Susan Gaigher

Susan Gaigher - Editor

Vancouver, BC, Canada

I am an editor, author coach and publishing consultant with 12 years' experience in the publishing industry.

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Overview

Accomplished copy and developmental editor experienced at editing and publishing in a diverse range of genres and markets. Has worked for renowned trade, educational and academic publishing houses such as Blackhall Publishing, Pearson, and Oxford University Press. Founder of Influunt Publishing, a self-publishing consultancy in Vancouver, Canada that provides a range of editorial and production services to new and established authors.

Susan has experience editing a variety of genres, including non-fiction (business, personal development, memoirs, education, science, maths) and fiction (fantasy, YA, crime, science fiction, romance). She is an astute, meticulous copy editor and an involved developmental editor who loves helping authors craft their books.

Susan is passionate about storytelling and the powerful role it plays in creating better, more empathetic humans. Through her personalized coaching and publishing services, she helps authors develop their voice, perfect their writing, and navigate the overwhelming waters of the publishing industry.

TESTIMONIALS

"I've worked with Susan for many years, during which time she edited and produced a variety of print and digital books are our company. The quality of her work, and her dedication to projects from start to finish, is testament to her professional skills and work ethic. I heartily recommend her services as an author coach, project manager, and developmental and copy editor."
–Janine Wilson, Lead Publisher Oxford University Press SA

"Susan edited my novel and I was very happy with her work. She is very thorough and always available to help. She really helped me develop a parts where I was stuck and didn't know what direction to go in."
– Anthea Smith, Clear Margin Consulting

"As a first-time client, I am extremely pleased with not only the quality and timeliness of Susan's work, but her professionalism, intelligence, and friendly, accommodating attitude towards myself and my novel. She's been an absolute joy to work with, and I very much look forward to working with her again in the future."
– Morgan Dax, author of How to Grow a Stripper (Stripped Trilogy Book I)




Languages
English (CAN)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Inspirational
Fiction
Fantasy
Literary Fiction
Romance
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Masters in Digital Publishing (MA)
  • Bachelors in Publishing (B.IS)

Work experience

Publishing consultant

Self-employed
July, 2018 – Present (about 2 years)

Publishing manager

Self-employed
January, 2016 – December, 2017 (almost 2 years)

Publisher

Pearson Education
June, 2014 – December, 2015 (over 1 year)

Managing Editor

Pearson Education
November, 2010 – June, 2014 (over 3 years)

Editor

Blackhall Publishing
January, 2007 – May, 2010 (over 3 years)

Night of the Cologoro (The Histories of Laenutia Book 2)

Christine Porter

The shadowy figure of a cow is haunting the fields of Dumnien. A curiosity, certainly, but not much to worry about, is it? Until cows start going missing across the province, that is.Curiosity leads Morgan and Jeremiah to investigate further. The more they investigate, the more they realise that the situation is far more horrifying and sinister than even they could imagine. Determined to disco... read more

The shadowy figure of a cow is haunting the fields of Dumnien. A curiosity, certainly, but not much to worry about, is it? Until cows start going missing across the province, that is.Curiosity leads Morgan and Jeremiah to investigate further. The more they investigate, the more they realise that the situation is far more horrifying and sinister than even they could imagine. Determined to disco... read more

Peril Beyond the Waterfall (The Histories of Laenutia Book 1)

Christine Porter

In the magical empire of Laenutia, beyond a gateway of cascading water, lies a kingdom in peril. The forces of evil are gathering, ready to oust the rightful rulers of the land. Chaos hovers as the ruthless Prince Validin sets his plans in motion.But there is hope. For in the sleepy village of Omondei lives a small, insatiably curious boy called Jeremiah, who dreams of doing something extraord... read more

In the magical empire of Laenutia, beyond a gateway of cascading water, lies a kingdom in peril. The forces of evil are gathering, ready to oust the rightful rulers of the land. Chaos hovers as the ruthless Prince Validin sets his plans in motion.But there is hope. For in the sleepy village of Omondei lives a small, insatiably curious boy called Jeremiah, who dreams of doing something extraord... read more

Ethics for Accountants and Auditors

Louise Kretzschmar, Frans Prinsloo, Martin Prozesky, Deon Rossouw, Sander f Korien, Jacques Siebrits, Minka Woermann

How does a company best manage its ethical performance? What is the difference between personal and social ethical dilemmas? What moral obligations are expected from modern corporations? What factors need to be taken into account when making ethically-sound decisions? Ethics for Accountants and Auditors third edition covers the ethics course for accounting and auditing students in their second... read more

How does a company best manage its ethical performance? What is the difference between personal and social ethical dilemmas? What moral obligations are expected from modern corporations? What factors need to be taken into account when making ethically-sound decisions? Ethics for Accountants and Auditors third edition covers the ethics course for accounting and auditing students in their second... read more

Relocation to Switzerland: An Introduction for High Net Worth Individuals and Entrepreneurs

Juerg, Dr. Steffen

This book is an indispensable guide for high net worth individualsand entrepreneurs considering relocating to Switzerland and will alsobe of great value to their advisors. Dr. Juerg Steffen has compiled acomprehensive overview of the most important topics that should betaken into account when planning such a move, such as immigrationlaw, customs, taxation, real estate, inheritance law, and hea... read more

This book is an indispensable guide for high net worth individualsand entrepreneurs considering relocating to Switzerland and will alsobe of great value to their advisors. Dr. Juerg Steffen has compiled acomprehensive overview of the most important topics that should betaken into account when planning such a move, such as immigrationlaw, customs, taxation, real estate, inheritance law, and hea... read more

The Business of Boating in Asia: Know more about the business of leisure yachting, especially in Asia and the history of the boating industry.

Baggy Sartape

You don’t have to be rich to own a leisure boat. If you want to travel the waters of the world or cruise the beautiful coastlines of Asian countries, these days it’s worth considering buying a yacht of your own—which means there’s a growing untapped market of potential boaters.Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, The Business of Boating in Asia has the information you need to stay afloat.Thi... read more

You don’t have to be rich to own a leisure boat. If you want to travel the waters of the world or cruise the beautiful coastlines of Asian countries, these days it’s worth considering buying a yacht of your own—which means there’s a growing untapped market of potential boaters.Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, The Business of Boating in Asia has the information you need to stay afloat.Thi... read more

I AM.

Stephanie Lauren Moore

“'I am’ to me means I am whatever I choose to be. I exist, I’m here, I belong and I’m bloody proud of myself”- Joshua Clark Each year, the world loses thousands of beautiful souls to suicide. People who have lost sight of their beauty, who have lost hope that life will ever get better.I want that to change. I want to see people start to believe in themselves. I want people to develop the ‘I am... read more

“'I am’ to me means I am whatever I choose to be. I exist, I’m here, I belong and I’m bloody proud of myself”- Joshua Clark Each year, the world loses thousands of beautiful souls to suicide. People who have lost sight of their beauty, who have lost hope that life will ever get better.I want that to change. I want to see people start to believe in themselves. I want people to develop the ‘I am... read more

Insights: The Proven Strategies For Success: How Entrepreneurs Thrive in the Modern World And How You Can Too

Antoine Airoldi, Alix Wilde, Junaid Ahmed, Robert Moore, Jennifer Thomas, Amber Blasco, Ed Weeks, De'Andrea Matthews, Esther Laiacona, Lauren Tickner

Insights: The Proven Strategies For Success, How Entrepreneurs Thrive in the Modern World And How You Can TooYou will find this book is the perfect blend of creativity and marketing to scale any brand from music to digital marketing using 6-figure secrets most entrepreneurs will never share with you (now revealed to the public). Insights provide mindset mastery that will remove your concerns a... read more

Insights: The Proven Strategies For Success, How Entrepreneurs Thrive in the Modern World And How You Can TooYou will find this book is the perfect blend of creativity and marketing to scale any brand from music to digital marketing using 6-figure secrets most entrepreneurs will never share with you (now revealed to the public). Insights provide mindset mastery that will remove your concerns a... read more

How to Grow a Stripper (The Stripped Trilogy Book 1)

Morgan Dax

Thrust abruptly into adulthood, and following her mother’s excellent example of how-to-relationship, nineteen-year-old Liesa flies across the country to live with a guy she met online, just one month ago.He’s everything her ultra conservative upbringing said a man should be; financially stable, strong, financially stable, and financially stable. But despite his impressive (albeit illegal) inco... read more

Thrust abruptly into adulthood, and following her mother’s excellent example of how-to-relationship, nineteen-year-old Liesa flies across the country to live with a guy she met online, just one month ago.He’s everything her ultra conservative upbringing said a man should be; financially stable, strong, financially stable, and financially stable. But despite his impressive (albeit illegal) inco... read more

How Popo Got His Name

Tina Reich

How Popo got his name is the delightful story of how Baby Joseph meets his family for the first time. He meets is aunt. He meets is grandpa and grandma. Then he meets his other grandparents. BUT he already has a grandpa, so who is this?

How Popo got his name is the delightful story of how Baby Joseph meets his family for the first time. He meets is aunt. He meets is grandpa and grandma. Then he meets his other grandparents. BUT he already has a grandpa, so who is this?

Ella's Big Catch

Tina Reich

Ella's off for a great day of fishing with her dad. She learns to sit patiently and quietly. It's at the end of the day that she begins to understand that sometimes, when we sit quietly, we can hear the wind blowing, and sometimes so much more!

Ella's off for a great day of fishing with her dad. She learns to sit patiently and quietly. It's at the end of the day that she begins to understand that sometimes, when we sit quietly, we can hear the wind blowing, and sometimes so much more!

The Magical Path of ACOA Recovery

Vicki-ann Thornton

This is my quest for recovery from growing up with alcoholic parents. Family addiction recovery is a vast topic covering all aspects of our lives. So, in order to keep it simple, there are only five things you need to know about the book.You can read it in about three hoursAnd to keep things time-friendly it's split into five questsFurther to this, each quest has its own tasksIn addition, you ... read more

This is my quest for recovery from growing up with alcoholic parents. Family addiction recovery is a vast topic covering all aspects of our lives. So, in order to keep it simple, there are only five things you need to know about the book.You can read it in about three hoursAnd to keep things time-friendly it's split into five questsFurther to this, each quest has its own tasksIn addition, you ... read more

OH, F*%k - You mean there is more!?: An intrepid guide to spiritual evolution.

Rev. Lois L Gueret

Rev. Lois is a multifaceted medium, spiritual teacher and healer. She has been working in this field for 35 years now.This first published work is intimate and personal, filled with lots of her own experiences, while at the same time, it is a “guide to people in spiritual evolution.” The book covers mystical, spiritual and metaphysical issues facing people today. It explores the darker aspects... read more

Rev. Lois is a multifaceted medium, spiritual teacher and healer. She has been working in this field for 35 years now.This first published work is intimate and personal, filled with lots of her own experiences, while at the same time, it is a “guide to people in spiritual evolution.” The book covers mystical, spiritual and metaphysical issues facing people today. It explores the darker aspects... read more

Feeding the Change

Diana Hopkins

Are you struggling with menopausal symptoms? Do you want to help control them without drugs or hormones? Do you want to eat foods that are rich in nutrients that can help minimize your symptoms? Do you want to lose some weight?Then this book will help guide you on how to do that.I’m a huge advocate of healthy eating. I understand the importance of feeding our bodies nutrients that include prot... read more

Are you struggling with menopausal symptoms? Do you want to help control them without drugs or hormones? Do you want to eat foods that are rich in nutrients that can help minimize your symptoms? Do you want to lose some weight?Then this book will help guide you on how to do that.I’m a huge advocate of healthy eating. I understand the importance of feeding our bodies nutrients that include prot... read more

Business Ethics

Deon Rossouw, Leon van Vuuren

Why do ethics make business sense? What is the social responsibility of business? What is the role of ethics within corporate governance? How should organisation manage ethics from within? Business Ethics sixth edition answers these and many other questions related to the field of Business Ethics. This textbook is suitable for BCom students following courses in ethics, and can also be used for... read more

Why do ethics make business sense? What is the social responsibility of business? What is the role of ethics within corporate governance? How should organisation manage ethics from within? Business Ethics sixth edition answers these and many other questions related to the field of Business Ethics. This textbook is suitable for BCom students following courses in ethics, and can also be used for... read more

Relocation to Austria: An Introduction for High Net Worth Individuals and Entrepreneurs

Juerg, Dr. Steffen

This book is an indispensable guide for high net worth individualsand entrepreneurs considering relocating to Austria and will also beof great value to their advisors. Dr. Juerg Steffen has compiled acomprehensive overview of the most important topics that should betaken into account when planning such a move, such as immigrationlaw, customs, taxation, real estate, inheritance law, and healthi... read more

This book is an indispensable guide for high net worth individualsand entrepreneurs considering relocating to Austria and will also beof great value to their advisors. Dr. Juerg Steffen has compiled acomprehensive overview of the most important topics that should betaken into account when planning such a move, such as immigrationlaw, customs, taxation, real estate, inheritance law, and healthi... read more

Susan has 9 reviews

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Professionalism
Quality
Quality
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Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Scott MacInnis
Susan was easy to work with and very helpful. She was timely and constructive, and I look forward to working with her in the future.

Scott MacInnis, July 2020


Owen Cook
Susan was such a pleasure to work with. I was pretty anxious entering the editing process for the first time, but she made it easy to fix the (many) holes present in my writing. I'm glad that I was able to find an editor like her! Thanks to Susan, I'm ready to take the next steps with my first novel. Thanks, Susan!

Owen Cook, July 2020


Julien Bazinet
Susan is unbelievably patient and understanding to the quick everyday changes. She adapts so quickly, and is as helpful as she can to extend, depending on her other jobs. She's great to work with, truly. Thank you Julien

Julien Bazinet, June 2020


Angela Bell
Susan was really great to work with. As a first time author, she was very helpful and answered all my questions. The work I received back was fantastic and I was very happy to have worked with her!

Angela Bell, June 2020


Kevin Schenk
Susan was highly professional and very efficient in her work. I am very grateful for her support. She was communicative and clear in her work and all her commentary. It was a pleasure to work with her.

Kevin Schenk, April 2020

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