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Ami Hendrickson is a book coach, writer, and editor with more than 20 years of experience teaching simple, repeatable, (some might even say "fun") processes that help people who have never before been published produce manuscripts ready for publication.
Ami has co-written or ghosted bestselling books for famous people while resigning herself to never becoming a household name. She has created back cover copy for hundreds of books and crafted biographies for hundreds of authors. She has also written award-winning screenplays and stage plays.
Ami holds degrees in English and education and enjoys conducting writing and communication workshops, though had she been aware that “panda cuddler” was an actual paying job, her career path would have been quite different.
If you want to write a book, but don't know where to start or how to finish, Ami can help. Schedule a call now to chat about your project… or about pandas…
Ami lives on a 100+ year–old farm in southwest Michigan. She shares her life with a “vast menagerie” of horses, cats, chickens, ducks, and three flatulent dogs. In addition to writing and teaching, she enjoys kayaking, bookbinding, and maintaining a booth in her local antique mall.
In 2016, she lost the love of her life – “WunderGuy,” her biggest fan and best friend -- to brain cancer. She misses him every day.
She has a longstanding love affair with all things chocolate that is occasionally overshadowed by a passionate obsession with cinnamon red-hots. She loves pu-erh tea, which she fears makes her sound pretentious, and is learning to play the harmonica, which she knows does not.
United States Hunter Jumper Association Trainer Certification Manual
United States Polo Association Certified Polo Instructor's Manual
Great Lakes International Screenwriting Competition
Cinequest Top Ten
Writer, Valentime's Day
Featured Short Selection - Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, 2014
Member, Media Alchemy Guild
Content Creation and Publishing Experts
"Ami's talent and professionalism was an invaluable asset to the creation of the USHJA Trainer Certification Program Manual. Working with Ami helped our committee and staff produce an accurate, educational and easy to use manual."
- Bill Moroney
Former President, USHJA
"One of the better days of my life was when Trafalgar Square assigned Ami Hendrickson to work with me on my book. Ami made the somewhat dry science of my subject come alive and become readable. We really had fun putting the book together, something that I had dreaded before, and her ideas were always on. People enter the sciences for various reasons, one of which is that you don’t have to do any creative writing! That’s why my book required that I team up with someone who does it. I would have been lost without her, and the knowlege that went into the book would have remained unpublished and probably lost forever."
- Dr. James Warson
M.D., FACS (retired)
"Ami Hendrickson has been an outstanding asset for me as a writing muse, editor and story consultant. She consistently gives a fresh view and an alternative perspective, greatly enhancing the works I have put before her. Her in–depth analysis strengthens and improves my writing, while her sense of humor and effervescent personality make her an absolute pleasure during collaboration. I wouldn’t dream of submitting anything to a producer without her prior review and seal of approval."
- Paul Martin
Writer / Director
Charman, DGA SF Coordinating Committee (2002 - 2008)
CEO, Vineyard Productions
"I had the great pleasure of working with Ami Hendrickson on my book. She is without question one of the brightest and most professional people I have had the pleasure to work with. Her supreme intelligence combined with her quick wit make an incredible combination. The quality of the work was top of the line, and the experience was fun at the same time. Any commitments Ami made were made on time at the latest. I would look forward to working with her on any project."
- Geoff Teall
"R" Hunter and Hunter Equitation Judge, Trainer, and Coach
"When Trafalgar Square Publishing signed on Clinton Anderson to do a book, little did we know we’d discover a fine writer and editor in the process! Ami was Clinton’s choice as co–author for his book. When the project was complete… we quickly recognized the quality of Ami’s work. Now, she is working on a number of other books with Trafalgar Square with more to come in the future. If you are looking for a skillful writer and good thinker, who is straightforward and on time, Ami is your woman."
- Martha Cook
Managing Editor, Trafalgar Square Books
"Thank you, Ami Hendrickson, for all your hard work and dedication. You put a lot of heart and soul into my book project, and it shows."
- Clinton Anderson
"My husband Steve and I first asked Ami to help us develop a Bio for our business. She did such a wonderful job we asked her if she would be willing to be a part of our team. We needed help in creating our corporate vision, market positioning, defining characteristics, and much more. We knew we needed help, but didn’t know what to do. Ami spent time with us one on one and put us through some soul searching exercises. We learned so much about ourselves, our business, and each other in the week that she spent with us. We now have a very clear vision of who we are, what we want, and how we can help others in our business. We received so much more than this, but it would take a book to write everything. We highly recommend Ami Hendrickson to anyone needing help with their vision, marketing, goals, writing, editing, etc… It has changed our lives and our business for the better and we will forever be thankful."
- Wendy Hilton-Smith
"Your script observations made PERFECT sense. You really have a gift for finding the diamond in the rough and getting rid of all that carbon crap! Anyway, you helped me enormously and I just wanted to let you know."
- Jill Wallace
"I wanted to thank you very much for your motivational, honest, and entertaining workshops. I have to admit that I was skeptical about whether or not I could apply your genre experience with what I write (children’s books), but I learned so much that I know I can apply a lot to what I do. I am so glad I made the drive from Bridgman each week to see you! Thanks again!"
- Marcy Blesy
Middle-Grade and Young Adult Writer
Author of Am I Like My Daddy?, and of the Be the Vet and Evie and the Volunteers book series
"When the student is ready, the teacher shows up. Another writer friend highly recommended Ami Hendrickson, and under her tutelage I learned more than I ever expected. Working with Ami is liking working on a second Master's degree in creative writing. Ami's coaching, editing, and encouragement took my writing to the next level. She is my alpha and beta."
- Theda Okona
Adjunct Professor of College Prep Writing, Miami Dade College
"My experience working with Ami these past few years has been an incredible learning process for me and a refreshing experience. Not only did she help me grow immensely as a writer by taking time, but she worked my mind with new perspectives which carry my story beyond what I could have ever dreamt possible. It was both an honor and privilege working with and learning from Ami, and I will come back for all future writings if only to simply pick her brilliant brain."
- Latarsha Everett
Author of The Grimoire