Dr. Vonda is a seasoned editing pro, stretching all the way back to her undergrad days, when classmates would ask her to proof their papers.

You benefit from her 10 years as a college instructor (history and geography) and administrator (Academic Support—lots of editing!) and over four years as a journalist, during which time she proofread and edited other reporters’ stories and the pages as they were laid out, wrote a weekly column and won an AP award for non-deadline reporting.

Dr. Vonda’s undergrad and graduate degrees are in history and her Ph.D. is in geography.  Her editing skills run the gamut from children’s books to technical papers.

As a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator and president of a small nonprofit wildlife rehab center, when she’s not editing Dr. Vonda is engaged in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of North American native wildlife.

Latest Projects and Reviews

“Great communication and responsiveness, clear presentation of suggested corrections and edits”
Richard Canyon Country, USA
“Fast turn around, friendly emails, cost suggestion all good qualities.”
Kathleen Avon Park, USA
“Your editor did a great job at a wonderful price.”
David East Hartford, USA
“I appreciated the extra feedback and the corrections made throughout the chapter and meeting of the deadlines.”
RaShelle Somerset, USA
“I liked that First editing is very professional. They communicate with a personal touch. Their price was very reasonable for the amount of work they did. My editor was able to return my work in time for me to be on time. To top all these they offer ...”
Rose Miami, USA
“All of the above, but especially... Dr. Vonda with First Editing, thank you for so carefully understanding my creative intent and helping to clarify and clean up my writing without losing my tone.”
Crystal Newport Beach, USA