Cindy has 25+ years of experience as an editor of children's books. She is a fast, accurate editor with copyediting experience, top skills in grammar and spelling, and an eye for the big picture. Her services include:
Manuscript Critiques. With an insider's knowledge of the children's publishing field, Cindy can help you shape your manuscript and make it stand out in a competitive market. Her rates are $75/hour for a light line edit, margin comments, and a detailed evaluative letter. A picture book requires approximately 3-4 hours of work; a nonfiction work or novel, approx. 6-12 hours depending on length.
Line Editing. A thorough, detailed line editor, Cindy approaches each manuscript with respect for the author's vision. She has a particular passion for editing children's books for historical organizations, striving for a combination of accuracy and engaging text. Rates are $75/hour.
"Cindy is the best thing that ever happened to me." --Elizabeth B. Martin, author/illustrator