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.
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. I’ve been working since August 1, 2017, and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.
I also do some freelance editing here and there, and I’m also attempting to write a novel about dogs and the zombie apocalypse.
Prior to working at The North Platte Telegraph, I’ve also worked as a copy editor for three other 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 involved 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 over 15,000 hits!) As for non-fiction articles, I love writing about quirky subcultures or geeky topics.
My favorite genre is fantasy because it’s an escape from reality. Sadly I haven’t had the time to read many books or write as much as I’d like due to my job.
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.