Need a better editor?

I have eleven years of editing experience and hundreds of satisfied clients. From first-time authors to authors with a hundred books under their belts, I’ve been delivering edits that are on-time, on-budget, and exceed expectations for every single client since 2006.

A good editor helps you to do more than tackle those troublesome commas and pesky em-dashes. Quality editing is about producing a book that an author can be proud of for years to come. A book with quality editing will help you to acquire new fans and those crucial five-star reviews we all love to see on Amazon.

(This website was edited using The Chicago Manual of Style.)

Editing Services

Editing Services You Can Afford with the High Quality Advice and Experience You Need


Editing Styles

  • The Chicago Manual of Style
  • AP Stylebook
  • The Gregg Reference Manual
  • and more, including house styles


  • Developmental Editing
  • Line Editing
  • Book Coaching
  • Copyediting and Proofreading
  • Business and Website Editing

Industry Experience

  • Johns Hopkins Univ. Press
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
  • Hundreds of Self-Published Authors
  • Marketing and Ad Agencies


  • Microsoft Word
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • InDesign and Photoshop
  • WordPress, Drupal, HTML, CSS, & More

You've Tried Cheap. You've Tried Expensive. Now You Can Choose the RIGHT Editor for Your Job.

Editors rarely deliver on their promises due to their wild pricing strategies. If you go too cheap, your copy is full of errors. Go too expensive, and you wonder where all that money went when your book turned out just “okay”. I have eleven years of experience delivering edits of exceptional quality and fulfilling my promises to my clients at prices that enable them to continue to get the editing they need done for their books. You no longer have to waste time or money on edits that didn’t hit the mark. Don’t be shy, feel free to get in touch for a complimentary five-page sample edit.


I wholeheartedly endorse Amanda as the perfect editor for any first time writer…Once I chose Amanda as my editor, she was timely with her edits and actually finished ahead of schedule. Not only was she timely, she was thorough. Almost every single page of my manuscript has multiple comments… I want to create a professional, well planned and written novel that readers will actually enjoy from the first page onward. Amanda ensured I am on the path to accomplishing that goal. When my second draft is finished, I will be a happy and grateful returning customer to her editing services.” 

Christopher Tavenor


“Amanda is worth her weight in gold!”

Sherri Moore


“Amanda understands the author’s mind. Her editing preserved the narrative voice while improving the clarity and quality of my story. I found the process of working with her professional and enjoyable.”

Calvin Demmer


Amanda performed terrific work with a difficult manuscript for a novel that presented a variety of challenges in terms of language, detail, consistency, and even punctuation. She was thorough and sensitive to nuances in the text, and solved problems where others might have created them.

John Simmons


Amanda Slaybaugh has eleven years of experience editing genre fiction and working with business owners within the publishing industry and as a freelancer. In her increasingly rare spare time, she enjoys churning out word count on her own genre novels, studying various combat sports, and planning future writing projects. She is a member of The Editorial Freelancer’s Association.