Editing with an eye for detail and an ear for music
contact: AngelineJanelSchellenberg at gmail dot com
Do you have a poetry manuscript you’d like to publish, but you’re not sure if it’s ready to go? Or is it feeling stuck? It never hurts to have an extra set of eyes on your work before you click “submit.”
I am a Winnipeg-based poet and flash fiction writer with a master’s in biblical studies and more than a decade of experience editing and proofreading for individual authors and charitable organizations. If you want detailed help on everything from headings to commas and modifiers to metaphors, I’m your editor.
My first book, Tell Them It Was Mozart (Brick Books, 2016)—linked poems about raising children on the autism spectrum—won three Manitoba Book Awards and was a finalist for a ReLit Award. My work has also been nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize and shortlisted for Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2015 and 2019 Poem of the Year.
Prior to my nine years as staff writer/copy editor for the MB Herald (magazine) and Kindred Productions (book and pamphlet publisher), I served as a news release writer and proofreader for Family Life Network (now known as Square One World Media) and health columnist for Christian Week. I have taught essay writing at the college level and led poetry workshops in Manitoba and Ontario.
I have edited arts council grant applications, theological texts, an English department PhD dissertation, and numerous poetry collections. I enjoy helping writers convey their message in the most compelling words possible.
tightening to word limit
“Angeline’s reading of my poems is always thorough. She pays close attention to both the sound and the sense of language, as well as the overall structure and impression of a poem, and she has a keen eye for the mechanics of writing. I appreciate her probing questions and the precision of her comments and suggestions, and the way she is able to clearly articulate why something in my poems works or doesn’t work.”
—Joanne Epp, author of Eigenheim (Turnstone, 2015) and Cattail Skyline (Turnstone, 2021)
“Angeline approaches the challenge of editing poetry with a high degree of commitment and professionalism. Her attention to detail and keen perceptiveness gently encouraged me to delve more deeply into my own resources and arrive at the true intention of my expression.
—Liz Kornelsen, Winnipeg poet