I am:

A native Atlantan, current New Yorker. I revel in mornings that contain good literature and endless amounts of coffee.

Books have educated me, enlightened me, and transported me. When I need an answer or an escape, when I need to feel understood, when I need to laugh, I turn to books first. As an editor, I am passionate about books that provide this experience for other readers. I edit books that help others, whether it reveals a hard truth, presents a clear solution to an everyday problem, or transports readers to a rich and wonderful world.

I have a degree in English from Georgia State University, a research institution in the heart of Atlanta, Ga. I worked in journalism for four years at The Signal, where I learned how to be an expert editor and manage an editorial team. Afterward, I moved to New York City and worked as an editor at St. Martin’s Press. There, I edited a wide range of adult narrative and prescriptive nonfiction as well as adult literary fiction and works in translation. Afterwards, I edited adult and kids’ nonfiction at Callisto Media.

You can currently find me at Alcove Press, working with bestselling adult nonfiction authors.

I am also a classical musician and a flute player for the Brooklyn Wind Symphony in Brooklyn, NY.

Want to work with me? Check out my Editing & Translation Services.

Follow me on Twitter at @LCatAp and on Instagram at @lauracapperson.