Amanda is a book editor, story shaper, content strategist, and writing consultant with over eleven years’ experience. First at Viking then at Little, Brown and Company and most recently as a freelance editor, she’s worked closely with a range of acclaimed and award-winning authors, such as Allan Lichtman and Chigozie Obioma. Over the years, Amanda’s written content for an assortment of online and print outlets, too, including DailyCandy; ELLEgirl; Lola, a women's magazine published by The Boston Globe; Prevention; Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus; Variety; and WP BrandStudio, the in-house branded content division of The Washington Post.
As an editor, what excites Amanda is the chance to nourish blossoming talent, strengthen voice, polish prose, and help elevate projects big and small to extraordinary heights. She’s passionate about the fiction and nonfiction stories we tell, and about finding ways to tell them even better—together—through collaboration, conversation, and creative language. When she’s not working with students on shaping their stories, talents, and undertakings, you’ll find Amanda editing behind the scenes in the literary world or worshiping at its feet as a reader.
After a decade plus of residing in NYC, Amanda currently divides her time between the City and Massachusetts, where she was born and raised. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University, where she earned her bachelor’s in English as well as double minors in Art History and Communications and Media Studies.