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. She is currently taking on picture book and chapter books critiques.
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 content. Her rates are $75/hour.
contact: Cindy[at]cindykane.net, replacing [at] with the @ sign
Here’s what Cindy’s critique clients are saying:
“Cindy is the best thing that ever happened to me.”—Elizabeth B. Martin, author/illustrator
“Cindy Kane's keen editor's eye and her command of the craft of storytelling make her an extraordinary partner in the writing process. Her clear, constructive revisions and sensitive insights promote the writer's growth while maintaining the original ideas.” —Pat Gallagher Sassone
“As budding co-authors, we have benefited from Cindy’s editorial expertise. With her insights, she has opened our eyes to better writing.” —Gayle Busk and Paula K. Richardson
“Cindy Kane is an accomplished and talented teacher, writer, and editor who edited several of my picture books. I highly recommend Cindy for any of your editing needs.”—Sandi Bloomberg