Amy Sleper

Amy Sleper – Editor

Editor with 5+ years of professional experience. I enjoy novels, mysteries, fantasy, YA/kids lit, memoirs, and Christian fiction/nonfiction.

Overview

I'm an editor with over five years of experience in both traditional publishing and self-publishing, including Mill City Press (Hillcrest Media Group), Xulon Press (Salem Media Group), Fortress Press (1517 Media), the University of Minnesota Press, and Milkweed Editions.


I’m happy to work on manuscript evaluations, developmental edits, line edits, basic edits, and proofreading projects. I particularly enjoy novels, mysteries, fantasy, YA and children's books, and Christian fiction/nonfiction. In addition to having extensive knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style, I also have experience working with the Christian Writer’s Manual of Style.


If you’re looking for an editor who will be thorough and professional but also encouraging and flexible, we’ll make a good team. I respect authors of all skill levels, and I appreciate getting the chance to read and collaborate on your work.


Author Praise:

"Thank you so much for the thorough evaluation that you provided for me. Its high quality, detail, and insight are impressive. You taught me some important things. Your kind words about my writing will forever be an inspiration to me."


"I want to let you know that you did an amazing job editing my manuscript. I am blown away! Best dollars ever spent! Thank you once again for doing such a wonderful job."


"I cannot thank you enough for the continued support and praise, as it has meant a lot to me. Thank you again for being patient and supportive. You have been a godsend with this book."


"I wanted to thank you for the extraordinarily thorough and comprehensive proofreading of [book title]. It is this high quality and care in editing and proofreading that led me to use [publisher] for my second book, and your efforts have exceeded my expectations."

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Christian Fiction Fantasy Historical Fiction Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Mystery & Crime Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • BA, English Literature, University of Minnesota

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2019 — Present

Xulon Press

Sep, 2016 — Dec, 2017 (about 1 year)

Performed copyedits and developmental edits (some multi-round) under strict deadlines for projects including children’s books, religious nonfiction, self-help, fiction, devotionals, and memoirs.
Provided editorial feedback for authors in concise manuscript reviews summarizing areas needing development and offering a suggested level of editorial service.
Wrote back cover copy and metadata for authors' projects.

Mill City Press

Mar, 2016 — Aug, 2016 (5 months)

Performed proofreading, copyediting, and developmental editing for projects ranging from 20,000 to 200,000 words under strict deadlines, including children’s books, YA fiction, novels, memoirs, and nonfiction guidebooks.
Conducted substantive editorial feedback for authors across all genres in the form of in-depth manuscript evaluations.
Wrote back cover copy and proofread book covers and typeset interior files.

Fortress Press

May, 2013 — Feb, 2016 (almost 3 years)

Coordinated marketing plans for all textbook and reference books, including new and seasonal sales campaigns, events, social media advertising, community engagement tactics, email design and deployment, and customer feedback initiatives.
Wrote, copyedited, and proofread marketing copy for both print and digital marketing pieces, including jacket copy, website copy, emails, print brochures and catalogs, social media and banner advertisements, and more.

University of Minnesota Press

May, 2012 — May, 2013 (about 1 year)

Researched media contacts, pitched new titles, managed follow-up correspondence, and mailed galleys for over sixty titles yearly.
Created press releases, managed review copy requests, and processed book reviews.

Milkweed Editions

Jan, 2012 — May, 2012 (4 months)

Tracked and archived book reviews, produced press releases, and mailed review copies to media contacts and booksellers.
Aided editorial staff with page proofs, fact checks, copyedits, and reports of submitted manuscripts, most extensively on the novel The Fall of Alice K. and the essay collection Things That Are.

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Kate F.

Kate F.

Oct, 2023

Very pleased with my experience with Amy. Her edits were so helpful. She brought clarity and insight to the manuscript and it is a better product because of her thoroughness. I was also pleasantly surprised to see encouraging comments and compliments on different parts of the manuscript.

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