Amanda Lewis Joins Page Two
Lewis has wide-ranging editorial and publishing experience, built over eight years at Knopf Random Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada, where she edited such stellar non-fiction as Up Ghost River by Edmund Metatawabin (with Alexandra Shimo), finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction; Mountain City Girls by Anna and Jane McGarrigle; The End of Protest by Micah White; and Startle and Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing, edited by Anne Giardini and Nicholas Giardini, who are both Page Two clients. She was one of the editors of the Giller Prize–winning novel Us Conductors by Sean Michaels and edited the Giller-shortlisted Yiddish for Pirates by Gary Barwin. A former managing editor at Vintage Canada and project coordinator at Rebus Creative, Lewis is also an experienced project manager.
In this new role, Lewis will combine her savvy editorial expertise and keen project management skills to provide substantive and developmental edits on a wide variety of books while simultaneously growing Page Two’s client base and managing a number of Page Two projects. She will be based primarily in Toronto and will be working as an independent contractor with Page Two, in addition to freelancing for Penguin Random House Canada and other clients.
“When Amanda first told me she had decided to go freelance, my mind started racing with how we could work with her. She’s always impressed me with her integrity, her intelligence, and her excellent author relations,” says Page Two principal Trena White.
Page Two principal Jesse Finkelstein says, “We knew Amanda would be a brilliant fit culturally and that she had the extensive experience required to dive in and guide our clients’ books with care and creativity.”
“I’m thrilled to be working with Trena, Jesse, and the entire team at Page Two,” says Lewis. “They’ve impressed me from the start with their focus on truly innovative publishing, creative problem-solving, and hands-on approach at every step of the publishing cycle.”
About Page Two
Page Two is a creative agency that thrives on publishing innovation. We are non-fiction experts who believe the professionally published book is a powerful tool to spread an idea and persuade an audience. We help people publish their ideas and reach the most readers possible—in print or digital, in local markets or around the world. We turn experts into authors, we help organizations produce beautiful books, and we position books to be bestsellers and award winners. We draw on venerable publishing traditions, using best practices learned over decades in the industry.