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Laura Ostendorff

Laura Ostendorff - Editor

Greer, SC, United States

Enthusiastic editor specializing in fantasy and science fiction with experience in both traditional and indie publishing.

Overview

Whether it be your memoir, a fantasy adventure, or a blog you have built from the ground up, your creation means the world to you.

You’ve poured your heart and soul into crafting it and spent countless hours putting to (figurative) paper the words that are so crucial to express. The last thing you want to have to do is go back through your writing and edit it with a fine-tooth comb.

That’s where I come in. I graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University with a BA in English and have worked in traditional, indie, and magazine publishing to help a wide variety of writers make their creations the best they can be. I’ll work with you to any degree you need to take your book or article over the finish line, whether it be simple proofing before publication, editing grammar, spelling, and punctuation, or assisting you with plot and character development.

As an editor, it is my solitary mission to ensure that you not only get what you want out of your writing but also what you need to make it great. I take the burden of the little details off of your shoulders so that you can focus fully on your amazing creation.

I love seeing writers’ projects come to life, and I can’t wait to work with you on yours!

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy Historical Fiction Romance Science Fiction

Work experience

Clinical Trials Assistant

Duke University Medical Center
July, 2015 – March, 2016 (8 months)

Generated, proofread, and edited a wide variety of documents including manuscripts for publication and grant applications, and checked for grammatical accuracy and completeness in team work products.

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
August, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

Developmental and copy editing and proofreading of nonfiction and fiction manuscripts for independent publishers and self-published authors.

Copy Editor

Chronicle literary and arts magazine
August, 2014 – April, 2015 (8 months)

Solely responsible for copy and line editing magazine and promotional materials. Regularly completed editing of 70+ page magazine in less than 24 hours.

Editorial Intern

Warren Publishing, Inc.
May, 2014 – June, 2014 (about 1 month)

Reviewed manuscript submissions, provided recommendations, and edited accepted manuscripts.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Long Nights Short Years

Julie Carlyle

The author, Julie Carlyle, is the stay-at-home mother of three who never once looked back leaving a career outside the home. Long Nights, Short Years is a humorous look at motherhood-the dos, don'ts and all the things you wish you'd been told. It will comically remind those of us who have raised children what those crazy days were like while encouraging new parents to enjoy every challenge eac... read more

The author, Julie Carlyle, is the stay-at-home mother of three who never once looked back leaving a career outside the home. Long Nights, Short Years is a humorous look at motherhood-the dos, don'ts and all the things you wish you'd been told. It will comically remind those of us who have raised children what those crazy days were like while encouraging new parents to enjoy every challenge eac... read more

Reapers: The Shadow Soldiers (Reapers Series Book 1)

Josh Collins

Amid a violent terrorist takeover on the icy planet of Silverset, Ben Burns, a troubled former black ops assassin, is forced to join the fight. Assigned to a mysterious team of misfits, and equipped in illegal battle armor, he stands a chance at becoming the hero Silverset needs. The real question is, who will save him?

Amid a violent terrorist takeover on the icy planet of Silverset, Ben Burns, a troubled former black ops assassin, is forced to join the fight. Assigned to a mysterious team of misfits, and equipped in illegal battle armor, he stands a chance at becoming the hero Silverset needs. The real question is, who will save him?

The Release

Jeremy Hughes

It begins as a normal day for Brian and his daughter, Ashley. But as night falls and people start turning into savage creatures, they must work with new found friends if they hope to make it through the night alive.

It begins as a normal day for Brian and his daughter, Ashley. But as night falls and people start turning into savage creatures, they must work with new found friends if they hope to make it through the night alive.

Lost Letters

Lori Roberts

Ellie Morgan has just inherited an old house; musty, and full of other people's memories. Hidden inside forgotten letters, she discovers a story of lost love and the soldier who draws her into his world. Will she find love for herself in its unveiling?

Ellie Morgan has just inherited an old house; musty, and full of other people's memories. Hidden inside forgotten letters, she discovers a story of lost love and the soldier who draws her into his world. Will she find love for herself in its unveiling?

Me, Myself and Multiple Sclerosis

Kenneth Brown

Hello, my name is Kenneth Brown and yes, I have multiple sclerosis. I will attempt to talk to you about something that I know; that is living with this disease. Not that I do it the best, the right, or the most efficient way. I do what works for me, a concept I learned long before multiple sclerosis. And believe me, I'm still learning

Hello, my name is Kenneth Brown and yes, I have multiple sclerosis. I will attempt to talk to you about something that I know; that is living with this disease. Not that I do it the best, the right, or the most efficient way. I do what works for me, a concept I learned long before multiple sclerosis. And believe me, I'm still learning

Allegiance: A Reapers Novel (Reapers Series Book 2)

Josh Collins

First they fought for hope, now they must fight even harder to keep it alive!The Reapers: mysterious operatives clad in invulnerable battle armor. Their first operation was a success. Despite insurmountable odds, they managed to defeat the United Liberty Collective terror element that had succumbed the peaceful Dominion planet of Silverset. But, sometimes, the aftermath is worse than the incid... read more

First they fought for hope, now they must fight even harder to keep it alive!The Reapers: mysterious operatives clad in invulnerable battle armor. Their first operation was a success. Despite insurmountable odds, they managed to defeat the United Liberty Collective terror element that had succumbed the peaceful Dominion planet of Silverset. But, sometimes, the aftermath is worse than the incid... read more

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