Fiction editing, novel editing, memoir and non-fiction
Have You Written A Book?
Do you want your work to be the BEST it can be before you query agents & publishers or self-publish it?
Are you looking for professional book editing and want the help of a professional and friendly editor to improve your chances for publication and help maximize book sales?
If you are serious about creating a book you are proud of, one that will get the attention of agents and publishers, one that readers won’t be able to put down, then you need professional book editing. Every writer needs an editor, a new set of eyes, a fresh perspective. In our fast-paced, instant gratification world, you only get one shot at exciting a publisher or a reader!
Am I the right editor for you? I don’t know. I won’t be right for everyone. Here’s what I can tell you:
I have been writing and editing for over 15 years. My novel, The Secret Sense of Wildflower, was named one of the Best Books of 2012 by the esteemed Kirkus Reviews. I love the written word and I am an excellent editor. I am devoted to helping writers create the BEST BOOK they can.
TRY ME OUT FOR FREE: Request a sample edit of the first THREE PAGES at NO COST to you. Just format those 3 pages (double-spaced and 12 pt. font) and email to me at susan [at ] susangabrielconsulting [dot] com. I’ll edit your work and email it back to you within a week! No strings attached.
What My Clients Are Saying. . .
“Susan Gabriel was a treasure, as she has been for over a decade, in helping me bring this manuscript together.”
— Bud Harris, author of Sacred Selfishness and The Fire and the Rose
“I absolutely loved the insightful editing job Susan did for me. Her suggestions addressed multiple levels of loose ends and partially-developed themes. It was immensely helpful in rounding out the book, and in maturing an unripe manuscript.”
— Bonnie Willow, author of Love, Light & Business
“Susan Gabriel is a mentor’s mentor, combining a counselor’s sensitivity with proven editorial skill and delightful writing acumen. Her contributions to my writing: captivating plot, vivid characters, real-life dialogue, and scenes that speak to the senses. Any writer who works with Susan—from beginner to recognized professional—will not be disappointed.
—Rich Schram, author of The Double-Dime, a mystery approaching completion
“Susan Gabriel is an excellent editor of literary fiction or non-fiction. I have used her talents on short stories and my current novel-in-progress because Susan has the uncanny ability to spot the work’s rhythm and sight the “sharps and flats.” I recommend her without reservation.”
— Nancy Purcell, Author, Teacher, 2003 NC Writer’s Network Writer in Residence
“Susan Gabriel has edited and improved several of my fiction pieces. Her editing is insightful and sensitive, and her efforts have served as a wonderful guideline and help for my writing. Her ability to sense the intent, direction and the thrust of a work of fiction not only improves the text but serves as an advanced education in writing. She is a brilliant editor.”
- Bud Shapard, author of Chief Loco: Apache Peacemaker
If you need help editing a book, click here for more information on my services. Or, if you aren’t ready for editing, or don’t need it, get one hour (or more) of a one-on-one writing tutorial – click here for info.
Whether you need fiction editing, novel editing services or have written a memoir or nonfiction book, before you put your book out into the world, let me help you make it the BEST it can be!
Get inspired with Susan’s new book!
Whether you are new to writing or an experienced veteran, when the going gets tough, this wonderful book by acclaimed author Susan Gabriel will provide you with inspiration, writing tips and encouragement to get going again and keep going.
In addition to sharing from her own experience as a writer for over 15 years, Gabriel also reflects on thoughts and experiences from a wide variety of writers and other inspiring people including Annie Dillard, Virginia Woolf, Harriet Tubman, Ursula Le Guin, Barbara Kingsolver, Kathryn Hackett, Hillary Clinton, Alice Munro, Jane Austen, Maya Angelou, Fran Lebowitz, Brene Brown, Emily Dickinson, Anne Tyler, Harper Lee, Elizabeth George, Anne LaMott, Nora Ephron, Gail Godwin, May Sarton, Willa Cather, Marianne Williamson, Carson McCullers, Sue Monk Kidd, Alice Walker, Louise Erdrich, Geena Davis, Martha Beck, Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Gilbert, Tina Fey and others.
You’ll enjoy the wide ranging and inspiring essays, including:
* Where ideas come from
* The art of “shitty” first drafts
* A lesson from Tina Fey
* 101 excuses why people don’t write
* Writers who are also mothers
* Kill your darlings
* What writers can learn from coyotes
Here’s what readers are saying about this encouraging book:
“This is a wonderful book that I think many women writers will enjoy (and really, it would be just as beneficial and enjoyable for men, in my opinion). This one applies to writers and readers, but I found that it inspired me to journal more and keep track of some of my more brilliant ideas… “ – S. Lunsford