'Butcher’s Dog has taken great care with my poetry. The feedback is detailed, constructive and illuminating. It discusses specific aspects of sound and language in each poem, what’s working and why. It also explores the mode, meaning and feeling of the pieces, including the editor’s personal response to the work. Having received feedback on multiple poems, I also gained insight into the development of my voice as a poet. Critique and suggestions are clear, helpful and with the heart of the poem in mind. I have learned a great deal and this feedback is going to improve my work a lot! Huge thanks to the team'.

Been staring at the same page for days?

Punctuation, spelling, and grammatical issues are the first red flags a publisher will notice. These issues tell us a piece of writing needs a little further time and attention. Butcher's Dog can help you improve the readability of your writing to ensure it is free of error, inconsistency, and repetition.

Beyond the very basic - usually mechanical - proofreading other sites offer, we specialise in the meaning of a text. We sense check what your material is conveying and how. So whatever you are writing: poetry, prose or prose-poetry, we have editorial skills at the ready to elevate your work in preparation for submission to publishers.

Want a personalised response to your latest poem?


We now offer in-depth editorial feedback. Our tailored feedback outlines how the engine of your poem works for a reader, what meanings are conveyed, and how your use of language might be improved upon. We can also provide feedback across poems to help you move toward a pamphlet or collection. 

1. Decide how many poems you'd like feedback on.

2. Purchase the appropriate package below.  

3. You'll immediately receive an email with an instant download that explains how to send your poems direct to our editorial team.

3. Within 14 days - or sooner - we'll read and respond to your work. 

4. You'll receive a personal feedback report by email. 


Pricing is in line with the minimum rates suggested by the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. The editorial support is of industry standard and delivered with postdoctoral insight.

We can't wait to read your work.

Need lightning-fast feedback? 


We created these packages especially for those with imminent deadlines. We read your work and return in-depth feedback by email within 3 working days or even sooner with our express editorial feedback options. 

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'I sent Jo three poems I hadn't quite got to work how I had wanted, they were not quite there and I couldn't see how. Jo showed not only where they fell down but also where they were better than I thought. By highlighting the strengths, she added a clarity to the weaknesses. Jo is an incisive and considerate editor, and her instincts are to be trusted'.