Susan E. Lindsey Writer, Editor, Speaker

Susan E. Lindsey Writer, Editor, Speaker

Susan E. Lindsey Writer, Editor, SpeakerSusan E. Lindsey Writer, Editor, SpeakerSusan E. Lindsey Writer, Editor, Speaker

How I Became a Writer

Years ago, during the annual corporate torture session known as a performance review, my boss asked me, “What do you really like to do?” My answer was immediate. “Writing and editing.” 

I had written for pleasure for years, and writing and editing were part of my everyday responsibilities at work. 

When I left the world of corporate communication and public relations  after 19 years, I decided to see if I could make a living doing those  two things. I launched my own company and never looked back. I don’t  earn what I did in corporate America, but I’m ever-so-much happier and  living a more authentic life. 

Quick Facts

HOME: Louisville, KY

COFFEE: Black, no sugar

DEGREE: Communication

FAVORITE WRITERS: Erik Larson, Harper Lee, John Steinbeck, Jamie Ford, Elmore Leonard, David McCullough, Barbara Kingsolver, and many more 


Speed Family Heritage Recipes

Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia (forthcoming in summer 2020 from University Press of Kentucky)

Professional Skills


I have completed a nonfiction book about  the colonization of Liberia, which is forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky in 2020. I have also had numerous essays and stories published. See "What I Write." 


I am frequently invited to speak to writers’ groups and conferences on a range of topics. See "What I Say." 


I am a full-time professional editor of book manuscripts. See for details about the services provided by my company, Savvy Communication LLC.  

Current & Past Memberships

Writing, editing, communication

Author Guild

Women Who Write (former director and board member)
Talking Story Writing Group
American Copy Editors Society
Editorial Freelancers Association
International Association of Business Communicators (former board member of Kentucky chapter)
Public Relations Society of America

Historical & genealogy groups

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation

Christian County Historical Society

Daughters of the American Revolution

Filson Historical Society

Illinois Historical Society

Kentucky Historical Society

Liberian Studies Association


BA, Communication, Pacific Lutheran University

Accredited, Public Relations Society of America

Certificate, Integrated Marketing & Communication, University of Washington

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