About

Hi. I’m so glad you’re looking for an editor for your book. Having someone edit your hours of work can be an intimidating thought, but it shouldn’t be. Let me tell you a little about myself and why I decided to start Elite Word Design.

My name is Amelia Morrison Hipps, and I spent almost 20 years in the community newspaper industry as an editor. I led staffs to over 115 awards, and I have over a dozen awards for my reporting, editorials, and personal columns.

While I burned out of the industry in 2012, my love of words never left me. Since leaving, I’ve made a living doing editing, freelance reporting, public relations, and publication design. But I kept coming back to the one thing I missed the most about the newspaper industry – coaching writers and polishing their writing.

So, I decided to start Elite Word Design, which lets me do what I love – work with authors to polish their manuscripts.

Since leaving the newspaper industry, I’ve edited two non-fiction books, two adult mystery/suspense novels, and a juvenile, historical fiction novel. I also formatted one novel for CreateSpace and Kindle.

Working with these authors ignited a spark inside me to focus full-time on editing and working with authors to make their books the best they can be. Whether you chose to go the e-publishing or traditional publishing route, I have the skills to help you get there.