Hello, Author!

You've written a first draft. Or maybe something close.

That's huge.

Give yourself a pat on the back.

Now it’s time to make it all pretty.

Your book represents you and what you care most about sharing with the world. I help you figure out how to put the right words
in the right place so your book sounds and feels like Who You Are and What You Really Want to Say.

Professional editing ensures that your book is as brilliant as you are.
I can help with that.


Meet Lauren

Leading Authors and Entrepreneurs rely upon Editing Expert and Author Joy Advocate Lauren Johnson to guide them through the rewrite process. She’s been called an “Editorial Angel” by the director of the Alliance for Independent Authors for good reason. Lauren’s methods help authors put their best book forward and experience author joy along the way.

Lauren’s writing career has spanned two decades and includes everything from vice president of corporate communications to ghostwriter of fiction and nonfiction books.

Her first book, Flying Lessons:  A Single Mom’s Guide to Successful Empty Nesting, is a two-time Transformational Author award winner. Her second book, Lauren and Laura, will be published in 2022.


Work with Me

The point of editing is to bring out the best in your writing. Partnering with the right editor is one of the most important investments you’ll make as an author.

The editing process can be exactly like you want it to be! We can make it such a great experience that you’re inspired to keep on writing. I like to infuse the process with fun and excellence, so you can produce a book you’ll be happy and confident to publish.

What Works Best for You?

Does this sound like you?

  • You need an editor, but don't know where to begin.

  • A less than fabulous book is not an option.

  • You've taken your book as far as you can on your own.

  • You're not sure if your book is "ready."

  • You want more trusted feedback.


Let's get that handled now, shall we? 

Send me a message about your book so we can schedule a 15-minute consultation.


    Kind Words


    I just want to tell you how beyond GRATEFUL I am to have met you and worked with you. WE did it! #1 Amazon Best Seller. WOOT!! 

    Author of The Latina’s Guide To Money


    Many thanks to Lauren Johnson for making me a better writer and reminding me of the joy in book writing.

    Author of I Get To:  How Using The Right Words Can Radically Transform Your Life, Relationship & Business


    Thank you to editor Lauren Johnson who shaped my book  over the past year, adding her own PIO experience to her skilled word crafting.

    Author of The Communications Golden Hour: The Essential Guide to Public Information When Every Minute Counts


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