Founded in Chicago in 2006, Second City Publishing Services brings together decades of experience, with roots in both the New York and Chicago publishing worlds. Now based in Madison, Wisconsin, we offer both individuals and organizations a full array of services including literary representation and consulting. We currently manage authors in most genres of non-fiction as well as fiction (mystery only), and work with our authors before, during and after their books are published.
For authors and organizations that have chosen to publish their own books, Second City Publishing Services offers complete editorial services. We work closely with both individuals and organizations to develop, manage and grow their publishing programs.
Before founding Second City Publishing Services in 2006, Founder and President Cynthia Zigmund spent more than twenty years in New York and Chicago publishing including positions at John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Van Nostrand Reinhold (a technical and reference publisher) and Irwin Professional Publishing (now McGraw-Hill). In 1996, Cynthia joined Dearborn Trade Publishing (now Kaplan Publishing) as executive editor. Six months after joining Dearborn she was promoted to editorial director, and was named vice president and publisher in 2000. During her ten years with Kaplan, Cynthia expanded the organization's program beyond real estate and finance to include management, general business, sales, marketing and architecture. Under her leadership, the organization published a number of business bestsellers and became a leading publisher of business books. Cynthia holds a business degree from Monmouth University where she graduated summa cum laude.
Richard Zigmund joined the company in 2008 as Business Manager after more than 20 years in commercial real estate finance and banking. Rick handles all aspects of marketing, finance, technology and operations. He holds a business degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University where he also graduated summa cum laude.
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