I always have time on my hands for editorial commissions focusing on books, travel, culture, fashion, music, cinema, and lifestyle. I’m also available for interviews and on the ground reporting in Paris.
Copywriting and Branded Content
I’ve collaborated with small business owners to write and edit commercial websites, newsletters, and promotional materials, as well as crafting targeted content for social channels like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
I’m also skilled at providing editorial support for your novel, academic thesis, CV, or web portfolio. Sentence by sentence, I will polish your words without altering the integrity of your voice. I’ll clean up awkward phrasing, suggest cuts when necessary, and ask questions to clarify your message.
“Is this story even working?!” A manuscript assessment can help answer this question. I will carefully read your work, paying close attention to your story’s pacing, characterization, plot, and overall style. In addition to annotating your manuscript page by page, I will also write an editorial letter addressing your project’s strengths and weaknesses and where to go from here.
I lead custom, private walking tours that blend Parisian history with an insider look at where locals actually hang out. I’m available to help design custom itineraries for your trip, including where to stay, eat, drink, and which cultural experiences are worth your time.
English Language Tutoring
I regularly teach English conversation classes focusing on improving speech fluidity, vocabulary, and oral comprehension. I’m also available to tutor literature and history in English for students at all levels. Prior to my Paris move, I helped middle and high school students master study skills and successful strategies for writing killer essays. Whether you’re based in Paris or looking for online learning options, I’d love to help you learn.
Have something else you’d like help with? Let me know! For all requests, contact me here or via email at laurensarazen [at] gmail [dot] com, and I’ll reply as soon as possible.