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Editor Knows Best

91 EpisodesProduced by CaTyra PollandWebsite

OverviewEditor Knows Best highlights editing and writing topics. The podcast is a one-stop shop for book writing and editing information. International authors, storytellers, publishers, poets, and more chat with the hostess CaTyra. CaTyra is the CEO of Love for Words which is an editing boutique fo… read more

91 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

FAQ: Do you only work with one publisher?

April 30th, 2023


Answering the frequently asked question, do you only work with one publisher?


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National Black Authors Day

April 16th, 2023



To salute and celebrate Black authors. Acknowledge the work of Black authors. National Black Authors Day exists to spotlight Black authors by honoring their work and contributions to literature. …

Frequently Asked Questions

March 7th, 2023


Thr hostess, CaTyra addresses frequently asked questions from Love for Words clients.


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Meet Anthony Lewis, Operations Manager

February 7th, 2023


Anthony D. Lewis is an entrepreneur, community activist, investor, and, more importantly, a dad, son, brother, and friend. Mr. Lewis provides …

Meet Jeff Getty, Wealth Management Director & Author

January 24th, 2023


Family Wealth Consulting’s Managing Director Jeff Getty is launching his new book, “The Descent Is The Real Climb.” Jeff is a nationally recognized …

Meet George Paasewe, The Code Switcher

January 10th, 2023


George shares what motivated him to start Educare Publications, a publishing company for melanated people. He also shares why he gives presentations about code-switching. Throughout the interview you will hear how many …

Who is CaTyra? Part 2

December 13th, 2022


Tune in to learn more about CaTyra. Her first intern, Amari Porter, interviews her to learn more about CaTyra, the woman outside of her business. 

Why have you chosen non-fiction as your medium?

What inspired you to …

Meet Jeremy Smith, Executive Director of Freedom Scholar Learning Center

October 31st, 2022


How does Jeremy get Freedom Scholar students to fall in love with reading?

What is the integrated reading curriculum model?

Why should we fall in …

Meet Ebony Nicole Smith, Author & Publishing Engineer

October 17th, 2022


What is Googleable? Why did Ebony become a hybrid publisher? What is a hybrid publisher?

Ebony Nicole is the founder and CEO of Ebony Nicole Smith …

Meet Tanisa Reynolds.

October 3rd, 2022


How is entrepreneurship like a museum? Why did Tanisa choose self-publishing? How old was she when she started writing scripts? Find out by tuning in …

Meet Lu Highsmith, Publisher & Spoken Word Artist

October 3rd, 2022


What motivated Lu to share her work? What is the difference between spoken word and slam poetry? When did Lu declare herself a writer? 

Rochester, NY native Lu Highsmith is a writer, publisher, promoter and spoken …

Meet Connie Williams

September 19th, 2022


Constance Williams is the mother of three adult daughters and one son-in-law. She is G-mom to five beloved grandchildren.

Connie is a retired …

Meet Carolyn Sinclair McCalla.

September 5th, 2022


Carolyn Sinclair McCalla is dedicated to equipping women and children to seek, live, and be transformed— spirit, soul, and body—by the truth of God’s …

Meet Jazmine Jules, Non-fiction Editor.

August 22nd, 2022


Jazmine Jules is an up-and-coming book editor and author based in Maryland. In 2020, she graduated from George Mason University with a BFA in …

Meet Lionel Hilaire.

August 8th, 2022


Lionel discusses his non-profit, why he wrote his book for men exclusively and shares why editing is so important. 

Lionel Hilaire is a husband, and father of three girls and one son. Storyteller and the Treasurer of …

Meet Angelo Edalo Marinelli.

July 25th, 2022


Angelo Edalo shares his experience as a musician, how he wrote his book of poetry, and what motivated him to publish a book.

Edalo is a Buffalo, NY born and raised musician, composer, and producer. His savvy is …

Meet Shurvone Wright.

July 11th, 2022


Shurvone speaks about what motivated her to write her book, overcoming childhood trauma and low self-esteem. She reveals the moment she heard her book title!

Shurvone is a 5x published, best-selling author, motivational …

Who is CaTyra?

May 23rd, 2022


Learn more about the woman behind Love for Words and Editor Knows Best. What does she want to be remembered for? Who are her favorite artists? Does she have the gift of gab? Tune in to find out!


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The Biggest Lesson I Have Learned As An Editor

May 9th, 2022


Find out the most important thing I have learned as the CEO/Founder of Love for Words.


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Why do editors charge a late fee?

April 25th, 2022


Learn why editors charge a late fee. How can you avoid a late fee?


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Editing 101 webinar for new editors and proofreaders

April 18th, 2022


Find out how to get access to a mini masterclass and webinar that includes book editing basics. The webinar is based on the Editor Knows Best eBook available is available for free at

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Meet Patrice

March 26th, 2022


Patrice Rivers is a product of Virginia State University where she majored in Mass Communications earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2009. A …

Meet Dr. Tshibangu

March 14th, 2022


Raphael T Tshibangu, M.D is a practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Rochester, New York, and a Fellow of the American College of Ob-Gyn. He is …

Meet Anna J. Roseboro

February 22nd, 2022


Anna J. Small Roseboro is a wife, mother, educator, and poet, is known for her work with groups like the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the Conference on English Leadership, and the California …

Your quote doesn't match their budget

February 8th, 2022


How to respond when a prospect can't afford your service or isn't willing to pay your rate


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Mistakes are Invevitable

December 14th, 2021


We all make mistakes, editors included. Learn about my recent website mishap. Featuring: CaTyra Polland, creator of Editor Knows Best podcast and …

Author Affirmations

November 16th, 2021


Are you in a writing slump? Experiencing writer's block? Feeling down about your writing? These author affirmations will get you back on track! Listen as frequently as necessary for inspiration and encouragement.

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Meet Thomas S. Russo Jr

November 16th, 2021


Mr. Russo currently serves as Town Manager in Newton, NJ, with over eleven years of dedicated service to the County Seat of Sussex County, NJ. Mr. Russo has over 20 years of experience in municipal and county …

Meet Stephanie

November 1st, 2021


Stephanie A. Wynn, Author, Crohn’s Survivor, and Philanthropist is a native Floridian, Stephanie has owned several successful businesses in the past, …

Meet Dimitria

October 18th, 2021


Dimitria L. Cook grew up on the turbulent South Side of Chicago. She is an international bestselling author, empowerment writing coach, executive …

Meet Andrae

October 4th, 2021


Andrae is an editor, book coach, and Amazon Bestselling author. Having worked as an editor and writing mentor since 2014, Andrae is passionate about helping authors to own their voices. He is on a mission to help …

Meet Jevon Bolden

June 28th, 2021


JEVON BOLDEN is the founder and CEO of Embolden Media Group, a boutique publishing consulting firm that provides quality content development and …

Meet Donna Taylor

June 7th, 2021


Donna, founder, and CEO of Donna Lindsay Coaching & Consulting, LLC., is nationally and internationally known as the Self-Love Strategist. For …

Meet Jacinda Estelle.

May 31st, 2021


Jacinda Estelle is a lover of writing and reading and mother of two children. She seeks challenges in her professional and personal life. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. 

Right …

Meet Martinique Brown

May 17th, 2021


Martinique is a serial entrepreneur and the owner of Everything Authors and Today I Want to Be. She is the host and web show producer of Authors to Know & Their Books to Read as well as Authors Helping Authors. She …

Meet Erica James

May 10th, 2021


A freelance writer turned author, editor and writing coach, Erica James transforms manuscripts and creative ideas into a finished product. For more than six years, Erica has connected with hundreds of aspiring writers, …

Meet Roushaun Johnson

May 3rd, 2021


Through her mon- profit, Girl’s Club Mission Possible, Roushaun is  focused on developing positive self-Image, academic achievement, community  service, and strong bonds of sisterhood among girls. One of her goals for …

Meet Taniesha Ramsey-Lane

April 19th, 2021


Evangelist Taniesha Ramsey-Lane was born in Dunkirk, New York and raised in Miami, Florida were she resides. She is a wife of 10 years and mother of 4 amazing kids. She is the founder of Millennials Ministries. She is …

Meet Jacqueline Kaba-Harrison

April 12th, 2021


Jacqueline Kaba-Harrison is a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Michigan since 2003 and a practicing Social Worker since 1994. Over the …

Meet Ben Jacobs

April 5th, 2021


Ben Jacobs is the associate publisher of The Daily Record and the Rochester Busineas Journal.
A 2002 graduate of the University of Rochester, Jacobs …

What Not to Expect From an Editor

March 29th, 2021


This is an excerpt from Editor Knows Best Audiobook. Available for purchase here: Shop | Love for Words (


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Meet Ibn Akbar

March 22nd, 2021


The President and CEO of Nice Touch Editing, Ibn Akbar, is a modern day renaissance man. From an early age, Mr. Akbar had a special skill for expressing himself through the written word. He often found himself losing …

Meet Melony Hill

March 15th, 2021


Melony Hill has made it her mission to curate safe spaces to have hard conversations, especially in urban and other under-served communities. In 2017, she founded Stronger Than My Struggles, a mission-based organization …

Meet Vincent Golphin

March 9th, 2021


Readers are often deeply moved by what Vincent F. A. Golphin pens to paper. Also, when the author and educator speaks, audiences tend to be riveted. …

Meet Tianna Manon

March 2nd, 2021


Tianna Mañón is the owner and founder of Mañón Media Management, a full-service public and press relations firm. By utilizing social media, …

Meet Keah Mason

February 23rd, 2021


Keah Mason received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Towson University, and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from …

Meet. Dr. Yazeed

February 16th, 2021


Dr Carey Yazeed is a bestselling - award winning author. Dr. Yazeed has published 5 books in 4 different genres, including her latest release; Shut’em Down: Black Women, Racism and Corporate America, which was a #1 New …

Meet William Winfield

February 9th, 2021


William Winfield is a 29-year-old certified professional speaker, education consultant, minister, and author. William is also a father of two …

Editor Knows Best: The Master Class

February 2nd, 2021


The Master Class is for authors who want to learn how to self-edit or new editors interested in learning more about the process.


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Meet Tawanna

January 12th, 2021


Tawanna grew up in Dallas, Texas, a Bible Belt part of the United States. She was nourished in social environments where very long marriages were the norm. Many of the couples in her family remained strong and married …

Meet Lacey

January 5th, 2021


Lacey Grim is a business coach and author. She loves coaching others in tapping into their own beautiful and unique gifts to help them grow …

Will The Editor Remove My Voice?

December 29th, 2020


Afraid the editor will remove your voice? Have no fear!


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Meet Karen

December 22nd, 2020


Karen M. Smith has 30 years of professional writing and editing experience in both corporate and freelance capacities, which affords her a unique view from both sides of publishing: the author's and the editor's. She's …

Editor Knows Best, free e-book

December 16th, 2020


Editor Knows Best is an editing 101 guide. Learn how you can get a free copy! Editor Knows Best (


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Meet Erica

December 15th, 2020


A freelance writer turned editor and writing coach, Erica James transforms manuscripts and creative ideas into a finished product. For more than five years, Erica has connected with hundreds of aspiring writers, artists …

Write, Wine & Quarantine Magazine (The Writers)

November 24th, 2020


Five women share their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Write, Wine & Quarantine Magazine...coming soon.


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Meet Ghostreaders Inc.

November 17th, 2020


Ghostreaders is a husband & wife narration team that specializes in working with Black writers. They are both Miami natives, but they met in …

Meet Chris.

October 19th, 2020


Chris is a U.S. army veteran and new family man with a 1 year old and a baby on the way. Exiting the military he said no more sitting still, hobbies …

Meet Nadia!

October 12th, 2020


Nadia Davis is an Author, Mental Health Professional, Advocate, and Professional Life Coach with extensive experience in Mental Health as well as the Criminal Justice System. Nadia attended the University of …

Meet Lisa

September 1st, 2020


Lisa Brown is a digital marketer, and entrepreneur. She has 10+ years in the marketing/digital marketing field as well as event planning, small business counseling, and philanthropy work. She has always had a knack for …

Meet Taetrece

August 17th, 2020


Taetrece Harrison happily lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, she fights for justice by day as an attorney and by night she puts on her author or poetry hat depending on her mood.  When she isn’t writing, Taetrece enjoys …

Meet Sarah

August 10th, 2020


Born and raised in the Finger Lakes, Sarah Collins is a copywriter by day and a creative writer 24/7. Her work explores themes of spirituality, …

Meet Cherrie

August 3rd, 2020


Cherrie Woods is a 16-year plus public relations (PR) veteran known for her work as a PR consultant, book publicist and workshop facilitator for …

Meet Verkeya

July 27th, 2020


Verkeya Lanece is a native New Yorker and a licensed Master Social Worker.  She is the founder of Verkeya Speaks, which is a community organization creaated for panel discussion on various topics, including, but not …

Meet Roland

July 25th, 2020


The newcomer author delivers a personal journey into his rise and demise as a St. Louis City Police Officer. He takes the readers on a roller coaster …

Meet Savon

July 13th, 2020


Savon is a Licensed Practical Nurse, Entrepreneur, Author ( Book Coming Soon!) and Aspiring Speaker. This single mother of one has had a life full of …

Meet Maadist

June 22nd, 2020


Maadist was born Jamaad Gould, on March 15th 1991. He is the 9th born of 14 children. After the death of his uncle when he was ten he elected to use …

Crystal N. Tolbert

June 15th, 2020


Crystal Tolbert, is A Prophetic Scribe who writes “Edge-of-the-seat type of Revelation.” with “brilliant Kingdom minded tools "SEEK, WRITE & …

Meet Letoya

June 9th, 2020


Letoya Palmo was born and raised in Rochester NY. She received her GED in 2015 and attended college for,criminal justice. She earned her CNA license …

Meet Joseph

May 25th, 2020


Joseph E. Dames, III, recently published his very first book entitled, "Collecting My Thoughts”on Tuesday April 14, 2020. Joseph's Story of …

Meet Miquel

May 18th, 2020


Miquel Powell, BSW is a well-known substance abuse therapist in Rochester, NY. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from The College at …

Meet Jasmine!

May 11th, 2020


Jasmine Henderson is an author and CEO of Bijou Publications. She is a Rochester, NY native who started writing in elementary school.


Meet Baseem!

May 4th, 2020


Baseem Gregg is a 2 time bestselling Amazon Author and owner of Prevail Publishing Group. His children's books have been read across the U.S. in …

Meet Albert Phillips Jr.

May 2nd, 2020


Albert Phillips Jr. is a writer, youth advocate, and educator from Baltimore, MD. His work has been published in Black Enterprise, The Afro, and …

Meet Harsha!

April 20th, 2020


Today's episode of Editor Knows Best features Harsha Sheelam. Today’s guest is an author, columnist, social science researcher, music student,

Book summaries vs Book synopses

April 13th, 2020


What is a book summary? What is a book synopsis? What is the difference?


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Write, Wine & Quarantine

April 12th, 2020


People are dealing with the pandemic differently. I want this anthology to inspire and connect us. It will show we are not alone and we share similar …

Editor Knows Best

April 6th, 2020


The e-book is an editing 101 guide for authors and writers. The guide covers what not to expect from an editor, types of editing, and more!


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How to Market Your Book 101

March 30th, 2020


Learn 7 ways you can promote your book! 📖 📚


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Editing vs. Revising

March 23rd, 2020


Who is CaTyra Polland? What is editing? What is revising? What's the difference?


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