Say goodbye to editing and proofreading stress and hello to a lovely, refined manuscript that still feels like your own.
What a find! This editor knows her stuff. Susan's comments made me think about my sci-fi plot details. I appreciated her positive feedback as well. I'll recommend her to other writers and plan to work with her again.
—Lynn Hesse, award-winning author of Well of Rage, Another Kind of Hero, and The Forty Knots Burn.
Hi, I'm Susan.

I offer line editing, copy editing, and proofreading of fiction and non-fiction.

I edit with kindness and compassion, and I'm devoted to you until your project is exactly the way you envision it. The editing process is nothing to dread, just the next step toward publishing your beautiful book. If we need to break a rule or two along the way—your unique style will always be my priority.

I don't believe in telling you how you should write. I listen to what you want for your story, but also provide honest feedback and reasons for any changes. No 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—I can deal with the details so you can focus on telling your story.

I found my calling as an editor but also love to write, cook, eat, garden, and paint. The joy of living a country life, fond memories of 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 Summer 2024, and I feel your excitement about wanting to share your words with the world.

What Happy Clients are Saying.


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.

How Can I Help?

Resources for Writers

As a book editor, I understand the challenges of storytelling and the importance of equipping authors with the tools they need to succeed. I put together my 'Resources for Writers' to help my fellow writers navigate the book writing and publishing world with confidence.

Click the link below to access the resources page. This comprehensive list will equip you with resources covering topics like marketing your book, formatting your book, self-editing, self-publishing, and more!

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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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