Angela Meyer

Angela Meyer – Editor

I specialise in structural editing and advice. I'm experienced with crime/thrillers, hist fic, spec fic and literary. Former publisher.

Overview

I'm an experienced fiction editor. I published bestsellers and award-winners in my previous in-house role at Echo Publishing/Bonnier Books UK. Prior to that I was a book reviewer, and I edited Books+Publishing, Australia and New Zealand’s book trade magazine. I specialise in structural and story editing and advice. I also copy edit and proofread (UK English). Genres I am experienced in include crime fiction and thrillers, historical fiction, general commercial fiction, literary fiction, speculative fiction and some romance. My main strengths are character, narrative logic, and pacing. I am also a published, award-winning author, and am currently a lecturer in a master's level writing and publishing course.


I am absolutely passionate about working on books and working with authors. I believe in integrity in the editor–author relationship, and I will work with you if I truly feel I can do the manuscript justice. I am approachable, generous, but no-nonsense – I am serious about the work! I have great relationships ongoing with the authors I have worked with, as it can be an intimate process (particularly developmental and structural editing). I look forward to hearing from you.

Services
Fiction
Historical Fiction LGBTQ Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Short Story Thriller & Suspense
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • Mslexia Award (Novella)
  • Shortlisted: Australian Book Industry Awards
  • Shortlisted: Readings Prize for New Australian Writing
  • Shortlisted: MUD Literary Prize
  • Shortlisted: Aurealis Award
  • Bonnier Publishing Employee of the Year (out of UK, US and Australia)
  • Shortlisted: Saltire Literary Awards First Book Award
Certifications
  • Doctor of Creative Arts

Work experience

Echo Publishing, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK

Nov, 2014 — Oct, 2019 (almost 5 years)

I began as a commissioning editor for the Echo imprint. I acquired, developed, and project-managed award-wining, globally published and bestselling novels, and also some works of nonfiction. In 2018, Echo became an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, most closely aligned with Zaffre, the UK's adult fiction publishing imprint, with sales and distribution in Australia through Allen and Unwin.

Promoted from commissioning editor to publisher, I continued to build Echo's list of adult fiction and narrative nonfiction: compelling stories, strong characters, memorable themes and predominantly Australian voices, with new opportunities to take these books and authors to the world stage.

Books I published in my five years at Echo/Bonnier Books UK include multi-award-winners, books sold into multiple territories, global international number one bestsellers, and a 'landmark' trans YA work.

Portfolio

The Game

Linda Calvey

Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers and Jessie Keane, this gangland thriller shows how far one woman will go to protect her family's empire. ___________Most authors write what they know. Linda Calvey writes what she lived.After Ruby's husband, Archie, is br... read more
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The Long Game (Detective Zoe Mayer Book 1)

Rowell, Simon

Frontline

Hilary Jones

'The doctor hits the spot and deserves to be read' - Jeffrey Archer 'A story to get the heart racing' - Daily Express 'An enthralling tale' - Daily Mirror 'Dr Hilary is a master storyteller' - Lorraine Kelly CBE ___________LOVE GAVE THEM STRENGTH. LOVING EACH ... read more
Wifedom

Anna Funder

From a victim of the 'stolen generations' comes a remarkable memoir of abuse, survival - and ultimately hope.Born in country NSW in the 1940s, baby Dianne is immediately taken from her Aboriginal mother. Raised in the era of the White Australia policy, Dianne ... read more
The Girl Remains

Katherine Firkin

'Australian crime fiction has just found an exciting new voice.' Marie Claire On the evening of September 22, 1998, three teenage girls venture out for a night of mischief in the coastal town of Blairgowrie. But only two return . . . For over twenty years the ... read more
The Schoolgirl Strangler

Katherine Kovacic

November, 1930. One sunny Saturday afternoon, 12-year-old Mena Griffiths was playing in the park when she was lured away by an unknown man. Hours later, her strangled body was found, mouth gagged and hands crossed over her chest, in an abandoned house. Only mo... read more
The Spiral

Iain Ryan

ENTER THE SPIRAL.FIND THE TRUTH.The utterly original and brilliantly compelling new thriller by twice Ned Kelly Award shortlisted author Iain Ryan._______________________Erma Bridges' life is far from perfect, but entirely ordinary. So when she is shot twice i... read more
The Syndicate

GJ Minett

Gangs of London meets Kimberley Chambers in this gripping thriller of betrayal and survival in a world where one mistake could cost you everything. YOU THINK YOU'RE FREE, BUT THEY'LL NEVER LET YOU LEAVE . . . Twenty years ago, Jon Kavanagh worked for a crime s... read more
Untold Resilience

Future Women

What does it take to find courage in the midst of deprivation and devastation? Why are some people able to continue living with purpose, even when faced with loss and despair? How does our community turn challenge into triumph? And what can we learn from the e... read more
Breaking Good

Neil Bramwell

What would make a champion kickboxer and loving husband and father turn to ice?Simon Fenech, a successful sportsman and committed family man, tried crystal meth for the first time after a traumatic work accident. He was instantly hooked. Soon, he was dealing t... read more
It's easy to talk to these women, tell them my deepest secrets. Look where we are. What else do we have to hide?When nineteen-year-old Mia is fired from her job at an insurance company, she makes the choice to answer an ad in the newspaper. The ad says: 'Eroti... read more
The Drop-Off

Harris & McLeish, Fiona & Mike

There are imaginary lovers, unattainable lovers, star-crossed lovers and predestined lovers. There is straight love, same sex love and some very curious love. And Love’s attendants—cupid, lust, obsession, and betrayal—dance through this volume that contributes... read more
Yearning for her former life as an archaeologist, Australian librarian Dr Elizabeth Pimms is struggling with a job she doesn’t want, a family she both loves and resents, and enforced separation from her boyfriend.A royal Olmec cemetery is discovered deep in th... read more
The Great Unknown

Angela Meyer

In this anthology, our editor, Angela Meyer, pays tribute to the undeniable cultural influence that American TV programs such as Twilight Zone and Outer Limits have had on our lives "down under." "These TV dramas," Meyer says, "were often metaphors for equalit... read more
The Fortress

S.A. Jones

“Stunning, speculative novel, equal parts entertaining and moving, and one of the first books I’ve encountered with truly autonomous female characters.” --Angela Meyer, author and editor Jonathon Bridge has a corner office in a top-tier law firm, tailored suit... read more
Dark Ink

Gary Kemble

Gary Kemble's second horror novel. Journalist Harry Hendrick investigates rumours of supernatural visions and demonic control reaching high into political society.Investigating sordid political corruption, journalist Harry Hendrick grows uneasy when he hears r... read more
From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz comes a new novel based on a riveting true story of love and resilience. Her beauty saved her ― and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Bi... read more
Highway Bodies

Alison Evans

Who will you rely on in the zombie apocalypse?*Bodies on the TV, explosions, barriers, and people fleeing. No access to social media. And a dad who’ll suddenly bite your head off – literally. These teens have to learn a new resilience…Members of a band wield w... read more
Fled

Meg Keneally

A fierce and heart-breaking historical debut, perfect for fans of The Light Between Oceans and based on the incredible true story of convict Mary Bryant.Highway robberConvictRunawayMotherJenny Trelawney is no ordinary thief. Forced by poverty to live in the De... read more
Strange Ink

Gary Kemble

Spine-chilling horror in the vein of Joe Hill. After moving into a new house, journalist Harry Hendrick wakes up with tattoos that aren't his...When washed-up journalist Harry Hendrick wakes one morning with a hangover and a strange symbol tattooed on his neck... read more
IDA

Alison Evans

How do people decide on a path, and find the drive to pursue what they want? Ida struggles more than other young people to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths. One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-throug... read more
#1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 International BestsellerThis beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love st... read more
ONE OF THE YEAR'S 10 BEST MYSTERY NOVELS — PUBLISHERS WEEKLYThe acclaimed debut thriller from Australia's most exciting new crimewriting talent.Finalist for the CWA (Crime Writers' Association) Gold Dagger and John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger AwardsThe 2nd Cale... read more

Angela has 8 reviews

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Brendan E B.

Brendan E B.

Apr, 2024

Angela paid me the inestimable compliment of taking my writing seriously and providing detailed, insightful and constructive feedback, as well as making herself available for a follow-up conversation and providing additional resources. I am now positioned to approach my manuscript with fresh ideas and insights and look forward to building on and improving what I already written. Thank-you, Ange...
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Angela M.
It was my absolute pleasure, Brendan. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, and all the best with the next steps.
Jo B.

Jo B.

Jul, 2021

My collaboration with Angela was my first with an editor. From the outset, I found her to be polite, professional, generous and responsive. What she contributed was thorough, insightful, intelligible and invaluable. Since receiving her report, my manuscript has transformed, and I am so very grateful to her for her guidance. I can only hope she would be willing to work with me again someday.
Angela M.
It was a pleasure to work with you, Jo. So glad I could help out.
Ella K.

Ella K.

Mar, 2021

Angela was able to identify important structural problems in my manuscript that has previously been hard to spot and provided a lot of detailed feedback.
Angela M.
It was a pleasure to work with you, Ella.
Bonnie D.

Bonnie D.

Oct, 2020

Angela did a query review for me. She was prompt and provided great suggestions. I highly recommend her.
Angela M.
Thanks for the review, Bonnie. It was a pleasure to help you out.
Adam J.

Adam J.

Jul, 2020

Angela's feedback is incisive and smart. She spotted several plot and character issues that I overlooked, helping to make my novel much better. I'd definitely work with her again!
Angela M.
It was a pleasure to work on your awesome book, Adam!

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