Kimberly Laurel

The Trusty Bookmark

Kimberly Laurel is a fiction editor specializing in copy / line editing, proofreading, and developmental editing.

She has over four years of experience in manuscript editing and is well versed in The Chicago Manual of Style. Through frequent courses, online classes, and self-paced studying, she constantly strives to update and fine-tune her skills.

Her mission is to support writers in publishing their book with confidence. With a vast consumption of works across all genres, strong attention to detail, and obsession with correct grammar and syntax, she meticulously tackles each manuscript. She believes in partnering with authors to preserve their voice while ensuring clarity and a polished final product. Her approach includes drawing attention to both well-constructed and problematic areas, while providing suggested solutions for the latter.

When not helping clients, she’s being dragged down the street by her giant breed dog, attempting to Kondo-ize her life, or collecting giant mugs from which to drink way too much tea.


  • Copy / Line Edit
  • Proofread
  • Developmental Edit


  • Speculative Fiction
    • Fantasy
    • Science Fiction
    • Dystopian
  • Magical Realism
  • Romance
  • Chick Lit
  • Mystery
  • Literary Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • General Fiction

Rensselaer, NY


Years in the field: 8
Years freelancing: 4


Kimberly Laurel