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 Nightmare Magazine and She Walks In Shadows, the first all-women Lovecraft anthology by Innsmouth Free Press. Her work is forthcoming in a time travel anthology by Flame Tree Publishing, as well as Uncanny Magazine.

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.