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Susan Milstrey Wells

Everyone Has a Story to Tell. Let Me Help You Tell Yours.
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Blog Writer | Speechwriter | Ghostwriter
Editor | Coach

Accomplished writer/editor and published author with 25+ years of experience. Skilled in translating complex technical material and research findings into compelling prose for the lay audience. Expert in speechwriting, coaching and mentoring writers, and teaching plain language writing. Passionate about uncovering the story behind the story. Clients include federal agencies, national and regional organizations, for-profit and nonprofit companies, educational institutions, news outlets, and others.

Speechwriting | Commercial Writing | Technical Writing | Academic Writing
Substantive Editing | Developmental Editing | Ghostwriting | Magazine Writing
Interviewing | Researching | Blog Writing | Teaching & Mentoring

Testimonials

Susan joined the GovLoop featured blogger program in the summer of 2016 and, during her time in the program, contributed a dozen thoughtful, well-written blog posts. These posts helped educate our audience on everything from tips on better navigating professional conferences to the use of language in showing dignity and respect to others. Her contributions were wonderful, and I looked forward to her posts each week.

Catherine Andrews ─ Director of Content, GovLoop.com

“Effortless” and “efficient” are the two words that comes to mind when I think about Susan. I was looking for an editor for my first children’s book. Since it was my first, I had to find a distinguished editor. I was connected to Susan through a friend and so relieved it happened. After analyzing her website prior to our initial phone call, I knew that my “creation” was in great hands. Susan asked just the right questions, to understand me and where I was coming from, to support my manuscript. Being in the business for numerous years, she had a many great insights for me, as a first time author. Together, we had great communication. I will be working with Susan again in the near future.

Amanda Bibbo ─ Cleveland, OH 

I’ve worked on several assignments and proposals with Susan. She is a highly accomplished writer and editor with specialized expertise in the areas of mental health.  I highly recommend her when you want a senior-level writer/editor who produces quality work.

Linda M. DeGraffenreid ─ Owner/Principal, Effective Communication, LLC

Susan is a skilled professional writer. Her competencies in developing proposals and responses to RFPs are well known across the country. She is able to quickly grasp the topic at hand, drill down to specifics, and then provide excellent writing support targeted to your needs.

Kevin Ann Huckshorn, Ph.D., RN, MSN, ICRC ─ President and CEO, Kevin Huckshorn & Associates, Inc.

Susan brings to her work a rare combination of talents that make her one of the best writers and editors around.  She is adept at researching, synthesizing, and communicating complex issues, skillfully tailoring her writing for the intended readers. Susan has always made me a better writer, asking the right questions, suggesting alternative ways when I was stuck, and beautifully editing sections that needed help.  She has a great ability to critique and improve others’ writing while making them feel supported and buoyed by her. It has truly been a highlight of my work life to collaborate with Susan on all manner of writing and editing projects.

Anne Lezak ─ Principal, ADL Consulting