Laurie Heaven

Heaven is: fast, professional, responsive editing and communications


Do you need a fast, professional, expert, respectful editor to shepherd your manuscript on its way to print? Whether you're preparing a book for self-publishing, to send out to potential agents or editors, or a screenplay pitch for TV or movie producers, I can ensure your language usage, spelling, punctuation and usage are correct. If you're earlier in your process, I also offer organization and continuity coaching.

Looking for copywriting support? As a professional copywriter who long ago transitioned successfully from Madison Avenue to my own boutique business just outside of Woodstock, I have encountered just about every type of writing assignment. Need an email blast edited and punched up? A doctoral thesis made comprehensible? ideas for a series of ad campaigns (with visuals and just the right amount of sell)? website content? Bring it on.

In the past 30+ years, I have provided clients with advertising (print and broadcast as well as web-based), brochures, newsletters, website and social media content, trade booth ideas and signage, video scripts, presentations, direct mail campaigns, and so much more. I'm especially pleased to have written websites for a number of ad agencies.

As an editor, I take great care and pride in not only copy editing manuscripts, but helping with structure and language. My experience includes both short- and long-form fiction, non-fiction and screenplays.

Strong organizational skills and decades of experience help me quickly assemble and synthesize wide-ranging input into user-friendly copy, whether for print, web or broadcast media.

  • advertising
  • articles
  • newsletters
  • websites/online/blogs
  • collateral/sell sheets
  • annual reports
  • research-based
  • fiction and non-fiction manuscripts
  • screenplays
  • articles
  • blogs
  • Direct marketing
  • conventional/dimensional
  • email blasts
  • Presentations
    Trade Shows/promotions
    Corporate communications
    Public Relations
    Product Naming/taglines

    845-853-5616 | PO Box 69
    Willow, NY 12495, Ulster County
    Hudson Valley NY   Region
    Year Founded: 1990
    Industries Served
    Editorial, Internet, banking/financial, technology, hospitality, communications, automotive aftermarket, medical, arts, energy (green/renewable, architecture (building products, lighting, condominium/coops)
    Major Clients
    Current/recent clients include: Salisbury Bank (financial products), Sikorski Credit Union (financial), Georgia Pacific, NYSERDA (energy) and Children's Medical Group (health), Murad Law, CADNA (automotive aftermarket) WeldComputer (intelligent controls), Sui Generis Health, The Washed Ashore Project (art to save the sea), Marx Group Advisors (M&A specialists)
    Past clients include: RPI School of Engineering, Zumtobel, Inc. (architectural lighting), PGI (polymers), Delphi (automotive aftermarket), Reisigl Associates (liquor), IBM, Hitachi, Cruzan Rum, Pfizer, Ciba-Geigy and Schering Plough (animal health), Hoechst Celanese (nonlinear optical fibers), Symmons (faucets), BTNA (British Telecom broadcast services, Pinnacle (nonlinear editing products) Nokia (telecommunications), Tektronics (newsroom automation), Genesys (CRM technology), NEC (broadcast products), S.Parker (hardware) and many more.

    Work Samples:
    This ad agency site site was written by me. Be sure to check out the "Creative Drive" section. As the only copywriter the agency worked with, I also wrote all the portfolio items (which were designed and largely produced by my creative partners Pam and Lisa).
    I also wrote the sites for these agencies, all of whom are current clients.
    JMC Communications
    The Marx Group
    Resolutionary Marketing Communications
    For individual pieces conceived, designed, art directed and produced by myself, Pam and Lisa, check out the following:
    H3R Clean Agents
    To my editor, Laurie Heaven, you rock girl, truly! Thank you!
    Mitch Rapoport
    Vertical Stories for Horizontal People

    Laurie is a perfect editor. Kind, fast and accurate. She caught every awkward sentence, adverb, adjective, apostrophe and misplaced bit of punctuation. Laurie improved my manuscript considerably. I highly recommend her.
    Pat Horner,
    Loving Scott, A Memoir

    I had the pleasure to work with Laurie for the last five years. She is my editor of choice for complex screenplays and lengthy book manuscripts. Her business insights, knowledge of the English language and its styles, in addition to her commitment are unparalleled. I would have not been able to develop as a writer without her dedication, support and help. I can highly recommend her.
    Nardo Nus, Hudson, New York

    "Laurie is a master editor bar none. No matter how many times you've scrubbed your masterpiece, she can make it even better. She will meticulously enhance your subtleties, and save you from missteps, all performed with a rare finesse."
    Judith Emilie
    Persimmon Tree, Ulster Literacy, Poets & Writers

    "As an editor, Laurie is a rock star. Iíve had the pleasure of collaborating with her on several projects. Multiple times, I have witnessed her refine rough content into beautiful, marketable gems. Not only does she identify problems, but she offers an array of solutions! She is an excellent editor and project manager. She is also flexible, resourceful and accommodating. I highly recommend her."
    Hope Brennan
    Academic Coach
    Speech Pathologist

    "I have worked with Laurie for more than 20 years. She is such a versatile writer that you may not need or want to work with anyone else. Be it consumer, or b2b, Laurie finds the unique voice, the customer benefit, and expresses it with wit and clarity. I have had many technology clients over the years - thankfully, she has an uncanny ability to take the most complex or arcane subject matter and make it understandable. So, don't hire her; she may become too busy to work with me."
    Peter Michos
    President and Creative Director
    Resolutionary Marketing Communications

    "Laurie is our go-to creative person. She's always on time, on target and on budget. Whether it's brainstorming about a new product or developing collateral for a trade show, Laurie always delivers."
    Gretchen Reed
    Director of Edtorial Services
    JMC Communications
    Kingston, NY

    "Every time I've worked with her, Laurie has produced lively, intelligent articles leavened with wit and turns of phrase that leave me smiling."
    John Backman, Founder
    Backman Writing and Communications
    Rensselaer, NY

    "Laurie has been my copywriter of choice for more than 18 years. She has done everything from helping us name new products to helping us create comprehensive campaigns. Her work ethic is unmatched and she is a pleasure to work with even in the face of completely unreasonable requests and deadlines."
    Allison Ober, IESNA
    Director, Marketing and Communications
    Zumtobel Lighting, Inc.
    Highland, NY

    ďAs an agency owner in a major market, San Francisco, I have my pick of top-grade creative talent. I have worked with Laurie for many years, and continue to work with her, because she consistently delivers the quality of work that my national and international clients expect, with some of the fastest turnaround Iíve ever enjoyed in this business.Ē
    Tom Marx
    President & CEO
    The Marx Group

    "If you are looking to add Technicolor to your own writing then you need look no further. I would recommend Laurie to anyone who wants to find exactly the right words to attract the audience they need."
    Antony M. Eminowicz, Esq
    Murad Law Firm
    Kingston, NY
    Woman-Owned Business
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    PO Box 69 Willow, NY 12495
    Ulster County, Hudson Valley NY   Region