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Love for Words is for writers and lovers of words. We provide authentic and customized feedback to enhance your manuscript. Clients receive encouragement and support with a dose of tough love.
Copy editing focuses on the technical aspects of your manuscript such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Development editing concentrates on your story’s creative elements like the writing style, diction, and plot.
Proofreading is the last step in the editing process—and the final stop before publishing.
Meet The Editor
CaTyra Polland is a 9x published author, serial entrepreneur, certified editor, statewide speaker, and CEO of the MWBE certified editing boutique, Love for Words. Her ambition garnered her recognition as a
2018 Rochester Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree and a national Point of Light recipient.
CaTyra, a service leader and community pillar, founded the Literacy Love Scholarship for high school students in
Rochester, NY. As a professional committed to supporting and creating platforms for Black authors and
writers, she launched Editor Knows Best, an international podcast for literary creatives. Her mission
is to promote literacy, empower others, and see that her wildest dreams come to fruition.
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National Black Authors Day was established in Rochester: Here’s how to celebrate
This post was originally published on democratandchronicle.com by Robert Bell of Rochester Democrat and Chronicle CaTyra Polland noticed a gap in exposure for Black Authors, so the local writer took matters into her own hands and established the first Black Authors...
Rochester celebrates first ever National Black Authors Day
This post was originally published on Rochester Beacon by WHAM Staff Thu, May 4th 2023, 11:28 PM EDT Rochester, N.Y. — Rochester celebrated the first ever National Black Authors Day on Thursday. The holiday was started by author and Rochester native CaTyra Polland to...
A day for Black authors
This post was originally published on Rochester BeaconBy JACOB SCHERMERHORN | December 9, 2022When Rochester editor and author CaTyra Polland started the process of creating National Black Authors Day earlier this year, she viewed it as filling a gap.“This is a way to...
Meet the Rochester author behind National Black Author’s Day
BY ADRIANA LOH ROCHESTER PUBLISHED 6:30 AM ET NOV. 28, 2022 This post was originally published on spectrumlocalnews.com. ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The business Love for Words is bringing Black literature and authors to the forefront. One author is giving light to not only...
Rochester native, businesswoman helps Black authors stay true to themselves. Here’s how
This post was originally published on democratandchronicle.com. Adria R. Walker, New York State Team Published 2:55 a.m ET Feb. 8, 2023 Rochester native CaTyra Polland has always had a love for words. In elementary school, she read to her peers and younger students,...
Pro Tips from Your Favorite Editors
Pro Tips from Your Favorite Editors CaTyra Polland and Cynthia Williams Editing is art and science. Two editors can look at the same copy and use very different approaches. Though there is no official “right” way to edit, sometimes, we can benefit from seeing how...
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CaTyra is an amazing editor! It was a true pleasure working with someone as anal as I am. Our most profound moment while working together was when she told me to remember, “We are shooting for excellence over perfection.” That is when I knew that I was in the right hands.
The absolute best of the best! When loooking for a great writing team or service. Please DON’T HESITATE to work with this team. I recently asked the team to take a look at one of my essays. They did an EXCELLENT job!. They refined the writing in such a way that made things even more clear to the reader and the overall audience
Thank you Ms. Polland!! It is a pleasure running into a woman who wants to see you do your best!”The Praying Force” is my very first book! She helped me to think beyond the ordinary, and meet people where they are! I would definitely use her services again!! Book number two, here I go!!! Teamwork!!!