Laura Chasen holds a B.A. in English and Dance from Barnard College, and an M.A. in English from Georgetown University. Laura was as an editor at St. Martin’s Press for six years, and now works as a freelance editor based in Washington, D.C. She is constantly on the hunt for stories that leave readers with a desire to share and converse.
At St. Martin’s Laura had the pleasure of working on a wide range of fiction and narrative non-fiction. She loves literary and reading group novels, realistic young adult, upmarket commercial women’s fiction (the kind with real heart and nuanced characters), historical fiction, suspense/thrillers (not too violent), narrative nonfiction, current affairs, and memoir. She’s particularly drawn to international and immigrant stories, issue-driven novels, coming-of-age stories, good family dramas, school environments, and anything set in the dance world. Laura is and hands-on editor who is passionate about helping writers at every stage of the process.