Susan McGrath

Susan McGrath – Editor

Experienced copyeditor and proofreader specializing in contemporary, literary, historical, and women's fiction, crime/mystery, nonfiction.

Overview

Experienced copyeditor and proofreader working primarily in the book publishing industry. My clients include traditional publishers, including Harper Collins and Hachette, as well as independent publishers. I'm skilled in basic and line editing, and proofreading. I also have copyediting experience in marketing, finance, nonprofit, and wellness sectors, and have written website content and blog posts for those businesses. I'm highly proficient in Chicago Manual of Style and AP Stylebook. I work mostly with Microsoft Word Track Changes and Adobe Acrobat editing tools, including proofreading stamps.


Although I do really enjoy working on nonfiction manuscripts, fiction is my favorite type of editing. Fiction writing has a lot of moving parts that have to be tracked--weather changes, days of the week, changes in seasons, specific spellings of names, streets, towns. My job is to make sure things stay consistent while in motion.


What makes every manuscript unique is the author's voice. While I will fix typos and incorrect punctuation, and suggest ways to improve grammar, I will not make any edits that change the author's voice.

Services
Non-Fiction
Art Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Inspirational
Fiction
Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Women's Fiction
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • UC Berkley Certificate in Copyediting

Work experience

Self-employed

Apr, 2015 — Present

I work as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader for traditional publishers, independent publishers, and indie authors in both fiction and nonfiction.

Portfolio

Copy Editing
Stunning

Rymsha, Catherine

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Leeram in Fordlandia

Hollister, Buell

Copy Editing
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A Christmas by the Sea

Carlson, Melody

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Life Minus 3 1/2

Hart, Dennis

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Gulf Boulevard

Hart, Dennis

Copy Editing
Joy Street

Bubas, Russ

Copy Editing
Proofreading
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The Beauty of Hope

Baldwin, Kimberly

Proofreading
Copy Editing
Copy Editing

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