I'm a line editor, copy editor, and proofreader of fiction.
I edit with kindness and compassion, and I'm devoted to you until your project is exactly the way you envision it. If we need to break a rule or two along the way—your unique style will always be my priority.
I'm not the kind of editor who tells you how to write. I will listen to what you want for your story, but also provide honest feedback and clear reasons for any changes. You will never need to worry that you won't recognize your novel when it comes back after editing. So if you're not the guru of punctuation or maybe you confuse spellings of similar words—let me deal with the details so you can focus on telling your story.
Hubby and I are empty-nesters, enjoying country life on our small farm. We look after a flock of escape-artist chickens, my daughter's lovely saddlebred horse, and the star of my books—a rather loud, ornery goose.
I found my calling as an editor but also love to write, cook, eat, garden, and paint. The joy of this country life, fond memories of growing up on my grandparents' farm, and the barn I called home have inspired my stories for children about family, farm life, kindness, caring, and making friends. My first book will be published in early Spring 2024, and I feel your excitement about wanting to share your words with the world.
It is important to me that my stories exist in the way I want them to be read. Susan took the time to really know what I wanted, and I couldn't be more appreciative or proud of the final result. It has my voice, and ebbs and flows with my words. I couldn't recommend Susan higher. However you want to write your book, Susan will help and allow your voice to be yours.
She saved me and I made my deadline. I highly recommend Susan and Fine Line Proofs. She is friendly and professional.
Susan is an absolute pro with attention to detail. She's easy to work with and highly skilled. Not only did she meet a tight timeline, but her fresh eyes and accuracy made the whole process less stressful. I highly recommend her copy editing and proofing services. I'm definitely a repeat customer—my next manuscript is headed her way.
Susan has been the first editor I've worked with that has allowed me to keep my voice entirely as I've wanted, while still maintaining the professional standards any reader should expect when buying a book.
Editing on your own is tough, but as a team, our editing partnership can bounce ideas back and forth to help you find the perfect way to share your writing with readers. They are going to love that you want to offer them an excellent reading experience.
Is the "perfect editor match" on your to-do list? I offer a sample edit to help you on your search. You want an editor who "gets you" and your writing. I'll make sure your writing stays the way you want it as well as grammatically correct.
Ask for my free sample.
I offer a one-on-one consultation and an edit of 1,000 words. This includes suggestions designed specifically to help you see your writing from the reader's perspective.
A penny a word.
Which means: this is where we'll start before we discuss your needs for your project. My pricing reflects what your manuscript needs after I evaluate it. This is where a sample edit can be so important, helping determine the level of editing needed.
I offer a copyedit and proofread package that is an ideal and affordable way to polish your novel and—bonus—not miss your deadline.