I offer editorial input on poetry and essay manuscripts of any style or length (in English or in English translation). Your manuscript will benefit from my perspective as a longtime editor at nationally recognized literary magazines (Asheville Poetry Review, 11 years; Indiana Review, 3 years), as the founder and editor of a non-profit literary press (Orison Books), and as a published poet, literary critic, and translator. My rates vary depending on the genre and length of the manuscript and the type of editorial input desired. Generally speaking, my critique service includes line-by-line suggestions, overall manuscript commentary, a list of suggested reading, and a phone or Skype call to discuss the manuscript. Please contact me with the details of your manuscript and I will be happy to provide a quote.


“Luke is the best editor I’ve ever worked with, bar none. He made suggestions but always let me have the final say on edits and was a great guide throughout the book making process. He’s tireless, a great listener, and really made a difference in my writing life!”

“Luke is a thorough, insightful reader, generous and specific about what works in a poem, and quick to see what doesn’t. When he offers suggestions, they are useful without being insistent. I think I’m lucky to have found him.”