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Lauren Dixon

Lauren Dixon - Editor

Seattle, WA, United States

Experienced proofreader and editor with PhD in literature. Lover of the Oxford comma, animals, YA, sci-fi, fantasy, and of wasting no words.

Overview

I'm a professional proofreader with clients like Baen Books. I have a PhD in Humanities - Literary Studies and my specialties are young adult, science fiction, and fantasy literature. In 2010, I attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop, and from that point on, I centered my editorial work on the speculative fiction genre. Former editor of literary 'zine Superficial Flesh (which featured Hugo-, Nebula-, and Philip K. Dick-nominated authors and artists) and editor of upcoming YA magazine, Nervy. I also have nearly a decade of English instruction experience at the university level.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy Science Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • PhD Humanities - Literary Studies, University of Texas at Dallas
  • MFA Creative Writing, Texas State University

Work experience

Proofreader

Baen Books
January, 2017 – Present (12 months)

Proofreader

Self-employed
January, 2017 – Present (12 months)

Workshop Assistant

Clarion West Writers Workshop
January, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

Assist in administration duties of Clarion West Writers Workshop, including contacting local professional authors, editors, and publishers to speak at panel sessions for CW students.

Editorial Adviser

Lightspeed Magazine
February, 2012 – February, 2013 (about 1 year)

Read submissions for the Hugo-award winning professional science fiction and fantasy magazine edited by John Joseph Adams.

Proofreader

Union Square
April, 2010 – May, 2010 (about 1 month)

Editorial Proofreader for Hero of a Hundred Fights by R. Clay Reynolds

Layout Editor

Sojourn/Reunion: Dallas Fine Arts Journal
January, 2010 – May, 2011 (over 1 year)

Used InDesign and Photoshop to create Vol. 23 of Sojourn, and Vol. 1 of Reunion; coordinated with University of Texas at Dallas Print Shop to ensure quality and consistency of final product. This issue was also used to promote the Univ. of Texas-Dallas Creative Writing Program at AWP 2010 in Denver, Colo. Also promoted the UTD Creative Writing Program at AWP by performing outreach and discussing the merits of the program with AWP attendees.

Publisher, Editor

Superficial Flesh
May, 2004 – May, 2014 (about 10 years)

Edited and published each issue of the magazine. Used InDesign and Photoshop to create each issue; organized release parties and contacted media outlets when each issue was released. Organized small staff, assigned submissions, contacted writers, and used social media to promote each issue. Most recent issue featured Nebula-, Hugo-, and Philip K. Dick-award nominees, as well as Hugo-winning artist Galen Dara.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Monster Hunter Siege (Monster Hunters International Book 6)

Larry Correia

#6 in multiple New York Times bestseller Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter series.GO BIG OR GO HOMEWhen Monster Hunter International's top hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, was given a tip about some hunters who had gone missing in action, he didn’t realize their rescue mission would snowball into the single biggest operation in MHI's history. Their men are being held prisoner in a horrific nightmare di... read more

#6 in multiple New York Times bestseller Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter series.GO BIG OR GO HOMEWhen Monster Hunter International's top hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, was given a tip about some hunters who had gone missing in action, he didn’t realize their rescue mission would snowball into the single biggest operation in MHI's history. Their men are being held prisoner in a horrific nightmare di... read more

The Witch's Secret (The Fay Morgan Chronicles Book 1)

Katherine Sparrow

Morgan le Fay, the great witch and legendary little sister to King Arthur, has lived well beyond her wild and wicked past. These days she's content to run her Wiccan supply shop in Pike Place Market and watch out for Seattle's supernatural residents. Then two men stumble through her door. The first is a werewolf. The second? He seems familiar, though she has no memory of him.Soon Morgan is dra... read more

Morgan le Fay, the great witch and legendary little sister to King Arthur, has lived well beyond her wild and wicked past. These days she's content to run her Wiccan supply shop in Pike Place Market and watch out for Seattle's supernatural residents. Then two men stumble through her door. The first is a werewolf. The second? He seems familiar, though she has no memory of him.Soon Morgan is dra... read more

The Demon's Hunger (The Fay Morgan Chronicles Book 2)

Katherine Sparrow

In the second book of The Fay Morgan Chronicles, Morgan le Fay is on a well-deserved vacation with her long lost love, Merlin. It hastily ends when they learn that immortals are disappearing across the globe, including some of Morgan's friends. Soon Morgan is hurled into a tangled intrigue of secrets and abductions as she and Merlin race across the world. They interrogate a clever A.I., exchan... read more

In the second book of The Fay Morgan Chronicles, Morgan le Fay is on a well-deserved vacation with her long lost love, Merlin. It hastily ends when they learn that immortals are disappearing across the globe, including some of Morgan's friends. Soon Morgan is hurled into a tangled intrigue of secrets and abductions as she and Merlin race across the world. They interrogate a clever A.I., exchan... read more

The Angel's Folly (The Fay Morgan Chronicles Book 3)

Katherine Sparrow

Morgan le Fay and Merlin have spent every hour of every day trying to get into Hell to rescue their friend Lila, but the door remains stubbornly closed and there is nothing to do about it. The world's most powerful witch and wizard decide to take a break and get some street food at Pike's Place Market. In the market they find a series of clues that lead them to a hunt full of the deadliest sup... read more

Morgan le Fay and Merlin have spent every hour of every day trying to get into Hell to rescue their friend Lila, but the door remains stubbornly closed and there is nothing to do about it. The world's most powerful witch and wizard decide to take a break and get some street food at Pike's Place Market. In the market they find a series of clues that lead them to a hunt full of the deadliest sup... read more

The Wolf and The King (The Fay Morgan Chronicles Book 4)

Katherine Sparrow

In the fourth book of The Fay Morgan Chronicles, Morgan le Fay and her best friend Lila are hot on the trail of something called the Red Paw Army. When they catch up to this army that is wreaking havoc across Seattle, they discover a conspiracy and government project that goes far deeper than anyone could have imagined. Soon they are on a whirlwind adventure that includes helping out some suga... read more

In the fourth book of The Fay Morgan Chronicles, Morgan le Fay and her best friend Lila are hot on the trail of something called the Red Paw Army. When they catch up to this army that is wreaking havoc across Seattle, they discover a conspiracy and government project that goes far deeper than anyone could have imagined. Soon they are on a whirlwind adventure that includes helping out some suga... read more

The Amber Arrow (Wulf’s Saga)

Tony Daniel

WULF'S SAGA CONTINUES. Sequel to The Dragon Hammer.WULF’S SAGA CONTINUES Lord Wulf von Dunstig is in deep trouble. He is surrounded by invading enemies and kingdoms fallen into chaos. Along with dealing with the problems of a realm he never expected to rule, Wulf is in love with the elf maiden Saeunn Amberstone. Saeunn once saved his land. Now she has lost her star-soul and is dying. Ursel Kei... read more

WULF'S SAGA CONTINUES. Sequel to The Dragon Hammer.WULF’S SAGA CONTINUES Lord Wulf von Dunstig is in deep trouble. He is surrounded by invading enemies and kingdoms fallen into chaos. Along with dealing with the problems of a realm he never expected to rule, Wulf is in love with the elf maiden Saeunn Amberstone. Saeunn once saved his land. Now she has lost her star-soul and is dying. Ursel Kei... read more

Red Vengeance (The Dark Victory Series Book 2)

Brendan DuBois

From two-time Shamus Award winner Brendan DuBois comes the sequel to Dark Victory. A terrifying and original tale of teens who are fighting to save their lives . . . and the future of planet Earth.U.S Army Sergeant Randy Knox is sixteen, and already a seasoned veteran. He is an alien killing prodigy who has eradicated more of the invading Creepers than anyone can keep track of. But Randy is al... read more

From two-time Shamus Award winner Brendan DuBois comes the sequel to Dark Victory. A terrifying and original tale of teens who are fighting to save their lives . . . and the future of planet Earth.U.S Army Sergeant Randy Knox is sixteen, and already a seasoned veteran. He is an alien killing prodigy who has eradicated more of the invading Creepers than anyone can keep track of. But Randy is al... read more

The Alexander Inheritance (Ring of Fire universe Book 2)

Eric Flint, Gorg Huff, Paula Goodlett

NEW TIME TRAVEL ALT. HISTORY FROM A MASTER: Flint's Ring of Fire and Boundary series have proved him to be a master of time travel alternate history. Here then, a new tale of persons displaced in time, fighting for their lives.Twice before, mysterious cosmic catastrophes have sent portions of the Earth across space and back in time—first, with the Grantville Disaster in West Virginia, and then... read more

NEW TIME TRAVEL ALT. HISTORY FROM A MASTER: Flint's Ring of Fire and Boundary series have proved him to be a master of time travel alternate history. Here then, a new tale of persons displaced in time, fighting for their lives.Twice before, mysterious cosmic catastrophes have sent portions of the Earth across space and back in time—first, with the Grantville Disaster in West Virginia, and then... read more

The Monster Hunter Files

ALL NEW STORIES SET IN THE BEST-SELLING MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL SERIES. New stories from Larry Correia, Jim Butcher, John Ringo, Jody Lynn Nye, Sarah A. Hoyt, Brad R. Torgersen, and many more!For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large—and in some cases very, very large. Now, join us as MHI opens their archives fo... read more

ALL NEW STORIES SET IN THE BEST-SELLING MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL SERIES. New stories from Larry Correia, Jim Butcher, John Ringo, Jody Lynn Nye, Sarah A. Hoyt, Brad R. Torgersen, and many more!For well over a century, Monster Hunter International has kept the world safe from supernatural threats small and large—and in some cases very, very large. Now, join us as MHI opens their archives fo... read more

None but Man

Gordon R. Dickson

A classic of science fiction from SF legend Gordon R. Dickson, winner of three Hugo awards, a Nebula award, and an inductee into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.The long period of civil unrest known as the Frontier Rebellion has come to an end. The Old Worlders of Earth and the colonists of the Pleiades Planets at the edge of known space have at last formed an uneasy peace. But for former Reb... read more

A classic of science fiction from SF legend Gordon R. Dickson, winner of three Hugo awards, a Nebula award, and an inductee into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.The long period of civil unrest known as the Frontier Rebellion has come to an end. The Old Worlders of Earth and the colonists of the Pleiades Planets at the edge of known space have at last formed an uneasy peace. But for former Reb... read more

The Jim Baen Memorial Award: The First Decade

CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF THE JIM BAEN MEMORIAL SHORT STORY AWARDA DECADE OF SCIENCE FICTION EXCELLENCE Since 2007, Baen Books and The National Space Society have sponsored The Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award, to honor the legacy of Jim Baen and to promote the ideals of forward-thinking, positive science fiction. Here gathered together for the first time are the best of the best of the firs... read more

CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF THE JIM BAEN MEMORIAL SHORT STORY AWARDA DECADE OF SCIENCE FICTION EXCELLENCE Since 2007, Baen Books and The National Space Society have sponsored The Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award, to honor the legacy of Jim Baen and to promote the ideals of forward-thinking, positive science fiction. Here gathered together for the first time are the best of the best of the firs... read more

The Hero of a Hundred Fights: Collected Stories from the Dime Novel King, from Buffalo Bill to Wild Bill Hickok

R. Clay Reynolds

The Wild West came alive under the pen of Edward Zane Carroll Judson, who wrote many of America's best-loved “dime novels ”under the pseudonym Ned Buntline. From Buffalo Bill (whom Judson knew first-hand) to Wild Bill Hickok, these vivid tales feature some of the most colorful characters on the American landscape. This anthology gathers a selection of his best-loved work, including four full-l... read more

The Wild West came alive under the pen of Edward Zane Carroll Judson, who wrote many of America's best-loved “dime novels ”under the pseudonym Ned Buntline. From Buffalo Bill (whom Judson knew first-hand) to Wild Bill Hickok, these vivid tales feature some of the most colorful characters on the American landscape. This anthology gathers a selection of his best-loved work, including four full-l... read more

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