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TEAMWORK: As a professional editor itís my job to see that your manuscript is the very best it can be.

My extended team includes specialists in printing as well as specialists in ebook formatting and cover design. Your book can be uploaded to Amazon, the Apple Bookstore and more.

I personally monitor the process every step of the way.

Copy Editing is checking a copy for spelling, capitalization, punctuation, verb tenses and other grammatical errors.

Content editing checks for factual errors, contradictions, and inconsistencies. If the content is fictional, it checks for discrepancies in the plot, character, or dialogue. (In short, it keeps you from accidentally screwing up.)

I DO BOTH AND MORE. Unlike most editors, I'll be there with you from start to finish---
Copy editing, content editing, helping with your book cover design, assisting with your back cover story summary and your publisher query letter. If you wish to self-publish, we can do it quickly, simply, and inexpensively. During a self-publishing procedure I'll also oversee the uploading of your book to Apple Bookstore and Amazon. Bonus Service: Verbal hand-holding when your characters just aren't behaving.

What type of books? Mysteries, Adventure, Science Fiction / Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Stories, Romance, Humor, Memoirs, Poetry, (and Screenplays)

I've been performing one-on-one mentoring, in-depth story editing and making certain that an artist's illustrations remain true to the author's vision of the tale, for well over twenty years.

My editing rates are reasonable.If I agree to accept the assignment, your first five pages of Copy Editing are free.


Editor Cynthia Gurin provided many highly professional insights and smooth, appealing suggestions for concept development and wording within Who Wins and Why which I've just completed as a new author. She stretched me to a higher quality of writing. Working on a second book already.
Thanks! Stephen Weigert, M.S.
December 2017

Cynthia, When you get a chance, take a look at It's got the order links to Amazon, Amazon Kindle, and Apple eBooks. Did a lecture and book signing here last week--lots a positive feedback with paperback purchases and "expressed" plans to download copies. Your highly qualified involvement got this project to "lift-off"! Thanks so much. Have just about completed the content portion on my second book (I revised, somewhat, the title to "Fabulous Falsehoods: The Addiction Recovery Game,") See Will start organizing the content and putting it down in a Word file. We'll keep in touch on this. Steve. January 2018

Sun, Nov 18, 2018 2:18 PM (excerpt)

I never needed an editor before because I never anticipated writing a book. The book I wrote is Chattanooga Hugs... after I had given her the job and she was into her editing and told me: "Your book is on my computer screen. I read out loud as I edit, so as not to miss anything. I'm laughing. I'm also talking back to your book..." That's when I knew for sure...Next visit there [to Florida], I'll definitely be meeting Cynthia. She's been a great editor who really enhanced my book and kept me out of some big uh-ohs. She's also been a great support for a brand new author."--Susan Spurgeon (full letter)