About Me

My name is Amy Sue Nathan aka Editor Amy.

I have been writing and editing professionally since for over twenty years, and since 2009 I have focused on editing and critiquing novel-length fiction, memoir, essays, and short stories. I also mentor and coach writers, and teach freelance writing workshops.

I have been a freelance reader for literary agents, offering feedback on the manuscripts in their slush pile.

I have worked with traditionally published authors, self-published authors, and aspiring authors as well as freelance writers.

My debut novel, The Glass Wives, was published by St. Martin’s Griffin in May 2013 and my second novel, The Good Neighbor, was published by St. Martin’s Griffin in October 2015. My third novel, Left To Chance, will be published by St. Martin’s Griffin in 2017.

My stories and essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Writer’s Digest, Motherlode, On Parenting,  The Huffington Post, Chicago Parent, Grey Sparrow Journal, Rose and Thorn Journal, Scribblers On The Roof, The Verb, Hospital Drive Journal and The Stone Hobo in addition to over twenty national and regional publications. I’ve been fortunate to contribute to four amazing writing sites, Writer Unboxed, Beyond The Margins,  The Book Pregnant Blog, and Girlfriends Book Club. I served as Secretary for the RWA-WF chapter, and a contributor to the Writer Unboxed newsletter. I was a member of the 2013 class at The Debutante Ball blog.

I edit for Writer’s Digest as well as private clients, like you! I teach workshops in writing, social media, and publishing.

I’ve been blogging on my own since 2006 and launched Women’s Fiction Writers in March 2011. WFW is a blog dedicated to the authors, books, and craft of women’s fiction.

I was born and raised in Philadelphia and am a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. The Chicago area has been my home since 1999. My kids are grown, which means I have more time to edit (with a dog close by)!