Lauren Stroh

Lauren Stroh - Editor

I'm a writer from the United States with a background in translation, editing, proofreading, and fact-checking.

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Overview

I am a writer and editor from the United States with a special interest in writing from emerging voices, memoir/autobiography, poetry, arts publications, and queer literature.

I was granted a Bachelor of the Arts in English: Cultural Studies from Loyola University New Orleans in 2017. During my studies, I focused on courses in English writing, reading, and editing, critical theory and philosophy, and art history. I have since worked in an editorial capacity with the Object Lessons series from Bloomsbury Academic, at Columbia University Press, for Gato Negro Ediciones, at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and on The Maroon newspaper at Loyola University New Orleans, as well as for small independent presses. My writing has been featured in publications such as Hobart, Sinister Wisdom, and Public Books. I started working in translation in 2018 and am currently working on moving Facundo Cabral's writing from Spanish to English. I am well-versed in AP, MLA, and Chicago styles. I have a background in copywriting for web services as well and am familiar with the platforms Wix, Squarespace, Weebly, and WordPress.

I hope to help you improve your craft, present your ideas clearly and carefully, and develop a relationship that feels collaborative and suits your needs. I look forward to working together!
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Philosophy
Fiction
Literature
Poetry
Short Story
Women's Fiction
Works with
Squarespace
Weebly
Wix
WordPress

Certifications

  • BA in English: Cultural Studies

Awards

  • Mark of Excellence Award for Region 12 from the Society of Professional Journalists
  • Pacemaker Award from the Associated College Press
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Excellence in Journalism Award for Editorial Writing from the Press Club of New Orleans

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Gato Negro Ediciones
February, 2019 – July, 2019 (5 months)

I copyedited Bouchra Khalili's publication The Radical Ally for her exhibit Poets and Witnesses at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, open March 21, 2019. The publication detailed Jean Genet's relationship with the Black Panther Party and featured articles by Jackie Wang, Bouchra Khalili, and Angela Davis, among others.

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
May, 2019 – June, 2019 (about 1 month)

I worked with Federico Pérez Villoro to copyedit his publication Latent Space: Notes on Seeing Letters Like a Machine and materials for his exhibition Más allá del mundo, hay letras in Monterrey, Mexico.

Editorial Assistant for Object Lessons

Bloomsbury Academic
June, 2016 – May, 2017 (11 months)

I worked with editors Christopher Schaberg and Ian Bogost to manage the Object Lessons series.

Editorial Intern

Columbia University Press
June, 2016 – September, 2016 (3 months)

I edited manuscripts in the social sciences, solicited blurbs and reviews for contracted books, participated in weekly New Ideas meetings with the CUP editorial board, and drafted editorial letters.

Editorial Intern for Museum Publications

New Orleans Museum of Art
May, 2015 – August, 2015 (3 months)

I wrote, edited, and conducted interviews for NOMA's members'​ publication, Arts Quarterly, edited museum press releases for Chicago style and general readability, and edited the museum's new website launched in Fall 2015 in WordPress.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Hood (Object Lessons)

Alison Kinney

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. We all wear hoods: the Grim Reaper, Red Riding Hood, torturers, executioners and the executed, athletes, laborers, anarchists, rappers, babies in onesies, and anyone who's ever grabbed a hoodie on a chilly day. Alison Kinney's Hood explores the material and symbolic vibrancy of this every... read more

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. We all wear hoods: the Grim Reaper, Red Riding Hood, torturers, executioners and the executed, athletes, laborers, anarchists, rappers, babies in onesies, and anyone who's ever grabbed a hoodie on a chilly day. Alison Kinney's Hood explores the material and symbolic vibrancy of this every... read more

Silence (Object Lessons)

John Biguenet

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.What is silence? In a series of short meditations, novelist and playwright John Biguenet considers silence as a servant of power, as a lie, as a punishment, as the voice of God, as a terrorist's final weapon, as a luxury good, as the reason for torture-in short, as an object we both do and... read more

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.What is silence? In a series of short meditations, novelist and playwright John Biguenet considers silence as a servant of power, as a lie, as a punishment, as the voice of God, as a terrorist's final weapon, as a luxury good, as the reason for torture-in short, as an object we both do and... read more

Hotel (Object Lessons)

Joanna Walsh

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. During the breakdown of an unhappy marriage, writer Joanna Walsh got a job as a hotel reviewer, and began to gravitate towards places designed as alternatives to home. Luxury, sex, power, anonymity, privacy…hotels are where our desires go on holiday, but also places where our desires are ... read more

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. During the breakdown of an unhappy marriage, writer Joanna Walsh got a job as a hotel reviewer, and began to gravitate towards places designed as alternatives to home. Luxury, sex, power, anonymity, privacy…hotels are where our desires go on holiday, but also places where our desires are ... read more

High Heel (Object Lessons)

Summer Brennan

A Refinery29 Best Book of March 2019A Paste Magazine Best Book of March 2019Fetishized, demonized, celebrated, and outlawed, the high heel is central to the iconography of modern womanhood. But are high heels good? Are they feminist? What does it mean for a woman (or, for that matter, a man) to choose to wear them?Meditating on the labyrinthine nature of sexual identity and the performance of ... read more

A Refinery29 Best Book of March 2019A Paste Magazine Best Book of March 2019Fetishized, demonized, celebrated, and outlawed, the high heel is central to the iconography of modern womanhood. But are high heels good? Are they feminist? What does it mean for a woman (or, for that matter, a man) to choose to wear them?Meditating on the labyrinthine nature of sexual identity and the performance of ... read more

Survivors of Slavery: Modern-Day Slave Narratives

Laura Murphy

Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives from Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United States, detailing the horrors of a system that forces people to work without pay and against the... read more

Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives from Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United States, detailing the horrors of a system that forces people to work without pay and against the... read more

The New Slave Narrative: The Battle Over Representations of Contemporary Slavery

Laura Murphy

A century and a half after the abolition of slavery in the United States, survivors of contemporary forms of enslavement from around the world have revived a powerful tool of the abolitionist movement: first-person narratives of slavery and freedom. Just as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and others used autobiographical testimonies in the fight to eradicate slavery, today’s new slave narr... read more

A century and a half after the abolition of slavery in the United States, survivors of contemporary forms of enslavement from around the world have revived a powerful tool of the abolitionist movement: first-person narratives of slavery and freedom. Just as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and others used autobiographical testimonies in the fight to eradicate slavery, today’s new slave narr... read more

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