I'll help you tell your story your way

 while respecting your voice. 

 

Hello there!

I'm Amma, owner and editor here at Amma Edits, LLC. I've been editing books since 2009, even though I didn't make it an official business until 2013. I've drafted several unpublished novels, so I understand what it means to put work into drafting a book. I also understand the fear and uncertainty that comes with preparing to trust that work to an editor. Will they change my story? Will I like their changes? Will they understand my story and what it means to me? Will we work well together?

 

My goal as your editor is to help you bring out the best in your book. Together we will bring forth a story that captivates and inspires your readers. I am known to take the roughest drafts and turn them into polished, beautiful stories. Let me know how I can be of service to you!

How it all Began...

Sometime in October 2008, I started an online magazine for African women called Afrikan Goddess Magazine.
 
The magazine highlighted the achievements of female African humanitarians across the world.
 
As one of the first few publishers of its kind, I got to profile trendsetting women like Mariama Mounir Camara-Petrolawicz, co-founder and president of There is No Limit Foundation; MacDella Cooper, founder of MacDella Cooper Foundation and 2017 presidential candidate of Liberia; Noella Coursaris Musunka, model and Founder of Malaika Foundation; and several others.
I ran the magazine successfully for 5 years, managing a team of 3-4 writers. 
Alongside the magazine, I also worked full-time as a corporate paralegal and research editor in Washington, DC. 
 
I also served as staff editor for OnPoint Newsletter, a National Capital Area Paralegal Association publication.
In 2012, I accepted my first project as a book editor to raving reviews from both the author and her readers. That project led to more projects. 
 
In October 2013, I moved to Georgia thinking I was going to easily find work as a paralegal.
That didn't happen...
I was encouraged to fend for myself by turning what was then a side hustle into a full-time business opportunity.
By January 2014, I had thrown myself fully into my new role as a freelance book editor. 
The rest...as they say...is history!
My combined experience as an editor, publisher, and storyteller has been beneficial to my clients because I bring a diverse set of skills to each project. In addition to polishing their stories, I am also able to point them to the places where their stories will be accepted and allowed to shine. When you choose to work with Amma Edits, you will work directly with me as your editor. I offer personal one-on-one service and dedicate my time and efforts to ensuring that your story is exactly what you envision it to be. If this is what you've been looking for, then you're in the right place, and I look forward to helping you tell your story.