Tough love and encouragement

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.





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Copy Editing

Copy editing focuses on the technical aspects of your manuscript such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Developmental Editing

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

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CaTyra Polland

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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Why I Became an Editor

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Customer Reviews

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. 

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Tysharda Thomas

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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 

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Mark Nixon

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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!!!

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Angela Hall

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