Editorial Services

Julia Bouwsma is a freelance editor/copyeditor, specializing in poetry collections. Her style is thorough, individualized, and well-tuned to the specific intricacies and nuances of editing the poetry manuscript.

She is available for freelance copyediting, private manuscript consultation and editing, MFA/BFA application preparation, and other projects. Please use the contact form for more information.


Julia Bouwsma served as Managing Editor for Alice James Books from 2009-2011, and she has continued to work as a freelance copyeditor since 2013. The many collections she has copyedited include books by Kaveh Akbar, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Nicole Cooley, Shara McCallum, Laura McCullough, Jane Mead, Philip Metres, Donald Revell, and Brian Turner.

She is currently the Book Review Editor for Connotation Press: An Online Artifact.