"I loved working with Alicia on my young adult novel. Her sharp observation and thoroughness helped me to strengthen and build my characters in a way that impresses me still. Her suggestions guided me to re-think elements of the plot to help my story more accurately flow in the direction I wanted it to. Her suggestions were invaluable in helping me create a stronger story and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. I would definitely work with her again." -- Jennifer Barnes, 2021
At Salford I work with my students on fiction writing, teaching the fiction workshop, experimental writing ('the hybrid'), and biography. Most recently, I developed a course on Researching and Planning the Novel.
While Lecturer in Creative Writing at Sheffield, I co-edited fiction for Route 57: Modern Natures issue (see portfolio); this included providing substantive editorial support, copyediting, and proofreading galleys.
At Sheffield Hallam, as Associate Lecturer, I taught story and image, helping students develop and fine tune screenplays and comics.
On the PhD course at Manchester, I co-taught fiction writing with award-winning Canadian novelist and science fiction writer, Geoff Ryman.
I led a team of writers producing 200 articles on business and trade for the top 100 GNP nations. This included fact checking, editing, copyediting, and proofreading.
I spent three years as an Assistant Editor for Narrative Magazine, reading from the slush pile, as well as one year working in the San Francisco office in marketing, giving me valuable insight into the literary publishing world.
In addition to taking on freelance editorial projects, I was a Contributing Writer for Parents Digest and a Contributing Book Reviewer for The Monitor. I also developed my own non-fiction book proposals.
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