Poetry Copy Editing Services

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Laura

Laura

New York, NY, United States

Expert developmental and line editor, ghostwriter, and consultant collaborates on all aspects of nonfiction and fiction for adults and kids.


Work experience:

  • Jill Grinberg Literary Management
  • Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
  • Pocket Books
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Penguin USA
  • Theater Communications Group

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review Book Coaching

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Poetry, Inspirational, Women's Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Kelly

Kelly

Phoenix, United States

I am passionate about the written word! I have nearly 20 years in editing in all genres, with special attention to business and travel.


Work experience:

  • Immanence Journal
  • Gently Read Literature (GRL)
  • International Artist Publishing
  • Perseus Books Group
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Business & Management, Non-Fiction, Travel, Poetry, Mystery & Crime

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

South Bend, IN, USA

Twenty years as a copy editor and proofreader of Christian fiction, history, and other nonfiction. I look forward to working with you!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • University of Notre Dame Press
  • National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
  • Moody's Analytics

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Christian Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Photography, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Poetry

David

David

Tampa, FL, USA

A fiction/nonfiction copy editor and proofreader with 20+ years’ experience in journalism. I have an eye for detail and a love of deadlines.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Various

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Non-Fiction, Poetry, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Short Story

Jillian

Jillian

Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Random House editor of prize-winning literary fiction, bestselling commercial fiction, and narrative nonfiction. Affordable and friendly!


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • The Clegg Agency

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Short Story, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Coming of Age, Literary Fiction

Kristin

Kristin

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA

A passionate, attentive line and copy editor who goes above and beyond to prioritize her authors' needs.


Work experience:

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

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure

Marci Rae

Marci Rae

Chicago, IL, USA

I'm a longtime editor with experience in unusual niche genres—particularly Christian books and poetry collections.


Work experience:

  • Ancient Faith Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing

Genres: Parenting & Families, Non-Fiction, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Poetry, Fiction

Abi

Abi

Seattle, WA, USA

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


Work experience:

  • Pelican Publishing
  • Self
  • Poetry Northwest Editions

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Indexing

Genres: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Children’s Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Poetry, Photography, Travel

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Hire the best poetry copy editors


Poetry is often viewed as being open in form and to interpretation, but you can rest assured that you’ll still need a good copy editor for poetry as much as any other form. In fact, the importance of rhythm and flow to verse means that jarring typos or inconsistencies can be more likely to stand out to readers and reviewers than in prose.


That’s why it’s so important that you hire a poetry copy editor with a surplus of knowledge under their belt who can help you identify typos, mistakes in grammar, and inconsistencies. Once these issues are out of the way, you’re sure to guide your verse to greatness.


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