Hi, I’m Alyssa – an editor and writer living in Brooklyn and originally from Boston. My writing has been featured in The Washington Post, VICE, Narratively, Catapult, Prairie Schooner, AOL Jobs, Business Insider, and elsewhere.
As the editor of Macmillan’s Quick and Dirty Tips, I get to work where some of my favorite things – podcasts, websites, and books – all miraculously intersect. I oversee the network’s editorial vision, social strategy, and content partnerships, ensuring that we publish high-quality content to attract and engage readers. Of course, I also edit stuff: features, blog posts, Q&As, social media, and newsletters. (I’m also helping to edit a nonfiction book, which is due out in Winter 2018).
I have an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of New Hampshire, where I taught undergraduate writing classes. You can read a few of my thesis essays here and here and here. Get in touch to discuss my freelance rates, or even just to say hello and chat about street vendors.