Meredith Olson

Freelance Writer, Editor, and Researcher

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

Dynamic writing, editing, and research professional looking for full-time position in publishing, digital media, and related industries.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Lifestyle
  • Travel
  • Blogs
  • Creative
  • Human Interest
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Entertainment
  • News
  • Web Content
  • Word
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Copywriting

Work history

Currently

Freelance Writer, Editor and Research Consultant

Various/self

Jan 2011
  • • Refinery29 and Refinery29 UK: Propose and write articles • Brokelyn.com: Propose, research, write, edit articles, plan events, secure sponsors, promote site • New York Family: Research and write articles for family and children focused site and paper • AOL.com: Seed 2.0: Copy edit content for AOL and its affiliate channels and partners • Women’s International Squash Players Association: Design and produce marketing brochure • Personal BlackBox: Market research, including creative and image consulting and editing

2015

Masters Student

University College London

Aug 2014 - Nov 2015
  • • Master of Arts, English: Issues in Modern Culture, expected • Issues in Modern Culture course focused on 19th and 20th century authors who consistently “made it new”, and the cultural, philosophical, and technological contexts of their work • Completed dissertation “Self-Silencing in the Dystopias of Kazuo Ishiguro and Michel Faber” under guidance from Dr. Matthew Beaumont

2014

Editorial Assistant

Condé Nast Publications

Feb 2012 - Jun 2014
  • As a more non-traditional junior role in a small and dynamic group, my position as the Editorial Assistant in Condé Nast's Special Interest Publications group allowed me to contribute to editorial, marketing, social media, writing, vendor outreach, merchandise and market research, and administrative efforts. Responsibilities included: • Research, copy edit, and fact-check for digital and print Special Interest Publications (SIPs) • Conduct market, merchandise, and style research • Storyboarding, idea generation and project organization, text edits, index organization and check • Working across international and domestic Condé Nast holdings • Manage administrative tasks for print and digital groups • Serve as Assistant to Executive Director of Content Development

2012

Online Intern

Wenner Media

Sep 2011 - Feb 2012
  • • Assist online editors with CMS input, pitch and write Tumblr entries • Research and compose hourly social media updates • Write video and song summaries, transcribe interviews

2011

Publicity Intern

Perseus Books Group

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011
  • Perseus Books Group focuses on independent publishers, and its imprint Basic Books specializes in non-fiction by intellectuals, journalists, and scholars. • Write and edit galley letters, press releases, questionnaires, inquiries for releases • Edit and update database entries, create production schedules, respond to communications

2011

Assistant

White Mountain Films

Sep 2009 - Mar 2011
  • WMF is a documentary film and production company created by award-winning filmmaker George Butler (Pumping Iron, The Endurance, Roving Mars, and Tiger Tiger, among others). • Managed office and coordinated all business affairs and correspondence • Produced proposals, press kits, and spreadsheets • Performed research for potential documentary subjects

Education

2015

English: Issues in Modern Culture

University College London

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • • Issues in Modern Culture course focused on 19th and 20th century authors who consistently “made it new”, and the cultural, philosophical, and technological contexts of their work • Completed dissertation “Self-Silencing in the Dystopias of Kazuo Ishiguro and Michel Faber” under guidance from Dr. Matthew Beaumont

2009

BA English

Duke University

Jul 2005 - Apr 2009
  • English, Spanish Language and Literature, Political Science