Are you looking for a new pair of eyes for your poetry manuscript?
I love helping both new and established authors whip their poetry collections into their best (and most publishable) manuscript or chapbook. I have done book consulting and editing services for a number poets over the years, including Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Jack McCarthy, Derrick Brown, and Anis Mojgani.
- * Help poets discover the underlying theme or narrative progression to their manuscript and then select and/or arrange the poems to best reflect that theme.
- * Perform a close reading of individual poems for style and consistency, including flagging confusing or inconsistent lines/imagery.
- * Provide light copy editing, including punctuation, spelling, and capitalization errors (while respecting the idiosyncrasies of the poet).
- * When requested, provide a poetry reader’s perspective on poetic choices such as line breaks, formatting, word choice, and style.
Rates and Products
I charge an hourly rate for my services. A typical 50-150 page poetry manuscript can require anywhere from 5 to 15 hours of work, and at the end of the review, I provide a detailed 5-10 page report with my feedback. The author always guides my work, and I focus on the areas where you feel your manuscript needs the most attention.
CURRENT HOURLY RATE: $35 USD / $46 CAD
If you are interested in talking about your manuscript and what services and advice I can offer, contact me at: email@example.com.
You can see examples of my manuscript consulting work in the following books:
The Year of No Mistakes
by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
How the Body Works the Dark (forthcoming)
by Derrick Brown
Allow the Light (forthcoming)
by Jack McCarthy