Since she was young, Laurel has always had her nose in a book or a pen in her hand, reading and writing about everything—even the words on the pages themselves. She can frequently be found researching writing styles and arguing their finer points—from the effective syntax of critical theory to the positioning of comic book frames to the structural rhetoric of corporate email blasts and Michigan policy reports.
As senior editor at PSC, Laurel mentors and trains in-house and external editing staff, providing guidance and creating materials to improve the team’s editing skills. Alongside these duties, she manages the in-house style guide and reviews the firm’s written materials to ensure accuracy, clarity, and concision, championing PSC’s brand voice and marketing presence to keep content fresh and free from errant grammatical mistakes. Laurel also helps write internal and external documents, including training materials, workshop resources, marketing copy, social media postings, and public talking points.
Before joining the firm, Laurel worked for Central Michigan University’s writing center as a consultant and as the Writing Across the Curriculum coordinator, speaking with as many as 1,500 students yearly about personal, academic, and professional writing.
A Little More…
Education: BA in English from Alma College and an MA in English Language and Literature from Central Michigan University
With PSC since: November 2015
PSC superpower: Steering every conversation toward the Marvel fandom
Favorite part of working at PSC: It’s a workplace full of kind people who embrace her love of Captain America, her need for peace and quiet, and her frequent references to shows and programs no one watches
Why Michigan? There’s a two-bedroom, two-bath pothole for rent on every major highway