Cynthia Bernal

Cynthia Bernal - Editor

Laredo, Texas, USA

Poetry, short stories, fiction novels, and narrative essays are the foundation of my knowledge and skills. 2010-2022 Freelance Editor.

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I am a published author and freelance editor for the last eight years. I earned my bachelor’s degree in English, and have been an high school English teacher for fifteen years. As a board member of the Laredo Border Slam, I have organized and hosted various writing workshops in the community for aspiring writers and poets. 
English (US)
Contemporary Fiction
Paranormal Romance
Short Story
Biographies & Memoirs


  • Bachelor's of Arts, English major
  • ELAR 8-12 Educator
  • ESL Supplemental Certification
  • IXL Ambassador
  • We Are America Project: Cohort 4 Teacher
  • Published Author


  • Southwest Texas Shootout 2019
  • Laredo Border Slam board member
  • Best Poetry Collection 2017

Work experience


January, 2016 – Present (about 7 years)

Coordinating online and print publishing cycle for ongoing projects; setting publication standards and establishing goals and expectations; suggesting story development and generating content in alignment with targeted audience's preferences. I specialize in poetry, short stories, flash/micro fiction, and novel development.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Bleeding on the Page: My soul exposed

Dougherty-Bernal, Cynthia, Vieira, Jessica

Looking into Infinity

Dougherty, C.

Love of my life...: Lost then found

Solis, Joaquin E., Dougherty, Cynthia, Gonzalez, Alma Gloria

Broken Reflections: Poetry

Martinez, Ricky M.

Bleeding on the Page: My Soul Exposed

Dougherty-Bernal, Cynthia, Vieira, Jessica

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