Manuscript & Poetry Editing

For individual poems and manuscripts, I am available on an hourly or project basis for critique and editing of your work.  I will provide guidance on how poems flow together within a collection, and if poems are allowing their message to be seen and heard.

This service includes:

  • Discuss and understand the author’s goal with the manuscript, current issues, challenges, target audience
  • Flow and layout – does the order of stanzas make sense?
  • Tighten and revise – tighten by removing words that get in the way, are unnecessary, and distract from the message and images
  • Suggestions of what to include and not include in collections
  • Grammar, spelling
  • Context
  • Titles
  • Formatting, style, form, etc.

The process will be iterative through email, over the phone, or through Skype.  I will review your work or manuscript, and return an edited version that includes comments and suggestions.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.