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Amy Lemley

Agent: Jane Dystel

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States


Amy Lemley has worked in every facet of publishing, writing and editing for
newspapers, newsletters, magazines, catalogs, advertising, books, and the
Internet, for both general and specialized audiences. Through Amy Lemley
Communications, she offers not only overall concept and identity development but
also editorial services including marketing and Web content writing, copyediting,
line editing, proofreading, and critique to a national client base. Graphic and web
design are also available.

As a contract publisher, she has produced effective newsletters and magazines
designed to position clients as leaders in their fields by enhancing credibility and
accentuating accomplishment.

Scientists, psychologists, doctors, professors, and other professionals have turned
to Amy Lemley to transform their complex technical material into lively, informative
prose. A seasoned book editor, Lemley has worked closely with many published
authors, including a best-selling nonfiction writer, a preeminent art historian, a law
school dean, and an internationally renowned environmental scientist. Lemley is
also an established book collaborator and a highly trained developer of book
proposals. One of her books was featured in Reader's Digest; another was selected
for the Doubleday, Literary Guild, and Book-of-the-Month clubs; a third was
excerpted in a prestigious anthology.

As a freelancer, she has written for Newsweek, Nutrition Science News,
Environment & Climate News, and other publications.

After getting her start as a newspaper reporter, Lemley worked as a freelance book
editor for several New York publishers and later as a copy editor for a leading
wellness publisher. At 25, she was named editor in chief of Albemarle, a regional
lifestyle magazine. Later, she became a columnist for the Charlottesville Observer.
She established Amy Lemley Communications in 1992.

Interests: Creativity, Relationships, Psychology, Health, Environment, Ghostwriting, Collaboration, Book Proposals, Direct Mail, Web Content, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Antiques, Vintage Clothing, Gardening, Travel, History

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Beyond Shyness: How to Conquer Social Anxieties
  • The Far Country: Life after Kathy
  • The Can-Do Eating Plan for Overweight Kids and Teens
  • All the Riches of Job: A True Story of Success and What Came After
  • The Dream Sourcebook: A Guide to the Theory and Interpretation of Dreams
  • Work Makes Me Nervous: How to Conquer Social Anxieties
  • The Dream Sourcebook Journal
  • The Dream Sourcebook and Journal (Gift Edition)