Amy is my go-to editor and proofreader whenever we need our prose polished and reviewed. She consistently edits and proofreads Cassia publications, including the annual gratitude report, newsletters, articles and our weekly StandUP scripts, which reflect the culture of the entire organization. Amy instinctively comprehended our goals with StandUP and other publications and judiciously adds just the right changes to make sentences and paragraphs not only flow, but shine. Everyone who works with Amy benefits from her insights and talent — and we are so much better for it.
— Jenna Zark
Director of Communications at Cassia
Amy Martin’s developmental editing expertise transformed my 110K stream-of-consciousness true account of making a precarious 1700-mile Mississippi River expedition into a riveting and eminently readable manuscript, which is now my first book. Absolutely recommend!
— Erich Mische, author of Hope on the River and Director of Spare Key, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families facing a medical crisis avoid adding a financial crisis to their lives
Amy is a talented writer with a fresh and innovative voice. I managed her (and other contractual writers) for a large-scale picture book project. Amy wrote over a dozen manuscripts for us. We kept asking her to write more — she was that good! She knew how to develop a story, engage the reader, and really helped bring our branded characters to life. She always met her deadlines, was receptive to feedback, and communicated her progress through email. She is a talented professional that fully understands the publishing/writing world.
— Janessa Martin, Senior Content and Curriculum Developer for Fly Five at Center for Responsive Schools
I can point to Amy Martin as the most important person in my decision to write and publish books. She gave me the courage to move forward when I thought getting published was a pipe dream. Her guidance has been and continues to be invaluable. Amy provides honest advice on how to navigate the rough waters of publishing as only a veteran of the industry can. Plus, she gives you the straight scoop on your own work while encouraging you all the way. She is my most trusted advisor when it comes to the topic of publishing, so my advice to you is… hire her TODAY!
— Jim Harold, creator of the Paranormal Podcast, Jim Harold’s Campfire, and author of True Ghost Stories: Campfire 1, 2, 3, 4 + 5, (All Kindle #1 Supernatural Bestsellers)
When I met Amy Martin I was about half way through the process of writing my autobiography. I was discouraged and about give it up. She asked me to send her a chapter. I did. Her response was, “Keep writing, because you really have something!” Her encouragement was inspirational.
I now have a published book. I could not —I would not — have completed my book, The Ugly One in the Middle, had it not been for her encouragement and wise advice along the way. Amy Martin’s superb knowledge and experience was what this aspiring author needed. Amy Martin is streetwise and “book smart.”
— Stan Campbell, creator of Trucker Radio and author of The Ugly One in the Middle
I am not sure that Amy understands how much she impacted my life. When I gave her the synopsis of Anatomy of a Haunting, it was she who insisted that I write it. It was Amy who gave my synopsis to her agent to sell it, and when that didn’t work out, she stepped in and helped me get my manuscript in shape to query a publisher.
When all that was done… she found a publisher that loved my book. I know that whatever she does, she will make an impact on the lives she touches.
— Lee Strong, author of Anatomy of a Haunting
Amy Martin is insightful, intelligent, and experienced. In the journey that we shared in creating my book, Amy guided the process that ultimately made my book the best that it could be. I am forever grateful for her many gifts and any author would be blessed and wise to hire her.
— Carol J. Murto, author of Soul Awareness: A Spiritual Awakening to Self–Knowledge and Healing
I am in the process of completing my first book, which undoubtedly would have never made it past the dream stage if it weren’t for Amy and her professional help. As a completely unknown author, I had several mountains to climb as well as staying motivated about the project after more than a couple years of struggling.
Amy was and is an incomparable source of knowledge, help, and support — at times, she was my prime motivator. Throughout my entire five-year project, she always seemed to remember what phase I was in and looked ahead as to how she could be of help when I was ready for my next step. I will never be able to place a value on Amy’s help, on what she has done for my project and my newfound belief that there actually are people on this earth that really do care about another person’s success. Thank you, Amy, for everything.
—Gary Gillespie, author of Chronicles of the Unexplained
Amy Martin gave me astute and excellent advice on marketing and publishing my tween fiction book The Beat on Ruby’s Street. She had an immediate grasp of the audience I was trying to reach, the kind of book I was writing and the historical era I was writing about. I consulted with her several times during my writing process and the responses always helped me to be more aware, more connected to what I was doing and more energized about my writing and publishing journey.
I would highly and unequivocally recommend Amy’s services to anyone who is writing or considering writing a book— of any genre and for any age and audience.
— Jenna Zark, author of The Beat on Ruby’s Street
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