Amanda Forbes Silva is a creative nonfiction writer and independent content editor, dedicated to fostering community via the written word and eager to support fellow writers in their own artistic endeavors while also pursuing her own.
Educated abroad, and later at the University of South Carolina (BA, 2004), Dartmouth College (MA, 2008), and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA, 2012), Amanda nurtured a passion for reading and writing and a commitment to lifelong learning. She has broad experience in teaching, freelance consulting, and managerial editing. Her current work focuses specifically on editorial collaboration with authors and their book manuscripts, always with the goal of helping the writers to realize the best version of their work.
Amanda lived a nomadic childhood because her father’s corporate profession necessitated continuous relocation. This background feeds her own creative work and her writing often engages in the themes of home, place, and identity. Her diverse portfolio strives to give voice to her ongoing pursuit of self-discovery and to understand how her experiences have shaped her perceptions of herself and the world.
When she is not at her desk, Amanda works as a commercial actress and model and has been seen dancing with abandon in a Wayfair commercial and sharing snacks with David Ortiz in Big Papi’s Kitchen. No doubt, these opportunities will provide plenty of creative writing material long after the cameras stop rolling…