Meg Yates

Meg Yates - Editor

Philadelphia, PA, USA

With an MFA in CWR, an MA in publishing, and 3 years experience in a publishing house, I'm excited to use my skills to help craft your WIP!

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Overview

I have an MFA in creative writing focusing on novel craft and an MA in publishing focusing on children's books. For the past three years, I have worked at a small publisher and have worked in marketing, data, and am currently an editor.

Young adult is my jam! It has been, and will always be, my favorite genre to read and write. There is just something about the teenage angst that I cannot get enough of! Don't worry I'll mark up where you wrote 'let go of a breath I didn't realize I was holding' so no one rolls their eyes. The only person who should be doing the eye rolling is your main character when their love interest just doesn't get it or when their parents try to step in to be the hero.

As an editor, I have worked on both fiction and non-fiction. Some genres I have covered are historical fiction, true crime, paranormal, and history (non-fiction). As a beta reader, I have worked on contemporary, science fiction, and fantasy across all age groups.

Classes I took in my graduate programs include the following:
-Novel Craft
-Constructing the Novel
-Workshopping the Novel
-School and Library Publishing
-Young Adult Literature/workshop
-Gothic Literature
-Roles of an Editor
-Social Media and Branding
-Writing the Graphic Novel
-Poetry Workshop
-Graphic Design

I can't wait to work on your next Work In Progress with you!
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
New Adult
Social & Family Issues
Young Adult Fantasy
Non-Fiction
History
True Crime

Certifications

  • MFA Creative Writing--Rosemont College 2021
  • MA Publishing--Rosemont College 2021
  • Certificate in Novel Writing--Rosemont College 2021

Awards

  • Thesis with Distinction: Publishing 2021
  • The Sister Marion Callahan SHCJ Publishing Program Award, 2021

Work experience

Editor

Casemate Group
October, 2018 – March, 2022 (over 3 years)

This company primarily focuses on non-fiction. However, my passion and focus is Young Adult fiction.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

To Boldly Go: Leadership, Strategy, and Conflict in the 21st Century and Beyond

Klug, Jonathan, Leonard, Steven, Ryan, Major General Mick

Vagabonds: Tourists in the Heart of Darkness

Brokhausen, Nick, Miller, Jeff

Capital of Spies: Intelligence Agencies in Berlin During the Cold War

Kellerhoff, Sven Felix, von Kostka, Bernd, Lyons, Linden

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John W. Nassivera
Meg was a true partner and editor. She invested not only in my story, but in supporting my development in the craft of storytelling and authorship. My collaboration with Meg moved me forward in my journey to becoming a better writer and understanding my readers. I highly recommend Meg and I'm looking forward to our next collaboration.

John W. Nassivera, July 2022

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