Tim Lindner

Tim Lindner – Editor

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


I spent eight years at Wiley publishing, working primarily on Engineering, Physics, and Computer Science textbook. While there, I earned my MFA in Creative Writing and served as the Poetry Editor of Serving House Books for a year and a half. Since then, I have opened my own Writing and Editing service and teach English Composition at Middlesex County College

With authors I work upstream establishing the concrete goals of their book, and revising that until it's clear. I intend to take a first crack at the manuscript, creating a reverse outline and character maps with the details I feel are most important to the story, what may not make sense, and what sort of ordering, reauthoring, or editing changes are required. Once we feel comfortable with the content as a whole we will continue to drill down to a more granular level of copyediting where I will create/update a stylesheet. Finally, we'll proofread for a final pass or two depending on rewrites and manuscript condition and finalize.
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English (US)

Work experience

Callisto Media

Mar, 2020 — Present

Serving House Books

Mar, 2017 — Apr, 2019 (about 2 years)

Editor for Poetry Collections
Solicit manuscripts from prospective authors


Nov, 2011 — Aug, 2019 (over 7 years)

Production Editor for Engineering, Computer Science, Physics textbooks.

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remo P.

remo P.

Mar, 2022

I was flattered by Tim's editing of my collection of poetry that i have been writing, but never published, over 30+ years. His reviews of my work showed me that he really spent time with each piece, grasping its nuance and contributing excellent suggestions. And when I asked him if he wrote any poetry, I was floored to find out the caliber of his work is extraordinary, making his review of my...
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