Experience

Angela’s debut novel, A Superior Spectre, is published in Australia and New Zealand, the UK, and in audio. It has been shortlisted for five literary awards. Her novella, Joan Smokes, won the inaugural Mslexia Novella Award. She has also published fiction and nonfiction in a range of magazines, journals and websites. You can view her author page here.

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 has also taught numerous workshops and seminars on writing and publishing, and she has mentored and coached other writers all throughout her career. She has also worked with businesses, in industries ranging from space to fashion, on their web content and publications.

Specialisation

Angela’s main area of interest is fiction (literary and genre, including speculative, historical and crime). She loves to work on socially and politically aware fiction, including manuscripts with mental health, LGBTIQ+, feminist and environmental themes.

For individual clients, Angela specialises in ‘big picture’ editing – helping authors make decisions about character motivation, story structure, style, and themes and concerns of the manuscript. She also helps with aspects of tension, pace, and general ‘readability’ of a work.

  • 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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • “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