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What Virgie Offers

As the principal of Townsend Communications Consulting, Virgie Townsend, J.D., provides tailored editorial services to clients seeking concise, timely work products.


During her years of experience as an editor and writer, Virgie has edited thousands of documents, including case studies, white papers, legal memoranda, news articles, and op-eds.


Her own writing has been featured in national publications, such as The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, anthologized, and nominated for fiction awards.


Copy Editing

Copy editing focuses on polishing grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other style elements. The goal of copy editing is to eliminate the little errors that may have crept into your piece, eager to trip your readers’ eyes. Copy editing ensures that typos and minor mistakes don’t distract your readers.

Stylistic Editing

Stylistic editing focuses on making your meaning clear. It entails clarifying the manuscript’s language, adjusting potentially confusing syntax, and removing jargon and unnecessary acronyms, as well as copy editing. Stylistic editing allows your readers to better understand what you want to communicate to them.

Substantive Editing

Substantive editing is a high level of editing that focuses on the overall quality of a document, and includes copy and stylistic editing. Its goal is to make sure that a piece’s individual elements fit together to form a cohesive whole. Substantive editing creates a satisfying, complete reading experience for your audience.