Susan Gaigher

Susan Gaigher – Editor

I am an editor, author coach, and publishing consultant with 15 years' experience in the publishing industry.

Overview

Hi, I'm Susan!


I'm an accomplished copy and developmental editor with 15 years' experience in the publishing industry. I've worked with renowned publishing houses such as Blackhall Publishing, Pearson, and Oxford University Press.


These days, I help authors perfect their writing, develop their voice, and navigate the overwhelming waters of the publishing industry. Why? Because I'm passionate about storytelling and the powerful role it plays in cultivating better, more empathetic humans.


I enjoy editing a variety of genres, including non-fiction (business, personal development, memoirs, education, science) and fiction (fantasy, YA, crime, science fiction, romance). I take pride in being an astute, meticulous copy editor and an involved developmental editor – I won't hold back!


Whether you're just starting out and not quite sure what to do or have your magnum opus ready to go – don't hesitate to reach out! I'm excited to work with authors at all stages of their writing journey.



* Curious to see what your edit would entail? Contact me for a free editing sample of your work!*






Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Health & Wellbeing Inspirational
Fiction
Fantasy Literary Fiction Romance Young Adult
Languages
English (CAN) English (SA) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Masters in Digital Publishing (MA)
  • Bachelors in Publishing (B.IS)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2018 — Present

Self-employed

Jan, 2016 — Dec, 2017 (almost 2 years)

Pearson Education

Jun, 2014 — Dec, 2015 (over 1 year)

Pearson Education

Nov, 2010 — Jun, 2014 (over 3 years)

Blackhall Publishing

Jan, 2007 — May, 2010 (over 3 years)

Portfolio

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 de... read more
The Six Olympians

Alarcon, Maria

The Law of Magic

Mann, Tyler, A

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 sho... read more
Business Ethics

Deon Rossouw

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 re... 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 yo... 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 ... 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 abo... read 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!
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?
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... 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... 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 ... 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 ... 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... 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 ... 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 inv... read more

Susan has 82 reviews

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Judi H.

Judi H.

May, 2024

Susan is delightful. I’m a first time author and going slowly. I’ve asked her to be patient with me and review slowly as I’m still writing and evolving the manuscript. She is flexible and professional. We still have 4 sessions.
Trevor W.

Trevor W.

May, 2024

Susan was splendid to work with! I appreciated her guidance and ability to articulate feedback that was concise and easily digestible for a new aspiring author. I look forward to working with her in the future.
sasha S.

sasha S.

May, 2024

Susan is incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. She completed the project on time. And throughout if I ever had a question, Susan was quick to respond. Overall I really enjoyed working with Susan. She made the entire process stress-free. I look forward to working with her again in the future.
Michelle C.

Michelle C.

Apr, 2024

Thank you Susan, your work gave me the exactly what I needed to see from my manuscript and that has been priceless. Thank you.
Tyler M.

Tyler M.

Sep, 2023

Susan is a very attentive and helpful editor. She is very astute and will give you indispensable feedback on your work.

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