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Janice Safran: Freelance Copyeditor

Susan Uttendorfsky-- May she never lack for praise or chocolate! She is thorough and also tremendously generous with her time. She is more a mentor to authors than a mere editor.

March 24, 2013

Year first hired: 2013


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


Harry Dodgson: The Search for Patricia—Book 1 of The Rainbow Serpent

Susan has been my editor for a year now. She has always provided excellent suggestions, and is always on time. I would heartily recommend her for honesty, integrity and a job well done.

July 22, 2013

Year first hired: 2012; hired more than once


Debra To: The Numbers Game

Susan is an amazing editor that will add value to your writing. She is very professional and is very fast at producing quality work!

January 17, 2013

Year first hired: 2012


The third party directing the editing and formatting of The Amélie Mary Elizabeth Mysteries

Please find attached my post-edited version of the book. Can I just say I’ve really enjoyed the editor's work? It was sensitive, funny, and genuinely very helpful—almost like talking to a friend!

December 2015

Year first hired: 2015


Antonella Lo Re: Seven Steps to Joy: A Journey to Reconnect with Our Spiritual Thread

Susan has been a fantastic editor. She respectfully edited my work always making sure of never altering my message. She worked with me in a timely manner, respecting timeline we previously agreed upon. I am looking forward to working with Susan again!

September 11, 2015

Year first hired: 2015


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 


Ralph Buttner: Dark Pilgrim Fallen

Susan works quickly and efficiently and produces a product that is high in quality and shows her depth of understanding of the editing process and the English language. I will definitely be using her services again!

June 19, 2012

Year first hired: 2012; hired more than once


Jesse Rebock: Freelance Copyeditor

Susan has become a respectable friend and a trusted mentor. She works at 110% capacity on even the most trivial of requests, and has proven reliable, punctual, and exceedingly helpful. A writer should consider themselves lucky to do business with her, and anyone within her circles should be grateful to know her.

July 10, 2013

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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