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Lisa Fender: Fable—Book 1 of the Lorn Prophecy

Susan edited my fantasy fiction novel and was very supportive. Not only were her edits spot on, she put extreme enthusiasm into the book. Her wonderful comments and understanding the book’s layout put her above others! I also have a made up language, so not only did she edit the book, she edited the new language, including the list of the words, their meanings, and the plurals. I will recommend her to all my writer friends!

Update: Susan just edited our second book and did a fabulous job! Again, she was thorough and on time. She left wonderful and funny comments, which help when you're going through the painful process, and she is dedicated and trustworthy. Not to mention, affordable! We will absolutely be using Susan again for our next book! She is part of our team now!

December 16, 2013

Year first hired: 2012; hired more than once


Pieter D. Gaskin: Adirondack Luau

My name is Pieter David Gaskin. I am the author of the soon to be released "Adirondack Luau". This will be my first self-published children's book. I would like to take a moment and write about my experience with Adirondack Editing.

First of all it has been an extremely positive experience. Susan has exceeded my expectations as an editor.

When I first set out to write the book, I never imagined what a team effort it would be. It was quite a surprise to see the punctuation errors that Adirondack Editing caught even after it had been edited by my wife who is also an author. A fresh set of eyes is a must for anyone wishing to publish or self-publish. It is impossible to be completely objective with your own creation.

Susan also did a wonderful job fixing some sentence structure issues I had. She also suggested some areas to cut from my manuscript that maximized the flow of my story.

If you want professional editing services with a personal touch, Adirondack Editing is the way to go. Susan offers a valuable service which I never expected to find locally.

June 15, 2012

Year first hired: 2012; hired more than once


Massimo Marino: The Rise of the Phoenix

I hired Susan to care for the copy editing of my last novel ‘The Rise of the Phoenix’ - Vol. 3 of the ‘Daimones Trilogy’.

I appreciated the punctual suggestions from Susan, and her attention to details — Susan provides her writers with additional material than just the editing corrections — that reflects in the quality of her work.

I collaborate with beta-readers and proofreading and line editing phases take place before working with the editor so this last pass needs to be the shining and finishing refinements that can come only from an expert in the subject. I was pleasantly surprised by her accuracy and her strict time management that allow her to finish her tasks even before the agreed deadline.

Susan is not the first editor I worked with and I will hire her for my next novel without a second thought.

May 24, 2014

Year first hired: 2014


Rebecca Greene: Sisters in the Name of Love

I had Susan review my manuscript. She was very thorough as well as quick and efficient. I would absolutely recommend her and certainly use her services again.

June 27, 2012

Hired in 2012; hired more than once


Todd Allen: Battles de l’Amour

I am very happy to recommend Susan Uttendorfsky of Adirondack Editing. Her editing skills have truly taken my writing knowledge to another level. She is not only very thorough in what she does, but she also takes the time to offer a multitude of other options for you as a writer to enhance you skills and understanding of the writing world. She has a deep foresight and vision for editing.

It was truly a pleasurable experience working with her.

September 24, 2012

Year first hired: 2012


Jim Proebstle: Unintended Impact: One Athlete's Journey from Concussions in Amateur Football to CTE Dementia

Susan's support as an editor for my new book provided a rare balance of knowledge and expertise without intruding on my writing style.

May 6, 2014

Year first hired: 2014; hired more than once


Margaret VanDenbergh: Shadows in Never-Never Land

Meticulous copy editing/proofing, quick turn around, and enthusiasm for the job are words that describe Susan's work for me. She provided 'fresh eyes' with 20-20-vision. I will use Susan's services again.

July 9, 2013

Year first hired: 2013


Frank Golding: Casualty: Reconstructing a Family at War

Susan delivered more than expected, earlier than promised, and at a very reasonable cost. Very good value in all senses.

August 31, 2014

Year first hired: 2014


Christine Jernigan, Ph.D: Bilingual Parenting: Learn Another Language, Teach it to Your Child

I found Susan Uttendorfsky's edits clear and insightful. I had no trouble taking her comments and improving my work with them. She was also very quick to get back to me when I had questions. I wholeheartedly recommend her services.

January 28, 2014

Year first hired: 2013 


Kameron Bryant-Sergejev: I Never Went to School

I had just completed the first draft of my memoir when I ran into Susan on the LI group Aspiring Authors. As a first-time author, I wanted to go through the process of editing my manuscript with someone who acted as a mentor and teacher, so I could learn as much as possible. Susan offers Tier 4, which starts with a manuscript evaluation and developmental edit and ends with a thorough copyedit and proofread. After I saw Susan’s sample edit, I knew I was in the right place. She didn’t let anything slip by, but she wasn’t brutal in her comments.

Now, having completed the edits and mentorship under Susan’s accurate eyes, I can actually be confident in presenting my book to literary agents and publishers. For the money I spent, I got a solid manuscript and a better understanding of what I need to work on as a writer—not to mention all the tiny grammatical details to watch out for. At all times Susan was very professional, while remaining completely approachable. I’m sure I’ll be a repeat client!

December 18, 2015

Year first hired: 2015; hired more than once

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