Poetry Proofreading Services

Hire top freelance poetry proofreading professionals on Reedsy. Get your spotless manuscript in three easy steps: sign up, upload your project brief, and request quotes from professionals of your choice!

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

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

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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

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

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To make sure that every poem and anthology you publish is word-perfect, you can hire a poetry proofreader to scan your manuscript. Drawing on their deep well of publishing experience, these trained proofreaders can cast their eagle eye over your sonnets, haikus, odes, and villanelles to ensure that they're just as intended.


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