Poetry Editing Services

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Danielle

Danielle

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Editor and writing coach specializing in education, test-prep, how-to, and reference guides


Work experience:

  • Self-Employed
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • The Write Place (University of Dayton)
  • Today's Catholic News
  • Orpheus Literary Magazine (University of Dayton)

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Nature, Poetry, Fiction, Math & Science, Education & Reference

Alexandra

Alexandra

New York, NY, USA

Editor with six years of NYC publishing experience and a passion for literary fiction, short stories, memoir, and hybrid forms.


Work experience:

  • Soft Skull Press
  • Catapult
  • Ugly Duckling Presse
  • A Public Space

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Literary Fiction

Amy

Amy

St. Louis, MO, USA

Children's book specialist with 25+ years experience and 75+ books published. Clients include HarperCollins, Scholastic, and Disney.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Stony Brook University
  • Studio Goodwin Sturges
  • Self Employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Kristin

Kristin

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA

I am a passionate editor who specializes in poetry collections, fantasy, and science-fiction novels.


Work experience:

  • New Degree Press
  • Self-employed
  • Quiz & Quill Literary Magazine
  • Wexner Center for the Arts
  • The Comic Book Project
  • Otterbein University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Janice

Janice

Seattle, WA, USA

Editor of hundreds of traditionally published books.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Fantagraphics Books

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Poetry, Comics & Graphic Novels, Paranormal Romance, Romance

Michelle

Michelle

Greensboro, NC, USA

10+ years editing for literary journals, renowned independent publishers, and seasoned writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry.


Work experience:

  • Regal House Publishing
  • Blair (formerly Carolina Wren Press and John F. Blair, Publisher)
  • Fairy Tale Review
  • The Greensboro Review

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Contemporary Fiction

Clelia

Clelia

Prescott, AZ, USA

I specialize in copy editing and indexing works of dharma and spiritual teachings, self-development, memoir and poetry.


Work experience:

  • Clelia Lewis
  • Hohm Press

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading Indexing

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Religion & Spirituality, Poetry, Fiction

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Iowa City, IA, USA

I'm a freelance editor with experience proofreading memoir, business, gender studies, and self-help non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • Sheridan Editorial

Services: Editing Proofreading

Genres: Entertainment, Non-Fiction, LGBTQ Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Business & Management, Poetry, Fiction

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