Amanda is the Staff Copy Editor and a contributing writer for How-To Geek and its sister sites, Review Geek, and LifeSavvy. She un-splits our infinitives and lets us know when our participles are dangling. She has a bachelor’s in journalism from Indiana University.
Amanda began her career in publishing as a marketing copy editor and copywriter at NAPA in 2004. She also wrote freelance features and editorials for several Indianapolis newspapers and weeklies.
At Wiley Publishing (home of the iconic Dummies brand), Amanda was a Development Editor and Project Lead on dozens of educational and How-to books. She predominantly worked on the Portable Genius and Digital Field Guide series, which thoroughly dissected every Apple product that starts with “i,” as well as photography techniques, cameras, and Microsoft and Apple software.
As a full-time freelancer, Amanda has edited everything from dystopian and horror fiction to blog posts and college textbooks. She was the copy editor for the 2019 editions of The Professional Portfolio series on Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator. In addition to her work in news, she’s written product descriptions, entertainment reviews, book jacket copy, website text, and how-to articles.
In her spare time, Amanda edits the occasional fiction novel for select clients and writes creepy stories that have absolutely nothing to do with technology.
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