Amanda Gambill

Amanda Gambill - Editor Tick

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

If it has words, I can make it better. Let me put my 14 years of copy editing, writing, and proofreading experience to work for you!

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Overview

My career in publishing began in 2004 as a marketing proofreader and copywriter at NAPA, but I achieved the bulk of my experience as a Project Editor at Wiley Publishing, known best for its "For Dummies" series. While there, I developed, edited, and managed over 20 published titles in the Consumer Technology field.

Since taking the full-time freelance plunge in 2014, I have edited and/or proofread everything from science fiction and college textbooks, to product manuals and digital advertising. I am most experienced with the CMOS, AP, and MLA style guides.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Computers & Internet
Education & Reference
Photography
Technology

Certifications

  • BA in Journalism, Indiana University

Work experience

Writer/Editor

Self-employed
February, 2014 – Present (almost 5 years)

As a full-time freelancer, I have edited and/or proofread everything from fiction and textbooks, to product manuals and website content. Most of my freelance work has been for content creation firms, but I've also copy edited and/or proofread fiction for authors preparing to self-publish or submit their work to agents. Predominant genres have been romance/erotica, science fiction, and horror.

Project Editor

Wiley Publishing
October, 2010 – January, 2014 (over 3 years)

In addition to project management (including hiring and managing freelance staff), I was also responsible for development editing and formatting manuscripts throughout the project. I also proofread and cleaned up all manuscripts after the final author review/correction process, and finalized all files at prepress.

As a Project Editor on the Consumer Technology team, I worked predominantly on technology, software, and photography titles. I've included a few of the books I edited for Wiley here in my portfolio. For a complete list, see the the Accomplishments section on my LinkedIn profile.

Publications Editor

NAPA Balkamp
July, 2004 – October, 2010 (over 6 years)

I started as the marketing proofreader for NAPA's auto parts catalogs and went on to become the marketing copywriter. I also edited layout and often reformatted pages after editing text to fill any dead space.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

HDR Photography Photo Workshop

Pete Carr, Robert Correll

Expand your artistic vision with HDR photography By artfully blending multiple exposures, you can create images with incredible detail, photos that mimic fine paintings, surrealistic imagery — once you understand the process, your options are virtually endless. This book explains the tools you need to get started and how to create high dynamic range (HDR) images. You learn to evaluate a scene,... read more

Expand your artistic vision with HDR photography By artfully blending multiple exposures, you can create images with incredible detail, photos that mimic fine paintings, surrealistic imagery — once you understand the process, your options are virtually endless. This book explains the tools you need to get started and how to create high dynamic range (HDR) images. You learn to evaluate a scene,... read more

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Complete Excel

Paul McFedries

Get the basics of Excel and then go beyond with this new instructional visual guide While many users need Excel just to create simple worksheets, many businesses and professionals rely on the advanced features of Excel to handle things like database creation and data analysis. Whatever project you have in mind, this visual guide takes you step by step through what each step should look like. V... read more

Get the basics of Excel and then go beyond with this new instructional visual guide While many users need Excel just to create simple worksheets, many businesses and professionals rely on the advanced features of Excel to handle things like database creation and data analysis. Whatever project you have in mind, this visual guide takes you step by step through what each step should look like. V... read more

The Art and Style of Product Photography

J. Dennis Thomas

High quality images sell products. Here's how you do it. From cereal boxes to billboards to photos on Amazon, product photos have a strong impact on viewers. Now you can master the secrets of effective product photography with this essential guide. Author J. Dennis Thomas guides you through the basics, from selecting the right equipment and practicing different lighting techniques to controlli... read more

High quality images sell products. Here's how you do it. From cereal boxes to billboards to photos on Amazon, product photos have a strong impact on viewers. Now you can master the secrets of effective product photography with this essential guide. Author J. Dennis Thomas guides you through the basics, from selecting the right equipment and practicing different lighting techniques to controlli... read more

Canon EOS 70D Digital Field Guide

Charlotte K. Lowrie

Get professional results with your new Canon EOS 70D, thanks to this portable guide If you want more instruction on your Canon 70D than the manual can offer you, this book is what you need. Packed with photography how-tos and no-fail formulas for getting great results, this handy guide goes above and beyond competitive digital SLR books with step-by-step techniques, professional shooting tips,... read more

Get professional results with your new Canon EOS 70D, thanks to this portable guide If you want more instruction on your Canon 70D than the manual can offer you, this book is what you need. Packed with photography how-tos and no-fail formulas for getting great results, this handy guide goes above and beyond competitive digital SLR books with step-by-step techniques, professional shooting tips,... read more

iPad 4th Generation and iPad mini Portable Genius

Paul McFedries

Everything you need to know about the newest iPads from Apple! If you have finally decided to get in the iPad game, then don't forget to pick up the iPad's must-have accessory: your own copy of iPad 4th Generation & iPad mini Portable Genius! This hip little guide is packed with easy-to-understand tips, tricks, and advice to help you get the most out of your iPad with beautiful Retina display ... read more

Everything you need to know about the newest iPads from Apple! If you have finally decided to get in the iPad game, then don't forget to pick up the iPad's must-have accessory: your own copy of iPad 4th Generation & iPad mini Portable Genius! This hip little guide is packed with easy-to-understand tips, tricks, and advice to help you get the most out of your iPad with beautiful Retina display ... read more

Digital Photography FAQs

Jeff Wignall

Straightforward, clear answers to the most commonly asked digital photography questions What's the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom? Do more megapixels equate to better photo quality? Why is there a delay after I push the shutter release button before I can take another picture? If you?ve ever asked a question concerning digital photography and wished you had a helpful resource... read more

Straightforward, clear answers to the most commonly asked digital photography questions What's the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom? Do more megapixels equate to better photo quality? Why is there a delay after I push the shutter release button before I can take another picture? If you?ve ever asked a question concerning digital photography and wished you had a helpful resource... read more

MacBook Air Portable Genius

Paul McFedries

Get the most from Apple's ultracool new MacBook Air Apple's newest MacBook Air is smaller, lighter, and more powerful than ever. And this convenient little book is loaded with tips and techniques for everything from getting started with your MacBook Air to maximizing power and battery life. Learn innovative ways to accomplish a task more efficiently, master the new features of the MacBook Air,... read more

Get the most from Apple's ultracool new MacBook Air Apple's newest MacBook Air is smaller, lighter, and more powerful than ever. And this convenient little book is loaded with tips and techniques for everything from getting started with your MacBook Air to maximizing power and battery life. Learn innovative ways to accomplish a task more efficiently, master the new features of the MacBook Air,... read more

Nikon D3200 Digital Field Guide

Alan Hess

A colorful, portable guide to all the features of Nikon's D3200 dSLR The Nikon D3200 dSLR camera is packed with fabulous features like a 24-megapixel sensor, full HD video capability with fulltime autofocus, and 4 frames-per-second continuous shooting mode. This full-color guide provides instructions for all the buttons, dials, modes, and menus plus a refresher course in photography basics. It... read more

A colorful, portable guide to all the features of Nikon's D3200 dSLR The Nikon D3200 dSLR camera is packed with fabulous features like a 24-megapixel sensor, full HD video capability with fulltime autofocus, and 4 frames-per-second continuous shooting mode. This full-color guide provides instructions for all the buttons, dials, modes, and menus plus a refresher course in photography basics. It... read more

Mac OS X Lion Portable Genius

Dwight Spivey

Shortcuts, tips, and tools for making the most of the new Mac OS X Lion Mac OS X Lion is the eagerly anticipated updated desktop operating system installed on every new Apple computer. Packed with the latest and greatest tips, tricks, and techniques for getting the most out of all that Lion has to offer, this handy guide is like having an Apple genius at your fingertips. Inside you'll find sav... read more

Shortcuts, tips, and tools for making the most of the new Mac OS X Lion Mac OS X Lion is the eagerly anticipated updated desktop operating system installed on every new Apple computer. Packed with the latest and greatest tips, tricks, and techniques for getting the most out of all that Lion has to offer, this handy guide is like having an Apple genius at your fingertips. Inside you'll find sav... read more

Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D Digital Field Guide

Rosh Sillars

All you need to know to use the latest exciting new dslr camera from Canon If you want to get great photos from Canon's new Rebel T5i/700D dslr camera, you've come to the right place. This practical book takes you step by step through each button, mode, function, and feature of the hot new Rebel T5i/700D, so you'll be able to shoot with confidence, even in challenging situations. Packed with b... read more

All you need to know to use the latest exciting new dslr camera from Canon If you want to get great photos from Canon's new Rebel T5i/700D dslr camera, you've come to the right place. This practical book takes you step by step through each button, mode, function, and feature of the hot new Rebel T5i/700D, so you'll be able to shoot with confidence, even in challenging situations. Packed with b... read more

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