Tina Alberino

[ AKA Alin Walker ]

writer, Editor, Unapologetic Weirdo

“Come, let’s get to work! In an instant, all will vanish and we’ll be alone once more, in the midst of nothingness!”

— Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot


A Boring Story You Didn't Ask For

My name is Tina Alberino, and I’ve been questioning the status quo and smashing expectations my entire life. I’m a writer, blogger, podcaster, and certified copyeditor with over a decade of digital publishing experience. I freelance to leverage my eclectic skillset and satisfy my relentless craving for intellectually stimulating work.

Like most Millennials, I’m a resourceful, achievement-driven workaholic with exceptional time management and organizational abilities. Currently, I serve as the executive editor of The Dread Machine, a magazine and publishing company specializing in dark speculative and science fiction. When I’m not there, I’m honing my nonfiction, ecommerce, and technical editing skills on Upwork, where I’m a Top Rated talent. I take freelance fiction editing assignments through Quasar Editing, in partnership with my friend and co-editor, Monica Louzon. In my spare time, I’ve been producing solo journaling RPGs and learning how to implement scrollytelling techniques to create engaging, interactive reading experiences. When I’m not trying to master the universe, I enjoy playing strategic board games and solving logic puzzles.

Like I said—it’s a relentless craving.

Tools of the Trade

As a blogger and site administrator, I’ve used just about everything, know how to leverage every social media platform effectively, and easily adapt to new technologies.

  • MS Office
  • Google Workspace
  • Scrivener
  • Hemingway
  • Twine
  • Affinity Publisher
  • Affinity Designer
  • Canva
  • WordPress
  • Elementor
  • Mailster
  • Mailchimp
  • Asana
  • CoSchedule
  • Hootsuite
  • TweetDeck

Stuff I Do


Organizing ideas into engaging articles, entertaining stories, and convincing proposals.


Mechanical, developmental, and substantive editing with Chicago compliance guaranteed.


Immaculate interior formatting, front matter, indexing, registration, proofing, and printing.

Web Design

Creating clean, functional online portfolios, e-commerce stores, income sites, and more with WordPress.

Graphic Design

Putting together artful ads, fliers, brochures, banners, resumes, business cards, logos, and more. 

Strategic Planning

Imagining unconventional solutions, identifying unique opportunities, mapping efficient paths to exciting destinations.

People Who Love Me


Available for short-term contract work.


Drop me a line or ten.