Susan Shuman

Susan Shuman - Editor

Birmingham, AL, USA

I am a freelance writer/editor and the author of three collections of short stories. I’ve also edited several books for various clients.

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Overview

You know, most writers are doing well just to have their words leap off the page. I, on the other hand, am not happy until my words dance. We're talking a press release polka, web content salsa, ad copy cha-cha, an all-around word-watusi!

I put the Susan in SusanWritesPrecise.

I am a professional freelance writer currently residing in wilds of Birmingham, Alabama, and specializing in all forms of web content writing, product description, article and travel writing, ghostwriting, proofreading, and copy editing.
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That said, if you are in search of a freelance writer who understands the concept of a deadline, delivers high-quality writing on a consistent basis and offers fair and affordable pricing, then it is only logical to choose me:
Susan Marie Shuman.

As a versatile and experienced writer, editor, ghostwriter and
SEO content maven, I am adept at nearly every facet of the freelance writing industry. In addition, with a little research I can write intelligently about any topic from Esperanto to ERP, Celebrity Gossip to Judaism, from micronations to muffler bearings.


Specialties include:

Engaging and seamless SEO content writing
Product and service descriptions so vivid and precise that a kaleidoscope seems monochromatic
Superior mechanical and structural editing
Ghostwriting
Academic Research & Writing
Copywriting
Copy editing
Line Editing
Mechanical Editing
Press Releases
Travel Articles
LinkedIn Profiles
Newsletters

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Poetry
Short Story

Work experience

Self-employed Freelance Writer/Editor

Self-employed
May, 2011 – Present (about 10 years)

With over ten years of experience as a freelance writer/editor, I am equipped to tackle any project, large or small. I am a research wizard and can therefore write intelligently in any voice, about any topic. Past e-commerce B2B writing jobs ranged from creating content for Local SEO to Data Destruction, and from Health & Wellness to Judaica product and Jewelry product descriptions.

Specialties include keyword research, research/article writing, product/service description, web content, landing pages, press releases, and (WordPress) blog posts. Also, I have written product descriptions for Amazon.com for a variety of items.

I am the author of three collections of short stories, and have been published in, "A Polski Christmas", and Spotlight on Poverty for which I researched and wrote an article titled, "Unexpected Parasite Plagues the Rural South.” I’ve also proofread, edited, and compiled several books and essay collections for my clients.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

...And Often the First Jew

Stephen Fuchs

“...And Often the First Jew” chronicles the accomplishments, adventures, and “firsts” in Germany for Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs and his wife Vickie, who are both children of Holocaust survivors. Rabbi Fuchs tells of the arrest and brutal treatment that his father, Leo Fuchs, received at the onset of Kristallnacht and how he was able to survive. Vickie discusses the events of her parents’ plight... read more

“...And Often the First Jew” chronicles the accomplishments, adventures, and “firsts” in Germany for Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs and his wife Vickie, who are both children of Holocaust survivors. Rabbi Fuchs tells of the arrest and brutal treatment that his father, Leo Fuchs, received at the onset of Kristallnacht and how he was able to survive. Vickie discusses the events of her parents’ plight... read more

Bad Meringue: & Other Stories

Susan Marie Shuman

She’s back! And she brought her muse with her. Susan Marie Shuman’s latest effort, “Bad Meringue & Other Stories” is not a cookbook, by any means. It is an eclectic collage of short stories, micro fiction and poetry that is not to be missed. If you liked “GutterBall” and “Eddie’s Underwear”, you will adore “Bad Meringue.” Some pieces will leave you feeling like you've been punched in the gut, ... read more

She’s back! And she brought her muse with her. Susan Marie Shuman’s latest effort, “Bad Meringue & Other Stories” is not a cookbook, by any means. It is an eclectic collage of short stories, micro fiction and poetry that is not to be missed. If you liked “GutterBall” and “Eddie’s Underwear”, you will adore “Bad Meringue.” Some pieces will leave you feeling like you've been punched in the gut, ... read more

What's in It for Me? Finding Ourselves in Biblical Narratives

Stephen Fuchs

The world is rapidly dividing between those who take biblical narratives as the literal word of God -- claiming that they are historically and scientifically true --and those who dismiss those narratives as quaint or even foolish fairy tales. WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME invites the reader to discover a middle ground that takes biblical narratives seriously without regard to their historical or scienti... read more

The world is rapidly dividing between those who take biblical narratives as the literal word of God -- claiming that they are historically and scientifically true --and those who dismiss those narratives as quaint or even foolish fairy tales. WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME invites the reader to discover a middle ground that takes biblical narratives seriously without regard to their historical or scienti... read more

Why Triple Chai?

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs

Why Triple Chai?Rabbi Stephen Fuchs’ readers are even more curious as to what makes a rabbi tick!Since “Why the Kof? Getting the Best of Rabbi Fuchs” was such a hit, it seemed only natural to compile another anthology (fifty-four, to be exact) of Rabbi Fuchs’ most illuminating and riveting essays (to date). Rabbi Fuchs reveals his formula for a happy and fulfilling marriage in “How I Stayed Ma... read more

Why Triple Chai?Rabbi Stephen Fuchs’ readers are even more curious as to what makes a rabbi tick!Since “Why the Kof? Getting the Best of Rabbi Fuchs” was such a hit, it seemed only natural to compile another anthology (fifty-four, to be exact) of Rabbi Fuchs’ most illuminating and riveting essays (to date). Rabbi Fuchs reveals his formula for a happy and fulfilling marriage in “How I Stayed Ma... read more

Why the Kof?: Getting the Best of Rabbi Fuchs

Stephen Lewis Fuchs

"Why the Kof? Getting the Best of Rabbi Fuchs" is a compilation of his best essays, articles and blog posts. Topics range from the role of women in the Bible, living with loss, the Shoah, modern life and relationships, and more. As a former president of the World Union for Reform Judaism, Rabbi Stephen Fuchs is a huge proponent of inter-religious respect and understanding.Also included is a bi... read more

"Why the Kof? Getting the Best of Rabbi Fuchs" is a compilation of his best essays, articles and blog posts. Topics range from the role of women in the Bible, living with loss, the Shoah, modern life and relationships, and more. As a former president of the World Union for Reform Judaism, Rabbi Stephen Fuchs is a huge proponent of inter-religious respect and understanding.Also included is a bi... read more

Gutter Ball:: A Collection of Short Stories

Susan Marie Shuman

Don't Try This at Home, Kids!"Gutter Ball: A Collection of Short Stories" is a compilation of Susan Marie Shuman's most popular short stories and micro fiction. She is in her element on the shadowy side of the street, plunging headlong into such topics as mental illness, relationships, loss, death, and life on the fringe of society. Initially, the reader may infer that Susan is allergic to the... read more

Don't Try This at Home, Kids!"Gutter Ball: A Collection of Short Stories" is a compilation of Susan Marie Shuman's most popular short stories and micro fiction. She is in her element on the shadowy side of the street, plunging headlong into such topics as mental illness, relationships, loss, death, and life on the fringe of society. Initially, the reader may infer that Susan is allergic to the... read more

Eddie's Underwear: & Other Shorts

Susan Marie Shuman

Will Her Muse Never Shut Up? Just when you think she couldn't possibly top her last short story collection, Susan Marie Shuman is back with a brand-new compilation that's sure to turn the short story/flash fiction microcosm on its ear.Is there no end to this woman's creativity?"Eddie's Underwear & Other Shorts" offers an eclectic assortment (over 100, in all) of riveting short stories guarante... read more

Will Her Muse Never Shut Up? Just when you think she couldn't possibly top her last short story collection, Susan Marie Shuman is back with a brand-new compilation that's sure to turn the short story/flash fiction microcosm on its ear.Is there no end to this woman's creativity?"Eddie's Underwear & Other Shorts" offers an eclectic assortment (over 100, in all) of riveting short stories guarante... read more

Who Created God?: And Other Essays

Stephen Fuchs

"God is a central focus and central force in my life, which is why so many of the essays in this book relate to the idea of God." ~ Rabbi Stephen Lewis FuchsWho Created God?It's something many of us wonder about at some point. Of course, there's no way to know for sure who created God, yet it is a question that Rabbi Stephen Fuchs ponders in, "Who Created God? and Other Essays." Through the wr... read more

"God is a central focus and central force in my life, which is why so many of the essays in this book relate to the idea of God." ~ Rabbi Stephen Lewis FuchsWho Created God?It's something many of us wonder about at some point. Of course, there's no way to know for sure who created God, yet it is a question that Rabbi Stephen Fuchs ponders in, "Who Created God? and Other Essays." Through the wr... read more

Tears of Pain: My Life with Autism

Marc Rivera

In Tears of Pain: My Life with Autism, Marc Rivera welcomes you to his world of autism and chronicles his daily struggle to fit in to a world so unlike his own. The objective is to help people understand how much individuals in the Autism Spectrum need to be accepted as they are by society. Based on his journal, Marc recounts many of the personal challenges he faced: bullying and ridicule from... read more

In Tears of Pain: My Life with Autism, Marc Rivera welcomes you to his world of autism and chronicles his daily struggle to fit in to a world so unlike his own. The objective is to help people understand how much individuals in the Autism Spectrum need to be accepted as they are by society. Based on his journal, Marc recounts many of the personal challenges he faced: bullying and ridicule from... read more

Maxwell Lydic - The Saratoga Project

Micky Livingston

This is the second book of the Maxwell Lydic Series. The Saratoga Project encapsulates two adventures that Maxwell Lydic is about to venture into. The first is Maxwell's discovery that he is now the sole heir to his biological fathers trust. Max inherits over 10 million dollars and a Bed N Breakfast that has secrets inside the walls of the old mansion. The second adventure leads Max to his old... read more

This is the second book of the Maxwell Lydic Series. The Saratoga Project encapsulates two adventures that Maxwell Lydic is about to venture into. The first is Maxwell's discovery that he is now the sole heir to his biological fathers trust. Max inherits over 10 million dollars and a Bed N Breakfast that has secrets inside the walls of the old mansion. The second adventure leads Max to his old... read more

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