Poetry Copy Editing Services

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Gene

Gene

Houston, United States

Creative, experienced editor of novels, children's books, and poetry. Let's prepare your manuscript for publication together.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Uptown Stories
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Scholastic
  • HarperEntertainment
  • Daniel Weiss Associates/17th Street Productions
  • Denver Quarterly
  • San Jacinto College South

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Poetry, Literary Fiction

Aaron

Aaron

Buffalo, NY, USA

I'm editor in chief of an art/lit website and a college English instructor who loves all forms of creative writing—both poetry and prose.


Work experience:

  • SUNY Erie
  • Wild Roof Journal
  • Hawkes Learning
  • Ohlinger Publishing Services
  • The Closed Eye Open

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Nature, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Contemporary Fiction

John

John

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Writer/editor with 10 years experience editing scholarly books and journal articles in literary studies, art history, and architecture.


Work experience:

  • Large museum/cultural institution in Los Angeles
  • large museum/cultural institution in Los Angeles
  • self employed

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Architecture, Non-Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Poetry, Fiction

Brett

Brett

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Developmental editor and acquisitions editor of more than 300 titles pertaining to nature, popular science, and wildlife.


Work experience:

  • AdventureKEEN
  • Knockout Literary Magazine

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Nature, Non-Fiction, Travel, Children’s Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors, Transportation, Poetry, Fiction

Rachel

Rachel

Los Osos, CA, USA

I work on books that deal with difficult personal and societal issues. I also edit nonfiction books that focus on wellbeing and fiber arts.


Work experience:

  • Morro Bay National Estuary Program
  • MINDBODY, Inc.
  • The Portland Review
  • Ooligan Press
  • Arts and Technologies High School and Summit High School
  • Rachel Pass Consulting
  • Cuesta Community College

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

Genres: Short Story, Fiction, Social & Family Issues, Young Adult, Poetry, Education & Reference, Non-Fiction

Erin L.

Erin L.

Seattle, Washington, United States

24+ awards in writing and editing • 30+ books edited • Specialties include nonfiction and poetry • Ph.D. student, lit and creative writing


Work experience:

  • Cavendish Square, Wiley, & other publishers
  • Open Books: A Poem Emporium
  • Killer Visual Strategies
  • Various magazines
  • The Kentucky Standard
  • Sarabande Books
  • Entre Ríos Books

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Poetry, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, History, Nature, Children’s Non-Fiction

Mark

Mark

Philadelphia, PA, USA

I'm a professional editor, writer, and poet. Assisting others with their writing and creative endeavors is extremely meaningful to me.


Work experience:

  • ONE ART/ a journal of poetry
  • Schuylkill Valley Journal
  • Versification
  • Cleaver Magazine

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Writing & Publishing, Non-Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Poetry, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Psychology, Philosophy

Ruth

Ruth

New York, NY, USA

Editor with extensive experience at an independent small press, specializing in literary fiction and poetry.


Work experience:

  • Math Paper Press, BooksActually
  • The New School of Drama

Services: Editing editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Contemporary Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Short Story

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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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