Lauren brought a gentle, professional, and collaborative approach to the editing process. She offered great suggestions for simplifying sentences, strengthening the structure, and clarifying the message. She even suggested more inclusive terminology based on the Disability Language Style Guide which is really important to me. Lauren really knows what she’s doing and my document is stronger after her thoughtful edits!

Emerson Lee, Happy Memories Elder Support, LLC

Working with Lauren was super useful and an all-around pleasant experience. Lauren’s editing work was thorough and thoughtful, and she had great communication and project management skills. Before we began, she worked with me to find ways of providing feedback that worked for both of us and gave me a clear idea of exactly what she would focus on during edits. Even though I was new to the editing process, Lauren helped me understand exactly what to expect at each step. Lauren’s ability to pinpoint words that would create the right imagery or sound right within the sentence was very valuable. I felt comfortable accepting or discussing suggestions, and even the suggestions that didn’t quite fit with what I was trying to do in my writing helped me reflect on how I could achieve the effect I wanted. By this point in the writing process, it can be hard to keep up the optimism and enthusiasm about a manuscript. It’s been a huge growth experience for me, and with that has come some really frustrating feedback and moments that it was hard to see my writing as worthwhile. In contrast, working with Lauren was a positive experience from start to finish–she provided useful feedback for making my writing better while also recognizing and respecting what it was, which was really encouraging. 

Erin Schulz, Author

Creative storytelling is what comes to mind when I think about Lauren. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lauren for the past two months, during which she’s completely revamped our non-profit survey toolkit. With her exceptional editing skills, Lauren turned our boring toolkit into something interesting and with clear communication. Need proofreading, copyediting, or editing work? Lauren is your person!

Margaret Thompson, Programs Coordinator at Inspire Washington