Amanda is an amazing woman and an awesome editor. The first time we worked together we had to cut 19,000 words out of my manuscript. She did it seamlessly. She tightened up the structure without losing any of the meaning and it was a far better book when she was done.  If you are thinking of hiring her for your editing project, believe me you will be very glad you did. I have worked with many other editors over the years and Amanda is by far my favorite. She is an incredible wordsmith and excellent editor. She delivers projects on time and really works with you. She is the best!

—Susan Gregg, author of The Toltec Way

Having worked with countless writers and editors for more than two decades in trade book publishing, I can say with complete confidence that Amanda Pisani is a rare gem among editors—her work is incisive, focused, committed, and thoughtful. She is also a pleasure to work with, and is the kind of colleague who takes burdens off your shoulders. Her ideals and integrity are as strong as her work ethic. I recommend her with total enthusiasm to writers, agents, and publishing professionals.

—Mitch Horowitz, editor in chief, Tarcher/Penguin, and PEN Award-winning author of Occult America

In my field—food and recipes—attention to detail is critical. Amanda’s contributions to my editorial team are invaluable. Her work on Hungry Girl’s daily e-mails, website, cookbooks, and columns is thorough and fast, and she understands how to merge the conventions of traditional editorial style with the casual writing style and voice of the brand. She’s totally Hungry Girl Approved!  

—Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl, author of 300 Under 300: 300 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dishes Under 300 Calories 

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Amanda with five different publishers and a multitude of books ranging from pet care to comparative religion. (In other words, she’s incredibly versatile and can edit any topic.) Amanda is my ideal editor. She makes my books better, but allows me to write in my own voice. She cleans up grammar, balances sentences, improves organization, checks the facts, and does it all with good humor and patience.  Her eye is sharp, her taste unequalled, and her enthusiasm is infectious. She is also a really good listener.

—Diane Morgan, author of The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religion; Magical Tarot, Mystical Tao; The Basset Hound Owner’s Survival Guide; The Beagle

Despite the fact that I was a produced playwright and published journalist I found Amanda’s literary expertise and guidance extremely beneficial. Amanda served as a resource in critiquing my novel as well as in creating an outstanding proposal to secure an agent and help market my book. Her help in these areas was worth far more than she charged me. Amanda went above and beyond, and I have recommended her to others without reservation.  

—Jens Michael Hussey, author of Plastic Phoenix

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