At Limpede Ink, we believe everyone has a story worth telling. But figuring out how to tell that story, and to the widest possible audience, can be difficult. Every aspect of the creative process—writing, revising, and publishing—presents unique challenges, especially if going at it alone.

With Limpede Ink, you'll overcome those challenges through working one-on-one with a seasoned editor familiar with your genre. Whether a novel, novella, short story collection, memoir, poetry chapbook, play, screenplay, or nonfiction series, we can help you assess the current state of your manuscript, develop a plan to revise and edit, and guide you through self-publishing or sending out your manuscript to agents or publishers.

Our expertise is attributed to years of involvement in the writing and publishing industry. We've served as workshop instructors, teachers, and publishers, and we've worked with agents, editors, and presses. In short, we know good writing when we see it, and we know how to help you get published.


Limpede Ink is a division of Carve Magazine LLC and was formed in 2016. Matthew Limpede chose the name as a tribute to his family's business and legacy of entrepreneurship: His parents' commercial paint contracting company was named Limpede, Incorporated — or "Limpede Inc." for short.




Writing Coach
Developmental Review
Story Outline

Revision Coach
Line-by-Line Edits
Story, Plot, Character Analysis
Beta Reading

Submitting to Agents or Publishers
Formatting and Design


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Matthew Limpede is the Executive Editor of Carve Magazine, LLC, which publishes a quarterly literary magazine and offers creative writing workshops. He has worked with hundreds of writers through classrooms, workshops, Carve, and Limpede Ink to help them find inspiration, become their own ruthless editor, and establish their esteem and careers as writers. Matthew attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.


Bridget Boland is the author of The Doula, published by Simon and Schuster in 2012. Both her fiction and creative nonfiction have won awards, and she's been the recipient of multiple Ragdale residences and an Illinois Arts Council personal development grant. Bridget holds an MFA in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also an attorney, doula, Forrest Yoga teacher and certified shaman. She loves traveling, cycling, yoga, and reading novels on the beach.

our editor should be invested in your work and an expert in your genre.

If Bridget or Matthew feel they aren't the best match for your work, they may recommend another editor for you.



Matthew helped me discover writing strengths and talents I didn’t know I possessed. His constant encouragement has given me confidence. His suggestions have deepened my work. His guidance and friendship has been essential to my growth as a writer.
— John Vurro
To say Bridget helped me grow as a writer is an understatement. She helped me deal with the big things in my life, gave me courage to go to the scary places and find meaning. I was stuck and she helped me move forward. I go back to my notes from class and I use her wise teachings all the time. I seek wisdom in new places thanks to Bridget.
— Risa Brown
I have worked with Matthew on many pieces of writing over the past several years, and I have found his in-depth critiques, edits, and comments to be invaluable. Matthew’s feedback has always pushed me to improve each piece of writing I’ve sent him. What is unique about Matthew’s approach is his ability to demand more from the writer without ever becoming discouraging. To the contrary, Matthew’s thoughtful responses have always been a motivating influence that has helped me to achieve more with my work. I recommend his services as an editor and mentor wholeheartedly.
— Anthony Inverso
Without Bridget I would never have finished my novel, nor would it be of the quality I feel it is. She taught me to write with a critical eye and honed my craft. With her help, I transitioned quickly from a green beginner to a skilled writer. My manuscript, which she reviewed in its entirety, was selected by SMU for their Writer’s Seminar in New York. Bridget brainstormed with me about my project without taking it over. For anyone serious about writing, I strongly recommend her as a mentor/consultant. Bridget facilitated the accomplishment of my dreams: to be a writer.
— Cindi Stock

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