Susan Schmidt, PhD
POLISH TO PUBLISH DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR
Dr. Susan Schmidt helps authors revise book manuscripts for submission and polishes manuscripts before publication. As developmental editor, she offers thorough structural critique to shape, focus, and fine-tune narrative tone and trajectory. A retired English professor and member of Editorial Freelancers Association, she is a master of grammar usage, style, and logic as copyeditor. She proofreads dissertations and scholarly journal articles. She works with all genres—memoirs, novels, popular and technical science and history books. She helps writers find their authentic voices to satisfy readers' expectations. She helps target markets and prepares queries, proposals, and reviews. John Hopkins University Press, University of North Carolina Press, and Milkweed Editions have published her work. She has won awards in all genres, including the 2012 Guy Owen Poetry Prize, and can provide a list of projects and glowing references.
One-room quiet upstairs apartment (>650 sq ft) with dormer-alcove bed and desk, kitchenette, & bathroom. Seabreeze, sunset deck, & gardens. One block from Rachel Carson’s Bird Shoal. Mile from great restaurants, coffee shops, winebar, grocery, seafood; ferries to Shackleford Banks & Cape Lookout. Wireless, kayak, & bicycle available.
Rent $600/week; $1,150/2 weeks; $2,000/ month. One-week rent & consultation with developmental editor, $l,300.
Susan Schmidt, PhD. (252)269-0032