I regard editing as an empathetic act.

My role as an editor is to guide you deeper into the work, so you can realize your vision and release it to the world.

“A truly great editor will help writers to become the best possible version of themselves and free the writers to do their best work. From the beginning I felt that Susan understood me at rare level and with that came safety in making myself vulnerable and in taking my writing to the next level. Susan is pure joy to work with. She is engaged, professional, and skilful. She respects both writer and writing, and her mentorship and editing skills are unsurpassed. Working with Susan Scott has been a profound and liberating experience.” –award-winning author Lindy Mechefske



I work with a limited number of diverse, highly skilled clients, all of whom I adore because I believe in the vital work they’re doing, be that crafting a memoir, life writing, or wrangling essays or stories into a collection.

To learn more, email me at susanlorrainescott@gmail.com 



Scholarship that is engaging, cogent and well-argued is a joy to read. I work with humanities and social science authors who want to reach interdisciplinary audiences through distinguished presses such as Oxford. Here are few examples:

Education Pathways: Narratives of Female Academics and Administrators in Ugandan Universities, Draru Mary Cecilia. English-language edit. Doctoral dissertation for the Dept. of Anthropology and Development Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (2017).

Gender, Nation and Religion in European Pilgrimage, Willy Jansen and Catrien Notermans (Ashgate 2012).

Ritual, Media and Conflict, Ronald L. Grimes, Ute Huesken, Udo Simons and Eric Venbrux (Oxford Ritual Studies Series, 2011).

Negotiating Rites, Ute Huesken and Frank Neubert (Oxford Ritual Studies Series, 2010).