Meredith Nelson

92 Pinehurst Ave., Apt. 4L New York, NY 10033 USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

I've been a first-rate copy editor for about 150 years, a decade of which was spent on the sixth-largest daily newspaper in the country. My work on national consumer magazines is also extensive and includes a great deal of fact-checking experience. My advertising agency clients include the behemoth McCann, Strat Farm, The Cooper Group, Visual Alchemy, BBDO and Alexander Design. I have reported and written stories from all over the world: an on-the-ground piece about tensions in the West Bank city of Hebron; magazine profiles of Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's Morning Joe and CNN's Jack Cafferty; features on chic prosthetics, giant racing mechs, and bionic skin; and so much more. Clips available on request. My knowledge of AP style is Talmudic and I am well-versed in The Chicago Manual of Style, AMA style and Words Into Type. I'm a versatile and devoted wordsmith, obsessively attentive to detail. It's an occupational hazard. What can I say? I love the language. Hire me. You'll like me.


Copy Editor
30 Years
30 Years
30 Years


30 Years
Other, Specify
30 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Newspaper - National
15 Years
Advertising agency
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Daily News (10+), Martha Stewart Living (3-5), Lifestyle Media (10+), (10+), Mechanical Engineering (10+), Kirkus Reviews (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

MCCann (10+), The Cooper Group (10+), Alexander Design (10+)

Other Work History

Copy editor, Kirkus Reviews. Writer for, a nonprofit news website focusing on education issues in the United States co-founded by former CNN host and education reform activist Campbell Brown. Writer and reporter for Mechanical Engineering magazine. Worked for a decade (1992-2002) as news copy editor for the Daily News, the sixth-largest daily newspaper in the country. While there also frequently worked in features and business departments. Copy chief for Lifestyle Media Inc., which published 10 arts and sports-related magazines, including Dance Spirit, State Directions, Pointe and American Cheerleader. Freelance experience on national consumer magazines and newspapers includes Martha Stewart Living, Cosmopolitan, the New York Post, In Touch, Penthouse, Star and the Lens. Advertising agency clients include McCann.

Foreign Language Skills

Working knowledge of Spanish.

Computer Skills

Quark, Adobe InDesign, MS Word; writer and editor for news websites and print publications.


On request.


Wagenheim Memorial Prize, fiction writing (short story)



Profile of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski continued.
Profile of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski.