Meredith M
Editor #1544
Uxbridge, MA
Joined 10/21/2016
4 Star Rating
80 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 provides fast turnaround without sacrificing quality.

She is an enthusiastic, dedicated, and accomplished writer, editor, book critic, and researcher with more than five years of experience. Her professional development includes a master’s in creative writing (2016), mentorships with editors from HarperCollins and Scholastic (2012, 2013), an internship with an independent publisher (2016), and Mediabistro courses in copywriting and editing. She is proficient in the following styles: Chicago Manual, Associated Press, and Modern Language Association.

She has edited, proofread, rewritten, and revised hundred of pieces, from 25-word product descriptions to 500-word blog posts to 90,000-word manuscripts. She edits fiction and nonfiction and everything in between. Her regular private clients include fiction and nonfiction children’s book publishers.

Although Meredith edits written material across many industries, books are her passion, so if you have a manuscript that needs polishing, she's your editor!

Meredith welcomes rush jobs (for an additional flat rate), challenging projects, and “Solo” assignments at the Junior Editor level and higher (please inquire about availability before assigning projects). She looks forward to assisting clients from all over the world with her stellar copy editing, proofreading, and rewriting skills. Meredith has extensive knowledge of British English, so if you have something that needs editing or proofreading for a British-English audience, she’s the perfect editor for the job!

Meredith is here to fine-tune and polish up your writing, so you can get your message across loud and clear. Why not add her to your Love List or inquire about a Solo project today? Meredith can only accept Solo orders at the Junior Editor level or higher (type and scope of work needed determines level). She can be quite busy with private clients, so please message for availability before assigning work.

Great copy is clear, concise, and clean. It’s something in which readers find value and will pass along to colleagues and friends and bookmark for future reference. If you also believe this, Meredith is the editor for your project.
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Specialties

Copy editing
Proofreading
Content rewriting, revising, shortening
Developmental and content editing
Editing English translations for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word choice
“Translating” British English into US 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
Twitter posts
Facebook posts and profiles
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
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Horror
Mystery
Memoir
Biography
Cooking
Home improvement
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

71 Projects Completed

Client: School and Library publisher, July 2017–present
– Copy edits nonfiction manuscripts for the school and library markets; topics include US history, conservation, current events, and do-it-yourself activity books

Client: Independent publishing house, June–Sept. 2016
– Indexing
– 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
– Copy editing
– Proofreading
– “Americanizing” texts from British English

Entertainment

6 Projects Completed

Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 2016-present
Copy edits annual full-color events brochure

Brochure

3 Projects Completed

Williams College, July 2016–present, copy edits annual events brochure for world-renowned arts college

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