Hi, I'm Laura Portwood-Stacer, a self-employed developmental editor and publishing consultant for academic authors.
After founding my editorial business, Manuscript Works, in 2015, I've helped hundreds of writers around the world craft successful scholarly manuscripts and book proposals.
My online course, Developmental Editing for Academics, has trained over 200 editors and aspiring editors.
I’m the author of three books: The Book Proposal Book (2021), Editing for Scholars (under contract with Princeton University Press), and a monograph based on my doctoral dissertation published in 2013.
I hold a PhD in Communication from the University of Southern California.
For more about me and what I do, see ManuscriptWorks.com.