Susan Levi Wallach

Editorial services

Writer / Editor
Co-winner of the 2014 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize

A Love Letter: Ray McManus (essay): The Limelight, Volume II
Pentimento (poem): The Collective I chapbook
Doxology (poem): part of the 2015 Columbia Broadside Project, with artist Christian Thee
A Still Life (short story): The Thomas Wolfe Review
June 1972 (poem): The Frank Marshall Review
Scourge (poem): Art from the Ashes monograph

Swan Lake (short story): Dirt & Seeds (contributor)
Thank You for Your Contribution … And Your Check, with Flavian Mark Lupinetti: cahoodaloodaling
Motherhood (poem): Dirt & Seeds
What Tassio Fulgrass Thinks of Life (flash): Fall Lines 2014
In Taiwan (poem): Best of Black Heart 2013 anthology
Botany (poem): Bayou Magazine 61
From Some Room (poem): RiverLit, March 2014
Still Life with Frogs (short story): Southern California Review
Memoriam, That Evening, and Catalogue (poems): Literary Matters 6.4
Lupine Moon (poem): the Columbia Broadside Project and chapbook, with artist Sammy Lopez
White Noise (poem): Four Chambers, December 2013
Another Day for the Monkeys (short story): 2013 Porter Fleming Literary Competition, first place in fiction
The Innate Force of Matter
(flash): RiverLit, September 2013
(poem): 2013 Faulkner-Wisdom Writing Competition short list and 2013 Porter Fleming honorable mention
You Are Ordered To Appear
(flash): RiverLit, August 2013
And I’ll Blow Your House Down
(short story): American Athenaeum, summer 2013
(poem): The Moth, summer 2013
Simon of the Desert
(short story): basis for the short film Grace, spring 2013

Read my short story Pool at Best Fiction

Member: The Authors Guild, South Carolina Arts Commission Roster of Approved Artists, Editorial Freelancers Association, Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

I am a professional writer and editor available for short- or long-term projects. My portfolio includes nearly two thousand articles in national publications and online. In addition, I have more than twenty years of experience as an editor, including senior positions at McGraw-Hill, Thomas Publishing, and Rodale.

If you have a novel, story, thesis, annual report, press release, or other writing project you need polished, I can:

  • Correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage
  • Check internal logic and thought flow for clarity
  • Find redundancies and inconsistencies
  • Ensure compliance with the specified stylebook

If you are preparing for an interview or a book tour, I can:

  • Give you techniques for developing confidence
  • Help you build your presentation skills
  • Show you how to get the most benefit from media exposure

For more information or a quote on a project, please get in touch:


Great job. Thanks again for all your help. You made it a very easy process for us.

Oh what you did with my work is absolutely marvelous! It is exactly what I wanted to say.

3 thoughts on “Susan Levi Wallach

  1. Dear Susan,
    A fan referred me to your writing. You are accomplished and gifted. Your writing is impressive. I am glad I found it.

  2. Susan, it was great to meet you at VCFA during the post-grad conference. I am inspired by all you have done, all you do, your writing, creativity, your artsy way of doing everything. Thanks for all the editing tips, and the sheer honesty when it comes to breaking into the world of editing. I hope to catch up with you at VCFA later this month.

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