susan s.

susan s.

South BendIN

Knowledgeable Expertise in Making Stories Shine

Editing fiction is a passion of mine. There is really no other place that I can give free reign to my fascination with watching Story emerge from a bunch of squiggles on the page. My professional skill set has developed over several decades. I spent nearly ten years freelancing as an editor and writer for major publishing houses, another decade and then some teaching writing strategies and skills to writers from kindergarten through college. I've sailed around the world twice, studied history, mythology, magic, science, philosophy and folk stories with an eye towards crafting great stories. I've got a couple of novels under my belt, and a few award winning stories. In the end, though, it is all about guiding you, the writer, as you prepare your story to bridge the gap between manuscript and publication. My edits are guaranteed to be insightful, accurate and clearly presented. Comments offer strategies, guidelines and resources for making improvements. Copy edits are clearly explained, and suggestions focus on maintaining the voice and integrity that you have crafted into the story. Whether you are looking for a simple manuscript evaluation, a substantive edit, copy editing or full developmental edit, exceptional editing is here, ready and waiting at a reasonable price.
Rating is 4.7 out of 5.
4.70 Nov 17, 2014 - May 4, 2015

"Not only did she do a great job on the edits, she helped me up my game by showing me how a few of my common errors could easily be fixed. She put a great deal of effort into the edits and had thoughtful and instructive comments. I am very pleased with her work and look forward to her help in the future"

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Dec 3, 2014 - Feb 26, 2015

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Aug 30, 2013 - Dec 8, 2014

"I'm a first time author and Susan was the perfect fit for editing my novel. Along with being a patient editor she is a great coach and teacher. My next novel will be much easier to finalize thanks to Susan's persistance towards helping me improve my craft. I will definitely work with her again."

"It has been a pleasure working with you. You really pushed yourself hard to pull it all together, and you've got a lot to be proud of. Until next time!"

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Sep 11, 2014 - Oct 28, 2014

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 15, 2014

"I have been very happy working with the quality of her work -- so happy that I hired her for the entire project."

"Thank you for the affirmation -and for the job! I look forward to working with you on your novel."

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jul 23, 2013 - Jun 27, 2014

"She's not just an editor. If you are just starting out, you can learn a lot from Susan. I did! Thank Susan. More books to come."

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Aug 4, 2013 - Oct 9, 2013

"Thorough, accurate, and extremely fast. I screened many editors and have found a jewel. Susan is a pleasure to work with, a true professional. The detailed commentary helped improve the manuscript and I especially appreciated the time she took to share her personal thoughts on the book. Throughout the process, she communicated well and was keen to ensure I was satisfied with her work. Susan, I admire the quality of your work and dedication to the craft. You are joy to work with and I look forward to working with you in the near future. "

"My mind's eye is still resonating with the vivid images and fantastic action in your story. You've got a great story here, and the talent and skills to make it sing."

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Sep 5, 2013 - Sep 19, 2013

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Apr 4, 2013 - Apr 12, 2013

"Outstanding work Susan! An AMAZING value. Exactly what I requested. I've had about 10 experienced editors read my book now and though you touched on some of the things others have mentioned (confirmation that you all must be 100% correct), some of your comments were absolutely unique and beyond insightful. This is what I needed and I'm so very happy I hired you! Thank you!!"

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Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Mar 6, 2013 - Mar 13, 2013

"Fabulous job. Well done and completed ahead of schedule. Would highly recommend Susan."

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A Wild Ride Across the Worlds
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The St. Nicholas You Never Knew
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susan s.

susan s.

South BendIN
40
Total Jobs
43
Total Hours

Knowledgeable Expertise in Making Stories Shine

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Editing fiction is a passion of mine. There is really no other place that I can give free reign to my fascination with watching Story emerge from a bunch of squiggles on the page. My professional skill set has developed over several decades. I spent nearly ten years freelancing as an editor and writer for major publishing houses, another decade and then some teaching writing strategies and skills to writers from kindergarten through college. I've sailed around the world twice, studied history, mythology, magic, science, philosophy and folk stories with an eye towards crafting great stories. I've got a couple of novels under my belt, and a few award winning stories. In the end, though, it is all about guiding you, the writer, as you prepare your story to bridge the gap between manuscript and publication. My edits are guaranteed to be insightful, accurate and clearly presented. Comments offer strategies, guidelines and resources for making improvements. Copy edits are clearly explained, and suggestions focus on maintaining the voice and integrity that you have crafted into the story. Whether you are looking for a simple manuscript evaluation, a substantive edit, copy editing or full developmental edit, exceptional editing is here, ready and waiting at a reasonable price.
Rating is 4.7 out of 5.
4.70 Nov 17, 2014 - May 4, 2015

"Not only did she do a great job on the edits, she helped me up my game by showing me how a few of my common errors could easily be fixed. She put a great deal of effort into the edits and had thoughtful and instructive comments. I am very pleased with her work and look forward to her help in the future"

Private earnings
Dec 3, 2014 - Feb 26, 2015

No feedback given

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Aug 30, 2013 - Dec 8, 2014

"I'm a first time author and Susan was the perfect fit for editing my novel. Along with being a patient editor she is a great coach and teacher. My next novel will be much easier to finalize thanks to Susan's persistance towards helping me improve my craft. I will definitely work with her again."

"It has been a pleasure working with you. You really pushed yourself hard to pull it all together, and you've got a lot to be proud of. Until next time!"

Private earnings
Sep 11, 2014 - Oct 28, 2014

No feedback given

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 15, 2014

"I have been very happy working with the quality of her work -- so happy that I hired her for the entire project."

"Thank you for the affirmation -and for the job! I look forward to working with you on your novel."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Jul 23, 2013 - Jun 27, 2014

"She's not just an editor. If you are just starting out, you can learn a lot from Susan. I did! Thank Susan. More books to come."

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Aug 4, 2013 - Oct 9, 2013

"Thorough, accurate, and extremely fast. I screened many editors and have found a jewel. Susan is a pleasure to work with, a true professional. The detailed commentary helped improve the manuscript and I especially appreciated the time she took to share her personal thoughts on the book. Throughout the process, she communicated well and was keen to ensure I was satisfied with her work. Susan, I admire the quality of your work and dedication to the craft. You are joy to work with and I look forward to working with you in the near future. "

"My mind's eye is still resonating with the vivid images and fantastic action in your story. You've got a great story here, and the talent and skills to make it sing."

Private earnings
Sep 5, 2013 - Sep 19, 2013

No feedback given

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Apr 4, 2013 - Apr 12, 2013

"Outstanding work Susan! An AMAZING value. Exactly what I requested. I've had about 10 experienced editors read my book now and though you touched on some of the things others have mentioned (confirmation that you all must be 100% correct), some of your comments were absolutely unique and beyond insightful. This is what I needed and I'm so very happy I hired you! Thank you!!"

Private earnings
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Mar 6, 2013 - Mar 13, 2013

"Fabulous job. Well done and completed ahead of schedule. Would highly recommend Susan."

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A Wild Ride Across the Worlds
A Wild Ride Across the Worlds
The St. Nicholas You Never Knew
The St. Nicholas You Never Knew
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