Laurie Dennison

The Editor Garden

Laurie Dennison is a Founding Editor at The Editor Garden.

Laurie Dennison is a writer, editor, and website coordinator. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Florida, she holds a BA in English with a concentration in professional writing and an MEd in English education and educational technology. Her career as an English teacher evolved into work as freelance editor and website coordinator in 2010, helping churches, schools, and individuals develop a solid web presence. Laurie enjoys combining her passion for writing and teaching by mentoring other writers. An active member of SCBWI, she was the Jacksonville critique group leader for three years. She was also a mentor for Pitch Wars in 2017 and 2018.

Along with two colleagues and fellow EFA members, Laurie founded The Editor Garden in April of 2018 to provide a process encompassing the entirety of book development while supporting the writer’s creative spirit at every stage. The Four-Stage Flourish Process is designed to grow with you: to nurture your writing spirit, grow your craft, and accomplish your goals as you develop new and exciting writing and book projects, grow your career, explore your passions, and contribute to the world. Our editors value a team approach to editing, long-term relationships based on respect and trust, writing and publishing as a process, the writer’s unique voice and creative vision, diversity and honoring individual experiences, and fair business practices in a supportive work environment.

Agency Services:

  • Book Premise Development
  • Private and Small Group Coaching
  • Revision Planning
  • Critiques
  • Line and Copy Editing
  • Workshops, Webinars, and Retreats
  • Proofreading
  • Author Websites
  • Select Business Writing Projects

Learn more about The Editor Garden at Contact Laurie at or use our Contact page.


Laurie accepts writing projects of all types, specializing in young adult and children’s fiction, adult and literary fiction, and select business writing projects. Her editorial strengths include developmental and content editing, character development, and line editing. She also has extensive experience establishing, growing, and maintaining websites for individuals and small businesses.

As a writer of young adult fiction, Laurie won the 2017 Rising Kite Award for YA in Florida. She is currently writing contemporary young adult projects, and her work is represented by Danielle Burby at Nelson Literary Agency.

Our mailing address:

25 N Market Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202


Years in the field: 9
Years freelancing: 9


Laurie Dennison