Laurie Gough

Laurie Gough - Editor

Ottawa, ON, Canada

As an award-winning author of three memoirs and seasoned travel writer, I'm a devoted editor with over 20 years experience helping authors.

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Many memoir writers don't trust that their writing is interesting enough for a wide audience. But everyone's story is unique and worthy of writing if it's told with original fresh details. I can help you dig out those details so your writing comes alive. I edit all types of memoir including travel memoir and love working with new writers!
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Coming of Age
Middle Grade


  • ForeWord Magazine Travel Book of the Year
  • Shortlisted for Thomas Cook Travel Book Award

Work experience

Before I Leave You: A Memoir on Suicide, Addiction, and Healing, by Robert Imbeault

Edited by Laurie Gough
January, 2018 – October, 2019 (over 1 year)

The most recent book I edited is "Before I Leave You", by Robert Imbeault, which is coming out March 30, 2020. Please see the book below.

Middle Aged Boys and Girls (a book of short stories), by Diane Bracuk

Edited by Laurie Gough
February, 2016 – November, 2016 (9 months)

Editor of Memoir, Travel, and Literary Non-Fiction

January, 2000 – Present (about 23 years)

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