Matthew Summers is a professional editor, proofreader, and award-winning blogger. He currently has over five years of experience working in speculative fiction both as an editor and beta reader for authors such as Greig Beck, Devin Madson, and Mitchell Hogan. For the last two years, he has worked for leading publisher Cohesion Press, editing some of the best local and international authors in the industry.
He currently holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Master of Arts, and a Graduate Diploma of Education. He has also completed a Certificate IV in Professional Editing and Proofreading, and is currently working towards his Diploma.
Matthew won a Ditmar Award in 2017 for his role in the “2016 Australian SF Snapshot” series. His blog Smash Dragons continues to offer reviews and opinion pieces relevant to speculative fiction both nationally and internationally.
As a lifelong fan of speculative fiction, Matthew is constantly on the hunt for new authors and stories to read. When he doesn’t have his head stuck in a book, he likes to spend time with his family and friends.
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