Laurie Krill

Laurie Krill – Editor

A professional non-fiction editor for over 5 years, I also have experience in law enforcement. True crime, mystery, and romance welcome!

Overview

I'm a professional non-fiction editor with a love for romance and mystery fiction and over five years of experience in publishing. As a former police officer, I enjoy sinking my teeth into a good crime story, true or fictionalized, and can provide practical feedback as well as editorial. While the bulk of my career has been focused on non-fiction editing, I have also worked with independently published romance authors and am open to genre fiction.

I believe good editing should be equal parts finding places to improve the story and sharing what is working really well. An author's voice is one of the most important parts of a manuscript and my goal is to bring that out and make it shine. I will always provide clear and concise feedback but leave the interpretation of how to translate that to the page for you to decide. Reading a manuscript draft is a privilege, and I know the hard work that goes into writing one. Whatever your vision for your story, I want to help you make it a reality.

"[Laurie's] professionalism means timely and detailed edits that give just the right kind of feedback for an author to take their manuscript to the next level." - Hannah Morse, Romance writer.

"Laurie is a fantastic collaborator. All of her feedback is helpful, thoughtful, and clearly communicated. I can't wait to work with her again in the future." - Jennifer P., Romance writer.

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Romance Cozy Mysteries Romantic Suspense
Non-Fiction
True Crime
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, 2019
Certifications
  • Graduate Certificate in Publishing, University of Denver, 2016
  • BA in English from University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • New Mexico Police Officer Certification 2011-2015

Work experience

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press

Sep, 2016 — Present

As an acquisitions editor I manage all the projects I contract, approximately 30-40 per year, from inception to production. I work closely with the authors to develop their voices and bring out the best version of their stories.

Laurie has 4 reviews

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Jennifer P.

Jennifer P.

Nov, 2023

Laurie is a big help! I don't know what I'd do without her.
Noreen S.

Noreen S.

Sep, 2023

Laurie did a developmental edit on my cozy mystery. Her suggestions and feedback will make my manuscript stronger, more cohesive, and clearer for my readers. She caught problems with my characters motivations and interactions as well as the police procedures in handling a snoopy citizen. Her communication was clear, concise, and timely. All deadlines were met or handled ahead of schedule. Highl...
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Laurie K.
It was a pleasure working on your book with you, Noreen! I'm so glad to have been a part of your writing journey.
Jennifer P.

Jennifer P.

Oct, 2022

Laurie is a fantastic collaborator. All of her feedback is helpful, thoughtful, and clearly communicated. I can't wait to work with her again in the future.
Laurie K.
Thanks, Jennifer! It was a pleasure working on your book.
Hannah M.

Hannah M.

May, 2022

Elle is an experienced and talented editor that helped me polish my story. She does her best to always let the author's words shine without putting a damper on their voice. Her professionalism means timely and detailed edits that give just the right kind of feedback for an author to take their manuscript to the next level. She was just the kind of editor I've been looking for!

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