I have 25 years of international experience as a writer, copy editor, proofreader and communications consultant for academic, scientific/technical, creative and business audiences.
Bring me your novels, white papers, screenplays, speeches, scripts, proposals, dissertations, technical manuals, annual reports, web copy—even your scheduled tweets. I’ll make sure your work goes out into the universe looking and sounding its very best.
How do we get started? Write to me! Lorraine AT VoodooBungalow DOT com. I’ll get back to you quickly.
Laurie is absolutely delightful to work with. A creative and witty writer who is also a sharp copy editor, she understands user experience, carefully considers the context and terminology for each project, easily adopts the voice of a brand, and finds just the right word. Okay, that was a terrible sentence – she would have written it so much better! I can’t recommend Laurie enough as a writer and editor for all branded communications. I look forward to working with her again in the future.
Anya Pratskevich Product and Content Marketing
Professional, universal, responsive, and AMAZING would sum up Laurie's abilities as a writer/editor. I have worked with her for close to two years and she has always come through now matter how tight the circumstances. She has helped on a range of projects: strategy, pitch writing, voiceover, and technical user guides.
Scott Holmes VP, Executive Client Partner, SapientRazorfish
Anyone who's still skeptical of telecommuting hasn't worked with Laurie.
Within five minutes on our first project together, she had everyone on the team laughing and planning vacations up to Canada.
You might think, "Someone this funny must be covering up for something," but no... she's one of the fastest, most reliable and brilliant writers I've ever worked with.
She picks up brand voices in minutes and never misses a deadline - even on intense projects with far too many cooks in the kitchen. She's smart and gracious with notes, skilled at understanding what you're really trying to say, and she even gives others credit for her own great work. In other words, she's a saint.
I guess that shouldn't come as a surprise since she once wrote for the Pope. (You'll have to hire her to hear the full story.)
Chris Shellen Writer/Producer and Content Strategist
Laurie is an absolute dream to work with, and I couldn't have been more delighted that she was part of the team. She attacks any writing project big or small, engaging or mundane, with laser sharp focus. And on top of that, she has an uncanny ability to make whatever she touches at work a lot more fun.
I'll never forget how she turned a dry 20-something page company travel policy into a witty and engaging story that people could actually read without falling asleep. And somehow it still hit every legal and financial detail of the original document. I think that what her writing and personality demonstrate, is that she is an incredibly empathetic person. Laurie understands people from all walks of life, and is able to connect with them through language. An invaluable skill in the world of communications, which is why I say, if you have an opportunity to work with Laurie, jump on it.
(One caveat. Laurie did not copy-edit this recommendation. If she had, it would have been much more fun to read.)
Chelsea Bray Apple University
I first worked with Laurie while running the marketing department at Spout (InMobi) and we continued to work together though my transition to running the marketing department at Involver.
In this context she helped with the development of marketing collateral across print and web. This included the development of case studies and white papers in the fast moving social technology industry.
She came up to speed very quickly and has been indispensabile through the development of our brand voice. She is very easy to work with, flexible, and always meets her deadlines. I really can't say enough good things about working with her, she's my go-to resource and I recommend working with her.
Roland Smart Agile/Community Marketer, MarTech Leader, and Author