Jake Shuford for S.U.P.E.R.B. 17th Feb 2021
Katherine Black isn’t human, she’s a magician. She turns my coarse rock of a first draft into a polished stone. I don’t know how she does it, but she works quick and always hits her deadline. This is the third time I’ve asked for Best Book Editors help, and there will be more. I’m a returning client and I couldn’t be more pleased with her help. Stephen King always said to trust your editor, and Katherine is a shining example of why. I will be returning for more!
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.