Potter, Meryl DE

Contact Information: Distinguished Editor
ABN: 45 529 947 236
GPO Box 668, Hobart Tasmania 7001
Email: merylpotter@iprimus.com.au
Experience: More than 30 years in book, magazine, academic journal, custom and government publishing, and in corporate communication (both in-house and freelance).

In-house publishing experience includes Weldon Owen, Murdoch Magazines, Reader’s Digest, Custom Media Group (Studio and Production Manager), UNSW Press (Managing Editor), Pascal Press (Secondary Publisher).

In-house experience in corporate communication includes William M. Mercer and Watson Wyatt (Practice Leader), insurance companies and superannuation funds.

Many years teaching experience at secondary, tertiary and adult levels. Lecturer in editing at Macleay College in the Book Editing and Publishing diploma course 2000–2013.

Lead writer/developer accreditation exam for IPEd, 2008 (first exam), 2009, 2014 and 2016.

Qualifications: BA (Hons), Dip Ed (University of Sydney), Diploma in Financial Advising (SIA).
Computer Capability: PC and Mac. Skills include QuarkXPress and InDesign.
Services Offered: Project management, concept to publication, including team, design and production management. Manuscript development, structural and copy editing, proofreading, copy fitting and indexing. Plain English writing, rewriting and editing. Technical and marketing writing and editing. Instructional design and development of educational and training materials. Website content. Training.
Type of Material: General non-fiction, including complex illustrated books, and multi-author and reference books. Exhibition catalogues and books. Journals and journal articles. Educational books and training materials, including teacher resources, and academic books. Annual reports, newsletters, suites of marketing material and business letters. Multi-author works. Tenders and proposals.
Subject Specialities: Biography and memoir, history, politics, archaeology, geography and the environment, art, craft, cookery, gardening, reference, investment, financial planning and investor education, superannuation, and management and leadership. Experience across a very wide range of subjects.
Special Skills/Interests: Keen eye for detail alongside a grasp of the bigger picture. Project management. Writing, rewriting and editing complex or technical material for a general audience. Plain English. Exhibition materials. Investor education.
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