The Durango Wordsmith
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Making You Look Good on Paper

It’s time to unleash the words, tell your story, and share your expertise with the world.

As Durango’s premier writing coach, editor, and ghostwriter, I’ll give you the tools to look good on paper . . . every time.

With online workshops, expert coaching, and collaborative editing services, you’ll find exactly what you need to communicate clearly with your reader.

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Writing Coaching | Developmental Editing | Line Editing | Copy Editing | Ghostwriting

SEO Friendly Website Content | Marketing Collateral | Grants | Proposals | Professional Documents

Resumes | Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) | Cover Letters | LinkedIn Profiles | Personal Branding Documents

How to Write for Your Website | Avoid Common Business Writing Mistakes |Resume & LI Profile Writing

Meet The Durango Wordsmith

Writer | Collaborator | River Rat | Editor | Teacher | Snowboarder | Reader | Coach | Hiker | Baker | Barista | Wordsmith

For Writers

Whether you are trying to organize your thoughts for your new book, looking for an outside perspective or new ideas, or hoping to strengthen your storyline and voice, I can help.

As a writing coach, developmental editor, line editor, and ghostwriter, I can help you find the words to tell your story and share your expertise with the world.

Writing Coach and Professional Book Editor

For Businesses

Do you need SEO friendly content for your new website? Are you ready to take your business writing skills to the next level? Need a second set of eyes on that grant or proposal?

Whether you are looking for business writing coaching, editing & proofreading, SEO friendly website content writing, I’ll make sure you look good on paper.

For Job Seekers

A great resume can, literally, change your life. The key to writing an exceptional resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile is to show why you are qualified for a new role without boasting.


As a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and resume coach, I will help you write an exceptional resume that passes artificial intelligence  (AI) screens and piques recruiters interest.

Resume Coach & LinkedIn Profile Writer
Online Professional Writing Workshops

Online Writing Workshops

Do you want to learn how to write your own SEO friendly web content? Are you looking for ways to improve your professional writing skills? Do you want to find tips & tricks for launching your first book?


Through these courses, you’ll develop the tools to strengthen your writing skills.

Real Testimonials.

“This past January, I reached out to Laura to edit and revise a grant application. She was able to take my initial draft and transform it into clear and concise language while also elevating my initial ideas by providing more details and examples. Best of all was her turnaround time! Grant applications have tight deadlines, and I appreciate her quick service.”

Courtney Rangel Grant Application

Real Testimonials.

“Laura transformed what I had envisioned would be a time consuming and exhausting process into a painless and even pleasant experience. After speaking on the phone for an hour she returned my resume to me in record time and it looks GOOD. I am so appreciative of her timeliness and expertise.”

Steffen M. Resume Client

Real Testimonials.

“Laura of Durango Wordsmith provided a careful, thoughtful sensitivity read for my novelette. Working with her was a joy. She gave me much to think about regarding the portrayal of Native American characters and had good suggestions yet was never prescriptive. She is professional and thorough, and her input enhanced my story."

Kathy Brown Author

Real Testimonials.

"Our company, Equus Private Wealth, has enjoyed working with Laura to improve our communication with clients and prospects. Her detailed adjustments to our letters and marketing content have raised the bar on the quality of material we create and distribute. She is responsive, creative and a pleasure to work with."

Ron Speaker Equus Private Wealth

Writing Tips, Tricks, & Resources

The Writing Coach,
Editing, and Ghostwriting Process

When it comes to writing, coaching, or editing, collaboration is the key to success!


Personal Touch

Every successful partnership begins with a strong working relationship. Before beginning any coaching, editing, or ghostwriting project, I spend time getting to know you.


Your Voice

Your voice needs to be heard. It is my goal to strengthen your voice and clarify your message, so you can share your story with the world. I spend time listening and getting to know you to make this happen.


Your Audience

Your audience is the other half of the writing conversation. Together, we'll analyze your audience/readers to determine the best way to reach them with your words.


Editing, Writing, & Coaching

We will work together to create a message that shows your expertise and speaks directly to your readers.

I've Worked on Many
Types of Projects.

From landing pages to blogs, marketing materials to EOYA campaigns, resumes to cover letters, magazine articles to press releases, and grants to proposals, I've worked on a myriad of projects. Click on the images below to learn more.

A Few Companies Who
Have Worked with Me


Memberships and Affiliations