Amanda Lewis is an award-winning book editor, writer, publishing strategist, and creative coach.
She worked as an associate managing editor and acquiring editor at Penguin Random House Canada for eight years, then joined Page Two, where she was inaugural editorial director. She now owns and operates an editorial studio, Amanda Lewis Creative Inc., where she edits and coaches independent writers and organizations.
Amanda has edited over 200 books, and specializes in editing memoirs, business books, and novels. She received the Tom Fairley Award in 2020 for editing Indigenous Relations by Bob Joseph and Cynthia F. Joseph; she was previously nominated for editing Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin.
Amanda specializes in writing environmental literature, particularly about dwindling old-growth forests, intertidal zones, and islands in the climate crisis. Her debut travel memoir, Tracking Giants: Big Trees, Tiny Triumphs, and Misadventures in the Forest, was released in May 2023 (Greystone Books). Tracking Giants was an instant BC bestseller, featured in the Globe and Mail and CBC, and received blurbs from John Vaillant, Michael Christie, Kyo Maclear, and more.
Amanda was born in Ireland and now lives in the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw, on Gabriola Island, BC. She’s a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.