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Self Publishing Book Editor

TEAMWORK: As a professional editor it’s 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.


I am good with it Cynthia, We have done an excellent job! Thank you. - John W. MacMillan

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)


Thank You Again!!!!

Cynthia, Thank you so much for everything. I am so grateful to have come across your website the I saw that name and it really stood out to me.

I had been having a couple synchronistic experiences with cats at the time and I felt that I had to reach out to you.

It’s amazing how this universe works. How it brings people together. I have really enjoyed working with you and think you are amazing at what you do. It is impressive how you work. You are truly gifted.

You have helped materialize a dream and I can’t thank you enough for that.

I am almost done writing another manuscript and would really love to work with you again.

Thank you -Gio

Giovanni Alvarez
October 12, 2020


Moving Forward - Place Holder
Cover Artwork in Progress

by Lisa Wilford

“What about you?” she asked.

“Marine. I’m from here in Wake County, a bit north of Raleigh. I was one of six men in a Humvee that hit an IED during my fourth tour in Afghanistan.”

“Damage report?” Sarah asked, point blank.

“All six lost their lives. I just happened to continue breathing.”

The finality of his statement shook Sarah to her core. Jeezus

“You planning on staying dead?” she asked.


REVIEW of Moving Forward

You're going to cry,
You're going to laugh,
And you're going to yell HOORAY!

Damn but this is a good book!

Moving Forward was a
screenplay to novel conversion.




Brilliantly Written
Masterfully Plotted

5 Book Saga
During The Reconstruction Years - 1865 - 1877
Aftermath - 1886


Placeholder Cover - Artwork Underway

Richard Bryan of Mt. Lebanon, Louisiana was the consummate idealist. He had a forward-looking outlook. Slavery was an anachronism. In 1856, five years before the war, he offered emancipation to all 97 on his plantation, hired a teacher, deeded land, shared profits, and encouraged entrepreneurs. The Civil War devastated the South but the war never reached his home. When Union occupiers arrived in Mt. Lebanon a decade later they were astounded to find Bryan's experiment fully implemented. Former slaves could not only “read, write, and cipher,” they were landowners, engaged in a trade, some were even bilingual. Bryan's objective was to facilitate the “conveyance” of his peaceful society from pre-war to post-war America. He saw no reason why he could not achieve this goal. Union occupiers envisioned a plethora of beneficial propaganda, but Bryan declined to be used by aggressive new politicians who demanded his cooperation to further their agenda.

After the Confederate surrender, Richard Bryan, his family, their hired hands, the people, and a wounded Yankee deserter his young sons had stumbled upon in the woods and brought home with them, found themselves at the mercy of a corrupt Governor, political hacks, petty tyrants, and remorseless convicts in military uniform. Not just rustlers but occupying troops would frequently raid farms. Often they’d steal entire harvests. If you resisted the men in uniform, they might hang you and burn your place down out of spite.

There was no legal recourse against the government. Food became scarce, hard money even more so. “Injun Grass” as it was known to those who smoked it, grew wild on their land. It was good quality, so they’d periodically harvest it and offer little poke bags of cannabis sativa for sale to visitors who were passing through on the stagecoach. Occasionally they’d even sell some to soldiers. Every penny counted. They tightened their belts, quietly bartered for weapons, secretly manufactured ammunition, and killed in self-defense when they were faced with no other choice.

Their joint goal was survival. Some of them would make it.

What transpired across the South might today be equated to legal, as well as militarized police brutality by occupying forces. The experience of all, regardless of color, who lived through this traumatic and tumultuous time in history, burned itself deeply into America’s collective psyche.


Exquisite and Enchanting,
A ballet series worth treasuring forever,
complete with breathtakingly beautiful illustrations.

From the time she was old enough to accompany her parents to the ballet, eight year old Belle has dreamed of taking ballet lessons. Fate intervenes when her father is offered a promotion and a transfer from San Francisco to Mougins, a small but famous village in the south of France, and home to a remarkably talented ballet teacher. We not only follow Belle's adventures as she adjusts to what is for her a brand new world, we delight in discovering that each book teaches how to do ballet steps, introduces young dancers to classical music, is inspired by famous ballets, and contains practical information for aspiring ballerinas.