Welcome to Lyz Liddell!

Monday, May 20, 2019

It's been over a year since we introduced a new Paizo editor to you all, but it's now my great pleasure to announce our latest hire: Senior Editor Lyz Liddell, who has officially joined our ranks here in house after almost 6 years of working with us remotely, first as a freelancer and then as a contractor! I'll let her introduce herself in her own words...

Hullo, folks! I'm Lyz, and I'm sorta new around here! I just started as a Real Employee™ this month, but I've been editing for Paizo in ever-growing quantities for close to 6 years now, lurking in the wild realms of Contract Employment (also known as Columbus, Ohio). Before that I was a freelance editor for a whole bunch of d20/3.5 publishers, going back to the 3.5 heyday of the early aughties. I've been gaming since high school, starting with 2nd Edition D&D, Vampire: The Masquerade, and Shadowrun as my go-to games. I've been riding the Pathfinder wave since the days of the playtest for the original game (yeah, that paperback beta rulebook in 2008). So I'm both a veteran and a noob, but either way, I'm excited to be here!

As an editor, I make the words good, with a healthy dose of also making sure the words work well in the context of the game and society at large—I'm a huge proponent of inclusivity in gaming and work to throw out habits and tropes that marginalize people or perpetuate harmful stereotypes. My hope, as an editor, is that you never notice my work as you're enjoying the latest Pathfinder and Starfinder products—because we've succeeded in presenting things clearly and cleanly with a minimum of errors.

When I'm not editing, I'm often writing (mostly fantasy novels and RPG material), cycling, cooking, canoeing, costuming, hiking, or performing weird old music (I specialize in medieval, renaissance, and baroque woodwinds). I realized my 3-year goal of driving to the office last month (a journey of 2,400 miles), and I am loving the Pacific Northwest! Even more, I'm loving the (admittedly surreal at times) reality of sharing a workspace with the fantastic Paizo staff.

Please join all of us in welcoming Lyz to Paizo!

Judy Bauer
Managing Editor

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I'm so damn happy to have you here in the office with us, Lyz!!

Paizo Employee Organized Play Developer

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Welcome to the office Lyz!


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I'm wondering who she's dressed as in the picture. And yah, huzzah!

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Hooray, Lyz!

Grand Lodge

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Huzzah!


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Great, welcome, bienvenue, champagne (yeah I'm French), now just give me a minute so that I find my 5 tomes of listing of things we can improve in Pathfinder and we'll be all set. :-)


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The Fifth Wanderer wrote:
I'm wondering who she's dressed as in the picture. And yah, huzzah!

Looks like a Steward from the Starfinder setting.


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Great to hear! Congratulations Lyz!

Shadow Lodge

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Yay, and congrats! Smite those typos!

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Welcome, Lyz! Thanks for improving our words, in all their contexts and connotations :)


woot!

Paizo Employee Developer

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We are so glad you're here!!


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Welcome to Official Status! Hooray!

Paizo Employee

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Hot diggety, thanks everyone! I'm soooo excited to be here!

The Fifth Wanderer wrote:
I'm wondering who she's dressed as in the picture. And yah, huzzah!

On a whim, my brother and I made a set of Stewards armor, as depicted on page 480 of the Starfinder Core Rulebook, just in time for Gen Con 2017. A perk of working on things is that I can debut costumes for them on day 1.

Frencois wrote:
...now just give me a minute so that I find my 5 tomes of listing of things we can improve in Pathfinder and we'll be all set. :-)

Send ‘em on over and we’ll see what we can do!


Hello, new person!

Paizo Employee Starfinder Society Developer

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*waves from the null-space of the phantom zone*

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! :D

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This is fantastic news!! Congrats, Lyz!


congrats! Hope you get settled in nicely at the Paizo offices!


Welcome!

Paizo Employee Managing Editor

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I'm so happy we finally managed to persuade you to move out here, Lyz! \o/ And super excited to see what your next costuming feat is...


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Welcome Lyz. I'm sure I'll continue in blissful ignorance of all your editing work (nobody notices a good editor!)

However, I hope we will continue to see you stepping into the writing side of things too. The adventuring sites section of the Nidal sourcebook was glorious!

Enjoy life in Seattle.

Grand Lodge

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Ah but Steve, have you noticed her freelance work? It's AMAZING.

Yay, Lyz! You rock!
Hmm


Welcome!!!

Silver Crusade

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That’s awesome Lyz!

Silver Crusade

Welcome Liz ^^


Fantastic news! You're a great person and a valuable addition to the Paizo team!! Enjoy life in this beautiful stretch of the US of A!!

Shadow Lodge

2400 miles is a long commute.


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Welcome home!

Liberty's Edge

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Welcome Lyz!!!


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Lyz thanks for making all the published material better with your critical eye!


Congrats, Lyz!


Congrats Lyz!

Silver Crusade

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Completely deserved, glad to see you there Lyz! You've always been an amazing person, and one of my fave in the industry!

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Congrats, Lyz, and a cool name, too.!

I'd love to see other hardworking employees get exposure.

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