Meredith M
Editor #1544
Uxbridge, MA
Joined 10/21/2016
4 Star Rating
19 Projects
Meredith offers quality assurance for the written word, and is adept at rearranging words and tightening up sentences while retaining authorial voice and ensuring every word counts.

She is an enthusiastic, dedicated, and accomplished writer, editor, book critic, and researcher with over five years of experience.

She has edited, proofread, rewritten, and revised pieces from 500-word blog posts to 90,000-word manuscripts. She edits fiction and nonfiction and everything between. Meredith has a fine arts degree in creative writing with a focus on writing for children and teens. Her regular private clients include a nonfiction children’s book publisher and the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College.

Meredith welcomes rush jobs, challenging projects, and “Solo” assignments (serious inquiries only, please). She looks forward to assisting clients from all over the world.

Please note that proofreading and editing are very different services. The former is a check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation only. The latter involves proofing tasks plus checking sentence construction (and rewriting if needed), looking for and removing passive voice, assuring the tone of the piece is consistent, correcting incorrect word choices, and much more. Fees vary, so be sure to select the appropriate service when placing your order. If you have any questions, please contact your account representative at WriterAccess.
Publishing
Brochure
Entertainment

Specialties

Content rewriting, revising, shortening
Developmental and content editing
Editing English translations for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word choice
Line editing
Proofreading
“Translating” British English into U.S. English
Style sheet creation
Agent queries
Writing cover copy
Manuscript evaluation
Retaining/strengthening authorial voice

Interests

Email
Blog posts
White papers
Catalog copy
Social media
LinkedIn Profiles
Press releases
Speeches
Science
Business
Short biographies
Marketing material
Application letters
Cover copy for books
Library and Information Science
Religion and spirituality
Current culture and events
Novels
Books
Manuscripts
Children's fiction and nonfiction (all genres)
Teen and young adult fiction and nonfiction (all genres)
Adult literary and world fiction
Memoir
Biography
The paranormal
History: culture, literature, sociology/psychology
Academic papers and manuscripts of critical studies of most types of literature, as well as many areas of the humanities

Publishing

15 Projects Completed

Client: Red Line Editorial, Burnsville, MN, July 2017–present
– Copyedits nonfiction manuscripts; topics have included history and conservation

Client: Interlink Publishing, Northampton, MA, Feb. 2017–present
– Indexed reprint of Palestine, the Reality by J.M.N. Jeffries
– Copyedited A Traveller’s History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands, 3rd ed. by John Chambers; included ensuring the retention of UK English

Client: Interlink Publishing, Northampton, MA, June–Sept. 2016
– Evaluated and critiqued un-agented submissions
– Manuscript acquisition
– Content and developmental editing
– Style sheet creation
– Glossary development
– Endnotes set-up
– Drafting and editing cover copy
– Copyediting
– Proofreading
– “Americanizing” texts from British English

Client: Jeannine Atkins, Author
Copyediting, two manuscripts:
– Little Woman in Blue: A Novel of May Alcott, adult historical fiction (She Writes Press, 2015)
– Views from a Window Seat: Thoughts on Writing and Life, memoir, selected chapters (Stone Door Press, 2013)

Entertainment

2 Projects Completed

Williams College, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown, MA, August 2016
Copyedited the Center’s 2016-2017 full-color events brochure (final proofread was done in-house by ’62 Center staff)

Brochure

2 Projects Completed

Williams College, ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, July 2016–present, copyedits annual events brochure for world-renowned arts college

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