Poetry Developmental Editing Services

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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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment

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

Amy

Amy

St. Louis, MO, USA

Children's book specialist with 30 years of 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 editing Developmental Editing developmental-editing Copy Editing copy-editing Editorial Assessment editorial-assessment Proofreading proofreading Query Letter Review query-letter-review

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

Lanette

Lanette

South Hadley, MA, USA

I love helping authors make their books the best they can be. Please check out my reviews to see how fun working with an editor can be.


Work experience:

  • www.lanettesweeney.com

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

Genres: Parenting & Families, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Sex & Relationships, Poetry, Fiction

Nyei

Nyei

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Developmental and line editor for authors of memoir and books on wellbeing, and consciousness.


Work experience:

  • Creation in Flow, LLC
  • Cleargreen, Incorporated
  • Toltec Artists
  • Agni Magazine
  • Boston University
  • Lycee Honoree d'Estienne d'Orves, Nice, France

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

Genres: Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, New Age, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Music, Humanities & Social Sciences, Cultural & Ethnic, Coming of Age

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

Tim

Tim

Woodbridge, New Jersey, USA

Owner of a writing and editing business and an English Instructor, I've edited a broad range from poetry to textbooks.


Work experience:

  • Wiley
  • Callisto Media
  • Serving House Books

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

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Engineering, Math & Science

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

Christina

Christina

Portland, OR, USA

Thoughtful, thorough, and insightful Christian theology editor for 13 years. Globally-minded seminary graduate. K–adult educator.


Work experience:

  • Well Versed, LLC
  • Self-employed
  • Clatsop Community College
  • Fuller Writing Center
  • Tillamook Bay Community College
  • Judson International School

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

Genres: Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Fiction

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