Carly Smith is a freelance writer working in journalism, creative nonfiction, and short- and long-form fiction.
Her work in games media—featured in places such as Polygon, Five out of Ten Magazine, Paste Magazine, and The Escapist—focuses on telling stories about the people in games and affected by games. She has written news, editorials, and reviews. She runs a Patreon campaign to support her fiction writing and journalism/essays about geek culture.
Beyond writing, she also edited English translations of graphic novels and light novels for Yen Press as an editorial assistant; she now does freelance editing for the company.
A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications, Carly studied journalism in its various forms online and in print, as well as through text and video.