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Cynthia Kane | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 16, 2014

Cynthia Kane

Development Editor and Writing Coach
   United States
  |   Washington, DC
  |  12:42 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $93

To self-publish, land a literary agent, or get picked up by an indie press, you need to show off the goods, meaning the best version of your book you can, and, boom, that's where I come in!

My goal is to help you turn an idea into a publishable product, to take what you've already written and push it to the next level. I'm here to give you tools and techniques that you can start putting into practice NOW!

I'm here to help you become a published author.

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Service Description

One Last Look
When you've written and re-written the book, had other editors, and friends look it over, and you've re-worked it again based off of their feedback, all you might need is one last quick look.

Here I'll check grammar, typos, inconsistencies, and if any sentences look awkward I'll let you know; however, there is no heavy editing, which means the manuscript I return will read the exact same as when I received it.

Go Nuts!
There comes a point for every writer when they've taken their book as far as they can. Months, maybe years, they've worked, moving sections around, adding new characters, maybe even new story lines. And now, they don't know where to go.

This kind of editing is considered development editing, because I'll be looking at the narrative of the book and how it flows, the tone, character development, the whole shebang. I'll give you ideas of what I think you could do with the book, and also point out areas that you can flesh out, or any confusing places along the way. The goal is that when I hand you back the manuscript you're no longer stuck - you have new roads you can travel down.

Come Along with Me
It's just an idea, or maybe you've written 100 pages, but you're not sure if this is even worth pursuing. I'm more than happy to take a look at what you have and tell you the truth, and if it is worth moving forward, work with you on developing the entire book. This means, having standing calls, talking about chapters before they are written,...

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Education

Sarah Lawrence College
MFA
2004 - 2006
Bard College
BA
1998 - 2002
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development editing
book publishing
content editor
proofreader
writing coach
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