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Some people call me a book midwife. Most people are just glad they called me.

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Writing a memoir? Improve your craft with my 8-module online program, and get your book done. Learn more….

About Suzanne

Suzanne Sherman has been a publishing professional since 1983 and has specialized in memoir for over 20 years. She believes in the power of the personal story and knows what’s possible when the story of experience is elevated from truth to art. She believes that good memoir is not only a captivating read but can be one of our greatest teachers.



Have an idea for a memoir and need help developing its theme and shape? At work on a nonfiction book that's reading too dry? Writing a potential best-seller and not sure what makes a winning book proposal? Maybe you want to know your best publishing route: traditional or indie (e-book). I consult on it all and guide writers to success.

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Writing takes dedication. It wants first drafts from an inspired place followed by review and rewriting. Professional editing comes next, drawing out a book's strengths, making sure the voice is vivid, the tone consistent, the scenes well drawn, and the theme clear and compelling. The polish completes it: I copy edit for grammar, punctuation, and good flow. Then it's time to get published.

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