Poetry Copy Editing Services

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Kelly

Kelly

Phoenix, United States

I am passionate about the written word! I have 15+ 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
  • The Story Laboratory

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

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

Amanda

Amanda

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Publishing industry pro of 10+ years / Experienced copyeditor focused on partnership, quality, and kindness / Literary nonfiction + fiction


Work experience:

  • Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library
  • The MIT Press
  • Pearson North America
  • Self-employed
  • The Good Men Project
  • Sleeping Bear Press / Cherry Lake Publishing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

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

Daniel

Daniel

Bentonville, AR, USA

Looking for: self-help, spiritual, poetry, non-native/translated English, graphic novels, UX design, and other related genres.


Work experience:

  • Fantagraphics Books Inc.
  • self-employed
  • self-employed/personal practice
  • Triptalker
  • Content designer

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Poetry, Fiction, New Age, Comics & Graphic Novels, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Travel, Design

Elizabyth

Elizabyth

Fort Collins, CO, USA

I am a Ph.D. with a passion for language! Extensive experience copy editing and proofreading in literary prose and poetry.


Work experience:

  • Tram Editions
  • New Issues Poetry and Prose
  • Western Press Books
  • Iron Horse Literary Review
  • Shenandoah

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Literary Fiction

Carla

Carla

Minneapolis, MN, USA

I am a seasoned copy editor and proofreader with nearly twenty years of in-house experience in book publishing. I'd love to work with you!


Work experience:

  • Coffee House Press
  • Paradigm Publishing
  • Redleaf Press
  • Free Spirit Publishing

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Poetry, Literary Fiction, Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Parenting & Families, Writing & Publishing, Women's Fiction

Mary

Mary

Santa Bárbara, CA, USA

Experienced copy editor, proofreader, and fact-checker who has worked with award-winning authors of creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction


Work experience:

  • Pearson Education
  • Various clients, including Bona Fide Books
  • Lake Tahoe Community College

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Nature, Sex & Relationships, Literary Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Anthologies

Douglas

Douglas

New York, NY, USA

Dedicated to clarifying and amplifying the creative voices of emerging and established authors.


Work experience:

  • Cooking & Drinking LLC
  • Rowman & Littlefield
  • TPR Press

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment

Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Short Story, Biographies & Memoirs

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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

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