Everybody’s got a unique story,

and I’d like to help you tell it brilliantly.

Whatever your project—a memoir, novel, blog post, nonfiction book, newsletter—I can support you in its creation. Whether you’ve finished a draft that needs editing or are in the conceptualization process, I offer encouragement and honest feedback that will help you develop your writing so that it’s vivid, accurate, and moving.

Why hire me for your project? Because as both a writer and an editor I have dual perspectives. I know the challenge and thrill of expressing a complex idea or emotionally charged scene in evocative words. I also understand the importance of having a trained reader who can suggest ways to make the writing even better.  

I’ve worked as an editor of both books and magazines, and I’ve helped hundreds of writers bring their words to fruition on the page. As a writer with more than 200 articles that have appeared in print and online magazines, I’ve learned to write a clear, concise, colorful piece. When I finish an article, my editor helps me improve it. At the end: publication! Our collaboration brings my words to readers.

  • “Working with Laurel seems effortless. Whether it’s her intuitive gift with language, steady and subtle humor, or unpretentious intelligence that inform her craft, Laurel always finds the right solution for the challenge of the moment.”

    Bonnie Schwab Senior Public Relations Manager, Vanguard Communications, Denver