How did you become connected with the author?

Through her publisher, Scrivenings Press

What do you enjoy the most about the editing process?

I’m an author myself, and I like knowing I’m helping other authors.

What tips can you give other freelance editors about working with authors?

Remember how you felt when you were just starting out—especially how it felt when you received criticism.

What do you wish authors knew about working with freelance editors?

They don’t have to go along with every suggestion the editor makes—unless their publisher insists on it.

What does working on an award-winning book mean to you?

I was overwhelmed when I got the news. I’m thankful that people felt I did a good job and that it meant enough to the author to nominate me.

About Susan Page Davis

Susan Page Davis is the author of more than 100 novels. She writes romantic suspense, historical romance, and mystery. She is a Maine native now living in Kentucky, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her books have won several awards including the Carol Award for her novel The Prisoners Wife; the Faith, Hope, and Love Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award for The Prisoner’s Wife and The Lumberjack’s Lady (Maine Brides series); and the Will Rogers Medallion Award for her novels Captive Trail (Texas Trails series, 2012), The Rancher’s Legacy (Homeward Trails series, 2022), and The Outlaw Takes a Bride (2016).

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Want to Learn More?

You can learn more about the Editors’ Choice Award in our recent blog post, Getting to Know the CEA’s Editors’ Choice Award. We’re currently accepting entries and recruiting judges for next year’s contest. You can learn more about submission guidelines and how to become a judge at Editors’ Choice Award | Christian Editors Association. Stay tuned to learn about our other winners in future posts.