Andrew Melvin

About me

I’ve been correcting and producing text of all kinds for more than 20 years. Since going freelance in 2015 I have:

  • Edited and/or proofread more than 80 books by authors from around the world for leading publishers and specialists
  • Completed editorial reviews of research papers and in-depth technical guides
  • Edited newsletters, reports, and varied material for organisations in the UK and elsewhere

My clients’ projects have covered a wide variety of subject areas, but my specialist knowledge includes:

  • Film, TV, theatre – I’ve been a juror for BAFTA Cymru and I can also edit scripts and use Final Draft
  • Games – role-playing games (RPGs), wargames, board/tabletop games, and video games
  • History – particularly military history and medieval history
  • Music – including playing, composing, and producing it

Besides non-fiction, if you’re writing a novel in the fantasy, science fiction, or historical genres, I would be very interested in editing your work.

Please don’t hesitate to let me know what you need, or visit to see how I can help you.


  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Script editing and reading
  • Writing


  • Five years as the in-house editor at a professional association
  • Sixteen years editing and writing for newspapers
  • Trainer and/or mentor for editors and journalists
  • Author of two books (SF and fantasy)

Qualifications and awards

  • Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
  • BA (Hons) English Literature
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists’ National Certificate Examination
  • Course in script reading (Industrial Scripts)
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