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Madalyn Hodgson

Madalyn Hodgson - Editor

Provo, UT, United States

I adore fantasy/fiction books with all my heart. I eat and breath fantasy worlds, and I love collaborating with authors who love it too!


I'm a budding freelance editor with 2 years professional editing and freelancing experience. I specialize in fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction novels, novellas, and short stories.

English (UK) English (US)
Adventure Fantasy Urban Fantasy Young Adult & Teen
Biographies & Memoirs Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Christian (Non-Fiction) Entertainment Health & wellbeing


  • Member of LDSPPA
  • Member of the EFA

Work experience

First Reader

Deep Magic E-zine
January, 2017 – Present (about 1 year)

Read through each submission to the e-magazine and determine if the manuscript should be passed along to the board for review or be rejected. Send rejection emails and acceptance emails. Read over 60 submissions in a month.

Assistant Editor

Osmond Marketing
September, 2015 – May, 2016 (8 months)

Corrected manuscripts and organize projects to tight deadlines. Worked with InDesign.
Authored online content and support materials for clients and appropriately tagged content with metadata to improve content reuse and ensure correct placement within online resources.

Personal Editor

Brigham Young University
September, 2013 – January, 2014 (4 months)

Edited the dissertation of Dr. Michael Mackay for publication.
Performed copyediting, developmental, and substantive editing
Managed project personally and communicate regularly with the author.
Used University of Oxford style guide & The Chicago Manual of Style

Freelance Editor

April, 2013 – Present (almost 5 years)

Edit the manuscripts/documents of clients who hire me. Services include anything from a basic grammar edit to a deep substantive edit.
Meet regularly with the clients to update them on the status of their manuscripts and discuss any issues with the document.

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