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  • Writing
  • Editing
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  • Book Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Research
  • Advertising
  • Engineering
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Poems
  • Science
  • Short Stories
  • Technical Writing
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Services

  • Articles

    $28/hr Starting at $100 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    With over 25 years' experience as a features, science and financial writer, I've covered it all: from REITS to chemical engineering, NYSE to home shopping networks. I am comfortable handling virtually...

    AdvertisingBook WritingChemical EngineeringCorporateEditing
  • Web content

    $24/hr Starting at $250 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    I'm as happy crafting pages about graphic design as I am explaining property management or REITs. My web pages have run the gamut - from highly technical to highly creative. Clients tell me things like,...

    AdvertisingBook WritingContent WritingCorporateEditing
  • Newsletters

    $25/hr Starting at $100 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Chris Ricci awarded me five stars here on Guru for work on his music publications. I have also won praise from SEO Visions, and prior to the change of ownership at Guru, from McGettigan Partners. For...

    Art ResearchBasicCCorporateEditing
  • Creative writing

    $24/hr Starting at $250 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    I had an excellent creative writing prof at SF State, Frances Mayes, who told us to descibe an orange in 50 ways. I had no idea why she was asking this, but she taught an invaluable lesson: good writing...

    AdvertisingBook WritingCorporateEditingEssays
  • Editing & Proofreading

    $19/hr Starting at $100 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    I tested in the high 90th percentiles for proofreading and editing tests I took on Odesk, another contractor site. This is because I hold a BA in English and also am meticulous about ensuring accuracy...

    BasicCCorporateEditingEngineering
  • Speeches

    $19/hr Starting at $150 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Quick turnaround. Meticulous. Prolific. Creative. Versatile. Stories have appeared around the world for publications such as Scientific American.com, Entrepreneur, AARP-the Magazine (current issue!),...

    cnmCorporateEditingPoetryProofreading

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About

Writing about what really matters ...one story at a time.

Veteran storyteller with clips from magazines, newspapers and online media from California to Prague. Known for being both a quick study and a solid researcher. Write with precision and verve. Recent M.A. (with Merit) graduate of King's College London, Eighteenth-Century Studies. Also received B.A. in English/creative writing from San Francisco State, and am a widely published journalist, essayist and humorist. working on A feature on world-renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall was published in BBC Travel in March.


"I have worked with Laurie on two different occasions and she has been excellent. She has helped me with proofreading and editing my books and I highly recommend her for any project. If you want a writer who is professional and meets deadlines, Laurie is the one for the job." - Corey Curties, for Digital Camera Guide Book, Apr 10, 2020

Laurie was the consummate pro, as always. The material she submits is as good as it gets in this industry, and she is always on or ahead of schedule. I highly recommend Laurie for any writing project." - Benjamin Hardy, Homeclick, Oct. 30, 2013

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Work Terms

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- All jobs will require 100% of funds put into Safepay
- Clients new to Guru will be required to pay 1/2 the agreed-upon rate as a deposit;
clients with a stable history on Guru may pay a smaller deposit, depending upon negotiation. Generally, those with a strong rating and record of paying on time will not have to pay a deposit.
- Communications: no more than five messages per week; no more than one 15-minute phone call total. More than five messages per week will be billed at $25/message; phone calls in excess of (1) 15-minute call will be billed at $50 per 15-minute call
- Late payments will not be tolerated. Payments are due within 24 hours.
- No interviewing via Skype or Zoom until the nature of the job is indicated within a Guru message.
- NO WORK PERFORMED OUTSIDE GURU. Anyone who asks for this will be reported.
- No jobs under $100.

Thank you for your understanding!


Note:

I have over 500 publications to my credit and have been rated at 100% for over 20 years here on Guru. Thank you.

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