Testimonials

From a few of the many writers I’ve worked with…

What a wordsmith extraordinaire! Suzanne took my idea for a book and expertly wrote a proposal that sold. She helped me articulate the book’s essence. Anyone who needs a book writing partner, editor, or proposal writer, Suzanne is a gem. — Robin Fisher Roffer, The Fearless Fish Out of Water: How to Succeed When You’re the Only One Like You

Working with Suzanne has been tremendously helpful. I hired her to help me organize the vast amount of material I have gathered for a nonfiction book. Her careful reviews of my outlines and chapters, suggestions for changes, and questions where clarifications are needed have been a great help. She’s friendly and knowledgeable, with many creative ideas. She knows the writing business and has impressive writing skills. — Roseanne Chambers, Ph.D., author of the forthcoming book, “The Monumental Andes”

Suzanne Sherman is a thoughtful and perceptive writing coach.  She listens before she advises, carefully weighing her words for the maximum impact.  She takes your writing seriously, bringing her experience and knowledge to bear in reading your work for both content and style.  She is willing to “hash out” a tricky bit or help make a difficult choice in any phase of the creation of your narrative—from initial ideas, to drafts, to editing, to proofreading.  I credit Suzanne with helping me publish seven short memoir pieces in nine months.  Her help has been invaluable! — Marianna Marlowe

I appreciate and admire Suzanne’s work and professionalism. I think she may be the finest editor I’ve ever encountered in my long publishing career. She cares about both the small and large things that make up a good story, both the well-crafted sentence and the large pivotal scene. Thanks to her, my memoir is far more coherent and compelling than I would have thought possible. — Lewis Vaughn, Star Map: A Journey of Faith, Doubt, and Meaning


Suzanne helped to turn my manuscript from a basic recitation of chronological facts into a beautifully crafted memoir. She helped me find my own writing “voice”! Not only is she an amazing writer, editor, ghostwriter and consultant, but working with her also sparked interest in a new career path for me into the world of publishing and creative writing. I was also faced with a very quick deadline for my project, for which Suzanne worked expeditiously to ensure the manuscript was completed on time and of the finest quality! I could not ask for a better product and will certainly be calling upon her services in the future! — Valerie Giglio, Singing in My Own Key: A Vocalist’s Triumph Over Stroke


Suzanne is my mentor, teacher, coach, and editor. I came to her memoir class eight years ago with a story and subsequently published it in Imitation Fruit Literary Journal. Two other stories Suzanne helped me with were published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That? With her help, I’m now completing a book of cat rescue stories. And to think it started with one class! — Terilynn Mitchell, Writer & Veterinary Technician

Suzanne is a creative, innovative, personable, and supportive editor. I cannot recommend her more highly. — Dr. Meagan Pugh, The Spiral of Healing


Suzanne’s professional integrity is impeccable and her skills in helping me go deeper into what I was trying to say are just the beginning of a long list of accolades. Writing memoir takes time, trust, and making it through repeated challenges. It is very therapeutic, and Suzanne can track the mysteries of the emotional landscape with tenderness and understanding. With Suzanne, writers can soar. — Caroline Muir, Queen of Hearts: The Life of a Sexual Pioneer


For more than a decade Suzanne’s expert guidance has enabled me to develop my writing skills in an atmosphere of support and encouragement. Her invaluable suggestions, insight, and extensive knowledge of the craft have inspired me to complete a book about growing up in the redwoods of Humboldt County. Among the Silent Giants has won several awards. Suzanne amazes me with her ability to cut through the fog of excess verbiage. It would be hard to find another writer-editor-teacher of her caliber. — Sharon Porter Moxley, Among the Silent Giants


Whenever my confidence was low and I wanted to give up writing my book, Suzanne urged me on. When writers’ block stalled me, she found a way to get me going again. When I struggled to find just the right word, Suzanne made good suggestions. I can truthfully say that I wouldn’t and couldn’t have done it without her. — Norma Borelli, Bake Yourself Happy: Cookie Recipes for Beating the Blues


Suzanne is incredibly talented, with an approach that leaves her students well grounded in the genre. — Frances Caballo,  Social Media Just for Writers


Suzanne’s professionalism and attention to detail is impeccable. I will always appreciate her objectivity, her highly constructive tone, and her dedication. — Ty Gray, 23 Days