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susan sernau

Knowledgeable Expertise in Making Stories Shine

$33.00/hr

South Bend, United States


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Editing fiction is a passion of mine. There is really ... moreno 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. less

Overview

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 ... morecouple 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. less

susan sernau
Drop Here

susan sernau

$33.00 /hr

Knowledgeable Expertise in Making Stories Shine

South Bend, United States

Overview

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 ... moretwice, 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. less

susan sernau has added 6 portfolio pieces. Create an account to review them.

Work History and Feedback

  • Fantasy Novel Edit

    Nov 2014 - May 2015
    4.70
    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
    $547.95 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Historical Review of Scipio Manuscript

    Dec 2014 - Feb 2015
    No feedback given
    $328.77 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Book Editor

    Aug 2013 - Dec 2014
    5.00
    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.
    Freelancer's Response
    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!
    $701.53 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Editing children's book

    Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
    No feedback given

    9 hours

    $16.44 / hr
    $147.96 earned

  • editor for a mystical, philosophical novel about enlightenment

    Sep 2014
    5.00
    I have been very happy working with the quality of her work -- so happy that I hired her for the entire project.
    Freelancer's Response
    Thank you for the affirmation -and for the job! I look forward to working with you on your novel.

    5 hours

    $21.92 / hr
    $100.83 earned

  • Fantasy book editing

    Jul 2013 - Jun 2014
    5.00
    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.
    $1,505.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • 70,000 word Novel - Historical Fantasy

    Aug 2013 - Oct 2013
    5.00
    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.
    Freelancer's Response
    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.
    $438.36 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Editor needed for children's creative non-fiction books

    Sep 2013
    No feedback given

    8 hours

    $14.62 / hr
    $116.96 earned

  • Need help from a Novelist, Writing Coach

    Apr 2013
    5.00
    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!!
    $50.01 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Book Reviewers Wanted

    Mar 2013
    5.00
    Fabulous job. Well done and completed ahead of schedule. Would highly recommend Susan.
    $25.00 earned
    Fixed Price

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