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
11 May“I was very pleased with your professional approach and prompt service.”
3 May“I loved the price compared to other services. This was less expensive and you got more bang for your buck. The deadlines given were followed and my editor, Dr. Vonda, was very helpful. She talked to me in layman's terms and was a pleasure to work with.”
21 Apr“The speed at which it was done was exceptional. I sent in a two page draft for FirstEdit to sample and it was sent back to me in a matter of hours with the corrections/suggestions. It filled me with confidence. I was then assigned an editor, a historian who was able ...”
18 Apr“I liked everything, the quick response, the honest review and editing.”
20 Mar“Met deadlines with professionalism”
1 Feb“I would say the quality of the work was my favorite part. Dr. Vonda had been so thorough throughout the whole manuscript. Her attention to detail was astounding, and her comments on a practical matter made a convincing argument in the places I might have had hesitation accepting the revisions. ...”