Say goodbye to editing and proofreading stress and hello to a lovely, refined manuscript that still feels like your own. The editing process is nothing to dread, just the next step toward publishing your beautiful book. I offer line editing, copy editing, and proofreading to help you publish your work quickly.
Hi, I'm Susan.

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.

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An Editing Partner

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.

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Just looking?

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.

Cost Concerns?

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.

Need It Yesterday?

Publish quicker.
I offer a copyedit and proofread package that is an ideal and affordable way to polish your novel and—bonus—not miss your deadline.

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