Sue obtained a good grounding in publishing during her time as editor in Struik's natural history division, and subsequently as a freelance editor. She has edited a number of coffee table books, field guides and high-school biology textbooks.

She also served as copy-editor of African Wildlife - the magazine of the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) - for a few years during the 1990s.

While employed at the then Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Sue was responsible for the annual Research Highlights booklet for three years, which involved soliciting contributions from staff members, editing the text and
overseeing the layout. 

POPsLater, she compiled five newsletters for the Global Invasive Species Programme, tasked with planning the publication, researching and writing content, soliciting and editing contributions from others, sourcing images, liaising with the layout and printing teams, proofreading, and coordinating translation into French and Spanish.

She has also edited a variety of scientific theses, papers and reports over the years, such as the technical report for ORASECOM titled 'POPs, PAHs and elemental levels in sediment, fish and wild bird eggs in the Orange–Senqu River Basin'.