Marcia Santore

Amalgamated Story

Amalgamate: to unite, blend, or merge parts into a single whole.

Amalgamated Story unites the elements of your story into a comprehensive whole. Marcia Santore is a creative and detail-oriented editor, writer, and project manager. She combines creativity and attention to detail to make your projects the best they can be.

“One of my gifts as an editor is to hear what the reader will hear, so you—the author—can tell the story you mean to tell. I help clients see where even simple changes can better communicate their ideas completely and accurately, to maintain the flow of the story (whether fiction or nonfiction) and carry the reader through to the end.

“As a published author myself, I know the value of a good editor! I can help you to:

  • Organize your ideas into a finished product (developmental editing)
  • Revise and rewrite so you can be sure that what you’ve written is what you meant to say (line editing)
  • Ensure grammar, punctuation and other style elements match your required style guide or house style (copy editing)
  • Or just be that last “pair of fresh eyes” to double-check for mistakes (copy editing and proofreading)”

“I take pride in being flexible, service-oriented, story-focused, and deadline-driven. My clients include publishers, educational institutions, magazines, businesses large and small, arts and other nonprofit organizations, and individual authors, artists, and musicians. I’ve written several books and ghost-written dozens, plus hundreds of articles, news releases, educational assessment questions, instructional manuals, handbooks, grant proposals, annual reports, marketing collateral such as product descriptions, posters, brochures, postcards, newsletters, websites, and  more.  I’m also a working artist (curious? Go to”


  • Books and e-books
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Prescriptive nonfiction
  • Ghostwriting
  • Bios, profiles, and interviews
  • Educational assessments
  • Grant proposals
  • Journalism
  • Marketing collateral


  • Developmental editing
  • Content and substantive editing
  • Line editing
  • Copy editing
  • Academic books and journals (especially in the arts and social sciences)
  • Nonfiction books, long- and short-form writing
  • Fiction books and short stories
  • Magazines and newsletters
  • Dissertations and theses

APA Publication Manual (7th edition)

Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition)

AP Stylebook

In-house style manuals

MS Word, Excel,

Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop


Plymouth, NH

Business phone: 603-254-6558


More information: View PDF file

Years in the field: 26
Years freelancing: 16


Marcia Santore