What We Do


Ready To Write- Six Month Private Program

Does any of this sound familiar?

• You have a lot of writing but don’t know how to put it together.
• You are ready to get your writing out into the world, but you don’t know what’s the best way or how.
• You’re not sure if what you have makes any sense or if it’s worth spending time on.
• You’ve sent your work to agents and have only received rejections.

Or Maybe

• You have a book in you and you know you want to write, but you don’t know where to begin or how to get going.
• You want a writing schedule you can stick to and someone helping you along the way.
• You need a guide to help you through the process of writing, editing, creating query letters or proposals that sell.

If any of the above sounds familiar to you, well, then, this program is for you.

In this private 6-month program, I’ll help you carve away the fat to find the book within your pages; help you begin and maintain a writing schedule; edit the work that comes in, and coach you through the process. By the end of the six months you’ll have a completed first draft.

Along the way, you’ll receive a high degree of accountability, coaching and support so you can really step into the author you want to be.

Space in the private intensive is limited and is by application only.

Please e-mail cynthia@openbookediting.com for more information or to apply to the program copy and paste the following link: https://cynthiakane.typeform.com/to/UbFZ1V


Editing Packages

One Last Look
When you've written and re-written the book, had other editors, and friends look it over, and you've re-worked it again based off of their feedback, all you might need is one last quick look.

Here I'll check grammar, typos, inconsistencies, and if any sentences look awkward I'll let you know; however, there is no heavy editing, which means the manuscript I return will read the exact same as when I received it.

Go Nuts!
There comes a point for every writer when they've taken their book as far as they can. Months, maybe years, they've worked, moving sections around, adding new characters, maybe even new story lines. And now, they don't know where to go.

This kind of editing is considered development editing, because I'll be looking at the narrative of the book and how it flows, the tone, character development, the whole shebang. I'll give you ideas of what I think you could do with the book, and also point out areas that you can flesh out, or any confusing places along the way. The goal is that when I hand you back the manuscript you're no longer stuck - you have new roads you can travel down.

Come Along with Me
It's just an idea, or maybe you've written 100 pages, but you're not sure if this is even worth pursuing. I'm more than happy to take a look at what you have and tell you the truth, and if it is worth moving forward, work with you on developing the entire book. This means, having standing calls, talking about chapters before they are written, and setting up deadline dates for progress.