I'm an editor dedicated to working with independent authors! If you're working with a small press or self-publishing, I want to help your projects really shine. 🧸

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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 Harrietta Lee: Bloodbath

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 Unlikely Heroes

After dealing with two different editors who didn’t hold up their end of our contract, I was at a loss and despairing over how I was going to get my book finished. [...] I cannot recommend Bear enough.


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



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