Editing Services

Have you ever found an error in something you were certain was perfect — after you published it?


Did you leave out a word in a sentence? Did you use the wrong its / it’s? Did you perhaps write inedible when you meant inevitable? Pubic when you meant public?

Maybe you wrote too fast, trusted spellcheck to do more than it can — it only checks spelling, not usage — and sent your piece on its merry way into the cold, hard world of publication, only to be smacked upside the head by a troll who publicly pointed out your error(s).

Especially the one in the title or subtitle!


How could that happen?

♦ You knew what you meant to write, so you didn’t read it carefully.
♦ You rewrote a section and forgot to check it.
♦ You did it the way others do because they’re smart, without realizing they’re not necessarily smart in American grammar and usage.

Wrong question: “How smart is that person?”
Right question: “How is that person smart?”

I can help you with all that. With nearly 30 years working worldwide, creating and leading a variety of communication-based workshops, 12 years ago I shifted my primary focus to editing services to help writers feel confident that their material will be seen for what it is:

Content worthy of respect.

And no matter what my clients produce — blogs, résumés, memoirs, nonfiction books, podcast transcriptions, and even corporate annual reports — the finished product needs to be professionally presented.

Many of my clients write for Huffington Post, Inc., Thrive Global, Yahoo Finance, CNBC, Entrepreneur, Influencive, and regional magazines. Several are ghostwriters. Two create résumés for top executives. One is an ad agency that I have worked with for nine years, copyediting / proofreading a major Boston hospital’s 350-page annual report.

They all know that errors in their writing can damage their reputation, and they can’t afford to let that happen. One wrote a best-selling book; three others have also done well. One was named a “LinkedIn Top Voice” twice, and won the NYC Big Book Award for Horror (November 2019).

Most are American, but a few are international, often using a different form of grammar than the American system. I can accommodate them easily! 

(For a list of all those who entrusted me with their books in the last few years, see below.)

If you’re not sure you need any editing services, send me one page of your writing. I will look at it — FOR FREE! — and let you know what I see. One offer per person, please.

Let me give you the peace of mind I give all my clients. Let me help you look and sound as smart as you are.


Recent authors of well-received books. 
(Underlined titles show published books.)

Sandra Elaine Scott, In Memory of a Saint, 2011
Mañana Starts Today, 2013;
The Magical Day (1st place winner, Most Inspirational Youth Chapter book, 2016 International Latino Book Awards);
Color Me Sane, 2017

Cliff Aguirre, Journey Back, 2017
Larry Boyer, The Robot in the Next Cubicle, 2017 (2021: Named One of the Best Analytics Books of all Time: Bookauthority.org)
Ted W. Egly, Conversations with a Billionaire, 2017


Ben Baker, Powerful Personal Brands 
Al Diaz, Mastering the Habits of Continuous Improvement 
Katharine Gilpin, If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now
Melissa Hughes, Ph.D.Happier Hour with Einstein
Dustin McKissenThe Civil War at Home
Maryann Murphy, MSW, CPO, Stop Wasting Your Precious Time!
Bob Musial, Soft Skills, Hard Returns

Paul O’Connor, The Profound Impact of Product Line Strategy
Sandra Elaine Scott, Home: Casa
Heather R. Younger, J.D., CCXP, The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty
(Bestseller in its niche)



Cheryl Geisinger, What Comes of Ashes
Katharine Gilpin,
I Can Feel the Love

Davida Ginter,
Burning Out
Marshall Goldsmith & Scott Osman,
Insights on Coaching
Joe Kwon,
Unlock Your Charisma
Lonnie Mayne
(with Bruce Kasanoff & Amy Blaschka),
Red Shoes Living
Dustin McKissen, The Poor and The Haunted (Winner of the
NYC Big Book Award for Horror, 2019)
Curt Mercadante, The Five Pillars of the Freedom Lifestyle
Sandra Elaine Scott, The Magical Day Activity Book
Pelpina Trip, Video Smart



Mary’Beth Brady-Buckley, The Silver Lining
Sarah Elkins, Your Stories Don’t Define You
Silke Heine, Simplify Your Diet
Joe Kwon, Unlock Your Executive Presence
Jan Miele, Jessica at the Breakers 
Aaron Mikulsky, L.O.V.E. 2 Lead
Dennis Mossburg,
Reflections on Leadership
Geeta Pherwani,
The Pajama Party
Sara Rosinsky,
Unflubbify Your Writing 
*Bella Regazza, Estranged (*Pseudonym)
Laura Staley, Live Inspired
Brian A. Wilk,
A Caretaker’s Guide
Don Wilson,
What’s YOUR Woobie?


John Dunia, Shame on Me (2nd ed.)
Valerie Gordon, Fire Your Narrator
Bridget Owens, Deep Self Magic
Sandra Elaine Scott, The Black Unicorn Alphabet & Affirmations
Elisa Tate, Slay Debt
Darcy Verhun, The Freedom of Constraints
Janet Wiszowaty, The Year the World Paused


Contact Info
Susan Rooks
508 272-5120

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