Editing and Mentoring


Literary editing:

Your writing will be examined for its use of imagery, language, character, plot and form, and suggestions will be made to help bring your poems and stories to effective resolution. Bertolino has over 35 years' experience helping to improve and shape poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction by other writers. He has also been an editor for six literary magazines and three literary presses.

Rate: minimum of $100 for three hours editing time for poetry, three to five poems. For fiction and nonfiction, a minumum of $150 for three hours, which would involve approximately twenty to thirty-five pages. Any time not used will be credited to the next editing request by that writer.

Mentoring and more extensive editorial services:

Book shaping and editing, as well as longer term and in-person mentoring arrangements are available, with a minimum $200 agreement.

Note: A basic resource for writers who anticipate publication in literary journals is