Project plans, editing, education, and support for fiction writers.
Chicago-compliant mechanical, developmental, and line editing.
Exceptional English to Spanish and Spanish to English fiction translation.
Tina Alberino (she/her) is a certified copyeditor and project manager with over a decade of publishing experience. To escape her five children, Tina serves as the Executive Editor of The Dread Machine under her fiction-focused pseudonym, Alin Walker.
Tim Burkhardt (he/him) is a certified copyeditor and a writer whose fiction work has appeared in Metastellar, Riddled with Arrows, The Horror Tree, and others. Because there's more to life than money, Tim serves as the Managing Editor of The Dread Machine.
It can be scary to send your art to strangers wielding red pens! Fill in the form below to schedule a free 15-minute meet-and-greet with our team to discuss your project. If you feel comfortable proceeding, we’ll provide two pages of sample edits, on the house.