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A lot of people ask about Cypher. But really, I was born into a big family of Cyphers–and however 007 the name might sound, none of us is a spy. (I think.)

Actually I am a writer and book editor who finished writing a novel and then immediately wrote another one. I used to be an assistant editor for the Carnegie Mellon University Press in Pittsburgh, but one my funner expeditions among quirky writers was to Trinity College in Dublin on for the University of Iowa’s Irish Writers Program. Now, besides editing manuscripts, I am a volunteer workshop facilitator and mentor, and my book reviews appear regularly in The Oregonian.



I have been on a hunt for great editing and freelancing resources these past few weeks–the changing of the seasons always inspires me to take a fresh look at my writing and editing business, and make sure everything is on track. Once in a while, Amazon’s list of book recommendations is spot-on, and I thought I’d share a few titles that may be helpful if you are or want to be a freelance editor....

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Sarah Cypher Nile daughter wrote: "Hello , Thanks for the friendship and your sweet note :)"

Likewise! I look forward to following the MENA board more often--so many good thoughts and resources there. All best to you :)


message 3: by Nile daughter (last edited Sep 30, 2011 03:32AM)

Nile daughter Hello , Thanks for the friendship and your sweet note :)


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Sarah Cypher Sharon wrote: "Hello, Sarah, and thank you for your kind note! I am so glad you are enjoying my blog. I look forward to comparing books!"

Ditto! I'm just getting into Goodreads, despite having signed up a while ago. Gotta admit, hanging around writers/readers online beats the cacophony on Twitter by a long shot.


Sharon Hello, Sarah, and thank you for your kind note! I am so glad you are enjoying my blog. I look forward to comparing books!


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