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Greater Seattle Area

With twenty-seven years of experience in the book publishing industry, Seattle-based editor Amy Smith Bell offers a comprehensive range of editorial services. Clients are typically trade or scholarly book publishers, small to midsize independent presses, nonprofit organizations, and indie authors. Amy specializes in historical scholarship as well as fiction and trade nonfiction (including the environment, health, humor, memoir, parenting, spirituality, and travel). Other interests include art, culture, current events / politics, and women.

Services include editorial consulting, substantive and developmental editing, copyediting, project management, proofreading, and writing. Selected clients: Beacon Press, Houghton Mifflin Company, Marquand Books, Mountaineers Books, Oxford University Press, Random House, Sasquatch Books, Stanford University Press, Ten Speed Press, the University of California Press, and the University of Washington Press.

copyediting, developmental editing, project management, proofreading, substantive editing, writing
academic works, articles/essays, books (fiction), books (nonfiction), proposals/query letters, reference works
arts/leisure, biography/memoir, children/young adult, environment/nature, food/cooking, gardening, health/medicine, history, human/social sciences, humanities, literary fiction, mystery/thriller, religion/spirituality, science fiction/fantasy, self-help, travel
AP (Associated Press), Chicago (The Chicago Manual of Style), MLA (Modern Language Association)
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