Susan is a very experienced editor who loves working collaboratively with authors on non-fiction projects, especially in the broad area of science, psychology and philosophy. She holds academic qualifications in all these subjects, with a Cambridge degree in biological and physical sciences and postgraduate degrees in philosophy and psychology.
Susan’s book development experience ranges from fun science guides for children to authoritative multi-contributor volumes. She has worked for many of the major UK non-fiction publishers as a writer and editor, including Dorling Kindersley (DK), Phaidon, BBC Books, Hodder and HarperCollins, and for key public-sector organisations including the Science Museum (London), the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council. Until recently, Susan was editor of the international education magazine Science in School,.
While Susan has had the privilege of commissioning and collaborating with many prestigious and well-known authors and experts, she particularly enjoys working with new authors to help them to shape and achieve the book or article that they want to create. She believes in giving clear, explanatory feedback at all stages so that the process is a mutual learning experience.
Susan specialises in supporting authors with technical or specialist knowledge who want to bring their ideas and expertise to a wider or more popular audience, without compromising on quality. She can provide support all the way from initial idea to finished text, or just help with obstacles along the path towards publication.
Books edited by Susan
Work with Susan