Cynthia Knable

Cynthia Knable - Editor Tick

Austin, TX, USA

Award-winning writer and editor with 25+ years of experience in reference, educational, and test-prep publishing.

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Overview

I am an award-winning, versatile writer and seasoned, intuitive editor with 25+ years of publishing experience, predominantly in educational and reference publishing. I have worked with all of the leading educational publishers in the United States to develop hundreds of books for both K-12 readers and general adult audiences. In addition to all standard academic subjects, my projects have included dozens of test preparation titles and large-scale print and electronic reference works on a wide range of subjects, including: ancient history, military history, U.S. history, Canadian history, weather, psychology, popular culture, English and American literature, current events, business, world mythology, and more. I was also Series Editor for Simon & Schuster's Enriched Classics Series (I put a couple of samples in my portfolio). In that capacity, I worked with literature professors to create robust supplemental material to accompany 100+ public domain classics.

I am a very flexible editor who can adapt to any style or approach a project might require.

Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Anthologies
Classics
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Education & Reference
History
Politics & Current Affairs
Sex & Relationships

Certifications

  • WBENC
  • Texas HUB

Awards

  • Parents' Choice Gold Award
  • Parents' Choice Silver Award
  • New York Public Library "Books for the Teen Age" Award

Work experience

CEO

Self-employed
December, 2012 – Present (almost 6 years)

Ceres is a 100% woman-owned, HUB (historically underutilized business) and WBENC-certified reference, assessment, and educational content development company. As CEO, I oversee all aspects of company operations, including sales and marketing, project management, hiring and training, and writing and editing. We have created educational resources for digital and print media for the K-12 and general adult markets for the country's leading publishers.

President

Self-employed
August, 1999 – December, 2012 (over 13 years)

Anaxos developed both print and online resources in multiple subjects for grades K-12 and for general adult readers; created thousands of high-stakes test items as well as ancillary material; delivered general reference works on a wide variety of topics for both school-age and adult audiences. As president, I was responsible for sales and marketing, project management, hiring and training, and writing and editing. I also served as Series Editor for Simon & Schuster Enriched Classics Series; I worked with literature professors to create extensive supplemental material for 100+ public domain classics.

Freelance Writer and Editor

Self-employed
September, 1995 – May, 1998 (over 2 years)

Wrote several award-winning educational trade books, marketing literature, test preparation books, high-stakes test items and other material for the leading educational publishers in the United States.

Editor in Chief

The Princeton Review
May, 1992 – October, 1994 (over 2 years)

Served as the first Editor in Chief for this test preparation and educational publishing company. Expanded the company's list of trade book titles from six to sixty. In addition to expanding the existing test preparation line, I developed new product lines, including guides to undergraduate and graduate programs. I was personally responsible for every stage of development, from concept through editing to final page reviews.

Portfolio (27 selected works)

Madame Bovary (Enriched Classics)

Gustave Flaubert

Emma Bovary is a bored housewife who indulges her romantic fantasies with a series of adulterous affairs. Charged with obscenity when first published, the novel became a literary scandal and a bestseller. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significan... read more

Emma Bovary is a bored housewife who indulges her romantic fantasies with a series of adulterous affairs. Charged with obscenity when first published, the novel became a literary scandal and a bestseller. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information • A chronology of the author's life and work • A timeline of significan... read more

Ethan Frome (Enriched Classics)

Edith Wharton

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.An entrancing but sad story of a poverty-stricken Massachusetts farmer caught in a loveless marriage.... read more

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work.An entrancing but sad story of a poverty-stricken Massachusetts farmer caught in a loveless marriage.... read more

The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition: Everything You Need to Make the Right College Choice (College Admissions Guides)

Robert Franek

*****As seen on the TODAY SHOW!*****NO ONE KNOWS COLLEGES LIKE THE PRINCETON REVIEW!The Princeton Review's college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, we stand by our claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you… and that this is the book that will help you find it!What Makes THE... read more

*****As seen on the TODAY SHOW!*****NO ONE KNOWS COLLEGES LIKE THE PRINCETON REVIEW!The Princeton Review's college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, we stand by our claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you… and that this is the book that will help you find it!What Makes THE... read more

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Gale

"Covers the major characters, stories, and themes of mythologies from cultures around the globe"--P. [4] of cover.

"Covers the major characters, stories, and themes of mythologies from cultures around the globe"--P. [4] of cover.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

Provides an overview of weather, including basic facts, forecasting, and climate; discusses natural disasters such as blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires; and covers technological advances and the effect of human activities on the weather.

Provides an overview of weather, including basic facts, forecasting, and climate; discusses natural disasters such as blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires; and covers technological advances and the effect of human activities on the weather.

Worldmark Conflict and Diplomacy: 2 Volume Set

Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy is a two-volume set that explores specific modern-day conflicts that have had a truly global impact, as well as the efforts and organizations focused on solving these conflicts. Arranged alphabetically, each full-color entry has standard subheadings (Overview, Historical Background, Impacts and Issues, Future Implications) which provide a 360 degree view... read more

Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy is a two-volume set that explores specific modern-day conflicts that have had a truly global impact, as well as the efforts and organizations focused on solving these conflicts. Arranged alphabetically, each full-color entry has standard subheadings (Overview, Historical Background, Impacts and Issues, Future Implications) which provide a 360 degree view... read more

Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History: 6 Volume Set

Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History is a six-volume set that explores the seminal events of human history (from ancient to modern-day) that helped shape the world we live in today. Each volume is arranged chronologically and focused on one of the following 6 regions of the world: North America, South and Central America, Asia and Oceania, Middle East, Europe, and Africa. Each en... read more

Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History is a six-volume set that explores the seminal events of human history (from ancient to modern-day) that helped shape the world we live in today. Each volume is arranged chronologically and focused on one of the following 6 regions of the world: North America, South and Central America, Asia and Oceania, Middle East, Europe, and Africa. Each en... read more

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health (The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health)

Gale

"The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health presents authoritative and comprehensive information on 500 topics in mental health, including diseases and disorders, drugs, alternative treatments, psychiatric assessments, and related concepts. Written in language accessible to adult laypersons, it aims to fill the gap between basic consumer resources and highly technical professional materials such a... read more

"The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health presents authoritative and comprehensive information on 500 topics in mental health, including diseases and disorders, drugs, alternative treatments, psychiatric assessments, and related concepts. Written in language accessible to adult laypersons, it aims to fill the gap between basic consumer resources and highly technical professional materials such a... read more

African American Eras: Segregation to Civil Rights Times, 4-Volume Set

For a student friendly reference on African American history and culture, refer to the new UXL family patterned after Gale's award-winning American Decades series. African American Eras sets are interdisciplinary sources for middle and high school students as well as teachers, librarians, and the general patron who want the single source convenience provided by the Decades-style subject chapte... read more

For a student friendly reference on African American history and culture, refer to the new UXL family patterned after Gale's award-winning American Decades series. African American Eras sets are interdisciplinary sources for middle and high school students as well as teachers, librarians, and the general patron who want the single source convenience provided by the Decades-style subject chapte... read more

GED DeMYSTiFieD

Cynthia Johnson

Get the score you want with this step-by-step approach for fast and fun mastery of the GED GED DeMYSTiFieD takes the mystery out of studying for the GED by walking you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the subject. Following the easy-to-use format of the books in the bestselling Demystified series, GED Demystified helps you build the skills you need to prepare for test. Get your desired... read more

Get the score you want with this step-by-step approach for fast and fun mastery of the GED GED DeMYSTiFieD takes the mystery out of studying for the GED by walking you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the subject. Following the easy-to-use format of the books in the bestselling Demystified series, GED Demystified helps you build the skills you need to prepare for test. Get your desired... read more

Police Exams Prep 2018-2019: 4 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies (Kaplan Test Prep)

Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan's Police Exams Prep 2018-2019 is your guide to acing the entrance exams for police departments across the United States. With up-to-date content review, realistic practice questions, and clear explanations, Police Exams Prep is your complete guide to becoming a police officer.Kaplan is so certain that Police Exams Prep offers the guidance you need that we guarantee it: After studying wi... read more

Kaplan's Police Exams Prep 2018-2019 is your guide to acing the entrance exams for police departments across the United States. With up-to-date content review, realistic practice questions, and clear explanations, Police Exams Prep is your complete guide to becoming a police officer.Kaplan is so certain that Police Exams Prep offers the guidance you need that we guarantee it: After studying wi... read more

Nursing School Entrance Exams Prep Plus 2019-2020: Your All-in-One Guide to the Kaplan and HESI Exams (Kaplan Test Prep)

Kaplan Nursing

Kaplan's Nursing School Entrance Exams Prep Plus 2019-2020 is focused review of the HESI A2 and the Kaplan Nursing Admission Test—two major nursing school entrance assessments. Exam-specific practice, concise content review, and proven test-taking strategies will prepare you to face the first test of your nursing career with confidence.We're so confident that Nursing School Entrance Exams offe... read more

Kaplan's Nursing School Entrance Exams Prep Plus 2019-2020 is focused review of the HESI A2 and the Kaplan Nursing Admission Test—two major nursing school entrance assessments. Exam-specific practice, concise content review, and proven test-taking strategies will prepare you to face the first test of your nursing career with confidence.We're so confident that Nursing School Entrance Exams offe... read more

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Anne Marie Hacht

Discusses the themes of war and peace in literature, including poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and nonfiction, with each entry consisting of a plot summary, analysis of themes, and an introduction to the work and author.

Discusses the themes of war and peace in literature, including poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and nonfiction, with each entry consisting of a plot summary, analysis of themes, and an introduction to the work and author.

Novels for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context & Criticism on Commonly Studied Novels

Includes entries for a variety of novels, containing biographical data, summary, character descriptions, themes, historical and cultural context, critical overview, critical excerpts, and an original critical essay.

Includes entries for a variety of novels, containing biographical data, summary, character descriptions, themes, historical and cultural context, critical overview, critical excerpts, and an original critical essay.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

Anne Marie Hacht

This four-volume set covers world authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. The Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature allows a reader to analyze an author's work as a reflection of the heritage, traditions and experiences of the author's... read more

This four-volume set covers world authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. The Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature allows a reader to analyze an author's work as a reflection of the heritage, traditions and experiences of the author's... read more

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature

This four-volume set covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed. The Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature allows a reader to analyze an author's work as a reflection of the heritage, traditions and experiences of the auth... read more

This four-volume set covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed. The Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature allows a reader to analyze an author's work as a reflection of the heritage, traditions and experiences of the auth... read more

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th and 21st Century America ( 6 Volume Set)

Gale

The latest edition of the 6 volume Gale series "Bowling, Beatniks and Bell-Bottoms" covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. It is a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people ... read more

The latest edition of the 6 volume Gale series "Bowling, Beatniks and Bell-Bottoms" covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. It is a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people ... read more

American Eras: Westward Expansion (1800-1860)

Peter C. Mancall

Covers the individuals and events related to such topics as world events, the arts, communication, education, goverment and politics, and science and medicine from the the colonial era onward

Covers the individuals and events related to such topics as world events, the arts, communication, education, goverment and politics, and science and medicine from the the colonial era onward

McGraw-Hill Education Preparation for the GED Test 2nd Edition

McGraw-Hill Education Editors

This new edition of the bestselling GED practice/review guide is now bigger and better than ever! Covering all four test subject areas—Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA), Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning—McGraw-Hill Education Preparation for the GED Test gives you intensive review and practice in all subject areas of the exam. Pretests for each test section help you ident... read more

This new edition of the bestselling GED practice/review guide is now bigger and better than ever! Covering all four test subject areas—Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA), Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning—McGraw-Hill Education Preparation for the GED Test gives you intensive review and practice in all subject areas of the exam. Pretests for each test section help you ident... read more

Word Smart Junior II: More Straight-A Vocabulary (Princeton Review)

Cynthia Brantley

Get ready to put some charisma in your conversations, and to dazzle your friends and teachers with dynamic discourse. Bridget, Barnaby, Babette, and fat cat Beauregard are back in a brand-new venture as they try to stop the scoundrel aliens Vargas and Gorgas in their crusade to destroy earth. Along the way they'll have to elude dangerous predators like angry dinosaurs and abominable aliens.Whi... read more

Get ready to put some charisma in your conversations, and to dazzle your friends and teachers with dynamic discourse. Bridget, Barnaby, Babette, and fat cat Beauregard are back in a brand-new venture as they try to stop the scoundrel aliens Vargas and Gorgas in their crusade to destroy earth. Along the way they'll have to elude dangerous predators like angry dinosaurs and abominable aliens.Whi... read more

Word Smart Junior: How to Build a Straight "A" Vocabulary

C.L. Brantley

The Princeton Review's bestselling Smart Series is a valued resource for concise, basic-building exercises for both students and professionals. Now The Princeton Review offers a new series of Smart titles for kids. Word Smart Junior includes over 500 words grade school students need to know by the time they enter high school.

The Princeton Review's bestselling Smart Series is a valued resource for concise, basic-building exercises for both students and professionals. Now The Princeton Review offers a new series of Smart titles for kids. Word Smart Junior includes over 500 words grade school students need to know by the time they enter high school.

Sex on Campus: The Details Guide to the Real Sex Lives of College Students

Leland Elliot

According to the findings in Sex On Campus: The Naked Truth About the Real Sex Lives of College Students, you don't have to be a bad student to enjoy a good spanking. After laboriously researching 30 years of college sex studies, authors Leland Elliott and Cynthia Brantley designed their own survey to provide new data on long-standing, important issues and to explore the kinkier aspects of col... read more

According to the findings in Sex On Campus: The Naked Truth About the Real Sex Lives of College Students, you don't have to be a bad student to enjoy a good spanking. After laboriously researching 30 years of college sex studies, authors Leland Elliott and Cynthia Brantley designed their own survey to provide new data on long-standing, important issues and to explore the kinkier aspects of col... read more

Writing Smart Junior: An Introduction to the Art of Writing

C.L. Brantley

A unique collection of writing exercises designed to challenge and stimulate a child's imagination.

A unique collection of writing exercises designed to challenge and stimulate a child's imagination.

Unlocking Current Issues: Bullying

Gale Research Inc

"Each title in the Unlocking Current Issues series presents the evolution of a salient current issue, with a focus on providing historical evidence of key moments in the development of the issue through excerpts of primary documents and contextual information, and a clear summary of positions. This volume focuses on bullying"--

"Each title in the Unlocking Current Issues series presents the evolution of a salient current issue, with a focus on providing historical evidence of key moments in the development of the issue through excerpts of primary documents and contextual information, and a clear summary of positions. This volume focuses on bullying"--

Opposing Viewpoints Series - Crime and Criminals (paperback edition)

U.S. crime rates fell for most of the 1990s, but sociologists warn that these downward trends cannot continue indefinitely. The authors in this volume examine the factors that influence crime-focusing on the economy, prison and sentencing policies, and gun control laws-in the following chapters: What Causes Crime? Does Controlling Guns Control Crime? How Should the Criminal Justice System Be R... read more

U.S. crime rates fell for most of the 1990s, but sociologists warn that these downward trends cannot continue indefinitely. The authors in this volume examine the factors that influence crime-focusing on the economy, prison and sentencing policies, and gun control laws-in the following chapters: What Causes Crime? Does Controlling Guns Control Crime? How Should the Criminal Justice System Be R... read more

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