Clayton Jones

I always knew I was a writer, although when I began college back in the 90’s, I tried a few different majors. None of them took, so I stuck with English. I had several professors who encouraged me to keep writing, and I ended up going to graduate school, where I studied poetry. I earned an MFA in creative writing from Georgia State University in 2003. Since then, I have been a college writing instructor. I currently teach writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 

I am a very versatile writer and editor—I’ve been freelancing for as long as I can remember. I began working for CED in 2017. I specialize in content editing—both fiction and nonfiction and academic texts. I am also an audiobook and podcast producer, ghostwriter, and web content writer. Also, I coach writers. Finally, I am a songwriter and musician. Therefore, I offer songwriting services through CED as well.

One of my favorite things about working with writers is helping them to find their own writing process. I am a scholar of creativity, and I enjoy seeing that process unfold. Perhaps this is one of the reasons I’m drawn to Psalm 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God” (NIV). If humans can stop trying to be human for just a moment, they can see miracles happen. This is the same for writers: if you can turn off the human part of yourself and just “be still,” His Spirit will work through you. Thus, I am a firm believer that the written word should always glorify God.