What do I care about?
Should you hire me?
Who am I?
Hi there--I'm Lauren. An Honors graduate from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. I studied Writing and Rhetoric and have painted watercolor for several years. Born and raised in Texas, and eager to explore the world, I quickly left the breakfast tacos and Zilker Park hangouts of my home University to live in the United Kingdom for a semester. Not to be dramatic, but it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Right after marrying my incredible husband at the peak of COVID in 2020.
While taking courses at the University of Roehampton in south London, I fell in love with learning how to connect with people whose lives did not look like mine. I also worked alongside the Social Media team to offer an international perspective. Check out this video I was apart of for #WorldMentalHealthDay.
Currently, I run my small business, Lauren Eliza Designs and freelance write while wrangling my 7 month old. Before having my son, I worked with TransPerfect as a Project Coordinator facilitating the life cycle of translation projects and managing translation teams + linguisits.
In London, I explored Linguistics, specifically the foundations of Semantics and Pragmatics. Learning the intricacies of language from a scientific perspective, and combining it with creative writing has developed a unique approach to writing and research. Where linguistic specialists compile data to understand hypotheses, poets too rely on a form to access difficult emotions and process the unseen. I situate myself on both of these disciplines. See my writing page for some of my favorite projects.
I care about emotional wholeness, family, and justice. One of my undergraduate summers was spent interning for Women's Storybook Project of Texas, a local non-profit that connects incarcerated mothers to their children through literature.
After giving birth at home to my son, my passion for empowering women through their pregnancies and births flourished. My goal as a future birth worker is to serve as a scribe--holding space and recording the birth details for new families as a means to process one of the most significant days of their lives. Interested in learning more about this? Send me an email, I'd be happy to chat!
It depends on what you're looking for! From Copywriting, Editorial, and Publishing work,, I'm here to ensure your writing needs are concise, engaging, and grammatically accurate. I'm particularly thrilled at empowering new (and improving) writers. As a former writing center specialist, I've got plenty of experience asking you the right questions to develop your papers, research, and books.