About

Meyer Literary is the boutique story services business of Angela Meyer, a passionate and skilled book industry professional with over fifteen years experience in Australia and overseas. Angela has been a bookseller, professional book reviewer, editor of trade magazine Books+Publishing, and a commissioning editor and publisher who acquired and edited a range of award-winning, internationally published and bestselling titles. Angela is also a published author.

Services

Meyer Literary offers a range of story services from manuscript assessments and structural advice through to copyediting and proofreading. She is passionate about both the pacing of story and the rhythm of sentences. She is not afraid of complex plots and characters, nor does she fear the semicolon.

  • “Angela’s unerring instinct for story makes her one of the best editors around. In particular, her skills in character development and its relationship to plot are outstanding. Having had the pleasure of working with Angela on three novels, I can attest to her high level of professionalism and easy manner.”
    —Emma Viskic
  • "Angela has a deep, intuitive feel for narrative backed up by brilliant technical skills and the ability to communicate editorial suggestions in a sensitive yet forthright manner. She is among the best editors I have ever worked with."
    —S.A. Jones
  • "I have worked with Angela on two books, and she left each of them significantly better than she found them. She cares as much about the books she works on as the author does. She has an extraordinary eye for structure and plot, and a forensic approach to character development. Her feedback is always detailed and insightful, and gives authors concrete guidance on how to plug any story or character holes. I really, really hope I get to work with Angela again."
    —Meg Keneally
  • Angela Meyer is a joy to work with. Every time I have worked with her, she has understood what I was trying to do immediately. Working with her has strengthened my fiction writing skills, but also my self-confidence. I always feel like I'm in good hands with Angela.
    —Alison Evans
  • "My experience working with Angela Meyer was uniformly excellent. Her approach to plot and story is open-minded, collegial and expert. The feedback she provided is the stuff all writers want: firm, provocative and helpful. Which is all a fancy way of saying, she is almost always right."
    —Iain Ryan