Editing Services

I have no spots left in 2013. I am scheduling for next year, if interested. Thank you!

(SLIGHT PRICE INCREASE AS OF JANUARY 1, 2014. Updated Prices are here:

https://cynthiashepp.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/editing-service-announcement/ )

397960_10151568445358007_1657058580_n*I am not familiar with UK Grammar. I prefer NOT to work on UK manuscripts unless they are being completely Americanized.*

*I do not edit non-fiction.*

Manuscripts should be submitted in Times New Roman, size 12 font, and double spaced.


.0020 a word for Re-Edits*

Re-Edits are done on books that have already been edited that you are not happy with. I simply go through and edit them again, correctly. I don’t charge full price because I know that the authors have already paid someone to edit it once. This is ONLY for books that have previously been edited and that have already been published. Re-Edits only get ONE thorough read through. If you want a more comprehensive edit, please choose a Proofread or Detailed Copy Editing package. 


.0025 a word for Proofreading*

Proofreading is done on a final draft and includes line-by-line correction of spelling, grammar, and minor sentence structure issues.

Anything under 20,000 words is automatically $50


.0035 a word for Detailed Copy Editing*

Copy Editing is done on a final draft and includes detailed, line-by-line editing for sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and, if needed, other issues that do not require major changes, such as plot consistency, character analysis, and style. I strongly recommend this option.

Anything under 20,000 words is automatically $70


.0055 a word for Detailed Copy Editing and Proofread Package*

The Detailed Copy Editing and Proofread Package combines both services into one. This package has two different steps. First, Detailed Copy Editing will be done to a manuscript and sent back to the author. The author will then make all of the changes needed and re-write sections that have been suggested need work. Once the author has finished this stage and sent it back, a thorough Proofread will be done on the finished product. Please refer to the above explanations for each service to see what they entail. This is the most cost-effective package if you desire both a detailed copy edit as well as another edit after the changes have been made.

Anything under 20,000 words is automatically $100


$25 flat rate for Blurb Editing and Critique*

Need help making your blurb great? Need a fresh pair of eyes to check for errors and readability? This is your option. This is a flat-rate service with a one-day turnaround.

To contact me about availability, questions, or to submit your manuscript, please email me at



I am the editor and compiler of Apocalypse: An Anthology by Authors & Readers, Paranormal Anthology with a TWIST, and Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories.  You can find these on Amazon.

I am also the editor for Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing



Thank you very much and I look forward to hearing from you!


Cynthia Shepp

EDITED: (As well as many others not listed)

Jason Brant: The Gate, Tartarus, Sheol, The Dark, Devoured, Consumed

Jon Messenger: The Brink of Distinction Trilogy, Card Tricks, Rage

T.L. Frye: The Secret of Magik and Dragons

Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels: Exposing Ele, Surviving Ele, Ending Ele

Magen McMinimy: Blood Claim, Ressurection Stone, Shadowed Memories, Primal Hunger, Immortal Craving, Primal Calling

Tanith Morse: Super Dark 2 and Super Dark 3

Rene Folsom: Heart You, Voices of the Soul, Eyes of the Soul, Truths of the Soul, Blood of the Soul, Secrets of the Soul, Bind Me, Hearts of the Soul, Shuttered Affections, Exposed Affections

Hans Cummings: Zack Jackson & The Cytherean Academy

Rachael James: Hook, Line, and Garter, Crazy Bitch, Baby Bitch

Erika Kathryn: Audie the Angel and the Angel Army, Audie the Angel: Plague

Phil Taylor: White Picket Prisons, 50 Shades of Phil, The Sneaker Tree

Nicholas Andrews: Festival of the Saints, Babyface Fire

Cheyanne Young: Powered

Shelby Fallon: Stealing Grace, Taking Faith

Ryan Casey: The Painting, The Disappearing

Marquita Valentine: (NYT Best-selling Author) Twice Tempted, Just Desserts, Only For You , True For You, Not Over You

Sawyer Bennett: (USA Today Best-selling Author) Off Course, If I Return, Forever Young, Off Chance, Legal Affairs

Jennifer Foor: Hustle Him

Andris Bear: Angel Unleashed

Shelly Crane: (NYT Best-selling Author) Smash Into You

M.L. Ryan: Special Offers, Special Attraction 

Nicki Scalise: Prayer for the Dead

Jennifer Clay: The Other Side of Normal

E.G. Gaddess: Dhampyr Journey

Anthologies: Apocalypse, Twist, and Stalkers


Shaun Dowdall: A Thousand Hearts

Rachael James: Hook, Line, and Garter, Crazy Bitch, Baby Bitch 

Celia Kyle: (Ridgeville #6) Sealed with a Purr


Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels: Exposing Ele, Surviving Ele, Ending Ele

Gabrielle Arrowsmith: Concealed in the Shadows

Cindy Saunders: Double Star

Wonderstruck: Various Authors

B.T. Lyons: Heartkeeper, Heartbound

Jon Messenger: Wind Warrior, Flame Caller

Lauren Nicolle Taylor: The Woodlands, The Wall

Holly Kelly: Rising

Melissa J. Cunningham: Reluctant Guardian

Erica Kiefer: Lingering Echoes

Jennifer Anne Davis: The Key


Alicia Michaels: Secrets (Bionics 3)

Jon Messenger: Brink of Distinction series

Amanda Strong: The Awakener


*Authors are responsible for getting their books to me by the date agreed upon. If I have not received it within two days of the agreed upon date, I will move on to the next in line, unless I have an email from the author and we agree on other terms.*

*Rush jobs will incur a fee. It will depend on length and time given to finish.*

*Books that need excessive editing may lead to extra fees.*

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Posted on August 16, 2012, in Editing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. For anyone reading this and thinking about hiring Cynthia Shepp, let me tell you to stop waffling around and do it. That’s a decision you won’t regret. Her quality of work is so spectacular that she is now my full time editor. My prose is stronger, my characters more believable, and my stories more plausible because of the fantastic work she has done.

    Timely, accurate, professional, and affordable – what more could you ask for?

  2. Like most independent authors, I spent a significant amount of time looking for a quality editor. I tried companies that didn’t live up to my expectation. I found numerous editors who charged far more than Cynthia did but, when compared side-by-side, Cynthia’s editing work was of a far higher quality.

    If you’re looking for an editor, you won’t find a better quality for a better price and a quicker turn around. Cynthia is absolutely dedicated to providing the highest quality editorial services. Her editing was so impressive that I’ve even hired her to re-edit novels that I’ve already published, just because she makes my work that much better.

    If you’re still on the fence or searching for an editor, hire Cynthia. You won’t be disappointed.

  3. Let me start by saying that I have worked with a LOT of editors and Cynthia is hands down the best ever. Not only is she first rate at spotting all those little typos and continuity errors that all authors dread but her turn around time is nothing short of miraculous. Throughout working with Cynthia she was always a consummate professional, always keeping me up to date with her progress and, wait for it … she actually delivered the project THREE days earlier than agreed. Cynthia is a truly marvelous editor and I cannot recommend her highly enough. If you are an Indie author concerned about finding a diamond in all the murky waters of sub par editors I can wholeheartedly say that Cynthia is the real deal. A truly first rate editor that I will be recommending to all my friends.

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  5. I recently received my first manuscript edited by Cynthia Shepp. I was blown away by the quality of her work. Her editing increased the quality of my writing immeasurably. Her rates gave me an incredible return on my investment and she was fast as well. I could not be more satisfied. I plan to use her again and have no hesitation at all recommending her to others. Thank you Cynthia!

  6. I’ve worked with other editors before Cynthia, but she is the one I will be going back to. Her feedback was extremely helpful and her communication was great. There are many comments already left here which sum up my feelings for working with her, so I’ll just say: they’re right!

  7. Cynthia is a fabulous editor with a really quick turnaround time. She promised dates to me and they were met with no problem. One thing I really liked about her editing was that she would include the reason why she changed some of my grammar errors, thus enabling me to learn from my mistakes and not make them again. I found that super helpful and it was a way of going above and beyond when editing my novel. I can’t wait to have her edit all of my future novels.

  8. Cynthia was recommended to myself by my cover designer and I must say I was more than impressed by the quality and efficiency of her work! I would definitely recommend her services for editing and I hope to work with her again once my second draft is complete! Wonderful job on my blurb. Thank you very much.

  9. I recently hired Cynthia Shepp to edit my manuscript and to critique my blurb. I was positively thrilled with the results. Not only is Cynthia professional, timely, and affordable, she was also very much committed to bringing out the best in both. I have learned so much from the experience, and I truly believe she has helped me become a better writer. For anyone looking for an editor, I cannot recommend her strongly enough. We have already begun discussing my next project, and I am very much looking forward to working with her in the future. Cynthia you are fabulous!

  10. Cynthia is fabulous–efficient, professional, and affordable. She met my high expectations on a tight schedule and was delightful to work with. She explains her reasons behind every suggestion (which is a big value to the flighty, anal retentive, worrywarts such as myself). I cannot recommend her enough and will definitely hire her again!

  11. Cynthia just finished a manuscript for me and I cannot even begin to describe how thrilled I am by her work. It was thorough and professionally executed. Her insight into my work was invaluable. I will be using Cynthia for all of my future editing work. I cannot sing her praises loud enough.

  12. I have been fortunate enough to have three of my short stories chosen to be in Cynthia’s Anthologies and through the course of being chosen I have also had the opportunity to be exposed to her editing abilities. She is exactly what a writer is looking for in an editor! She is thorough, detailed, knowledgeable and interactive. She is looking to make your manuscript the best it can be not only when it comes to correcting the grammar and punctuation, but also the flow and content. She is definitely my first choice when my next novel is finished and I have complete confidence in her ability to make me shine!!

  13. Best. Editor. Ever. Seriously. She is fast, good, and friendly. She does an excellent job, without taking your voice out of your work.

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