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Laura Anderson | Elance
 
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Laura Anderson

Writer and Editor
   United States
  |   Loveland, CO

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University with a concentration in English (Creative Writing). While at CSU, she also received a minor in Philosophy of Religion and a certificate in Religious Studies.

Laura is currently employed as a freelance editor for Fear the Boot, LLC and is the editorial director for their annual anthology, Sojourn. She is also a Master of Arts student in creative writing, and has extensively studied literary fiction, speculative fiction (including science fiction and fantasy), and...

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Portfolio

A piece of horror flash fiction
Writing short story for anthology
I edited this short story and formatted it for publication in Sojourn: An Anthology of...

Skills (7)

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Service Description

Laura Anderson is an expert editor, capable of looking over short stories, novels, blog posts, RPGs, and papers for classes. She specializes in creative nonfiction and speculative fiction (including science fiction and fantasy). She has edited anthologies and novels in the past, and served as editorial director for Fear the Boot, LLC's anthology Sojourn.

When editing fiction, Laura considers the piece's audience and will check for characterization, clarity of writing, flow, organization, and pacing, as well as basic grammar and punctuation checking.

When editing nonfiction, Laura will check grammar, punctuation, clarity of thought, flow, and organization to ensure that the final piece will achieve the desired goal.

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Employment

Self
Freelance editor
2011 - Present
Sought clients for editing projects Proofreading and editing per clients' requests
Fear the Boot, LLC
Editorial Director
2013 - 2014
Edited 15+ stories for publication in anthology Formatted stories per style guide requirements Communicated with authors regarding their stories Typeset and laid out anthology
LexisNexis
Editor - Practice Area Content
2011 - 2012
Laura Anderson began temp work with LexisNexis in August of 2010. She researched, wrote, and edited summaries on jury verdicts and settlements. She was hired permanently by LexisNexis in July of...
Cherry Hill Seminary
Newsletter Coordinator
2009 - 2011
Laura Anderson worked as the Newsletter Coordinator for Cherry Hill Seminary from January 2009 - December 2011. As part of her duties, she created the twice monthly newsletter, gathering articles...

Education

Regis University
Master of Arts
2012 - Present
Colorado State University
Bachelor of English (Creative Writing)
2003 - 2008

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