"As a professor who had worked for a major publisher, I had pretty high standards for an editor/proofreader when it came time to get my own books into print. I followed up on several recommendations and checked out Cindy's website. Finding myself intrigued by the impressive resume and the testimonials where words like 'amazing' kept coming up, I sent her my manuscript. When she returned it a couple of weeks later, I immediately emailed back and said, 'I am in awe.' Somehow Cindy works on multiple levels at once--the usual nitty gritty (grammar, typos, usage, punctuation), but also the big-picture stuff--style, voice, organization, cultural and social references. She's also fast and a pleasure to work with. I will certainly be a repeat customer."
James Cortese, Professor and Author, Houston
"I highly recommend Cynthia Sherwood of Second Set of Eyes. She edited three of my non-fiction books, and the minute my novel is finalized, I'll be sure to send it her way. She has an incredible eye for detail and an ear for nuances, even in the most technical passages. She catches tiny errors and makes suggestions for improvement that truly helped my work shine. Cynthia is also very flexible and personable, making her a pleasure to work with--no small matter to an author whose words are precious after all that time spent creating them! Finally, Cynthia was able to turn around my work in a fraction of the time other editors could offer, allowing me to meet pressing deadlines. She also responded to follow-up questions very quickly, which was a huge help. Two of the books she edited for me have repeatedly reached the number one rank in their Amazon categories and receive stellar reviews. What more can I say?"
Nadine Slavinski, Author, www.nslavinski.com
"We did a complete upgrade of our website. Cindy exceeded all of our expectations by far: excellent quality of writing, great communication, very prompt in delivery, and excellent pricing. I highly recommend her and will use her again for any project that may need professional writing and editing."
Adam Shekarabi, Businessman
"This is amazing. I found your comments clear and unbelievably helpful."
Jonathan B, Graduate School Applicant
"The money I spent for your help was worth every penny. You've been a major help."
Ian, Writer, San Clemente, California
"I had been working for five years on a project that was dear to my heart. My father, during his last year in battling leukemia, asked that I write his story. I wanted the right person to edit my book and would not follow through until I found that person. I happened upon Cynthia Sherwood's website and liked what I read. Upon contacting her, I felt comfortable with her response. I wanted someone who would be kind yet objective in helping me write something that would be meaningful to family, friends, and others. I cannot say enough kind words about her. Instead of going on about how she has been a blessing to me, I will just say that you will not find another editor who combines a passion in professionalism and kindness in helping others.
Rebecca Loyd, MA, Johnson City, Tennessee
"You are a remarkable writer."
Soni, Graphic Designer, Los Angeles
"I'm so glad I invested in your services. It's funny, but it's like really good shampoo. Sometimes you can't really afford to buy your favorite shampoo, but it makes you cringe to get the dollar bottle of Suave. So you do without other things and make it work so that your hair is silky and shiny, and everyone asks how you keep it so healthy. That's what your revisions are like to me. You made my book silky and shiny."
Julie Prestater, Author,www.juliepbooks.com
"Cynthia is professional, thorough, and patient. She has the eye of an eagle when proofreading, and her editing skills are insightful. Her editorial suggestions were invaluable... Cynthia was teacher and friend. I cannot say enough good things about her abilities. My two books are so much better, technically and artistically, because of her."
Janet Harvey, Writer
"Your work is terrific! You have written so many quality, age-appropriate, high-interest children's articles for my website. Your articles have ranked among the most popular pages of the website, and I am honored to feature your works. Your editing skills are exceptional as well. When I needed someone to go over my book with a careful eye, you made corrections and recommendations that exceeded my expectations."
Tim Weibel, www.superteacherworksheets.com
"I want to wholeheartedly endorse Cindy Sherwood as a copy editor. She is fast and accurate and an essential step in my project workflow. I trust her to both identify problems and then solve them for me. Cindy is an essential part of my team."
Dean Bruns, Non-profit Strategist, Orange County, California
"I am a repeat customer who writes business documents and correspondence on a daily basis. Cindy is a delight to work with--she is so responsive and does a terrific job editing! She takes rush jobs and turns them around very quickly when I'm in a pinch, and I can always count on getting the documents back sooner than the estimated completion deadline. The prices are so reasonable, especially for the time that it saves me to produce a flawless document. I highly recommend using 'A Second Set of Eyes' to all business professionals who must produce high quality documents, advertising, or business correspondence."
Danielle Rodriguez, Human Resources Manager, Orange County, California
"Cindy took charge of both the editing as well as the concept of the book, issuing advice as needed. We worked as a team. She reshaped my ideas of what I was writing about and what the reader would want to know. She also picked out every tiny grammatical oversight in the work (200 pages.) I highly recommend Cindy Sherwood to anyone who is serious about writing and publishing."
Stephen Marcus, Author, California
"Not only does Cindy have great credentials, she has integrity! What a gem I found."
Janice Lane Palko, Author, www.thewritinglane.blogspot.com
"If you are seeking an affordable, fast, and efficient editor, then don't look anymore. She has totally shocked me several times with her amazing work. She transformed my manuscript wonderfully. If you need query, synopsis, proposal, or marketing help, she is the one."
Cynthia, Writer, Virginia
"Thanks so much for your high quality work. You are always thorough and priced right."
Garry Krebs, Author and Businessman, Minnesota