Editing & Writing
The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this and it is marvelous in our eyes.
Psalm 118:22-24


God, your love is so precious!
You protect people in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 36:6-8 NCV

Welcome to Cornerstone-Ink!

I wish I could introduce myself over a latte instead of on this page, and maybe someday we will meet in person! My name is Vie (yes, short for Violet) Herlocker.

I am a freelance editor, mentor, and writer. I also edit for an independent Christian publisher, and am a book reviewer for Blue Ink Reviews. I've been on faculty at Montrose Christian Writers' Conference and Susquehanna Valley Writers Conference, taught workshops for my local writers group, and presented a writing workshop at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts.

My professional memberships include the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network (
The Christian PEN), American Christian Fiction Writers, My Book Therapy,  American Christian Writers, and am a graduate of CLASS.
I am founder  and director of JoyWriters, an affiliate of  American Christian Writers (Chapter #3097).

I am also known as "The Book Mama" and her alter ego "Miz Moe." These silly personas add a bit of humor to writing workshops that I present on working with your editor and how to self-edit your work.

Books I've Edited:

Please visit the PORTFOLIO PAGE to see some of the books that I have edited--and several comments from the authors about the editing process.In addition to these published nonfiction and fiction books, I have edited manuscripts for not yet published authors, and mentored  and provided proposal and manuscript evaluations for new and intermediate level authors.

My Own Publishing Credits Include:

  • Ghostwrote the book, Until My Blindfold Comes Off, for Chris Harvey. This memoir won grand prize in a national self-published books contest
  • Coauthored Building Better Schools by: Engaging Support Staff with Sam Bartlett
  • Winner of the Guideposts Contest with a ghostwritten story
  • Published in several of the Guideposts family of magazines and in a Guideposts collection book
  • Published in multiple volumes of Penned from the Heart
  • Wrote a quarterly humor column for the  Daystar Discipler e-zine
  • Short humor published in the Cracker Barrel section of Mature Living
  • Published in The Christian Communicator and Church Libraries
  • Published in Chicken Soup for the Empty Nester's Soul
  • Published in Pen Points, the newsletter of the Christian PEN.

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