Plum Publishing Coaching Serves did a first-rate job on my academic book accepted by a major British academic press. I have been publishing academic journal articles for over two decades now but a book had eluded me. Cynthia knows how the proposal and contract process works and helped coach me through all of that. Her editing skills are first-rate and meticulous and she understands enough about academic scholarship to follow what I was trying to do while being experienced enough to edit with a light touch when needed, allowing my voice to come through. This book has been years in the making, but it would never have seen the light of day without Cynthia’s guidance, attention to detail, and practical advice. Whether you are a graduate student trying to finish up and get an academic job, a young scholar seeking tenure or, like me, a seasoned professional looking to take my work to new levels, Plum Publishing Coach Services can help. The prices are reasonable, communication is smooth and timely, and most importantly, I love how my manuscript looks. Highly recommended.

Neil McLaughlin, PhD
Department of Sociology
McMaster University


It is a privilege and honor to write a testimonial about Cynthia’s professional work. Her quality and rich writing experience came to the fore in our collaborative work on two co-edited books—A Romani Women’s Anthology: Spectrum of the Blue Water (2017) and Stone to Stone: Writing of Romani women (in review). While working together, mostly online because of our distance, Cynthia wrote the successful proposals and coordinated the production of both books. She was able to ensure that Spectrum, a collection of nineteen authors, was published in less than one year. She assembled the twenty-five authors for Stone and edited these two anthologies of mixed genres including very close editing of my own contributions. As a writer and editor of many books, I am impressed with how Cynthia manages heavy workloads with ease. Compassion and professionalism are her trademarks. Working patiently and constructively with each individual author, her sense of ethics and integrity are irreproachable. Cynthia will win any author’s trust as she did mine. She will work with you until you achieve your goal.

Hedina Tahirović-Sijerčić, PhD
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Unlike some editors and writing coaches, Cynthia Levine-Rasky knows the academic writing and publishing process from the perspective of someone who has successfully published her own journal articles and books. She is extremely hard-working, detail-oriented, flexible, a good listener and yet focused on getting the job done. And she always gets the job done!

Sarita Srivastava, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU)