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Our founder is a 2018 Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 Honoree!

Why?

I appreciate and encourage writing because it is empowering. Current and aspiring writers and authors struggle with sharing their stories. It is not uncommon for a client to worry that her message will not be received well. Rest assured your voice matters. There are people who want to know your story, learn from you and read your book! 


Authors also fear that an editor will remove her voice. We maintain your voice while polishing your manuscript.


Polland Enterprises, LLC is committed to encouraging authors and writers to reach their full potential. We are here to listen and support our clients through the editing phase. 


-CaTyra Polland

Editor

Polland Enterprises, LLC

CaTyra Polland

President/CEO, Polland Enterprises, LLC

In 2016 CaTyra’s friend and publisher, Ebony Nicole Smith inquired about an editor. CaTyra eagerly offered to edit her book. She submitted a sample edit, Ebony loved it and the rest is history. The following year CaTyra launched Polland Enterprises, LLC.   


Polland Enterprises, LLC is a company that offers writing and editing solutions such as developmental and copyright editing. CaTyra works with authors to prepare their books for the publishing stage. She loves helping authors polish their work. Career Prep is the first business CaTyra founded. Career Prep offers resume, cover letter, business plan and LinkedIn profile services.  

CaTyra is also a published author. Her debut book, Professionalism, What’s That? outlines the elements of professionalism. The book touches on phone and email etiquette, how to dress for success, conflict management, code switching and other related issues. The book is an introduction or refresher for employees, volunteers and business owners. It serves as a guide on behavior conduct appropriate in formal and informal settings. The book and workbook companion are available on Amazon (paperback or e-book).   


CaTyra is a 540 WMain Communiversity instructor, a 2018 RBJ 40 Under 40 honoree and a Point of Light honoree. She founded Rochester On Deck, a LinkedIn interview series featuring local residents doing good in the community. She also founded Writer’s Paradise, a writing forum for current and aspiring writers and authors. The inaugural Writer’s Paradise was held September 2018 at Writers & Books.  


Associations/Memberships 

Board Member, 540 W Main Communiversity

Secretary, The Reentry & Community Development Center

Executive Secretary, Rochester Black Authors Association 

· Founding member, WomELLE · 

Professional Development Chair, Rochester Young Professionals · 

Advisory Committee, Roc City Coalition 

· Board Member, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)  


Hobbies

 · Going to the beach and concerts

 · Reading  

· Shopping 

· Slam poetry 

· Traveling  

· Ice Skating


Honors 

· WDKX Women 4 Women Inspiring Woman (2012) 

· Point of Light Honoree (2015) 

· Rochester Business Journal Forty Under (2018)

Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 Honoree!

Forty Under 40 honorees are nominated by the community and selected by a committee of business leaders. The prestigious award recognizes forty men and women, under the age of 40, who have achieved professional success and have also made significant civic contributions to our community. The winners are celebrated at a luncheon with more than 700 people in attendance annually.

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Features

Author Talks Back

https://www.buzzsprout.com/153241/684774-author-talks-back-catyra-polland

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Sapphire JBlue Blog Radio

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Good Day Rochester

https://foxrochester.com/news/good-day-rochester/reading-writing-tips-before-heading-back-to-shcool

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Rochester Young Professionals Entrepreneur's Expo

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Spectrum News

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