In addition to being an author, I’m a professional developmental editor and book coach. Currently, I serve as the dedicated speculative fiction editor with Indigo Editing & Publications in Portland, Oregon.

My areas of expertise include plot, structure, and characterization, with an emphasis on effective strategies for revision. I believe that the role of an independent editor is not simply to improve the manuscript, thereby improving its chances of reaching readers, but to help the author achieve his or her unique vision for it.

Genres: Literary, speculative, historical, mystery/thriller, YA.

Self-published clients include:
Jonathan Burgess–The Dawnhawk Trilogy (speculative)
Brian Tashima–The Joel Suzuki series (YA)
Kathryn D. Scott–Think Zebras (thriller)
Maddie DeLange–Grayland (magical realism)
J.B. Lish–A Wall for Teeth and Stingers (horror)

Traditionally published clients and presses:
Enigmatic Books (urban fantasy)
Katey Schultz–Flashes of War (literary)
Jason LaPier–Unexpected Rain (science fiction)
Jeff Richards–Open Country (historical)

If you’re interested in rates and scheduling, please feel free to drop a line to susan (at) susandefreitas (dot) com. I look forward to hearing from you.