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ABOUT

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Biography

Allison Alexander is an editor, writer, artist, gamer, and chronic illness mage (she doesn't have the HP to be a warrior). She has a BA in English and a certificate in Publishing, and she's worked on magazines, newspapers, and books in graphic design and editorial capacities. She is the former editorial director at sci-fi/fantasy publisher Mythos & Ink.
 
From her home on Hoth, a.k.a. Manitoba, Canada, Allison builds fantasy worlds with a keyboard and a drawing tablet. She makes up for the shocking absence of cats and coffee in her life by spending time with her supportive partner and drinking tea. She shares insights about writing, querying, and publishing speculative fiction in her newsletter, Editor’s Alchemy, and she loves helping authors hone their stories. You can find her playing D&D, chasing otter penguins off the Normandy, or co-hosting The Worldbuilder's Tavern podcast.

Favourites

BOOKS

  • Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

  • Murderbot by Martha Wells

  • Nimona by N.D. Stevenson

  • The Outside by Ada Hoffman

  • The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

  • Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

  • Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

  • Sabriel by Garth Nix

  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

  • Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

  • To Shape a Dragon's Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose

TV SHOWS

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  • Critical Role

  • Firefly

  • Fringe

  • Fullmetal Alchemist

  • The I.T. Crowd

  • The Last of Us

  • The Mandalorian

  • My Hero Academia

  • The Office

  • RWBY

  • Stargate: SG-1

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

  • Wheel of Time

  • The Witcher

VIDEO GAMES

  • Baldur's Gate 3

  • Celeste

  • Don’t Starve Together

  • Dragon Age

  • Final Fantasy

  • Hollow Knight

  • Horizon Zero Dawn

  • League of Legends

  • The Legend of Zelda

  • Mass Effect

  • Ori and the Blind Forest

  • Portal and Portal 2

  • Stardew Valley

  • Tunic

  • Undertale

  • Valheim

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Education & Experience

EDUCATION

  • BA, Canadian Mennonite University (English Major)

  • Publishing Certificate, Toronto Metropolitan University

COURSES TAKEN

  • Developmental Editing of Fiction - Intermediate (EFA)

  • Editing Books for Children and Teens (TMU)

  • Editing Science Fiction and Fantasy (Club Ed)

  • Publishing for Children (TMU)

  • Substantive and Stylistic Editing (TMU)

WEBINARS ATTENDED

  • Demystifying the Language of Disability (EFA)

  • Hacking Writing on a Line Level (Cecilia Lyra)

  • Trans Allyship for Writers and Editors (EFA)

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Graphic Designer, 2014–2015

  • Freelance Writer, 2014–2018

  • Managing Editor, Area of Effect magazine, 2015–2018

  • Editorial Director, Mythos & Ink publishing, 2018–2022

VOLUNTEERING

  • Blog team member for Editor's Tea Club

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