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Amy Durant

Amy Durant - Editor

London, United Kingdom

I am an experienced editor who worked for five years in digital publishing. Love all genres, but particularly historical fiction.

Overview

Reviews (3)

I am a freelance editor and digital publishing consultant. I edited over fifty books for Endeavour Press during my four and a half years working for the company, mainly focusing on historical fiction and historical non-fiction, but also on crime fiction, thrillers, women's fiction, romance, dystopian, horror, biography and general non-fiction. I currently work as a freelance editor, mainly giving opening chapter/ synopsis/ agency cover letter feedback, editorial critiques, developmental edits and full copy-edits.

TESTIMONIALS: 'Amy has always been the height of professionalism whenever I have worked with her on my books. Her constant and clear communication has guided me through the publishing process, and I have depended on her insight into both editing and the publishing industry. Amy is the perfect editor to have in your corner, and I highly recommend her.' Emily Murdoch, author of SEASONS OF LOVE.

'Amy is always prompt with her responses to questions and has been most helpful in getting my work published. It is a great pleasure to work with her.' John Frye, author of THE SECESSIONIST

'Amy did a good job on my Game of Empires (2015). She encouraged me to improve it in several important respects', Richard Blake, author of GAME OF EMPIRES

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Dystopian Historical Fiction Literature Romance Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
History Publishing True Crime

Awards

  • Shortlisted for the Kim Scott Walwyn Award 2017
  • Shortlisted for the LBF Trailblazer Award 2016

Work experience

Publishing Director

Endeavour Press
January, 2013 – May, 2017 (over 4 years)

I managed the publishing schedule for Endeavour Press for four years, commissioning both fiction and non-fiction work; editing manuscripts; rewriting some non-fiction essays; writing copy; overseeing cover design; and overseeing marketing strategies.

Portfolio (38 selected works)

Bomber Girls (Kindle Single)

M J Foreman

Their finest hour…In 1939, with Britain fighting for its life against Nazi Germany, the Air Transport Auxiliary was formed to back up the Royal Air Force.All of its pilots were men. But by 1940, after Fighter Command lost hundreds of pilots during the Battle of Britain, Winston Churchill realised the recruitment pool needed to be widened. In stepped ATA Senior Commander Pauline Gower, who had ... read more

Their finest hour…In 1939, with Britain fighting for its life against Nazi Germany, the Air Transport Auxiliary was formed to back up the Royal Air Force.All of its pilots were men. But by 1940, after Fighter Command lost hundreds of pilots during the Battle of Britain, Winston Churchill realised the recruitment pool needed to be widened. In stepped ATA Senior Commander Pauline Gower, who had ... read more

A Christmas Surprise: A Regency Romance

Emily Murdoch

Every year for thirty years Lord Robert, the Viscount of Marchwood, throws a Christmas Ball.But this year, the Marchwood Christmas Ball holds extra importance.His daughter, Lady Audrey, has just turned eighteen, and it is time for her to be introduced into society. It is Audrey’s first, best, and potentially only chance of securing a husband.Especially seeing as there are rumours that the Marc... read more

Every year for thirty years Lord Robert, the Viscount of Marchwood, throws a Christmas Ball.But this year, the Marchwood Christmas Ball holds extra importance.His daughter, Lady Audrey, has just turned eighteen, and it is time for her to be introduced into society. It is Audrey’s first, best, and potentially only chance of securing a husband.Especially seeing as there are rumours that the Marc... read more

Philosophical Investigations (Kindle Single)

Steve Attridge

Meet Rook.A middle-aged philosophy professor with a sarcastic sense of humour, an ongoing rivalry with his highly-strung colleague Jeremy, and a rocky relationship with his ex-wife.But he has far more pressing matters to attend to than domestic disputes and academic feuds. He moonlights as a private investigator.Armed with a quick, inquisitive mind, an arsenal of philosophic quotations and an ... read more

Meet Rook.A middle-aged philosophy professor with a sarcastic sense of humour, an ongoing rivalry with his highly-strung colleague Jeremy, and a rocky relationship with his ex-wife.But he has far more pressing matters to attend to than domestic disputes and academic feuds. He moonlights as a private investigator.Armed with a quick, inquisitive mind, an arsenal of philosophic quotations and an ... read more

Alan Turing: Unlocking the Enigma (Kindle Single)

David Boyle

Alan Mathison Turing. Mathematician, philosopher, codebreaker, a founder of computer science, and the father of Artificial Intelligence, Turing was one of the most original thinkers of the last century - and the man whose work helped create the computer-driven world we now inhabit. But he was also an enigmatic figure, deeply reticent yet also strikingly naïve. Turing’s openness about his homos... read more

Alan Mathison Turing. Mathematician, philosopher, codebreaker, a founder of computer science, and the father of Artificial Intelligence, Turing was one of the most original thinkers of the last century - and the man whose work helped create the computer-driven world we now inhabit. But he was also an enigmatic figure, deeply reticent yet also strikingly naïve. Turing’s openness about his homos... read more

Anne Frank: Her Life and Legacy

Jemma J. Saunders

Anne Frank is the most well-known victim of the Holocaust.In 1945, at the age of fifteen she died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, becoming one of the six million Jews who were murdered in Europe under the Nazi regime.But through her writing her memory lives on. Her ‘Diary of a Young Girl’ remains one of the most widely read non-fiction books in the world and was described as ‘one of the g... read more

Anne Frank is the most well-known victim of the Holocaust.In 1945, at the age of fifteen she died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, becoming one of the six million Jews who were murdered in Europe under the Nazi regime.But through her writing her memory lives on. Her ‘Diary of a Young Girl’ remains one of the most widely read non-fiction books in the world and was described as ‘one of the g... read more

The Great Game: An Imperial Adventure

Steven O'Brien

In the high days of the Raj Captain Toby Larburgh meets a stranger in Calcutta’s Great Eastern Hotel. Over a drink Toby tells of his adventures in the mountains of British India’s northern borders. His quest to find out what lay behind the death of a local Imperial agent took him to the far-flung reaches of the British Empire, the distant princely state of Ghondabaur. When he reaches the lavis... read more

In the high days of the Raj Captain Toby Larburgh meets a stranger in Calcutta’s Great Eastern Hotel. Over a drink Toby tells of his adventures in the mountains of British India’s northern borders. His quest to find out what lay behind the death of a local Imperial agent took him to the far-flung reaches of the British Empire, the distant princely state of Ghondabaur. When he reaches the lavis... read more

Devil May Care (A Jonathan Harker Mystery Book 1)

Tony Evans

Two years have passed since the dramatic destruction of Count Dracula.And Jonathan Harker has settled down to a quiet life as a junior partner in a law firm.But his reputation is about to catch up with him.As word of his abilities spreads, clients are turning to him for help with problems which appear to have an involvement in the supernatural.His first case takes him to Cornwall, where the Ha... read more

Two years have passed since the dramatic destruction of Count Dracula.And Jonathan Harker has settled down to a quiet life as a junior partner in a law firm.But his reputation is about to catch up with him.As word of his abilities spreads, clients are turning to him for help with problems which appear to have an involvement in the supernatural.His first case takes him to Cornwall, where the Ha... read more

Doctor Watson's War (The Doctor Watson Adventure series Book 1)

Patrick Mercer

'A storyteller who knows the humour, the fear and the frenzy of men in battle.' - Bernard CornwallAfghanistan. 1880. A bloodied but unbowed young medic must fight in a war that will test both his courage and conscience to its very limits. Despite his own wound, despite the howling tribesman hounding his every step back to the walls of Kandahar, he will not forsake the injured soldiers and vict... read more

'A storyteller who knows the humour, the fear and the frenzy of men in battle.' - Bernard CornwallAfghanistan. 1880. A bloodied but unbowed young medic must fight in a war that will test both his courage and conscience to its very limits. Despite his own wound, despite the howling tribesman hounding his every step back to the walls of Kandahar, he will not forsake the injured soldiers and vict... read more

Death Sentence (Kindle Single)

A N Donaldson

Gorobets is a murderer.Age 17, just before the outbreak of the First World War, he plotted to kill the Tsar. He failed, but his bomb killed innocent bystanders. Picked up by the secret police, Gorobets was exiled to Siberia, and sent to ‘Ubiichogorsk’: a deadly gulag in the middle of nowhere, which translates as the ‘City of Murderers’. Trained as a doctor, Gorobets became camp doctor in the g... read more

Gorobets is a murderer.Age 17, just before the outbreak of the First World War, he plotted to kill the Tsar. He failed, but his bomb killed innocent bystanders. Picked up by the secret police, Gorobets was exiled to Siberia, and sent to ‘Ubiichogorsk’: a deadly gulag in the middle of nowhere, which translates as the ‘City of Murderers’. Trained as a doctor, Gorobets became camp doctor in the g... read more

Business Is Murder (Kindle Single) (Ryan Kyd Thriller Book 1)

Roger Hurn

Meet Ryan Kyd, a former member of the elite Diplomatic Protection Group. In his time, Ryan guarded Royalty, Prime Ministers and faced down terrorists. Now he’s set up on his own as a Private Investigator on the mean streets of South London. Then trouble comes calling in the shape of “DK” Kapoor, a shady businessman.Ryan is plunged into a world of arranged marriages, scheming relations, kidnapp... read more

Meet Ryan Kyd, a former member of the elite Diplomatic Protection Group. In his time, Ryan guarded Royalty, Prime Ministers and faced down terrorists. Now he’s set up on his own as a Private Investigator on the mean streets of South London. Then trouble comes calling in the shape of “DK” Kapoor, a shady businessman.Ryan is plunged into a world of arranged marriages, scheming relations, kidnapp... read more

Displacement

Derek Turner

Martin Hacklett is at the bottom of London’s pile - working-class and white, poor and uneducated, ignored and alienated. But he is bright and an athlete, and at nights becomes the London Leaper, free-running the capital’s roofline in defiance of death, seeking escape from a culture that doesn’t care for him or his kind. As he charges fiercely across the iconic skyline of what should be his cit... read more

Martin Hacklett is at the bottom of London’s pile - working-class and white, poor and uneducated, ignored and alienated. But he is bright and an athlete, and at nights becomes the London Leaper, free-running the capital’s roofline in defiance of death, seeking escape from a culture that doesn’t care for him or his kind. As he charges fiercely across the iconic skyline of what should be his cit... read more

Coming Home (A Kindle Single)

Priscilla Masters

Dorothy Anderson is waiting to meet her husband, Gerry, at the prison gates.He has been locked away for twenty years for murder.She needs to spend time in the past to be able to cope with an uncertain future with a virtual stranger.So, as she anxiously awaits his arrival, she reflects back on their relationship.Dorothy met Gerry aged fourteen and their relationship quickly became serious.By th... read more

Dorothy Anderson is waiting to meet her husband, Gerry, at the prison gates.He has been locked away for twenty years for murder.She needs to spend time in the past to be able to cope with an uncertain future with a virtual stranger.So, as she anxiously awaits his arrival, she reflects back on their relationship.Dorothy met Gerry aged fourteen and their relationship quickly became serious.By th... read more

Blood Ran Cold (A Kindle Single)

Sten Ostberg

Nothing is what it seems ... Karl and Marte Vollan live in an isolated farmhouse in rural Norway. It seems like paradise until suddenly it becomes a living nightmare.During the dead of winter Karl tries to drive heavily pregnant Marte to hospital. But before he can get his car out of the thick snow and off their land they are attacked by a hooded figure. The stranger is holding a hatchet ... a... read more

Nothing is what it seems ... Karl and Marte Vollan live in an isolated farmhouse in rural Norway. It seems like paradise until suddenly it becomes a living nightmare.During the dead of winter Karl tries to drive heavily pregnant Marte to hospital. But before he can get his car out of the thick snow and off their land they are attacked by a hooded figure. The stranger is holding a hatchet ... a... read more

Christmas in the Park (Kindle Single)

Laura Lockington

30-something Sarah has finally decided to start her own business.After years of 5 am starts, running around a busy television studio, she has decided to hand in her resignation, and begin her dream of running her own cake making business.Swapping her stylish clothes for tracksuits and an apron she gets to work, and is thrilled when the local café agrees to start selling her treats.And – even b... read more

30-something Sarah has finally decided to start her own business.After years of 5 am starts, running around a busy television studio, she has decided to hand in her resignation, and begin her dream of running her own cake making business.Swapping her stylish clothes for tracksuits and an apron she gets to work, and is thrilled when the local café agrees to start selling her treats.And – even b... read more

The Art of Love

Lily Greene

'Fantastic...I devoured in one sitting' - Holly Kinsella Last year Ella’s heart was broken. She had been with sophisticated banker Robbie Newton for six years when they suddenly broke up on New Year’s Eve.Robbie had left her heartbroken and hurt with nothing but a note explaining he had taken a job in Chicago. This year Ella is determined to bury her past and start afresh. She focuses on her c... read more

'Fantastic...I devoured in one sitting' - Holly Kinsella Last year Ella’s heart was broken. She had been with sophisticated banker Robbie Newton for six years when they suddenly broke up on New Year’s Eve.Robbie had left her heartbroken and hurt with nothing but a note explaining he had taken a job in Chicago. This year Ella is determined to bury her past and start afresh. She focuses on her c... read more

Shadow on the Highway (Highway Trilogy)

Deborah Swift

17th Century England England has been fighting a bitter civil war for ten years. Abigail Chaplin, a young deaf girl, has lost her father who was fighting on the side of Parliament.With her family now in reduced circumstances, she is forced to work as a servant, but at a Royalist household - the estate of Lady Katherine Fanshawe. As well as finding her loyalties divided, Abi is soon caught up i... read more

17th Century England England has been fighting a bitter civil war for ten years. Abigail Chaplin, a young deaf girl, has lost her father who was fighting on the side of Parliament.With her family now in reduced circumstances, she is forced to work as a servant, but at a Royalist household - the estate of Lady Katherine Fanshawe. As well as finding her loyalties divided, Abi is soon caught up i... read more

Skin Deep

Anne Hjelle

‘As I look into my compact mirror hoping to see a familiar reflection, I am stunned when a stranger stares back at me. This is not the face I know so well. I am looking at the handiwork of a mountain lion; he ambushed me while I was biking in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park on January 8th, 2004. My neck sustained more than ten deep bite wounds and my mangled face was pieced together using more t... read more

‘As I look into my compact mirror hoping to see a familiar reflection, I am stunned when a stranger stares back at me. This is not the face I know so well. I am looking at the handiwork of a mountain lion; he ambushed me while I was biking in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park on January 8th, 2004. My neck sustained more than ten deep bite wounds and my mangled face was pieced together using more t... read more

The 6 Secrets of School Success

Hilary Wilce

Every child is brimming with potential.And almost every child in the world can make more of school than they do.But sometimes they get blocked by distractions and anxieties. Sometimes their energy becomes unfocussed, or they develop an ‘I don’t care’ attitude.Many, many children do less well academically than they could.And helping them realise their potential is down to you as a parent.Everyt... read more

Every child is brimming with potential.And almost every child in the world can make more of school than they do.But sometimes they get blocked by distractions and anxieties. Sometimes their energy becomes unfocussed, or they develop an ‘I don’t care’ attitude.Many, many children do less well academically than they could.And helping them realise their potential is down to you as a parent.Everyt... read more

Crusader (The Crusader Series Book 1)

Paul Bannister

1165 AD. The Third Crusade is on the horizon, and Henry II is on the throne. Young Frederick Banastre has grown up hearing about his father’s adventures in the Second Crusade. And now Frederick is being sent to court to become a steward to the young prince Richard, readying him for his own chance at glory. Frederick and Richard soon become firm friends, with the royal household their personal ... read more

1165 AD. The Third Crusade is on the horizon, and Henry II is on the throne. Young Frederick Banastre has grown up hearing about his father’s adventures in the Second Crusade. And now Frederick is being sent to court to become a steward to the young prince Richard, readying him for his own chance at glory. Frederick and Richard soon become firm friends, with the royal household their personal ... read more

Rome Unbound: Whispers of Rebellion

Christopher Lee Buckner

64 AD.It has been over a century since Caesar first landed on Britain’s shores. Now Rome has conquered the savage land, but civil unrest still prevails.Quintus Liberius Verus, a newly assigned centurion to the Ninth Legion, has been sent from Judea to take up a new post in Britain.A distinguished soldier, who rose from optio to centurian, achieving the prestigious rank of pilus prior for his w... read more

64 AD.It has been over a century since Caesar first landed on Britain’s shores. Now Rome has conquered the savage land, but civil unrest still prevails.Quintus Liberius Verus, a newly assigned centurion to the Ninth Legion, has been sent from Judea to take up a new post in Britain.A distinguished soldier, who rose from optio to centurian, achieving the prestigious rank of pilus prior for his w... read more

Charles Dickens: Compassion and Contradiction

Karen Kenyon

Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved English novelists. But who was the man behind the novels?And how did his turbulent personal life contribute to his literary genius?By the age of twelve Dickens was separated from his family when his father was sent to debtors’ prison. He was sent to work in a boot blacking factory, and had to live and walk the London streets alone. He never recovered fr... read more

Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved English novelists. But who was the man behind the novels?And how did his turbulent personal life contribute to his literary genius?By the age of twelve Dickens was separated from his family when his father was sent to debtors’ prison. He was sent to work in a boot blacking factory, and had to live and walk the London streets alone. He never recovered fr... read more

Hung Out to Die (Beldon Magna Mysteries Book 1)

Anthony Litton

Nothing much ever happens in Beldon Magna, with its friendly blend of wealthy aristocrats and country folk living in a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and fields. This is, until one cold March morning…Out walking his dog Desmond Appleby comes across what he thinks is a scarecrow in a local field.But when his dog runs back from the scarecrow with a designer shoe in his mouth, Desmond tak... read more

Nothing much ever happens in Beldon Magna, with its friendly blend of wealthy aristocrats and country folk living in a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and fields. This is, until one cold March morning…Out walking his dog Desmond Appleby comes across what he thinks is a scarecrow in a local field.But when his dog runs back from the scarecrow with a designer shoe in his mouth, Desmond tak... read more

Jane Austen and Names

Maggie Lane

For Jane Austen, Edmund was a name the represented heroism and chivalry, Maria signified heartlessness and Richard was a joke. She had a weakness for Emma and a passion for Frederick which endured from her earliest years until she bestowed it on her last, and most romantic, hero.Unlike most novelists of her period, in naming her characters Jane Austen confined herself to the names found in eve... read more

For Jane Austen, Edmund was a name the represented heroism and chivalry, Maria signified heartlessness and Richard was a joke. She had a weakness for Emma and a passion for Frederick which endured from her earliest years until she bestowed it on her last, and most romantic, hero.Unlike most novelists of her period, in naming her characters Jane Austen confined herself to the names found in eve... read more

1913: The Eve of War

Paul Ham

Christmas 1913.In Britain, people are debating a new dance called ‘the tango’.In Germany, they are fascinated by the wedding of the Kaiser’s daughter to the Duke of Brunswick. Little did they know that their world was on The Eve of War, a catastrophe that was to engulf the continent, cost millions of lives, and change the course of the century. And yet behind the scenes, the Great Powers were ... read more

Christmas 1913.In Britain, people are debating a new dance called ‘the tango’.In Germany, they are fascinated by the wedding of the Kaiser’s daughter to the Duke of Brunswick. Little did they know that their world was on The Eve of War, a catastrophe that was to engulf the continent, cost millions of lives, and change the course of the century. And yet behind the scenes, the Great Powers were ... read more

Blood Horizon

Mark Dewar

The tenth century.Cordoba, the capital of Moorish Spain, is at the centre of a power struggle in the medieval world.The city is on the brink of war with their sworn enemy, Baghdad. Its ships are only days away from setting sail on a mission that could decide the future of the whole country.That is until the Admiral of the Royal Fleet is found murdered.And soon afterwards Lieutenant Haytham, th... read more

The tenth century.Cordoba, the capital of Moorish Spain, is at the centre of a power struggle in the medieval world.The city is on the brink of war with their sworn enemy, Baghdad. Its ships are only days away from setting sail on a mission that could decide the future of the whole country.That is until the Admiral of the Royal Fleet is found murdered.And soon afterwards Lieutenant Haytham, th... read more

First Command (A Commander Steadfast Thriller Book 1)

Richard Freeman

Winter, 1941. The ambitious and headstrong Lieutenant Commander George Steadfast RNR is looking forward to captaining his first ship, the HMS Defiant. After years having to answer to commanders and captains, it’s finally Steadfast’s turn to take charge.After losing his grandmother and brother to the war, Steadfast has a personal vendetta against the Germans, and is determined to prove himself ... read more

Winter, 1941. The ambitious and headstrong Lieutenant Commander George Steadfast RNR is looking forward to captaining his first ship, the HMS Defiant. After years having to answer to commanders and captains, it’s finally Steadfast’s turn to take charge.After losing his grandmother and brother to the war, Steadfast has a personal vendetta against the Germans, and is determined to prove himself ... read more

Queens of the Ancient World

Ingrid de Haas

Everyone has heard of Cleopatra and Boudicca. But what about the other women who fought their way to power in the ancient world?The struggle for women to gain recognition within society was an issue no less important in the ancient world than the modern one. Not only was it incredibly difficult for them to earn the respect and power which their male counterparts were used to, but even those th... read more

Everyone has heard of Cleopatra and Boudicca. But what about the other women who fought their way to power in the ancient world?The struggle for women to gain recognition within society was an issue no less important in the ancient world than the modern one. Not only was it incredibly difficult for them to earn the respect and power which their male counterparts were used to, but even those th... read more

Island of the Damned

Alix Kirsta

These days, Welfare Island is a verdant, residential retreat which was renamed Roosevelt Island in 1973. But in the earlier 20th century it was notorious as the “worst and most unmanageable prison in the world”. The grotesquely misnamed Welfare Island was known to most New Yorkers as the city’s most wretched hell hole, the setting for some of the darkest episodes in the city’s history since th... read more

These days, Welfare Island is a verdant, residential retreat which was renamed Roosevelt Island in 1973. But in the earlier 20th century it was notorious as the “worst and most unmanageable prison in the world”. The grotesquely misnamed Welfare Island was known to most New Yorkers as the city’s most wretched hell hole, the setting for some of the darkest episodes in the city’s history since th... read more

Call the Lifeboat

Ray Kipling

In September 1973 Ray Kipling joined one of the most exclusive clubs in the world - the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He was one of three new trainees brought in to “strengthen the management” of the organisation. The other two were Ginger Bateman, straight from the Merchant Navy, and Louise Williams, a university graduate and a rare thing in the RNLI of the time – a woman. They were se... read more

In September 1973 Ray Kipling joined one of the most exclusive clubs in the world - the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He was one of three new trainees brought in to “strengthen the management” of the organisation. The other two were Ginger Bateman, straight from the Merchant Navy, and Louise Williams, a university graduate and a rare thing in the RNLI of the time – a woman. They were se... read more

Beach Combing

Emma Lee-Potter

Impoverished art history student Lara Rawlinson thinks she has the perfect summer all mapped out.She is spending the holidays in Cornwall, working for the dazzling film star Jago Dunlop. As Jago swans around film-sets and throws lavish parties, Lara is left entertaining his young son Alfie. Then one day, sunbathing on the beach, Lara is distracted by a brilliant surfer showing off in the waves... read more

Impoverished art history student Lara Rawlinson thinks she has the perfect summer all mapped out.She is spending the holidays in Cornwall, working for the dazzling film star Jago Dunlop. As Jago swans around film-sets and throws lavish parties, Lara is left entertaining his young son Alfie. Then one day, sunbathing on the beach, Lara is distracted by a brilliant surfer showing off in the waves... read more

Highwayman: Ironside

Micheal Arnold

England: 1655. A nation reeling from the turmoil of bloody civil war. An island in the iron grip of Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate. The forces of King Charles have been utterly defeated. The sovereign is dead, his supporters beaten, humiliated and scattered. But it is not just former Cavaliers who find themselves hounded by the new regime. Many of those who fought for Parliament have fallen fo... read more

England: 1655. A nation reeling from the turmoil of bloody civil war. An island in the iron grip of Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate. The forces of King Charles have been utterly defeated. The sovereign is dead, his supporters beaten, humiliated and scattered. But it is not just former Cavaliers who find themselves hounded by the new regime. Many of those who fought for Parliament have fallen fo... read more

The Italian Lesson

Frankie McGowan

Rachel, a once successful PR girl to a string of celebrity names, is ready for a change.Her husband, James, has just left her for another woman and she needs a fresh start.So when she is offered a new job in PR for a small travel company in Italy called ‘Roman Leave’, she takes a deep breath and says yes. It is one of the most drastic decisions she has ever made.This is Rachel's journey from f... read more

Rachel, a once successful PR girl to a string of celebrity names, is ready for a change.Her husband, James, has just left her for another woman and she needs a fresh start.So when she is offered a new job in PR for a small travel company in Italy called ‘Roman Leave’, she takes a deep breath and says yes. It is one of the most drastic decisions she has ever made.This is Rachel's journey from f... read more

Dante: An Introduction

James Burge

Dante is one of the greatest poets of all time.. His work The Divine Comedy has provided the inspiration for hundreds of later works - of which Dan Brown's thriller 'Inferno' is just one example.But what are the meanings behind his complex symbolism? 'Dante: An Introduction' is the essential concise guide to the poet's life and his enigmatic work.It provides the background to The Divine Comedy... read more

Dante is one of the greatest poets of all time.. His work The Divine Comedy has provided the inspiration for hundreds of later works - of which Dan Brown's thriller 'Inferno' is just one example.But what are the meanings behind his complex symbolism? 'Dante: An Introduction' is the essential concise guide to the poet's life and his enigmatic work.It provides the background to The Divine Comedy... read more

Game of Empires

Richard Blake

Constantinople, 617 AD.Chained up in a condemned cell, Rodi thinks it’s the last day of his life.It becomes the first.Though only fourteen, his brains and skill at forgery make him too valuable for the Roman Empire to waste on a public execution.The Lord Treasurer Alaric recruits him into a top secret security agency – his job, once trained, is to turn the tables in the Empire’s war with the s... read more

Constantinople, 617 AD.Chained up in a condemned cell, Rodi thinks it’s the last day of his life.It becomes the first.Though only fourteen, his brains and skill at forgery make him too valuable for the Roman Empire to waste on a public execution.The Lord Treasurer Alaric recruits him into a top secret security agency – his job, once trained, is to turn the tables in the Empire’s war with the s... read more

A Murder of No Account (An Eve Duncan Mystery)

Julia Underwood

London, 1940.A city is at war, and under siege. When Eve Duncan stumbles upon the body of a dead girl, she is shocked - but no one else seems very concerned. With the imminent threat of invasion by the Germans, and bombing by the Luftwaffe, no one has the time to concern themselves with the death of a Polish girl.But Eve is determined to find out what happened.As all the young men have left to... read more

London, 1940.A city is at war, and under siege. When Eve Duncan stumbles upon the body of a dead girl, she is shocked - but no one else seems very concerned. With the imminent threat of invasion by the Germans, and bombing by the Luftwaffe, no one has the time to concern themselves with the death of a Polish girl.But Eve is determined to find out what happened.As all the young men have left to... read more

Dark Ritual

Patricia Scott

Murder arrives in a small English village when the naked body of an investigative journalist, Sandra Peterson, is found stabbed to death in a crop circle. The graphic way her body has been mutilated, and the attempt to set fire to her remains, lead to a disturbing suggestion.Have the old beliefs of human sacrifice and pagan worship returned to the quiet English countryside?DCI Fowler and DC Pe... read more

Murder arrives in a small English village when the naked body of an investigative journalist, Sandra Peterson, is found stabbed to death in a crop circle. The graphic way her body has been mutilated, and the attempt to set fire to her remains, lead to a disturbing suggestion.Have the old beliefs of human sacrifice and pagan worship returned to the quiet English countryside?DCI Fowler and DC Pe... read more

Could It Be You?

Katie Kirby

Six months ago Rachel Kane was married and trying for a baby.But then her world came crashing down when she found out her husband was leaving her for another woman.Suddenly she found herself nearing thirty and living back home with her parents. No relationship, no space of her own, and struggling to make ends meet.The soap she makes and sells through market stores gets great feedback, but she ... read more

Six months ago Rachel Kane was married and trying for a baby.But then her world came crashing down when she found out her husband was leaving her for another woman.Suddenly she found herself nearing thirty and living back home with her parents. No relationship, no space of her own, and struggling to make ends meet.The soap she makes and sells through market stores gets great feedback, but she ... read more

U.G.L.Y

H. A. Rhoades

When a pharmaceutical company dumps a contaminated batch of a new tranquilizer into the Los Angeles water supply, its people are poisoned. The city is plunged into chaos. And a desperate adventure is about to begin. As violent rioting breaks out, millions are killed. Duncan Stevens narrowly escapes infection - and sets out to find his estranged family. But when he loses all trace of his childr... read more

When a pharmaceutical company dumps a contaminated batch of a new tranquilizer into the Los Angeles water supply, its people are poisoned. The city is plunged into chaos. And a desperate adventure is about to begin. As violent rioting breaks out, millions are killed. Duncan Stevens narrowly escapes infection - and sets out to find his estranged family. But when he loses all trace of his childr... read more

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Kimitoshi Ishii

I can imagine the difficulties to edit awkward Japanese-English sentences so that it took more time than expected but eventually she did fantastic work I am very appreciated. Thank you very much!!

, December 2017


Courtney Symons

Amy was up front and honest about her skills and what she'd be able to offer me while editing my novel. She gave me tons of takeaways and next steps to improve my writing, with thoughtful suggestions and even a reading list to help me enhance the world I'm trying to create in my novel. Amy was professional and pleasant, and made my first Reedsy experience a really great one. Thank you Amy!

, October 2017


Andrew Orrow

Amy is a highly approachable and professional editor whose work went above and beyond my expectations. The Quality of Amy's work is fantastic. She is detailed, specific, and coherent. The Value she charged was without a doubt the best price I could have asked for, so much so that I would absolutely recommend Amy to a first-time author and a veteran of many series. Amy's communication was cle...

, September 2017

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