Sydney Schulte

Photo © Allison Trebacz

Hi, I’m Sydney Schulte. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I won’t be offended if you refer to me as they/them, as AP Style now accepts. But I do not identify as male (although I admire you for breaking past the binary construct of gender), so no he/him/his when referring to me.

My life is divided between three great loves: dogs, writing, and reading. Maybe four if you count the Oxford comma.

Education & Work

I graduated from Drake University in 2017 with degrees in English and Magazine Journalism. Following graduation, I was hired as a copy editor and page designer for The North Platte Telegraph. I packed my bags and cat for the move from West Des Moines, Iowa, to North Platte, Nebraska.

Along the way, I adopted a dog and was laid off — an unfortunate fate for many in the newspaper industry. For the time being, I’ve moved on to freelance editing.

If you’re interested in my editing services, contact me for more information.

What I write & read

I dabble in fan fiction writing and beta reading. (Fun fact: One of my fics has an international following and over 15,000 hits!) As for non-fiction articles, I love writing about quirky subcultures or geeky topics.

My favorite genres to read are sci-fi and fantasy, but I’ll read anything.


Other than the goal of being an editor for Penguin, I want to live in a public library without getting caught. It might be easier than catching a koi fish from the local zoo with my bare hands.