Lauren Stroh

Lauren Stroh - Editor

Writer, editor, translator with a special interest in creative nonfiction, poetry, and memoir projects.

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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 projects, poetry, arts publications, and queer literature.

In recent years, I have since worked in an editorial capacity for Gato Negro Ediciones, with the Object Lessons series from Bloomsbury Academic, at Columbia University Press, at the New Orleans Museum of Art, as well as for various small independent presses. My own writing has been featured in publications such as Hobart Pulp, Sinister Wisdom, Broccoli, and Public Books, and most recently, excerpts of my diaries were included in the art book, Speed of Resin, which was one of 32 artist books featured at the New York Art Book Fair's spotlight exhibition in the dome at MoMAPS1 in 2019. I am the co-founder and co-editor of americana, a bilingual publication that features new art and writing from North, Central, and South America. I started working in translation in 2018 from Spanish to English and have also worked for Gato Negro Ediciones in this capacity as well. I am well-versed in AP, MLA, and Chicago styles.

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.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Sex & Relationships
Fiction
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Literary Fiction
Poetry
Short Story
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

Translator

Self-employed
August, 2019 – Present (about 1 year)

Editor

Self-employed
February, 2019 – Present (over 1 year)

Editorial Assistant for Object Lessons

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

Editorial Intern

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

Portfolio (6 selected works)

the pieces I found

Emilee Cote

This collection of poems stems from true experience. "the piece I found" is about heartbreak, love, healing, and self-love. It's about naivety of young love, or what we think is love. It represents the moment you fall, and you getting up seems meaningless. This collection of poems shows the journey of finding yourself after a heartbreak. The pain, the healing, and the acceptance. It's about gr... read more

This collection of poems stems from true experience. "the piece I found" is about heartbreak, love, healing, and self-love. It's about naivety of young love, or what we think is love. It represents the moment you fall, and you getting up seems meaningless. This collection of poems shows the journey of finding yourself after a heartbreak. The pain, the healing, and the acceptance. It's about gr... read more

Ravished: a book of poems

Lydia Hack

A collection of poems that navigate the complexities of love, sex, heartbreak, abuse, motherhood, self-loathing, femininity, and resilience. Raw and honest, vulnerable and endearing, these poems get to the heart of human emotions.

A collection of poems that navigate the complexities of love, sex, heartbreak, abuse, motherhood, self-loathing, femininity, and resilience. Raw and honest, vulnerable and endearing, these poems get to the heart of human emotions.

To Serve

Kate Webster

To Serve is a love letter to wayshowing. It’s a love letter to growth. A love letter to life. Through prose it weaves a story of our own path, our own search for meaning. Our desire to seek an understanding of our own experience and our longing to share this. To find connection and service in shared experiences. To find connection and service in our humanity.

To Serve is a love letter to wayshowing. It’s a love letter to growth. A love letter to life. Through prose it weaves a story of our own path, our own search for meaning. Our desire to seek an understanding of our own experience and our longing to share this. To find connection and service in shared experiences. To find connection and service in our humanity.

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

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

Lauren has 8 reviews

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Kate Webster
My experience with Lauren was exactly what I had hoped for! Her expertise added a lot of value + she was wonderful to deal with!

Kate Webster, December 2019


Christopher Tucker
I was shocked by the amount of improvement Lauren was able to extract from this collaboration. I believed that it was one of the more 'complete' writings, and a personal piece shared with the broadest audience. Yet, in the end, this story benefited the most from an editor's final review. She was gracious with critics and provided valuable insight into the expectations of the industry, and b...
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Christopher Tucker, October 2019


Christopher Tucker
I've worked with Lauren twice now, and both times have been an absolute joy. She is fast to return communication, and maintains the tone of the story, keeping the scope on track. My last story, in particular, I thought, was quite challenging in phrasing and delivery, as the short story was meant to place the reader among characters from another era (1600's). Lauren brought to life my story ...
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Christopher Tucker, October 2019


Emilee Cote
Lauren Stroh was professional, and I was very happy with the results of my collection of poems. She always gave me feedback, and she asked before making major changes. I had a very good experience!

Emilee Cote, September 2019


Erwin Hurst Sr
This was our first poetry project. Lauren did and amazing job of cutting out the fat and making the poems and prose shine. What we thought were good pieces were made into amazing pieces by Lauren's pen. We are already looking for Lauren to complete our next project.

Erwin Hurst Sr, September 2019

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