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Laura Schmidt

Laura Schmidt - Editor

Redwood City, CA, United States

Thorough fiction editor specializing in character voice and unified cadence. Comfortable with prose and poetry.


I'm a writer, editor, and educator with 5+ years experience. I hold an MFA in Writing from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and a BA in Humanities from San Jose State University. I work primarily with fiction, but I consider that a very wide category, from thrillers through epic poems. I just love stories.

Children's - Middle Grade Crime & Mystery Fantasy LGBTQ Literature Mashups Poetry Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Biographies & Memoirs LGBTQ (non fiction) Politics & Current Affairs

Work experience

Mentor and Educator

Society of Young Inklings

August, 2014 – Present (about 2 years)

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