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Stephanie Ahn

Harrietta Lee series

Amanda is the best editor I could have asked for. I contacted her because she seemed to have a good grasp of my genre, and she immediately proved that she understood my voice as well. She really takes the time to understand the book you’re trying to write–and isn’t that what every writer craves from an editor? She was also willing to work with me regarding payment schedules, something I really needed as a busy student. I have never regretted taking her advice, and I absolutely intend to work with her again on my next book.

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A. Coffman

Pillars of Creation series

After dealing with two different editors who didn’t hold up their end of the contract I had with them, I was at a loss and despairing over how I was going to get my book finished. Luckily I found Bear Essentials and I can now finally finish my first novel, with plans to have Amanda also help me finish my follow up novel. Communication has been fast, thorough, and reliable. The price is perfect for someone like me who is disabled and on a limited income, and Amanda has a wonderful and in-depth understanding of my voice and my material. If you want your novel to be its best I cannot recommend Amanda enough.


UpWork Client

Fiction Line & Copyediting

Amanda did a fantastic job with our editing work and turned some books around I didn't think were salvageable! I would absolutely hire her again and recommend her without reservation.


UpWork Client

Webcomic Developmental Edits

Another great experience working with Amanda! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wonderful writer, who is easy to talk to and frequently communicates (which is very important to me). Would definitely hire her again if needed in the future!


Jack DeWitt

Varian Pike mysteries

I have worked with Amanda on a number of projects from newsletters to essays and books. She knows her stuff, but more than that, she has a real sense of style. She knows what’s correct and knows what’s right. She is meticulous. I trust her judgment.


UpWork Client

Non-fiction Copyediting

Amanda is an absolutely incredible editor! She really took the time to understand what my project needed, made all necessary edits, and added in some really awesome content that matched the voice of my book. She also provided notes in certain areas that I found to be really helpful. Not only was she able to meet the deadline, but she beat it and delivered early. Amanda went above and beyond to deliver edits that exceeded my expectations. I plan to work with her in the future for all of my editing needs. I'm beyond ecstatic about the final draft of my book and cannot wait to launch it. Thank you so much, Amanda! You're the best!


UpWork Client

Paranormal Thriller

Amanda was phenomenal with my project. It was a big project but she took her time and really brought it to light. She was amazingly flexible and adaptive with my timeline and she delivered excellent quality. It's hard to find editors like her. I look forward to working with her regarding all of my books. She has a keen eye for mistakes and delivers the outcome not only beautifully, but well. She exceeded all of my expectations. Thanks, Amanda!


UpWork Client

Historical Fiction Line & Copyediting

Amanda did a fantastic job with this one! She was able to clean up the document and take it to what I originally planned before I got side-tracked and had to ask for help. She is very good with communication and deadlines. I will be hiring Amanda
for her editorial/proofreading services for the other books in this series. Thanks for a great job, Amanda.