Professional Editor, Writer, Scriptwriter, Publicist

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Professional book editor and author Melanie Saxton

Professional Editor • Expert Ghostwriter • Experienced Copywriter

How exciting that you want to write a book or have one ready to edit. I’m a Texas-based editor, ghostwriter and journalist, but wear other hats too. I enjoy screenwriting, copyediting and content development, and fortunately for me, I work with clients throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. I’d love to help you too!

Affiliations

Awards and Recognition

Experience

Education

  • Pursuing a master’s degree in mass communication—digital media
  • English degree from University of Houston
  • Associates degree from Blinn College
    • Medical and legal terminology coursework
    • Copywriting
  • Paralegal Certification

Editing • Proofreading • Ghostwriting • Editorial

Writing Consultant • Scripts • Screenplays • Fiction • Nonfiction

American Cancer Society Media Award

My grandma (1910 – 2000) was a stout little German-Irish personality who suffered from advanced Alzheimer’s disease. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1990s, and until then I knew very little about the disease. But when someone you love suffers…well, it becomes intensely personal. In fact, it influenced my writing career.

I wrote “Pink Divas,” a magazine cover feature about breast cancer survival and support, eight years after my grandmother’s death. Little did I know that the following year it would receive an Excellence in Cancer Journalism Award from the American Cancer Society.

This media award is given to radio, television, newspaper and magazine journalists, and I was honored to be one of only 16 recognized by the American Cancer Society throughout Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

Publicist for Authors and Businesses

  • Social media management
  • Wikipedia editor • page development
  • IMDb pagepublicist development • IMDb Pro
  • Website updates
  • Bookings
  • Announcements
  • Editorial
  • Strategy
  • Scripting

Career in Media

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I’ve grown an enormous portfolio of work in local, national and international publications—and that took a lot of hard work! If I had to choose, my favorite assignment was visiting the cowboy churches of Texas and writing about those adventures. That article, entitled “God’s Country,” was published in the national magazine American Cowboy.

My work has been featured in the following publications as a writer, journalist or contributing editor:

Houston Modern Luxury, Hot Springs Life and Home, Houston Lifestyles & Homes Magazine, Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes Magazine, Cy-Fair Lifestyles & Homes Magazine, The Woodlands Lifestyles & Homes Magazine, Katy Lifestyles & Homes Magazine, Katy Christian Magazine, Fort Bend Christian Magazine, Positive Impact Magazine, Katy Magazine, absolutely! Katy Magazine, absolutely! Memorial Magazine,  American Cowboy, World Coal, World Cement, International Cement Review, Gulf Construction, and Dry Cargo International.

Podcast Interview

To hear more about my academic background, writing experiences, and career as a professional editor, listen to my YourChron.com podcast interview with actor, author, and entrepreneur, Scott Pitney. It’s never too late to chase a graduate degree!

Need a professional editor, ghostwriter or copywriter? I can help!

Contact melanie@melaniesaxtonmedia.com to discuss your project.