Freelance Writer and Editor for RPGs and Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction

profile-picWelcome to the professional portfolio of Katrina Ostrander! Here, you can find the list of her past credits, including roleplaying game books she’s developed or contributed to, as well as tie-in fiction she’s edited.

About Katrina

Katrina Ostrander is a freelance writer, editor, worldbuilder, and game master who previously worked full-time in the tabletop games industry for Fantasy Flight Games. In addition to her work as an editor of tie-in fiction and developer of IPs, she has written for or developed over a dozen roleplaying game products, including adventures, supplements and core rulebooks. Her most recent credits include design and development on the core rulebook of the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game, as well as writing and development credits on the Genesys Core Rulebook and Realms of Terrinoth. She writes advice and how-to articles relating to gamemastering, adventure design, writing tips, and more at TripleCrit.com.

Services for Hire

She is also available to write, develop, and edit roleplaying games and sci-fi and fantasy fiction on a freelance basis. She is currently accepting new clients. Please use this contact form to get in touch or receive an estimate for a project.

Developmental Editing: Fiction

Katrina’s editing philosophy is to help authors realize their vision for the story. When editing a piece, she’ll diagnose the ways in which the manuscript isn’t achieving the author’s goals and presciribe remedies for the story’s scructure and the prose itself. Developmental editing can happen during the outline stage, as well as through the first draft and subsequent revisions. This is not a grammar/style pass, although it does provide guidance on the craft of writing.

Developmental Editing: Roleplaying Games

In roleplaying game products, the flavor should be engaging and the rules should be clear. An editor can help worldbuilders present an evocative and vibrant setting, or help designers and developers present their material in a logical, concise manner. Developmental editing can happen during the outline stage, as well as through the first draft and subsequent revisions. This is not a grammar/style pass, although it does provide guidance on the craft of writing.

Writing: Fiction

Katrina specializes in media tie-in short fiction (1,000 to 10,000 words) to help bring the characters and locations of a world to life. With a focus on character-driven stories that highlight internal turmoil and interpersonal drama, her tales are meant to inspire readers and deepen a fan’s emotional connection with the personalities of a setting.

Writing: Roleplaying Games

Whether you need writeups for setting gazetteers, biographies for non-player characters, flavor for magic and items, or adventures to help support your game line, Katrina can harness her creativity and experience in the industry for your project. Her descriptions are crafted to hook readers, simultaneously sparking their creativity and making them want to find out more about the system and setting. Her adventures highlight player agency and story–players’ choices should matter, challenges should have multiple solutions and outcomes, and the overarching story should keep players eager to find out what happens next.