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Favorite comment from a client:
“𝐼’π‘š π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘‘π‘‘π‘¦ π‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’’π‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘™π‘–π‘˜π‘’ π‘Ž 𝐾𝑒𝑛𝑔-𝐹𝑒 π‘€π‘Žπ‘ π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿ π‘œπ‘“ 𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘™π‘Žπ‘›π‘”π‘’π‘Žπ‘”π‘’. π‘Œπ‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ 𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑠 π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘ π‘’π‘”π‘”π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘  π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘Žπ‘šπ‘Žπ‘§π‘–π‘›π‘”!” (Joshua Killingsworth, author of The Three Realms series)Β 

First and foremost, I’m a single mother to two hardheaded boys (15 and 9) and a beautiful daughter (14) who love to roll their eyes at me every time I correct their grammar, but it is because of them that nothing can divert my dedication to being the best at what I do. Hard work and determination are what I try to instill in my children, so I attempt to make sure to be that role model in all aspects of life, especially work.Β 

In addition, I love everything word and book related, which makes editing my dream job. Give a girl a book, she can read for a day, give a girl a library, she can read for lifeβ€”well, as fast as I read, maybe not lifeβ€”but give a girl an editing career, and she can not only read for life, but also have a hand in shaping the books others will continue to read long after she’s gone. That’s the legacy I want to leave behind.

I’m also a freelance copy/line editor and proofreader with 8+ years of experience, stellar client references, a spotless reliability record, and a BA in English/Lit who specializes in young adult, new adult, and adult romance in all subgenres―including LGBTQ. Dystopian and apocalyptic genres are also particular favorites.

However, I’m open to most other fiction genres as well. MM/Gay Romance is my absolute favorite to pleasure read, and I would love to add authors who write in the genre to my client list. #EditingGoals

Major projects include copy editing and proofreading for New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon best-selling authors such as Sawyer Bennett, Melissa McClone, Marquita Valentine, Juliette Poe, Jennifer Anne Davis, LB Gilbert, Jasmine Walt, Toni Aleo, Shelly Crane, Kay Bratt, and many others. Other projects include numerous Amazon best-selling and award-winning authors through Clean Teen Publishing, Crimson Tree Publishing, and Tule Publishing―many independent authors, too.

Independently Published Authors comprise most of my client list. It’s a joy to work with authors who put so much dedication into making sure their books succeed.

I love to work with authors to polish their hard work into a finished product they are proud to see on bookshelves everywhere. My belief is the relationship between authors and editors must be open, trusting, and completely honest, and I strive to keep it that way. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

http://www.cynthiashepp.com

 

 

  1. What a beautiful family!! Congrats on your new blog. πŸ™‚

  2. That is one stylish family living in Alabama πŸ™‚

  3. Great job on the updates to the site! Looking good.

  4. Hi Cynthia! Thank you for liking my post at homebadger.wordpress.com! I like your work, too. Fun and interesting! Good luck to you!

  5. I really like your site and look forward to browsing some more! Thanks for follow! On twitter?

  6. Cynthia,
    I’m a bit of a YA junkie too. Thankfully, my nephews keep me up on the good stuff to read. Good luck in your pursuit of an editing career. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks for following my blog.
    Gail

  7. Hi Cynthia,
    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award: http://thejottersjoint.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/its-lovely-to-be-recognized/ .
    Congrats!
    Gail

  8. Hi Cynthia! Thanks for following my blog. I’m just checking yours out now – you are a really great writer. Congratulations on a very interesting blog!

  9. I have nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award! Post picture on your site and nominate six others! Happy Reading!

  10. Hi, it’s Leslie from the booksthatbleed review site, just wanted to let you know I tagged you for the Liebster Award here: http://booksthatbleed.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/liebster-award/

    Happy blogging!

  11. Thanks so much for following my blog Cynthia! I will be visiting yours often as well, it looks great!

  12. Hi, Cynthia. I thought I had commented, but I see I haven’t. I want to welcome you to http://www.diabeticredemption.com family of readers. Please visit my Friends page and tell us a little about yourself and your book. I am very glad you’ve joined us!

  13. Thanks for the follow! I’m not a YA junkie, but your blog will help me stay in the loop with my students.

  14. Hi Cynthia…so happy to connect with you…thank you for following my blog…I will follow yours as well. πŸ™‚ I’ve had a love affair with picture books from the moment I turned the pages of my first one…and enjoy reading just about EVERYTHING!

  15. Marjolein Hoes

    Hi,
    I have written a 50,000 word contemporary novel and wondered if you would be able to be an editor for me? It is my first attempt at writing so I don’t know if it is any good and am not really sure how to progress….Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks, Marjolein x

  16. Hi, Cynthia. Thanks for following my blog. I like the variety of material your blog offers, plus the giveaways. I shall be back for more, soon!

  17. Wow, married with three kids, plus finding the time to major in English. I’m impressed. One day I’d like to get my masters in creative writing, but only once my two kids grow up a little. They are 4 and 2, and I must say quite a handful, I can’t imagine three, although I would have loved one more, but I’m just too damn tired. I look forward to reading your blog. Good luck.

  18. Cynthia and Cassie,

    I am so happy to have found your blog, it is so great that you both work together as a team. So far after browsing, I like that you offer services along with reviews and everything between. Be sure that I will be following, thanks so much!

  19. I am looking for services for full length novels. Novels that are in the rang of 42k-56k words with a reasonable turnaround time and affordable. I am also looking to add an editorial service to my website, facebook, and other sites for promoting. Please email me on my inquiry.

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