Hi! I'm Lauren (she/they), and I'm a pan queer game designer and editor with 6 years of professional experience in technical writing and editing. I've edited 20 ttrpg texts over the past 2 years, across original game systems and existing systems, such as those Powered by the Apocalypse, Forged in the Dark, and Penned to Good Society. On these projects, I brought an eye to overall document structure, rules clarity, and narrative flow, right down to nit-picky grammar.

I love writing and communication—skills I truly honed training with Write, a world leading Plain Language firm. Plain Language is commonly defined as: "writing that is clear, concise, well-organised, and follows other best practices appropriate to the subject or field and intended audience." I bring that insight to each project. For over 2 years, I have coached one-on-one Plain Language sessions and run workshops on crafting documents with the principles of Plain Language.

I hold a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Science in Psychology from Victoria University Wellington (New Zealand). My Master's thesis analysed the re-traumatisation of rape complainants in the courtroom, and the use of rape myths to undermine complainant testimony.  

Editing credits:
The Veil: Cascade by Fraser Simons
Good Society: A Jane Austen RPG by the Storybrewers
Good Society: The LARP by the Storybrewers
Good Society: Pride, Prejudice & Practical Magics by the Storybrewers
Good Society: Sense, Sensibility & Swordsmanship by the Storybrewers
Uncanny Echo by Fraser Simons
Hack the Planet by Fraser Simons
A Town Called Malice by Monkeyfun Studios
The Great American Novel by Christopher Grey
Quietus by Oli Jeffery
Into the Dark by Stras Acimovic and John Sheldon
Goddamn F*cking Dragons, A Novel About Terrible Heroes by Christopher Grey
Visigoths v Mall Goths by Lucian Kahn
Elephant & Macaw Banner RPG by Christopher Kastensmidt
Retropunk by Fraser Simons
Good Society: Emma, Forget Me Not by the Storybrewers
Good Society: The Fae Courts by the Storybrewers
Good Society: Downstairs at the Abbey by the Storybrewers
Palanquin by Jason Pitre
Candlelight by Gabriel Robinson
Codex a magazine produced by the Gauntlet community

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