Valerie Valdes has over fifteen years of experience as a copy editor and proofreader for individual and corporate clients. Her latest work is published in Time Travel Short Stories and Nightmare Magazine. Her work is forthcoming in Uncanny Magazine.

Valerie is represented by Quressa Robinson at Nelson Literary Agency.

Valerie attended the University of Miami, where she majored in English literature with minors in creative writing and motion pictures. She is a graduate of Viable Paradise, and has participated in numerous workshops with writers and editors including CC Finlay, Jeff VanderMeer, Nick Mamatas, Cat Rambo and Carrie Cuinn. She also taught short fiction writing for The Brainery.

Valerie has served as the Municipal Liaison for the Miami region of National Novel Writing Month for over a decade. When she isn’t reading, writing or editing, she usually steals time to play video games after her son is asleep.