Susanne Dunlap

Susanne Dunlap – Editor

Editor and Author Accelerator Certified book coach with over a dozen published historical novels.


I've worked with many writers at all different levels and at different stages of their novels, from vague idea to polished draft. I love to coach especially, but I'm always interested in a developmental edit, where I dig into structure, pace, characterization and more.

Biographies & Memoirs
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult
  • Eric Hoffer Award for eBook Fiction, 2023
  • CIBA Dante Rossetti Award for Young Adult Fiction
  • PhD Yale University
  • Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach (Fiction and Nonfiction)

Work experience


Feb, 2020 — Present

I coach writers at all stages of their book-writing process.

Channing Bete

Feb, 2017 — Jun, 2019 (over 2 years)


Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing
In Her Boots

Dell'Antonia, KJ

Editorial Assessment
The past is often just around the corner.Gloria Warren's charmed life as a Capitol Hill employee in 1972, takes an unanticipated plunge into weirdness after a mysterious brief encounter with T... read more
Developmental Editing
If you ever wonder why happiness is so elusive, why it doesnt last, why it shows up so sporadically regardless of all you do and of how much you wish to attain it, the good news is that deep a... read more
Developmental Editing
The magic that happens onstage is only half the story...New York City in 1907 is a wonderland of endless possibilities for anyone who dares to dream, and no one has bigger dreams than young Pe... read more
Developmental Editing
When marauding gang members snatch Karen Flannigan off the streets of LA during the Rodney King riots, the police are too distracted by wholesale chaos to respond. Her fiancé, Max Singer, deci... read more
Book Coaching
The Academie

Susanne Dunlap

When Eliza Monroe - daughter of the future president of the United States - discovers that her mother is sending her to boarding school outside of Paris, she is devestated. But Eliza is quickly reconciled to the idea when she discovers who her fellow pupils wi... read more
The romantic story of a young female pianist in cholera-ravaged Paris of 1832, whose own tragedy leaves her susceptible to the passions and scandals of the composer Franz Liszt At the height of the Romantic era in Paris, there was no bigger celebrity than the ... read more
It's 1854 and sixteen-year-old Molly would give anything to change her circumstances as a lowly servant in a posh London house. So when she hears of an opportunity to join the nurses who will be traveling with Florence Nightingale to the Crimea, she jumps at t... read more
Anastasia's Secret

Susanne Dunlap

For Anastasia Romanov, life as the privileged daughter of Russia's last tsar is about to be torn apart by the bloodshed of revolution. Ousted from the imperial palace when the Bolsheviks seize control of the government, Anastasia and her family are exiled to S... read more
Amid the glitter and glamour of musical and court life in 18th century Vienna, fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria Shurman is trying to solve a brutal mystery. Who killed her father, an acclaimed violinist, and stole his valuable Amati violin? When Haydn himself of... read more
Sent away for their own protection when they were very young, Azemar and Azalaïs become separated when they flee from the band of outlaws who served as their supposed protectors. Armed only with fleeting memories, their names, and the wits and intelligence tha... read more

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Alex S.

Alex S.

Nov, 2019

Susanne Dunlop has exceeded my expectations. She has taken on the material as if it were her own, conducting research, checking facts, revising the characters for age appropriateness, brainstorming, etc.. In a short period of time, she has taken my work to where I wanted it to go, always checking in to be sure she's on track. I am looking forward to working with Susanne again.
Susanne D.
Alex was a dream client. I feel so fortunate to have this incredibly rewarding project to work on!

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