Cynthia Merrill

Cynthia Merrill - Editor

Phoenix, AZ, USA

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Overview

Before I was a writer, I was a reader. I love classic novels like Les Miserables, Anna Karenina, and Gone With the Wind. I am passionate about YA and Middle Grade literature, and they are the genres I most like to read and write for. Some of my favorites in those genres are Bridge to Terabithia, Fat Boy vs The Cheerleaders, and The Wednesday Wars.

I majored in Editing and Publishing at Brigham Young University. I am fluent in Spanish, and even more fluent in Hispanic food. (Cuban is my favorite).

On my best days, you can find me doing yoga, exploring watercolor painting, or going on adventures with my two little kids.

Genre experience: Self-help, Fantasy, Mystery, Dystopian, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, and Science Fiction

Services:
- Proofreading
- Copyediting
- Substantive editing
- Developmental editing
- Writing/Ghost writing
- Brainstorming
- Writing coaching
- Document design and formatting
- Beta reading
- Transcribing (tapes, journals, family history)
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Parenting & Families
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Cozy Mysteries
Fantasy
Middle Grade
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
August, 2018 – Present (over 3 years)

Cheerleader, coach, reader, and advocate. I work one-on-one with my clients to help them get their project where they want it to be.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

The Homemaking Handbook: A Practical Guide to Managing Home and Family Without Losing Yourself

Alina Lauren

What if the moment you woke up in the morning, you knew in detail how your day was laid out? What if you also knew that everything would be balanced exactly the way YOU wanted it? Are you tired of trying to implement others’ strategies to a balanced life? Are you hoping to balance your family life, home, and personal needs? Are you looking for a basic guide that gives you tools to personalize ... read more

What if the moment you woke up in the morning, you knew in detail how your day was laid out? What if you also knew that everything would be balanced exactly the way YOU wanted it? Are you tired of trying to implement others’ strategies to a balanced life? Are you hoping to balance your family life, home, and personal needs? Are you looking for a basic guide that gives you tools to personalize ... read more

Rebellion: The Departure

Mason Allan

Clayton Moore and the rest of the eclectic group of super-soldiers he's a part of have spent years planning to break their friend out of prison. After all this time, they're finally ready to put their plan into action. However, Earth is a dangerous place these days, ravaged by plagued hordes and ruled by nigh-omnipotent tyrants. Clay and the others may not be prepared for the trouble they've g... read more

Clayton Moore and the rest of the eclectic group of super-soldiers he's a part of have spent years planning to break their friend out of prison. After all this time, they're finally ready to put their plan into action. However, Earth is a dangerous place these days, ravaged by plagued hordes and ruled by nigh-omnipotent tyrants. Clay and the others may not be prepared for the trouble they've g... read more

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