Abi Pollokoff

Abi Pollokoff – Editor

Passionate about bringing your best words to life. Specialities in nonfiction (history, cookbooks), poetry, children's. 10+ yrs experience.


I've been working with words for nearly a decade... but I've been a reader much longer than that. I have a BA in English, French, and Italian and an MFA in poetry, and I cut my teeth at Pelican Publishing (Gretna, LA), one of the largest trade publishers in the South. I've since edited both freelance and professionally across diverse genres.

A bit about my editorial approach: My goal as an editor—no matter where in the process—is to ensure that the reading experience is the best it can be. By making sure the language is consistent and understandable, I can help you hone in on the best way to communicate your meaning and connect with your readers. That means supporting and sharpening your voice—not advocating for my own. I stay positive, productive, and professional across the working experience.
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits History Photography Travel
Picture Books Poetry
English (US)
  • SCWBI Crystal Kite Award
  • Louisiana Literary Award, Louisiana Library Association
  • Silver in general nonfiction, Florida Book Awards

Work experience

Poetry Northwest Editions

Mar, 2019 — Present


Jun, 2016 — Present

Pelican Publishing

May, 2012 — Jun, 2014 (about 2 years)

Abi has 14 reviews







Oct, 2023

Wow, I really appreciate Abi's exceptional editing effort. My children's book has benefitted greatly from Abi's feedback. It was a real joy working with someone who graciously gives my work the same attention and thoughtfulness that I do. As a young author, I must say how appreciated her reasonable fee and clear communication. Abi – thanks again for all your efforts and I really appreciate you...
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Robert P.

Robert P.

Oct, 2023

Abi was a delight to work with. Editing poetry is not easy and Abi's review was detailed, insightful, respectful, encouraging and positive. Abi had many suggestions for how to bring this collection of up to the next level including tips for how to better engage the reader. Abi also gave helpful advice on how I might chose to publish which was much appreciated.
Abi P.
Thanks so much, Bob! It was wonderful to spend time with your work. Best of luck with revisions and publishing!
Robert D.

Robert D.

Sep, 2022

I was hoping for an experience that would inspire my creative element. Abi did not disappoint. I was happy to read about my work's success and failure. It takes a professional to show us amateurs what we miss. I hope to collaborate with her again.
Aura M.

Aura M.

Aug, 2022

I have worked with Abi twice and highly recommend her services!
Dom L.

Dom L.

Aug, 2022

Thank you, Abi. Your copy editing was professional, diligent, thoughtful and very helpful. Much appreciated!

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