Making You Look Good on Paper
It’s time to unleash the words, tell your story, and share your expertise with the world. As Colorado’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 experienced editing/ghostwriting services, you’ll find exactly what you need to communicate clearly with your reader.
Meet The Durango Wordsmith
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“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.”
“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.”
“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."
"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."
Tuesdays from Durango —January 12, 2021 Good morning from Durango! This is Laura, with Lakota. I am The Durango Wordsmith. I hope that you are having a beautiful day today. I wanted to give you a little writing tip or advice.
Don’t try to proofread your own book! Yes, I know it’s tempting. Paying a proofreader is expensive. However, nothing makes you look more unprofessional than extra spaces before periods, random capitalizations, and more. When we write, coach, or developmental edit a book, we
Good morning. I am Laura Ritz. I am The Durango Wordsmith. I am a writing coach, professional book editor and ghostwriter, and I am coming to you from the San Juan mountains of Durango, Colorado. I was an educator for
“Can you use a “light touch” when you edit this?” I get this question frequently. The answer is YES! ABSOLUTLEY!! In a light touch edit, the editor uses as light a touch as possible when working with a text. There are
This Is How
As a professional writer, editor, and writing coach, I specialize in business communication. This means that I work with businesses and content creators to craft website content, blogs, marketing collateral (such as letters, postcards, EOYA campaign materials, etc.), proposals, grants, resumes, cover letters, magazine articles, press releases, and more.
I never start a project without an in-person, phone, or Skype chat. I get to know you, so we can lay the foundation for a strong business partnership.LEARN MORE
I spend time asking questions, listening, and reading your work to identify your brand's voice.LEARN MORE
I analyze your audience through keyword research (SEO), interviews, and data analysis.LEARN MORE
I help you create content that shows your expertise and speaks directly to your clients.LEARN MORE
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.