About Traci Loudin

2020 Writing Status: Yes, I am still writing. Thank you for your interest, and I hope you enjoy reading The Last of the Ageless and its companion short stories.

2020 Editing Status: Now accepting editing clients.

Traci Loudin as editor

In college, I learned to constructively critique my fellow writing partners’ stories and discovered this also helped me improve my own writing. In 2007, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Tampa with a dual major in both Writing and Spanish. Both majors consisted of a great deal of literature reading and critique. Under my Writing major, I also enjoyed editing coursework.

After college, I didn’t write for a while. When I got back into it, I started using critters.org to swap stories and critiques with other writers. Once again, I found that critiquing others’ works also helped me improve my own writing.

My editing and proofreading skills strengthened thanks to a variety of jobs, e.g., nearly four years as editor for Lowes.com, a Fortune 40 retailer. Most recently, I became a content strategist Ally.com, one of the best online banks in the United States. Throughout my career, I also edited and proofread marketing copy, ad copy, merchandising content, web content, and more.

“Others have mentioned that she is the best editor they’ve worked with, and I would definitely second that — Traci is nothing if not meticulous!”

— Stephanie Catlett, Lowes.com copywriter (recommendation excerpted from LinkedIn)

See more recommendations on my LinkedIn profile, along with 53 endorsements of my editing skills.

Nowadays, I am involved in several local writers’ groups, one of which is a very healthy critique group. That’s how I got my start as a professional freelance editor for fellow authors.

As an author myself, I understand the difficulties we face with publishing, and I want to help you succeed at bringing your books out into the world. As an indie author, I practice self-discipline and carefully structure my daily routines to maximize my productivity. This translates well into balancing my own writing with editing and helps me give you realistic timelines. I will deliver on time, every time.

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Favorite books to recommend to fellow SFF readers

These are some of my favorites, in no particular order. I’ll make it easy and link you over to your local Amazon once you click:

Traci Loudin’s early years

My parents began reading to me from a very early age, and I’ve always loved science fiction and fantasy. As a young West Virginian, I always looked forward to library trips with my mother to both of our small town’s libraries.

When I was in the school, I thought H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds was the best bedtime story ever. Eventually able to read advanced scifi on my own, I proceeded to devour Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Pellucidar series and other series. I became a voracious reader, and sooner or later, all that input begged for an output.

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How long have you been writing?

My writing career began at age 10. We’d go on family camping trips, and while my cousins played softball, I wrote stories. I started with a cute little story about a boy and a girl who join the monsters who’ve been terrorizing their small village. You could say the science fiction and fantasy aspects of my stories have evolved a little since then.

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What are your favorite speculative fiction genres?

Post-apocalyptic. Future Earth. Alternate world. I also enjoy “epic fantasy with boundaries,” you might say. Stories that make you think and feel something.

More interview questions

Extra! Extra!

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AmyBeth Inverness asked me stuff like “How many Dune novels have you read?” and “Are genre lines solid or fluid?” Read the interview here.

Belinda Crawford asked me about my writing of Nyr, an antiheroine in The Last of the Ageless. Read the interview here.

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