Meg Hellyer

Meg Hellyer - Editor

Melbourne VIC, Australia

I specialise in editing for fiction, memoirs, autobiographies and self-help books.

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Overview

Meg Hellyer is a freelance editor and writer based in south-east Victoria, out near the Dandenong Ranges. She completed her Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing in 2011.


Meg has experience in editing and proofreading for manuscripts (both fiction and non-fiction). She primarily specialises in editing memoir, autobiography and self-help books, but also has experience in writing for a range of publications.


She is otherwise a word nerd who enjoys bushwalking, fantasy/sci-fi films and telling terrible pun jokes.

Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
Fiction
Anthologies
Literary Fiction
Short Story
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Nature
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Work experience

Freelance Editor.

Busybird Publishing.
May, 2019 – Present (almost 2 years)

Editing, proofreading and formatting manuscripts ready for print and e-book publication.

Freelance Editor.

Self-employed
June, 2013 – Present (almost 8 years)

Editing and proofreading manuscripts, newsletters and local community theatre programs. I enjoy working closely with authors to help ensure that their manuscripts are the best that they can be.

Writer - Volunteer

Ferntree Gully News
January, 2012 – Present (about 9 years)

Writing and editing news articles ready for the paper and assisting the Editor with various tasks, while also managing the newspaper’s official website.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Become Extraordinary

Ryan, Janelle

How To Survive the Passing of Your Partner

Tania Neskovic

In 2006, I was told my Husband’s lung disease (bronchiectasis) had turned terminal. This is the story of our journey in my own words. I wrote this firstly because I wanted to get down on paper what this experience had been to go through. In deciding to publish, I am hoping that I give others who are going through or gone through the loss of their partner the courage to be brave, to face the aw... read more

In 2006, I was told my Husband’s lung disease (bronchiectasis) had turned terminal. This is the story of our journey in my own words. I wrote this firstly because I wanted to get down on paper what this experience had been to go through. In deciding to publish, I am hoping that I give others who are going through or gone through the loss of their partner the courage to be brave, to face the aw... read more

Maggie's Five ...the first in a LOVE story

Fitzgerald, Sandra, Syle, Sally, Hellyer, Meg

Atapi Sorceress

Gregory, Margaret

Maeven - Dragon Thief

Gregory, Margaret

Luke ...the second in a LOVE story

Fitzgerald, Sandra, Syle, Sally, Hellyer, Meg

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