Editing & Proofreading

If you’re in need of some copyediting or proofreading, I am available for hire.
Please feel free to reach out. You can find me at: aliciacay (at) outlook / com

Available for hire!



Shortly after I began writing 7 years ago, I started doing short-story critique swaps with other writers. This began my study and love of learning about grammar and punctuation.

The more I wrote, the more I critiqued, and the more I learned. Eventually, I began offering free copyediting and proofreading services for contest story entries; because it helped other writers, and it gave me more practice and reasons to research all the “writing rules”. (I use the Chicago Manual of Style 17th ed.)

From there, I applied and was accepted, to read slush for two different SF/F publications—one of which I also did some volunteer proofreading and copyediting tasks for on accepted stories.

In 2021, I got the opportunity to join the proofreader team for WordFire Press (I had to pass a test), which continued to give me even more practice and opportunities for learning.

Then, all those years of studying, and practicing, and volunteering led me to receiving and accepting an offer for a permanent position with Arc Manor Books, a publishing company, as an Assistant Editor. Where I currently work and practice.

I now get to learn even more, all while working with incredible and award-winning authors, new acquisitions and reprint books, blog writing, content editing, proofreading, and formatting—as a real job! It’s pretty AwEsOmE ♥


*For my short story authors, here is the link I’ve referenced.
And seriously, thank you from the bottom of my caffeine-fueled heart. LoVe.


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