Sydney Schulte

Photo © Allison Trebacz

Hi, I’m Sydney Schulte. My preferred 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.

Education & Work

I’m graduating from Drake University May 2017. I’ll go just about anywhere my future employer asks me to go.

My life is divided between two great loves: dogs and reading. And yet, I’m a new cat owner and a staff writer at FlockU. I’m also an editor of a magazine called The Annual. Senior year has been an experience to say the least.

Over the last two years, I’ve worked as a copy editor (for three different publications!), staff writer and a part-time kennel attendant. I’ve also done communication work and social media for local non-profits. (And yes, they both involve dogs.)

What I write & read

I dabble in fan fiction writing and beta reading. (Fun fact: one of my fics has an international following and 11,000 hits!) As for non-fiction articles, I love writing about quirky subcultures or geeky topics. Maybe I’m not NY Times material, but I’ll find my niche out there. Hopefully.

My favorite genre is fantasy because it’s an escape from reality. Sadly I haven’t had the time to read many books. (College does that!) But if I become a copy editor at a book publishing company, I can read for a living. How great is that?


Other than the goal of being an editor for Penguin (or any book publisher, really), 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.

I don’t know what the future of post-grad life has in store for me, but I’ve got plenty of experience in writing and copy editing. If you think I might be a good fit for a project or job, please contact me.