Susan Bryant is a two-time Pulitzer team finalist who spent two decades in the newspaper industry, the vast majority as an editor and manager. She then broadened her skills at a Web design/development firm before starting a contract editing/writing business, EditorGuru Inc., in 2010.

Susan is creative, meticulous, detail-oriented, and deadline-driven. She is a perfectionist who doesn’t rest until her clients are happy. Thus, your feedback and input are important.

Susan enjoyed an intense, exciting career in newspapers, guiding reporters who covered everything from plane crashes and hurricanes to community news. She was an editor at The News-Press in Fort Myers, Florida, for six years before joining the South Florida Sun Sentinel for nearly a decade. At her peak, she supervised and directed six staffers and 20 freelance writers. She found coaching and mentoring reporters to be the most rewarding aspects of her job.

When the newspaper industry started to crumble, she resigned in 2008 to work as a resource director and No. 2 in charge at Pound Interactive in Boca Raton, FL, for nearly a year. She assigned work to web designers and developers around the world. It was there that she realized the severity of how much the average person struggles with the writing process.

Thus, a seed was planted for the idea of helping to alleviate this frustration for clients, such as yourself. That was how EditorGuru was born, with the goal of sharpening your written message.

Now she coaches clients, instead of reporters, by helping them crystallize the point of what they are writing while instilling confidence. She speaks to writing groups on a variety of topics, such as how to avoid the most common errors and how to work with an editor. Deborah Sharp posted this blog about Susan’s lecture for the Florida chapter of Mystery Writers of America.

Her foremost passion is exploring the world, particularly Southeast Asia, with her husband and award-winning photojournalist, Benjamin Rusnak, when not at their home in Boca Raton, Florida.

To view Susan’s comprehensive resume for more insight into her background, view her profile on LinkedIn.

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