Southwind Media offers offers editing, consulting, and ghostwriting services. We are currently taking new clients. Clayton Jones, founder, specializes in editing books of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, but also biographies and academic works. He is a professor of English at University of Tennessee.
Clayton is an accomplished writer. His poems and prose have appeared in many journals and magazines including The Cortland Review, Boston Literary Magazine, and American Songwriter.
Clayton has recorded and released several albums of original music, most notably with The Groundhawgs, a stringband from Northwest Georgia. He is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is available for co-writing sessions and for hire as lyricist and songwriter for any occasion.
Clayton has been teaching English and creative writing for over 20 years at many different colleges and universities. He currently teaches at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an editor of creative non-fiction and fiction. He believes in helping writers find their true voice.
"I am writing to give my highest endorsement to Clayton Jones for his work as an editor. I had the recent pleasure of using Clayton on a book project where he demonstrated not only his exceptional editing skills but more than that, his skill at listening and understanding what the story and message was that we wanted to convey. That was so important to us as he helped us take our stories and work and turn it into a manuscript that will be readable and hopefully helpful to many others. Too often, an editing process can feel like the old "red pencil" of the old high school English teacher where it is all marked up but no real helpful feedback or understanding of our point of view is there. Clayton does not do that - he makes our words and stories better, he helps our words ensure that the meaning is there, and he listens to the purpose behind our words. His work is truly with us and not against us. If you are looking for an editor like that, one who will make your words and story better, you have found the right person. Clayton does just that. I give him my highest recommendation as an editor. He will make your words work. "
"Clayton was great to work with on editing the content of my book. He gave great insight on plot and character development. Clayton was responsive and professional which was extremely helpful in the writing of my first book."
"Working with Clayton elevated my novel to the next level. He was not only dependable and timely, but did a great job on my content edit, which greatly improved my story structure. When I thought I was getting an editor, I got so much more. I’m very thankful for Clayton."
“Clayton is an experienced editor who is very personable with his clients. He works hard to cater to my needs and is always available. I’ve worked with him on two books and would highly recommend him.”
“Clayton was easy to work with; forthright in his dealings; professional in operation; and produced a good product.”
“I’m very impressed with Clayton Jones. His suggestions are right on target. This version of my book is so much better thanks to Clayton’s attention. Thanks for recommending him. He is great to work with.”
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