Ruben Quesada

Poet and Editor

Ruben Quesada is the editor of the forthcoming volume of essays Latino Poetics from University of New Mexico Press, author of poetry collection Next Extinct Mammal, and translator of the early 20th century Spanish poet, Luis Cernuda, Exiled from the Throne of Night.

            His poetry, prose, and short films have been featured at The American Poetry Review, PloughsharesStand, The California Journal of Poetics, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Poetry Foundation. His work focuses on cityscapes, science, popular culture, road trips, religion, sexual identity, family history, sibling rivalry, homophobia and heartbreaks.

He’s held fellowships and residencies at the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and CantoMundo. Ruben is invested in the creation of community infrastructure and the promotion of Latino writers at all stages of their career.


Editing Services

Services ranges from basic proofreading, copy editing, developmental editing, and critical analysis. Several options are available to support your writing needs.

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Proofreading and Copy Editing

  • Review manuscript for readability and flow, and rework sentences and paragraphs for clarity
  • Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and typos
  • Improve sentence structure for flow and consistency
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Developmental Editing

  • Analyze the overall structure of your manuscript
  • Recommendations on your manuscript to fit your vision to make manuscript as effective as it can be for both readers and brand
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Critical Consultation

  • Consultations (30/60/90 minutes via video or phone) to ensure goals for the manuscript are clear
  • Review your manuscript based on those goals
  • Recommendations for reorganization for clarity and structure
  • Explanation of changes made, as well as an opportunity to discuss changes

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