need a poetry editor?

Posted by Daniela Elza on Sep 06 2017

I have really enjoyed working with emerging poets this year from near and far, including youth. Thank you to those who have already contacted me. It has been a pleasure.

The League of Canadian Poets has a page for manuscript readers and poetry editors. You will find me there, second on the list right behind Di Brandt.

I work with emerging poets, including writers in the Poetic Inquiry field who employ poetry as part of their thesis and research.
I have a soft spot for ESL writers.
We can meet face-to-face, we can work remotely through email and/or skype, or a combination of any of these. I am generous with my time.
You are the guide, you know best what you are putting into the words, while I give suggestions for rewording, cuts, organization, to help your work shine.
The goal is not only to improve your poems/manuscript, but for you to still love them at the end.

My rate per hour: $45
My rate for a manuscript: $400
Some sliding scale pricing available.

If you find that we might be a good match and you want to take your poems, or manuscript, to the next level, do not hesitate to contact me @
Feel free to inquire with your questions. Include a couple of sample poems of your work.

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