I have had the good fortune to be involved with multiple magazines as a Proofreader and Editor. It's a special joy to work with fiction and its authors; the shared passion helps create something special every time. Having worked with both Lightspeed and Nightmare Magazine for almost two years, I've had the opportunity to participate in several special projects.
People of colo(u)r Destroy! Science Fiction
People of Colo(u)r Destroy! Science Fiction was part of a Kickstarter campaign begun by Lightspeed Magazine that aimed to showcase authors and artists from all walks of life. The campaign successfully raised over $50,000 and resulted in special issues for Fantasy and Horror as well. I proofread the magazine through two different iterations, making sure that there were no errors and checking the formatting for Kindle and iBook publication.
People of Colo(u)r Destroy! Horror
People of Colo(u)r Destroy! Horror was a bonus milestone for the POC Destroy! Science Fiction campaign, unlocked at the $30,000 level.Since Horror is my favorite genre, I was able
to work more directly with authors, as some of the story submissions I evaluated made their way into the magazine. I proofread the magazine through two different iterations, worked with the authors to ensure their biographies were appropriate, and formatted the 'zine for both iBook and Kindle accessibility.
I work as a Short Story Editor at Aphelion Magazine. I read and edit submissions, provide author feedback, program the website's HTML, and write the occasional bio or op-ed. We have special issues every now and then as well; I'm hoping to run a horror-focused issue this October!