Congratulations! You just finished your manuscript.

But you’re not finished yet!

You put your blood into that thriller, sweat into that cookbook, and you cried real tears while wrestling with your memoir. You put the best of yourself into your self-help book, and mingled fact and fiction to create a compelling historical novel. And it’s great!


Now, it’s time to make it better.

I’m Amanda Pisani at A Better Book, and I’ll take your writing to a higher level. Whether you’re writing a teen romance or a business book, a commercial website or a graphic novel, I can provide the editorial services your project needs to be grammatically sound, well structured, marketable ... better!

With two decades of editorial experience, I’ve worked on every kind of book with both established authors and first-timers. Equally important, I have extensive knowledge of how the industry works. (Check out my bio!) Whether you’re seeking a traditional publishing deal or plan on self- or e-publishing, I’ll help you smooth the rough edges of your text, resulting in a polished manuscript that’s professional, forceful, and ready for the marketplace.


I offer two levels of service, and I’ll be happy to consult with you about the most appropriate approach for your book. My feedback style is positive and encouraging, and I provide the personal attention that large self-publishers don’t offer. I love getting to know my authors and working closely with them to create top-quality books of which they’re proud. Check out some references on my testimonials page.


In addition to editing your book, I’ll make sure that all the components that you want to include (such as a preface, acknowledgments, appendices, and the like) are in order and properly formatted. I can also guide you in structuring your book proposal and query letter if you are seeking agency representation, or help you navigate the choppy waters of self-publishing.


Thanks for visiting my site and taking me with you on your journey to a worldwide audience of readers. Let’s get started!


Experienced editor of:   

Fiction, including:

Short Stories




Nonfiction, including:





Health and Healing







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