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Amanda Bidnall

Amanda Bidnall Writing and Editing



I am a highly trained, versatile and multi-published writer and editor with more than a decade of experience. After earning my PhD in British and European history (Boston College), I worked as a scholar and university instructor before becoming a freelancer. 

I have more than three years’ experience as a copy, stylistic and structural/developmental editor. My clients have published:

  • novels
  • short fiction
  • academic manuscripts
  • theses and dissertations
  • textbooks
  • websites
  • web-based educational tools

I have a working knowledge of Canadian Press, Chicago, Oxford and APA styles.

As a researcher and writer, I have developed grant applications, award nominations and public-facing, high-concept case documents for a variety of clients.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Indexing
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Books, general
  • E-books
  • Fiction
  • Speeches
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites


  • Aboriginal people
  • Arts
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Europe
  • Gender studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Literature
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general