Editorial Services

about the editor

Melissa is a Latinx writer working towards her MFA in creative writing and publishing from DeSales University. She is the founding EIC of The Minison Project. Her work can be found in The Minison Zine, The Daily Drunk Magazine, Fahmidan Journal, and her chapbook, The Love in Between, published by Lazy Adventurer Publishing in January 2021. Her editing credits include editing Spanish/English essays for grammar, format, and flow; editing letters and motions for grammar and proper formatting before sending to courts; and peer-editing Ada Wofford’s I Remember Learning How to Dive, among other pieces of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

FEEDBACK OFFERED

I can provide any and all types of feedback on your work: we can take your ideas and flesh them out or I can provide specific back-and-forth feedback on your finished pieces. The conversations we’ll have can range from bigger-picture comments to linework/detailed critique, and I can offer specialized feedback on anything dealing with the journey of self and thoughts about love and human interaction. I like approaching work from a personal angle and am willing to be in contact as frequently as need be depending on the piece.

RESPONSE TIME

2 weeks for standard length, discussion required for longer pieces (see rates)

RATES

Poetry:

Copy Editing: $4.00 per page.

Copy Editing and Content Editing: $20.00 per poem.

  • For poems longer than one page, add 5.00 per additional page.

Manuscript Consultations: $450.00.

  • Manuscript consultations include copy editing, content editing, and feedback on the organization of your manuscript. For manuscripts with over sixty-five pages of poetry, add $3.00 per page.

Poetry Chapbook Manuscript Consultations: $300.00.

  • Chapbook manuscript consultations include copy editing, content editing, and feedback on the organization of your manuscript. For manuscripts with over twenty-five pages of poetry, add $3.00 per page.

CNF/Fiction

Copy editing: $4.00 per page

Content and Copy Editing: $.05/word, up to 10 pages

  • For pieces longer than 10 pages, $.10/word page 11 on.

Photography:

Composition Critique: $10 per photo