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Hope I. Marston: Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey

My recent experience with Susan showed me she is a meticulous copyeditor/proofreader and she works fast.

September 5, 2012

Year first hired: 2012


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


Samantha Peterson: Dynam

Susan is an incredibly detail-oriented and personable editor. I hired her for the first time a few weeks ago, and was impressed with the responsiveness, professionalism, and expeditiousness with which she worked through my manuscript. I will use Susan again in the future, and cannot recommend her highly enough!

August 24, 2013

Year first hired: 2013; hired more than once


Regina N.: A Jar of Broken Hearts

It's a pleasure to recommend Susan Uttendorfsky of Adirondack Editing. Susan offered detailed professional developmental editing services for my adult fiction story, A Jar of Broken Hearts.

Not only did she show great mastery of the editing process, she also provided a lot of positive critiquing. "In my project, her advice has been invaluable in terms of character development, editing, chapter development, formatting, ensuring consistent flow in the writing, and spell checking.

Susan is a very diligent, meticulous, and thorough copy editor. She also takes the time to suggest multitude of other resources (books, articles and discussion forums) for writers to enhance their skills and understanding of the writing world. I'm looking [forward] to working with Susan on future projects.

June 3, 2013

Year first hired: 2012


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


Nancy Henderson: Litter Boxes and Hairballs: My Life with Cats

Ms. Uttendorfsky's editing was above and beyond. I wish all editors were like her. Professional, encouraging, and a skilled eye. She made my book a better book, hands down.

January 9, 2014

Year first hired: 2013


Bruce Louis Dodson: Dearie

Susan edited a 50,000-word novel for me. I was totally satisfied. She goes into great detail and is totally professional. Her results are easy to understand and work with.

July 1, 2016

Year first hired: 2015


Trevor Halloway: Ashes and Asphalt

In my quest to find an editor for my latest manuscript, I came across Susan Uttendorfsky. I gave her a try and instead of receiving the usual service provided by other editors, I was given a slew of information and guidance far beyond those of previous people (including a few Ivy league professors).

Susan takes her work seriously and goes through such lengths to ensure that your story will be stronger and tighter. She will hone your work and allow you to strike out whatever errors you may have created. Like a sword cast in fire, she will help hammer out many of your impurities.

Would I use her services again? In a heartbeat...in a heartbeat.

December 6, 2012

Year first hired: 2012


Noel Jones: Hearing the Word of God

Susan has edited my second children's picture book and I am pleased with the way she edited my story. Susan not only corrected grammar, spotted hidden errors and rectified wrong spellings, she also wrote some useful ideas to my story and made it more interesting to read. Susan also wrote a report on my writing level. Her report taught me other ways to write better and tell the reader why people do what they do. I studied Susan's report on writing children's picture books and I am applying them to other books I am currently writing. I highly recommend Susan to edit anyone's writing. So, will I be using Susan's service in the future? Yes, I will. She took excellent care of my work and she will take care of yours.

February 23, 2016

Year first hired: 2016; hired more than once


Helen Yeomans: A Knock at the Door

Susan could not have been more helpful in the editing of my children's story, A Knock at the Door. As a former editor myself, I greatly appreciated her careful attention to detail, and her explanations (where needed) of changes or recommendations. I have no hesitation in recommending her work.

November 13, 2015

Year first hired: 2015

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