Editing * Proofreading * Publication * Coaching
Cup & Quill provides editing, publication, and coaching services for writers of all levels of experience and from all walks of life. We welcome academic, fiction, and non-fiction manuscripts.
In addition to working with academic and professional writers, we are committed to helping new or novice writers develop their writing skills and bring their projects to fruition. We will not write essays for students under any circumstances.
Cup & Quill partners with Emerald Design Co. to offer an affordable alternative to traditional publishing houses and vanity presses. We provide a full range of formatting, publication, and marketing services for those wishing to publish on Amazon. Ask about our packages and à la carte prices.
Congratulations CQ Associate Editor Ciera Horton McElroy
Ciera has accepted an offer of representation for her novel NUCLEAR FAMILY from Rachel Ekstrom and Jamie Chambliss at Folio Literary agency, the agency behind books like Lara Prescott's The Secrets We Kept, To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han, and The Giver by Lois Lowry.
Linda helped me tremendously throughout the process of writing my research paper. She helped me to develop my guiding questions and topic and continued to help me with writing and organizing my ideas. She stuck with me through all of the frustrations and writers’ blocks and helped me to produce an amazing work that received an A. I am very grateful for her help throughout the process and the techniques that she taught me.
I am so grateful for Linda, more than I can possibly say. I was incredibly overwhelmed by applying for a dream job. I had six essays to write and a cover letter. I knew what I wanted to say but couldn’t quite express it in writing. I’ve never been a strong writer and didn’t think I could get through it. Linda and I made a game plan and it was done in a week. I would write a rough draft and Linda would edit it into a work of art. I’m so proud of my cover letter and essays. Money very well spent!
“Linda and her team have been nothing short of amazing to work with. I reached out for an editor, and what I received is so much more. Linda listened to me and heard me. She knew exactly what I needed when she sent me to her associate editor, Rebecca Stohler. I am a first-time author, and I was nervous about how Rebecca would react to my manuscript. She has handled me and my many questions with kid gloves. Rebecca is direct but kind. Linda and Rebecca have both shown me the importance of slowing down and not rushing my work. I purchased the coaching package with Rebecca, and I cannot list all the things I have learned. She is an incredible teacher and very easy to talk to. Rebecca is never more than a phone call or text away. She has taught me not only how to improve my manuscript but also how to feel more confident in my writing. From the first phone call, I could tell that Linda and Rebecca genuinely care about helping others reach their goals. It is not about money for this Cup & Quill team, and that is a rare find in this day and time.”
“This was my first experience with a professional editor, and everything went better than anything I could have planned for. I’ve had friends tell me horror stories about what they experienced with editing, and it made me apprehensive about paying for an editor. But I have to say that this was worth every dime. Jessica not only helped me cut back on my word count, but she gave me great and helpful tips on how to improve my story. Her feedback was positive and helped motivate me to keep working on my story. I found the task of editing my book daunting, but Jessica eased my worry and made the process extremely easy. I even learned how to use Microsoft Word better. And Linda has been great with communication and helping me set up a payment plan. There’s no smoke and mirrors here. I got more than what I paid for and I can’t wait to move forward with publishing my book.”
Two Words! The Best!After interviewing at least six other companies, Cup & Quill editor Mike Leavitt was the perfect fit for me. As a writer, finding the perfect copy editor is almost as diﬃcult as finding the perfect date. Cup & Quill exceeded my expectations, and I am so pleased. Brilliant? Incredibly. Funny? Absolutely. Diplomatic? Thank God. Friends for life? I can only hope. Thank you for making a nerve-racking process not only doable but enjoyable and educational.
“Working with editor Dr. Shannin Schroeder of Cup and Quill on my debut book Becoming A Better Man has been an absolute joy. It can be extremely intimidating putting such deeply personal work out into the world. Shannin worked with me through the entire editing process, respected my voice, and challenged me where necessary. When I became stuck, we took the relationship further, and Shannin coached me weekly through the final edits to complete my manuscript.”
I came upon Cup & Quill through search engine algorithms, but I can’t imagine having been directed by a human hand to a better resource for professional editing. Skilled in both formal structure and the flexibility that language allows, the manuscript that resulted from editor Dr. Shannin Schroeder‘s caring attention is one that I am proud of beyond measure.
I can’t begin to express my amazement at and appreciation of the incredible editing by Shannin at Cup and Quill. Since this was my first book, I didn’t know what to expect and just thought correcting my misspellings and grammar would be in order. However, it was much more. Shannin showed me better sentence construction besides making comments in the margins with corrections and offering suggestions for better ways to express certain passages or pointing out repetition. I also appreciated her complements to me about my many exciting adventures with my young daughter when we lived in Cairo. I will definitely us Cup and Quill for my next book!
Linda took my mangled grammar and, with her understanding of the subject matter, and her amazing ability to rewrite, she recreated a document that I am now able to send to others to solicit collaboration on a project that is very important to me.
Fall 2018, I began a doctoral program. I was a bit nervous and stressed because I had been out of school for 9 years. Writing is not my strong point, at least I don’t believe it is. I began searching for a writing coach. Linda Tucker was the first person that I contacted, but wanted to research others before making a decision. God kept leading back to Linda. I am very grateful that I had chosen Linda to work with me. I also was impressed with her credentials,her demeanor, and upbeat attitude. There were times when I would stress and struggle over an assignment, Linda would call me and we would talk it through. Linda is very patient, positive, encouraging,passionate, supportive, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and has great ideas to share. There is so much more that I can say about her. Lord willing and I am able to, I will continue to have Linda work with me throughout the program. Thank you so much Linda! I really appreciate you!
Linda was amazing helping me write my personal statement for my law school applications! If I ever need any writing help in the future, I will definitely use her services again!
Linda helped motivate me to finish my final paper. She asked many thought-provoking questions to strengthen my writing and guided me through a difficult situation. Linda is a great coach!
I needed someone to edit my children’s book, and I am so glad I contacted Cup and Quill! Linda was amazing! She responded quickly and was very nice and professional. I was nervous about submitting my work because this is the first time I’ve ever done it. Linda made me feel comfortable and did an amazing job helping me get my book ready to publish. Thank you, Linda! I would recommend Linda to anyone looking for a great editor!
Linda was the quickest to respond and she was very relatable and professional. She took my kids’ book manuscript and very promptly returned it to me with all of the wonderful editing that turned it quickly into a book ready for print. The upgrades she included were ones well needed that put finishing touches in place to bring cohesion to the story and help me captivate my readers’ imaginations and hearts. Thank you, Linda, at Cup & Quill. I am so happy to have worked with you and I highly recommend you and your services. Darcy Slimak Barefoot Heart Studio
I had assigned Linda an important project to write about mission, vision, and description of the organization and she has done a wonderful job showing her professionalism and the quality of work with timely delivery of my work. I would recommend her work to anyone willing to get high-quality work on time with reasonable charges. Thanks, Linda and wish you success in your endeavors.
If there wasn’t a word limit to how long these reviews could be, I could write an entire novella about how amazing Linda has been to work with. The first thing that resonated with me was how responsive she was. Within the same night of posting that I needed an editor, she was in my dm’s and it wasn’t long until we had exchanged phone numbers and were texting back and forth. She had me send a sample of work and did a quick edit to see if she was going in the right direction. I was absolutely amazed at how quickly she picked up on my tone, style, and direction for the story. She has suggested countless edits that have improved both sentence structure and character development for my books. She is very easy to get a hold of via texting and is very positive and absolutely hilarious. She has gone above and beyond in so many ways; including, but not limited to: directing me on improvements for my book cover, suggesting a graphic designer for said cover, and saving my book summary from the pits of hell. Her value is unparalleled. If she still wants to stick around with me as I continue in my author career, I will be hiring her over and over again to edit my books, as I can’t imagine anyone else who will do everything she does in the way she does them. I feel so much more confident to put my work out into the world now and feel I have a professional and elevated version of my books.
Linda is amazing! I started with about 10 drafts of an essay that I thought was going nowhere, and she was able to guide me and shape my work so that it was clear and concise but still felt like me. It felt like she moved a giant block, which then gave me the confidence to apply to multiple programs when I initially only intended on applying to one. She is a great writer and editor, but also very intuitive which is what makes her exceptional at what she does. I feel lucky to have found her, and will continue to use her services. I highly recommend her!
I used Linda to edit my first manuscript. As a new author, I couldn’t help but feel vulnerable turning my work over to someone with the experience Linda has. After all, commas and semi-colons in my college English courses scared me. Yet, Linda’s professionalism quickly put me at ease and the returned product assured me that I had selected the most efficient editor for my project. I look forward to working with Linda again in the future.
What a delight working with them. I truly believe my beginning chapters of the book are so much better as a result. Linda was well ahead of schedule. I’m grateful for her services.
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