Editing Services


Islaih Editorial Service 

Do you struggle with the direction of your narrative?
Does your poems sound too confusing?

As a freelance poetry editor I work with poets who want to self publish their poetry book. I edit individual poems and poetry chapbooks. I love working on manuscripts related to cultural identity, mental health, grief and self love.

I provide three rounds of editing. With my editing I help writers show their vulnerabilities through stories. I look at the structure of the piece and make sure everything flows. I see if there are any holes in the story, if any pieces are too similar or stick out from the others, I dig into the words and stanzas on the page, looking at word choice and poetic devices. I clean up sentences.

I look at where the line breaks and punctuation should be placed. If the poems don’t have a strong impact I’ll suggest rearranging lines and stanzas. I also ask specific questions for the whole to show emotion and tell the whole story.

I ask you what details are you leaving out? I tell you what feels unnecessary. I tightened up the emotions and stories, keeping in mind your voice.

By the end of the editing session your poetry book will be stronger with emotion and tight with grammar. I'll gift you with a personalized editing checklist. It will help you know what to ask yourself to improve your writing. You’ll take what you’ve learned and apply it to future poems and books.

Message me if your poetry is ready to be edited and you're interested in working with me.

Prices
*costs are upfront, unless a monthly payment plan is requested. 
  • Individual Poem - $15
  • Poetry Chapbook (20 - 40 poems) - $160
  • Poetry Collection (50+ poems) - $280

Up-Charge
  • Title Consultation - $15
  • Basic Formatting - $15



What It Includes
  • 3 rounds of interactive editing with deadlines.
  • Q&A about titling your poems, formatting the book and the self publishing process.
  • At the end of the session you will receive a personalized editing checklist. It will help you know what to ask yourself to improve your writing. You’ll take what you’ve learned and apply it to future poems and books.
Estimated Time
1 week to 1 month.

Once you email me your poetry I will send you an invoice and get started on editing your poetry!




Ready to work with me? Please send me an email that includes what your book is about, the number of poems, length of the poems and what you're looking for. Thank you!

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