Alison J. McKenzie



I'm a writer specializing in horror, fantasy, and science fiction. I have a number of writing publications, including short stories, articles, and content for tabletop and video games.


I've edited copy for Microsoft, Glu Mobile, and Protagonist Industries. I primarily offer copyediting and line editing, but I can also provide more substantial feedback. I am primarily familiar with Chicago style but have working knowledge of APA. I can also adapt to in-house style and have written style guides for multiple companies.

Day Job

From nine to five, I'm a Content Manager for Expedia, which is a fancy way of saying I'm a technical writer. Opinions are my own.


Short Story | The Black Mamba and the Leopard, Athena's Daughters Vol. II
May 2015

Poem | The Witch, Halloween Haiku II, Oct 2014

Flash Fiction | Hunting Trip, Innsmouth Magazine 15, Jun 2014

Article | Upcoming Horror Games 2014, Nightmare Illustrated 4, Feb 2014

Article | Fatal Frame Trilogy, Nightmare Illustrated 3, Feb 2014

Article | Silent Hill: Origins, Nightmare Illustrated 2, Feb 2014

Flash Fiction | Sanctioned Hit, Tales of the Undead: Suffer Eternal II, Jan 2014
Article | Amensia: A Machine for Pigs, Nightmare Illustrated 1, Jan 2014

Short Story | The Headless Horseman, audio recording by Jacob Burgess, Nov 2013

Article | Interactive Storytelling, Matador Network, Aug 2013

Article | Writing Concisely, Insomnia Press 2, Sep 2012

Article | A Look at Horror, Insomnia Press 1, Aug 2012

Game | Contributor, Pathfinder Chronicles: Guide to the River Kingdoms, Feb 2010



  • Creative fiction
  • Nonfiction articles
  • Web marketing copy (SEO-ready)
  • Instructional documentation

Price varies by project type.


  • Copyediting
  • Line editing
  • Developmental editing

Pricing is by page (between $4 and $7) or hourly ($30).


  • Quest design
  • World building and lore
  • Character dialogue and voice
  • Concise, informative UI text

Pricing is project-based.