About Vonnie York & Creative Editing Services
I've been a full-time writer and editor since January 2008. I started in technical editing and found my passion and niche in creative writing and editing. Here's a run-down of what I bring to the table:
Master’s in English Creative Writing, University of South Alabama
Master’s in Publishing, George Washington University (to be completed in 2019)
Bachelor’s in English Literature, University of South Alabama
Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) member
American Copy Editors Society (ACES) member
Mobile Writer’s Guild Member
Professor of creative writing, social media writing, short story, and creative nonfiction
Writing & marketing experience
Technical grant editor, University of South Alabama
Content marketing (writer at Vertical Measures, managing editor at The Storyteller Agency)
Freelance academic research journal article editor (ask for references)
Travel writing (Madden Media, Compass Media)
Section editor, The Vanguard news publication
Contributor, The Lagniappe publication
Book mapping with Heidi Felder
Developmental editing with Jennifer Lawler
Copyediting fiction with Lourdes Venard
Sensitivity reading with Lourdes Venard
why hire creative editing services?
I am not a faceless brand, and you are not a product. You are a writer with great ideas and goals. You have a story that needs to be told, and I recognize that. The yearning you feel to become a published author is palpable; however, there are internal and external factors that keep you from starting, finishing, or publishing your story (time, perspective, resources, industry know-how, confidence, etc.). I understand that, which is why I want to work with you.
I love getting my hands dirty, delving into a new story, discovering what makes it work, figuring out how to take it to the next level, and giving writers a clear road map for taking something beautiful and precious, their manuscript, and readying it for the world to read and to appreciate.
Disclaimer: While common sense dictates such, I feel it necessary to state that I, nor any editor, can guarantee that editorial services will land you an agent, get you in with a publisher, or will guarantee you meteoric success on the self-publishing market.
Of course, I can assure you that having your work professionally edited (and obviously, applying said edits to your work) will substantially improve your chances of achieving success.