Amanda Ellison is a Northumberland-based teacher and writer.

With nothing more than an enthusiastically sharpened pencil, a notebook and a heart full of brio, she put pen to paper after a quarter of a century as an English teacher -  and even longer as an amateur scribbler.

Her subject matter is anything she feels genuinely curious, knowledgeable, or obsessive about. 

When not writing or teaching, she probably has her head stuck in a book (chances are it's Nordic or Russian), while studiously avoiding domestic chores. And, always drinking scalding hot tea or strong black coffee. 

Testimonials & Feedback

"Amanda has an attention to detail that assured me that her professionalism is authentic. I'm lucky to have worked with her."

Jim Sheehan - Author


"Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review for my book. I am so grateful that you took the time to read it and go into such detail."

CJ Richardson - Author


" Amanda is highly professional and has a wealth of experience. For this reason, I trusted her ideas and solutions. She listens to your needs and tailors work that meets your needs and is specific to you as an individual. The quality of her work is exceptional and because of her help I had my first interview, thanks to her. I did not know why I was not getting through the application screening stage but Amanda shared time to give her professional thoughts and ways to strengthen my application. I would highly recommend her!"

Art Teacher - London


"I often ask Amanda to edit several pieces of content for me throughout the year. She always does an impeccable job and her attention to detail is excellent. Thanks, Amanda!"

Mark Williams - Educational Training Services


Feedback on shortlisted story for Reedsy, The Gladstone Bags:

Body of Work

A range of my work is available to view here.

And here's a little information about my children's book (see below).

My children's book, Murphy Goes to Moscow,  is inspired by the real-life Murphy, my late beloved labradoodle. The book is about Murphy's adventures in Russia's capital, where he teams up with a street dog. As well as recounting his adventures, this book is intended to be educational too - it has lots of snippets of historical and geographical information. It also has some fun activities at the back!

You can get your copy by following this link:

Diploma in Freelance Journalism

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary English}

BA in English and History