Every writer needs an editor…

Readers expect books to be gripping and vibrant, not dull, disorganized and full of errors and typos. No matter your genre, a professional editor’s expertise ensures you put your best book forward. Sue Russell is an award-winning writer and editor who loves helping veteran authors and aspiring first-timers to realize their book dreams. She gives honest, constructive feedback and as much or as little hands-on help as clients want.

For a limited time, enjoy a free 30-minute consultation and mini- review of your writing sample to help identify your editing needs.

“When I am in need of another pair of eyes to see my work afresh, I turn to Sue Russell. For my novel in progress, she gave me at least six pages of single spaced notes and a ton of email time.  She is articulate and imaginative, offering ideas to help me see my way into revisions. And afterward she responded with great patience and clarity to my emailed questions. I will turn to her again and I’ll be referring students and writer friends her way.” —Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, author, Pen on Fire.

“Sue is a veteran writer and editor who deeply cares, and who conveys solid research with warmth, humanity, and, when appropriate, charm and humor. I've seen her work on everything from cardiac care and fire science to celebrity moms and pet health. A woman for all seasons and a pleasure to work with.” —Pat McNees, author, Changing Times, Changing Minds, 100 Years of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

“Over the two decades I worked with Sue Russell, I found her honesty and integrity to be outstanding...as well as her being a brilliant writer and editor. Her insights were valuable when I was working on Joan Collins, Portraits of a Star, and I expect to turn to her again on my next book. I can always count on her and I really trust her judgment.” —Eddie Sanderson, owner, Eddie Sanderson Photography

“I endorse Sue wholeheartedly. She's always a pleasure to work with and always delivers. A great writer and editor with great ideas, presented with humor, accuracy and insight. Hire her now!” —Martin Pearson, television documentary writer and producer

“Sue Russell's work is always professional, polished, and on target. Dependable is her middle name. A talented writer and also a highly experienced editor. She is highly recommended.” —Robert McGarvey, Principal, McGarvey’s Words

“I highly recommend Sue Russell to anyone who is in need of an editor for their fiction or non-fiction book. She tunes in fast to your wants and needs. The quality of her work and her insightfulness are unsurpassed.” —Kinda McCullough, author, Kinda’s Kidz: Confessions of a Hollywood Talent Manager

“It was my pleasure to work with Sue Russell on her acclaimed true-crime book, Lethal Intent. Thorough research, meticulous detail, and compelling narrative make her writing shine.  She’s a pro and it shows in every carefully wrought sentence and paragraph.  What an asset to the world of journalism.” —Michaela Hamilton, Editor in Chief, Citadel Press, Executive Editor, Kensington Books, Kensington Publishing Corp.

“Sue is, of course, a joy to work with, but far beyond that she’s a first-rate ‘digger’ and a fine writer. She also excels at tackling difficult concepts and presenting them clearly to a general audience…” —Michael Todd, former online editor, miller-mccune.com and psmag.com

“I worked with Sue on a start-up project with quite a bit of pressure not only with regard to deadlines and deliverables but also with the overall scope and direction of the project. Sue remained calm and willing to work through our issues and concerns and never did she let the pressure of a deadline affect her good work. Sue is a true professional and I would highly recommend her for any project.” —Genevieve Mow

(Note: Sue has been a silent ghostwriter for authors such as attorneys and physicians.) 
Member: Authors Guild, American Society of Journalists & Authors.
Contact Sue Russell at sue@suerussellwrites.com


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Sue on the Web
Author gets story on Florida female serial killer Aileen “Lee” Wuornos


Sue’s Television and Radio Appearances
Look out for Sue on TV in the Biography program about Aileen Wuornos which can be seen on the A&E Channel and The Biography Channel. Sue appears throughout this compelling documentary and in other Wuornos documentaries.


Sue’s television appearances include the Investigation Discovery channel’s Deadly Womenseries, truTV’s Catherine Crier Live and CNNfn’s The Flipside.

Read “Why Aileen Wuornos Killed—and Died” by Sue at truTV’s Crime Library.