Sue Collier

Sue Collier brings together a multitude of talents in the publishing industry. She began her career in the business as communications editor for the College of American Pathologists in Chicago during the late 1980s. After cutting her editorial teeth on medical publications, she moved on to a position as production editor for the American Society for Quality Control in Milwaukee. She handled all facets of production for approximately forty Quality Press titles annually.

The mountains of Colorado beckoned, however, and in 1991, she relocated to the Denver area and accepted a position as managing editor for Fulcrum Publishing, a trade publisher specializing in travel, gardening, natural history, education, self-help, and children’s books, among other genres. Sue spent more than four years there, working with dozens of authors, freelancers, vendors, and staffers on a myriad of projects.

In 1995, she took the entrepreneurial plunge, starting an editorial, writing, and graphic design business called Lead Dog Communications. Sue has ghost-written a half-dozen books and edited hundreds more. She also presents seminars for self-publishing authors. Soon she began collaborating with Marilyn Ross, former owner of About Books, Inc., and Self-Publishing Resources (SPR).

Marilyn ultimately sold Self-Publishing Resources to Sue. As president and CEO of SPR, Sue oversees all book project work, coordinating a team of experts and holding true to the result-getting principles she learned from Marilyn. Marilyn continues to serve as the consultant to the consultant. SPR provides turnkey service to individuals and organizations seeking to publish and promote their own books, handling all aspects of book editing, design, production, and marketing and promotions. Sue also offers personalized coaching services for authors and small presses, providing them with the benefits of her extensive publishing background. Over the past two decades, she has worked with hundreds of clients, guiding them through the self-publishing process, and helping them produce professional, attractive books.

Sue has degrees in English and education from the University of Wisconsin and is listed in the national registry of Who’s Who. In her spar­e time, Sue is an avid trail runner who has completed four marathons and many halfs. She also enjoys biking, hiking, reading, and working out (especially MMA). Sue has one son and lives in the suburbs south of Denver. Contact her at 720-344-4388 or

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