My Bio

Influences and Background

When I was 14, the Navy transferred my Dad to a new duty station, so my family moved from Jacksonville’s Westside to Key West, Florida. In one move, we left the buckle on the Bible Belt and arrived in what seemed, given my limited age and travels, like the hedonism capital of the US Tropics. My initial culture shock turned into a life-changing experience that brought me positive interactions with unfamiliar ways of life; my time in Key West profoundly influenced me to see the humanity in everyone and speak truth to power. A former corporate training consultant, operations manager, and IT project manager, I am currently building a career as a freelance writer and editor with a penchant for art. Also a writing tutor at Florida State College at Jacksonville,  I find joy in teaching writing, reading, and the essential art of discerning the quality of sources in the media. Aside from the 18 months in Key West and earlier tours of duty in Virginia and Tennessee, I have made Jacksonville my home for most of my life and recently moved to the Murray Hill neighborhood with my husband Charles Beyer.

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English is my second language, but you made writing so simple.  With your help, my papers for graduate school are clear and concise; my grade point average and I thank you.

Millie S., Licensed Mental Health Counsellor

Amy not only made corrections correctly, she educated us about the use of online citations in our nonfiction anthology. A knowledgeable and dependable professional, Amy did a terrific job on our book.

Maureen Jung, Coeditor and Project Director
Embedded in Clay: A County in Northeast Florida (2018)

I've worked with Amy Copeland on projects ranging from the Quantum Leap employment manual to newsletters, to co-writing an award-winning script. Amy has always been the consummate professional.

Richard Levine

Writer, Editor, Filmmaker, Trainer

Amy Copeland is a very intelligent and competent business professional...also a very skilled creative writer and business trainer.

Kenneth Andres, Owner
Amazemix Media LLC

Whether needing dialogue on a creative endeavor or harsh grammar lessons, you can hire Amy with confidence.

I have utilized her multiple talents on several major projects and she has always provided excellent service and great results. I highly recommend Amy!

Tiffany McDonald, Owner
TMI Agency

Mark O'Brien
Independent Film Producer/Director

She has a fantastic memory for details and excellent writing skills.

Anne Elise Richie
Voice Teacher and Professional Organizer