Reed, Kenneth D.

Internetworking Devices, Second Edition: Designing and Managing Enterprise Networks

Kenneth D. Reed

Learn about local area, and enterprise-wide internetworks-- whether the internetworks spans a few rooms within a small office environment or covers the entire planet.

Learn about local area, and enterprise-wide internetworks-- whether the internetworks spans a few rooms within a small office environment or covers the entire planet.

Book by Reed, Kenneth D.

Awakening Your Feminine Spirit: FINDING BALANCE PURPOSE AND STRENGTH

Stacie Ivey

A guidepost for women through healing, self-discovery and finding balance, purpose and strength, this book is a portal into a three step process of 1.Sacred Surrender (letting go of your guilt, story, blocks and resistance to what is holding you back from reaching your best life), 2. Sacred Embodiment (learning to feel and process through your body, becoming present, understanding energy and h... read more

A guidepost for women through healing, self-discovery and finding balance, purpose and strength, this book is a portal into a three step process of 1.Sacred Surrender (letting go of your guilt, story, blocks and resistance to what is holding you back from reaching your best life), 2. Sacred Embodiment (learning to feel and process through your body, becoming present, understanding energy and h... read more

Awakening Your Feminine Spirit Workbook: A 7 Week Vision Quest for Finding Balance Purpose and Strength

Stacie Ivey

A vision quest is an opportunity to deepen the connection with your true self by balancing body, mind and spirit. Designed as a stand alone or to accompany the book, Awakening Your Feminine Spirit, this workbook will take you on a journey spanning 7 weeks (49 days) through the practices of journaling, prayer, affirmations, contemplations, drawing, meditations, mandala coloring pages and so muc... read more

A vision quest is an opportunity to deepen the connection with your true self by balancing body, mind and spirit. Designed as a stand alone or to accompany the book, Awakening Your Feminine Spirit, this workbook will take you on a journey spanning 7 weeks (49 days) through the practices of journaling, prayer, affirmations, contemplations, drawing, meditations, mandala coloring pages and so muc... read more

Work Without Walls: An Executive's Guide to Attention Management, Productivity, and the Future of Work

Maura Nevel Thomas

The Key to Success in the Knowledge Economy is Quality Employee ExperienceExecutives must protect knowledge workers (and themselves!) from stress and burn-out. How can you and your team be creative when exhaustion and frustration from 24/7 communications, changing priorities, and constant distractions are the norm?Today's "always-on" work culture actually prevents you and your team from produc... read more

The Key to Success in the Knowledge Economy is Quality Employee ExperienceExecutives must protect knowledge workers (and themselves!) from stress and burn-out. How can you and your team be creative when exhaustion and frustration from 24/7 communications, changing priorities, and constant distractions are the norm?Today's "always-on" work culture actually prevents you and your team from produc... read more

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