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Susan Schader

Susan Schader - Editor

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Professional freelance editor, story and script consultant and developmental editor with a background in publishing and the film industry.

Overview

I'm a professional story analyst and developmental editor who has worked in publishing and the film industry for years, and now work through my own company, StoryServices4Writers, helping writers of fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction, screenplays and teleplays, and all "indie" authors, develop, revise, edit, refine, polish, and ready their work for submission, option, and publication. I work creatively, collaborative, and comprehensively with my authors, who attest: "Susan brings an experienced, critical, and intuitive eye to assessing the strengths and weaknesses of key story elements such as premise, plot, structure, characterizations, dialogue, and marketability. Development is her forte, and she can be relied on to offer intelligent, insightful, and creative suggestions and solutions that insure a project reaches its fullest potential." And "The hunt for the right editor can be a daunting task, especially for a first time writer. With all the effort you put into your work, you really want the right person that’ll take it to the next level. After discussing my project with several editors, SJ’s ambition, friendly-nature and experience set her apart. In the editing process, she’s collaborative, engaged, supportive and honest. She does everything in her power to improve the manuscript and give it every chance to succeed."

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Plays & Screenplays
Non-Fiction
Art Biographies & Memoirs History Psychology Travel

Portfolio (20 selected works)

The Mystery Beneath Midville Museum: Cedar Creek Mystery Book 3

Anne Loader McGee

The field trip to Midville Museum for paranormal detective Mallory Gilmartin's 8th grade class has turned out to be anything but ordinary. An unnatural force in the Egyptian exhibit, determined to get her attention, violently shakes the museum when the class tries to leave. Later that night Mallory awakens to find the walls of her bedroom pulsating with a bright red light. It seems a piece of ... read more

The field trip to Midville Museum for paranormal detective Mallory Gilmartin's 8th grade class has turned out to be anything but ordinary. An unnatural force in the Egyptian exhibit, determined to get her attention, violently shakes the museum when the class tries to leave. Later that night Mallory awakens to find the walls of her bedroom pulsating with a bright red light. It seems a piece of ... read more

The Mystery at Marlatt Manor

Anne Loader McGee

When thirteen-year-old Mallory Gilmartin sees a light in the top window of the deserted mansion on Dark Hollow Hill, she is convinced it is connected to a young girl who mysteriously disappeared from there some fifty years earlier. Plagued by sudden nightmares and a voice that calls to her for help, Mallory must uncover the truth behind why someone seems so desperate to buy the worthless, old ... read more

When thirteen-year-old Mallory Gilmartin sees a light in the top window of the deserted mansion on Dark Hollow Hill, she is convinced it is connected to a young girl who mysteriously disappeared from there some fifty years earlier. Plagued by sudden nightmares and a voice that calls to her for help, Mallory must uncover the truth behind why someone seems so desperate to buy the worthless, old ... read more

Koolura and the Mayans (Koolura series Book 3)

Michael Thal

Second Place winning title in the 2016 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards- Middle Grade Fiction.Koolura is no ordinary girl. Neither is her best friend Leila. While visiting Mexico, the girls discover a device which hurtles them back in time to an early Mayan civilization. The Mayans have troubles of their own—the alien Aquari people have all but enslaved them. They need a goddess to set them free. C... read more

Second Place winning title in the 2016 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards- Middle Grade Fiction.Koolura is no ordinary girl. Neither is her best friend Leila. While visiting Mexico, the girls discover a device which hurtles them back in time to an early Mayan civilization. The Mayans have troubles of their own—the alien Aquari people have all but enslaved them. They need a goddess to set them free. C... read more

Bride of the Midnight King: A Grimm Blood Tale (The Shadow Palace Book 1)

Kat Parrish

Bride of the Midnight King is a fairy tale fantasy with a dash of the paranormal. This is a novella set in a fabulous fairy tale land where humans and vampires co-exist. Bride of the Midnight King is based on one of the most beloved fairy tales of all time, melding the romantic/classic Cinderella story and a richly textured vampire mythology to create something unique and fantastical.And like ... read more

Bride of the Midnight King is a fairy tale fantasy with a dash of the paranormal. This is a novella set in a fabulous fairy tale land where humans and vampires co-exist. Bride of the Midnight King is based on one of the most beloved fairy tales of all time, melding the romantic/classic Cinderella story and a richly textured vampire mythology to create something unique and fantastical.And like ... read more

Directing Actors

Judith Weston

Demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong and more.

Demonstrates what constitutes a good performance, what actors want from a director, what directors do wrong and more.

The Mystery of the Missing Ming: Cedar Creek Mystery Book Two

Anne Loader McGee

Thirteen-year-old Cedar Creek sleuth, Mallory Gilmartin, is once again involved in a mystery filled with risk and intrigue. An antique Ming vase has been stolen from the town's elderly librarian-the same vase that someone claims was stolen from them some thirty years earlier. Aided by a determined ghostly apparition from the past, Mallory finds herself on a dangerous path as she attempts to un... read more

Thirteen-year-old Cedar Creek sleuth, Mallory Gilmartin, is once again involved in a mystery filled with risk and intrigue. An antique Ming vase has been stolen from the town's elderly librarian-the same vase that someone claims was stolen from them some thirty years earlier. Aided by a determined ghostly apparition from the past, Mallory finds herself on a dangerous path as she attempts to un... read more

A World History of Art

Hugh Honour, John Fleming

A World History of Art [May 24, 1984] Honour, Hugh and Fleming, John

A World History of Art [May 24, 1984] Honour, Hugh and Fleming, John

Tucky The Hunter

James Dickey

A child hunts the animals of the world with a pop gun and the snare of his imagination.

A child hunts the animals of the world with a pop gun and the snare of his imagination.

Psychology

Michael S. Gazzaniga

Artforms: An Introduction to the Visual Arts

Duane; Preble, Sarah; Frank, Patrick Preble

This book is in good condition. It does have some highlighting within the book but the inside looks to be in great condition. The cover does have minor wear.

This book is in good condition. It does have some highlighting within the book but the inside looks to be in great condition. The cover does have minor wear.

L.A. Confidential: The Screenplay

Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson

Format Paperback Subject Screenplays General Miscellaneous Film Genres Subjects Screenplays Publisher Hachette Book Group

Format Paperback Subject Screenplays General Miscellaneous Film Genres Subjects Screenplays Publisher Hachette Book Group

Get On Up

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42's Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get On Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves, and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most in... read more

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42's Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get On Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves, and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most in... read more

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