Laura Matthews has used storytelling as a way to say what’s on her mind since she had one. Her first “full-length” narratives leapt from the keys of her father’s white Selectric, were bound with wallpaper scraps and staples, and covered the pith and moment of her toys and stuffed animals. As she grew, so did her stories, about friends, romance, world events.
Majoring in business admin in college (hey, she had to eat, didn’t she?) and minoring in English lit, she found even in her first entry-level jobs that she became in demand as a “last look” for everything in print that went out of the office. She was soon editing business proposals and correspondence in such diverse fields as non-profit, construction management and entertainment marketing.
Laura’s subsequent job descriptions had “editor” in the title, most significantly her five years as Managing Editor for a content-rich Web startup. There, she worked with hundreds of authors from around the world to get their stories online. As far as her own writing, Laura has had over one hundred narrative articles published in various periodicals, mostly on the subject of spirituality. She participated in the annual Harvard Neiman Narrative Journalism Conference for five years, there honing her love of and interest in storytelling.
In the meantime, she also pursued a love of theater and film. From president of her high school drama club to performing in college, directing and producing community theater, mastering the skill of script supervision (continuity) for film, and exhibiting a talent for story analysis, Laura has shown an affinity for dramatic storytelling in all its forms.
Her years as a freelance editor have taken her around the world (memoir, history, travel), through time and space (science fiction, fantasy), solved the problems of humanity (finance, politics, religion), enabled business owners to succeed (marketing, management), and tied readers up in knots (yoga, taekwando). She’s now convinced that there’s not a subject in the universe that storytelling won’t make more compelling. Whatever the topic, Laura’s storytelling expertise can help you craft just the right means for the message.
Put her story skills to work for you. Contact Laura today.