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Ashley Strosnider

Ashley Strosnider - Editor

Lincoln, NE, United States

A writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in editorial publishing, currently the Managing Editor of Prairie Schooner.

Overview

Reviews (5)

As a writer and an editor, my experience ranges from traditional to commercial to indie/self-publishing to small-press literary journals. I currently serve as the Managing Editor at Prairie Schooner, one of the oldest and most celebrated literary journals in the US. I am dedicated to supportive critique, to empathetic editing, and to the creative exchange of ideas.

I'm an enthusiastic and detail-oriented professional editor and writer with a MFA degree in creative writing and ten years of professional editorial experience ranging from traditional to commercial to indie/self-publishing to small-press literary journal. I bring to each project a unique range of experience, expertise in multiple editorial styles, creative problem-solving skills, clear communication, and an eye for clean, concise copy.

From substantive developmental editing to a nitty-gritty proofread, I’ve helped writers with a range of work across multiple genres. Whether you’re looking for a short story critique, feedback on query letters or other submission materials, or a full-on line edit of a manuscript draft, I’d love to take a look.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (SA) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management History
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Literature Poetry Romance Short Story Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Master of Fine Arts, University of South Carolina

Work experience

Managing Editor

Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska
June, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

Prairie Schooner is one of the oldest and most-respected literary journals in the United States, currently in its 92nd year of continuous publication.

Proofreader

History Press
December, 2013 – June, 2014 (6 months)

History Press empowers history enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences.

Book Reviewer

Publishers Weekly
September, 2013 – August, 2014 (11 months)

Publishers Weekly is an international source for book publishing and bookselling news, reviews, and information.

Content Editor, Content Media Specialist, Content Media Coordinator

CreateSpace, an Amazon.com Company
May, 2012 – June, 2014 (about 2 years)

CreateSpace, an Amazon company, helps people independently publish & distribute books in physical or digital formats. During my two years in the company I was promoted twice. My work ranged from company-wide collaboration to implement data-driven decisions and document policy and process improvements to performing in-house editing and basic manuscript formatting for VIP clients like Hugh Howey and H.M. Ward, from managing productivity and subject-matter expertise within a team of editorial coordinators to serving as a liaison between authors and third-party vendors.

Manuscript Consultant

Self-employed
February, 2012 – Present (about 6 years)

For more than five years, I've been working collaboratively with indie authors and publishers to provide a variety of editorial services. From editorial assessment to developmental editing, from copy/line edits to proofreads, I am flexible, thorough, and committed to delivering work that directly answers to the author's goals for the project.

Editorial Intern

Milkweed Editions
May, 2011 – September, 2011 (4 months)

Milkweed Editions is an independent publisher of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The mission is to identify, nurture, and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it.

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Yemassee Journal
May, 2010 – September, 2012 (over 2 years)

Yemassee Journal is the literary journal of the University of South Carolina, founded in 1993.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Prairie Schooner (Winter 2014)

Prairie Schooner, a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Press, is home to the best fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews being published today by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.

Prairie Schooner, a national literary quarterly published with the support of the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Press, is home to the best fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews being published today by beginning, mid-career, and established writers.

When Are You Coming Home?: Stories (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction)

Bryn Chancellor

Humans have always connected deeply to the idea of home. In Bryn Chancellor’s nine stories, home means, in part, the physical spaces: the buildings, cities and towns, the fragile, imperious landscapes of the region. But home is also profoundly rooted in intangibles. Set in urban and rural Arizona, home, for the characters in these stories, is love—familial, romantic, and unrequited. It is loss... read more

Humans have always connected deeply to the idea of home. In Bryn Chancellor’s nine stories, home means, in part, the physical spaces: the buildings, cities and towns, the fragile, imperious landscapes of the region. But home is also profoundly rooted in intangibles. Set in urban and rural Arizona, home, for the characters in these stories, is love—familial, romantic, and unrequited. It is loss... read more

Reliquaria (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry)

R. A. Villanueva

In his prize-winning poetry collection Reliquaria, R. A. Villanueva embraces liminal, in-between spaces in considering an ever-evolving Filipino American identity. Languages and cultures collide; mythologies and faiths echo and resound. Part haunting, part prayer, part prophecy, these poems resonate with the voices of the dead and those who remember them. In this remarkable book, we enter the ... read more

In his prize-winning poetry collection Reliquaria, R. A. Villanueva embraces liminal, in-between spaces in considering an ever-evolving Filipino American identity. Languages and cultures collide; mythologies and faiths echo and resound. Part haunting, part prayer, part prophecy, these poems resonate with the voices of the dead and those who remember them. In this remarkable book, we enter the ... read more

Speak Connect Succeed: Build Your Reputation As You Speak

Aletta Rochat

Is your speaking letting you down? I am confident that you, like me, have sometimes spoken words in anger, without thinking. Almost as soon as the words leave your mouth, you’re already regretting saying them. Then follows the awkward apology, the ‘trying to set things right’ conversation. How often have you spoken in a work-related context and felt you haven’t quite done justice to yourself, ... read more

Is your speaking letting you down? I am confident that you, like me, have sometimes spoken words in anger, without thinking. Almost as soon as the words leave your mouth, you’re already regretting saying them. Then follows the awkward apology, the ‘trying to set things right’ conversation. How often have you spoken in a work-related context and felt you haven’t quite done justice to yourself, ... read more

The World Was Our Stage: Spanning the Globe with ABC Sports

Doug Wilson, Jody Cohan

In The World Was Our Stage, producer/director Doug Wilson recounts his incredible fifty-year journey with ABC Sports and its beloved sports anthology program ABC's Wide World of Sports. His natural story telling style and entertaining anecdotes capture not only "the human drama of athletic competition"--the hallmark of ABC's coverage--but also the unforgettable golden era of sports television.... read more

In The World Was Our Stage, producer/director Doug Wilson recounts his incredible fifty-year journey with ABC Sports and its beloved sports anthology program ABC's Wide World of Sports. His natural story telling style and entertaining anecdotes capture not only "the human drama of athletic competition"--the hallmark of ABC's coverage--but also the unforgettable golden era of sports television.... read more

Only in Old Kentucky:: Historic True Tales of Cultural Ingenuity

Marshall Myers

Tracing Kentucky's unusual history through its early days as the rough-and-tumble frontier and its settling down and growing up in dozens of directions, Only in Old Kentucky" offers a series of novel and fascinating stories of bygone days from Cadiz to Versailles. Kentucky's saltpeter reserves take a backseat to coal mining today but played a critical role in the military engagements of yester... read more

Tracing Kentucky's unusual history through its early days as the rough-and-tumble frontier and its settling down and growing up in dozens of directions, Only in Old Kentucky" offers a series of novel and fascinating stories of bygone days from Cadiz to Versailles. Kentucky's saltpeter reserves take a backseat to coal mining today but played a critical role in the military engagements of yester... read more

Whidbey Island: Reflections on People & the Land

Elizabeth Guss, Mary Richardson, Janice C. O'Mahony

For generations, Whidbey Island's vivid beauty has made it a home for those drawn in by a rural landscape and thriving communities. Whether native tribes, pioneers, vacationers or retirees, all have enjoyed the island's legacy. Their stories illustrate Whidbey Island residents' devotion to their home. Authors Elizabeth Guss, Janice O'Mahony and Mary Richardson offer a compelling anthology that... read more

For generations, Whidbey Island's vivid beauty has made it a home for those drawn in by a rural landscape and thriving communities. Whether native tribes, pioneers, vacationers or retirees, all have enjoyed the island's legacy. Their stories illustrate Whidbey Island residents' devotion to their home. Authors Elizabeth Guss, Janice O'Mahony and Mary Richardson offer a compelling anthology that... read more

Hidden History of Milwaukee

Robert Tanzilo

Join OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo for a behind-the-scenes tour of Milwaukee's past. Sail out to the Breakwater Lighthouse, scramble up the wings of the Milwaukee Art Museum and dig up the city's roots on the corner of Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Seize the chance to do a little urban spelunking and explore basilicas, burial grounds and breweries. Ring the bell in the city hall tower, ... read more

Join OnMilwaukee.com's Bobby Tanzilo for a behind-the-scenes tour of Milwaukee's past. Sail out to the Breakwater Lighthouse, scramble up the wings of the Milwaukee Art Museum and dig up the city's roots on the corner of Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Seize the chance to do a little urban spelunking and explore basilicas, burial grounds and breweries. Ring the bell in the city hall tower, ... read more

Remarkable Women of Stockton (American Heritage)

Mary Jo Gohlke

Women played prominent roles during Stockton's growth from gold rush tent city to California leader in transportation, agriculture and manufacturing. Heiresses reigned in the city's nineteenth-century mansions. In the twentieth century, women fought for suffrage and helped start local colleges, run steamship lines, build food empires and break the school district's color barrier. Writers like ... read more

Women played prominent roles during Stockton's growth from gold rush tent city to California leader in transportation, agriculture and manufacturing. Heiresses reigned in the city's nineteenth-century mansions. In the twentieth century, women fought for suffrage and helped start local colleges, run steamship lines, build food empires and break the school district's color barrier. Writers like ... read more

Dead and Butter (Southern Psychic Sisters Mysteries Book 1)

A. Gardner

A witchin' new series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!Ember Greene, savvy businesswoman and troubled psychic, returns to her family's bakery in southern Alabama after her sister mysteriously disappears.The magical folks of Misty Key have always lived in harmony. But that all changes when a maid at the local hotel is murdered, and a rogue witch is to blame. Desperate to find her si... read more

A witchin' new series from USA Today bestselling author A. GARDNER!Ember Greene, savvy businesswoman and troubled psychic, returns to her family's bakery in southern Alabama after her sister mysteriously disappears.The magical folks of Misty Key have always lived in harmony. But that all changes when a maid at the local hotel is murdered, and a rogue witch is to blame. Desperate to find her si... read more

Secret Daddy: A Billionaire and the Nanny Romance

Kira Blakely

I'll protect her secret and keep her safe, no matter what... A small-town cabin.A billionaire.A beautiful nanny. Trying to run a billion-dollar empire while my kids struggle after the divorce is tough.That is, until Sofia bursts through my front door, wet and wild-eyed.Golden hair and beautiful curves that would make any man take a knee.I try to keep it professional, at first. But the attracti... read more

I'll protect her secret and keep her safe, no matter what... A small-town cabin.A billionaire.A beautiful nanny. Trying to run a billion-dollar empire while my kids struggle after the divorce is tough.That is, until Sofia bursts through my front door, wet and wild-eyed.Golden hair and beautiful curves that would make any man take a knee.I try to keep it professional, at first. But the attracti... read more

Going Home: Roger (Sweet and Sensuous Book 2)

Barbara James

Roger M. Young turned his back on his conservative upbringing when he left home at eighteen and joined the Coast Guard. He was quite happy with his life. When he served as a groomsman at his best friend Rick Santelli's wedding, dating Denise Perigault, Rick's teenaged sister-in-law, was the last thing on his mind. And she felt the same way too. Having recently finished her junior year in high ... read more

Roger M. Young turned his back on his conservative upbringing when he left home at eighteen and joined the Coast Guard. He was quite happy with his life. When he served as a groomsman at his best friend Rick Santelli's wedding, dating Denise Perigault, Rick's teenaged sister-in-law, was the last thing on his mind. And she felt the same way too. Having recently finished her junior year in high ... read more

Protecting Rayne

Emily Bishop

This is my land. My girl. I protect what’s mine.This mountain is my refuge. And Rayne is my release.I ran to these mountains to escape people like her.This beautiful socialite reminds me of my greatest mistake. One that nearly cost me billions.We’re alone on this snow-covered mountain.Both battling our pasts.Warming each other with our future.She was followed out here. Her worst fears come tru... read more

This is my land. My girl. I protect what’s mine.This mountain is my refuge. And Rayne is my release.I ran to these mountains to escape people like her.This beautiful socialite reminds me of my greatest mistake. One that nearly cost me billions.We’re alone on this snow-covered mountain.Both battling our pasts.Warming each other with our future.She was followed out here. Her worst fears come tru... read more

I'll Know Me When I Find Me (A Jane Desmond Novel Book 1)

Helen J. Darling

Jane’s in a rut. Can she dig herself out without burying her best friend?Jane Desmond feels like a failure. Sure, she has a good job and a roof over her head, but nothing else seems to ever go her way. Unwanted attention from an infatuated coworker and meddlesome matchmaking from her mother has her professional and social life in tatters. When her best friend Thea loses her job a few days afte... read more

Jane’s in a rut. Can she dig herself out without burying her best friend?Jane Desmond feels like a failure. Sure, she has a good job and a roof over her head, but nothing else seems to ever go her way. Unwanted attention from an infatuated coworker and meddlesome matchmaking from her mother has her professional and social life in tatters. When her best friend Thea loses her job a few days afte... read more

Ashley has 5 reviews

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Kate Sander

Ashley was awesome to work with. She kept my voice and provided great feedback on my work.

, February 2018


Linda Kohler

Ashley is proficient, respectful, thorough, and even with a tight deadline delivered files early. Every little nagging doubt that I had about my manuscript, even those I couldn’t quite pinpoint or articulate, Ashley addressed, and suggested alternatives or ways to correct the imperfections and discrepancies. She seemed to know my authentic writing voice after her first read, and remained true t...

, February 2018


Whitney Judd

The collaboration with Ashley was superb. I hope it will continue.

, January 2018


Amy Hill

Ashley was wonderful to work with. She provided thoughtful advice on my project and worked to a very tight deadline without complaint. I look forward to working with her again on a future project.

, January 2018


Barbara James

I would be happy to work with Ms. Strosnider in the future!

, January 2018

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