Welcome to The Verbal Thing

Hello! My name is Samantha Puc. I am a freelance writer, editor, and social media manager currently seeking full-time work. I have bylines at The Tempest, The Mary SueSheKnows, CulturessFemsplainRogues Portal, Shakespeare & Punk, Skillcrush, and more. The majority of my work is intersectional pop culture analysis with a particular focus on representation of LGBTQ and fat characters in fiction. I also write personal essays, recipes, and reviews.

Currently: Editor at In Full Bleed, Co-Creator/Editor of Fatventure Mag, Contributing/Freelance Writer at SheKnows and elsewhere
Previously: Editorial Fellow at The Tempest, Managing Editor at Rogues Portal, Social Media Manager at 1001 Troubles Tattoo, Contributor at Culturess, Co-Founder/Senior Editor at Velociriot

Below you will find portfolio links, recent blog posts, and testimonials from writers who’ve worked with me as an editor. If you have questions, feel free to drop me a line at the contact form to your right or shoot me an email. ♡

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Co-Creator (January 2018 — Present)



  • Samantha's feedback, comments, and edits for my work have always been thorough, engaging, and supportive. Her ability as an editor to read your work closely and critically has helped my writing improve!

    — Pamela Dungao
  • Samantha, in her short time at Rogues Portal, has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Samantha’s biggest asset is that she communicates. She lets you know what is expected and when. Samantha takes the time to mention the corrections that she makes on your pieces and lets you know her opinion of the piece. In the almost infinite void of the internet, where it can feel like you're projecting into a black abyss never to be heard from again, her comments make all the difference. An editor’s job is to make a writer better. Samantha makes writers better.
    — Robert Coffil, Rogues Portal
  • Sam is a very thorough editor in both content and copywriting. She'll always give you reasons as to why a section of a piece should be changed for publishing and suggestions on how to improve for future pieces. I greatly value her thoughtfulness and insight on all work I submit for review through her and I highly recommend her services!
    — Scout Schiro, Rogues Portal
  • Samantha has proofread and edited numerous works and has helped to elevate the quality of my work with her suggestions, while still keeping my voice intact.  She herself is a gifted writer, whose skill and attention to detail serve her equally well as an editor.  Her understanding of the written word allows Samantha to find a natural and consistent flow in every piece she's edited for me.  She is also an expert at providing constructive feedback and technical assistance, both in a timely fashion.  Her patience is surpassed only with her passion for writing and I have greatly enjoyed working for her and hope to do so for a long time to come.
    — Cameron Kieffer, Rogues Portal

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