Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Suzanne Doukas Niermeyer, Freelance Editor

I am Suzanne Doukas Niermeyer, a freelance editor from Mystic, Connecticut, providing editing and ghostwriting services to local authors to help them produce publishable manuscripts. I have worked with author Lisa Saunders on her historical – and hysterical - tourist guide, The Mystic Seafarer’s Trail, and am currently ghostwriting a client’s memoir.
I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in English from Connecticut College (Conn) in New London where I learned the mechanics of writing and literary analysis. The coursework at Conn was as challenging as it was rewarding. And I loved every minute of it!
In addition to the expertise attained from the rigorous coursework at Conn, I authored, edited, and proofread communications, funding proposals, standard operating procedures, quality assurance reports and a myriad of other work related materials during my fourteen years with a global pharmaceutical company.  
Aside from my education and work experience, I am proficient in many editing software applications - from word processors to imaging software to multi-media publishing. Whatever the vision for your book, I can deliver an array of layout options for your book’s development, whether in hardcopy or eBook format.
Read more about my rates, services, and software proficiencies...
2014 Rates based on definitions from the Editors’ Forum Editorial Services Guide

Type of Work
Estimated Pace


Editing, basic copyediting

5-10 ms pgs/hr

Editing, heavy copyediting

2–5 ms pgs/hr

Editing, developmental

1–5 pgs/hr




8-20 pr pg/hr


Layout, books
6-10 pgs/hr
Layout, newsletters
1-4 pgs/hr




9-13 ms pgs/hr




1-3 ms pgs/hr
Writing, fiction
Writing, ghostwriting
Writing, nonspecified
Writing, technical/trade

Software Expertise

Microsoft Office; Word, Publisher, Excel, Project, Visio, Internet Explorer
Adobe; Photoshop, Dreamweaver, X Pro
Cyberlink; PhotoDirector, PhotoPower
Movie Editors, HP, Cannon
Online Applications; YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter

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