“It’s hard to put into words my appreciation and gratitude to my writing partner, editor, and friend Amy Hertz, whose professional skills, talent, and breadth as a person have challenged and guided me through the process of writing not only The Upgrade but also The Female Brain. Without her neither of these books would have come to fruition.”

Louann Brizendine, MDNYT bestselling author, The Female Brain, and The Upgrade

“Working for Amy at Tangerine Ink is exciting and stretching in all the best ways. Her clients have an obvious trust in her instincts, and it’s a privilege to partner with her to take projects from seed to completion. She’s incisive and visionary about what a particular job needs to be great, yet she is also keenly attune to the passions of the people involved in it. As a work partner, Amy is creative and exceedingly generous: with her time, with her ideas, with her counsel, with her encouragement. She offers you a stake in the work she takes on, doesn’t micro-manage, and always shares the credit. I learn something new from her on every project.”

Kate Rodemann, Freelance Editor, former Editorial Director, Texas Monthly

“I worked with Amy on an effort to expand the reach of my company’s social media strategy. She handled herself with utmost professionalism: producing stellar work, coming up with creative ideas, etc. Amy’s work for us has since proven instrumental in allowing us to capitalize on our past success, thus ensuring our continued growth in this area.”

Jeff Gomez, VP Online Consumer Sales and Marketing, Penguin Group

“Amy is a superb listener and she is able, through skillful questioning, to discern quickly a thread(s) and then weave a cohesive message from those combined thoughts.  She’s creative, quick, agile and intelligent in her approach – and she has the wonderful ability to make the entire process enjoyable.”

Linnet Deily, Director, Honeywell, former President Charles Schwab, former Ambassador, WTO 

“I am still amazed by Amy’s magical ability to help me translate 25 years of research and 45 years of personal and professional experiences into a carefully crafted book proposal that grabbed the attention of all of the top publishers. I’m forever grateful and inspired.”

Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of Permission To Feel  

“This book would never have been written without that person, Amy Hertz, a remarkably talented woman, a celebrated publisher and editor, who had previously worked on books of people I respected immensely. She helped me with every part of this book and quickly became its principal architect, going above and beyond the call of duty and, in the process, becoming so much more than an editor or collaborator. Sometimes Brilliant is at least as often Sometimes Amy. Thank you, Amy.”

—Larry BrilliantChairman, Skoll Global Threats and author, Sometimes Brilliant

Prophetic City is a masterfully researched and eloquently written investigation about what makes America’s fourth largest city tick. All stereotypes about Houston are shattered. There is a staggering amount of fresh historical observations, environmental concerns, and urban lore in this epic book. Highly recommended!”

—Douglas BrinkleyBestselling author American Moonshot, Professor in Humanities and History, Rice University

“Amy knows exactly the right questions to ask to help you articulate your vision and purpose. She helped me define mine and kept me on track in developing our digital strategy and modernizing our website.”

Lynn Goldberg, Goldberg McDuffie

“I’ve never physically seen Amy Hertz holding a crystal ball, yet I am astounded at her consistent ability to quickly understand a project, idea, concept or premise, and within a very short period of time, correctly predict the work’s viability, chance of success, and associated objectives, strategies and next steps to make the entire package successful.

Another advantage to both working with Amy, and feeling confident referring her to others, is her uncanny ability to bring unseen and possible dimensions to a project, and, making everything better simply because of her experience, insight and breadth of knowledge.”

Robbie Vorhaus, Founder/CEO Vorhaus Communications, Inc.

“Amy is a creative monster who will benefit every aspect of your business, book, or website, especially if you are ready for a complete makeover that will redefine you for the future. She is ultra-competent and a very fun person. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.”

Michael Taft, Wisdom Labs

“To say that Amy Hertz is a visionary is an understatement. Amy has an instinct for what’s to come and a unique eye for discovery. After years in an ever-changing industry, Amy remains one of the most innovative thinkers I know, and is really wonderful to work with to boot!”

Leslie Rossman, Open Book Publicity

“I trust Amy’s opinion on almost everything books. Her ideas are unique, sometimes revolutionary! Her fresh ideas are rooted in years of experience gained on the front lines of the publishing business.”

Denise BrodeyContent Specialist, Trulia