About

Background

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I’m a freelance journalist and editor with eight years of experience. I have a bachelor’s degree in English and linguistics from Georgetown University and a master of the arts in nonfiction writing from the Johns Hopkins University.

By day, I am a program manager and communications director at the International Reporting Project (IRP), an independent journalism organization based in Washington, D.C. Previously, I worked as an assistant editor at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

In my spare time, I moderate two book clubs: Nonfiction at One More Page Books & More and Read Harder at Upshur Street Books. Drop by sometime!

Writing

My articles, essays and reviews have been published by The Washington Post, Quartz, The Atlantic, Vice, The GuardianUSA Today, Fusion, Slate, Delaware State News and elsewhere; and I have appeared on CNN and Feature Story News.

I focus primarily on health, climate change, gender and poverty, and the intersections therein. I also enjoy writing about subcultures and internet culture–including regular contributions to Panels.net, a site devoted to comics and all things geeky.

My fiction has been published by District Lines, Magical: An Anthology, and Grace and Gravity (forthcoming).

Editing

I’m a trained copyeditor and proofreader who has worked on articles, reports, books, annual reports, grants, and other editorial projects. Previous clients have included nonprofits, research institutions, businesses and individual authors.

I have a particular interest in international affairs, in addition to science, health, technology, and gender. I’m proficient in Chicago, MLA, and AP styles, and quickly learn individual house styles as well.

Contact Me

If you have any ideas, comments, links, or suggestions, please feel free to email me at MelodyASchreiber [at] gmail.com or contact me through any of the social networks you see to the right.

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