I started volunteering at Leading Edge, Brigham Young University’s premier sci-fi/fantasy journal, when I was a sophomore at BYU. I read through submissions, offered feedback, and passed or rejected stories. I volunteered to be on an editing team and had my first experience preparing a story for publication. Now, a few years after that experience, I became one of the managing editors and led one of those editing teams. I loved getting this insight into the publishing process: picking and preparing a story, communicating directly with the author, and leading a team of editors in the same process that so inspired me when I was an acquisitions editor.