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Kate Hellmers: 50 Energetic Prayers

Susan is an amazing editor. She is detailed, professional, accurate, so reasonably priced, and an absolute pleasure to work with for books and every project we have. A treasure found!

April 5, 2014

Year first hired: 2014; hired more than once


Michael A. O’Riley: Ablution: The Beginning

I would highly recommend Susan, especially for the newer writers that are seeking guidance from a professional editor. My entire book was completed much faster than expected and the edits that were suggested were well outlined and explained. She provided a wealth of helpful insight and included a thorough summary of the entire book. I will definitely be using Adirondack Editing on future projects.

July 1, 2016

Year first hired: 2016


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


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


Israel Vicente: Divergent Lives

I recommend Susan at Adirondack Editing for detailed and helpful editing for any manuscript. Susan worked on one of my books, Divergent Lives, and did an excellent job in giving my manuscript a most professional review and recommending enhancements that I was very pleased with. I look forward to working with her again on a future project.

July 6, 2016

Year first hired: 2014


Jo Ann Bender: Casanova Cowboy

Thank you, Susan, for these magnificent gifts. You have not only given this writer a more readable story, but also restored my urge to write. Plus, you are affordable.

November 30, 2015

Year first hired: 2015


Andrew D. Connell: Crown of the Pharaohs: A Sean Livingstone Adventure

The level of attention, detail, and insight that Susan provides across all levels of a manuscript is not only reassuring, but inspiring. If you take the time to carefully evaluate her comments/fixes, then you’re getting more than just a markup or edit. It’s like paying for a writing course with the added benefit of completing your manuscript. Whatever tier you decide to pursue, her professionalism is unparalleled and amazing value. I’ll be using Susan again for my next manuscript, without question.

January 26, 2016

Year first hired: 2015


Karen Aminadra: Lettie Jenkins Investigates; Charlotte, Rosings, and Wickham, all of the Pride and Prejudice Continues series

I hired Susan for the first time at short notice and she did a superb job. Despite it being a rush job, she gave my manuscript her full attention and got back to me faster than I could ever have expected. I especially love the personal touch that Susan gives. I felt that not only was she my editor and gave me all the valuable advice needed, but that she did so as a friend.

Her comments and suggestions were in-keeping with the period of the book and her keen eye spotted anything modern that had crept past my notice. I personally enjoyed the experience of working with Susan so much that I am looking forward to using her expertise in the future.

We keep in touch regularly and I would never take any of my books to anyone else now. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a highly skilled editor.

July 25, 2013

Year first hired: 2013; hired more than once


Philip Williams: The Plight of Higher Education in the United States

I used Adirondack Editing services for three of my nonfiction books on the subject of higher education. In each case, the services I received were outstanding: intelligent, on time, and sensitive to my particular needs and requests.

 September 29, 2018

Year first hired: 2017; hired more than once


Donalie Beltran: Murder is a Family Affair

Susan is extremely professional and gets the job done on time. She is thorough and knowledgeable. I would recommend her services to any person who needed their manuscript edited.

October 13, 2013

Year first hired: 2013

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