Raise Your Wands for Susan Jeffers Casel, “Harry Potter” Copy Editor

As all Harry Potter fans know, there are many people who helped to make our beloved book series a reality. Not just J.K. Rowling herself, or the talented artists who illustrated those original covers, but also editors, publicists, agents, sales reps, and so many others who believed in Harry just as much as we did. We have recently lost one of those remarkable people – Susan Jeffers Casel, who was a copy editor for the US editions of the books.

Cheryl Klein, continuity editor for the last two Harry Potter books and currently an editor at Scholastic, tweeted yesterday about Susan’s contributions:

We raise our wands to you, Susan. Thanks for helping make the world a little more magical.

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.