Bio

Laura E. Kelly has 20 years of experience as an editorial executive in book and magazine publishing. Working in a variety of start-up and established publications over the course of her career, Laura’s work has included strategizing, staffing, and planning new launches, while managing creative teams and allocating resources.

She has worked in a range of high-profile companies, including Reader’s Digest (as VP, Global Editor-in-Chief of their direct-mail book division), Wenner Media, Hachette Publications, and Children’s Television Workshop. Among the authors she edited were James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark, Walter Isaacson, Ann Rule, Nicholas Sparks, Lee Child, and Nora Roberts.

In 2008, along with writer Warren Berger, Laura launched WBLK Media, Inc, an executive-level editorial services company that specializes in book proposals, articles, white papers, online content, and various other corporate writing and editing projects. Laura’s specialty is setting up authors and other creatives in the digital space, including developing and running websites and blogs, brand-building and coaching in social media, and editing and producing print-on-demand books and ebooks. {View Words & Images for a project overview.}

A native of Michigan now living in New York, Laura has a B.A. in English with high honors from The University of Michigan, and is a graduate of the Stanford Professional Publishing Course in Palo Alto, CA.

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