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Amy Benson Brown, PhD

One-on-one Manuscript Development Coaching

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My Background

Since 2002, I’ve supported scholars in developing articles and books, first through Emory University and more recently through Academic Coaching & Writing. As a developmental editor, I offer feedback on manuscripts to help authors hone their arguments and find the best way to express them. I also coach authors about how to build a more productive writing process and move beyond anxiety. One of the most satisfying aspects of my work is seeing clients through the whole process from research to writing and successful publication.

I specialize in book development, and my clients have published with university presses including Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Harvard, Rutgers, University of Texas, and Indiana UP, among others.  My article clients have published with top-tier journals in History, Anthropology / Ethnography, Literature, Women’s Studies, African-American Literature, Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish Literature, Latinx Studies, Education, Nursing, and Law. 


To Learn More
Email me to set up a free 20-minute consultation to meet me and find out if working with me would be a good fit for your needs.   Email address:

For more about I coach clients moving from dissertation to book, see my recent article in the Journal of Scholarly Publishing

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"Amy transformed my entire approach to writing by making it joyous again. She turned the daunting project of book writing into something I looked forward to.  I saw every meeting with her as one step closer to my final manuscript."

--Associate Professor, Anthropology

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You will receive a digital copy of my Book Proposal Template and My Guide to Writing a Successful Book Proposal as well as join my mailing list by providing your name and email. 

You can also leave a message to inquire about a Free Consultation!

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