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If you're an independent author looking for an editor who can help you bring your project to the next level, whether you're going to self-publish or whether you're looking for agents, then you've come to the right place! 🧸

Developmental edits and copyediting

for fantasy, sci-fi, LGBT, & horror/thriller writers

See what other people have said about working with me before!

Have a question before we get started? These FAQs should help.

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Jack DeWitt, author of the Varian Pike series

[...] She knows what’s correct and knows what’s right. She is meticulous. I trust her judgment.

Stephanie Ahn, author of the Harrietta Lee series

Amanda is the best editor I could have asked for. [...] I have never regretted taking her advice, and I absolutely intend to work with her again on my next book.

A. Coffman, author of Marble & Moonlight

[...] I cannot recommend Amanda enough.


Bear Essentials Editing is Amanda Rutter (writing as A.r. Rutter), a freelance editor living in the Boston area.



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