Cass Lauer

Cass Lauer – Editor

Literary Editor specializing in developmental editing and story coaching - "Vox Libri" (expected publication Sept 2022)

Overview

I have a background in fiction and creative nonfiction with a concentration on identity, feminism/womanism, the queer lens, and intersectionality. Although these are the areas I am mainly focused, I have worked on many books about environmental activism, tech & AI, leadership, female entrepreneurship, self-help, grief, and memoir.

While studying Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University, I quickly fell in love with the workshop environment and immediately joined the school’s Literary & Arts Magazine. From then on, I knew that as much as I enjoyed writing, I preferred helping others create stories and books they could be proud of.

Throughout college and for some time after, I taught tap classes at my childhood dance studio, Fusion Dance Centre, and only picked up the occasional rough draft from friends. But while I loved my students and my Fusion Family, I was itching to seriously get back into the literary world. I left to pursue a freelance copywriting career where I completed a few one-off jobs before discovering Creator Institute in March 2019. (You can find some of the titles I've worked on below.)

I am a huge proponent for the workshop environment as I believe a collaborative experience creates the most interesting, insightful, and polished works. Open feedback, honest critique, and a good deal of cheerleading
is the direct line to a book worth being proud of.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Humanities & Social Sciences LGBTQ Non-Fiction Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction LGBTQ Fiction New Adult Women's Fiction
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • The Walter Cummins Award

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2018 — Present

Developmental Editing: provides coaching on narrative tone, feedback on content, suggested edits, and manuscript structuring tips via in-line comments and ZOOM workshops

Project Revisions: provides direct editing on sentence structure and narrative tone, manuscript structuring on preexisting work, PLUS line edits and proofreading

Creator Institute

Mar, 2019 — Oct, 2021 (over 2 years)

Oversees a cohort of writers looking to publish books in their field (nonfiction and fiction) through arranging weekly teleconferences where we discuss their latest pages and how to improve upon them

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