Laura Siciliano-Rosen is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City, and the co-founder of food-travel website Eat Your World. After graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from a little liberal arts school called Ursinus College (PA) in 2000, with majors in English and Communications Studies, Laura worked in advertising before taking time off to travel in 2003. A half-year and several journals—one of which she sadly lost on an overnight train in Vietnam—later, she began to piece together a freelance living by proofreading, copyediting, taking photos, and writing. (OK, and waitressing, but only for a few months.)

Writing allows her creative expression, and travel writing specifically has acted as a natural intersection of her skills and interests. Among other publications, she’s written for The New York Times, The New York Post, New York, Draft, Time Out New York, US Airways Magazine, and Elite Traveler; on the book front, she has contributed to Rough Guides and three New York City Zagat dining/nightlife guides. Food is her other favorite writing topic, and the inspiration for her current project, which launched in December of 2011: Eat Your World, a guide to regional dishes and drinks around the globe, for which Laura is co-founder, lead content writer and researcher, editor, social-media maven, marketer, and more.

A peer writing tutor as an undergrad, Laura has refined her natural “fixing” skills to offer varying levels of editing scrutiny and improvement: proofreading, copyediting, and content editing. Regular copyediting clients have included Men’s Journal, Maxim, O at Home, McKinsey & Co., Flocabulary, and Meredith Hispanic Ventures. Copyediting in particular provides her stability as a freelancer, plus a bit of the office culture she gave up years ago. And for her editors, it means the text she authors is always sparkling clean.

Laura has also parlayed her advertising background and writerly ways into copywriting, for clients including Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Johnson & Johnson.

Photography is another passion of Laura’s, and while she sometimes publishes her photos alongside her words, her husband, Scott B. Rosen, is a professional photographer always up for the job. Once upon a time, they did a photo show together.

Laura resides in Jackson Heights, Queens, the kind of melting-pot neighborhood in which a walk to the subway can make one feel well-traveled. She’s an avid reader and eater, a certified scuba diver, a wannabe salsa dancer, and a three-time skydiver.

Please contact Laura for her current copywriting and editing rates. Follow her on Twitter here.

email: laura@siciliano-rosen.com

Photos this page by Scott B. Rosen
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