The Fiction Doctor          Cindy Davis



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Hi! I'm Cindy Davis, otherwise known as The Fiction Doctor—originally from
New England, USA, now residing in sunny, humid Florida.

Words have always been my passion. I have been a freelance editor since 1998.
I have loved every minute of guiding my authors toward publication.

If you need developmental edits or just proofing, you might be in the right place.
Take a gander below and around. Got questions? Just ask.

2015 International Digital Awards

Contemporary Short First Place: One Great Night
by Debra St. John (The Wild Rose Press), editor Cindy Davis
Contemporary Novel Fourth Place: Love Caters All
by Nicci Carrera (The Wild Rose Press), editor Cindy Davis
Historical Novel.Third Place: Then I Met You
by Deborah C. Wilding (The Wild Rose Press), editor Cindy Davis
Cindy DavisInterview with Cindy
in Indiefest Magazine

New article, "Emotion Drives Fiction," on the Self Help Page

My credentials:

  • Written 18 novels: 14 mysteries, a women's fiction, a romantic suspense, and a young adult fantasy trilogy
  • Two regional self-published books (both have sold more than 4000 copies locally)
  • One humorous non-fiction
  • One self-help for writers
  • Fifteen years editing for eight publishing houses
  • 170+ articles and stories in national publications
  • Two years penning a humorous newspaper column
  • Instructor for
  • Over 550 edited novels to date. Most all have gone on to publication

Iím sorry to say I can make no guarantees toward publication. The whole industry is so subjective. A polished manuscript is only one facet toward any bookís success. The good thing is that these days there are more options than ever before, which Iíll happily discuss with you for free. for my telephone number.

I highly recommend attending workshops and conferences. Personal contacts increase your chances over slush-pile percentages. Meet publishers, editors and agents. Find out whatís going on the industry. Attend workshops: learn, learn, learn. You can never learn enough. Join a writers group. If there isnít one in your area, start one. for my telephone number and Iíll tell you how.

Frequently, when authors contact me, their first question is how much I charge. I understand finances are important in this economy, but I urge authors—please don't choose your editor by their prices. Ask for a sample edit. See if what they say clicks with what you feel your story needs. See if you feel a rapport with what is said in both the edits and the side comments regarding structure and story/character development.

I am always willing to work with authors on a payment plan. I take Paypal, check, money order, and all credit cards. Any questions or concerns, for my telephone number.

Last Updated: 24 May 2018

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