artful editor

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Susan Hughes is an award-winning author of more than thirty books, including children's picture books, chapter books, middle-grade novels, YA novels, and nonfiction. She has spent many years working for educational and trade publishers to develop books for children. As an editor and story coach, she brings a discerning eye and a passion for good writing to every manuscript she critiques and edits. She has juried several children's writing competitions and worked with writers from Australia, Canada, Sierra Leone, and the UK to Ghana, Liberia, New Zealand, and the US.


  • manuscript critique

  • developmental editing

  • line editing

  • book coaching

  • agent query editing

  • ghostwriting


children’s picture books, young adult, middle grade, graphic novels/comics, literary fiction, women’s fiction, short stories, contemporary realism, humor, children's nonfiction, essay collections, poetry

selected projects

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