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:

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

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

Renee

Renee

Buxton, ME, United States

Passionate editor of award-winning indie novels, with a specialty in adult dark fiction, spec. fic., horror, and psychological thrillers.


Work experience:

  • Crystal Lake Publishing
  • Sebago Education Alliance
  • Allhorror.net
  • HorrorMovieReviews.com
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Magical Realism, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Middle Grade, Children's, Coming of Age, Poetry, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction

Amanda

Amanda

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Experienced copyeditor + publishing professional with over ten years of multi-genre work, focused on partnership, quality, and kindness.


Work experience:

  • Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library
  • The MIT Press
  • Self-employed
  • California Digital Library

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Anthologies, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Entertainment, Writing & Publishing

Karie

Karie

Newton, AL, USA

A smart and insightful editor with a decade of experience. I specialize in nonfiction and poetry.


Work experience:

  • Edioak
  • Self-employed
  • Negative Capability Press
  • Random Sample Review
  • 45th Parallel
  • Oregon State University

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

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction

Kate

Kate

Moore, SC, USA

Copyeditor/proofreader 6+ years. Works with first-time authors, professors, and small Catholic presses. Passionate about poetry and drama.


Work experience:

  • Wiseblood Books
  • Holy Heroes
  • Sophia Institute Press
  • Community Services of America at Good Will Publishers

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Short Story, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction

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

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

Jessica

Jessica

Madison, WI, USA

Advocate for inclusivity and diversity; #OwnVoices reader for queer/mentally ill characters. I specialize in romance, fantasy, and poetry.


Work experience:

  • The University of Wisconsin Press
  • Sourcebooks
  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Fiction, Poetry, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Comedy, Historical Romance, Fantasy, LGBTQ Fiction

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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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