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Cup and Quill offers editing services for experienced and novice writers from all walks of life. We welcome fiction and non-fiction manuscripts. Our one-on-one coaching packages help writers navigate the writing process from beginning to end.

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Trust your writing to Cup and Quill and get a professor’s touch. Dr. Linda Tucker, the founder of Cup and Quill, has over two decades of experience as a writer and professor. She and her team of highly credentialed editors can help you achieve your goals as a writer and bring your projects to life. We offer a full range of coaching, editing, and proofreading services for writers of all levels. We invite you to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Tucker to learn more.

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Cup and Quill editors understand that writing a book is a bucket list item for many people. As a Cup and Quill client, you will never feel as though you’re just a word count. We take your dreams and goals seriously and are honored to be fellow travelers on your writing journey.  

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from the blog

brown boxer dog and white lab

Baxter’s Golden Ticket

Baxter Brown was a boxer dog. I didn’t know his name when he arrived on my porch one cold March evening about five years ago, but I had seen him before. He wore an ugly orange collar with the owner’s name and number roughly engraved on a gold plate. I called the owner. “Aw, just beat him with a stick. He’ll come home,” the owner said. “Someone needs to be beaten with a stick,” I said. “But it is not the dog.” I hung up and invited the dog inside, where he belonged. He was shivering and terribly thin, so

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First Things First: write first, worry later

Most worry about how to tell their story impactfully without inciting the wrath of anyone whose behavior the writer exposes and condemns. I understand the concern. It’s legitimate. However, the time to worry about such matters is not when composing a draft.

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Beautifully Brave: how my horse taught me the meaning of being present

On August 22, 2022, one of my horses died. High Country Dancer, aka Jerry, was a registered American Paint Horse. He was thirty years old. I met Jerry in 2003 when I moved to Arkansas. When I saw him, he was standing in a stall, skeletal, with a horrific injury to his right hock. He’d been turned out with other horses in a back pasture on the property where I was boarding my horses. He’d gotten tangled in a barbed wire fence and wasn’t found for several days. By then, he’d dropped a bunch of weight, and the injury to

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