Book Editing Services
The outstanding contribution you
made to this book is beyond words. Thank you for hanging in there even through our resistance.
We are proud of this work and very much appreciate your partnership in
Ed Oakley and Doug Krug
Nina is one of
those editors who can improve what you have written without losing any of the essence. I came
to trust her so much that I would not even go back to my original to check it. Sales of the
book she helped me publish in 1997 have reached around 75,000 worldwide and are still rising.
Good editing sells books! I highly recommend her work.
Radical Forgiveness, Making Room for the
In editing my
book, Parenting With Love, Without Anger or Stress, Nina did more than edit; she taught. She
helped me find my own style and voice. That means a lot to a
Parenting With Love, Without
Anger or Stress
There is an old
saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Nina entered my writing life
exactly when I needed her. I thought I was a good writer when I began my book. Nina dispelled
that myth early on and taught me the difference between writing and rambling. She took pages
and pages of blather I gave her, condensed it, made it easier to read and taught me how a book
should be written. If I hang around Nina long enough I hope become a legitimate author
Anatomy of a Residential Real
Our manuscript was lacking in a way we just couldn't put our finger on
until we found Nina. We tried other editors and got no where. Nina is the ultimate master at
editing! Next time we will start with her knowing our manuscript will be taken care of the
right way! We had the academic and clinical knowledge to write our boo k , but we lacked the
finesse with words to bring our manuscript alive. She is a true master with words! Nina
skillfully helped us turn an okay book into a masterpiece while, at the same time, helping us
feel good about the process! She is , no doubt , the best editor yet! Without her
professional editing services, we ended up with a book we can market and be proud of. Without
Nina, we would never have been able to publish our book!
Stephen L. Braveman, M.A., L.M.F.T.,
CPR for Your Sex
Nina worked really hard on analyzing and editing my book and put
it into a form that helped it get picked up by a major publishing house. I really appreciated
her dedication, persistence, talent, skill, teaching, discernment, and professionalism. I know
that I've grown as a writer as well and will be a better and more-readable author because of
the experience of working with Nina.
John C. Robinson,
Ordinary Enlightenment and Finding Heaven
capacities as an editor assisted me in fully giving life to my ideas. Her ability to
strengthen my writing voice and weave together my thoughts into a more cohesive whole made a
tremendous difference in the quality of my book.
Founding director of Natural Rhythms Institute, author of Natural
Rhythms: Connect the Creational Dance of Your Life to the Pulse of the
I was quite
happy with Nina Amir's work. She edited my book and improved it immensely.
21 Templates that Run Your World: Keys to Unlocking Your Success in
Business, Love & Money
If you were to ask me who Nina Amir
is personally or what her favorite color is, I wouldn’t know. I met her over the
telephone waves with Colin Tipping. He recommended her to me when I submitted a poor attempt
at a chapter for his newest book Forgiving Your
Parents. I had never picked up a pen to write anything more then a birthday card before,
even though I had the desire to do so my whole
At first she seemed to have a true
editor’s sharp eye for the technicalities of writing, grammar, punctuation, cohesiveness of
content, and so on. But, as I stuck it out with her, her true commitment to clear
communication made a huge difference in my final submission. Over the six months or so
that I worked with her, she stretched me and my creative abilities to the
She used her technical knowledge of language
together with her intuition and sensitivities to bring out of me and to guide me to write
what was really in my heart. Because of her gifts and abilities, my submission to Colin’s book
will be able to make a difference in the lives of many people.
I completed a series of coaching and editing
sessions with Nina Amir, and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome.As a new author, my
work needed quite a bit of polishing, and I found Nina's evaluation of my manuscript and her
constructive feedback invaluable in showing me the areas where my writing needs to improve.
Her comments and lessons were all instructional and enlightening and have given me some
significant new skills and tools with which to shape my future work. I found the whole
experience a productive, enjoyable and worthwhile exercise.
As a novice author, I found it very easy to
work with Nina Amir. Her experience in the field of writing was very much appreciated. She did
an excellent job of editing my work and making my words come alive. She both challenged me and
taught me new skills in the art of writing and actively sought to understand what I was trying
to say and express to my readers. If you are looking for someone with both patience and skill,
then Nina is who you want working with and for you.
Bella Rose Fontaine
Nina Amir helped me expand my writing, making
it easier to understand and much more complete in its meaning. The finished piece is MUCH
better because of Nina's support and expertise!
to Nina Amir for her thoughtful article on changing schools. It is nice to be interviewed and
quoted in such a professional and articulate way. As a principal, I have received many
comments on this article and shall keep it as a reference for concerned parents. I also
appreciate the respectful way one of my students was interviewed and quoted.
Principal, Rogers Middle School
, San Jose , CA
Nina Amir is a joy to work with – a
strong reporter and writer who meets deadlines, works independently and has enthusiasm for
any topic she tackles.
Editor, Bay Area Parent
enjoyed working with Nina and was pleased with the work she did for
Managing Editor, The
Daily Herald, Tri-Cities Edition, St. Charles ,
I first hired
Nina Amir Amir as a freelance writer in 1988. Her work was professional, her interaction with
interviewees exceptional, and her adherence to deadlines unswerving – and I found myself
retaining her month after month for all of the magazine's most important feature articles.
Then, when I accepted a position as editor-in-chief of a national retail trade publication, I
brought Nina along with me as one of my premier writers. She authored many, many articles over
my 10-year tenure with the magazine. I am now senior editor of another national magazine, and Nina is,
once again, one of my regular – and finest – writers. I expect we will be working together for
many years to come!
Senior Associate Editor, Chain
Store Age, New York , NY
Proposal and General Consulting Services
Amir's proposal for a nonfiction book about the shootings at Virginia Tech is first
rate! Concise, to-the-point and, the bottom line, just the sales tool I needed to
sell my client's book.
Nina’s proposals have been thorough, concise,
and professional. Personally, I’ve seen two of her
proposals and ultimately signed on both projects. In
each case, I asked the author who did their proposal so that I could use their editor as a
referral. Good proposals are greatly appreciated by agents and have a much better chance of an
agent offering representation.
Nina Amir has done an outstanding job in
editing my query letter and proposal. She has taken material that was somewhat dry and given
it substance and vitality. Not only did she edit, but she consulted and gave advice as to how
to make my work more readable. She also provided valuable direction when I needed help with my
manuscript . I would recommend her to anyone looking for an editor for their writing or for
someone who can help them navigate the query and proposal stages of book publishing.
Mildred L. Brown,
CPR for Your Sex
As a reporter, my definition of a good editor
is someone who makes your work better. Nina Amir definitely fits the bill. Her knowledge of
the business and how to write proposals helped me tremendously in crafting and improving mine.
Nina demands that your proposal be the best it can be. That means that agents will only see
your best work, which is why it is worth hiring her.
Reporter/Author, Arizona Daily Star
We Will Prevail: The Story of a Virginia Tech Survivor and How to Prevent Future
(Note: Rob obtained an agent the first time he sent out his proposal!
He reported to CWC that he sent his proposal out to two agents, both of whom commented on the
superb quality of his proposal – and both of whom were interested in his book! Later, when he chose
to change agents, he was asked by his new agent who had helped him with his proposal; that agent
began referring writers to Amir.)
United Parenting Publications' Best Practices Award for a Local Feature Article, “The
Ins and Outs of Changing Schools,” January 2004, Bay Area Parent.
2005 National Novel Writing Month Winner