Kimberly Laurel

The Trusty Bookmark

Kimberly Laurel is a fiction and nonfiction editor specializing in copy / line editing, proofreading, developmental editing, and manuscript critiquing (beta reading).

She has over three 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
  • Manuscript Critique
  • Query Submission Critique
  • Coaching


  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Romance
  • Chick Lit
  • General Fiction
  • Nonfiction
    • Business Management
    • Productivity
    • Self-Help
    • Memoir

Rensselaer, NY


Years in the field: 3
Years freelancing: 3


Kimberly Laurel