Ami Hendrickson

Ami Hendrickson

Book Coach | Ghostwriter | Editor | Copywriter

I help experts with something to say to write books they are proud to put their name on.

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Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation
The Rider's Pain-Free Back
Certified Polo Instructor Manual
Photographing and "Videoing" Horses Explained - Digital and Film
Beyond a Whisper
The USHJA Trainer Certification Program

About Ami

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…


About Ami

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.


Ami's Accomplishments

Editor: United States Hunter Jumper Association Trainer Certification Manual


United States Hunter Jumper Association Trainer Certification Manual

Editor: United States Polo Association Certified Polo Instructor's Manual


United States Polo Association Certified Polo Instructor's Manual

Winning Screenplays: Great Lakes International Screenwriting Competition, Cinequest Top Ten, Writer, <em>Valentime's Day</em>, Featured Short Selection - Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, 2014

Winning Screenplays

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

Member, Media Alchemy Guild

Content Creation and Publishing Experts

Charter Member, Rising Authors:

Charter Member, Rising Authors



Bill Moroney

"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

Dr. James Warson

"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

Geoff Teall

"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

Martha Cook

"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

Clinton Anderson

"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
Downunder Horsemanship

"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

"I cannot say enough about how instrumental Ami has been along my journey. For decades, I have wanted to write a book but never knew the path forward, and frankly, I was scared out of my mind. All that you hear about writing and publishing a book is simply overwhelming. Now, I am on my way to authoring two books in 2024 - my first solo book and a collaborative one. Making 2024 not only my debug year, but also twice published. Both of which I would have never imagined would be possible had it not been for Ami. She is so much more than a book coach or copywriter; she has become a dear friend and an inspirational force in so many ways. I am grateful to have someone with compassion, patience and expertise to be my writing "sherpa" to light the way. Cheers to many more book projects, because I have a lot to say!"

- Kristina Green
Career Strategy Coach
Women Empowerment Speaker
Helping Mid-Career Woment Get Noticed, Hired and Paid

"Ami is an exceptional talent. She is a stellar copywriter, insightful editor and an outstanding book coach! What sets Ami apart is not just her expertise, but also here intuitive understanding of storytelling structure. Whether it's a brief description or the content of an entire book, Ami's eye for detail ensures every rpoject's absolute polish and excellence. Beyond her skills, she's a true professional witha genuinely collaborative spirit that makes here a joy to work with. Anyone seeking top-notch talent in publishing would be fortunate to have Ami on their team."

- Jennifer Glover
Bestselling Editor
Brand Manager

"Ami’s expert guidance and professional badassery are only the beginning of the story: it’s the kindness that she brings to her no-nonsense approach and absolute ownership of her well-earned expertise that really blow my mind. Ami’s coaching program is solid gold, polished to perfection and valuable beyond its own measure. She knows it works, and her confidence inspires your own confidence. Her coaching style is empathic but not overly hand-holdy: Ami trusts you to bring your best work to the table and will absolutely help you extract it if you are faltering; but her superpower is teaching you to write your *next* book without her. You will learn that much, I promise you. I will be doing no such thing, however! However many books I may have in me, I’m bringing Ami along to get me where I need to be. I absolutely could not and WOULD not have brought my book to the world without her. She has made me an author with her time-tested guidance and expert knowledge; she has made me family with her profound kindness and unrelenting belief in me. The rapier wit doesn’t hurt, either! Writers, you deserve to have this kind of supportive resource by your side. Do not hesitate to invest in yourself by investing in Ami. You can thank me later!"

- Marie Kuipers
We're All Mad Here: A Memoir

"In my journey through the literary world, I've been fortunate to cross paths with several talented individuals, but few shine as brightly as Ami Hendrickson. Ami is the embodiment of encouragement, guidance, and unwavering support for rising authors. Her genuine kindness, combined with her unmatched professionalism, makes her a beacon for those of us navigating the often tumultuous waters of publishing.

With Ami as a Book Writing Coach, every aspiring writer has a staunch ally who can seamlessly transform the most disoriented wanderer into a confident, published author. I've witnessed her unmatched prowess in guiding countless authors, helping them find their voice, refine their manuscripts, and achieve their literary dreams. Her dedication to making publishing accessible and her ability to inspire is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Working alongside Ami, I've come to appreciate her profound commitment to the craft and her innate ability to uplift everyone around her. She is not only a guide but the very spirit that fuels the dreams of many writers. If you're fortunate enough to work with Ami, you'll quickly understand why she's considered a gem in the literary community. The publishing world is brighter and more hopeful with her in it."

- Hussein al-Balaty
Keynote Speaker
Media and Marketing Expert
Founder and Owner, Rising Authors

"Ami is an amazing copywriter with a keen eye for detail for the small, critical words that sell books: back cover copy, title, summaries, blurbs. So extraordinary was her facility with titles that she was tapped repeatedly to work with authors who were stuck on titles to help them find their perfect answer with creativity and kindness. She brought sharp, sellable titles out of overwhelmed, impossible situations more times than any of us can count, and did it with a smile. Ami has also stepped up in the Media Alchemy Guild to create community and give selflessly for the benefit of all. If you need a wordsmith who's a pleasure to be around, and who can make the words work for you specifically, Ami is an amazing person for your team."

- Alex Hughes Campbell
Elte Ghostwriter
Thought Leadership Developer