Meri Paterson

The ideas business and other interests


This is a headlines-only version of my CV. If you’re interested in more details, you may email me.


Analyst Consultant, GreySpark Partners (December 2017–)
I work in the FinTech strategy team, helping investors assess opportunities and technology vendors make most of theirs.

Career history

Commissioning Editor, Piatkus Non-Fiction, Little, Brown Book Group (March 2015–August 2016)
I acquired new titles for the business and personal development list. Projects included:

9780349413051 (1) 9780349411378 9780349411903Single-Minded by Claude Littner








Assistant Editor, Octopus Publishing Group (January 2014–February 2015)
I project-edited some of my own titles, including:

More Time to ThinkRoast Figs Sugar SnowLittle Leon Sweet TreatsLittle Leon Lunchbox







Editorial Assistant, Octopus Publishing Group (September 2012–January 2014)
I provided editorial and administrative support to the editorial department, working on illustrated non-fiction books.

Foreign Rights Fulfilment Assistant (sabbatical cover), Octopus Publishing Group (June–August 2012)

Foreign Rights Intern, Octopus Publishing Group (August 2011–May 2012)
I supported a team of four Sales Managers and two Fulfilment Managers.

Archivist, Tampere University Hospital, Finland (2005–2010)
I had a recurring summer job for six years. I oversaw and maintained the Pathology department’s sample archives.

Simultaneous interpreter, Tampere, Finland (2004–2007)
I interpreted events and church services from Finnish to English, and vice versa.


Imperial College Business School (2016–2017)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Graduated with Merit

Self-taught MBA, (2015–2016)
Took massive open online courses (MOOCs) to get an independent business education equivalent to an MBA. Was a member of the No-Pay MBA Network.

Aberystwyth University, Wales (2010–2011)
English with Information Studies (Erasmus student exchange)
Member of Debating Society

University of Tampere, Finland (2006–2011)
BA English Translation with Comparative Literature

Tampereen Lyseon Lukio Senior Secondary School, Finland (2002–2005)
International Baccalaureate Diploma

Skills and interests

Volunteered for The Society of Young Publishers (January 2013–August 2016). Committee positions included Special Events Coordinator and Marketing Manager.

Completed a 50,000-word novel draft for National Novel Writing Month in November 2012.

Languages spoken: English, Finnish, Swedish, elementary German

Technology: Windows, Office products, iOS, InDesign, Biblio3, ADAM, Vista, SAP

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Last updated: July 2017