About Virgie

Virgie Townsend is a freelance writer and editor. She has written nonfiction for the Washington Post, Jezebel, and Huffington Post. Her short fiction has been featured in such publications as Tin House’s Flash Fridays, Gargoyle, and Bartleby Snopes, as well as the anthologies SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years and Best of Pif, Volume One. She currently serves as an associate editor at the literary journal SmokeLong Quarterly.

Virgie received her bachelor’s degree in newspaper journalism, magna cum laude, from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and her J.D. from the Syracuse University College of Law. She is a bar-admitted attorney in Colorado.

Editorial Services

Copy Editing
  • polishing grammar
  • correcting spelling
  • tidying punctuation
  • other style elements
Price is determined by project.
Stylistic Editing
  • copy editing
  • clarifying language
  • adjusting syntax
  • excising jargon
Price is determined by project.
Substantive Editing
  • copy editing
  • stylistic editing
  • improving cohesion
  • creating complete reading experience
Price is determined by project.


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