Meredith Anderson

Meredith Anderson - Editor

Brisbane QLD, Australia

Editor and proofreader of genre fiction (especially spec fic) and spiritual/new age manuscripts.

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Overview

I have a Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing, and Publishing (UQ) and am currently working towards a Master of Writing, Editing, and Publishing (UQ).

In terms of experience, I've worked as a freelance editor/writer for about five years, and I've also worked as a content editor in government roles at the Office of State Revenue (Queensland Treasury) and the Communicable Diseases Branch at Queensland Health.

Through freelancing, including for an indie publisher and for indie authors, I've edited fiction and non-fiction manuscripts. Genres I've worked with include fantasy, sci-fi, general fiction, action, self-help, spiritual, and new age (including oracle decks).

I'm particularly interested in speculative fiction (such as urban/dark fantasy and post-/apocalyptic fiction - if it incorporates reality and otherworldly elements, I'm probably interested) and spiritual/new age manuscripts (with a focus on positive growth). I also enjoy hybrid genres like sci-fi/western (think Joss Whedon's Firefly and the videogame series Borderlands).

I write as well - mostly articles and web content for freelance purposes, and fiction for personal interest. I've had several short stories published in anthologies, and am working on several larger projects. Most of my fiction work is dark fantasy and blends our reality with magical or unknown elements.

When it comes to proofreading and editing, my aim is to ensure the author's voice is as strong as possible and keeps its uniqueness consistently throughout the manuscript. It's important to strike the right balance between polishing a manuscript and over-editing.

I can help with proofreading and copyediting, and I can also write manuscript assessments for manuscripts that aren't quite as far along in the process. At the moment, I don't offer developmental editing.
Languages
English (AUS)
Fiction
Dystopian
Magical Realism
Post-Apocalyptic
Short Story
Urban Fantasy
Non-Fiction
New Age
Religion & Spirituality
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Certifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing (UQ)

Work experience

Editor/Writer

Self-employed
April, 2018 – Present (about 4 years)

I'm a proofreader and editor of genre fic - particularly spec fic - and spiritual/new age manuscripts.

Editor/Proofreader

Aurora House
October, 2017 – Present (over 4 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Drunk On Survival

Whitaker, T.K.

Meredith has 2 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Anita Biggs
Meredith is very helpful. Very suggestive to what editing I may need. Her work is easy to understand and informative. I would hire her again.

Anita Biggs, May 2022


Margaret Brand
Meredith did a wonderful job copy editing my book. She has taken it to another level with it's clarity and presentation. I highly recommend her. Margaret

Margaret Brand, November 2021

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