Hello Writer!

I offer editing services for individual poems, stories, memoirs, blogs, etc. as well as short (chapbook, grant applications, etc.) and full-length manuscripts (poetry, fiction, scholarly, etc.).

I also edit The Maynard (TM), an online poetry journal I co-founded with Nicholas Hauck, and created The Maynard‘s Views series of interviews and reviews. You’re invited to read this short interview in which I focus on the nuts and bolts of submitting your work for publication.

Through my editing services, I strive to assist your writing to express its creative and communicative intentions to the fullest extent all the while I’m teaching you how to be a careful reader and editor of your own work.

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Author Testimonials:

I am indebted to poet mentor Jami Macarty for her expertise, her sure eye and ear…

Caroline Wong, author of Primal Sketches (Signature Editions, 2021)


I feel really good and appreciate the way you edited my work.

Haylee R., poet (2021)


Thank you for the work you’ve done in helping me learn about poetry… you’ve done exactly what I needed and with honesty and humour, so thank you.

Yolanda F., poet (2021)


Once again thank you very much. I went through all of your comments and I am very happy. This is the first time I received such constructive feedback. Everything was clear and I can see where I have to improve my writing.
—Nicholas P., poet (2020)
I can’t imagine having done this without your help… Thank you so much for that and for your wonderful words.
—Henry Rappaport, author of Loose to the World (Rondsdale Press, 2014)

I have a friend, who would like your information.  I told her you’re a damn smart reader and what an excellent job you do in reading/editing/suggesting, and she would like your info.

Cristina D. Ramirez, PhD, author of Occupying Our Space: The Mestiza Rhetorics of Mexican Women Journalists and Activists, 1875–1942


Jami is an insightful and incisive editor.  She took my manuscript and brought her astute eyes and ears to the words and the meaning beneath the words.  She asks bold and difficult questions, and opens up the space for you to bring your best work forward.  I am thankful for her expertise and thorough edit into making words shine off the page.     

Celeste Snowber, PhD, author of Embodied Inquiry: Writing, Living and Being through the Body.