General Editorial Rates and Services

Experience editing in a variety of industries including academic, news and culture, addiction recovery, and religious.

Proofreading: 2-3 cents/word
Copy editing: 3-4 cents/word
Line editing: 6-7 cents/word
Developmental editing: by the project. Please inquire.

Poetry Editing Services

  • Full manuscript: 50-80 pages - $800. 
  • Chapbook manuscript: up to 35 pages - $400.  
  • Private tutoring in poetry or smaller editing projects: $60/hour

About My Poetry Editing:
Fourteen years ago, while still a student in an MFA program, I started editing poetry books for a small press called WordFarm. I’ve been helping poets improve their books ever since! My editing process will show you how to improve your book through the careful placement of poems in such a way as to bring out the images, themes, deeper meanings, and narratives in the book, creating a satisfying and enjoyable experience for your readers. I'll also provide some general global comments on how to improve your individual poems. (For in-depth, line-by-line editing of each poem, please add $8/page.)