Amanda Silva makes every manuscript she touches better. She demonstrates respect for voice and style while thoughtfully and skillfully guiding authors through the process of revising and polishing their work.

~ Joan Leggitt, Founding Editor, Twisted Road Publications

Amanda Silva is a surgeon-like editor who uses a tender scalpel to improve writers’ work. She, unlike so many, never imposes herself upon the art, but does what is necessary to bring out an author’s voice and actualize a writer’s potential.

Mathieu Cailler, Author of Loss Angeles

Amanda is a stunning writer of creative nonfiction. Her essay “Doll Baby” is about sisterhood, childhood, life. Check out her newest work and more about Amanda at her website. (I’m a particular fan of “Trouper,” her essay about childhood, control, and learning from her mama, in biostories).

Katherine Scott Crawford, Author of Keowee Valley


Amanda Silva is a pleasure to work with. She is the consummate professional editor: skilled, talented, and committed to excellence.

~ Pat Spears, author of It’s Not Like I Knew Her and Dream Chaser


Amanda Forbes Silva is an enormously talented writer, a razor-sharp editor and a gifted teacher, all talents she has shared with me along my personal journey as a writer.  Even more importantly, she carries her impressive portfolio with a sly humor, a gentle humility, and a generous heart.  She has been nothing less than the essential “go to” in my career.

~ John MacIlroy, Co-Author, Not Exactly Rocket Scientists and Other Stories