Newspaper Reporter/Copy Editor, Freelance Write
Laurie has been a journalist for more than three decades, working first as a lifestyles editor and proofreader, then as sports editor/system administrator, and finally as reporter/copy editor. She has done writing, editing, photography, page design, website management, social media and videography. She covers a wide variety of topics, such as human interest, health, government, arts, entertainment, culture, youth and family, and more. She won first place among all dailies in the Arts and Entertainment category of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest in 2012 for her article on zombies in film and culture; the article, a Halloween piece, was inspired by a zombie film shoot and a showing of three zombie movies by separate artists.
As a freelance writer, Laurie has written about many topics, including home and family, organization, relationships, arts, entertainment, technology, etc. She writes for many clients, doing articles, blog posts, press releases, etc.