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Lauren DeGraffenreid

Lauren DeGraffenreid - Editor

Reno, NV, United States

I'm a fun, versatile professor with a passion for evolving academic and fiction manuscripts into field-dominating bestsellers.

Overview

Hi there! My name is Lauren, and I am an adjunct professor of horror/sci-fi literature and a PhD student in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Nevada, Reno. As an educator with over 10 years of editing and composition experience with both fiction and non-fiction projects, I am expertly equipped to transform your brainstorm into a bestseller! As an editor, I know how to proof a manuscript until it sparkles. But as a literature professor, I know EXACTLY what makes good genre-based storytelling tick (and SELL); I can help you build rock-solid worlds, characters, and conflicts. Best of all, I can deliver a proof for the entire manuscript in less than one week (40 consecutive hours)! Finally, I can use my expertise as a published author to help you score with the publisher of your dreams (or to launch your own successful indie marketing campaign).

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Dystopian Horror Paranormal Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Urban Fantasy Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Technology

Work experience

Professional Fiction Editor

Self-employed
November, 2017 – Present (about 1 month)

I provide professional copy, developmental, and conceptual editing for sci-fi and horror novelists.

Adjunct Professor of Literature and Composition

Nevada System of Higher Education
August, 2010 – Present (over 7 years)

I teach literary analysis and creative writing; as well as academic argumentation and research (MLA, APA, and Chicago).

Professional Academic Editor

Nevada System of Higher Education
August, 2010 – Present (over 7 years)

I edit dissertations and prepare manuscripts for academic publication.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Skypunch (The Skypunch Chronicles) (Volume 1)

Logan Castle

I'll be honest; I've made some terrible choices in my life. Decisions that I knew were wrong, but I made them anyway.My most recent transgression, however, was by far my worst and also the reason I was burying my face in alcohol on a night when I should've been happily celebrating. No, this isn't the story about how I joined some 12-step program and turned my life around. It is, however, the s... read more

I'll be honest; I've made some terrible choices in my life. Decisions that I knew were wrong, but I made them anyway.My most recent transgression, however, was by far my worst and also the reason I was burying my face in alcohol on a night when I should've been happily celebrating. No, this isn't the story about how I joined some 12-step program and turned my life around. It is, however, the s... read more

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