I know I’m biased (Sooz [“Katherine”] has been my editor for more years than I care to count) but can we get a round of applause for all the hard work she does for us?
Her relentless pursuit of excellence (and the strength of her convictions) have given us all a leg up in recent times and I swear she under-values herself.
Sooz, you are worth more than you charge for your services, and more than you know.
How you can carry around the weight of your own knowledge without exploding brains out of your ears, I will never know!
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.