Beth Lee-De Amici, PhD
Beth is a published author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and is in the process of revising her first novel, a humorous paranormal thriller. Beth holds a PhD in Music (historical musicology) from the University of Pennsylvania and the professional certificate in editing from UC Berkeley Extension. She also has formal training in creative writing and screenwriting, and is currently taking a course in indexing. All told, Beth has nearly twenty years’ experience as a writer and as an evaluator of others’ writing, mostly in her prior capacity as a university instructor, in which she taught courses in music history and music research techniques.
Since 2018, Beth has been working as a freelance editor and ghostwriter, and from 2018 to early 2022 she served as a judge in the Ink & Insights literary competition. She joined the Editorial Freelancers Association in 2020, and her recent editing experience includes a novella with elements of magical realism and science fiction, a feature film script, and an inspirational self-help book. Institutional clients include Clemson University Press.
When editing fiction, Beth prefers to work on science fiction, fantasy, mystery/thriller/suspense, and historical fiction. Beth is also highly qualified to work on nonfiction manuscripts, especially in the fields of music, musicology, ethnomusicology, history, and medieval studies, but she also can work with literary criticism, film, visual and performing arts, anthropology, and travel.
Years in the field: 20
Years freelancing: 3