Fresh Perspective Editing

Writing is Re-writing.

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As much as my passion is writing, I also love helping others make their writing the best it can be. I strongly believe that we all have something to share with the world; sometimes, it’s just hard to convey our message.

That’s where I come in.

  • Need help turning your ideas into a coherent story? I can work with you to flesh it out in a Developmental Edit.
  • Just want to bounce some ideas around as you build an outline or work through a tricky scene? We can schedule a Brainstorming Session on Facebook Messenger.
  • Hate typing, so you’ve dictated your novel and need an actual draft typed? I offer transcription of MP3 files.
  • Have you workshopped and revised your story, and now you’re ready to go further? You’re ready for Line Editing. (If something isn’t working, we can even back up and do a Developmental Edit.)
  • Already had your story edited but want to be sure no basic mechanical errors are left in your final draft? Now it’s time for Proofreading.

Curious what your file will actually look like after editing?

With editing experience both privately and with a firm, a B.A. in English with a concentration in Professional Writing, and over 10 years of medical transcription experience, you can trust both my skill and my discretion when it comes to maintaining the privacy of your work.

If you have something you want to tell the world, I’m happy to help you. Just fill out the form below with details about your project, and I’ll be in touch. In the meantime, read what past clients have had to say.

Testimonials:

L. W. Clay – “I’ve known Susan for many years and have enlisted her to edit for me (I’m a screenwriter) on several occasions. She is very thorough, generally making at least two passes on my (lengthy) material. Susan has an eye for detail which I appreciate, and is wonderful with grammar, punctuation, and stylistic choices, etc. She was able to quickly pick up on the peculiarities and requirements of screenwriting and to come through for me on short notice to help me meet deadlines, and has never failed to help me elevate my material. Other strengths that I feel Susan exhibits are patience and dedication–if she takes on a job she will see it through. As well, she is easy to work with and very personable.”

L. McClellan – “Susan did a knock-out job editing and copyediting my lengthy novel. Her editorial remarks were insightful, and her copyediting and proofreading were meticulous and closely aligned with The Chicago Manual of Style. I especially appreciated Susan contacting me several times during the process for clarification, plus she delivered ahead of schedule and checked in with me later to see if I had questions. I will definitely hire her again, and I highly recommend her.”

J. Miskec – “The expertise in editing and constructive critiques that Susan offered was exactly what my writing project needed. From the outset, her openness of communication and attention to detail with status updates were impeccable. The work she did made the piece far better than what I had originally envisioned. Anyone who employs her as an editor will find it both beneficial and a pleasure.”

C. Chancy – “I absolutely loved working with Susan. Her editing insights were invaluable. Susan provided more than just a series of grammatical and spelling checks; she truly immersed herself in my story’s plot, characters, and pace. She not only addressed my manuscript’s inadequacies but highlighted what was exceptional, thus reminding me why I create in the first place. I cannot recommend her enough.”

Anonymous – “I received yesterday (ahead of time) the two files I sent for proofreading.  The work done is superb!!! Thank you for such magnificent work. I appreciate the comments made on the draft, the detailed evaluation of every aspect of the documents and the ‘teaching’ done for my benefit.  The work is better than the best editing I have ever received for a publication article.  Excellent job!” 

Anonymous – “Oh my goodness–I am so impressed. I am working on my website and the book. I will definitely be using you for my editor. The work you did is terrific.  My book is about 58000 words and is still in rough shape. Once I get back to it and attempt to clean it up, I will definitely be getting back to you. Lordy, you must have the patience of a saint!”

Anonymous –  “I am so pleased! Susan was professional, friendly, knowledgeable. I am particularly grateful and impressed with time shift insights. Such important feedback!! I also appreciated the balance between correction, suggestion and praise. I am motivated!”

Get started on your project today:

*Free samples are limited to one page when not part of a project under negotiation.
For a larger sample or to work on a particularly troublesome portion of a manuscript, consider either a Brainstorming Session or a line edit of an excerpt.

**Note that I do not have experience with every possible genre, and while I am flexible enough to consider such genres, your work may be better served by an editor with more familiarity in that specific genre. The more details you provide, the more accurately I can respond, even if that response means you end up looking elsewhere.

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