Laurel worked hard for six years to earn two degrees just to tell the world how big of a literature and writing geek she is. She’s so passionate, in fact, that she can frequently be found arguing the finer points of writing—from critical theory to Old English translation to comic book frames to Michigan policy reports. Luckily for her, PSC was looking for an editor with just those skills.

Laurel helps the editing team with various tasks, like managing the production queue and holding workshops with fellow PSCers to tighten up writing. Often waxing poetic about deliciously organized reference lists and carefully sourced footnotes, Laurel has (unsurprisingly) been instrumental in streamlining the citation styles used in PSC writing.

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: The Captain America of Chicago style citation

Favorite part of working at PSC: It’s a workplace full of kind people who embrace her love of Lord of the Rings, her need for peace and quiet, and her frequent references to shows and programs no one watches

Why Michigan? Where else can you use both the heater and air conditioner in the same day?