Editor: Susan Cutsforth

Excellent Editing

Email: susanjanecutsforth@gmail.com
Website: http://www.excellentediting.com.au/

An excellent editor creates a close collaboration, with you, the writer.

My client communication is outstanding. Writers I work with consistently comment on my thorough attention to detail and high quality of editing. I provide ongoing updates, consultation and support throughout the editing process. I am extremely motivated, with an exceptional commitment to each author and have the ability to meet deadlines. I am always passionate about, and completely committed to, any editing that I undertake. I focus solely on one edit at a time; providing you the writer with an exclusive, highly personal service.

My extensive teaching career as an English teacher, award-winning teacher librarian, and as a published writer, means that I am particularly adept and editing and proofreading. As a freelance editor, I have edited a wide range of novels, memoirs, autobiographies and non-fiction, including for published authors. I provide editorial support for authors preparing manuscripts for submission to literary agents and publishers.

Author of the memoir series about renovating an old farmhouse in France:
“Our House is Not in Paris”
“Our House is Certainly Not in Paris”
“Our House is Definitely Not in Paris”
(Melbourne Books)

My special interests include reading, writing, renovating, travel and French films.

See website for testimonials.


Structural editing, copy editing and proofreading

Subject matter experience

Adult fiction, particularly popular genres. Children’s literature, young adult fiction and children’s picture books. Memoirs and autobiography. Short stories.

Genre and platform

I specialise in editing adult fiction in popular genres, particularly for publishing in print

Specific projects

Recent edits include:

The American Girl, Steve Sohmer, 2019

Golden Horde, Mike Barnacoat, 2019

That Is All, Liam Murphy, 2020


Bachelor of Education (Literature and Librarianship), Canberra University, 1981

Professional Editing – NSW Writers’ Centre, 2006

Structural Editing for Editors in Fiction – Online – Nicola O’Shea, 2021