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Services

  • Articles

    $18/hr Starting at $100

    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...

    AdvertisingArticlesBook WritingChemical EngineeringCorporate
  • Ghost writing books

    $20/hr Starting at $100

    Quick turnaround. Meticulous. Prolific. Creative. Versatile. Writer has contributed to three books published by Heritage Media -- Los Angeles: Place of Possibilites; Long Beach: the City and its People;...

    ArticlescnmCorporateEditingPoetry
  • Web content

    $24/hr Starting at $25

    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,...

    AdvertisingArticlesBook WritingCorporateEditing
  • Creative writing

    $24/hr Starting at $25

    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...

    AdvertisingArticlesBook WritingCorporateEditing
  • Speeches

    $19/hr Starting at $150

    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!),...

    ArticlescnmCorporateEditingPoetry
  • Copywriting

    $24/hr Starting at $25

    With over 15 years' experience as a features and finance writer, I've covered it all: from REITS to plus-size supermodels, NYSE to home shopping networks. I am comfortable handling virtually any writing...

    AdvertisingArticlesBook WritingCorporateEditing

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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. Currently working on feature for BBC Travel on world renowned anthropologist-cum-chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall.


"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

Work Terms

Please read carefully:

- 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 have to 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!




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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