Editor and Instructor, ChickLitGurrl
Shonell Bacon has been an editor and educator for nearly 20 years. Through her company ChickLitGurrl, she edits in a wide range of areas, to include fiction (multiple genres), non-fiction (academic, creativity, inspirational, self-help), academic (dissertations, proposals, papers, theses), and trade (articles and studies for journals and magazines). From 2014 to 2017, she served as a copy editor for STC’s academic journal Technical Communication, and in 2017 and 2018, she worked as an editorial assistant to STC’s magazine INTERCOM.
As an educator, Shonell has taught English and mass communication courses in the university setting; courses taught include Writing for the Media, Management in New Media, Writing for Public Relations, Emerging Media Practices, English Composition I and II, and Advanced Grammar.
In addition to her work as an editor and educator, Shonell is an author of fiction and non-fiction; most of her works are published through ChickLitGurrl. Her latest book, Make Your Writing Bloom, is her first short work on writing; it’s designed to help writers reclaim the zest they lost for writing and get words on the page.
Shonell is a lover of grammar, mechanics, usage, introductions and conclusions, Works Cited and References pages, and organizing text to have the best impact on audience.
Her world is words.