320 West 86 Street
New York, NY 10024-3139
Susan Dalsimer enjoys the process of helping a writer fashion the book most meaningful to the writer and most marketable to the public. She can be an editor, a collaborator or a ghostwriter. She has been an editor at E.P. Dutton, a vice-president of Creative Affairs for Warner Bros. in New York, and the vice-president and publisher of Miramax Books.
In addition to her editing skills, she has a keen eye for what books can translate to film and television.
She edits fiction and non-fiction. In fiction she edits literary and commercial fiction as well as young adult fiction. In non-fiction she is particularly interested in the areas of memoir, spirituality, psychology, theater, film and television.
Authors she has worked with include Paul Auster, Fredric Dannen, Florence Falk, Thomas Farber, Bruce Frankel, Annette Insdorf, Iris Krasnow, Padma Lakshmi, David Levien, Anthony Minghella, John Pierson, Martin Scorsese, and Veronica Webb.
"Susan Dalsimer was my editor on three books, written over the course of seven years. With each paragraph she edited, she challenged me to think sharper, to write more fully from the heart. I leaned on Susan to make me my best, and she came through time and time again." —Iris Krasnow, Surrendering to Motherhood, Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself
"Not only was Susan Dalsimer the ideal editor for Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes, she set me on the right course at the outset, then left me on my own except when she, almost uncannily, asked the right question at the right time. Finally, at the end, no detail was too small to discuss, and she never wavered in support of the in-your-face title." —John Pierson, Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes: A Guided Tour Across A Decade of American Independent Cinema
"Susan Dalsimer has the rare ability to read a novel in progress and sort out what it needs at its most fundamental level the honesty of the story, the truth of the characters. But she also has an even rarer talent the ability to offer specific, concrete, and workable ideas for how to fix the problem. I am grateful for her talents." —Kate Wenner, Setting Fires, Dancing With Einstein