Because Amy Fontinelle is a writer who is also an editor, she understands the process of creating publishable material from both sides of the desk. She has been a professional copy editor for more than ten years and is known for her relentless attention to detail and her honest, thoughtful suggestions for improvement.

Amy has extensive experience editing and formatting corporate documents; public policy research papers, working papers, and articles; academic journal articles; finance articles; and blog posts. Her responsibilities as an editor have included substantive editing, copy editing, proofreading, fact checking, monitoring for plagiarism, verifying the accuracy of mathematical calculations, and adapting writing to AP style, Chicago style, AEA style, or Oxford style and to in-house style guidelines.

Amy has also copy edited or proofread books on subjects ranging from public housing to South African politics. She has edited single-author, co-authored, and multiauthor books ranging in length from 65,000 to 120,000 words on schedules ranging from three to six weeks. In addition to editing the text and front matter, she has also edited author-date citations, endnotes, footnotes, reference lists, and bibliographies.

Amy specializes in the following editing services:

-Copy editing

-Substantive editing


-Book manuscript editing

-Academic journal editing and formatting (whole issues or individual articles)

-Copy critique

-Editing for writers who speak English as a second language

If you need an editing service you don’t see listed here, just ask!