Amanda Shih, Former Editor at Scholastic and Penguin, Current Freelance Editor

I’m a freelance editor and former full-time Scholastic and Penguin Random House editor of nonfiction middle grade, YA, and adult projects. I specialize in narrative nonfiction (historical, scientific, and memoir), creativity and gift books, and historical or science reference for MG readers. To see previous editorial projects, see

Meet with Amanda

Meet face-to-face, from home. Choose Zoom, Google Meet, or phone, and speak for the appointed time about your query, first page, and/or first ten pages (for longer meetings). Does not include written notes, but is a chance to have an honest discussion about your work, and to ask follow-up questions. International meetings welcomed.

Book A Written Critique

Receive insightful notes on your pages–direct to your email. No need to schedule a time to be at a computer, or even deal with technology–all you have to do is keep yourself from hitting refresh. Your critique will arrive within 24 hours of the date selected on the calendar.