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Laurel Robinson Editorial Services

About Me

Laurel Robinson, CopyeditorCaptain was the first of three rescue boxers who have made their home with us over the years. We still miss him.

I've been in this business since 1977 and freelancing full-time since 1997. I still absolutely love my work. Each project offers a chance to learn something or to explore a new place, whether it's a "real" location such as Argentina, a fictional place in a novel, or how a particular product became one of the most recognized in the world. I am naturally curious and an information junkie. Combine that with my love for words and clear writing, and I feel like I have the best job ever!

I've worked for individual writers, large and small publishers, and businesses of every size, including a hospital and a university. Here are some of the types of publications I have copyedited and proofread over the years:

  • fiction and nonfiction books
  • monthly magazines
  • academic annual reports
  • daily and weekly newspapers
  • brochures
  • newsletters
  • marketing materials (catalogs, booklets, print advertising)
  • calendars
Maine's Bold CoastOnly minutes from my office, these lobster boats are home in the harbor after a day's work.

Although I tend to work as a generalist, I especially enjoy fiction for adults and young adults, and nonfiction writing on travel, popular culture, marketing, spirituality, and self-help. I have experience with a wide variety of subjects, from memoirs to literacy education, crime thrillers to pet care, young-adult fantasy to travel in Russia.

I grew up in Missouri, spent 15 years in Seattle, and went to graduate school and worked in North Carolina. But since 1997, I've made my home on the beautiful, rocky coast of Down East Maine, surrounded by wild-blueberry barrens, the smell of the ocean, and dense forest. When I'm not working, you can often find me walking on nearby trails or caring for our two rescue cats. I also love reading, traveling, writing, cooking, photography, tap dancing, and volunteering for the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival.

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