Editing & Proofreading

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 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 on the accepted stories.

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

All of these years of studying, and practicing, and volunteering then led me to receiving an offer for a permanent position with Arc Manor Books, a publishing company, as an Assistant Editor.

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

Available for hire!

*If you’re in need of some copy editing or proofreading, please feel free to reach out (my freelance work is mostly short stories at the moment). You need someone affordable, and I need the opportunity to continue to practice and improve. You can find me at: aliciacay (at) outlook

**If, however, you’re just interested in helping out a struggling writer, or buying me a cup (or two) of coffee, check out the link below. And seriously, thank you from the bottom of my caffeine-fueled heart. LoVe. ♥


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