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“Cynthia Zigmund did the most significant editing in helping me reorganize and trim in some major ways; her extensive publishing background has been invaluable.” -- Robert E. Hall, 'This Land of Strangers' (an Amazon.com bestseller) 

"Cynthia Zigmund has provided encouragement, support, and coaching, beginning with my very first book more than twenty years ago. A great friend and publishing professional, she has worked with me behind the scenes to challenge my ideas before they become books. I feel lucky to know Cindy." -- Subir Chowdhury, author of 'The Difference' 

“Last year, a trusted friend and author, recommended Cynthia to me as a potential literary agent. What resulted when Cynthia agreed to help me exceeded what I had imagined. To use a metaphor, Cynthia helped me identify and remove weeds in my literary garden as well as to address the many bare spots in the story.” – Walter D. Ashby, author of 'Impaired, But Empowered'
Contract Review
Independent Publishing 

Independent publishing is a viable option for many authors but it involves a lot more than simply printing the words you’ve written. If you are planning on publishing your work on your own, but are not sure where to start, we can help. With more than thirty years in the publishing industry, we can provide a full range of services including concept review, coaching, proposal or manuscript review, developmental editing, and project management.  

Please contact us for more information at 608.819.6063 or query@secondcitypublishing.com 

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​If you already have an offer from a publisher, congratulations! For a flat fee, we can review your publishing agreement and make recommendations using our experience negotiating thousands of agreements during more than thirty years in the publishing industry. 

Please contact us for more information at 608.819.6063 or cynthia@secondcitypublishing.com
Manuscript Development
If you have a publisher but need help with the development of your manuscript, we can help. We have worked with single authors and large organizations to help them produce professional looking, marketable books and ancillary products. Let us help you do the same. 

Please contact us for more information at 608.819.6063 or cynthia@secondcitypublishing.com