As a young girl, Alycia would beg her mother to let her stay up and watch the Oscars “for research,” meaning that she took meticulous notes of who won best original and adapted screenplays. Fascinated by the spectacle of Hollywood writing at a young age, Alycia went on to study English to become a “serious writer,” but ended up refocusing her attention toward helping people write instead.
At PSC, Alycia works with the editing team on a variety of projects and tasks, like maintaining the firm’s ever-growing production queue and working with fellow PSCers to fine-tune their writing. Keeping her eyes laser-focused on grammar and Chicago Style citations, Alycia copyedits many of the firm’s documents.
Before joining PSC, Alycia worked for the University of Southern California’s Graduate School of Social Work as a learning support coach, and as the Writing Across the Curriculum coordinator at Central Michigan University Writing Center. In both positions, Alycia worked with university faculty and staff, as well as with over 3,000 students on academic, personal, and professional writing.
A Little More…
Education: BA in English from Alma College and an MA in English Language and Literature from Central Michigan University
With PSC since: April 2017
PSC superpower: Making sure that en dashes are not mistaken for hyphens
Favorite part of working at PSC: Being able to work on “zeitgeist-y” projects that affect the lives of Michigan residents
Why Michigan? Because in California, one cannot use their hand as a convenient map