Poetry Developmental 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

Lanette

Lanette

South Hadley, MA, USA

Do you have a story to tell? I have 35+ years of professional editing experience and amazing reviews. (Scroll to the bottom to read them.)


Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Parenting & Families, Non-Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Sex & Relationships, Poetry, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Coming of Age

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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

Ally

Ally

St. Louis, MO, USA

Experienced copyeditor and proofreader with a background in independent, literary, and academic publishing.


Work experience:

  • David R. Godine, Publisher
  • Yale University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Classics, Fiction, Writing & Publishing, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Contemporary Fiction, Poetry, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Story

John

John

Stockton, CA, USA

I have many years of experience in a wide array of editing and writing duties in a wide variety of genres.


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • MTKG, Inc.
  • University of California Press

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

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Short Story, Agriculture, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Computers & Internet, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Geography, Humanities & Social Sciences, Philosophy

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:

  • Self-employed
  • Schuylkill Valley Journal
  • Cleaver Magazine

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

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

John

John

Fort Collins, CO, USA

Seasoned, communicative manuscript editor


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Raritan: A Quarterly Review, New Brunswick, NJ
  • English Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Undergraduate Writing Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • English Department, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Lubbock Meditation, Lubbock, TX
  • Programs for Academic Support Services, Texas Tech University

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Political Science & Current Affairs, Humanities & Social Sciences, Buddhism, Religion & Spirituality, Poetry, Fiction, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Music

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So you’ve written your verses, you’ve counted your meters, and you’ve sprinkled your alliterations and you’re ready to take your poetry to the next level? Hire a poetry developmental editor, who can help you hone in on your themes, sharpen your imagery, and define your voice.


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