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Lauren Mateer

Lauren Mateer - Editor


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


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.

English (UK) English (US)
Anthologies Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror LGBTQ Literature Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
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


  • 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

August, 2011 – Present (over 6 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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