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Lauren Parker

Lauren Parker - Editor

New York, NY

Freelance copy editor, proofreader, serial comma user, and dog lover.

Overview

I am a freelance copy editor based in NYC, currently working to improve the prose of a variety of clients, from popular media and commercial web sites to academic publishing to seasoned novelists to first-time memoirists. I most love editing fiction and literary nonfiction, with a special interest in true crime. I simply love making the English language feel and sound better, and work harder for the author.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Humor & Comedy Literature Romance Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Travel

Certifications

  • Certificate in Editing, NYU

Work experience

Copy Editor

Apress

November, 2014 – Present (about 2 years)

Copy edit full-length books for errors, clarity, consistency and flow.

Freelance Copy Editor

Self

October, 2014 – Present (about 2 years)

I edit for a variety of websites, publishers and individual clients on diverse content, ranging from popular media to fiction to academic publishing.

Copy Editor and Proofreader

Brit + Co Media

September, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Proofread and lightly edit up to 25 articles per day, 7 days per week.

On-Call Copy Editor

Rue La La

July, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Copy edit blog posts and marketing copy; Format and schedule posts in Wordpress.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Mourning Glory

Warren Adler

Grace Sorentino has never known the good life: from childhood hardships, to a marriage that began with lofty dreams and ended with all hopes shattered, Grace Sorentino has been dealt bad hand after bad hand. Grace and Jackie, her rebellious teenage daughter, are now stuck in Florida, on the verge of poverty. Grace works as an underpaid and underappreciated cosmetician at Saks Fifth Avenue, and... read more

Grace Sorentino has never known the good life: from childhood hardships, to a marriage that began with lofty dreams and ended with all hopes shattered, Grace Sorentino has been dealt bad hand after bad hand. Grace and Jackie, her rebellious teenage daughter, are now stuck in Florida, on the verge of poverty. Grace works as an underpaid and underappreciated cosmetician at Saks Fifth Avenue, and... read more

Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America (Civil War America)

James Marten

After the Civil War, white Confederate and Union army veterans reentered--or struggled to reenter--the lives and communities they had left behind. In Sing Not War, James Marten explores how the nineteenth century's "Greatest Generation" attempted to blend back into society and how their experiences were treated by nonveterans.Many soldiers, Marten reveals, had a much harder time reintegrating ... read more

After the Civil War, white Confederate and Union army veterans reentered--or struggled to reenter--the lives and communities they had left behind. In Sing Not War, James Marten explores how the nineteenth century's "Greatest Generation" attempted to blend back into society and how their experiences were treated by nonveterans.Many soldiers, Marten reveals, had a much harder time reintegrating ... read more

Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (Children and Youth in America)

In the decades after the Civil War, urbanization, industrialization, and immigration marked the start of the Gilded Age, a period of rapid economic growth but also social upheaval. Reformers responded to the social and economic chaos with a “search for order,” as famously described by historian Robert Wiebe. Most reformers agreed that one of the nation’s top priorities should be its children a... read more

In the decades after the Civil War, urbanization, industrialization, and immigration marked the start of the Gilded Age, a period of rapid economic growth but also social upheaval. Reformers responded to the social and economic chaos with a “search for order,” as famously described by historian Robert Wiebe. Most reformers agreed that one of the nation’s top priorities should be its children a... read more

Elsewhere, U.S.A: How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms,and Economic Anxiety

Dalton Conley

Over the past three decades, our daily lives have changed slowly but dramatically. Boundaries between leisure and work, public space and private space, and home and office have blurred and become permeable. In Elsewhere, U.S.A., acclaimed sociologist Dalton Conley connects our day-to-day experiences with occasionally overlooked sociological changes, from women’s increasing participation in the... read more

Over the past three decades, our daily lives have changed slowly but dramatically. Boundaries between leisure and work, public space and private space, and home and office have blurred and become permeable. In Elsewhere, U.S.A., acclaimed sociologist Dalton Conley connects our day-to-day experiences with occasionally overlooked sociological changes, from women’s increasing participation in the... read more

You May Ask Yourself: An Introduction to Thinking Like a Sociologist

Dalton Conley

Make the familiar strange with Dalton Conley's "untextbook." Dalton Conley’s groundbreaking “non-textbook” teaches students how to think like sociologists. Students learn how to use their sociological imaginations to debunk conventional wisdom. With a strong emphasis on concepts, You May Ask Yourself challenges students to use sociological methods to evaluate facts about their social worlds by... read more

Make the familiar strange with Dalton Conley's "untextbook." Dalton Conley’s groundbreaking “non-textbook” teaches students how to think like sociologists. Students learn how to use their sociological imaginations to debunk conventional wisdom. With a strong emphasis on concepts, You May Ask Yourself challenges students to use sociological methods to evaluate facts about their social worlds by... read more

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