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make writer’s block a thing of the past.
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The publishing industry doesn’t have to be terrifying. We are, after all, in the business of telling stories. Who doesn’t like a good story?
As a writer, it can feel vulnerable and nerve-wracking to show your work to someone—especially to an editor! This will be a safe relationship where your strengths as a writer will be noticed and opportunities for growth will make sense. We’re going to honor and love both you and your manuscript through the process.
Move Past Doubts
You’ve got a dream inside you that can become a reality. Whether your manuscript is a hefty final draft or just an idea, we can get it to the next level together. Maybe you’re halfway through your draft and stumped, or your secondary character feels one dimensional. All writing issues have a solution and can be worked out.
Know What to Expect
It’s agonizing to give your work to someone and sit around anxiously waiting for their feedback. Once we have a timeline established, you will have a clear understanding of how long each cycle of edits will take. Most clients are surprised by how quickly the process can move. You get to set the pace as we work together.
Why Work With Cynthia Merrill?
Stories connect, shape, and inspire us. Your story, or the story you long to write, matters.
But the publishing industry feels mysterious and impossible to navigate sometimes. It can be intimidating, and without the right support, many valuable stories will go untold. Writers who could offer exactly what someone needs to hear instead get overwhelmed by uncertainty.
As a writer myself, I constantly face the same doubts, insecurities, and setbacks as my clients. Writing is not for the faint of heart! You are putting a piece of yourself on the page, offering readers a glimpse of your soul. It is a strangely intimate experience to invite readers into that place, and not everyone can handle the beauty of that vulnerability.
You, dear writer, have what it takes. You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t.
How Does It Work?
How Much Does It Cost?
Each manuscript and revision plan has a price as unique as the project. While some services have a fixed price, most services are priced depending on the length of the manuscript and the type of work needed. In the form below, you can specify if you’re working with a budget, and I’ll show you what fits within that amount.
I’m an editor by profession and a writer by nature.
My mission is to guide you through the writing and publishing process and make it as encouraging and successful as possible. I believe that the world heals and grows through stories, and there are many writers who don’t know they have something pivotal to share. To this day, I am still cheering on writers I worked with years ago, watching their successes with excitement.