Andrew Madigan

Andrew Madigan - Editor

Washington, DC, USA

I'm a freelance editor, writer, ghost-writer and novelist.

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Overview

I'm a freelance editor, writer, ghost-writer and novelist. I've published short fiction, poetry, a novel, literary criticism, book reviews, and thousands of articles in newspapers and magazines in 6 continents. I specialize in food & drinks, parenting, books, film, music, culture & travel. I've edited glossy magazines (Oasis Living in Abu Dhabi), literary journals, academic quarterlies, and doctoral dissertations. I work quickly, efficiently and almost always submit my work well ahead of deadline. I'm impeccably reliable and have won several awards for fiction and journalism.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
Fiction
Classics
Cultural & Ethnic
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Short Story

Awards

  • Parenting Media Association, first place, editorial writing
  • Parenting Media Association, third place, editorial writing
  • Noveltunity First Book Award
  • Amazon First Novel Prize

Work experience

Editor-in-Chief

Oasis Living
May, 2013 – February, 2015 (almost 2 years)

I was a founding member of this tiny start-up that grew into a thriving city magazine. I hired writers, vetted submissions, edited and proof-read every article in each issue, wrote articles, served as chief food critic, set cryptic crosswords, and folded into a convenient chair for camping.

Professor, College Administrator

UAE University, Abu Dhabi
July, 2008 – June, 2012 (almost 4 years)

I taught Creative Writing, Composition, Humanities & Islamic Studies. I founded, & was Director of, the Professional & Creative Writing Program. I also taught for the University of Maryland, Zayed University, Saint Louis University & other colleges.

Andrew Madigan

Self-employed
May, 2000 – Present (over 19 years)

I write and edit for magazines and newspapers all over the world: The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Believer, The Christian Science Monitor, Doha Family, Dubai Explorer, Time Out Dubai, Distiller, Punch, London Magazine, Real Food & Health, Beverage Dynamics, VinePair, Chilled, Arlington Magazine, Washington Parent, and many others. I also edit and proofread theses, dissertations, and other professional documents.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

Khawla's Wall

Andrew Madigan

Mahmoud works at the Ministry of Commerce. He’s smart, single, ambitious and Emirati but—unlike most of his countrymen—he’s not rich. Khawla is married, beautiful, wealthy and unhappy. She’s also an Emirati. Before starting work at the Ministry, she makes a very peculiar and specific request. Mahmoud will have to build something for her in the middle of the office floor. Unusual, yes, but not ... read more

Mahmoud works at the Ministry of Commerce. He’s smart, single, ambitious and Emirati but—unlike most of his countrymen—he’s not rich. Khawla is married, beautiful, wealthy and unhappy. She’s also an Emirati. Before starting work at the Ministry, she makes a very peculiar and specific request. Mahmoud will have to build something for her in the middle of the office floor. Unusual, yes, but not ... read more

About Bob (A Short Story) (Kindle Single)

Andrew J. Khaled Madigan

This story was originally published in Day One, a weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.Bob is a forty-seven-year-old customer service agent, self-proclaimed poet, and home-wrecker. Full of delusions and balderdash, he likes to think he is a child of the ’60s—an antimaterialist, a nonconsumer, a real spiritual dude. But in reality, he’s just a poor... read more

This story was originally published in Day One, a weekly literary journal dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.Bob is a forty-seven-year-old customer service agent, self-proclaimed poet, and home-wrecker. Full of delusions and balderdash, he likes to think he is a child of the ’60s—an antimaterialist, a nonconsumer, a real spiritual dude. But in reality, he’s just a poor... read more

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