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CaTyra Polland, M.A.

CaTyra Polland, M.A. is the founder and CEO of Love for Words (an MWBE editing and copywriting boutique for writers and authors.) Through Love for Words, CaTyra helps creative people with professional editing services while supporting their creative vision. In this capacity, she serves as an editor, mentor, and supporter of each writer’s creation. She is also a published author, poet, and keynote speaker.

Her ambition garnered recognition as a 2023 ATHENA International Finalist, 2023 Rochester Business Journal Elevating Women Honoree, 2018 Rochester Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree, and a national Point of Light Honoree. 

She created the Literacy Love Scholarship for high school students in Rochester, NY. She is also the hostess of Editor Knows Best, an international podcast for literary creatives. Last but not least, CaTyra founded National Black Authors Day (May 4), and she mentors up-and-coming editors.


CaTyra’s mission is to promote literacy, empower others, and see her wildest dreams come to fruition.

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Rochester NY, Newest “IT GIRL” CaTyra Polland

Rochester NY, Newest “IT GIRL” CaTyra Polland

This post was originally published on Black Womens Voices  May 9, 2023 In a time when literacy rates point to a complex picture for educational disparities in the United States. From elementary, high school for students of color are often at a disadvantage....

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American Fiction_ The Plight

American Fiction_ The Plight

  Special thanks to the Rochester Association of Black Journalists for inviting me to be a panelist to discuss the critically-acclaimed movie, American Fiction. Also, thanks to Ebony Nicole Smith for being the moderator. Side note: I'm the one in the red hat! I...

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A day for Black authors

A day for Black authors

This post was originally published on Rochester Beacon By JACOB SCHERMERHORN | December 9, 2022 When 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...

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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. 

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 

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!!!

Angela Hall

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