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Lora Shinn $80/hr

Services Offered

  • Developmental editing for essays and journalism
  • One-on-One coaching sessions
  • Pitch review with submission guidance
  • Reading essays, journalism and pitches of up to 30 pages and provide feedback
  • Resources for self-education about research, writing and editing

Available For

  • Creating a writing schedule and strategy
  • Developmental Editing
  • Essay
  • General Interest Journalism
  • Humor Writing
  • Literary Journalism
  • Marketing/Promotion
  • Travel Narrative
  • Travel writing career development

Lora Shinn has worked as an editor for Alaska Airlines Beyond and Pregnancy; written for dozens of online and print publications including Wired, Redbook, AFAR, Poets & Writers, The Seattle Times and Writers Digest; and edited essays that have appeared in The Atlantic, Slate and The New York Times. She has an MLIS (master’s degree in library and information science) from the University of Washington.

Working Style

I like to read work at home, provide feedback in person, then send notes and suggested reading, after we meet. I’m available for brief follow-up questions via e-mail.


A free 10-minute consultation to determine fit, then $80/hour, two-hour minimum.
I’m available for regular in-person meetings on weekdays, evenings and every other weekend, from September through June. Less regular availability in summer.


I enjoy reading and writing long-form journalism, travel pieces about places near (Pacific Northwest) and far, and assisting nonfiction writers with a successful publishing career. But I’m not opposed to a good listicle.