"Write while the heat is in you." —Thoreau
After years of wanting to become a writer, I finally built a writing practice—during the hardest period of my life.
Through writing, I found my voice, processed painful life changes, launched a new career, and (best of all) let go of the horrible shame I’d felt when I was putting off my creative dreams.
I’ve made it my mission to help aspiring and blocked creatives connect to their art. Because if you want to create, chances are you need to. Perfectionism, self-criticism, old wounds, new struggles—whatever’s holding you back, I’m here to help.
As a writer, my background is in poetry, and I'm currently working on my first novel. (A suspense novel, in case you're curious, and yes, it's terrifying.) My work has been featured in Shape.com, The Manifest-Station, Stirring: A Literary Collection, Penny, Day One, The Hartskill Review, and Rust+Moth.
My journey as an editor
I began my editing career—red pen in hand—at a major publishing house in New York City. I edited everything from fiction and memoir to nonfiction books about neuroscience, American history, and wine. I learned to see with the eyes of an editor: What was missing, and what could be pruned away?
Sure, I did plenty of line editing, turning each sentence into its own little work of art, but I developed a passion for working with authors who struggled to grow the seeds of their ideas into a finished product.
For more information about my credentials and experience, check out my LinkedIn profile.
Laura Romain provides editing services with surgical (yet gentle) precision. In my case, her edits were flawless, and her suggestions really strengthened my writing. As important, Laura spent enough time with me to understand my goals before she went to work on the text I'd shared with her. I highly recommend Laura and her services.
I really appreciate not only Laura's technical expertise, but how she challenged me to take my writing in new directions and overcome mental blocks I had created for myself. I highly recommend her insight and guidance to anyone else struggling to unlock the potential of their writing project!
If you're looking for support, guidance, and accountability as you embark on your writing journey, you're in luck.
I've recently revamped my coaching services to make them as targeted and accessible (yes, that means affordable) as possible.
If you work with me, you'll walk away from our time together with a sustainable writing practice that's personally meaningful and professionally fulfilling.
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Writing and Editing Services
Do you want to write a book proposal? Start your memoir? Apply for your dream job?
Congratulations, and I can most definitely help you with that.
Thanks to my professional experiences in book publishing and recruiting, I have a special place in my heart (and mind) for book proposals, manuscripts of all shapes and sizes, cover letters, application materials, resumes and CVs, and personal statements.
I offer a free phone consultation to discuss your project and see whether we might be a fit. Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll set up a time to chat.