Testimonials

“Susan built the curriculum and then quite successfully executed the training for our employees. Every class taught by Susan had full enrollment, another testament to her successful style and knowledge.” Read more: Reference from Campbell Soup (pdf)
Carolyn Franz, director, IT communications, Campbell Soup

“Your supportive, humorous, but no-nonsense style of teaching gave me a firm sense of what to emphasize, what to downplay, and – most importantly – how to express myself.” John Shakespeare (no relation)

“What you teach about writing and the way you teach it are what corporate America needs today.”
Greg Weber, former president and CEO, Conrail

Susan Perloff has an amazing gift as an editor/writing coach. She spots typos as an eagle spots its prey. She knows how to create concise sentences that are clear and effective. And the end product, after a thorough edit, is exactly what you wanted.”
Peaches Ledwidge, memoir writer

“Susan is not only my mother but also a fabulous editor and writing coach. She forces me to keep my verbs active and my adverbs practically entirely non-existent. Hire her!”
David Perloff, publisher and editor, Pacific Magazine

“Susinctness!”
Anonymous attendee praising a writing workshop

“I learned great tips that I can use in all facets of my work (and trying to be diligent at it now). I look forward to the next training session.”
Tara Theune Davis, brand, communications + marketing consultant

“I showed my boss the material you helped me edit. She said it was ‘eminently readable.’ So let’s keep going.”

“You have an amazing ability to offer both constructive editorial criticism and nurturance.”

“I found Susan to be delightful, funny, encouraging, and razor-sharp in critiquing our work.”
Jennifer Loustau

Susan makes you believe that writing is easy. She is so upbeat and energetic that you cannot avoid being swept away.”

Susan- omg- great tip that I should read my own work out loud. It was so boring! Awful! No one wanted to hear me any more! I made some revisions again, cut and pasted a few things to move parts around. Thank you.
Individual writing-coaching client

Susan got us writing from the very start,
She even had an assignment to bring in the first day, and kept us writing right from the heart.
Her hand guides each ship of words, steering us thru the storms of grammar,
The rocks of punctuation, the meanings and feelings, too, so our stories don’t stammer. To Susan: Let us all say a big Thank You! It doesn’t take our whole brain, left and right, To know we’re going to miss this class every Monday night.
Free-thinking UArts student named Rocky, about class in writing creative nonfiction