Poetry Proofreading Services

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Kary

Kary

Seattle, WA, USA

I'm a devoted, hardworking editor with a keen eye for detail and a fascination with language in all its combinations, uses, and forms.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Hugo House
  • Poetry Northwest

Services: Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Fiction, Mashups, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Writing & Publishing, LGBTQ Non-Fiction

Talin

Talin

New Haven, CT, USA

Poet and editor specializing in poetry with over 10 years of experience editing for top literary journals


Work experience:

  • The Yale Review
  • The Adroit Journal

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: 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

Emily

Emily

Waipahu, HI, USA

Nonfiction and Poetry Editor | I help writers self-publish their books with confidence and intention 🌱 | Spirituality | Self-help | Science


Work experience:

  • New Degree Press
  • Self-employed
  • LEGACY Magazine
  • Delta Literary Journal
  • The Baltimore Review
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Tell Tell Poetry

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Non-Fiction, New Age, Health & Wellbeing, Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences, Math & Science, Nature, Religion & Spirituality, Life Sciences

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

Michael

Michael

Grass Lake, MI, USA

Editor and consultant. Theology, spirituality, philosophy, and literary works (poetry, fiction, sci-fi/fantasy). Worked with Angelico Press.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Book Coaching

Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Anthologies, Religion & Spirituality, Philosophy, Humanities & Social Sciences, New Age

Aaron

Aaron

Buffalo, NY, USA

Editor in Chief of an art & lit website and English educator 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 Developmental Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Nature, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Short Story

Martin

Martin

Cleveland, OH, USA

Editor/proofreader for 20+ years. My books win awards and make the NYT bestseller list. Yale UP, Harvard UP, Penguin Random House, etc.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Editing Copy Editing Proofreading

Genres: Mystery & Crime, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Economics, Political Science & Current Affairs, Sociology, Literary Fiction, Poetry

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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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