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Susan Perloff


BSR Contributor Since December 29, 2013

Susan Perloff, freelance writer and editor, writes primarily for businesses and nonprofits. She has 150 bylines in the Inquirer and 100 in other periodicals. In employee settings, organizational meetings and her Center City home/office, Susan trains adults to write nonfiction – and that’s the truth.

I teach adults to write better nonfiction. And that’s the truth. Putting precise words after other powerful words, stringing them into sentences and paragraphs. Wrestling words to the ground.

Yes, I write. I have been writing nonfiction since contributing to my high-school newspaper. In my second year at University of Pennsylvania, the university allowed women to join the previously all-male Daily Pennsylvanian. I was one of the first nine women to join and the only one to stay through graduation.

A writing career was born. A full-time, self-employed freelance writer and editor since 1983, I write websites, e-newsletters, annual reports, training manuals, corporate histories, family memoirs and more. Mostly I write for people who can’t easily articulate what they think or are in too big of a hurry to write right. Or write bright. Often they have created state-of-the-art technological or medical material that non-techies need to understand and hire me to explain.

My byline has appeared 150 times in the Philadelphia Inquirer and in 100 other periodicals. I have won four national writing awards. From my home office, with corner windows and an up-close view of City Hall and two Philadelphia murals, I write.

But writing is lonely. I am an extrovert in an introvert’s profession. So I teach writing. Since you cannot teach what you do not practice, I am forever practicing writing.

I love to write. I live to write. I am your friend who WRITES and teaches writing in Pennsylvania.

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BalletX dancers Jaime Lennon and Jesse Sani. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

BalletX Winter 2014 program

Performing flexibly and with fun

BalletX’s dancers move in ways that are simultaneously strenuous and fluid, harsh and delicate, serious and amusing.
Susan Perloff

Susan Perloff

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