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Melanie Hatter

Melanie Hatter - Editor

Washington, D.C.

Offering affordable editing services with 20+ years of writing and editing experience in fiction and non-fiction.

Overview

Writing is my passion! I started my career as a newspaper journalist and later switched to the corporate world working on newsletters, websites, speeches and blogs. Now I write and edit short stories and novels. My debut novel, "The Color of My Soul," won the Washington Writers' Publishing House Fiction Prize in 2011 and my short story collection, "Let No One Weep for Me" was released this year. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hampton University and a Master of Arts in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.

Let me help you bring your book to life.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
African American fiction Anthologies Cultural & Ethnic Themes Literature Short Story Women's Fiction

Awards

  • Washington Writers' Publishing House Fiction Prize

Work experience

Writer/Editor

Melanie S. Hatter

February, 2012 – Present (almost 5 years)

Providing book editing and e-book formatting services.

Corporate Communications Director

Hilton Worldwide

March, 2011 – April, 2012 (about 1 year)

Managed internal communications working closely with the Senior Vice President for the HR department to craft and distribute messages to employees via website, blogs, newsletters and email.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Health and Fitness for Seniors Second Edition

Newlin Hewson

Drawing from his years pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle, W. Newlin Hewson, Ph.D., created "Health and Fitness for Seniors" to offer guidance for a healthy and contributory lifestyle throughout the retirement years. In this Second Edition, Hewson provides an expanded section on reducing stress, along with tips on how to get started with an exercise program, offering examples of specific ... read more

Drawing from his years pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle, W. Newlin Hewson, Ph.D., created "Health and Fitness for Seniors" to offer guidance for a healthy and contributory lifestyle throughout the retirement years. In this Second Edition, Hewson provides an expanded section on reducing stress, along with tips on how to get started with an exercise program, offering examples of specific ... read more

The Color of My Soul

Melanie S. Hatter

What happens when you discover your father didn't die in Vietnam, like your mother said he did, and he's white, not black like you? What happens when the future your family has set for you doesn't fit into your dreams? The Color of My Soul takes you on a journey through race and culture, family loyalty and self discovery.

What happens when you discover your father didn't die in Vietnam, like your mother said he did, and he's white, not black like you? What happens when the future your family has set for you doesn't fit into your dreams? The Color of My Soul takes you on a journey through race and culture, family loyalty and self discovery.

Let No One Weep for Me: Stories of Love and Loss

Melanie Hatter

In these 15 poignant stories, Melanie S. Hatter explores the tenuous hold we have on those we love, the heartache of loss, and the peace of self-discovery. The characters make their way through an often confusing world. They grapple with the complex nature of relationships and struggle to understand their place in such roles as wife, husband, lover, mother, daughter. The collection opens with ... read more

In these 15 poignant stories, Melanie S. Hatter explores the tenuous hold we have on those we love, the heartache of loss, and the peace of self-discovery. The characters make their way through an often confusing world. They grapple with the complex nature of relationships and struggle to understand their place in such roles as wife, husband, lover, mother, daughter. The collection opens with ... read more

Health and Fitness for Seniors

W. Hewson

Drawing from his years pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle, W. Newlin Hewson, Ph.D., created "Health and Fitness for Seniors" to offer guidance for a healthy and contributory lifestyle throughout the retirement years. Hewson provides tips on how to get started with an exercise program, offering examples of specific exercises you can do while watching TV! He encourages participation in seni... read more

Drawing from his years pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle, W. Newlin Hewson, Ph.D., created "Health and Fitness for Seniors" to offer guidance for a healthy and contributory lifestyle throughout the retirement years. Hewson provides tips on how to get started with an exercise program, offering examples of specific exercises you can do while watching TV! He encourages participation in seni... read more

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