I provide three rounds of editing. Along with grammar and punctuation I look at the structure of the manuscript. That includes looking at the individual poem and the flow of the whole collection. By structure I mean looking at where the line breaks and punctuation should be placed. If the poems don’t have a strong impact I’ll suggest rearranging lines and stanzas. I also ask specific questions for the whole to show emotion and tell the whole story. Lastly, I brainstorm creative titles.
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I'm a publisher and executive editor responsible for six imprints, an online magazine, and a quarterly reader.
I'm a copy editor specializing in health and memoirs. I've worked with Men's Health, Hearst, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and more.