Lauryn Smith du Toit


San Francisco Bay Area OR Remote



Academic, medical, non-fiction


I’m an editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area with over 8 years of editing experience (predominantly developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading for news and academic outlets). I have extensive familiarity editing high-stakes medical content and am comfortable with all the life sciences and environmental subjects.

I am practiced in AP, APA, MLA, AMA, APA, and CMoS and have also followed multiple in-house style guides. My educational background is in journalism, English, biology, and library and information sciences.

In my free time, I manage the library at a local history museum, provide volunteer editing services for the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and perform curatorial tasks for the Invertebrate Zoology and Geology Department at the California Academy of Sciences.

Thank you for trusting me with your work. Together, we will troubleshoot and perfect your content, ensuring that the end product fits both your vision and your readers’ expectations.



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