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Alison Dowsett, MFA, BFA
I am a versatile freelance writer and editor with a background in literary publishing and writing for the web.
I primarily work with authors as a development editor to bring their manuscripts to the marketplace via traditional publishing. When I work with authors, I offer the value-added service of crafting the pitch materials that acquiring editors want to see.
I also work with entrepreneurs by helping them tailor the messaging of their webcopy.
I have an MFA in creative nonfiction from the Department of Journalism at the University of King's College and a BFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. I am presently the Reviews Editor with Plenitude, an online literary journal and I'm working on book-length manuscript of my own, which I hope to publish in 2021.
My current projects are a queer autobiography that tackles issues of fatherhood and catholicism; and a collection of short fiction in the vein of Sally Rooney and perhaps Greta Gerwig if she worked in print rather than film.
I welcome you to get in touch to learn more about how I approach projects.
Thank you for reading.
- Consulting and manuscript evaluation
- Copy editing
- Developmental or project editing
- Structural and substantive editing
- Stylistic editing
- Grant applications and fundraising
- Trade non-fiction
- Archaeology and ancient history
- Food and drink
- Gender studies
- Religion and spirituality
- Social sciences