Yvonne Marie

Yvonne Marie – Editor

I'm a professor, writing coach, and editor specializing in nonfiction and faith-based books. I'm patient and a skilled communicator.

Overview

Hello! My name is Yvonne Marie, M.Ed. I've been an educator for over 20 years and a professor of English for almost ten years. I'm also a writing coach and editor. As I work with my clients, I become invested and dedicated to seeing a clean manuscript ready to publish. I'm intuitive and insightful. I'm a skilled writer and organizer of words. I've been called an encouraging editor and "the book doula." That's right; your job is to deliver this book, and my job is to help you push!

I am a great believer in the following:
Everyone has a book inside them, a story to tell.
Contrary to what most people think, writing should not be done in isolation. It takes teamwork!
Once you've established your main message, intended audience, and your purpose for writing, you're ready to organize your book.
Organization is the key to the drafting process.
The writing process is non-linear (even though your school teacher told you to follow the steps).
We not only learn to write; we write to learn.
If you must choose between voice and grammar, choose voice.
A clean manuscript is so satisfying.
There's something exciting about citations!
The Oxford comma is best (although I'm willing to negotiate).


As a writing coach and editor, I specialize in the following book genres:
Personal Development
Inspirational/Motivational
Memoir
Essays
Education/Teaching
Writing/Publishing
Family/Relationships
Women's Issues
Devotionals
Bible Studies
Christian Nonfiction

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Christian Non-Fiction Education & Reference Inspirational Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement Writing & Publishing
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Master of Education

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2021 — Present

Howard Community College

Sep, 2013 — Present

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