Mayumi Shimose Poe

Editor and Proofreader in Redondo Beach, California

Mayumi Shimose Poe

Editor and Proofreader in Redondo Beach, California

A veteran of developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading, I've always been elbow-deep in words. I've worked for travel and literary magazines, small presses and a scholarly anthropology journal. I graduated with a MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010, and I also have certificates in editing, copy editing, and proofreading from New York University. I will notice all those misspellings and catch on to your confusion about commas, but if you're wanting a deeper look, I will gut your work, seeking the shining underbelly of its truth. I believe in my authors, I am absolutely their cheerleader and champion, but I am not a kowtowing people-pleaser because I am in it for your work. That is where my loyalty lies--in best upholding and polishing the integrity of your words.