Alex Thomas

Alex Thomas - Editor

Columbus, Ohio

I am an editor, proofreader, and writer experienced with genre fiction, who wants to help authors bring their visions to life.

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PLEASE NOTE: For those interested in working with me, I encourage you to snag your spot in advance.

ABOUT ME: I'm a professional freelance editor with over 7 years of experience and a lifelong fan of fantasy and science fiction. I am also a traditionally published author myself. I have worked with manuscripts at every step of the process and know the effort and energy it takes to bring your story to life. Because of my experience, I understand both the traditional and indie marketplace and will help you polish your story until it shines. My job is to find your areas of improvement both in terms of narrative and craft and to help you come up with solutions that are organic to your story. I do this job because I love it, I have a great enthusiasm for stories, and I know what it's like to need the assistance.

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MY PREFERENCES AND EXPERIENCE: I have years of experience working with the whole gamut of fantasy and science fiction. I have worked on stories from Epic Fantasy to Urban Fantasy, from Space Opera to Military Sci-Fi, from Post-Apocalyptic to Super Hero, and more. I prefer to work with adult genre fiction, but am well-versed in young adult as well. I also have a wide-range of experience with tabletop role-playing game sourcebooks and am willing to provide editorial work for those projects as well.

I choose to work on a projects that I feel have great potential and that I feel passionate about. I cannot wait to hear about your story and begin working with the amazing authors here at Reedsy!
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy
Science Fiction

Work experience

Editor

Kyanite Publishing
March, 2020 – Present (over 2 years)

Provide Developmental Edits and Editorial Assessments for manuscripts awaiting publication.

Freelance Writing and Editing

New Millennium Games
August, 2014 – Present (about 8 years)

Provides Writing and Editing support for Mutants and Masterminds Products.

Assistant Line Developer

Green Ronin Publishing
July, 2013 – Present (about 9 years)

Provides Writing and Editing support for the Mutants and Masterminds Tabletop Product Line.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Life2

Tritle, Aisha

Fractured Ever After: A Collection of Fairy Tale Retellings (JL Anthology Book 7)

Hayden, Heather, May, Allie, Thomas, Alexander, Yukumi, Shannon, Garrison, LB, Benson, Martia, Perkins, Kristy, Dewar, Matthew, Hayden, Heidi

Hero High, Revised Edition: A Mutants & Masterminds Sourcebook

Soulban, Lucien, McGlothlin, Christopher, Leitheusser, Jon, Kenson, Steve, Conceptopolis

Mutants Masterminds Cosmic Handb*OP

Dawsey, James, McGlothlin, Christopher, Kenson, Steve, Norris, Jack

Atlas of Earth-Prime: A Mutants & Masterminds Sourcebook

Kenson, Steve, Bennie, Scott, Brick, Jason, Bulmer, Darren, Conceptopolis

Alex has 14 reviews

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Jackie Wolf
There was a hiccup with payment processing on Reedsy's end but Alex was extremely communicative through the whole process.

Jackie Wolf, September 2022


Damon Sidney
Alex's feed back was spot on. Some of the issues I thought I my novel had, he pointed out and made reccomendations on how to fix. Can't thank Alex enough.

Damon Sidney, August 2022


James Felthauser
Alex has been a wonderful editor to work with, His insights and encouragement have helped this fledgling author in many ways. He took a chance on me and I am forever grateful. I look forward to working with him again. Alex, I thank you and Silas thanks you!

James Felthauser, August 2022


Boshra Rasti
Fantastic, professional and intuitive.

Boshra Rasti, July 2022


Jennie Blouin
I had hired one editor who I wasn't pleased with. After hiring Alex, I wish I had found him first. He did an excellent job editing my story. He didn't change anything integral to the plot, and it was very clear he took the time and read it. His comments were very helpful, and some even cracked me up. His editorial assessment, well, I admit I was a little bit nervous when I read it. I let his co...
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Jennie Blouin, July 2022

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