Words for music, dis/ability writing, and book reviews.
I hold a doctorate in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford, as well as an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick. I have previous experience of editing creative work for young beginning writers, mature beginning writers, peers, and poets better established than myself. I’m a feminist, and more than half of the books on my shelf were authored by women.
My own publications include a poetry book, Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down (Signature Editions 2012), and poems in literary journals such as PRISM International, The Fiddlehead, CV2, Prairie Fire, Ryga, Grain Magazine, The Malahat Review, Wave Composition, Descant, and others. I have provided several texts for a musical composer, and have published fiction, book reviews, and essays.
I love the nitty-gritty of editing, and I am a good person to turn to if you want an editor to read your writing closely. Do you need a poetry reader who’ll catch the repeated metaphor in your manuscript, or a libretto editor who’ll notice you’ve given the soprano a line full of unsingable vowels? I’m good at reading for the minutiae, no matter the form of the work. I am also happy to offer project-level comments and ideas to reshape a project, or a preliminary response to newer writing in the form of a one-page review. I can readily meet in person or over Skype to talk about your writing.
To contact Stephanie Yorke, click on the envelope icon to the left of the author photograph, or write: syorkefreelanceediting [a] gmail.com