"If you are sitting on a project and not making much progress, Amy is the answer. I worked with her for four months and my book was accepted by the top press in my discipline. Amy does three key things. First, she helps you understand that the goal is to move your manuscript to the next level. Second, she knows how to get you there by helping you set aside your imposter syndrome and set aside your perfectionism.
--Associate Professor, PhD Political Science
“This book would not have happened without Amy Brown, (in perhaps what was my most important internet conquest to date), who provided the steady hand, brilliant insights, and ability to take my energy from a 7 to an 11.”
---Education and Public Policy Scholar
I’ve had a wonderful experience working with Amy on a range of projects including my book
proposal, three chapters, and a journal article to date. Further, she has gone beyond a traditional
writing coach and provided much-needed mentorship during my pre-tenure process. As evidence
of Amy’s impact, during the period I worked with her, I received a perfect annual departmental
evaluation largely due to the highly regarded submission of my book proposal. While I have
worked with editors and writing groups in past, I’ve found Amy’s coaching process to be
invaluable because she takes a broad approach that ultimately results in better writing, better
progress, and, I feel, a better state-of-mind. Each session covers functional content revisions with
a high level of theoretical engagement, planning and goal setting, strategic career guidance, and
mentoring. Her respectful and encouraging tone makes the sessions approachable even during
the most intense weeks. I initially came to Amy for help with a book proposal and to kick-off a
few chapters, but I’ve stayed with her because I am investing in my career in the academy; I
truly believe that our sessions are propelling my career forward by increasing the clarity, interest,
and significance of my written work.
--Assist. Prof. of Architecture and Urban Design
"Amy was an invaluable source of expertise in my transition from journal article writing to book writing. Her approach to everything from helping me think about big-picture issues to the mechanics of conveying a specific point was always spot-on. I also appreciated her warm and cheerful encouragement."
-- Associate Professor of Sociology
"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