Susan Wiederhold

Fort Collins, CO

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I have edited all kinds of material from advertising copy to legal documents to high tech magazine and book manuscripts. I have a wide range of interests in reading and it translates well into editing and proofreading. I find myself editing/proofreading books that I am reading for entertainment and I often wonder if anyone bothered to proofread the book!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love the exposure to different styles of writing and fields of interest. I find that it encourages me to do my own research to ensure that I do a proper job in the proofreading/editing.

Location

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Reviews

3 Reviews
  • Danny H. Jun 2, 2015
    Ms. Wiederhold does and outstanding job of proofreading my novels novels for me. She is timely in returning the work, and very thorough in correcting grammar and spelling, even when dealing with technical jargon or obscure languages.
  • Steven M. Jun 1, 2015
    I worked with Susan at a rapidly growing software company where she was the executive secretary for the President and handled numerous business items for the senior executives (I was the Chief Legal Officer and VP of Administration). Susan was particularly strong in editing long prospectus type documents. I would recommend her strongly. Steven C Morrison
  • Derrick G. Jun 1, 2015
    Hired Susan for an editing job to spot check works of fiction for inconsistencies, grammar, and punctuation.

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
I used to play a proofreading game with my dad as a teen. He would read the paper he received from his hometown and I would read our local small town paper. Then we would switch. Whoever found the most errors won. He taught English when he was in Office Candidate School in the Army, so he kept me on my toes.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Proofreading and editing for a book series for Prepper Press entitled 299 Days by Glen Tate. It is a look at what happens to one man as he becomes aware how fragile our nation is and how dependent we are on things going 'just right'. As a nation, we really are not prepared for any kind of disaster such as an earthquake, flood, depression, etc. His main character becomes aware of the situation and begins taking steps to prepare himself. It was a series that was published in 299 days so it was quite the job. It is great to see Glen's maturing as a writer and is a quite compelling story. I found myself in tears at some points.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That spellcheck just doesn't cut it.