My name is Alyce (pronounced like “Elise”) Youngblood, and I’m a writer and editor based in ever-charming Nashville, Tennessee. Since studying journalism, public relations and English in college, I've worked alongside respected magazines, agencies, book publishers, nonprofits and brands to clarify and maximize their messages for global audiences. Recently, I joined the team at Barna Group, a religion and social research company, as a managing editor. My own writing has covered everything from mental health and food culture to theology and women's issues.
Whether I'm crafting a company's voice, polishing an article in InCopy or conducting an interview, I strive to produce content that is both inviting and precise. I believe copy can be clever and clean, and every quote and comma should play a meaningful role.
"As an organization born from a written story, To Write Love on Her Arms' voice is hugely important. We continue to tell stories that point to hope and help, and the role of our editor is vital to this mission. Alyce was great, offering her own words while helping others craft theirs. She's a rare mix of writer, editor and heart of gold, gifted in all three. We were lucky to have her and you would be wise to hire her." — Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, New York Times bestselling author of If You Feel Too Much
"I first met Alyce when I worked as the Managing Editor at Darling magazine. As an editor who is used to corralling many of her writers to find 'the voice,' Alyce had a way of understanding the brand’s aim each time I pitched her a topic. ... From beginning to end, the process of working with Alyce is both delightful and professional. She writes in a way that manages to simplify a complexity, and I know the readers will always understand what she is trying to say. Words are important to her, and she uses them carefully and well." — Tracy Le, musician, writer and creative consultant, former print managing editor for Darling magazine