Updated: Feb 20
Rochester native CaTyra Polland makes waves as CEO and owner of the editing boutique Love for Words and helping Black authors have their voices heard.
“When an author comes to me, the least of their worries is not whether or not I’m judging them because they’re using Ebonics or they’re using AAVE or they’re using names like CaTyra instead of Catherine,” she said. “I’ve heard from several clients that, unfortunately, that’s been their experience with working with white editors who don’t understand or appreciate Black culture.”
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