Our Services


What We Offer

Line Editing



Sentence Structure

Developmental Editing


Plot Holes

Character Development

Developmental Editing

Developmental editing concentrates on your story’s creative elements, like  plot, characters, theme, and organization of ideas.

Line Editing

 Line editing includes tightening up sentence structure so the language is concise, word choice, syntax, and the flow of sentences and paparagraphs.

Developmental Editing 

Starting at .07/word 

Developmental editing concentrates on your story’s creative elements, like the writing style and language used in each sentence. The main focal points are:

  • Character consistency
  • Plot and pacing
  • Target market connection
  • Organization of the manuscript
  • Theme(s)
  • Overall story communication

    Line Editing

    Starting at Line edit: .05/word

    Line editing focuses on the sentence structure so the language is concise and straight to the point.  Word choice and syntax are also important elements of line editing as they influence the tone or emotion. 

    • Clarity
    • Syntax
    • Word Choice



    Line edit: Starting at .05/word

    Developmental edit: Starting at            .07/word
    Both: Starting at .12/word
    Page Count

    1-150 pages

    151-300 pages


    Projected Turnaround

    4+ weeks

    6+ weeks

    8+ weeks

    “Hellified Editor”

    A few years back when The Rochester Black Author Expo was in its 2nd year, CaTyra decided she wanted to become a sponsor of the event. She did that two years in a row and by the third year she was in the expo selling her own book.

    CaTyra invested in me and my event. Flashback to last year when I needed an editor for my upcoming novel Sophomore Jinx I did not have to look far. After doing my research on her work she was highly recommended. So I had no choice but to return the favor and hire her as my editor. she will be making more than she initially invested in me…and she did that all with no guarantee that I’d use her services. I could have used any editor but it would have been criminal for me to not use her after she invested in me! And she is a hellified editor! I salute and thank you CaTyra! Bottom line is support Black owned business each and every time you can! ” 

    Corey Lamar Tanksley

    “Constructive and Practical Feedback”

    “I first learned about CaTyra through her weekly podcast Editor Knows Best Podcast, which provides practical advice for creatives, entrepreneurs, and other professionals seeking book writing best practices, manuscript development advice, editorial services, and additional resources. Her podcasts helped me understand how to get the most out of her services by helping me determine which type of editing service my manuscript needed.

    During our first session, I knew Love For Words had to be one of my creative partners. CaTyra provides thorough, constructive, and practical feedback that greatly improved my manuscript. For example, I was concerned about ensuring that my message was reaching the intended audience. In response, CaTyra provided helpful feedback to address my concerns. At the end of our collaboration, CaTyra delivered. Now, I have achieved a few milestones in my writing career that has allowed me a space to routinely write to my audience. I highly recommend the editing services offered by Love For Words. I am a returning client of CaTyra Polland, the founder/ CEO of Love For Words because she continues to exceed my expectations in every professional project we collaborate on for my self-publishing business, WalkTime Books.” 

    Roger Isom Jr.

    “More Than I Expected”

    “CaTyra Is amazing and professional. I really enjoy working with her. I was nervous about the editing process and did not know how it all worked, she took the time to explain it to me and was very patient. She gave me more than I expected.”

    Shurvone Wright