Authors have remarked on my ability to keep straight scores of details while staying true to their unique voice. I don't try to fix or improve your style. Instead, I attempt to embody your vision, chipping away at whatever doesn't support it and enhancing what does. Author Brian Doyle wrote, "Susannah, thanks for your close careful respectful understanding gentle sharp-eared sharp-eyed work on my books. I cannot easily explain how much it matters to me to have a copyeditor who is not interested in rewriting me, in editing me, in proving that he or she is good at the job by making changes that need not be made. I am really really grateful for your terrific work.”
I also cofounded Editorial Arts Academy, an online training organization for aspiring freelance trade book editors. It aims to help others become trade book editors, no matter their age, location, or background. That's how much I love this career!
Writers are my tribe, and helping them tell their stories is my life's work. I would be honored to collaborate with you.
St. Martin's Publishing Group, Macmillan Publishers
I manage the production editorial side of trade books for St. Martin's Press, St. Martin's Griffin, and Minotaur Books. I hire and supervise copyeditors and proofreaders and work with the acquisitions editors to achieve high-quality books.
I have copyedited and proofread trade fiction and nonfiction since 1995. I freelance for Macmillan, Simon and Schuster, Penguin Random House, and several other smaller presses, as well as independent authors. My editing and proofreading services are appropriate for any novelist who's ready for an expert eye.
Editorial Arts Academy
I'm the cofounder of Editorial Arts Academy. We are an online community dedicated to helping people become freelance book editors through training, support, and referral. We have a passion for helping wordsmiths - those who love to read, write, correct grammar mistakes, and critique stories - prosper from their natural affinities. Our goal is to spread the word that freelance editorial work is within reach for anyone dedicated and interested enough, no matter their age, background, or location.
Clariant Creative Agency
With a team of other inbound marketing professionals, I set strategy, wrote and edited content, and analyzed metrics for Clariant Creative's clients. I also served as the agency's SEO Specialist. Clariant Creative uses the HubSpot marketing platform.
Union Street Media Interactive
I assisted USM Interactive's clients with their organic search results through quarterly reports based on Google Analytics data, competitive analysis, and rank tracking. I optimized posts, suggested sources of high-value inbound links, identified technical issues, and advised on social media strategy. I also performed keyword research and content audits.
Maponics (Pitney Bowes)
I researched and wrote blog posts, press releases, web pages, social media posts, newsletters, sales decks, product sheets, email marketing messages, and other content as required. I created and managed the editorial calendar. I assisted with the development of content marketing strategy, and I supported the Director of Communications with redesign of website. I helped develop media pitches and supervised external team members including writers, designers, and researchers.
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Wrote press releases and pitched articles about the college and its three MFA programs to media outlets. Planned PR campaigns for regional and national publications. Managed a database of alumni and assisted the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement as needed.
Vermont College of Fine Arts
I coordinated all aspects of the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program, including admissions, residency logistics with 100 students and faculty, program promotions, and all associated administrative details. I served as editor for the program's website.
Through Meredith Xcelerated Marketing, I write magazine-style branded content for HAP Balanced Living, Publix Supermarkets magazine, State Farm Insurance, and MetLife. I also write branded content for Capital One Home Loans.
I write sales pages, landing pages, blog posts, newsletter articles, email marketing messages, and other copy for business and higher education websites.
I wrote features and profiles for the Vermont College of Fine Arts newsletter (award-winning piece for their alumni magazine) and Deerfield Magazine.
At outsource production and editorial division of nSight (formerly Editorial Services of New England), I managed a publishing team that included editorial assistant, copyeditor, desktop compositor, proofreader, and indexer on several book and journal projects.
I coordinated all stages of production from manuscript to bound journal for seven scientific and medical journals. I copyedited two journals online; hired and supervised freelance copyeditors and proofreaders; prepared artwork and manuscripts for compositor; reviewed all stages of proofs; and worked closely with vendors, authors, and in-house departments.
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