About Virgie

Virgie Townsend is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health and medicine, law and state policy, and higher education. She has reported for or contributed op-eds to the Washington Post, Harper’s BazaarChicago Tribune, Denver Post, Jezebel, and other publications. A fiction writer in her spare time, her short stories been featured in such publications as Tin House’s Flash Fridays, SmokeLong QuarterlyGargoyle, WhiskeyPaperPif Magazine, and Bartleby Snopes, as well as the best-of anthologies SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years and Best of Pif, Volume One. She currently serves as a fiction reader 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.

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.