Laura Roberts

Laura Roberts - Editor

Sacramento, CA, USA

Copy editing, proofreading, and transcription services for indie authors and small businesses.

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Overview

Hi! I’m Laura Roberts, and I’m a freelance writer, editor and transcriber based in Sacramento, California. Since 2007, I’ve worked for lots of amazing companies, writing everything from interviews and book reviews to profiles of hotels, points of interest, and different cities around the world; editing the works of hundreds of indie authors; and providing verbatim audio and video transcription for reality TV and market research companies in the U.S. and Canada.

My work has been featured on travel sites like Expedia and MapQuest, and in magazines like Travel + Leisure. I’ve also contributed to popular writing sites like Funds For Writers and Writers Weekly, and have even written custom content for businesses like the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Hips & Curves Lingerie, and the Yellow Pages. I’ve also written audio transcripts for all your favorite reality shows, from "Alaska: The Last Frontier" to "The Real Housewives of New York City" to "Who Do You Think You Are?"

What sets me apart?
  • Fast turn-around times are as important to me as they are to my clients – indie authors, small business owners and entrepreneurs with tight deadlines.
  • Editing isn’t just the application of grammatical rules and a quick run through the spell-checker. I work closely with authors to make sure their manuscripts are the best they can be, at each stage of the editing process.
  • My degrees in Creative Writing, English Literature, and Philosophy are a testament to my quest for knowledge, which will never cease. I love learning new things – especially from the awesome people I get to work with every day.
Want to know more? Check out my website for more info on my rates and availability.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Career Guides
Sex & Relationships
Travel
Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Romance
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing & English Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

Work experience

Owner & CEO

Self-employed
May, 2007 – Present (over 13 years)

Some of my editorial clients include:
*Oxford University Press – Proofreader for Semantics: A Reader
*San Diego Writers & Editors Guild – Creating original content and highlighting member news as the guild’s Newsletter Editor from October 2016 to July 2017
*Norm Schriever – Copy editing and proofreading for his travel memoir, The Queens of Dragon Town
*J. Patrick Sutton – Proofreading for his sci-fi novel Tales from the Arm & Bar
*Syngress Publishing – Copy Editor for Journey to the Center of the Internet
*Toon Boom Animation – Copy Editor for software user manuals
*WriteByNight – Editing, manuscript critiques and author coaching for private clients
*A super talented cabal of Romance Authors, who put together the Valentines Gone Wrong anthology – Proofreading each of the six stories included in this sweet and sexy collection of love lost and found

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Valentines Gone Wrong: Six Sweet and Sexy Stories about Love Lost & Love Found

Jami Nord, Joanne Machin, Sarah Estep, Eliot Grayson, J. E. Martin, Caitlin Sinead, Rose O'Brien, Kerri Keberly, Lyssa Charles

Pancakes and Puppy Love by Joanne Machin and Sarah EstepAfter a brutal break-up while overseas, Robby returns home without a girlfriend to find a woman staying in his apartment. He tries to kick her out, but instead, they strike a deal.Murphy’s Valentine by Lyssa CharlesIn a battle of Murphy’s Law vs finding love, Grace is ready to concede defeat, until her sexy neighbor steps in.The Startup b... read more

Pancakes and Puppy Love by Joanne Machin and Sarah EstepAfter a brutal break-up while overseas, Robby returns home without a girlfriend to find a woman staying in his apartment. He tries to kick her out, but instead, they strike a deal.Murphy’s Valentine by Lyssa CharlesIn a battle of Murphy’s Law vs finding love, Grace is ready to concede defeat, until her sexy neighbor steps in.The Startup b... read more

Haiku For Lovers: An Anthology of Love and Lust (Haiku for You Book 2)

Love, lust and desire take the form of cheeky, romantic and sexy haiku in this anthology from Buttontapper Press.Featuring the work of haiku masters, poetry aficionados and a handful of newcomers to the scene, Haiku For Lovers will sweep you off your feet, plant one on your lips and fly you to the moon. Share a few short, sweet and sassy poems with your lover this Valentine's Day - or any day!... read more

Love, lust and desire take the form of cheeky, romantic and sexy haiku in this anthology from Buttontapper Press.Featuring the work of haiku masters, poetry aficionados and a handful of newcomers to the scene, Haiku For Lovers will sweep you off your feet, plant one on your lips and fly you to the moon. Share a few short, sweet and sassy poems with your lover this Valentine's Day - or any day!... read more

Semantics: A Reader

Semantics: A Reader contains a broad selection of classic articles on semantics and the semantics/pragmatics interface. Comprehensive in the variety and breadth of theoretical frameworks and topics that it covers, it includes articles representative of the major theoretical frameworks within semantics, including: discourse representation theory, dynamic predicate logic, truth theoretic semanti... read more

Semantics: A Reader contains a broad selection of classic articles on semantics and the semantics/pragmatics interface. Comprehensive in the variety and breadth of theoretical frameworks and topics that it covers, it includes articles representative of the major theoretical frameworks within semantics, including: discourse representation theory, dynamic predicate logic, truth theoretic semanti... read more

The Queens of Dragon Town

Norm Schriever

In 2013, American Norm Schriever is traveling in Southeast Asia when Super Typhoon Haiyan strikes – the largest recorded storm ever to make landfall. Stranded on a remote island, Schriever is unable to evacuate and has to endure the storm.In the storm’s aftermath, he finds himself cut off from his bank account, without his passport, and unable to leave the island. Luckily, Schriever is taken i... read more

In 2013, American Norm Schriever is traveling in Southeast Asia when Super Typhoon Haiyan strikes – the largest recorded storm ever to make landfall. Stranded on a remote island, Schriever is unable to evacuate and has to endure the storm.In the storm’s aftermath, he finds himself cut off from his bank account, without his passport, and unable to leave the island. Luckily, Schriever is taken i... read more

Tales from the Arm & Bar

J. Patrick Sutton

Tales from the Arm & Bar begins four years after Henryk Burgred, illegitimate genovariant child of a deceased patrician military officer and a slum prostitute, goes to the family homeworld Plum Grove. Having been rescued from almost certain death on Edom by his uncle, and having earned the wrath of the Irredente hegemony by killing a senior naval intelligence official, Henryk for the first tim... read more

Tales from the Arm & Bar begins four years after Henryk Burgred, illegitimate genovariant child of a deceased patrician military officer and a slum prostitute, goes to the family homeworld Plum Grove. Having been rescued from almost certain death on Edom by his uncle, and having earned the wrath of the Irredente hegemony by killing a senior naval intelligence official, Henryk for the first tim... read more

Journey to the Center of the Internet: Now Showing in 3-D (Book & CD)

Syngress

Jules Verne watch out! Now you can take a virtual tour to the centre of a computer network.If you need to know the difference between a router and a bridge, or a WAN and a LAN, where do you start? Journey to the Center of the Network: Now Showing in 3D is a truely innovative book and CD package. It introduces the reader to the highly complicated subject of computer networking. Covering history... read more

Jules Verne watch out! Now you can take a virtual tour to the centre of a computer network.If you need to know the difference between a router and a bridge, or a WAN and a LAN, where do you start? Journey to the Center of the Network: Now Showing in 3D is a truely innovative book and CD package. It introduces the reader to the highly complicated subject of computer networking. Covering history... read more

Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From Pop Songs

Susan Tepper, Sally Basmajian, Susanna Donato, Wendy Kennar, Rebecca Ayers, Don Kingfisher Campbell, DC Thome, Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, Cassie Newell

Ever listened to a love song and felt like it was written just for you? Have you ever helped yourself get through a tough breakup by listening to your favorite song? Maybe you and your current flame have one song that feels like it simply belongs to you as a couple?If you've ever been in love, experienced an unrequited crush, or simply longed for a relationship spun from a pop song, this is th... read more

Ever listened to a love song and felt like it was written just for you? Have you ever helped yourself get through a tough breakup by listening to your favorite song? Maybe you and your current flame have one song that feels like it simply belongs to you as a couple?If you've ever been in love, experienced an unrequited crush, or simply longed for a relationship spun from a pop song, this is th... read more

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