Here, we combine our talents to help elevate fiction writers and authors by providing thorough, attentive, and personalized editing and translation services.


Copyeditor & Executive Editor

Tina Alberino (she/her) is a writer, editor, and soon-to-be book coach. She currently works as the Executive Editor at The Dread Machine.


In her previous life as a workers’ rights advocate and management consultant, Tina authored the blog This Ugly Beauty Business, where she wrote extensively about employment, tax, and labor law issues that impact professional beauty workers. She wrote and published The Beauty Industry Survival Guide and Salon Ownership and Management: A Definitive Guide to the Professional Beauty Business. Tina’s articles can be found in Nails Magazine, American Salon, Nailpro, The Stylist, and many other trade publications.


Tina tweets and writes fiction under her pen name, Alin Walker. Follow her on Twitter @allhailalin.

About Monica

Translator & Acquiring Editor

Monica Louzon (she/her) is an editor, translator, and writer who currently works as the Acquiring Editor at The Dread Machine. Her prior editing experience includes serving as Lead Editor and project manager for the anthology Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction, as well as Managing Editor for the open access, peer-reviewed academic MOSF Journal of Science Fiction.


Monica’s translation of the fantasy story “Imilla” by Vania T. Curtidor appeared in the bilingual Constelación Magazine’s inaugural issue, and she regularly performs ad hoc translations of stories for both Spanish- and English-speaking authors.


Her speculative fiction stories and poems have appeared online and in print in recent years. Follow her on Twitter @molo_writes.

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