Valerie Valdes has over fifteen years of experience as a copy editor and proofreader for individual and corporate clients. She also teaches short fiction writing for The Brainery. Her latest work is published in Nightmare Magazine and She Walks In Shadows, the first all-women Lovecraft anthology by Innsmouth Free Press.

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.

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.