Lauren Mateer

Lauren Mateer - Editor

Pennsylvania

My passion is copy-editing fiction, but I love to edit anything from academic essays to journalistic articles to business materials.

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Overview

I am an editor with a background in journalism and publishing. I recently completed my MA in Literature and Publishing at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I have experience editing a range of media from fiction work (both prose and poetry), informational and promotional business materials, academic essays and articles, and journalistic pieces. I am very familiar with AP Style and the Chicago manual, and I adapt easily to house style guides. I am adept at editing a piece to fit a company's identity or to retain an author's style.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Horror
LGBTQ
Literature
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Design
Economics
Education & Reference
Entertainment
Health & wellbeing
History
Photography
Politics & Current Affairs
Publishing
Sex & Relationships
Sports & outdoor recreation
Travel

Certifications

  • MA Literature & Publishing
  • BA Journalism

Work experience

Academic Writing Tutor

National University of Ireland, Galway
September, 2013 – April, 2014 (7 months)

During my Master's, I worked as an Academic Writing Centre tutor at NUI Galway. I helped undergraduate and postgraduate (Master's and Doctoral) students to edit their academic essays, articles, and theses (as well as the occasional cover letter or personal statement).

Freelance Editor

Self
August, 2011 – Present (about 7 years)

I have been a freelance editor and proofreader for several years. Recent projects include a novel about religion and philosophy, informational booklets regarding company insurance, blog articles about dating and relationships, and an anthology of short stories and poetry.

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