I had the privilege of being part of the editorial staff of MindFlights and its predecessor, The Sword Review, both of which published speculative fiction. MindFlights was special in many ways. The editors had a camaraderie, and while I have not met any of them in person, some remain friends to this day. The editors provided a critique on every story they declined; I estimate I reviewed and critiqued more than five hundred stories for the magazine. MindFlights was recognized by Writers Digest as one of the “Top 100 Markets for Magazine and Book Writers” (Writer’s Yearbook 2009). The MindFlights crew had a sense of doing something special in fiction.
I also was a freelance editor for a time, focusing on content editing, “the general conceptual intent, content, organization, and writing style of the text.”