Literary Editing

‘Amanda’s critical eye and professional guidance were invaluable to me. Her interventions were highly effective and communicated in a sensitive and respectful way. It was essential for me to have my poems supervised by someone who has a deep love for poetry. Being an established poet herself meant that her advice was always relevant. It proved a huge asset to me on this project. I highly recommend her as an editor.’ Shane Martin, Author, poet and psychologist, October 2019

‘Amanda Bell has done wonders in this anthology, picking up all the themes and voices of the Hibernian well-lit room of imagination.’ – Thomas McCarthy, poet

‘Amanda was general editor of the poetry anthology The Lion Tamer Dreams of Office Work. She is a committed professional and I would highly recommend her service.’ –Maurice Devitt, Chair of the Hibernian Writers’ Group, June 2015

Workshops for children

‘Amanda’s workshops are suitable for children of all ages and abilities. Her interactive sessions are educational and entertaining,  complementing many areas of the Irish curriculum.  Art and crafts activities further enhance the experience, and students and teachers benefit enormously from participation. The feedback here in Stillorgan Library has been very positive, and we will definitely invite her back again soon.’ – Carmel Kelly, Librarian, Stillorgan Library, 2018

‘Amanda’s visit, and the fascinating, educational and fun nature of her talk was thoroughly enjoyed by all the children present, and the interactions during the morning provided the children with a wonderful opportunity to learn from Amanda, a celebrated author, a marvellous opportunity which the children utilised and appreciated. All in all, the visit provided an enriching cultural experience for the children, an event which the library was delighted to host.’ – Alan Dunne, Librarian, Donabate-Portrane Community Library, 2018


‘Thanks again for an excellent job. The index is a huge addition to the book and one that brings it to life in an essential way for our readers.’ – Tony Daly, co-ordinator of 80:20 Development in an Unequal World, October  2016

‘Amanda compiled a thorough index at very short notice and yet remained 100 per cent on schedule. She couldn’t have been more helpful in response to queries, and far exceeded the original brief in her attention and commitment to getting the job on time. I am very happy to recommend her services.’ – Fiona Dunne, Managing Editor, Irish Academic Press / Merrion Press

Editing and Proofreading

‘Amanda’s input was invaluable in streamlining our copy to ensure that all salient points were presented to their best advantage within the prescribed word-count.’ – Kate Hogan, Executive Assistant, Technopath (finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year Award)

‘Her editing work is professional, efficient and of a high standard. Her contribution to my final work was excellent, and I would strongly recommend her to anyone who needs good a editor/proofreader for their academic text. You can contact me on wangyy@tcd.ie for further details.’ – Dr Ying Yun Wang, June 2013

‘Amanda Bell has worked as a proofreader of reports for Fitzpatrick Associates for several years. Her work is efficient and professional, and she always delivers on schedule.’ – Dr Jim Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick Associates Economic Consultants, 2015