Who am I?
Amy Acosta is a professional reader, writer, and editor of fiction who specializes in Adult and YA queer romance. In the pursuit of craft knowledge, they completed a Writing Popular Fiction MFA with a focus on YA Lit, and later became a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, volunteering with their Diversity, Equity, & Belonging (DEB) group. While wrangling editorial passes, production schedules, and creating digital ad and print content for Entangled Publishing as their main job, they also works on bestselling titles for Penguin Random House Audio, St. Martin’s Press, and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. One of their main goals is to help LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC voices rise in mainstream media and bring more diversity into the publishing world. Amy lives in Puerto Rico with three very bossy rescue cats, and they ardently believe that love has no boundaries, that representation matters, and that spaceships are very cool.
Find them on Twitter @AmarilysWrites
English Literature, BA - Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR
Writing Popular Fiction, MFA - Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Copyediting Certificate - University of California San Diego Extension
Editorial Freelancers Association - Diversity, Equity, & Belonging (DEB), Volunteer
ACES - Interview with an Editor: Amarilys Acosta - October 2020
ClubEd Chat - Sensitivity Readers - May 2022
Art Assistant/Graphic Designer - Entangled Publishing (2021-Ongoing)
Creating social media packages for EP authors and graphics for promo, ad campaigns, print media, merchandise, and more!
Acquisitions Editor - Entangled Publishing (2020-2022)
Production Editor - Entangled Publishing (2021-2022)
Managing the production process--title scheduling, packaging meetings, coordinating CE and Proof freelancers, uploading to system and KDP, and more--of all twelve digital imprints: Amara, August, Bliss, Brazen, Crave, Crush, Embrace, Entangled Teen, Indulgence, Lovestruck, Scandalous, Scorched.
Authenticity Reader - Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, and St. Martin's Press (2019-Ongoing)
Audiobook QC Proofer - Penguin Random House Audio (2018-Ongoing)
Descriptive Copy Translator - Penguin Random House Audio, Spanish and Original Content