Let me tell you a story. . .

Books are impressions of humanity, preserved in the well-worn pages of vintage titles and in the adaptive print of eBooks. Each one has a story that goes far beyond the final full stop, and I aspire to be a part of the stories in their creation. As the publishing industry continues to be increasingly innovative, I write to explore, read to enlighten, and edit to amplify diverse voices. Happy reading!

In 2020 I developed a DEI reference document to help the University Advancement team coordinate diversity fundraising efforts for MSU.
A blue book cover featuring a red lighthouse over water on a winter evening.
In 2013, I participated as a fellow editor of Views of Michigan a regional photography book.
A magazine front cover featuring a young man and woman in traditional Korean attire.
I served as a writer and editor of Ing Magazine, a magazine published for young adults in the Greater Lansing area.
A hobbit hole with a green door and flowers growing around it.
My grammar analysis of the first chapter of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien demonstrates my skills with grammar identification and interpretation..
A colorful infographic featuring a dragon inside a multicolored orb with text inside and around it.
This genre fiction infographic is a result of my research into the style varieties of each genre and their associated subgenres.

A red book cover with a cartoon image of a knight standing on a vintage chessboard.
I selected A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain to read, edit, and redesign for a 21st century audience.
Back cover of a green book.
Cover copy and marketing documents were one of my regular tasks as an intern at Thunder Bay Press, a publisher of Michigan & Great Lakes regional titles.

A report cover page.
In 2018, I created a compilation of my most recent research and editing projects. It shows my abilities with proofreader’s marks, track changes in Word, and memos.

Where I’ve worked. . .

Note: Due to a name change, Amelia Turkette is now known as Amelia Shugar.
Any content published under the name of Amelia Turkette is the work of Amelia Shugar.