Amy Ewing

Amy Ewing - Editor

New York, NY, USA

I'm a New York Times bestselling author and freelance editor specializing in children's literature, specifically YA and MG.

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Overview

I’m a New York Times bestselling author with nine years of experience in the publishing industry. I’m also a creative writing instructor at the Bronx Loaf Writing Program in New York City and I give editorial assessments to children's lit authors. I love everything from contemporary MG to sprawling YA fantasy, though I’m a sucker for a good romance too. If you have a world that needs more crafting, a plot that needs tightening, or a character who doesn’t quite click, I’m here to help!

I’ve worked with authors of all stripes, from professionals to students. But no matter your experience level, I always offer thorough and thoughtful critique designed to improve your work and make your voice shine.

My guiding philosophy is to get you as excited as possible to start the revision process!
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy
LGBTQ Fiction
Middle Grade
Young Adult

Certifications

  • M.F.A in Creative Writing

Work experience

Creative Writing Instructor

Bronx Loaf Writing Program
July, 2015 – Present (almost 7 years)

As a creative writing instructor, I've worked with students one-on-one to give personal feedback on their projects as well as facilitating a healthy and encouraging workshop atmosphere for them to be critiqued by their peers. And while I always have a lot of comments, I make sure my students know why I'm giving a certain critique and how to implement the changes to improve their story.

Freelance Editor

Self Employed
April, 2013 – Present (about 9 years)

I provide editorial assessments for children's lit authors, both big picture notes and thorough line edits with an eye for smaller details. I mostly work in middle grade and young adult, on everything from contemporary to LGBTQ stories to fantasy/sci-fi. I tend to mark up manuscripts pretty heavily, always with pointed questions designed to improve and enrich the story as well as comments about what I think is working well. My aim is always to make your voice and your story as strong as possible!

Author

HarperCollins
May, 2012 – Present (about 10 years)

I'm the author of the New York Times bestselling The Lone City trilogy (The Jewel, The White Rose, The Black Key) as well as The Cerulean duology (The Cerulean, The Alcazar). I've also written two novellas, The House of the Stone and Garnet's Story.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Tumbling

Carter, Caela

Taking Up Space

Gerber, Alyson

Focused

Gerber, Alyson

Follow Your Arrow

Verdi, Jessica

And She Was

Verdi, Jessica

The Summer I Wasn't Me

Verdi, Jessica

The Cerulean

Ewing, Amy

Amy has 3 reviews

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Neal Robbins
Amy is great. She cuts straight to the heart of the matter, deals with the real problems in a story and so helps bring out the potential.

Neal Robbins, March 2022


Alexander Breeding
So, Amy was the perfect editor for my book. She sprinkled poignant comments throughout my manuscript that made me reflect deeply about what I was trying to communicate. She helped me to see an entirely different view of my story that I wouldn't have seen had I not hired her. That's EXACTLY what I wanted in a developmental editor! She picked my stuff apart but never made it personal. I'm working...
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Alexander Breeding, February 2022


Neal Robbins
Amy made excellent, thoughtful comments and suggestions. I was totally pleased with her feedback and approach.

Neal Robbins, December 2021

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