Vonnie York

Vonnie York - Editor

Mobile, AL, United States

I provide proofreading, copyediting, line & developmental editing, writer workshop, ghostwriting & other services to authors.

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Overview

I'm an editor with 10 years of professional experience. I specialize in working with new authors looking to start, finish, or perfect their manuscripts. Memoir is my area of expertise, but I also have experience working with fiction works in the mystery genre and romance mystery sub-genre.

Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Humor & Comedy
Mashups
Romance
Thriller

Work experience

Chief Editor

Self-employed
June, 2017 – Present (about 1 year)

I specialize in working with first-time, aspiring authors at all stages of manuscript development. Whether your have an idea but aren’t sure how to get started, are halfway through your manuscript and are trapped, or have completed your manuscript but need an editor’s fine touch, I want to work with you.

I offer planning, work shopping, developmental editing, ghostwriting, and other editing services that specifically target new authors. As a creative writing MA with 10 years of writing, editing, and college-level teaching experience, I am well-versed in working with emerging authors who are just getting their feet wet. I don’t mind if you ask lots of questions. I am happy to hold your hand through the—sometimes—confusing and frustrating writing and editing processes. I am more than happy to give you tips and insights on the publishing industry, on marketing yourself as an author, writing a query letter, and whatever else it is you need on your road toward accomplishing your goals.

I specialize in memoir and creative nonfiction; though, I also have expertise in several fiction genres especially speculative fiction and mystery / suspense (and related sub-genres such as detective, romance, adventure, etc.).

If you are looking for an editor who will walk you through the writing process, who will help you not only work through your manuscript’s issues but who will also help you understand the writing and editing processes, then contact me, Vonnie York, at . Let me help you be the author you want to be.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

A Blind Eye's View: Seeing Things a Little Differently

Sherry L. Cook

Everyone confronts obstacles in their lives sooner or later, it is how we choose to deal with these issues that control our outcome. Imagine going through life as a naturally shy little girl raised in a southern town just trying to fit in. The biggest obstacle Sherry must face is that she was born with a rare birth defect that affected her eyes called congenital coloboma. It was determined at ... read more

Everyone confronts obstacles in their lives sooner or later, it is how we choose to deal with these issues that control our outcome. Imagine going through life as a naturally shy little girl raised in a southern town just trying to fit in. The biggest obstacle Sherry must face is that she was born with a rare birth defect that affected her eyes called congenital coloboma. It was determined at ... read more

The Sun Angel

Ashley Martinez

When seventeen year old, Jenna, is out shopping she hardly expects to witness a murder. Much less a murder committed by her new mysterious classmate, Will.This is her first encounter with a Dark Angel, those who rule the night.She begins having strange dreams, seeing things that aren't supposed to be real, and to top it all off, she discovers she isn't even human herself.Now the sun is missing... read more

When seventeen year old, Jenna, is out shopping she hardly expects to witness a murder. Much less a murder committed by her new mysterious classmate, Will.This is her first encounter with a Dark Angel, those who rule the night.She begins having strange dreams, seeing things that aren't supposed to be real, and to top it all off, she discovers she isn't even human herself.Now the sun is missing... read more

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