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Editorial Experience
2010 - Present: Freelance Editor and Co-Founder at Novel Edits, LLC*

  • 2012 - 2013: Editorial Consultant for WBWP
  • 2012: Editorial Assistant for the scholarly journal, Young Scholars in Writing
  • 2012: Editorial Assistant for the scholarly journal, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
  • 2011 - 2012: Reader for award-winning literary magazine, New Letters
  • 2010 - Present: CEO of Grand Magic LLC
  • 2010 - 2011: Intern for Whispering Prairie Press
  • 2010: Reader for internationally-acclaimed literary magazine, Nota Bene
  • 2009 - 2011: Editor-in-Chief of internationally-acclaimed literary magazine, Shorelines
  • 2009 - 2010: Junior Editor for High Hill Press
  • 2009 - 2012: Writing Tutor for Longview Community College
  • 2008 - 2009: Reader for literary magazine, Shorelines
  • 2007 - 2008: Book Reviewer for The Kansas City Star, TeenStar division
  • 2007 - 2008: Senior Editor of A Gathering of Birds literary magazine
  • 2005 - 2008: Staff at A Gathering of Birds literary magazine


*Editorial Reviews
  • "I found Erin York's editing invaluable.  Her attention to detail, incisive analysis, and understanding of what makes stories tick was dead on target and best of all--useful." - William Bernhardt, New York Times bestselling author
  • "There are few folks in this world that I listen to and even fewer I trust with my writing. Erin York is brilliant. No matter what the genre, she comprehends the meaning and significance of every nuance of the story. She prods with grace,  stomps with panache and trust me, your story is a billion times better when she’s done.  You’ll have a stronger sense of place, and point of view and most importantly your voice will be preserved. Erin York is a superb editor who gets writers."  - Claire Croxton, author of  Redneck Ex
  • "After staring at more than 500 pages of my doctoral dissertation, I couldn't see the mistakes any longer. Putting the complete manuscript into the capable hands of Ms. York was one of the best investments I made in my graduate education. She made sure that my paragraphs were orderly, my arguments argued clearly, and caught most of the remaining grammar and spelling errors." - Melissa Eaton, Ph.D., Division Chair at Metropolitan Community College -Kansas City
  • "Erin had an insight into writing, a refreshing look that was simultaneously honest, but caring. She understood the text, not for what she wanted it to be, but what she felt I had originally been trying to shoot for." - Jere Ellison, M.F.A.
  • "Erin has provided me with wonderful editorial assistance throughout various projects.  She possesses insightful advice and has a good grasp on today's publishing world expectations." - Marie Mayhugh, Poet
  • "When I first met Erin, I discovered the wonderful ability she has to critique a writer's work-in-progress.  With energy, enthusiasm, and exuberance Erin gives unique and skilled insight to help the writer and valuable advice on revision strategies.  Not only does Erin wade through writers' attempts to create publishable stories, she gives them the confidence they need to keep going." - Mary Sibert, English teacher
  • "As a writer working on her first novel, learning style techniques and structure is a balancing act. I was very fortunate to find Erin York to help me with my edits and revisions. With her vast knowledge and insight she has helped me more than I could even describe. Her critiques and edits are everything I was trying to get to, but for some reason kept coming up short. She helped me break through the walls and get to the heart and soul my book." - Angela Archer, Author of Woman on the Painted Horse
  • "Erin York has been an asset in helping me polish my manuscript. She gives clear and concise suggestions without trying to change my 'voice' into her own or re-write my story. As a new writer, I really appreciate how easy she is to understand." - Sabrina Fish, Author of The Gate Keeper Chronicles
  • "Thank you, Erin, for getting such sensitive and interesting information and for your good writing. The article turned out quite well, indeed - to your credit!" - Peter Szatmary, Editor in Chief of Phi Kappa Phi Forum

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