Laura Silver
Laura Silver, Editor & Writer
(612) 961-4135

I’ve been devoted to the pursuit of clean, clear writing for more than 20 years. My editing career began in magazine editorial (McCall’s and Woman’s Day) and I spent many years in the fast-paced, deadline-driven world of corporate communications. Current and recent clients include the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Center, University of Minnesota Foundation, Kirkus Media, BoxOffice Media, and the American Craft Council. I'm well-versed in the Chicago Manual of Style and the Associated Press Stylebook, or I can work with your own in-house style guide. I provide exacting attention to detail and on-time turnaround, while preserving your unique voice. Clips and references available on request. BA in English, Oberlin College. See also,, and

Editing Services
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Proofreading, Substantive
Writing Services
Content marketing, Copywriting, Magazine, Newsletter, Web
Other Services
Publicity and marketing, Style guide creation
Generalist with particular expertise in editing and writing on fine art (esp. museum exhibition catalogues), performing arts, entertainment, music, craft, home design, health care/medicine, food (cooking and dining), photography, and travel.
Fiction Genres
Historical, Mystery
Nonfiction Genres
Cookbooks, History
Age Levels
End Products
Fiction and nonfiction books, museum exhibition catalogues and display materials, cookbooks, magazine articles, newsletters, brochures, annual reports, memoirs/creative nonfiction, websites, teachers' materials, advertising and marketing materials, manuals, and directories.
Style Manuals
Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Docs, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Other Memberships
Minnesota Book Publishers’ Roundtable