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Meredith Tennant

Meredith Tennant - Editor

Virginia

Thoughtful editing and meticulous proofreading, done with a sharp eye and gentle tongue.

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Dear Author,


You’re a writer; you may have written your first book. It might be fiction or nonfiction. It might be a cookbook, a memoir, or a children’s book. It might be a book of photographs, advice on how to break into a particular career, or a self-help manual. No matter: you’ve written a book and you know you need an editor. But you don’t know who to choose or what to expect, either from your editor or from the editorial process. You’re feeling a little uncertain and maybe even a little intimidated.

Don’t be.

What you’re feeling is completely normal and I deal with this all the time.

Producing a book is a collaborative effort. You’ve put in blood, sweat, and tears to get words out of your head and on to paper or screen. Now your editor steps in to help you make your book the best it can be. My job, as your editor, is to guide you, encourage you, and meet you at the finish line with a resounding cheer. You’ll find it all much less nerve-wracking than you expected and you may even find yourself enjoying it.

When we’re finished and you get the final, edited manuscript, you’ll look at it. You’ll recognize the words as definitely your words, but they will be somehow shinier and smoother, and you will marvel at how professional the work is. Yes, you are indeed a writer. You can feel proud.

Now go forth and publish.



For developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, or a preliminary talk, please contact me.



Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Fantasy Romance
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Religion & Spirituality

Work experience

Editor, copyeditor, proofreader

Self-employed
December, 2008 – Present (over 8 years)

I've been freelancing full time since 2008. Before that—way before that—I worked at Mitchell Beazley (now Octopus Publishing). In between the two, I raised children and helped various people with various jobs, all of them to do with words.

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Ask a Forensic Artist: Skulls, Suspects, and the Art of Solving Crime

Lisa Bailey

Understand the real-world methods that forensic artists use, and what it takes to enter the field. Are you fascinated by forensics? Do you wonder how the professionals in the field really do their job? Do you want to become a forensic artist too, but don't know how to get started? Ask a Forensic Artist has the answers, and tells you everything you need to know about one of the most fascinating... read more

Understand the real-world methods that forensic artists use, and what it takes to enter the field. Are you fascinated by forensics? Do you wonder how the professionals in the field really do their job? Do you want to become a forensic artist too, but don't know how to get started? Ask a Forensic Artist has the answers, and tells you everything you need to know about one of the most fascinating... read more

The Flatulent Pumpkin: First Steps Publishing (Magical Pumpkin)

Rodney Evans

Once upon a time a strange magical pumpkin appeared. Curiosity turned to excitement when the pumpkin goes POP! and a 10 year-old boy vanished! So who will help our ten-year-old and what will the pumpkin do next? Find out how he returns and learns the lesson of a lifetime. Check out other titles including The Flatulent Pumpkin's instant classic Gone with the Wind!This story will warm your heart... read more

Once upon a time a strange magical pumpkin appeared. Curiosity turned to excitement when the pumpkin goes POP! and a 10 year-old boy vanished! So who will help our ten-year-old and what will the pumpkin do next? Find out how he returns and learns the lesson of a lifetime. Check out other titles including The Flatulent Pumpkin's instant classic Gone with the Wind!This story will warm your heart... read more

The Case of the Plucked Chicken (The Flatulent Pumpkin Series) (Volume 2)

Rodney Evans

First time in print this Bestseller features fantastic illustrations by renowned artist Gary Wein. This book teaches Courage and Responsibility while being the funniest chicken story you'll ever read. Once upon a time plucked chickens start appearing in every kitchen. Where do these rogue chickens come from and how did they get a peculiar attitude? No one will know until the sheriff cracks the... read more

First time in print this Bestseller features fantastic illustrations by renowned artist Gary Wein. This book teaches Courage and Responsibility while being the funniest chicken story you'll ever read. Once upon a time plucked chickens start appearing in every kitchen. Where do these rogue chickens come from and how did they get a peculiar attitude? No one will know until the sheriff cracks the... read more

Gone with the Wind (Magical Pumpkin Book 4)

Rodney Evans

The New Bestseller.Something has gone horribly wrong in the magical little town of Darlinia. The teacher didn’t come back from lunch break. The kids investigate and discover that all of the adults in town are gone! Did it have something to do with the strange noises? The kids don’t think it has anything to do with the huge secrets they’ve been keeping, but could it? See how the children mature... read more

The New Bestseller.Something has gone horribly wrong in the magical little town of Darlinia. The teacher didn’t come back from lunch break. The kids investigate and discover that all of the adults in town are gone! Did it have something to do with the strange noises? The kids don’t think it has anything to do with the huge secrets they’ve been keeping, but could it? See how the children mature... read more

The Fart Who Came to Dinner (Magical Pumpkin Book 3)

Rodney Evans

The ideal book to help young boys understand manners! The most gracious, fun and hardworking person in the world turns out to be a ten-year old boy with a teensy problem. He’s so much fun all the children want to play with him. He’s so polite and respectful all the adults want him as their child. Why can’t he hear one very special thing about him? And why doesn’t he care? Find out how he wins ... read more

The ideal book to help young boys understand manners! The most gracious, fun and hardworking person in the world turns out to be a ten-year old boy with a teensy problem. He’s so much fun all the children want to play with him. He’s so polite and respectful all the adults want him as their child. Why can’t he hear one very special thing about him? And why doesn’t he care? Find out how he wins ... read more

Johnny Big-Ears, Meets His New Neighbor Suzy(Mom's Choice Award Recipient)

John Paul Padilla

Suzy is a beautiful little girl, but she feels self-conscious about her looks because she is overweight. In her old town people teased her. Now that she has moved to a new town, she is worried she will be teased again. Suzy wishes she could be more like her happy, energetic little sister. Suzy is about to meet Johnny BIG-EARS for the first time. He will teach her that not all kids are mean. Su... read more

Suzy is a beautiful little girl, but she feels self-conscious about her looks because she is overweight. In her old town people teased her. Now that she has moved to a new town, she is worried she will be teased again. Suzy wishes she could be more like her happy, energetic little sister. Suzy is about to meet Johnny BIG-EARS for the first time. He will teach her that not all kids are mean. Su... read more

Operation Airthief

Jerry Shively

A World War II Aviation Adventure novel based upon real events. A British test pilot and a Royal Commando set out to steal a new German fighter plane which is wreaking havoc with the Raf , and could turn the tide of the war. The author knew the pilot , but such was the modesty of this fine man that he only by accident learned of this audacious plot. What evolves is a fascinating story with ele... read more

A World War II Aviation Adventure novel based upon real events. A British test pilot and a Royal Commando set out to steal a new German fighter plane which is wreaking havoc with the Raf , and could turn the tide of the war. The author knew the pilot , but such was the modesty of this fine man that he only by accident learned of this audacious plot. What evolves is a fascinating story with ele... read more

Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours

Ruth Barnes

Bring Morocco into your kitchen with Ruth Barnes, the Petite Gourmande. In Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours, Ruth Barnes bring to life the rich culinary history of her family's homeland while also making the cuisine accessible to the home cook. She shares her tips and techniques for preparing Moroccan classics like bastilla, lamb with apricots and prunes, and chicken wi... read more

Bring Morocco into your kitchen with Ruth Barnes, the Petite Gourmande. In Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours, Ruth Barnes bring to life the rich culinary history of her family's homeland while also making the cuisine accessible to the home cook. She shares her tips and techniques for preparing Moroccan classics like bastilla, lamb with apricots and prunes, and chicken wi... read more

The Glow of Paris: The Bridges of Paris at Night

Gary Zuercher

Paris at night. Already we're expecting something special. And that's exactly what Gary Zuercher gives us in this gorgeous collection of photographs. Over a period of five years, he took his cameras out into the Parisian night to capture stunningly evocative images of the bridges that span the Seine. Using his artistic eye and sophisticated photographic technique, he created these glorious bla... read more

Paris at night. Already we're expecting something special. And that's exactly what Gary Zuercher gives us in this gorgeous collection of photographs. Over a period of five years, he took his cameras out into the Parisian night to capture stunningly evocative images of the bridges that span the Seine. Using his artistic eye and sophisticated photographic technique, he created these glorious bla... read more

Vegan 101: A Vegan Cookbook: Learn to Cook Plant-Based Meals that Satisfy Everyone

Jenny Engel, Heather Bell

“Not only are the dishes in Vegan 101: A Vegan Cookbook so impressive that they rock the kitchen, they are easy-peasy to prepare―even for a big eater but cooking dunce like me!”―Ingrid Newkirk, President of PETANow more than ever people are choosing to make vegan meals part of their regular rotation. But with so many vegan cookbooks and blogs available, knowing exactly how to start can be chal... read more

“Not only are the dishes in Vegan 101: A Vegan Cookbook so impressive that they rock the kitchen, they are easy-peasy to prepare―even for a big eater but cooking dunce like me!”―Ingrid Newkirk, President of PETANow more than ever people are choosing to make vegan meals part of their regular rotation. But with so many vegan cookbooks and blogs available, knowing exactly how to start can be chal... read more

All-in-One Dutch Oven Cookbook for Two: One-Pot Meals You'll Both Love

Janet A. Zimmerman

With one-pot meals specifically designed for duos, the All-In-One Dutch Oven Cookbook for Two is your ultimate solution to unwanted leftovers.Many Dutch oven cookbooks offer recipes meant to serve 6 or more. But why overspend on pricey ingredients or waste time in the kitchen you’re only cooking for two? The All-In-One Dutch Oven Cookbook for Two will show you how to create the wholesome, deli... read more

With one-pot meals specifically designed for duos, the All-In-One Dutch Oven Cookbook for Two is your ultimate solution to unwanted leftovers.Many Dutch oven cookbooks offer recipes meant to serve 6 or more. But why overspend on pricey ingredients or waste time in the kitchen you’re only cooking for two? The All-In-One Dutch Oven Cookbook for Two will show you how to create the wholesome, deli... read more

The Retirement Rescue Plan: Retirement Planning Solutions for the Millions of Americans Who Haven't Saved "Enough"

Melissa Phipps

"...fresh, realistic, and comprehensive solutions for the millions of Americans who haven't saved enough for retirement."—NANCY COLLAMER, Public Speaker, Career Coach, and Author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit Your Passions During Semi-RetirementWhen financial planning expert Melissa Phipps decided to quit her 9-to-5 and start her own business, she told herself, "the time is now." I... read more

"...fresh, realistic, and comprehensive solutions for the millions of Americans who haven't saved enough for retirement."—NANCY COLLAMER, Public Speaker, Career Coach, and Author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit Your Passions During Semi-RetirementWhen financial planning expert Melissa Phipps decided to quit her 9-to-5 and start her own business, she told herself, "the time is now." I... read more

The Esquire Guide to Bodyweight Training: Calisthenics to Look and Feel Your Best from the Boardroom to the Bedroom

Adam Schersten

From the editors of Esquire magazine and top-tier personal trainer Adam Schersten comes the ultimate bodyweight training guide for the modern man. Drop the dumbbells. Ditch the weights. Get in shape and stay in shape with this strength training roster of do-anywhere exercises and calisthenics programs. This is the portable personal trainer for the man on the move―no heavy machines or gym membe... read more

From the editors of Esquire magazine and top-tier personal trainer Adam Schersten comes the ultimate bodyweight training guide for the modern man. Drop the dumbbells. Ditch the weights. Get in shape and stay in shape with this strength training roster of do-anywhere exercises and calisthenics programs. This is the portable personal trainer for the man on the move―no heavy machines or gym membe... read more

Trust: The Alex Conner Chronicles Book One

Parker Sinclair

Alex Conner’s nights of event planning and partying in San Diego, California have taken a turn for the worse as nightmares invade her mind on a daily basis. The memories of the vile man she exiled using the powers inherited from her mother and grandmother are all but breaking into her living hours, and nothing is working to keep her nightmares at bay. Will she ultimately be the one responsible... read more

Alex Conner’s nights of event planning and partying in San Diego, California have taken a turn for the worse as nightmares invade her mind on a daily basis. The memories of the vile man she exiled using the powers inherited from her mother and grandmother are all but breaking into her living hours, and nothing is working to keep her nightmares at bay. Will she ultimately be the one responsible... read more

Truth: The Alex Conner Chronicles Book Two

Parker Sinclair

Now that Alex can no longer deny her heritage as an Earthen Protector, everything comes crashing down around her. Alex’s estranged mom has enlisted her help in finding Alex’s father; a man who was presumed dead since before she was born. While she waits and trains with Dana, the Mistress of Weaponry and Potions, innocent people, some who she dearly loves, face unspeakable horrors. Alex and her... read more

Now that Alex can no longer deny her heritage as an Earthen Protector, everything comes crashing down around her. Alex’s estranged mom has enlisted her help in finding Alex’s father; a man who was presumed dead since before she was born. While she waits and trains with Dana, the Mistress of Weaponry and Potions, innocent people, some who she dearly loves, face unspeakable horrors. Alex and her... read more

Forbidden: An Alex Conner Chronicles Novella (Volume 3)

Parker Sinclair

Sandra's first book in the Alex Conner Chronicles for urban adult fantasy supernatural suspense, paranormal romance, & magical realism lovers! Reader's will enjoy the book best after reading Trust & Truth. Sandra is a bombshell. She also happens to be a Seer, and Earthen Protector Alex Conner’s best friend. When Alex goes missing, Sandra seeks help from the one person she is forbidden to conta... read more

Sandra's first book in the Alex Conner Chronicles for urban adult fantasy supernatural suspense, paranormal romance, & magical realism lovers! Reader's will enjoy the book best after reading Trust & Truth. Sandra is a bombshell. She also happens to be a Seer, and Earthen Protector Alex Conner’s best friend. When Alex goes missing, Sandra seeks help from the one person she is forbidden to conta... read more

Bravo and Elphie: Free gift inside (Elphie's books Book 2)

Hagit R. Oron

Elphie has a new pet rat called Bravo. Once he gets over being shy and awkward, Elphie takes Bravo to the park where they play and have fun.Bravo is much more adventurous than the timid Elphie, who won’t climb on the monkey bars in case he falls off and gets hurt and won’t go up the red slide because it’s just too high and reaches into the sky.But when Bravo climbs to the top of the red slide ... read more

Elphie has a new pet rat called Bravo. Once he gets over being shy and awkward, Elphie takes Bravo to the park where they play and have fun.Bravo is much more adventurous than the timid Elphie, who won’t climb on the monkey bars in case he falls off and gets hurt and won’t go up the red slide because it’s just too high and reaches into the sky.But when Bravo climbs to the top of the red slide ... read more

The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook: 100 Simple Recipes for Beloved Persian Food Favorites

Shadi HasanzadeNemati

From the kitchens of Persian families to your dining table, with The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook you’ll enjoy easy-to-follow recipes that achieve the vibrant flavors of authentic Persian cuisine.Yogurt, eggplant, lamb kebabs, saffron rice―if you have ever dined in a Persian restaurant then you know how rich, tantalizing, and satisfying Persian cuisine is. Yet many assume that making fav... read more

From the kitchens of Persian families to your dining table, with The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook you’ll enjoy easy-to-follow recipes that achieve the vibrant flavors of authentic Persian cuisine.Yogurt, eggplant, lamb kebabs, saffron rice―if you have ever dined in a Persian restaurant then you know how rich, tantalizing, and satisfying Persian cuisine is. Yet many assume that making fav... read more

Echo and the Most Beautiful Butterfly

Lechelle Calderwood

Many caterpillars gather together to vote in the Most Beautiful Butterfly Contest. The millipedes with all their feet are in charge of judging! Echo the caterpillar wonders how she will choose one butterfly as being more beautiful than another. Among the millipedes and butterflies, Echo learns how to stand up for what she thinks is right.

Many caterpillars gather together to vote in the Most Beautiful Butterfly Contest. The millipedes with all their feet are in charge of judging! Echo the caterpillar wonders how she will choose one butterfly as being more beautiful than another. Among the millipedes and butterflies, Echo learns how to stand up for what she thinks is right.

Impala

Andrew Diamond

An Amazon Best Book of the Month - Sept. 2016 - Mystery/Thriller An IndieReader/Huffington Post Best of 2016 Selection A Kirkus Recommended Review - September 2016First Place Winner - Genre Fiction - 24th Annual Writer's Digest Awards After four years on the straight and narrow, Russell Fitzpatrick has a boring job, the wrong woman, and an itch for something more. All he needs to get his life ... read more

An Amazon Best Book of the Month - Sept. 2016 - Mystery/Thriller An IndieReader/Huffington Post Best of 2016 Selection A Kirkus Recommended Review - September 2016First Place Winner - Genre Fiction - 24th Annual Writer's Digest Awards After four years on the straight and narrow, Russell Fitzpatrick has a boring job, the wrong woman, and an itch for something more. All he needs to get his life ... read more

Silent Mermaid: A Retelling of The Little Mermaid (The Classical Kingdoms Collection Book 5)

Brittany Fichter

How does a silent mermaid win a war of song? How does she break the siren song of another that holds her beloved captive?After being touched by the sun at birth, Princess Arianna has grown up imprisoned between two worlds, neither fully mermaid nor fully human. Her life is one of solitude and dreams. But when she loses her family and her kingdom in a war between man and merfolk, she is forced ... read more

How does a silent mermaid win a war of song? How does she break the siren song of another that holds her beloved captive?After being touched by the sun at birth, Princess Arianna has grown up imprisoned between two worlds, neither fully mermaid nor fully human. Her life is one of solitude and dreams. But when she loses her family and her kingdom in a war between man and merfolk, she is forced ... read more

The Microbiome Diet Plan: Six Weeks to Lose Weight and Improve Your Gut Health

Danielle Capalino

“In The Microbiome Diet Plan, Danielle Capalino arms you with an implementable six-week plan to eat your way towards weight loss and digestive health. This book will be a valuable resource for anyone looking to feel better, and look better, starting from the inside out.”—Dr. Gerard E. Mullin, gastroenterologist, nutritionist, author of The Gut Balance Revolution, and creator of The Food MD blo... read more

“In The Microbiome Diet Plan, Danielle Capalino arms you with an implementable six-week plan to eat your way towards weight loss and digestive health. This book will be a valuable resource for anyone looking to feel better, and look better, starting from the inside out.”—Dr. Gerard E. Mullin, gastroenterologist, nutritionist, author of The Gut Balance Revolution, and creator of The Food MD blo... read more

Meredith has 8 reviews

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Martin Buckley

Meridith was wonderful to work with, hope to work together on another project soon.

, July 2017


Daniel Nanto

Meredith is an amazing editor and very easy to work with. She did an amazing job on my book and I couldn't be happier with the results. She was very professional, and was willing to work with me on my budget to find something that worked for both of us. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a great editor, and I hope to use her again in the future!

, July 2017


Elvira DiBrigit

Meredith handled the final proof editing of my manuscript. She was easy to work with, gave me some wise suggestions, and got the work done much faster than I expected. I would be glad to work with Meredith again, and would highly recommend her to my friends.

, June 2017


Jason Wuerch

Overall... fantastic. Did excellent work, great communication, and couldn't have asked for more. Highly recommended.

, June 2017


Kevin Martin

Working with Meredith proved extremely pleasant. She more than exceeded my expectations and her services are a great value. This is my first-time working with a professional editor, and she made the process smooth and enjoyable. She always responded promptly and returned both the line edits and proofread before our target deadlines. I have already recommended her to my friends and I look forwa...

, June 2017

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