Andrew Melvin

Professional Member
Location Sully, near Cardiff
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Copy-editing, proofreading, rewriting, developmental or substantive editing, writing, copywriting, website editing, anglicizing and Americanizing, research


  • Freelance since 2015
  • Five years as English editor at the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, setting the editorial standards for all kinds of documents targeted at thousands of actuaries, regulators, the media, and financial professionals
  • Sixteen years editing and writing for newspapers, including senior positions at Media Wales, publisher of the South Wales Echo, Western Mail, and Wales on Sunday
  • I have trained and/or mentored journalists and editors 
  • I have self-published two books (SF and fantasy)


  • BA (Hons) English Literature
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists’ National Certificate Examination
  • My latest training/continuing professional development has included courses on effective editing and script reading, and a workshop on storytelling

Recent projects

  • Editing and proofreading a wide variety of books by UK and international authors for leading non-fiction publishers. The subject areas have included: films, music, education, finance, health, history, new media/technology, politics, society, and religion
  • Completing editorial reviews of research papers and in-depth technical guides for financial experts
  • Editing newsletters and other material for a global professional association
  • Editing and writing travel and lifestyle content for a prominent tech company