You’re just a phone call away from publishing your first book

If you are an authorpreneur who wants to share your story and knowledge with the world, we are here for you. If you are looking for editors who are dedicated to polishing your manuscript until it shines, look no further. We also provide B2B (business to business) services such as consulting and proofreading.

CaTyra Polland Editor

Love for Words

CaTyra Polland:

Lead Editor & Founder

CaTyra Polland, M.A. is the CEO/Founder of Love for Words (an editing boutique for writers and authors), a 9x published author, editor, and speaker. She is an alumna of the University at Buffalo and the University at Albany.

She is the Creator/Hostess of Editor Knows Best, an international writing and editing podcast for literary professionals. CaTyra launched Literacy Love, a scholarship for high school students in 2020. She also founded and hosted Writers Paradise, a forum for writers and authors.

CaTyra has served on dozens of panels including the Wood Library, Finger Lakes Community College, SCORE Mentors of Greater Rochester, and the Ladder Literary Conference hosted by Writers & Books. 

She has been a guest on over two dozen podcasts and has been featured in the Rochester Business Journal and City Newspaper. Additionally, she has been on Spectrum News, WROC8, and WHAM13. She is also no stranger to radio as she has been a guest on 105.5 The Beat, WAYO 104.3, and WXIR 100.9.



Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 Honoree (2018)

National Point of Light Honoree (2015)

Rochester Chamber IGNITE Award Finalist (2019)

Rochester Business Journal Women of Excellence Nominee (2019)

Copy Editing

Copy editing focuses on the technical aspects of your manuscript, guaranteeing that your writing meets industry standards.

Developmental Editing

Development editing concentrates on your story’s creative elements, like the writing style and language use in each sentence (or every line).


Proofreading is the last step in the editing process—and the final stop before publishing.

Our Reason Why

Love for Words is a book editing boutique. 

Love for Words exists to support, mentor, and instill excellence in our clients. We understand the importance of working with professionals who understand, appreciate, and value your perspective, story, and wisdom. As a Black-owned boutique, we cater to Black female entrepreneurs who need an editor and mentor through the self-publishing process.

Love for Words provides authentic and customized feedback to enhance your manuscript. Our editors offer encouragement and support with a dose of tough love.