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Biography

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CaTyra Polland is the CEO/Founder of Love for Words (an editing boutique for writers and authors), and Career Prep, a professional development agency, a published author, editor, poet, speaker, instructor and cat mom to Honeycomb. 


She is also the Creator/Hostess of Editor Knows Best, an international writing and editing podcast for literary professionals and Write, Wine & Quarantine, an anthology of stories and poems about the COVID-19 pandemic. CaTyra recently released her first book of poetry, Dear August, Love August.


She is a Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 Honoree and the Professional Development Chair of the Rochester Young Professionals. CaTyra enjoys traveling, going to concerts, slam poetry, and going to the beach.

More About CaTyra Polland

Associations/Memberships

Associations/Memberships

Associations/Memberships

  • Board Member, 540 W Main Communiversity
  • Executive Secretary, Rochester Black Authors Association
  • Professional Development Chair, Rochester Young Professionals ·
  • Advisory Committee, Roc City Coalition
  • Board Member, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Hobbies

Associations/Memberships

Associations/Memberships

  • Going to the beach and concerts
  • Reading
  • Shopping
  • Slam poetry
  • Traveling
  • Ice Skating
  • Attending conferences/
  • workshops/seminars
  • Professional development
  • Volunteering
  • Going to concerts

Honors

Associations/Memberships

Honors

  • Business Elite 40 Under 40 (North America) 
  • Point of Light
  • Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 Honoree 
  • WDKX Women for Women Inspiring Woman Award