LOOKING FOR A POETRY EDITOR?  YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

Whether you're working on a few poems, a chapbook, or a full-length manuscript of poetry, it's helpful to have another skilled set of eyes take a look at your work.  I'm happy to look at writing that is in the early stages of editing, but I specialize in working with people who are in the final stages, and who want their poems edited for submission/publication. 

 

I know what it's like to be a writer in need of editing advice on a budget.  I try to keep my rates fair and reasonable (more on that below).  My only goal is to help each writer polish their own authentic style.  I aim to provide feedback in a way that honors each individual's unique aesthetic.

Please check out my "Bio" page and "Writing" pages for more information on my background and publications.  I bring years of experience as a published author, English teacher, and workshop participant to the task of reviewing poems & poetry manuscripts.  Additionally, I have served as screener in both the Pen American Emerging Voices Fellowship (2011) and the Kate and Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards (2016).  Opportunities such as these have helped hone my editing eye.

 

Proofreading & Critique Rates:

  • The Mini: 3 poems (typed single or double-spaced in 11 or 12 point font) with no more than one poem per page (not to exceed 7 pages).   $25

  • The Sampler:  6 poems (typed single or double-spaced in 11 or 12 point font) with no more than one poem per page (not to exceed 14 pages).  $50

 

  • The Chapbook: 20-36 pages of poetry (typed single or double-spaced in 11 or 12 point font) with no more than one poem per page.  $100

 

  • The Full-length Poetry Manuscript: up to 75 pages of poetry (typed single or double spaced in 11 or 12 point font) with no more than one poem per page.  $180

What do the editing packages include?

  • A line by line edit of each poem for grammar, punctuation, and spelling (on your Google or Word Doc).

  • Some general feedback and suggestions in the form of typed notes, workshop-style (depending on project length and needs).

 

 If you're interested in having me edit your work:

STEP 1:  Select the appropriate option from the drop down menu above and complete your purchase.

STEP 2:  Email me your poems as a Google or Word document at poetmehnaz@gmail.com 

 

In the "subject heading" of the email, type "Your First and Last Name".  In the email, include a brief description of your project, your specific feedback needs (if any), and any questions you may have.  Also feel free to include a short bio or links to any websites that are relevant to your writing.

STEP 3:  I will respond within 24 hours to confirm that I have received your poems & payment.

STEP 4:  Once I email you, I will begin editing.  Response time varies depending on the length of your project (but generally falls between 1-2 weeks). 

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WANT TO SCHEDULE A 1-HOUR PHONE OR ZOOM CHAT?  If you'd also like to schedule a one hour phone or Zoom chat to discuss your work, please purchase below.  We can arrange a convenient time to review your manuscript once I email you the typed comments & notes.   $25

 

 

 

 

Questions or queries?

Email me at poetmehnaz@gmail.com

I respond to questions or queries within 48 hours.

 

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